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  • Date:27 Oct 2012
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:33,184
  • Benteke (26) Benteke (26)
  • Turner (78)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:25 +4.25

Robert Snodgrass produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

91:47 +1.47

The ball is delivered by Steve Morison, Shot from deep inside the area by Ryan Bennett goes over the bar.

91:39 +1.39

Wesley Hoolahan fouled by Matthew Lowton, the ref awards a free kick. Wesley Hoolahan takes the direct free kick.

87:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabian Delph on Wesley Hoolahan. Strike comes in from Robert Snodgrass from the free kick.

86:53

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Eric Lichaj.

86:42

A cross is delivered by Andreas Weimann, Michael Turner manages to make a clearance.

85:33

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Anthony Pilkington.

84:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steve Morison. Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.

83:56

Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross, comfortable save by Bradley Guzan.

81:29

Steve Morison produces a cross.

79:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Snodgrass on Eric Lichaj. Fabian Delph takes the free kick.

77:59

Robert Snodgrass takes a short corner, A cross is delivered by Wesley Hoolahan, Michael Turner grabs a headed goal from close in. Aston Villa 1-1 Norwich.Wesley Hoolahan provided the assist for the goal.

77:49

Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Blocked by Ron Vlaar.

77:31

The ball is sent over by Anthony Pilkington, clearance by Ron Vlaar.

77:02

Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball, clearance by Ron Vlaar.

76:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabian Delph on Wesley Hoolahan. Direct free kick taken by Wesley Hoolahan.

76:19

Grant Holt takes a shot. Bradley Guzan makes a save.

75:28

(Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Andreas Weimann coming on for Brett Holman.

74:47

Centre by Javier Garrido.

74:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Karim El Ahmadi on Wesley Hoolahan. Wesley Hoolahan takes the direct free kick.

72:10

The ball is sent over by Anthony Pilkington, save by Bradley Guzan.

71:48

Corner taken by Anthony Pilkington.

71:25

The ball is swung over by Anthony Pilkington, blocked by Marc Albrighton.

70:45

Corner taken by Anthony Pilkington from the left by-line, Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Matthew Lowton gets a block in. Centre by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Ron Vlaar.

70:31

The ball is crossed by Javier Garrido, Chris Herd makes a clearance.

69:56

Grant Holt produces a cross, Matthew Lowton manages to make a clearance.

69:13

Steve Morison on for Bradley Johnson.

68:52

Christian Benteke goes off and Darren Bent comes on.

68:18

The ball is crossed by Bradley Johnson.

67:35

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.

65:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Snodgrass on Fabian Delph. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.

63:09

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Bradley Guzan makes a save. Robert Snodgrass replaces Elliott Bennett. Corner taken by Anthony Pilkington from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Christian Benteke. Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Ron Vlaar gets a block in. Bradley Johnson has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

62:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Herd on Grant Holt. Chris Herd receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Sebastien Bassong.

58:24

The ball is crossed by Javier Garrido, save by Bradley Guzan.

58:00

The official flags Christian Benteke offside. John Ruddy takes the indirect free kick.

57:01

Centre by Elliott Bennett. Grant Holt is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.

56:44

The ball is swung over by Ryan Bennett, clearance made by Ron Vlaar.

54:18

Chris Herd fouled by Grant Holt, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Guzan.

53:43

Eric Lichaj replaces Gabriel Agbonlahor.

53:04

Elliott Bennett crosses the ball, save by Bradley Guzan.

51:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett by Joe Bennett. The referee red cards Joe Bennett for second bookable offence. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Anthony Pilkington, save made by Bradley Guzan.

49:41

Matthew Lowton delivers the ball, Ryan Bennett makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alexander Tettey by Christian Benteke. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

48:36

Ron Vlaar challenges Grant Holt unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Anthony Pilkington from right wing, Christian Benteke makes a clearance.

47:03

Centre by Joe Bennett, clearance by Sebastien Bassong. Corner taken right-footed by Marc Albrighton from the left by-line, save by John Ruddy.

45:37

Centre by Marc Albrighton, Christian Benteke takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

45:01

Russell Martin leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan Bennett.

44:04

Fabian Delph fouled by Bradley Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Bennett sends in a cross, Christian Benteke takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

42:38

Unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Michael Turner results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fabian Delph.

39:50

Grant Holt has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

39:13

Corner taken short by Anthony Pilkington.

38:46

The ball is sent over by Anthony Pilkington, Brett Holman makes a clearance.

38:16

The ball is delivered by Javier Garrido, clearance by Ron Vlaar.

37:43

Corner taken by Marc Albrighton from the left by-line played to the near post, save by John Ruddy.

37:31

Christian Benteke takes a shot. Michael Turner gets a block in.

36:21

Alexander Tettey concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Delph. Fabian Delph crosses the ball in from the free kick.

35:23

Wesley Hoolahan is ruled offside. Ron Vlaar restarts play with the free kick.

33:18

The official flags Anthony Pilkington offside. Chris Herd takes the indirect free kick.

32:40

A cross is delivered by Javier Garrido, clearance made by Fabian Delph. A cross is delivered by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

29:12

Marc Albrighton challenges Bradley Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Anthony Pilkington.

28:18

Joe Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliott Bennett. The referee shows Joe Bennett a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Anthony Pilkington crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Bradley Guzan makes a save.

27:29

The offside flag is raised against Elliott Bennett. Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.

26:01

Goal scored by Christian Benteke from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich.The assist for the goal came from Brett Holman.

24:49

Effort from outside the box by Karim El Ahmadi goes wide right of the target.

24:12

The ball is delivered by Russell Martin.

22:16

The offside flag is raised against Sebastien Bassong. Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.

21:29

Corner taken by Anthony Pilkington played to the near post, clearance by Fabian Delph.

21:12

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Save made by Bradley Guzan.

20:39

The offside flag is raised against Christian Benteke. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

19:25

The ball is crossed by Matthew Lowton.

17:37

Anthony Pilkington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Benteke. Marc Albrighton delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Grant Holt manages to make a clearance.

13:51

Elliott Bennett takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide of the left-hand post.

12:26

Alexander Tettey takes a shot.

10:50

Fabian Delph concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Pilkington. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

9:44

The offside flag is raised against Wesley Hoolahan. Chris Herd takes the free kick.

7:30

Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Chris Herd results in a free kick. Bradley Johnson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Joe Bennett manages to make a clearance.

6:58

Brett Holman takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

5:16

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Marc Albrighton, Header by Christian Benteke from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

2:46

The ball is delivered by Elliott Bennett.

Match Preview

Lambert plays down spicy confrontation Paul Lambert insists focusing on the need for Aston Villa to defeat his former club Norwich will be his top priority after his acrimonious summer departure from Carrow Road. Lambert will do battle with Norwich for the first time at Villa Park since he quit at the end of last season to take charge of the midlands club. The Scot and Norwich are both suing each other for breach of contract and the matter will ultimately be decided by a Premier League managers' tribunal. Lambert was upset when Norwich chairman Alan Bowkett made the matter public at a fans' forum last month and also claimed he had left all his previous clubs in a similar manner. But his main objective is to revive Villa's season after one win in eight matches has left them occupying 17th position. Lambert, who claims he has not spoken to Bowkett for two years, said: "The Norwich game only has spice because I left. It's not something that I'm really worried about or anything like that. "It's just another game. I had a great three years there and if people want to deflect on to something else then I can't help that. "There's some things that have been said which have been disappointing. "But football moves on and it's a massive game for ourselves. We have to win, that is the bottom line." Villa have triumphed only once in their last 18 Premier League games - a 2-0 home win over Swansea during the current campaign. But Lambert said: "The pleasing thing for me is that we've been playing pretty decent stuff. "It's not as if we've been going into any game with any trepidation. "In the last two away games (at Tottenham and Fulham) we've certainly deserved more than what we've got." Villa are facing a potential centre-back injury crisis against the Canaries. Richard Dunne (groin) is definitely ruled out while Nathan Baker (ankle) and Ciaran Clark (knee) will be assessed later today. Matt Lowton is on stand-by to switch into the centre with Eric Lichaj in contention to earn a recall as his replacement at right-back. Chris Hughton also denies there will be any extra edge. Hughton said: "We are up against a good Aston Villa team who are playing at home and will have a great support behind them. "Whether we are fighting for three points at Aston Villa or anywhere else doesn't make any difference once that whistle goes. "In some ways it's different because of the previous manager but that is a very small detail. The bigger detail is that it is three points to play for and I'm sure from Paul's point of view it will be exactly the same. "We'll have a group of players who will be very grateful to Paul for the magnificent job he did here but once the whistle goes there is only one objective. That is how any of our players will see it. "I can absolutely guarantee that once the game has kicked off it will be about 11 v 11 and not managers." Hughton has no fresh injury concerns following the Arsenal match with reserve goalkeeper Mark Bunn targeting a possible comeback from injury in next week's Capital One Cup tie against Tottenham. Full-back Steven Whittaker, whose ankle injury has kept him out of senior action all season, could also feature against Spurs.

Formation:4411Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Formation: 4411Manager: Chris Hughton

Norwich

  • Bradley Guzan
  • Chris Herd
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Joe Bennett
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Brett Holman
  • Fabian Delph
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Christian Benteke
  • SUBS
  • Shay Given
  • Stephen Ireland
  • Darren Bent
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Barry Bannan
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Eric Lichaj

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DWLDLL
  • Aston Villa
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • DDLLLW

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 2 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 13/05/2012
  • Aston Villa
  • 3 - 2
  • Norwich
  • 05/11/2011
  • Aston Villa
  • 3 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 15/01/2005
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 18/09/2004
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 14/05/1995
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 15/10/1994

Top Scorers

Aston Villa

  • D Bent 2
  • K El Ahmadi 1
  • C Clark 1
  • M Lowton 1
  • C Benteke 1

Norwich

  • G Holt 3
  • S Morison 1
  • R Snodgrass 1
  • S Jackson 1

Goals

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 19
    • Goals per game 6
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 19
    • Goals per game 6
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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