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Game #5294

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Drew

16th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 33,708

Queens Park Rangers

Villa Park

Villa are held at home by 18th placed QPR to leave them just three points above the relegation zone having played a game more than their rivals.

Aston Villa

3-3

Queens Park Rangers

Assist(s) | Fabian Delph | 10โ€™ | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 33โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Christian Benteke celebrates his hat-trick but Villa can only draw with 18th placed QPR as they remain precipitously close to the relegation places under Tim Sherwood, Tuesday, 7 April 2015.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

๐Ÿฅ… | 7โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Queens Park Rangers), Matt Phillips
โšฝ | 10โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Christian Benteke, Assist by Fabian Delph
โšฝ | 33โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Christian Benteke, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Queens Park Rangers
๐Ÿฅ… | 55โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Queens Park Rangers), Clint Hill
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Jack Grealish, Sub on, Joe Cole
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Leandro Bacuna, Sub on, Matt Lowton
๐Ÿฅ… | 78โ€™ Goal, 2-3, (Queens Park Rangers), Charlie Austin
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Tom Cleverley, Sub on, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
โšฝ | 83โ€™ Goal, 3-3, Christian Benteke
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-3 Queens Park Rangers

ON THIS DAY

Tim Sherwood's Villa fail to win for the fifth time in seven Premier League games but remain 16th in the table as a Christian Benteke hat-trick - his second for the club - earns Villa draw. It is however just three wins in sixteen home matches for Villa this season as the drop zone remains perilously near.

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

Queens Park Rangers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1966-67

FIXTURE HISTORY

Queens Park Rangers

Previous 5 vs. QPR: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #37 |
League Game | #32 |
Manager Game | #8 |
Tuesday, 7 April 2015

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tim Sherwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Borehamwood, 2015
Referee: Craig Pawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield & Hallam, 2008-
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 3-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 8 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 3 ๐ŸŸจ | 1 ๐ŸŸฅ 4 | 1.25

Career Form:

Mid Table

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Craig Pawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield & Hallam, 2008-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 7 Dec 14, Villa 2-1 Leicester (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Dave Bryan, Mike Mullarkey

Cards:

Villa

None

Queens Park Rangers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Craig Pawson

TEAM NEWS

Ron Vlaar (first start in 7), Tom Cleverley, Leandro Bacuna, Kieran Richardson and Jack Grealish replace Charles Nโ€™Zogbia, Marr Lowton, Jores Okore, Andreas Weimann and Alan Hutton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.65 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.59 |

Youngest Player |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.59 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Chris Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

Queens Park Rangers

GK Rob Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Steven Caulker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Clint Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Mauricio Isla | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Nedum Onuoha | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Matt Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Joey Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Niko Kranjฤar | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Sandro | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Charlie Austin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Bobby Zamora | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Mauricio Isla | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (LB Armand Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Niko Kranjฤar | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | (M Karl Henry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Sandro | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | (M Michael Doughty | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Alex McCarthy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Aaron Mitchell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Junior Hoilett | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
F Reece Grego-Cox | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ41.22m
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: 3/11

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

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ37.59m

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 : 8/11

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 : 12/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 7 |
CF Libor Kozรกk | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Philippe Senderos | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Carles Gil | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Out on Loan | 11 |
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
F Graham Burke | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Notts County
LB Lewis Kinsella | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Luton

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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:

โ€‹

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 | 64%
Possession A | 36%
Shots F | 21
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 12

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe deserved to win the game, anyone who saw it knew we created all the chances, we should have been out of sight.

โ€œWe have an injury crisis at this club and we are just trying to patch people up and get them out there and I thought they did extremely well in the circumstances. To not win after a one-sided football match is disappointing.

โ€œOn the balance I thought we played well but QPR just seemed to take their chances. I am not sure they had more than five shots and they score three goals.โ€

Tim Sherwood, Tuesday, 7 April 2015.

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 7 April 2015

*Christian Bentekeโ€™s hat-trick rescued a vital point for Aston Villa in a pulsating game against Premier League relegation rivals QPR.*

QPR led when Matt Phillips headed in Bobby Zamoraโ€™s deft left-wing cross.

Villa levelled through Bentekeโ€™s deflected drive, then the Belgianโ€™s calm finish put them ahead.

Clint Hillโ€™s firm header and Charlie Austinโ€™s clinical finish restored QPRโ€™s lead, but Bentekeโ€™s free-kick kept Villa out of the bottom three.

Villa would have dropped into the relegation zone, with QPR climbing out at their expense, had they been beaten by the visitors at Villa Park.

But Bentekeโ€™s sublime set-piece, which he curled over the away defence into the bottom left corner of the QPR goal, ensured Villa moved up to 16th.

Tim Sherwoodโ€™s men are three points clear of the third-bottom visitors, who climbed above Burnley with the draw.

However, both sides will be bitterly disappointed not to have taken maximum points. Villa looked sharper and more inventive for larger periods, but their long-standing defensive frailties allowed Rangers to go within sight of a second successive away win.

Sherwood warned his players ahead of kick-off that they would have to dig deep in a fixture which he described as โ€œthe clubโ€™s biggest match for yearsโ€ - and these fighting qualities came to the fore as they snatched a draw.

Rival managers Sherwood and Chris Ramsey are close friends, having worked together at Tottenham and living close to each other, and the two shared warm embraces on the touchline before kick-off and following the final whistle.

Ramsey had only won one game since replacing Harry Redknapp in early February, but saw his side double their tally with a convincing 4-1 win at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

It meant Rangers returned to the West Midlands full of confidence - and they needed just nine minutes to take the lead.

Former England striker Zamora was allowed to run across the Villa penalty area, before clipping a perfectly-weighted cross to the far post where Phillips was waiting.

The Villa fans reacted by providing increased vocal support - and their team responded just 151 seconds later with the equaliser.

Belgium striker Benteke, who had scored five goals in his previous six matches for club and country, charged into the QPR box from
the left touchline and saw his angled shot deflect off Rangers defender Mauricio Isla past his own keeper Robert Green.

Sherwood reacted to the equaliser with a manic celebration - ripping off his jacket and hurling it to the ground - to illustrate what the occasion meant to the Villa manager.

Villa oozed confidence in a high-tempo first half, dominating possession and territory, as the home side used their pace and energy to pull apart QPRโ€™s ageing side.

The Birmingham club, who have not been relegated since 1986-87, deservedly edged ahead when Benteke kept his composure to finish a swift counter attack.

Veteran QPR defender Hill escaped his marker at a corner to restore parity with his first Premier League goal, then England hopeful Austin pounced on a loose ball to sweep in his 17th top-flight goal of the season.

But, after Hill hauled down Villa substitute Charles Nโ€™Zogbia on the edge of the QPR penalty area, Benteke converted to walk off with the match ball.