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Saturday January 10, 2009 Day 21 Finished Villa Park

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Aston Villa

  • Davies 18’
  • Carson 41’ (o.g.)

West Bromwich Albion

  • Morrison 49’

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  1. Villa third after derby win

    Villa third after derby win

    Aston Villa moved up to third in the Premier League table after beating local rivals West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at Villa Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Aston Villa
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • 90+4' This second city derby is over, and once again Villa take the spoils. For all their efforts, West Brom still lack that cutting edge, and they have to stomach the side of villa going third.
    • 90+4' Scott carson has come up for this corner! The delivery is over his head and cleared, but the follow up shot is miscued and the chance is gone.
    • 90+3' Chaos in the Villa box and tackles go flying in and KIM HITS THE DECK... NO PENALTY!! Ashley Young got a slight touch on the ball, and West Brom must settle for a corner.
    • 90+2' The ball is hoofed into the Villa box from deep and BEDNAR CAN REACH IT... He couldn't steer the header on target.
    • 90+1' Bednar picks up a thoroughly needless booking for having a go at the linesman who flagged up for a foul on Ashley Young by Brunt.
    • 89' Chris Brunt's long throw is cleared and Villa break through Ashley Young! He picks out AGBONLAHOR AT THE FAR POST... He fires wide with Reo-Coker screaming for the pass in the middle of the area! That would have been curtains for West Brom.
    • 86' Carlos Cuellar - another Villa defender on his way back from injury - comes on for Steve Sidwell for the remaining few minutes.
    • 84' Villa a sitting deeper and deeper as the match enters the closing stages, and West Brom are starting to pick up the pace. can they find an equaliser, or will they be mercilessly picked off on the break?
    • 81' A West Brom free-kick in the centre circle is taken quickly - almost too quickly for Laursen, who fails to control it, but luckily for him it rolls safely to Friedel. Laursen hads been rushed back from inury for this match, and it's beginning to show.
    • 77' Tony Mowbray makes his final change, bring on Kim Do-heon for Borja Valero. Martin O'Neil is yet to make a substitution.
    • 76' It will be Brunt to SHOOT... Into the wall but it rebounds out to KOREN... His strike sails high and wide.
    • 74' Having just said that, Laursen is the first man to go into the book for a foul on Simpson after Barry sold him short with a pass. Brunt and Koren are standing over the ball on the edge of the box...
    • 73' Bednar and Reo-Coker have a tussle over the ball, and the full-back appeared to flick out a boot as Bednar hit the deck. The referee has a word, but is shrewd enough to not disrupt an entertaining derby with any pointless cards.
    • 71' Brunt fouls in midfield, and Petrov will fire the free-kick upfield. Leon Barnett concedes the throw, and then Barry wins a free-kick off Hoefkens in a position ideal for an Ashley Young delivery. The set piece curls right into the hands of Carson though.
    • 69' Barry floats a cross-field ball towards Agbonlahor, but Paul Robinson looms large over him to intercept with a header. It's been a typically industrious performance from the West Brom full-back, to say the least.
    • 65' West Brom goalscorer James Morrison will play no further part in this game, and is replaced by Chris Brunt.
    • 64' Carson comes off his line to catch with confidence. All credit to him, Carson hasn't let that second goal adversely affect him.
    • 63' Morrison is receiving ttreatment on the pitch after being challenged by Ashley Young. He will go off while Villa have a corner.
    • 60' The ball falls to Nigel Reo-Coker on the edge of the box, and he will try his luck with a shot... He needn't have bothered.
    • 56' Ashley Young sends in a dangerous cross... Carson comes WAY off his line but beats Agbonlahor to it to punchy clear.
    • 53' Ashley Young cuts a ball back across goal and SIDWELL STEERS IT TOWARDS THE TOP CORNER... Carson tips the shot over the bar! This match has come alive now!
    • 51' Milner spies ashley Young free on the elt and finds him with a great ball. Ashley Young SHOOTS... Palmed away by Carson and the ball is cleared for a throw-in!
    • 49' GOAL!! Roman Bednar nods down a long ball for James Morrison on the edge of the box. Morrison sells Laursen with a dummy and FIRES A RIGHT-FOOTED SHOT PAST FRIEDEL!!! West Brom are right back in this derby now!
    • 47' Hoefkanes misses the ball completely as he tries to hack a long pass away and Agbonlahor is on to it! He scampers forward down the left and SHOOTS... Off the outside of the post!
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • HT Roman Bednar will replace Luke Moore for the second half.
    • 45+3' Referee Steve Bennett calls half-time, and West Brom will feel utterly dejected. They were the better side for much of the half, but Carson's error gives them a mountain to climb. The dubious goals panel may want to take a look that goal too, it may even have been an own goal.
    • 45' Ashley Young wins a corner, which he is in no rush to take as the clock ticks over into injury time.
    • 43' West Brom look rattled now as Villa come forward again, and Milner will try his luck from distance... JUST over the bar with Carson nowhere near it!
    • 41' GOAL!! Agbonlahor comes into the box from the left, but has nobody following up to pass to, so he goes for the near post shot from an acute angle and the ball slips under Carson and into the net!! West Brom 2-0 down! Sorry to say it, but Carson was to blame for that one.
    • 39' The corner comes in and it's flicked to the far post for BORJA... The Spaniard went for the spectacular volley, but was crowded out.
    • 38' Good spell for the Baggies. Hoefkens is in space to get the cross on for Moore, whose volleyed shot on the turn is deflected for a corner.
    • 35' Nice build-up play by West Brom and Paul Robinson curls in an inviting cross for MORRISON TO HEAD... The midfielder's header is right at Friedel.
    • 31' Reo-Coker takes a free-kick quickly and releases milner. Suddenly West Brom look exposed and Milner's cross finds SIDWELL... The midfielder side-foots his shot wide of the far post! That could so easily have doubled Villa's lead.
    • 30' Villa have men forward as Barry loses his marker at the far post and gets a header on Milner's cross, but it's straight at Carson who catches.
    • 28' West Brom aren't dead and buried by any stretch though, and they are persevering with their passing game. There aren't many relegation favourites who have played nicer football in recent years.
    • 25' Ashley Young in particular has grown in stature, and now he has Hoefkens back-tracking before cutting inside and going for a curling effort... Carson was at full stretch but the shot is wide of the far post.
    • 23' Carl Hoefkens is called up by referee Steve Bennett for a foul throw! Villa have the throw-in high up the pitch, but West Brom can clear.
    • 20' ThWest Brom were by far the better side up until the goal, but now Villa have been transformed, and are putting the visitors under pressure.
    • 18' GOAL!! From that clearance Barry has time to line up a cross and curl it in for CURTIS DAVIES TO HEAD HOME FOR THE OPENER!!! The fornmer Baggie defender doesn't celebrate, but the Holte End is doing more than enough to compensate!
    • 18' Villa win their first corner of the match. It's swung in and the header is HEADED OFF THE LINE... The follow-up effort in HACKED OF THE LINE!! West Brom living dangerously!
    • 15' West Brom break from that clearance through Simpson, who zips down the wing and cuts the ball inside for Koren who STRIKES... The shot was well off target but it rebounded off Davies and almost beat Friedel! The American keeper reacts well and gets two hands on the ball.
    • 14' Gareth Barry wins a free-kick off Greening in midfield. Villa are yet to really get into this match, and the long ball from the free-kick comes to nothing.
    • 11' Interesting to see the different treatment that Curtis Davies and Luke moore are getting. Davies - despite landing West Brom around £10m for his transfer to Villa - is getting booed every time he's near the ball, whereas Moore - a Villan for 14 years - is being treated well by comparison.
    • 10' Ashley Young gets his first chance to impress, and nutmegs Hoefkens on the left wing, much to the delight of the home fans.
    • 8' Another corner for Wst Brom. The flick-on lands for Simpson. He is dispossessed but the ball runs for BORJA TO SHOOT... Flashed over the bar!
    • 6' Nice open start to the match. Both sides taking it in turns to have a go, but as yet no efforts on goal to speak of. West brom have started particularly well as they search for their first Premier League win over Villa.
    • 3' Simpson announces himself to his new fans by bursting into the Villa box and firing a ball across goal that Laursen deflects into the side netting! The Villa captain is relieved to only give away a corner. Steve Sidwell heads the set piece clear.
    • 1' We're underway, and it's Villa who get this show on the road!
    • 12:39 It's frickin' freezing this lunchtime at Villa Park, but the derby atmosphere is bound to get the place heated up when we kick off in just five minutes time, so don't go anywhere!
    • 12:37 Meanwhile, Tony Mowbray hands a debut to Jay Simpson, the young striker on loan from Arsenal. He comes in for Roman Bednar - the man whose goals have helped secure the two wins that West Brom have enjoyed in their last three games.
    • 12:34 Villa have defensive lynchpin Martin Laursen back fit, meaning Martin O'Neil can name a full strength side.
    • 12:32 Derby day is always a time take stock of how your club is doing compared to your local rivals - which makes bad reading for Baggies fans. They are bottom of the table, while Villa are in fourth and have a real chance of securing a Champions League place for next season.
    • 12:30 Hello and welcome to Eurosport-Yahoo!'s LIVE coverage of Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion!
  • Team Stats

    Aston Villa Stats West Bromwich Albion
    46% Possession 53%
    22 Shots 14
    10 Shots on target 3
    2 Saves 5
    10 Corners 7
    18 Fouls 11
    1 Offsides 1
    1 Yellow cards 1
    0 Red cards 0
    42 Tackles 26
    260 Accurate passes 313
    74 Bad passes 56
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Aston Villa
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Brad Friedel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0
      15 Curtis Davies 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 15 1 2
      2 Luke Young 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 20 16 7
      5 Martin Laursen 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 17 0 2
      6 Gareth Barry 0 2 1 1 2 0 2 38 18 4
      19 Stilian Petrov 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 36 11 4
      4 Steve Sidwell 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 28 4 5
      8 James Milner 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 27 1 1
      20 Nigel Reo-Coker 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 37 0 9
      7 Ashley Young 0 4 2 2 2 0 0 21 15 7
      11 Gabriel Agbonlahor 1 3 1 0 2 1 0 14 6 1
      21 Nicky Shorey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      16 Zatyiah Knight 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      26 Craig Gardner 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      14 Nathan Delfouneso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      24 Carlos Cuéllar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
      9 Marlon Harewood 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      22 Brad Guzan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • West Bromwich Albion
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      19 Scott Carson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
      5 Leon Barnett 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 20 0 0
      3 Paul Robinson 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 41 10 3
      2 Carl Hoefkens 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 18 1 3
      26 Jonas Olsson 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 27 2 1
      7 Robert Koren 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 41 11 5
      8 Jonathan Greening 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 59 7 4
      27 James Morrison 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 21 3 3
      28 Borja Valero 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 36 9 1
      29 Jay Simpson 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 22 5 3
      16 Luke Moore 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0
      11 Chris Brunt 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 3 0
      9 Roman Bednar 0 3 1 3 0 0 1 8 1 2
      30 Ryan Donk 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      4 Marek Cech 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      14 Do-Heon Kim 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1
      1 Dean Kiely 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      12 Craig Beattie 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 90+4' Scott carson has come up for this corner! The delivery is over his head and cleared, but the follow up shot is miscued and the chance is gone.
    • 90+3' Chaos in the Villa box and tackles go flying in and KIM HITS THE DECK... NO PENALTY!! Ashley Young got a slight touch on the ball, and West Brom must settle for a corner.
    • 89' Chris Brunt's long throw is cleared and Villa break through Ashley Young! He picks out AGBONLAHOR AT THE FAR POST... He fires wide with Reo-Coker screaming for the pass in the middle of the area! That would have been curtains for West Brom.
    • 53' Ashley Young cuts a ball back across goal and SIDWELL STEERS IT TOWARDS THE TOP CORNER... Carson tips the shot over the bar! This match has come alive now!
    • 51' Milner spies ashley Young free on the elt and finds him with a great ball. Ashley Young SHOOTS... Palmed away by Carson and the ball is cleared for a throw-in!
    • 49' GOAL!! Roman Bednar nods down a long ball for James Morrison on the edge of the box. Morrison sells Laursen with a dummy and FIRES A RIGHT-FOOTED SHOT PAST FRIEDEL!!! West Brom are right back in this derby now!
    • 47' Hoefkanes misses the ball completely as he tries to hack a long pass away and Agbonlahor is on to it! He scampers forward down the left and SHOOTS... Off the outside of the post!
    • 43' West Brom look rattled now as Villa come forward again, and Milner will try his luck from distance... JUST over the bar with Carson nowhere near it!
    • 41' GOAL!! Agbonlahor comes into the box from the left, but has nobody following up to pass to, so he goes for the near post shot from an acute angle and the ball slips under Carson and into the net!! West Brom 2-0 down! Sorry to say it, but Carson was to blame for that one.
    • 35' Nice build-up play by West Brom and Paul Robinson curls in an inviting cross for MORRISON TO HEAD... The midfielder's header is right at Friedel.
    • 31' Reo-Coker takes a free-kick quickly and releases milner. Suddenly West Brom look exposed and Milner's cross finds SIDWELL... The midfielder side-foots his shot wide of the far post! That could so easily have doubled Villa's lead.
    • 25' Ashley Young in particular has grown in stature, and now he has Hoefkens back-tracking before cutting inside and going for a curling effort... Carson was at full stretch but the shot is wide of the far post.
    • 18' GOAL!! From that clearance Barry has time to line up a cross and curl it in for CURTIS DAVIES TO HEAD HOME FOR THE OPENER!!! The fornmer Baggie defender doesn't celebrate, but the Holte End is doing more than enough to compensate!
    • 18' Villa win their first corner of the match. It's swung in and the header is HEADED OFF THE LINE... The follow-up effort in HACKED OF THE LINE!! West Brom living dangerously!

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • B. Friedel
      • N. Reo-Coker
      • C. Davies Goal
      • M. Laursen Yellow Card
      • L. Young
      • S. Petrov
      • S. Sidwell
      • G. Barry
      • J. Milner
      • A. Young
      • G. Agbonlahor

      Subs

      • M. Harewood
      • Z. Knight
      • N. Shorey
      • C. Gardner
      • N. Delfouneso
      • B. Guzan
      • C. Cuéllar
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Carson Own Goal
      • C. Hoefkens
      • L. Barnett
      • J. Olsson
      • P. Robinson
      • J. Greening
      • B. Valero
      • J. Morrison Goal Substitution Out (65′)
      • R. Koren
      • J. Simpson
      • L. Moore Substitution Out (46′)

      Subs

      • D. Kiely
      • C. Beattie
      • M. Cech
      • C. Brunt Substitution In65′
      • R. Donk
      • D. Kim
      • R. Bednár
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