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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Molineux Stadium
  • Attendance:27,084
  • Kightly (20)
    Edwards (30)
  • Bent - pen (10) Keane (50)
    Keane (84) Keane (84)
Goal!

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96:38 +6.38

Corner taken left-footed by Nenad Milijas from the left by-line, James Collins makes a clearance.

96:05 +6.05

Effort from the edge of the box by Andreas Weimann goes wide of the right-hand upright.

95:24 +5.24

Centre by Andreas Weimann, save by Wayne Hennessey.

94:23 +4.23

Christophe Berra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark. Indirect free kick taken by Shay Given.

94:07 +4.07

Matthew Jarvis produces a cross, clearance made by James Collins.

93:12 +3.12

Stephen Warnock produces a cross, Richard Stearman manages to make a clearance.

91:33 +1.33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nenad Milijas by Andreas Weimann. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

89:09

Kevin Foley goes off and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake comes on. Robbie Keane goes off and Andreas Weimann comes on.

88:58

Long range shot by Robbie Keane goes wide right of the goal.

87:14

Nenad Milijas takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in.

86:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Albrighton by Michael Kightly. Michael Kightly goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Barry Bannan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gary Gardner. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Warnock.

84:00

Robbie Keane fires in a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 2-3 Aston Villa.Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Jarvis, clearance made by James Collins. Assist on the goal came from Alan Hutton.

82:27

The official flags Darren Bent offside. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

81:02

Richard Dunne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher. (Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Richard Stearman coming on for David Edwards. Indirect free kick taken by Kevin Foley.

80:45

Alan Hutton crosses the ball, Kevin Foley manages to make a clearance.

78:56

Marc Albrighton takes a short corner.

77:44

The ball is sent over by Marc Albrighton.

74:26

Karl Henry challenges Marc Albrighton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Karl Henry is sent off by the referee. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Dunne.

73:22

Marc Albrighton challenges Karl Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Karl Henry restarts play with the free kick.

72:08

Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross, Header by Michael Kightly from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

69:57

Karl Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Ciaran Clark. James Collins takes the free kick.

69:38

Alan Hutton challenges Matthew Jarvis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Ward takes the indirect free kick.

68:24

Marc Albrighton produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.

68:04

The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis, clearance made by James Collins.

66:54

Karl Henry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ciaran Clark. Indirect free kick taken by Stiliyan Petrov.

65:53

Outswinging corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line.

64:07

Handball by Marc Albrighton. Nenad Milijas replaces Emmanuel Frimpong. The ball is delivered by Nenad Milijas, Richard Dunne manages to make a clearance.

62:11

Matthew Jarvis produces a cross, Richard Dunne makes a clearance.

61:37

Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball, clearance by James Collins.

52:02

Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Kightly, Emmanuel Frimpong has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

50:46

Robbie Keane finds the net with a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 2-2 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Ciaran Clark.

47:52

Darren Bent takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

47:05

Stephen Ward produces a cross, clearance made by Shay Given.

45:59

Matthew Jarvis concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Hutton. James Collins takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

Stephen Warnock comes on in place of Gabriel Agbonlahor.

44:13

The ball is sent over by Gabriel Agbonlahor, Roger Johnson manages to make a clearance.

40:56

Effort on goal by Matthew Jarvis from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

40:24

A cross is delivered by Marc Albrighton.

40:05

The ball is crossed by Michael Kightly, save made by Shay Given.

39:03

The ball is crossed by Marc Albrighton, clearance made by Christophe Berra.

37:27

Karl Henry challenges Gary Gardner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Gary Gardner from the free kick.

36:50

Darren Bent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christophe Berra. Christophe Berra restarts play with the free kick.

35:32

Ciaran Clark produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gabriel Agbonlahor goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

35:00

Shot by Emmanuel Frimpong. Blocked by James Collins.

34:10

Marc Albrighton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Frimpong. Emmanuel Frimpong takes the free kick.

33:11 +1.11

Roger Johnson takes a shot. David Edwards gets a block in.

29:24

Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Shay Given. Corner taken right-footed by Michael Kightly from the right by-line, David Edwards scores a headed goal from close in. Wolverhampton 2-1 Aston Villa.Roger Johnson provided the assist for the goal.

28:32

David Edwards takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.

24:38

The ball is sent over by Michael Kightly, clearance made by Richard Dunne. Corner taken by Michael Kightly played to the near post. Emmanuel Frimpong takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by Michael Kightly from the right by-line. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Michael Kightly. Karl Henry takes a shot. James Collins gets a block in. James Collins gets a block in.

22:34

Centre by Michael Kightly, Richard Dunne manages to make a clearance. Michael Kightly takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Richard Dunne makes a clearance. Marc Albrighton produces a cross.

20:39

Michael Kightly grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-1 Aston Villa.The assist for the goal came from Emmanuel Frimpong.

19:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Dunne on Michael Kightly. Kevin Foley takes the direct free kick.

16:40

Shot from 20 yards from Robbie Keane. Blocked by Roger Johnson. Short corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line.

15:11

Gary Gardner takes a shot. Short corner taken by Marc Albrighton from the right by-line. Marc Albrighton produces a cross, clearance by Stephen Ward. Stiliyan Petrov delivers the ball, clearance made by Christophe Berra.

14:39

Corner taken right-footed by Marc Albrighton from the right by-line, clearance made by Emmanuel Frimpong.

14:21

The ball is delivered by Ciaran Clark, clearance made by Roger Johnson.

12:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Kightly by Gabriel Agbonlahor. Emmanuel Frimpong takes the direct free kick.

11:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Edwards on Gary Gardner. Free kick taken by James Collins.

9:21

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Bent by Christophe Berra. Darren Bent scores a placed penalty. Wolverhampton 0-1 Aston Villa.

7:10

Kevin Foley concedes a free kick for a foul on Gabriel Agbonlahor. Stiliyan Petrov crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save by Shay Given.

6:24

The ball is crossed by Marc Albrighton.

5:49

Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save made by Shay Given.

2:57

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Kightly. Michael Kightly takes the inswinging corner, Richard Dunne makes a clearance.

2:52

The ball is sent over by Michael Kightly, Ciaran Clark gets a block in.

1:33

The ball is sent over by Alan Hutton, Roger Johnson makes a clearance.

0:42

Ciaran Clark sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Gary Gardner misses to the right of the goal.

0:09

Unfair challenge on Stiliyan Petrov by Matthew Jarvis results in a free kick. Stiliyan Petrov takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Johnson fitness boost for Wolves Wolves skipper Roger Johnson is set to be fit for the home Barclays Premier League derby with Aston Villa after missing the FA Cup replay against former club Birmingham with an ankle injury. Full-back Kevin Foley (ankle) and winger Matt Jarvis (hamstring) are also expected to be available after being ruled out of the shock third round exit at Molineux. Nine-goal top scorer Steven Fletcher will return along with the other nine players not included for the replay as Wolves look to build on last weekend's impressive 1-1 draw at Tottenham. Mick McCarthy does not believe his decision to rest 10 first-team players for Wednesday's defeat to Birmingham has put him under extra pressure to beat Villa this weekend. McCarthy's FA Cup side contained just one player who featured in the Barclays Premier League match at Tottenham the previous Saturday, with the former Sunderland boss prioritising league points over any cup run. However, McCarthy does not feel the midweek result has turned up the heat for this weekend. "No extra pressure," he said. "I could have played them all in the week, and have three or four that were knackered and a couple injured. "I think the preparation has been great. There's always going to be pressure - we're down near the bottom of the league, playing a team that we can get closer to. "You can put whatever pressure on yourself. I don't see any more pressure than the quest to stay in the Premier League and getting points week in week out. Nobody else will heap any more on me." Striker Robbie Keane is in contention to make his full Aston Villa debut in Saturday's Barclays Premier League away clash with his former club Wolves. The on-loan Los Angeles Galaxy player only appeared as a late substitute against Everton but has impressed manager Alex McLeish in linking up with playmaker Stephen Ireland in training this week. Midfielder Chris Herd (ankle) and veteran striker Emile Heskey (Achilles) are still ruled out as Villa look to protect a 33-year unbeaten record at Molineux. Villa have not been beaten by Wolves at Molineux for 33 years - a run of 10 games. But McLeish insisted: "Stats won't determine the outcome of this game. It is who does the best on the day. "Sometimes you can need a bit of luck because you can play great and something might go against you." McLeish will again be without midfielder Chris Herd (ankle) and striker Emile Heskey (Achilles) while midfielder Fabian Delph has been allowed to join his former club Leeds on loan to regain match fitness. "We felt Fabian is at the stage of his career, after suffering with a bad injury for a long period, where he needed to get games," McLeish added. "We've got to test his levels for everyone going forward, for both Fabian and us. Ciaran Clark has been doing really well in central midfield. It would be difficult for Fabian to get a look-in."

Formation:4231Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

Formation: 442Manager: Alex McLeish

Aston Villa

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Kevin Foley
  • Roger Johnson
  • Christophe Berra
  • Stephen Ward
  • Karl Henry
  • Emmanuel Frimpong
  • Michael Kightly
  • David Edwards
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Steven Fletcher
  • SUBS
  • Dorus De Vries
  • Richard Stearman
  • George Elokobi
  • Nenad Milijas
  • Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
  • Stephen Hunt
  • Kevin Doyle

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Match Report

Keane makes Villa mark Two-goal Robbie Keane marked his full Aston Villa debut with a superb second-half winner against 10-man Wolves in a pulsating Barclays Premier League derby at Molineux which ended 3-2. The on-loan Los Angeles Galaxy striker's double helped Villa to come from behind against his old club after Darren Bent's early penalty had been cancelled out by goals from Michael Kightly and Dave Edwards. Wolves had been reduced to 10 men with 15 minutes remaining after midfielder Karl Henry kicked out at winger Marc Albrighton and received a red card. Victory enabled Villa manager Alex McLeish to celebrate his 53rd birthday in style and his side have now taken 11 points from their last five away matches. But Wolves remain embroiled in a relegation battle and are in the bottom three after their sequence without a league win was extended to eight games. Villa started promisingly and should have gone ahead in the first minute. Ciaran Clark delivered a telling cross from the left of the Wolves box and Gary Gardner found himself unmarked at the far post but headed wide. Villa keeper Shay Given had to be alert to cling on to a low drive from Steve Fletcher after Wolves' nine-goal top scorer had seized on a low cross from Edwards. But after 10 minutes Bent scored his 99th Premier League goal from the penalty spot to put Villa ahead. Wolves could have no complaints as the England striker was chopped down inside the box by Christophe Berra. Up stepped Bent to send Hennessey the wrong way from the spot. Villa were looking the more threatening and Roger Johnson blocked a fierce drive from Gardner at the expense of a corner. But after 21 minutes the lively Kightly brought Wolves level. Emmanuel Frimpong showed some neat skill before finding Kightly on the right and he cut inside before beating Given with a low drive into the far corner. Wolves were now in the ascendancy and Albrighton was forced to head a shot from Henry off the line. Matt Jarvis then teed up Edwards in plenty of space near the Villa penalty spot but he powered his low drive straight at Given. It came as no surprise when Wolves went ahead after 31 minutes through Edwards with Villa again vulnerable at a set-piece. Kightly's corner was met by Johnson's powerful header and Edwards got in front of Given to head the ball into the roof of the net. McLeish made a half-time substitution with Gabriel Agbonlahor making way for Stephen Warnock who slotted in at left-back which allowed Clark to move into midfield. After 52 minutes Keane brought Villa level. Jarvis' clearance fell straight to Clark who headed the ball down for Keane who swivelled and drilled a low shot past Hennessey into the corner of the net. Wolves were forced into a change when Frimpong was accidentally caught in the face by Petrov when attacking a Kightly corner. There was a lengthy delay before the on-loan Arsenal midfielder was stretchered off with his neck in a brace and replaced by Nenad Milijas. Villa were galvanised by their equaliser and Hennessey had to save from his own defender when Stephen Ward connected with a Bent cross. Albrighton made a 50-yard run and was only just too high with a 20 yard effort, while at the other end a Jarvis cross was just too high for Kightly who could not control his header. Wolves were reduced to 10 men after 75 minutes when Henry kicked out at Albrighton when on the ground and was given a straight red card. The former captain will miss the games with QPR, Liverpool and West Brom while serving a three-game ban. Villa made their numerical advantage count when Keane scored a superb winner in the 84th minute. Alan Hutton's cross was only half cleared to Keane, whose fierce 20-yard drive flew past Hennessey into the top corner of the net.

Form Guide

    LDDDLD
  • Wolverhampton
  • VS
  • Aston Villa
  • LLDWLD

Last Meetings

  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 27/08/2011
  • Aston Villa
  • 0 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 19/03/2011
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 2
  • Aston Villa
  • 26/09/2010
  • Aston Villa
  • 2 - 2
  • Wolverhampton
  • 20/03/2010
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 1
  • Aston Villa
  • 24/10/2009
  • Wolverhampton
  • 0 - 4
  • Aston Villa
  • 14/03/2004

Top Scorers

Wolverhampton

  • S Fletcher 9
  • S Ward 3
  • J O'Hara 2
  • K Doyle 2
  • R Zubar 1
  • S Ebanks-Blake 1
  • D Edwards 1
  • M Jarvis 1

Aston Villa

  • D Bent 6
  • G Agbonlahor 5
  • S Petrov 4
  • M Albrighton 2
  • E Heskey 1
  • R Dunne 1
  • S Warnock 1
  • S Ireland 1

Goals

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 23
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Aston Villa

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 23
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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