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  • Date:23 Mar 2014
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:30,292
  • Benteke (4)
  • Odemwingie (21)
    Crouch (25) Nzonzi (41)
    Cameron (89)
Goal!

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94mins

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

94mins

Ryan Bertrand takes a shot. Asmir Begovic safely holds on.

93mins

The ball is sent over by Marc Albrighton.

93mins

Clearance by Marc Wilson.

88mins

Leandro Bacuna shoots direct from the free kick and clears the bar.

87mins

Foul by Ryan Shawcross on Grant Holt, free kick awarded.

87mins

Clearance by Marc Wilson.

87mins

Marc Albrighton produces a cross.

87mins

Ron Vlaar takes the free kick.

86mins

The ball is sent over by Yacouba Sylla.

85mins

Marc Albrighton sends in a cross.

84mins

Free kick taken by Ryan Shawcross.

83mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi by Nathan Baker.

82mins

Shot from the free kick by Marko Arnautovic went wide of the right-hand post.

82mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabian Delph on Steven Nzonzi.

81mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leandro Bacuna on Peter Odemwingie.

80mins

Free kick crossed by Marc Albrighton.

80mins

Foul by Marko Arnautovic on Yacouba Sylla, free kick awarded.

79mins

Clearance made by Peter Odemwingie.

79mins

Ryan Bertrand sends in a cross.

78mins

Marc Muniesa is brought on as a substitute for Erik Pieters.

77mins

Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.

77mins

Free kick taken by Leandro Bacuna.

76mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Albrighton by Erik Pieters.

76mins

Leandro Bacuna makes a clearance.

74mins

The offside flag is raised against Peter Crouch.

73mins

Grant Holt on for Ashley Westwood.

72mins

Marc Albrighton is given a yellow card.

72mins

Wilson Palacios fouled by Marc Albrighton, the ref awards a free kick.

71mins

Bradley Guzan takes the free kick.

70mins

Foul by Steven Nzonzi on Ron Vlaar, free kick awarded.

70mins

Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

69mins

Short corner worked by Marc Albrighton.

69mins

Marc Albrighton is ruled offside.

69mins

Ryan Bertrand delivers the ball.

66mins

Steven Nzonzi takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

66mins

Wilson Palacios restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

Peter Crouch fouled by Nathan Baker, the ref awards a free kick.

65mins

Geoff Cameron makes a clearance.

64mins

Peter Odemwingie takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

62mins

Unfair challenge on Wilson Palacios by Yacouba Sylla results in a free kick.

61mins

Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

60mins

Ron Vlaar manages to make a clearance.

60mins

Foul by Leandro Bacuna on Erik Pieters, free kick awarded.

58mins

Unfair challenge on Wilson Palacios by Marc Albrighton results in a free kick.

56mins

Ashley Westwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Erik Pieters.

56mins

Corner taken by Glenn Whelan from the left by-line.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand by Steven Nzonzi.

52mins

Geoff Cameron makes a clearance.

51mins

Christian Benteke takes a shot. Marc Wilson gets a block in.

51mins

The ball is crossed by Leandro Bacuna.

50mins

The ball is sent over by Geoff Cameron.

47mins

Leandro Bacuna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marko Arnautovic.

46mins

The second half has started.

46mins

The referee blows for half time.

46mins

Clearance made by Erik Pieters.

46mins

Christian Benteke takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wilson Palacios gets a block in.

46mins

Clearance by Geoff Cameron.

44mins

Free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

44mins

Foul by Ryan Bertrand on Peter Odemwingie, free kick awarded.

42mins

Steven Nzonzi scores with a right foot finish. Aston Villa 1-3 Stoke.

42mins

Clearance by Marc Wilson.

41mins

Headed chance falls to Christian Benteke.

41mins

Marc Albrighton produces a cross.

40mins

Marko Arnautovic takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

39mins

Ashley Westwood crosses the ball in from the free kick.

39mins

Foul by Peter Odemwingie on Christian Benteke, free kick awarded.

38mins

Clearance made by Ryan Bertrand.

37mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Glenn Whelan.

36mins

Clearance by Geoff Cameron.

35mins

Yacouba Sylla challenges Erik Pieters unfairly and gives away a free kick.

33mins

Marc Albrighton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Karim El Ahmadi.

33mins

Andreas Weimann leaves the field to be replaced by Yacouba Sylla.

32mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

31mins

Shot by Ashley Westwood. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.

31mins

Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Bertrand by Peter Odemwingie.

29mins

Leandro Bacuna takes the free kick.

29mins

The offside flag is raised against Marko Arnautovic.

26mins

Peter Crouch scores with their right foot. Aston Villa 1-2 Stoke.Assist on the goal came from Erik Pieters.

24mins

Header at goal by Nathan Baker goes right of the post.

24mins

Free kick crossed by Ashley Westwood.

24mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilson Palacios on Christian Benteke.

22mins

Ron Vlaar makes a clearance.

20mins

Peter Odemwingie has an effort at goal. Blocked by Ron Vlaar.

19mins

Shot by Christian Benteke. Wilson Palacios gets a block in.

19mins

The ball is swung over by Ryan Bertrand.

18mins

Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.

16mins

Shot by Andreas Weimann went wide of the left-hand post.

15mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Shawcross on Gabriel Agbonlahor.

12mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marko Arnautovic.

10mins

Nathan Baker challenges Asmir Begovic unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10mins

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

10mins

The ball is sent over by Fabian Delph.

8mins

Peter Crouch fouled by Karim El Ahmadi, the ref awards a free kick.

7mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Geoff Cameron.

5mins

Christian Benteke grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Aston Villa 1-0 Stoke.Fabian Delph provided the assist for the goal.

4mins

Ryan Shawcross manages to make a clearance.

1mins

Glenn Whelan challenges Christian Benteke unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Lambert backs Delph for England Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert believes Fabian Delph should be considered for what would be a shock call-up to England's World Cup squad. Almost five years after Delph's B#6.5million move from Leeds, Villa fans are finally seeing what all the fuss was about back in 2009 when the 24-year-old was signed by Martin O'Neill. Injuries over the years have not helped Delph's cause, although a lack of consistency has primarily been his downfall - until this season. The midfielder has been in superb form, scoring four goals, including the winner in Saturday's sensational 1-0 victory over Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea. Whilst it is highly unlikely Delph will get a late nod from Roy Hodgson, Lambert believes he would be an asset if a punt was taken. "If England did call him in or give him a chance he wouldn't let anybody down, but that's up to the England manager to assess," said Lambert. "I always think there's one surprise in there somewhere (with regard to the World Cup squad). Whether it's Fabian or someone else, I don't know. "At the minute he's playing really well for us, which is my main concern." After the win over Chelsea, Villa's next challenge is against Stoke on Sunday, with the club aiming to win three successive home league matches for the first time in seven years. Given Villa's earlier wretched home form throughout Lambert's time in charge and Stoke's horrific away record of one win in 15 games on the road this season, for once Villa will start a game as favourites in front of their own fans. Lambert knows with that comes a certain expectation as he said: "It's a totally different game now from Chelsea. "Everybody will think we'll beat Stoke, but this league is so tough, with every game hard no matter whether it's home or away. "If we're not at it, it's going to be a hard game, and if we fall below our level then we could be in trouble so we have to maintain our standards if we are to win this game." Left-back Ryan Bertrand is available again after being ineligible for the game against Chelsea, whilst midfielder Karim El Ahmadi is fit after collecting a shin injury in that clash following a shocking tackle from Ramires that led to him being given a straight red card. Stoke boss Mark Hughes is disappointed Stephen Ireland cannot face his old club on Sunday but was not surprised Aston Villa were keen to ensure that would be the case when they let the midfielder join the Potters in January. Ireland switched to the Staffordshire outfit from Villa on a season-long loan deal in September which was then made permanent in the winter transfer window. He struggled to make an impact during his spell with Villa but has put in some eye-catching displays for Stoke, not least last Saturday when he had a hand in each of his side's goals as they beat West Ham 3-1. And regarding the contractual clause that will prevent the 27-year-old from trying to build upon that performance when the Potters visit Villa Park for Sunday's Barclays Premier League contest, Hughes said: "It is one of those things. "Aston Villa stipulated that they weren't going to allow the loan deal to be changed unless it was in the contract that Stephen couldn't play against them. "We had to respect that, or we wouldn't have got the deal done. "It is a shame for us because Stephen was excellent last weekend against West Ham. "But I think it shows Aston Villa understand what a good player we have got. So you can understand it from their point of view - they don't particularly want to help us." Winger Oussama Assaidi, on loan with Stoke from Liverpool, has been working his way back to fitness after a knee injury and will be checked ahead of Sunday's match along with defender Erik Pieters, who limped off in the West Ham game having taken a knock to the leg. Robert Huth (knee) is out for the rest of the season and both Charlie Adam and Jon Walters remain suspended.

Formation:433Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Formation: 4231Manager: Mark Hughes

Stoke

  • Bradley Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Nathan Baker
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Fabian Delph
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Christian Benteke
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • SUBS
  • Joe Bennett
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Jed Steer
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Grant Holt
  • Callum Robinson

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLDLWW
  • Aston Villa
  • VS
  • Stoke
  • DDLWDW

Last Meetings

  • Stoke
  • 2 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 21/12/2013
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 3
  • Aston Villa
  • 06/04/2013
  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 08/12/2012
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 09/04/2012
  • Stoke
  • 0 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 26/12/2011
  • Aston Villa
  • 1 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 23/04/2011

Top Scorers

Aston Villa

  • C Benteke 7
  • L Bacuna 5
  • L Kozak 4
  • G Agbonlahor 3
  • F Delph 3
  • A Weimann 3
  • K El Ahmadi 2
  • A Westwood 1
  • A Luna 1

Stoke

  • P Crouch 6
  • C Adam 5
  • PO Odemwingie 3
  • O Assaidi 3
  • J Walters 2
  • S Ireland 2
  • M Arnautovic 2
  • J Pennant 1
  • R Shawcross 1
  • A Begovic 1
  • S Nzonzi 1
  • G Cameron 1

Goals

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 32
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Stoke

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 32
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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