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  • Date:28 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:22,447
  • Weimann (18) Weimann (18)
    Benteke (39) Delph (52)
Goal!

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93mins

Andreas Weimann takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

93mins

The referee gets the game underway.

93mins

The ref blows to end the first period.

93mins

The referee gets the second half started.

93mins

Andreas Weimann takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

93mins

The referee signals the end of the game.

88mins

Lee Frecklington takes the free kick.

87mins

Joe Skarz crosses the ball.

86mins

Scott Shearer takes the free kick.

86mins

Foul by Nicklas Helenius on Michael Tidser, free kick awarded.

85mins

Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.

85mins

The ball is swung over by Richard Brindley.

84mins

Richard Brindley comes on in place of Ben Pringle.

84mins

Matt Tubbs is brought on as a substitute for Kieran Agard.

81mins

Lee Frecklington takes a shot. Jed Steer makes a block.

79mins

Aleksandar Tonev has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

77mins

Lee Frecklington takes the free kick.

77mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yacouba Sylla on Lee Frecklington.

75mins

Free kick taken by Michael O'Connor.

75mins

Alex Revell fouled by Jores Okore, the ref awards a free kick.

74mins

Corner taken by Ben Pringle from the right by-line.

74mins

Scott Shearer takes the free kick.

73mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Bradley by Aleksandar Tonev.

72mins

Jed Steer takes the free kick.

72mins

Lee Frecklington challenges Jores Okore unfairly and gives away a free kick.

70mins

Andreas Weimann takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

69mins

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood.

67mins

Aleksandar Tonev comes on in place of Gabriel Agbonlahor.

67mins

Nicklas Helenius on for Christian Benteke.

64mins

Karim El Ahmadi restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Karim El Ahmadi fouled by Lee Frecklington, the ref awards a free kick.

60mins

Yacouba Sylla comes on in place of Fabian Delph.

60mins

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

59mins

Andreas Weimann delivers the ball.

58mins

Robert Milsom goes off and Michael Tidser comes on.

57mins

Headed chance falls to Joe Bennett. Parried by Scott Shearer back into danger.

56mins

Scott Shearer restarts play with the free kick.

56mins

Ashley Westwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Kari Arnason.

56mins

Corner taken by Ben Pringle from the left by-line.

54mins

A cross is delivered by Andreas Weimann.

53mins

Free kick scored by Fabian Delph. Aston Villa 3-0 Rotherham.Christian Benteke provided the assist for the goal.

52mins

Robert Milsom restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Mark Bradley concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Agbonlahor.

52mins

Leandro Bacuna takes the free kick.

51mins

Unfair challenge on Christian Benteke by Joe Skarz results in a free kick.

49mins

Ron Vlaar takes the free kick.

49mins

The offside flag is raised against Kieran Agard.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jores Okore on Alex Revell.

45mins

Ben Pringle takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

44mins

Shot by Gabriel Agbonlahor went wide right of the net.

40mins

Christian Benteke scores a headed goal. Aston Villa 2-0 Rotherham.Assist on the goal came from Gabriel Agbonlahor.

40mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor produces a cross.

35mins

Free kick taken by Michael O'Connor.

35mins

The referee shows Fabian Delph a yellow card.

34mins

Fabian Delph concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Frecklington.

32mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Pringle.

31mins

The ball is sent over by Andreas Weimann.

29mins

The ball is swung over by Ben Pringle.

28mins

Lee Frecklington heads at goal. Jed Steer safely holds on.

27mins

A cross is delivered by Joe Skarz.

23mins

The ball is sent over by Fabian Delph.

22mins

Shot by Gabriel Agbonlahor. Blocked by Lee Frecklington.

19mins

Andreas Weimann grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Aston Villa 1-0 Rotherham.

17mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Pringle.

17mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Frecklington.

15mins

Free kick taken by Jed Steer.

15mins

Kari Arnason concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Delph.

14mins

The ball is swung over by Ben Pringle.

13mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Pringle.

12mins

Jores Okore makes a clearance.

9mins

Joe Bennett delivers the ball.

8mins

Joe Bennett takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Kari Arnason gets a block in.

8mins

Joe Bennett takes the free kick.

7mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Milsom on Leandro Bacuna.

5mins

Corner taken by Ben Pringle.

2mins

Corner taken by Leandro Bacuna.

The referee gets the game underway.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The referee gets the second half started.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Lambert geared for cup exorcise Paul Lambert insists Aston Villa are a different football club now from the one which made an embarrassing Capital One Cup semi-final exit to Bradford seven months ago. Villa were firm favourites to book a place in last season's Wembley final, but it was the lower league Bantams who progressed 4-3 on aggregate, while the struggling midlands club were left to stave off the threat of relegation from the Barclays Premier League. But Lambert, boosted by six new faces this summer and the retention of star striker Christian Benteke, has watched a new-look Villa emerge over the early part of this term. Albeit still youthful, Lambert's side have shown positive signs of maturity and development in their first three games of the new league season, and the Scot is adamant they are a different animal as they prepare to face Sky Bet League One outfit Rotherham in this year's Capital One Cup second-round tie. Lambert said: "The disappointment after the Bradford game was huge for us. "Everyone thought when we drew Bradford it was a foregone conclusion that we were just going to go through. We played ever so well in the rounds leading up to that - we went to Manchester City, Norwich and Swindon and won. "Then we had two legs in the semi-final and got beat, on top of the league games we were losing, there was a lot of pressure, but credit to the team as they turned it around and the last three or four months of the season they were excellent. "I don't know if it's about exorcising ghosts, there's a different feeling in the football club this time, totally different. "The players are different, a different mindset, new lads have come in, some lads have left. We needed to freshen it up, but there's a totally different mindset altogether now." Five-time winners Villa have a great tradition in the competition, with their maiden success coming in the first-ever League Cup final of 1961 in which they defeated Wednesday's opponents Rotherham. They have reached at least the quarter-finals in three of the last four years, while they have not exited in the second round since 1991. But Lambert will not underestimate the Millers - unbeaten so far this term - and knows all too well what it is like to be in their position having caused giant-killings of his own during his previous time in charge of Wycombe. "I won't treat the tie lightly, that's for sure, if you're in something you're in it to try and win it," he said. "We'll respect Rotherham and Steve (Evans, boss) but we're at home and we've started the season well, we want to try and get through. "I know it's going to be hard. A smaller team coming to a big club with the atmosphere and the pitch, it raises everybody. You give Rotherham respect but the onus is on us to get through." Lambert has vowed to send out a strong side for the tie but defenders Nathan Baker (ankle) and Antonio Luna (knock) are both doubts while Charles N'Zogbia (Achilles) remains a long-term absentee. Meanwhile, the Villa boss has admitted he does not anticipate huge business at the club between now and the summer transfer window closing next Monday but has not ruled new signings out completely. Rotherham manager Steve Evans believes his side can deliver a Capital One Cup shock. The Millers, unbeaten in Sky Bet League One, visit Villa Park for a repeat of the first-ever League Cup final, having already dumped out higher-placed opposition in this season's competition. Local rivals Sheffield Wednesday were on the receiving end in the first round and Evans, who has a superb track record of cup upsets stretching back to his time at Crawley, is on the hunt again. "We will need every player to be at their best and we know we need Aston Villa to have an off night," he said. "We will be in their faces all over the pitch and hopefully they won't be ready for that. "Some people ordered a straight jacket for me when I said Crawley could beat Manchester United at Old Trafford and we nearly did. "I think we have got an even better chance this time. We have better players, a better system, better everything. I believe it can happen. But we have to have a top, top night. "If you have got belief and do your homework and then get the best out of your players and you never know what can happen. "One of three things will happen. They will win and no one will blink, it will be a dull game that they edge through or there will be a sensational cup upset. I believe that it can be the third one."

Formation:433Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Evans

Rotherham

  • Jed Steer
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Jores Okore
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Joe Bennett
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Fabian Delph
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Christian Benteke
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • SUBS
  • Bradley Guzan
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Nicklas Helenius
  • Chris Herd
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Aleksandar Tonev
  • Matthew Lowton

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