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  • Date:22 Jan 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:40,193
( agg 3 - 4 )
  • Benteke (23) Weimann (88)
  • Hanson (54)
Goal!

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92:40 +2.40

Short corner taken by Will Atkinson from the left by-line.

92:00 +2.00

Foul by Fabian Delph on Garry Thompson, free kick awarded. Fabian Delph is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Will Atkinson.

90:14 +0.14

Corner taken left-footed by Charles N'Zogbia, Ciaran Clark has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

88:30

Andreas Weimann gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aston Villa 2 (3)-(4) 1 Bradford.Assist on the goal came from Darren Bent.

86:13

Nahki Wells goes off and Blair Turgott comes on.

83:46

Corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones, Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.

82:18

Unfair challenge on Nathan Doyle by Charles N'Zogbia results in a free kick. The referee books Charles N'Zogbia for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.

79:09

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Matthew Lowton by James Hanson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.

78:44

The referee blows for offside against Darren Bent. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

77:09

Gabriel Agbonlahor is caught offside. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

72:51

Garry Thompson takes a shot.

71:51

James Hanson challenges Ron Vlaar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ron Vlaar restarts play with the free kick.

70:09

Zavon Hines leaves the field to be replaced by Garry Thompson.

69:51

Andreas Weimann is brought on as a substitute for Joe Bennett.

69:25

Fabian Delph has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

67:04

Effort from inside the six-yard box by Stephen Ireland goes wide right of the goal.

62:40

Headed effort from close range by James Hanson goes wide left of the target.

61:28

Darren Bent comes on in place of Barry Bannan.

60:27

Zavon Hines takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

58:58

Corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Christian Benteke misses to the left of the goal.

57:25

Effort from outside the area by Joe Bennett goes wide right of the goal.

53:55

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary Jones, James Hanson grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Aston Villa 1 (2)-(4) 1 Bradford.Assist on the goal came from Gary Jones.

53:20

Corner taken by Gary Jones, Christian Benteke manages to make a clearance.

52:45

Christian Benteke challenges Stephen Darby unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

52:06

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Blocked by Curtis Good.

51:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabian Delph by Zavon Hines. Shay Given takes the free kick.

49:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Hanson on Joe Bennett. Direct free kick taken by Joe Bennett.

47:36

Unfair challenge on Christian Benteke by Carl McHugh results in a free kick. Ron Vlaar shoots direct from the free kick.

45:34 +0.34

Fabian Delph has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

44:28

Nahki Wells has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

44:04

Christian Benteke produces a shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

37:23

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan, Headed effort from inside the area by Christian Benteke misses to the left of the target.

37:05

Shot from 20 yards from Stephen Ireland. Save made by Matt Duke.

35:29

Nathan Doyle challenges Charles N'Zogbia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charles N'Zogbia restarts play with the free kick.

33:27

Nathan Doyle fouled by Charles N'Zogbia, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Doyle.

32:23

Inswinging corner taken by Barry Bannan from the right by-line.

32:04

Outswinging corner taken by Barry Bannan from the left by-line.

31:45

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

30:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Atkinson on Barry Bannan. Direct free kick taken by Ron Vlaar.

28:29

Corner taken by Barry Bannan.

26:49

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Ireland. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Duke.

25:27

Nahki Wells has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

23:01

Christian Benteke fires in a goal from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Aston Villa 1 (2)-(3) 0 Bradford.Assist on the goal came from Joe Bennett.

21:00

Ciaran Clark concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hanson. Ciaran Clark is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Rory McArdle.

19:48

Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

15:42

Effort on goal by Fabian Delph from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

15:04

Christian Benteke takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

9:19

Foul by Joe Bennett on Zavon Hines, free kick awarded. Gary Jones crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by James Hanson misses to the right of the goal.

6:44

Stephen Darby concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Agbonlahor. Joe Bennett takes the free kick.

5:26

The ball is sent over by Charles N'Zogbia, Close range headed effort by Matthew Lowton clears the crossbar.

3:40

Christian Benteke fouled by Nathan Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Bannan takes the direct free kick.

2:40

Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Christian Benteke misses to the right of the target.

0:15

Fabian Delph concedes a free kick for a foul on Zavon Hines. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Jones.

Match Preview

Lambert: Cup win could be a turning point Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert admits overcoming Bradford in Tuesday's Capital One Cup semi-final second leg could help turn their whole season around. Villa have to recover from losing the first leg 3-1 to the npower League Two side at the Coral Windows Stadium a fortnight ago. But Lambert believes reaching Wembley can also have a positive impact on Villa's other main battle, which is Barclays Premier League survival. Lambert said: "I don't sense any apprehension at all. I just feel we are ready for it and we know what we have to go and do. "I am pretty sure everyone will make us favourites to turn it around. I think everyone will do that. "In a cup game anything can happen but, with a big pitch and a crowd behind us, hopefully we will be able to score more than we did up in Bradford. "We had a lot of chances up at Bradford. If we can create that amount of chances, then we'll be close. "If we get through, the confidence will be great. The feeling around the club will be massive. "It will be a great thing. It can definitely play a huge part in the season turning (around)." "Bradford's form is probably not as good as they would like it to be. It can happen. "You have a big night against someone midweek and you go and lose your next league game because it's hard to sustain that level. "But it's about us and what we do. It's our home game and we know what we have to go and do." Villa striker Andreas Weimann is available after illness. Weimann scored Villa's only goal in the first leg. Defender Nathan Baker (hamstring) has been ruled out and midfielder Ashley Westwood is cup-tied, while Lambert will make late fitness checks on goalkeeper Shay Given (hamstring) and midfielder Fabian Delph (ankle). Bradford manager Phil Parkinson could hand a debut to new signing Michael Nelson. Centre-half Nelson, 32, signed an 18-month contract at Valley Parade last week after Bradford agreed an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of #30,000, with Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock. Parkinson has no new injury or suspension problems following last week's Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat at Crewe, while several players will have had chance to rest various bumps and bruises following the postponement of Saturday's league game at Port Vale. Goalkeeper Matt Duke, defender Rory McArdle and skipper Gary Jones are expected to return to the starting line-up, while winger Kyel Reid and on-loan Newcastle defender Curtis Good are hoping to keep their places in the side. Another defender, Stephen Darby (foot), striker James Hanson (toe) and winger Will Atkinson (stomach) were all due to face late fitness tests ahead of Saturday's game and could also return to contention.

Formation:4312Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Formation: 442Manager: Phil Parkinson

Bradford

  • Shay Given
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Joe Bennett
  • Stephen Ireland
  • Fabian Delph
  • Barry Bannan
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Christian Benteke
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • SUBS
  • Bradley Guzan
  • Darren Bent
  • Brett Holman
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Enda Stevens
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Samir Carruthers

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