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Game #5297

Aston Villa

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Lost

16th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 45,036

Manchester City

Etihad Stadium

Villa lose for the first time in four in all competitions under Tim Sherwood as they are undone by a last minute winner at the Etihad to leave Villa 15th in the table but just two points above the relegation places.

State of Abu Dhabi

3-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Carlos Sanchez and Tom Cleverley scored their first goals for Villa but suffer a first defeat in four under Tim Sherwood, Saturday, 25 April 2015.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 25 April 2015

๐Ÿฅ… | 3โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Sergio Agรผero
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester City 1-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 62โ€™ Booking, Ashley Westwood
๐ŸŸจ | 65โ€™ Booking, Carlos Sรกnchez
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Leandro Bacuna, Sub on, Matt Lowton
๐Ÿฅ… | 66โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester City), Aleksandar Kolarov
๐Ÿ” | 68โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Westwood, Sub on, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
โšฝ | 68โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Tom Cleverley
โšฝ | 85โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Carlos Sรกnchez
๐Ÿฅ… | 89โ€™ Goal, 2-3, (Manchester City), Fernandinho
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester City 3-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

After the euphoria of the FA Cup Semi Final comes the reality of life in the League with Villa.

Tim Sherwood's Villa lose for the fifth time in nine Premier League games but had played Manchester United (3rd), Manchester City (4th) and Tottenham (7th) and had scored fourteen goals under Sherwood compared to just twelve in the previous twenty five under Lambert.

Villa fall back to 16th and are just two places above third from bottom Sunderland who have a game in hand.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2015-16

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Abu Dhabi: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2014-15 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Game | #34 |
Manager Game | #11 |
Saturday, 25 April 2015

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tim Sherwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Borehamwood, 2015
Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 2-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 25 Jan 15, Villa 2-1 Bournemouth (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Simon Long, Edward Smart

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ

Mike Dean

TEAM NEWS

Brad Guzan, Jores Okore and Carlos Sรกnchez replace Shay Given, Nathan Baker (injury) and Charles Nโ€™Zogbia.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.12 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 30.64 |

Youngest Player |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.64 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Manuel Pellegrini | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jores Okore | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Ron Vlaar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Carlos Sรกnchez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |
M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christian Benteke | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

Manchester City

GK Joe Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Aleksandar Kolarov | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
CB Eliaquim Mangala | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Martรญn Demichelis,
RB Pablo Zabaleta | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Fernando Reges | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Jesรบs Navas | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Fernandinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Yaya Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Sergio Agรผero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” RB Matt Lowton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Leandro Bacuna | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Ashley Westwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 68โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M James Milner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐Ÿ” | M Fernandinho | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | for M Yaya Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Wilfried Bony | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | for CF Sergio Agรผero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Philippe Senderos |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
RB Aly Cissokho | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Willy Caballero | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Dedryck Boyata | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Bacary Sagna | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Edin Dลพeko | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ47.70m
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: 1/11

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 : 7/18
Homegrown: 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ279.91m

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 : 1/11

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 : 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 4 |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 55%
Possession A | 45%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 13

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œBrad [Guzan] will get over it [his mistake on 3โ€™], but itโ€™s hard enough coming here without offering gimmes.

โ€œIt was a poor start, but we performed well afterwards; if we play like that in our remaining games weโ€™ll be OK. We were a bit unlucky right at the end when Christian Benteke was wrongly flagged for offside โ€“ that should have been a penalty and a sending off โ€“ but wherever we play, we go into games expecting to win now.โ€

Tim Sherwood, Saturday, 25 April 2015.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 25 April 2015

*Manchester City scored a dramatic late winner to defeat FA Cup finalists Aston Villa and move second in the Premier League.*

Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan sliced a clearance to Sergio Aguero, who tapped into an open goal to put City ahead.
Aleksandar Kolarovโ€™s curling 25-yard free-kick put the hosts 2-0 in front.

But a low strike from Tom Cleverley and Carlos Sanchezโ€™s 15-yard volley made it 2-2, before Cityโ€™s Fernandinho tapped in from close range in the 89th minute.

It was harsh on a Villa side who had looked to have earned a much-needed point in their fight to avoid relegation.

Villa boss Tim Sherwood will also be unhappy with a late decision when, with the score at 2-2, Christian Benteke was through on goal with only Joe Hart to beat, but the Belgium striker was denied by what appeared to be a harsh offside decision.

City scored the winning goal a minute later to move above Arsenal and rivals Manchester United, although the Gunners will regain second spot if they beat leaders Chelsea on Sunday.

Sherwoodโ€™s side are now 15th, only two points above the relegation zone, but have played a game more than the three teams directly below them - Hull, Leicester and Sunderland.

Jose Mourinhoโ€™s Chelsea team, with a nine-point lead and having played two games fewer than City, are on course to win the title, but this was still a vital victory for Manuel Pellegriniโ€™s team.

If they finish in the top three they will automatically qualify for next seasonโ€™s Champions League, avoiding the two-legged play-off that awaits the side that finishes fourth.

The 2013-14 Premier League champions only needed three minutes to take the lead, which came after Guzanโ€™s horrible error.

There appeared to be little danger from Ron Vlaarโ€™s backpass but the American skewed his clearance and left Aguero with a simple task to score his 27th goal of the season.

The game looked over as a contest when Kolarov scored from a low free-kick in the 66th minute, but Villa netted two minutes later with Cleverleyโ€™s first goal since joining on loan from Manchester United.

Sanchez also scored his first goal in a Villa shirt with a well-controlled volley after Hart had palmed the ball into his path.

But there was to be another twist as Fernandinho collected a pass on his chest and finished to give City the vital win.