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Game #5297

Aston Villa

Lost

16th (-1)

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Premier League

Manchester City

Etihad Stadium

Attendance: 45,036

State of Abu Dhabi

3-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

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

🥅 | 3’ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Sergio Agüero
🕒 | HT Manchester City 1-0 Aston Villa
🟨 | 62’ Booking, Ashley Westwood
🟨 | 65’ Booking, Carlos Sánchez
🔁 | 65’ Sub off, Leandro Bacuna, Sub on, Matt Lowton
🥅 | 66’ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester City), Aleksandar Kolarov
🔁 | 68’ Sub off, Ashley Westwood, Sub on, Charles N’Zogbia
⚽ | 68’ Goal, 1-2, Tom Cleverley
⚽ | 85’ Goal, 2-2, Carlos Sánchez
🥅 | 89’ Goal, 2-3, (Manchester City), Fernandinho
🕒 | 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: 🏆
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 2015-16

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tim Sherwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Borehamwood, 2015
Referee: Mike Dean | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wirral, 1997-2022
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Score: 🟥 2-3
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Tim Sherwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 11 | 🟩 | 5 🟨 | 1 🟥 5 | 1.45

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wirral, 1997-2022 🆘
Matches Officiated: 41
🟩 : 15
🟨 : 12
🟥 : 14
🆘 : 4
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 25 Jan 15, Villa 2-1 Bournemouth (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Simon Long, Edward Smart

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Manchester City

🟨

TEAM NEWS

Brad Guzan, Jores Okore and Carlos Sánchez replace Shay Given, Nathan Baker (injury) and Charles N’Zogbia.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.12 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 | 30.64 |

Youngest Player |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.64 |

MANAGER

Tim Sherwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 |
LB Kieran Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jores Okore | 🇩🇰 |
CB Ron Vlaar | 🇳🇱 |
M Fabian Delph | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tom Cleverley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Jack Grealish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Carlos Sánchez | 🇨🇴 | 🟨 | ⚽ |
M Ashley Westwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Leandro Bacuna | 🇨🇼 | 🔁 |
CF Christian Benteke | 🇧🇪 |

MANAGER

Manuel Pellegrini | 🇨🇱 |

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Manchester City

GK Joe Hart | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Aleksandar Kolarov | 🇷🇸 | ⚽ |
CB Eliaquim Mangala | 🇫🇷 |
CB Martín Demichelis,
RB Pablo Zabaleta | 🇦🇷 |
M Fernando Reges | 🇧🇷 |
RB Jesús Navas | 🇪🇸 |
M Fernandinho | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M David Silva | 🇪🇸 | 🟨 |
M Yaya Touré | 🇨🇮 | 🔁 |
CF Sergio Agüero | 🇦🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 RB Matt Lowton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Leandro Bacuna | 🇨🇼 | 65’ |
🔁 W Charles N’Zogbia | 🇫🇷 | for M Ashley Westwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 68’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M James Milner (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Frank Lampard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
🔁 | M Fernandinho | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ | for M Yaya Touré | 🇨🇮 |
🔁 | CF Wilfried Bony | 🇨🇮 | for CF Sergio Agüero | 🇦🇷 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Shay Given | 🇮🇪 |
CB Philippe Senderos |🇨🇭|
RB Aly Cissokho | 🇫🇷 |
M Joe Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Andreas Weimann | 🇦🇹 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Willy Caballero | 🇦🇷 |
CB Dedryck Boyata | 🇧🇪 |
RB Bacary Sagna | 🇫🇷 |
CF Edin Džeko | 🇧🇦 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: £47.70m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11
Homegrown: 1/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/18
Homegrown: 2/18

SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: £279.91m

1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 1/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 2/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 4 |
RB Alan Hutton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ciaran Clark | 🇮🇪 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Nathan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Out on Loan | 11 |
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
RB Janoi Donacien | 🇱🇨 | Tranmere
F Graham Burke | 🇮🇪 | Notts County
LB Lewis Kinsella | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Luton

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 | 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

MATCH QUOTES

“Brad [Guzan] will get over it [his mistake on 3’], but it’s hard enough coming here without offering gimmes. “It was a poor start, but we performed well afterwards; if we play like that in our remaining games we’ll be OK. We were a bit unlucky right at the end when Christian Benteke was wrongly flagged for offside – that should have been a penalty and a sending off – but wherever we play, we go into games expecting to win now.” Tim Sherwood, Saturday, 25 April 2015.

MATCH REPORT

*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 Kolarov’s curling 25-yard free-kick put the hosts 2-0 in front. But a low strike from Tom Cleverley and Carlos Sanchez’s 15-yard volley made it 2-2, before City’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. Sherwood’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 Mourinho’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 Pellegrini’s team. If they finish in the top three they will automatically qualify for next season’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 Guzan’s horrible error. There appeared to be little danger from Ron Vlaar’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 Cleverley’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.

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