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  • Date:09 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:35,809
  • Bacuna (75) Kozak (83)
Goal!

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94mins

Foul by Ciaran Clark on Kevin Theophile-Catherine, free kick awarded.

93mins

The referee blows for the end of the match.

93mins

Leandro Bacuna takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Andrew Taylor gets a block in.

91mins

Jordan Bowery takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

89mins

Clearance made by Ben Turner.

89mins

Bradley Guzan takes the free kick.

88mins

Jordan Bowery joins the action as a substitute, replacing Libor Kozak.

87mins

Steven Caulker is caught offside.

87mins

Steven Caulker heads at goal. Blocked by Libor Kozak.

86mins

Jordon Mutch sends in a cross.

86mins

Nathan Baker makes a clearance.

86mins

Ashley Westwood takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caulker.

85mins

Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

85mins

The ball is sent over by Yacouba Sylla.

84mins

Libor Kozak scores. Aston Villa 2-0 Cardiff.Assist by Matthew Lowton.

84mins

Ben Turner manages to make a clearance.

83mins

Aleksandar Tonev crosses the ball.

82mins

Nicky Maynard joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Bellamy.

80mins

Ron Vlaar is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

80mins

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line.

79mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ashley Westwood.

79mins

Clearance by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

76mins

Free kick scored by Leandro Bacuna. Aston Villa 1-0 Cardiff.

75mins

Leandro Bacuna fouled by Gary Medel, the ref awards a free kick.

75mins

Clearance by Ron Vlaar.

74mins

(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Matthew Lowton coming on for Karim El Ahmadi.

73mins

Header by Christian Benteke misses to the right of the target.

73mins

The ball is swung over by Ciaran Clark.

73mins

Aleksandar Tonev takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

71mins

Clearance made by Steven Caulker.

71mins

Gary Medel has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

70mins

Ciaran Clark manages to make a clearance.

69mins

David Marshall takes the free kick.

68mins

Libor Kozak challenges Andrew Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

67mins

Header at goal by Christian Benteke misses left of the target.

66mins

Free kick crossed by Peter Whittingham.

66mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Ciaran Clark.

65mins

Jordon Mutch comes on in place of Aron Gunnarsson.

63mins

The ball is delivered by Andrew Taylor.

62mins

Centre by Aleksandar Tonev.

61mins

The ball is swung over by Libor Kozak.

61mins

Gary Medel challenges Libor Kozak unfairly and gives away a free kick.

60mins

Clearance by Steven Caulker.

58mins

Unfair challenge on Andrew Taylor by Libor Kozak results in a free kick.

57mins

Free kick crossed by Peter Whittingham.

57mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Theophile-Catherine by Aleksandar Tonev.

56mins

Kevin Theophile-Catherine crosses the ball.

55mins

Fraizer Campbell comes on in place of Peter Odemwingie.

52mins

Shot by Aleksandar Tonev. Kevin Theophile-Catherine gets a block in.

51mins

Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

50mins

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line.

50mins

Header at goal by Libor Kozak. David Marshall parries the effort to safety.

50mins

Centre by Leandro Bacuna.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie by Nathan Baker results in a free kick.

46mins

The second half has started.

46mins

The ref blows to end the first period.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Libor Kozak.

46mins

The official flags Peter Odemwingie offside.

46mins

Centre by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

44mins

Aleksandar Tonev takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

39mins

The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Tonev.

38mins

Karim El Ahmadi has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

35mins

Craig Bellamy delivers the ball.

34mins

Steven Caulker makes a clearance.

34mins

Libor Kozak is caught offside.

32mins

Free kick taken by Gary Medel.

32mins

Foul by Libor Kozak on Andrew Taylor, free kick awarded.

31mins

Clearance made by Nathan Baker.

29mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karim El Ahmadi on Craig Bellamy.

27mins

Ron Vlaar restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

Free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.

24mins

David Marshall takes the free kick.

23mins

Christian Benteke is caught offside.

20mins

Ciaran Clark manages to make a clearance.

18mins

Peter Odemwingie sends in a cross.

17mins

Gary Medel takes the free kick.

17mins

Christian Benteke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

16mins

Nathan Baker manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Steven Caulker concedes a free kick for a foul on Christian Benteke.

13mins

Ben Turner makes a clearance.

12mins

Aron Gunnarsson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Bradley Guzan fumbles the ball.

11mins

Header by Christian Benteke misses to the right of the target.

11mins

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood.

11mins

Christian Benteke takes a shot. David Marshall parries the effort to safety.

10mins

Aleksandar Tonev manages to make a clearance.

10mins

Corner taken short by Gary Medel.

9mins

Foul by Aleksandar Tonev on Aron Gunnarsson, free kick awarded.

8mins

Yacouba Sylla takes a shot. David Marshall catches the ball.

7mins

The ball is sent over by Craig Bellamy.

7mins

Shot by Peter Odemwingie went wide right of the net.

7mins

Shot by Aron Gunnarsson missed to the left of goal.

5mins

Karim El Ahmadi takes a shot. David Marshall parries the ball but the danger is not over.

4mins

The ball is sent over by Ciaran Clark.

2mins

Ciaran Clark takes the free kick.

2mins

Peter Odemwingie is ruled offside.

1mins

Kevin Theophile-Catherine manages to make a clearance.

1mins

Leandro Bacuna crosses the ball.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

Lambert still has Christian faith Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has no doubt Christian Benteke will soon be back in the goals. You have to go back to September 14 for Benteke's last strike, coming in a 2-1 home defeat to Newcastle, although the Belgium forward did spend a month on the sidelines with a hip injury sustained soon after. Since returning to the team in a 2-0 home loss to Spurs on October 20, the 22-year-old has had his opportunities - including a penalty in a 2-0 defeat to Everton - but failed to find the net. Benteke's form is symptomatic of a Villa side that have drawn a blank in five of their last six matches in all competitions, with the only game to buck that trend being a surprise 3-2 victory over Manchester City at Villa Park. Lambert, though, is far from concerned as he said: "People have to remember Christian is still a young guy, still learning, and he has only just come back from injury. "He's had chances against Everton and West Ham, so you can't label anything against him. "I'd be more worried if he wasn't getting chances, but the thing is he is getting them, so I've no worries about him whatsoever. "Everyone has to help, just as everyone has to help defensively. It's a team game, we're in it together. "It's true what they say - you win together, you lose together, and Christian is part of the whole thing, along with everybody else." Overall, Villa have scored just nine goals in 10 Barclays Premier League matches this season, remarkably the same as fourth-placed Tottenham. However, there are 10 places and nine points between the two sides as Spurs have been stunning defensively, apart from their one aberration in losing 3-0 at home to West Ham. Such statistics, however, underline the fine margins that exist, with Lambert adding: "It's highlighted more because of where they (Spurs) are. "But the one thing you can never say about us is we don't give it a go because we try and create as much as we can. "If we'd taken our chances against Everton we would have won it. We had a penalty and two one-v-one opportunities. "If Christian's header had been an inch under the bar against West Ham, or Andi (Weimann) had gone on for his one-v-one chance, we win the game. "So again, I'd be more worried if we weren't creating. But I know the lads will come good. We're not far away." For Saturday's visit of Cardiff, fresh from their south Wales derby win over Swansea, Lambert is again bereft of several players through injury. Andreas Weimann and Antonio Luna (both hamstring), Gabriel Agbonlahor (ankle) and Joe Bennett (back) are out, joining long-term casualties Charles N'Zogbia (Achilles), Gary Gardner (back) and Jores Okore (knee) on the sidelines. The only bright spot for Lambert is Fabian Delph could return after missing last weekend's goalless draw at West Ham through illness. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay must decide whether to tinker with his derby-winning line-up. Mackay may opt to rest Craig Bellamy after the striker's exertions in the victory over Swansea and could also be tempted to restore Aron Gunnarsson to his side. Mackay may have endured a torrid few weeks but the Scot insists he wants to remain in charge of Cardiff for the long-term. The Scot's position at Cardiff City Stadium has been under scrutiny since his head of recruitment Iain Moody was removed from his role and replaced on an acting basis by Alisher Apsalyamov, a man with no known experience of top-level football. Apsalyamov is not currently operating for the Bluebirds in an official capacity while his visa documentation is assessed by the Home Office. Reports that Tan has attempted to interfere in on-field matters and bought striker Etien Velikonja without Mackay's approval have just added to the spotlight on the club and their manager. But Mackay insists he is fully committed to the club. "We are all working to ensure Cardiff City is again playing top-level football next season," he told a press conference. "I want to be talking to the media in a year's time as Cardiff City manager in the Premier League. "We relish being in the Premier League in terms of players and fans. Our aim is to be the best we can be and finish as high as we can. "I am proud to be manager here. We have worked hard as a staff for two-and-a-half years to take our beliefs forward, mould our squad to the point we have reached now. "We will keep moving forward and make sure everything we do is for the best of Cardiff City. I will always do my best and that will never change."

Formation:41212Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Formation: 4141Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

  • Bradley Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Nathan Baker
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Aleksandar Tonev
  • Libor Kozak
  • Christian Benteke
  • SUBS
  • Nicklas Helenius
  • Jed Steer
  • Chris Herd
  • Jordan Bowery
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Daniel Johnson
  • Callum Robinson

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWDLLD
  • Aston Villa
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • LWLLDW

Last Meetings

  • Aston Villa
  • 2 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 01/05/1962
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 26/12/1961
  • Aston Villa
  • 2 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 12/09/1960
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 07/09/1960
  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 03/04/1957
  • Aston Villa
  • 4 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 13/03/1957

Top Scorers

Aston Villa

  • C Benteke 3
  • K El Ahmadi 1
  • A Weimann 1
  • L Kozak 1
  • L Bacuna 1
  • A Luna 1

Cardiff

  • F Campbell 2
  • J Mutch 2
  • S Caulker 2
  • P Whittingham 1
  • PO Odemwingie 1
  • AE Gunnarsson 1

Goals

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 21
    • Goals per game 9
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 21
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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