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Game #5291

Aston Villa

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Won

16th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Sunderland

Attendance: 45,746

Stadium of Light

Sunderland

0-4

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Leandro Bacuna | 16โ€™ | 44โ€™ | Ciaran Clark | 18โ€™ | Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | 37โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa record consecutive League victories for the first time this season as Tim Sherwood's reign delivers three successive wins in all competitions.

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates his brace as Villa rout Sunderland to make it consecutive League wins under Tim Sherwood, Saturday, 14 March 2015.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 14 March 2015

๐ŸŸจ | 8โ€™ Booking, Leandro Bacuna
โšฝ | 16โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Christian Benteke, Assist by Leandro Bacuna
โšฝ | 18โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Ciaran Clark
โšฝ | 37โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
โšฝ | 44โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Christian Benteke, Assist by Leandro Bacuna
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Ciaran Clark, Sub on, Carlos Sรกnchez
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia, Sub on, Andreas Weimann
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Christian Benteke, Sub on, Rushian Hepburn-Murphy ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Sunderland 0-4 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Tim Sherwood's Villa win successive Premier League matches for the first time as they score as many goals in 45โ€™ as they had managed in their previous 14 away league games under Paul Lambert.

A revitalised Villa saw a brace each from Christian Benteke and Gabby Agbonlahor as they scored four goals in an away game in the Premier League for the first time since under Martin Oโ€™Neill in October 2008 at Wigan Athletic.

Meanwhile forward Rushian Hepburn-Murphy made his Villa debut aged 16 after coming through the youth ranks.

Hepburn-Murphy became Villaโ€™s youngest player in the Premier League, aged 16 years and 176 days and their second-youngest in all competitions to Jimmy Brown who was aged 15 years and 349 days were he made his debut on 17 September 1969 in a League Division Two game at Bolton Wanderers.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Sunderland

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

Previous 5 vs. Sunderland: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #34 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #5 |
Saturday, 14 March 2015

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tim Sherwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Borehamwood, 2015
Referee: Neil Swarbrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston, 2005-2018
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Tim Sherwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 5 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 3 ๐ŸŸจ | 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 2 | 1.80

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neil Swarbrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston, 2005-2018
Matches Officiated: 12
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 5
๐ŸŸฅ : 5
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 7 Feb 15, Villa 1-2 Chelsea (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Scott Ledger, Michael Salisbury

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Sunderland

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Brad Guzan and Christian Benteke replace Shay Given and Ashley Westwood.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.04 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.53 |

Youngest Player |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 22.60 |

MANAGER

Tim Sherwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Gustavo Poyet | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ |

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Sunderland

GK Costel Pantilimon | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด |
LB Patrick van Aanholt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Wes Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB John Oโ€™Shea | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Anthony Rรฉveillรจre | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Liam Bridcutt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Sebastian Larsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jack Rodwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ricardo รlvarez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Steven Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jermaine Defoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | for W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 79โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | for CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Ricardo รlvarez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Connor Wickham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Steven Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CF Danny Graham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Lewis Kinsella | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Vito Mannone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Sebastiรกn Coates | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ |
CB Santiago Vergini | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Billy Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jordi Gรณmez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ41.36m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 5/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/18
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ51.80m

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 8/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 7 |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Philippe Senderos | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Suspension | 2 |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 9 |
CF Nicklas Helenius | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | Aalborg BK
M Yacouba Sylla | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | Kayseri Erciyesspor
W Aleksandar Tonev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | Celtic
LB Joe Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Brighton
LB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Doncaster
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Derby
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Forest
LB Antonio Luna | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Spezia Calcio
RB Janoi Donacien | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ | Tranmere

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 Halfโ€จ

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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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 59%
Possession A | 41%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 10

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œIโ€™m delighted with it. โ€œIt was great. Itโ€™s a fantastic step towards safety. โ€œWeโ€™ve managed to drag Sunderland into it now and push them underneath us.โ€ Tim Sherwood, Saturday, 14 March 2015.

MATCH REPORT