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  • Date:05 Apr 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:33,532
  • Holt (69)
  • Richardson (60) Rodallega (85)
Goal!

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94mins

Fernando Amorebieta manages to make a clearance.

93mins

The referee brings the game to a close.

93mins

Corner taken short by Hugo Rodallega.

92mins

The ball is swung over by Sascha Riether.

91mins

John Arne Riise takes the free kick.

91mins

Jordan Bowery on for Marc Albrighton.

90mins

Marc Albrighton goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

90mins

Marc Albrighton challenges Lewis Holtby unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90mins

Unfair challenge on Marc Albrighton by John Arne Riise results in a free kick.

90mins

Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Foul by Ashkan Dejagah on Leandro Bacuna, free kick awarded.

89mins

Clearance by Brede Hangeland.

88mins

Mahamadou Diarra makes a clearance.

88mins

Clearance made by Mahamadou Diarra.

85mins

Free kick crossed by Lewis Holtby.

85mins

Ashkan Dejagah fouled by Aleksandar Tonev, the ref awards a free kick.

85mins

Free kick taken by Leandro Bacuna.

84mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Steve Sidwell.

84mins

Corner taken by Lewis Holtby from the left by-line.

83mins

Lewis Holtby has an effort at goal. Blocked by Ashley Westwood.

83mins

Kieran Richardson takes a shot. Hugo Rodallega has an effort at goal. Bradley Guzan parries the ball but the danger is not over.

83mins

John Arne Riise joins the action as a substitute, replacing Johnny Heitinga.

82mins

Clearance made by Brede Hangeland.

81mins

Foul by Fernando Amorebieta on Grant Holt, free kick awarded.

80mins

Marc Albrighton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fernando Amorebieta.

80mins

Header at goal by Andreas Weimann goes over the bar.

79mins

Marc Albrighton delivers the ball.

79mins

Steve Sidwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Tonev.

79mins

Clearance by Johnny Heitinga.

77mins

Shot by Aleksandar Tonev.

75mins

Aleksandar Tonev sends in a cross.

73mins

Unfair challenge on Fernando Amorebieta by Grant Holt results in a free kick.

73mins

Ryan Bertrand restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

Foul by Hugo Rodallega on Leandro Bacuna, free kick awarded.

72mins

Aleksandar Tonev fouled by Steve Sidwell, the ref awards a free kick.

71mins

Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.

70mins

A cross is delivered by Marc Albrighton.

69mins

Lewis Holtby manages to make a clearance.

68mins

Unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood by Steve Sidwell results in a free kick.

68mins

Clearance by Nathan Baker.

68mins

Nathan Baker manages to make a clearance.

67mins

Ashley Westwood is booked.

66mins

(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Aleksandar Tonev coming on for Joe Bennett.

65mins

Clearance made by Ron Vlaar.

63mins

The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett.

61mins

Kieran Richardson slots the ball left footed into the goal. Aston Villa 0-1 Fulham.Assist on the goal came from Ashkan Dejagah.

60mins

Lewis Holtby has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

59mins

Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

59mins

Foul by Joe Bennett on Ashkan Dejagah, free kick awarded.

58mins

A cross is delivered by Andreas Weimann.

57mins

Matthew Lowton concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Richardson.

55mins

Free kick crossed by Lewis Holtby.

55mins

Foul by Nathan Baker on Ashkan Dejagah, free kick awarded.

53mins

Ashkan Dejagah delivers the ball.

50mins

Clearance by Brede Hangeland.

49mins

Leandro Bacuna takes a shot. David Stockdale parries the ball away.

48mins

Shot by Lewis Holtby. Ryan Bertrand gets a block in.

47mins

Clearance made by Nathan Baker.

47mins

Clearance made by Joe Bennett.

46mins

Centre by Hugo Rodallega.

46mins

The second half kicks off.

46mins

Matthew Lowton delivers the ball.

46mins

Hugo Rodallega on for Cauley Woodrow.

46mins

Pajtim Kasami goes off and Ashkan Dejagah comes on.

45mins

Steve Sidwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Bertrand.

43mins

The players leave the pitch at half time.

43mins

Shot by Lewis Holtby. Bradley Guzan safely holds on.

40mins

Clearance made by Nathan Baker.

39mins

The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett.

38mins

Mahamadou Diarra restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Unfair challenge on Mahamadou Diarra by Leandro Bacuna results in a free kick.

35mins

Clearance made by Marc Albrighton.

35mins

Johnny Heitinga manages to make a clearance.

34mins

Leandro Bacuna takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.

33mins

Clearance by Fernando Amorebieta.

32mins

Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Leandro Bacuna gets a block in.

31mins

Leandro Bacuna takes a shot. David Stockdale parries the ball but the danger is not over.

30mins

Corner taken by Lewis Holtby from the left by-line.

29mins

Steve Sidwell restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

Foul by Ashley Westwood on Lewis Holtby, free kick awarded.

27mins

Marc Albrighton crosses the ball.

25mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Heitinga on Grant Holt.

24mins

Nathan Baker takes the free kick.

24mins

Unfair challenge on Nathan Baker by Cauley Woodrow results in a free kick.

23mins

Foul by Leandro Bacuna on Steve Sidwell, free kick awarded.

23mins

The ball is crossed by Ashley Westwood.

22mins

Marc Albrighton produces a cross.

21mins

The referee blows for offside.

20mins

Unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Pajtim Kasami results in a free kick.

19mins

Clearance by Ron Vlaar.

18mins

Foul by Fernando Amorebieta on Grant Holt, free kick awarded.

16mins

Corner taken by Lewis Holtby.

16mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lewis Holtby.

12mins

Marc Albrighton crosses the ball.

10mins

Shot by Cauley Woodrow went wide of the left-hand post.

7mins

Clearance by Nathan Baker.

6mins

Marc Albrighton takes a shot. Kieran Richardson gets a block in.

5mins

Clearance by Nathan Baker.

4mins

Clearance made by Nathan Baker.

3mins

A cross is delivered by Pajtim Kasami.

1mins

Clearance made by Ron Vlaar.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Lambert still looking up Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists back-to-back defeats have not diminished his desire to achieve a top-half finish in the Barclays Premier League. Successive 4-1 losses to Stoke and Manchester United have left some at the club casting nervous eyes over their shoulders towards the relegation battle. And the news that striker Christian Benteke has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an Achilles tendon injury has hardly improved the mood ahead of Saturday's Villa Park clash with rock-bottom Fulham. But Lambert is adamant his side should look up instead of down and sees the six-point gap to the 10th-placed Potters far from unbridgeable. Speaking before the extent of Benteke's injury became apparent, Lambert told Villa's official website: "To be ambitious you've always got to look at what's above you to try to catch the teams ahead. "There's not much in that little group there with West Ham and Stoke. "I also know it's a tough, tough league and you have to be right on it to get a result. Saturday's game will be no different." Villa are in far from perfect shape as they prepare to face Felix Magath's Cottagers, who are still stranded at the bottom of the table with bleak prospects of survival. Besides the absent Benteke, Villa could also be without Gabby Agbonlahor, who is battling to recover from a sickness bug. But there is better news over Nathan Baker, who has recovered from the foot injury which sidelined him in last week's 4-1 defeat at Old Trafford, while Karim El Ahmadi is also set to return to contention after a thigh strain. Despite Lambert's insistence on positivity, Villa are not yet safe and the Scot's previous playing experience in Germany means he is fully aware of his opposite number Magath's managerial capabilities. Lambert added: "His teams are always hard-working sides. I thtink if anyone knows his sides, he wants people to put an honest day's work in. "I know the way his teams work. I played against Stuttgart when he was manager there. "He might not have Premier League experience but he's coached some really big clubs in a really big league so he'll know how to handle it. "To be fair to Fulham, I watched them the other day and they are still a really good side." Fulham's on-loan Darren Bent is prevented from playing against his parent club but Magath has revealed that working with the striker has fulfilled the wish of his son Leonard. Leonard, 16, advised his father when he was managing clubs in the German Bundesliga including Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg and Schalke to sign Bent, his favourite player. Magath insists that now he has inherited Bent following his appointment by the Cottagers, he may have a key role to play in the quest for Barclays Premier League survival. "Darren is a very good player - he's my son's favourite player!" he said. "He told me for six or seven years that I had to buy Darren Bent. "I've known him for years and he's a very good striker. If he has the training sessions he could be a player that can help us." Magath and Bent appeared to be at loggerheads following Sunday's 3-1 home defeat by Everton as mixed messages emerged over the forward's fitness. Having selected Bent on the bench and started unknown 17-year-old Moussa Dembele, Magath stated he was carrying a knock that prevented him from coming on, a claim that was denied by the player. A family bereavement forced Bent to miss the 1-1 draw with West Brom on February 22 and he has made only two appearances in the five matches since. Adding to the disquiet at Craven Cottage are reports that Shahid Khan is ready to sack Magath with Fulham five points adrift of safety with just six games remaining. Magath said: "There are no problems with Darren. We had a special situation and he had some days off for private reasons and that unsettled him. "He didn't join us for the game against West Brom so there were a few things that were not really good. "On Friday he stopped training and left the pitch to see the medical staff. He didn't train. "On Saturday he was better and he told me 'I'm fine' so I decided to name him on the bench because he's a player we need. "But the risk of letting him play was too high because he had been unable to train on Friday. It's normal you have discussion about such things. "Now somebody was writing I'm out. You always have such subjects where nobody knows where it comes from. It doesn't matter. "He came to me on Tuesday and we talked together. It's fine for me."

Formation:433Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Formation: 451Manager: Felix Magath

Fulham

  • Bradley Guzan
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Nathan Baker
  • Joe Bennett
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Grant Holt
  • Andreas Weimann
  • SUBS
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Jed Steer
  • Antonio Luna
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Jordan Bowery
  • Aleksandar Tonev
  • Callum Robinson

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLWWLL
  • Aston Villa
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • DLLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 2 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 08/12/2013
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 13/04/2013
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 20/10/2012
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 10/03/2012
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 13/08/2011
  • Aston Villa
  • 2 - 2
  • Fulham
  • 05/02/2011

Top Scorers

Aston Villa

  • C Benteke 8
  • L Bacuna 5
  • L Kozak 4
  • G Agbonlahor 3
  • F Delph 3
  • A Weimann 3
  • K El Ahmadi 2
  • A Westwood 2
  • A Luna 1

Fulham

  • S Sidwell 6
  • A Dejagah 4
  • D Bent 3
  • P Kasami 3
  • S Parker 2
  • K Richardson 2
  • J Heitinga 1
  • L Holtby 1
  • A Kacaniklic 1

Goals

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 34
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 31
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 12 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 17 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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