Game #5297

2013-14

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Position:

16th (-1)

Premier League

Swansea City

Liberty Stadium

Attendance: 20,701

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Villa plumb yet new depths under Paul Lambert as he masterminds another loss against a relegation threatened side and leaves Villa hanging by a thread above the trap door for a second successive season. That Lambert should not be in post is unquestionable, that he is underlines the shameful, abject and incompetent regime that has been running the club into the ground since the summer of 2010.

Swansea City

4-1

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Gabby Agbonlahor | 22’ |

Assist(s) | Marc Albrighton | 22’ |

AT A GLANCE

Game #5297

Season | 2013-14 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Game | #35 |
Manager Game | #84 |
Saturday, 26 April 2014

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Paul Lambert |
KO | 3.00pm |
Referee | Mark Clattenburg, Tyne and Wear |
HT Score | 1-2 |
FT Score | 1-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LLLDL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Beck

MATCH INCIDENTS

Mark Clattenburg

Villa

💥- | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 |

Swansea City

🟨 |

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Team Cost:
| £22.28m |

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.62 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | 29.65 |

Youngest Player |
M Leandro Bacuna | 22.70 |

TEAM NEWS

Paul Lambert names an unchanged line up.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 9 |
W Charles N’Zogbia |
CB Jores Okore |
M Chris Herd |
CF Libor Kozák |
F Nicklas Helenius |
M Karim El Ahmadi |
CF Christian Benteke |
M Gary Gardner |
LB Joe Bennett |

Bomb Squad | 1 |
GK Shay Given |

Loan | 5 |
F Darren Bent | Fulham |
16 Aug 13 to 31 May 14 |
M Jack Grealish | Notts County |
13 Sep 13 to 4 May 14 |
D Enda Stevens | Doncaster Rovers |
28 Nov 13 to 31 May 14 |
F Nathan Delfouneso | Coventry City |
30 Jan 14 to 31 May 14 |
RB Alan Hutton | Bolton Wanderers |
28 Feb 14 to 4 May 14 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 50%
Possession A | 50%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 10

MANAGER

Paul Lambert

STAFF

First Team Coach: Scott Marshall
First Team Coach: Gordon Cowans
First Team Coach: Shay Given

STARTING LINE UP

GK Brad Guzan |
LB Ryan Bertrand |
CB Nathan Baker |
CB Ron Vlaar |
M Leandro Bacuna |
M Karim El Ahmadi |
M Ashley Westwood |
M Fabian Delph |
W Marc Albrighton |
F Gabby Agbonlahor |
F Andreas Weimann |

SUBSTITUTES

RB Matt Lowton for M Leandro Bacuna | 46’ |
F Callum Robinson for F Andreas Weimann | 67’ |
CF Grant Holt for M Karim El Ahmadi | 75’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer
M Yacouba Sylla
CB Ciaran Clark
W Aleksandar Tonev

THE OPPOSITION

GK Michel Vorm, CB Jordi Amat, CB Ashley Williams, RB Àngel Rangel (LB Neil Taylor (ex)), LB Ben Davies, M Leon Britton, M Jonjo Shelvey (g), M Pablo Hernández (g), M Jonathan de Guzmán (M Jay Fulton), CF Wilfried Bony (g) (g), W Wayne Routledge (ex) (CF Marvin Emnes).

Manager: Michael Laudrup.
Team Cost: £35.10m

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Paul Lambert’s Villa lose their eighteenth Premier League match in thirty five games to leave the club 16th in the table just three points off relegation with three to play. Meanwhile, centre forward Grant Holt made his final appearance for Villa of his loan spell from Championship side Wigan Athletic. Holt made 10 appearances, 7 as substitute and scored once.

Gabby Agbonlahor hit the equaliser but a side staring relegation in the face prove too strong for Paul Lambert as he presides over an eighteenth defeat in thirty five games, Saturday, 26 April 2014.

Source: avfc.co.uk/news/2014/04/26/match-report-swansea-4-1-villa-agbonlahor-goal-no-consolation/

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Source: avfc.co.uk/news/2014/04/26/match-report-swansea-4-1-villa-agbonlahor-goal-no-consolation/

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MATCH TIMELINE

10’ Goal, 0-1, (Swansea City)
22’ Goal, 1-1, Gabby Agbonlahor, Assist by Marc Albrighton
26’ Goal, 1-2, (Swansea City)
HT Swansea City 2-1 Aston Villa
46’ Sub off, Leandro Bacuna, Sub on, Matt Lowton
67’ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Callum Robinson
73’ Goal, 1-3, (Swansea City)
75’ Sub off, Karim El Ahmadi, Sub on, Grant Holt FINAL
89’ Booking, Marc Albrighton
90’+2 Booking, Nathan Baker
90’+3 Booking, Ashley Westwood
90’+4 Goal, 1-4, (Swansea City, pen)
FT Swansea City 4-1 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

“I’m not going to stand here and criticise a guy [Brad Guzan] who has been fantastic for me for two years. He’ll be disappointed with himself, but he’ll get no criticism for me.

“It’s still in our own hands. In a nutshell, the Hull game next week is a cup final.”

Paul Lambert, Saturday, 26 April 2014.

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*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 26 April 2014

"Jonjo Shelvey scored a wonder goal as Swansea all but guaranteed their Premier League status and left Aston Villa in danger of relegation."

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*Jonjo Shelvey scored a wonder goal as Swansea all but guaranteed their Premier League status and left Aston Villa in danger of relegation.*

Wilfried Bony put Swansea ahead, slotting the ball past Brad Guzan.
Gabriel Agbonlahor converted Marc Albrighton’s cross to equalise before Shelvey volleyed home from the centre circle.

Pablo Hernandez curled in a third before Bony scored his second with an injury-time penalty.

The result leaves Villa just four points above the relegation zone with three games to go.

Swansea’s first back-to-back wins in the Premier League since December 2012 means they are 12th in the table, eight points clear of the bottom three.

Whilst Garry Monk’s men can potentially be caught by teams in the relegation zone, their goal difference - the best in the bottom half - is effectively worth an extra point.

Their impressive victory at a wet and windy Liberty Stadium means Paul Lambert’s visitors are far from safe.
The nature of their loss and poor run of form will be a cause for concern for the club.

They have now lost five of their last six matches. Two of their three remaining fixtures are away at Manchester City and Tottenham.

Villa were behind early on when Shelvey’s superb long pass put Bony clear and the Ivory Coast striker slotted the ball past the advancing Guzan.

The visitors pressed in a bid to get back into the game, crossing the ball into the box at every opportunity.

Karim El Ahmadi put Albrighton into space out wide and the winger’s cross was smashed into the net from inside the six yard area by Agbonlahor.

It was the England international’s first goal since the New Year’s Day win at Sunderland.

Villa’s revival was short lived and less than four minutes later Ron Vlaar’s poor clearance fell straight to Shelvey on the edge of the centre circle, just inside the Villa half.

The Swansea midfielder controlled the ball before volleying a dipping shot over Guzan into the top corner of the goal.

The strike seemed to take the momentum away from Villa as Swansea finished the half strongly.
Villa pressed after the break but created little of note to threaten Michel Vorm’s goal.

Shelvey’s low shot from just outside the area was tipped around the post by Guzan as Swansea pushed forward.

The killer blow was finally delivered by Hernandez. Shelvey’s cross found the Spaniard in space inside the area and the former Valencia winger curled the ball high into the corner of the net.
Late on Villa defender Nathan Baker was judged to have fouled Marvin Emnes inside the area whilst challenging for a ball in the air.

Bony fired home from the spot to send Swansea fans home happy while Villa were booed off the pitch by their travelling supporters.

*Jonjo Shelvey scored a wonder goal as Swansea all but guaranteed their Premier League status and left Aston Villa in danger of relegation.*

Wilfried Bony put Swansea ahead, slotting the ball past Brad Guzan.
Gabriel Agbonlahor converted Marc Albrighton’s cross to equalise before Shelvey volleyed home from the centre circle.

Pablo Hernandez curled in a third before Bony scored his second with an injury-time penalty.

The result leaves Villa just four points above the relegation zone with three games to go.

Swansea’s first back-to-back wins in the Premier League since December 2012 means they are 12th in the table, eight points clear of the bottom three.

Whilst Garry Monk’s men can potentially be caught by teams in the relegation zone, their goal difference - the best in the bottom half - is effectively worth an extra point.

Their impressive victory at a wet and windy Liberty Stadium means Paul Lambert’s visitors are far from safe.
The nature of their loss and poor run of form will be a cause for concern for the club.

They have now lost five of their last six matches. Two of their three remaining fixtures are away at Manchester City and Tottenham.

Villa were behind early on when Shelvey’s superb long pass put Bony clear and the Ivory Coast striker slotted the ball past the advancing Guzan.

The visitors pressed in a bid to get back into the game, crossing the ball into the box at every opportunity.

Karim El Ahmadi put Albrighton into space out wide and the winger’s cross was smashed into the net from inside the six yard area by Agbonlahor.

It was the England international’s first goal since the New Year’s Day win at Sunderland.

Villa’s revival was short lived and less than four minutes later Ron Vlaar’s poor clearance fell straight to Shelvey on the edge of the centre circle, just inside the Villa half.

The Swansea midfielder controlled the ball before volleying a dipping shot over Guzan into the top corner of the goal.

The strike seemed to take the momentum away from Villa as Swansea finished the half strongly.
Villa pressed after the break but created little of note to threaten Michel Vorm’s goal.

Shelvey’s low shot from just outside the area was tipped around the post by Guzan as Swansea pushed forward.

The killer blow was finally delivered by Hernandez. Shelvey’s cross found the Spaniard in space inside the area and the former Valencia winger curled the ball high into the corner of the net.
Late on Villa defender Nathan Baker was judged to have fouled Marvin Emnes inside the area whilst challenging for a ball in the air.

Bony fired home from the spot to send Swansea fans home happy while Villa were booed off the pitch by their travelling supporters.