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  • Date:30 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Villa Park
  • Attendance:33,036
Goal!

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95mins

Bradley Guzan takes the free kick.

94mins

Foul by Phil Bardsley on Ciaran Clark, free kick awarded.

93mins

The match has reached full-time.

93mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Bardsley by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

93mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

92mins

Leandro Bacuna restarts play with the free kick.

92mins

The official flags Steven Fletcher offside.

90mins

Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Agbonlahor.

88mins

Ondrej Celustka crosses the ball.

86mins

Libor Kozak replaces Christian Benteke.

85mins

Fabian Delph takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

84mins

Ondrej Celustka joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrea Dossena.

83mins

Aleksandar Tonev takes a shot. Vito Mannone blocks the ball.

82mins

A cross is delivered by Marc Albrighton.

78mins

Centre by Marc Albrighton.

78mins

Unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Sung-Yeung Ki results in a free kick.

76mins

Adam Johnson is brought on as a substitute for Fabio Borini.

75mins

Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.

75mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sung-Yeung Ki by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

74mins

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood.

72mins

Phil Bardsley manages to make a clearance.

71mins

Sebastian Larsson takes the free kick.

71mins

Aleksandar Tonev challenges Sung-Yeung Ki unfairly and gives away a free kick.

71mins

Karim El Ahmadi goes off and Aleksandar Tonev comes on.

71mins

Marc Albrighton comes on in place of Andreas Weimann.

70mins

The ball is delivered by Leandro Bacuna.

70mins

The ball is crossed by Fabian Delph.

68mins

The ball is delivered by Fabio Borini.

66mins

Headed chance falls to Fabio Borini.

66mins

The ball is swung over by Emanuele Giaccherini.

66mins

John O'Shea fouled by Christian Benteke, the ref awards a free kick.

65mins

Fabio Borini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Antonio Luna.

64mins

Unfair challenge on Andrea Dossena by Leandro Bacuna results in a free kick.

64mins

Andrea Dossena makes a clearance.

63mins

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood.

63mins

Fabio Borini challenges Fabian Delph unfairly and gives away a free kick.

62mins

Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Delph.

59mins

Craig Gardner has an effort direct from the free kick that flies over the crossbar.

58mins

Unfair challenge on Craig Gardner by Ciaran Clark results in a free kick.

58mins

Shot by Karim El Ahmadi went wide left of the goal.

57mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor sends in a cross.

55mins

Wes Brown manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Clearance by Fabio Borini.

54mins

Ashley Westwood takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Vito Mannone makes a block.

53mins

Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

52mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor concedes a free kick for a foul on Emanuele Giaccherini.

50mins

Foul by Steven Fletcher on Ciaran Clark, free kick awarded.

49mins

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

49mins

Shot by Gabriel Agbonlahor. Vito Mannone parries the ball away.

49mins

John O'Shea restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Unfair challenge on John O'Shea by Christian Benteke results in a free kick.

48mins

Bradley Guzan takes the free kick.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Andreas Weimann by Fabio Borini results in a free kick.

46mins

The game restarts for the second half.

46mins

The ball is crossed by Andrea Dossena.

46mins

The half-time whistle blows.

46mins

The ball is delivered by Phil Bardsley.

45mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leandro Bacuna by Craig Gardner.

43mins

Craig Gardner takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Fabian Delph.

43mins

Clearance made by Karim El Ahmadi.

42mins

Sebastian Larsson restarts play with the free kick.

42mins

Handball decision goes against Ciaran Clark.

40mins

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

40mins

Phil Bardsley manages to make a clearance.

40mins

The ball is swung over by Leandro Bacuna.

39mins

Clearance made by Leandro Bacuna.

38mins

Ciaran Clark challenges Steven Fletcher unfairly and gives away a free kick.

38mins

Shot by Ashley Westwood. Phil Bardsley gets a block in.

37mins

Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Delph.

35mins

The ball is crossed by Leandro Bacuna.

34mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Christian Benteke.

33mins

Sebastian Larsson shoots direct from the free kick and goes right of the target.

32mins

Ron Vlaar is given a yellow card.

31mins

Ron Vlaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emanuele Giaccherini.

28mins

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

26mins

Short corner taken by Phil Bardsley.

25mins

Sebastian Larsson decides to take a short corner.

23mins

John O'Shea takes the free kick.

22mins

Antonio Luna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini.

22mins

Wes Brown manages to make a clearance.

21mins

John O'Shea delivers the ball.

20mins

Emanuele Giaccherini fouled by Fabian Delph, the ref awards a free kick.

19mins

Free kick taken by Ciaran Clark.

19mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steven Fletcher.

16mins

Craig Gardner takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

16mins

Centre by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

15mins

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

12mins

The ball is swung over by Emanuele Giaccherini.

12mins

Clearance by Fabian Delph.

11mins

Steven Fletcher makes a clearance.

11mins

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

11mins

Clearance by Wes Brown.

11mins

Centre by Karim El Ahmadi.

8mins

Fabio Borini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood.

7mins

Vito Mannone restarts play with the free kick.

7mins

Christian Benteke concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Brown.

6mins

Shot by Andrea Dossena went wide left of the goal.

5mins

Gabriel Agbonlahor takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Vito Mannone makes a block.

3mins

Bradley Guzan restarts play with the free kick.

2mins

Steven Fletcher is ruled offside.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Lambert unfazed by Benteke drought Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert does not have any concerns about Christian Benteke's recent dry spell despite the striker's six-game run without a goal. The powerful Belgian is Villa's top scorer with five goals this season but is currently enduring a barren spell following a recent hip injury. Benteke scored 23 last season in a highly impressive debut campaign in the Barclays Premier League and Lambert believes it is unreasonable to expect his forward to hit those heights every week. "I don't have any concerns whatsoever," said the Scot ahead of Saturday's visit of Sunderland. "Even if he's not scoring he's still a handful, Christian. "He'll come through it. I said to him the other day 'you won't play every single game where you score every single goal'. He'll be fine. I know exactly what he's offering to the team so I don't worry about him. "If you can show me one striker who scores in every game, every minute, then I'll look at it. There's no such thing. I don't have a problem." Lambert added: "I'm not getting involved in comparing him to other strikers. "I know the value he has to me and I'll let other people surmise how Christian Benteke rates." The last time Villa and Sunderland clashed, Lambert's side hammered the Black Cats 6-1 in a crucial victory in the fight against relegation last season. While that victory helped spur Villa onto safety and allowed them to develop into a better side this season, Sunderland have seemingly gone backwards. Paolo Di Canio has been sacked since that humiliating night at Villa Park but his successor Gus Poyet is also finding life tough, with the Wearsiders bottom of the table despite a couple of creditable victories. "I was down there myself last year so I know exactly what it's like," said Lambert. "You have to battle through it. It's not a nice place to be but there's still a long, long way to go. "It's hard to judge because Gus has only been there for a few weeks and you're never quite sure. You don't know the lads he's got there. "They've had a hard start. The last time we played them we won pretty convincingly at that time and everything we hit went in. We're certainly playing well enough to go and win but we'll have to wait and see how Sunderland are." Lambert must decide whether to restore forwards Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andi Weimann to the starting line-up. The pair came on as second-half substitutes in Monday's 2-2 draw with local rivals West Brom after recent injuries, along with midfielder Fabian Delph. All three are available for the Black Cats' visit, as is left-back Antonio Luna after a recent hamstring complaint. Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has called on his side to break their away-day curse. Poyet's three away games in charge since taking over from Di Canio have yielded three defeats, three own goals and three red cards - although last week's for Wes Brown at Stoke was subsequently rescinded. The Black Cats' luckless displays have been in stark contrast to their home form, which has seen successive wins over Manchester City and Newcastle and implied an ability to steer clear of trouble. Poyet said: "I know that our last three away games were incredible. I try not to think too much about bad luck but when you get so many own goals and sendings-off it makes it difficult. "So far I'm not worried but sometimes when you're down at the bottom and think you're doing well, you get a hammer in the head that brings you back down. "We need to make sure we turn our away form into wins and prove we can get back with the other teams in the mix. All I am asking for is a normal game with no incidents." Vito Mannone is expected to retain his place in goal as Keiren Westwood struggles to shake off a knock. Cuellar is ruled out with a hip injury but otherwise Poyet can choose from a fully fit squad.

Formation:433Manager: Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Formation: 4141Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Sunderland

  • Bradley Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Antonio Luna
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Fabian Delph
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Christian Benteke
  • Andreas Weimann
  • SUBS
  • Nathan Baker
  • Marc Albrighton
  • Jed Steer
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Aleksandar Tonev
  • Libor Kozak
  • Matthew Lowton

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DLLDWD
  • Aston Villa
  • VS
  • Sunderland
  • LLWLWL

Last Meetings

  • Aston Villa
  • 6 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 29/04/2013
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 03/11/2012
  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 21/04/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 2
  • Aston Villa
  • 29/10/2011
  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 05/01/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 0
  • Aston Villa
  • 23/10/2010

Top Scorers

Aston Villa

  • C Benteke 3
  • K El Ahmadi 2
  • L Kozak 2
  • L Bacuna 2
  • A Weimann 1
  • A Westwood 1
  • A Luna 1

Sunderland

  • S Fletcher 2
  • E Giaccherini 2
  • P Bardsley 1
  • C Gardner 1
  • F Borini 1

Goals

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 27
    • Goals per game 13
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (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
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sunderland

    • Total goals 22
    • Goals per game 8
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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