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Game #5289

Aston Villa

Won

17th (+2)

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion

Villa Park

Attendance: 31,272

Aston Villa

2-1

West Brom

Assist(s) | Christian Benteke | 22’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa turn the tables: after suffering from a last gasp penalty concession in his first game in charge, Tim Sherwood's men win a 90'+4 spot kick to win their first game under his reign and secure their first victory in thirteen Premier League matches.

KEY MAN

Christian Benteke scores from the spot for Villa's 94' winner to secure a first win under Tim Sherwood and first in thirteen Premier League matches, Tuesday, 3 March 2015.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

⚽ | 22’ Goal, 1-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Christian Benteke
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 West Bromwich Albion
🔁 | 59’ Sub off, Charles N’Zogbia, Sub on Jack Grealish
🥅 | 66’ Goal, 1-1, (West Bromwich Albion), Saido Berahino
🔁 | 77’ Sub off, Tom Cleverley, Sub on, Leandro Bacuna
🟨 | 81’ Booking, Ciaran Clark
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Andreas Weimann
🟨 | 88’ Booking, Alan Hutton
⚽ | 90’+4 Goal, 2-1, Christian Benteke (pen)
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

ON THIS DAY

Tim Sherwood's Villa secure the club's first League win in thirteen as performances - individually and collectively - have already materially improved under Sherwood, however it takes a late, late penalty for Villa to steal the win. As a result Villa climbed out of the relegation places to 17th in the table with ten to play.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

West Bromwich Albion

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1967-68

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Bromwich Albion

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Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #32 |
League Game | #28 |
Manager Game | #3 |
Tuesday, 3 March 2015

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tim Sherwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Borehamwood, 2015
Referee: Jonathan Moss | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Riding, 2005-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Tim Sherwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 3 | 🟩 | 1 🟨 | 0 🟥 2 | 1.00

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jonathan Moss | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Riding, 2005-2022
Matches Officiated: 13
🟩 : 6
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 5
🆘 : 4
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 8 Nov 14, Villa 0-0 West Ham (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: John Brooks, Simon Long

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

West Bromwich Albion

🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Charles N'Zogbia replaces Scott Sinclair.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.53 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 | 30.50 |

Youngest Player |
CB Jores Okore | 🇩🇰 | 22.57 |

MANAGER

Tim Sherwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 |
CB Jores Okore | 🇩🇰 |
CB Ciaran Clark | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Matt Lowton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tom Cleverley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Ashley Westwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Fabian Delph | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Charles N’Zogbia | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Christian Benteke | 🇧🇪 | 🔥 | ⚽ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Tony Pulis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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West Bromwich Albion

GK Ben Foster | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Joleon Lescott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Gareth McAuley | 🇬🇧 |
CB Craig Dawson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Claudio Yacob | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 |
M James Morrison | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Craig Gardner (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Chris Brunt | 🇬🇧 |
M Darren Fletcher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Brown Ideye | 🇳🇬 |
CF Saido Berahino | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🟨 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Charles N’Zogbia | 🇫🇷 | 59’ |
🔁 M Leandro Bacuna | 🇨🇼 | for M Tom Cleverley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 77’ |
🔁 F Andreas Weimann | 🇦🇹 | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 82’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M James Morrison | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | (M Chris Baird | 🇬🇧 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Shay Given | 🇮🇪 |
M Carlos Sánchez | 🇨🇴 |
W Carles Gil | 🇪🇸 |
W Scott Sinclair | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Boaz Myhill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB Jonas Olsson | 🇸🇪 |
RB Andre Wisdom | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Sébastien Pocognoli | 🇧🇪 |
M Stéphane Sessègnon | 🇧🇯 |
M Youssuf Mulumbu | 🇨🇩 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: £42.26m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/18
Homegrown: 4/18

SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: £17.05m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 7 |
CF Libor Kozák | 🇨🇿 |
CB Philippe Senderos | 🇨🇭 |
CB Nathan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Chris Herd | 🇦🇺 |
LB Kieran Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Aly Cissokho | 🇫🇷 |
CB Ron Vlaar | 🇳🇱 |

Out on Loan | 8 |
CF Nicklas Helenius | 🇩🇰 | Aalborg BK
M Yacouba Sylla | 🇲🇱 | Kayseri Erciyesspor
W Aleksandar Tonev | 🇧🇬 | Celtic
LB Joe Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Brighton
LB Enda Stevens | 🇮🇪 | Doncaster
F Darren Bent | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Derby
M Gary Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Forest
LB Antonio Luna | 🇪🇸 | Spezia Calcio

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 58%
Possession A | 42%
Shots F | 16
Shots A | 3
Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 0
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 13

MATCH QUOTES

"Sherwood celebrated wildly with his backroom staff as the first of the six wins he says Villa need to stay up was secured."

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 3 March 2015

*Christian Benteke scored from the penalty spot deep into injury time to give Tim Sherwood his first win as Aston Villa manager and lift them out of the Premier League relegation zone.* Saido Berahino’s 18th goal of the season looked to have extended Villa’s run without victory to 13 league games after he equalised Gabriel Agbonlahor’s first-half goal. But with only seconds remaining, West Brom keeper Ben Foster capped a performance riddled with uncertainty by fumbling a clearance then rushing out to bring down Matthew Lowton. Benteke kept his cool to slide in the spot-kick in front an ecstatic Holte End to give Villa three points for the first time since 7 December. Sherwood celebrated wildly with his backroom staff as the first of the six wins he says Villa need to stay up was secured - thanks in large part to Foster’s poor handling and a rush of blood with the game almost over. The former England midfielder will have been delighted by a vibrant first-half performance that was an example of the “front foot football” he is demanding, but Villa went off the boil after the break and needed that dramatic conclusion to get the win. Sherwood will hope it not only provides the momentum required in the run-in but also a psychological lift ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final between these two teams at Villa Park on Saturday. Albion’s in-form attacking partnership of Brown Ideye and Berahino were declared fit - but were virtual spectators and starved of supply as Villa dominated the first half. In contrast, Villa used the pace of Agbonlahor and the power of Benteke to great effect, the pair combining as they took a lead they fully deserved after 22 minutes. Benteke flicked on keeper Brad Guzan’s clearance for Agbonlahor to outpace Joleon Lescott and roll a finish under Foster. Agbonlahor thought he had put Villa ahead earlier when Foster fumbled a routine shot, but goal-line technology confirmed West Brom’s keeper had scrambled back just in time to grab the ball as it rolled towards goal. And Foster needed the help of Lescott to salvage another desperate situation when the defender raced back to clear off the line after Albion’s defence had again been exposed by the pace of Agbonlahor. Villa’s only frustration was that they had failed to increase their lead and they were denied by the woodwork in first-half stoppage time when Delph’s precise shot from 20 yards bounced off the outside of the post to safety. It was safe to assume manager Tony Pulis would have had harsh words with his players after a dreadful first-half performance and they were almost on terms early in the second half when Craig Dawson should have done better than miss the target from seven yards after meeting Chris Brunt’s perfect free-kick. Villa did not heed the warning signs and another super delivery from Brunt yielded the equaliser in the 66th minute, his dangerous corner being met at the far post by Lescott and Berahino reacting instinctively in a packed six-yard box to head past Guzan. The Baggies’ equaliser shook Villa and tensions almost boiled over when Berahino and Alan Hutton squared up following a nasty challenge from the latter, who escaped with just a booking. Amid the nerves and frustration at Villa Park it looked like Pulis’s side had earned a draw until those final few seconds and Benteke’s decisive penalty.

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