Wednesday January 1, 2014 Day 20 Finished Stadium of Light

  1. Premier League - Agbonlahor goal sees Villa win at Sunderland

    Premier League - Agbonlahor goal sees Villa win at Sunderland

    Gabriel Agbonlahor ensured a miserable start to 2014 for luckless Sunderland as Aston Villa claimed a 1-0 victory on Wearside. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Sunderland
    • Aston Villa
    • 90+5' FT: Sunderland 0-1 Aston Villa
    • 90' Five minutes added on.
    • 90' Jack Colback and Gabby Agbonlahor booked.
    • 89' FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT. Agbonlahor vs. Colback.
    • 88' Terrible effort from Giaccherini. Off balance and over the crossbar from the edge of the box.
    • 86'
    • 85' WHAT. A. CHANCE. How does Marc Albrighton fail to make it 2-0? No left-back in sight, Albrighton roams clear, one-vs-one and he blasts over.
    • 82' Vito Mannone saves impressively from Marc Albrighton's rasping shot.
    • 81' Gus Poyet is given a stern warning by the referee. He's frustrated with Sunderland racking up 15 shots on goal.
    • 79' POSSESSION: Sunderland 67% Aston Villa 33%
    • 76' SUB (Sunderland): Roberge off; Adam Johnson on.
    • 72' Correction: Phil Bardsley cleared off the line.
    • 71' IN .. OUT! What a super goalline clearance from Sunderland's O'Shea to deny Bacuna from adding the clinching second goal.
    • 69' Aston Villa swap: Ron Vlaar off; Marc Albrighton on.
    • 66' Sub for Sunderland: Jozy Altidore comes on for Ji.
    • 65' The atmosphere is becoming extremely heated at SoL. Bookings, clashes and handbags in the last few minutes. Get your money on a red card.
    • 64' Ki has been shown a yellow for refusing to leave the park for treatment.
    • 60' This match is stretched and Aston Villa have the players to exploit the space in Sunderland's rearguard. Jack Colback, though, deserves a medal for his lung-busting runs back to sweep up.
    • 58' POSSESSION: Sunderland 70% Aston Villa 30%
    • 56' Fabian Delph (Villa) booked.
    • 51' GOOOOAL! But no goal, actually. Fabio Borini pokes the ball home after a knockdown from Steven Fletcher. Match officials chop it off for offside - but looks a wrong call there.
    • 49' Penalty shout at the Stadium of Light. Borini cross clips the body of Lowton, with his hands tucked in, but I'm not sure it makes contact.
    • 47' A 25-yard driver from Bacuna forces Mannone into a reactive save with his right-hand. That looked liked it was creeping home.
    • 45' HT substitution for Sunderland: Lee Cattermole replaced by Fabio Borini.
    • 45' Underway for the 2nd half.
    • 45' HT: Sunderland 0-1 Aston Villa
    • 42' A little half-chance for Ji inside the 18-yard-box. The ball fell to him, but he can't squeeze a shot on target.
    • 40' Aston Villa's Bacuna booked.
    • 37' Sweeping move from the Black Cats and the ball is laid back to Ki-Sung Yong who sees his shot deflected by Lowton.
    • 36' Sunderland utterly dominant in possession: 72% of the share.
    • 29' Cattermole loses possession, Benteke moves on and his shot is deflected.
    • 27' Sunderland seeing most of the ball, the most chances, the better crossing opportunities - but lack conviction. Aston Villa fluid and rampant on the counter-attack.
    • 24' Vito Mannone pulls off a strong save to deny Gabby Agbonlahor from adding a second. The Englishman cutting in from the right, controlling on his left-side, shielding away from the defender, before lashing a shot from 18 yards. Good stop.
    • 24'
    • 22' Sunderland's Giaccherini booked for simulation.
    • 17' This is end-to-end stuff. Fabian Delph races clear on goal, but drags a left-footed shot wide of Mannone's post.
    • 16' Lee Cattermole looks for redemption in the opposite box. The midfielder drags another excellent chance wide, aided by a deflection.
    • 16'
    • 15'
    • 15' GOOOOOOOAL! Aston Villa take the lead at Sunderland. Slack passing at the back, Cattermole loses possession and Agbonlahor races through, rounds Mannone, and gives Lambert's men the lead.
    • 15' POSSESSION: Sunderland 69% Aston Villa 31%
    • 14' Clever.
    • 9' Sunderland miles on top so far. Another decent move from Poyet's side: quick, dynamic and punishing basic errors in the Villa ranks.
    • 6' Brilliant opportunity for the Black Cats. Steven Fletcher drifting out to the left full-back area in acres of space, but his low shot, back across the keeper, sneaks wide.
    • 5' Shot wide from Sunderland's Lee Cattermole.
    • 4' Nothing to report so far at the Stadium of Light. Rain-sodden, squelching surface with neither team getting into second gear.
    • 15:00 Underway.
    • 14:55 The teams are out in the North East. We'll be ready for kick-off in five minutes.
    • 14:49 Ten minutes before the two teams kick-off at the Stadium of Light. Here's a full match preview via Eurosport for you to digest: https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/premier-league-matchpack-sunderland-v-aston-villa-121248343--sow.html
    • 14:39 No Aston Villa manager has overseen a Premier League clean sheet in January since Gerard Houllier in 2011.
    • 14:35 Sunderland have scored 16 goals in the last 22 Barclays Premier League games against Villa, and only more than once in a game on one occasion.
    • 14:29 What do the managers think of the transfer window? Poyet: "We haven't had any offers for any players.", while, Lambert adds: "We might want to bring in one or two experienced ones to help the younger ones on the pitch. You think experienced players might help you in certain areas of the pitch. But sometimes the salaries are ridiculous which I don’t think this club will do again. That’s the reality."
    • 14:25 TEAMS: Sunderland: Mannone, Celustka, Bardsley, Diakite, Roberge, Cattermole, Ki, Colback, Ji, Giaccherini, Fletcher… Subs: Dossena, Larsson, Gardner, Johnson, Altidore, Borini, Pickford /// Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Baker, Luna, Westwood, Bacuna, Weimann, Delph, Agbonlahor, Benteke… Subs: Steer, Bowery, El Ahmadi, Kozak, Albrighton, Tonev, Donacien
    • 14:17 Happy New Year! The best way to spend today is to join Eurosport's live match commentary. Sunderland are looking to continue their revival under Gus Poyet, as Aston Villa make the visit to the North East. Kick off in 45.
  • Summary

    • 90' Jack Colback and Gabby Agbonlahor booked.
    • 64' Ki has been shown a yellow for refusing to leave the park for treatment.
    • 56' Fabian Delph (Villa) booked.
    • 40' Aston Villa's Bacuna booked.
    • 22' Sunderland's Giaccherini booked for simulation.
    • 15' GOOOOOOOAL! Aston Villa take the lead at Sunderland. Slack passing at the back, Cattermole loses possession and Agbonlahor races through, rounds Mannone, and gives Lambert's men the lead.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      Substitution Out77′ 3.6 -
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      Midfielders
      Substitution Out45′ 3.2 -
      Yellow Card 3.6 -
      Yellow Card 3.6 -
      Substitution Out67′ 3.6 -
      Yellow Card 6.8 -
      Strikers
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      Subs
      Substitution In77′ 1 -
      Substitution In67′ Yellow Card 4 -
      Substitution In45′ 4.3 -
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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      Substitution Out70′ 9 -
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      Midfielders
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      Yellow Card 9 -
      Yellow Card 9 -
      Strikers
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      Goal Yellow Card 9 -
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      Subs
      Substitution In70′ 8 -

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  1. Angus all fans boo there team at sometime or another,­ yes a good win but I really hope Lerner doesn't­ think we are going to be OK and spend no money in this­ transfer window, we could easily lose our next 3 games­ and slide down the table, We need at least 2 players­ brought in, in this window with some experience, a CB­ is a must, both Baker and Clark aren't CB's,­ Baker is a LB, and Clark a DM, go out and get Joleon­ Lescott from Man City, he clearly isn't needed­ there, yes I know his wages would be an issue but I­ think we could work something out like Tottenham did­ with Adebayor were they pay half each, we also need a­ DM there are a few names Leon Britten, Lewis Holtby, or­ Wilson Placios, Britten would be my favourite as he­ would be cheaper then the other 2 and probably be able­ to sign him on perm ant deal.

    From craig, on Wed 1 Jan 23:03
  2. Aston Villa have been the team I have supported through­ thick and thin since I was eight years old in 1957(The­ year we last won the F.A.Cup)I think that if we want to­ survive in the Premiership we need to get these young­ players together and tell them what being part of a­ team is all about.No showboating is needed and for­ Betenke to start scoring again he needs to put more­ shoits in and then we would see his value soar.He will­ not remain a Villa player for long anyway.I have always­ thought great teams are not full of individual­ stars,but of players that compliment each other and­ work hard for each other.That is the only way forward.

    From John, on Wed 1 Jan 17:49
  3. Villa fans are w anchors...last week they boo their­ team now they're heroes.....I respect Lambert for­ what he has done on that budget...so many wishy washy­ fans in the premier...support your team.end of

    From Angus B, on Wed 1 Jan 17:23
  4. 2014 same old we are down cant raise a game against­ fellow poor teams

    From david, on Wed 1 Jan 17:15
  5. Another careless defeat,Cattermole and Giaccherini­ should not be considered for selection as both are­ useless, I would love to know what we do on thetraining­ ground, one thing for sure it is not playing football. ­ Brian, Romford.

    From Brian, on Wed 1 Jan 17:04
  6. Time running out---

    From Bob P, on Wed 1 Jan 16:39
  7. villa to win 2:0 and put another nail in the cats­ coffin

    From peter, on Wed 1 Jan 16:13
  8. Gus pulls cattermole off -

    From John, on Wed 1 Jan 16:10
  9. Borini surely can't be fully fit!!

    From Bob P, on Wed 1 Jan 16:06
  10. Still NO Comments!!

    From Bob P, on Wed 1 Jan 16:05
  11. Still NO Comments!!

    From Bob P, on Wed 1 Jan 16:05
  12. Where's the comments Yahoo?????

    From Bob P, on Wed 1 Jan 15:41
  13. 72% possession--but we don't look anywhere near­ turning that into goals!!

    From Bob P, on Wed 1 Jan 15:41
  14. The appointment of Poyet was madness. The decision is­ right up there with Burnley's appointment of Brian­ Laws several years back. It's Championship football­ at the Stadium of Light next season.

    From Phil, on Wed 1 Jan 15:39
  15. Whats wrong with these clowns another early goal. Poyet­ needs to buy.

    From davie, on Wed 1 Jan 15:29
  16. As ever --an early gift for the opposition!

    From Bob P, on Wed 1 Jan 15:17
  17. Good decision to drop Altidore, but then to play Ji???­ Did Gus not see his last performance in the League Cup?

    From Sean, on Wed 1 Jan 14:22
  18. Why have Yahoo got a picture of Stoke on this page?

    From Sean, on Wed 1 Jan 14:07
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