Premier League

  • 32’ C. Benteke
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03/12/2014
Premier League
Selhurst Park
Attendance 23,935

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      IT'S ALL OVER! ASTON VILLA HOLD ON! Michael Oliver sounds his full time whistle, giving the visitors their first win away to Crystal Palace since September of 1980!
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      Villa players cramping up everywhere! They have put so much into defending this lead. Palace win a free kick and Guzan comes out to claim the cross. Into the final minute now!
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Referee Michael Oliver sounds his whistle, bringing an end to an electrifying first half at Selhurst Park!
    • 90'
      A. Weimann goes into the referee's book.
    • 90'
      Into the second of four minutes of added time, and Andi Weimann is down injured after a coming together with Jason Puncheon. The striker will be shown a yellow card for the incident, but not before he wastes precious second nursing what appears to be a hand injury.
    • 0'
      I am Alex Moretto and I would like to thank you all for joining me here today. Good bye!
    • 0'
      FULL TIME: CRYSTAL PALACE 0-1 ASTON VILLA. A thrilling game at Selhurst Park, as the hosts put forward a magnificent display, yet fall at the hands of Paul Lambert's side, as a result of Christian Benteke's solo effort. The Villans put everything they had into defending the advantage, and it paid of
    • 0'
      Frazier Campbell and Jason Puncheon are available from the bench for Crystal Palace, as they search for an all elusive equalizer. They have managed a ton of pressure, but need to be far more clinical with their chances, much like Christian Benteke, whose lone goal separates the two sides at the brea
    • 0'
      HALF TIME: CRYSTAL PALACE 0-1 ASTON VILLA. Despite dominating the opening 45 minutes and creating a slew of chances, the hosts find themselves behind at the break thanks to Christian Benteke's wonderful solo effort. Brad Guzan recovered nicely from an early scare, making some fine saves to keep Pala
    • 0'
      The players have made their way out onto the pitch, into the always dashing atmosphere at Selhurst Park. It may be the start of December, but it is already the biggest fixture of the season for both teams and you can sense the anticipation as we get set for the start of the match.
    • 0'
      STAT ATTACK: The last time Aston Villa won an away match against Crystal Palace was in September of 1980. They have played 11 matches since, in all competitions, losing five and drawing six, while failing to score in seven of their last eight visits to Selhurst Park in league play.
    • 0'
      The big news is the welcome return of striker Christian Benteke from suspension. The Belgian slots in up top, pushing Gabriel Agbonlahor to the wing, Joe Cole to midfield and Carlos Sanchez to the bench. Ciaran Clark is available after his scare against Burnley on the weekend, starting alongside Jor
    • 0'
      ASTON VILLA SUBS: Herd, Richardson, Sanchez, N'Zogbia, Given, Lowton, Grealish.
    • 0'
      ASTON VILLA (4-3-3): Guzan; Hutton, Okore, Clark, Cissokho; Cleverley, Westwood, Cole; Agbonlahor, Weimann, Benteke.
    • 0'
      Dwight Gayle picked up an injury against Swansea on the weekend, but has been deemed fit enough to start today. Damien Delaney and Adrian Mariappa remain out for the Eagles. Neil Warnock has made two changes following his side's 1-1 draw at Swansea on the weekend, with Wilfried Zaha replacing Jason
    • 0'
      CRYSTAL PALACE SUBS: Campbell, Hennessey, Thomas, Fryers, Bannan, Boateng, Puncheon.
    • 0'
      CRYSTAL PALACE (4-4-2): Speroni; Kelly, Dann, Hangelaand, Ward; Zaha, Jedinak, McArthur, Bolasie; Chamakh, Gayle.
    • 0'
      CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
    • 0'
      After a run of five games in which they only picked up a point, Crystal Palace appear to be righting the ship. A 3-1 victory over Liverpool was followed up by a hard fought 1-1 draw at Swansea on the weekend. Aston Villa, on the other hand, have been struggling mightily of last after their torrid st
    • 0'
      Good day Premier League fans around the world, and welcome to London! Selhurst Park is our venue this evening, as Crystal Palace play host to Aston Villa, with the two sides looking to distance themselves from the bottom three. I am Alex Moretto and I will be your in-game host, guiding you through t
    • 1'
      Aston Villa kick off and we are underway at Selhurst Park! The visitors, moving right to left, are in their white away strip, with Crystal Palace sporting their red and blue striped tops.
    • 3'
      The hosts enjoy the better of the play in the early going, seeing plenty of the ball in the final third. Zaha runs menacingly at Cissokho, leaving him for dead, but his low cross in for Gayle is put behind by Ciaran Clark for a corner kick.
    • 5'
      NEAR DISASTER! Successive corners for Crystal Palace as they keep the pressure on the Villa defence. Ward's delivery is cleared, but only as far as Bolasie. His strike from distance is spilled horribly by Guzan, and just cleared off the line by Clark. Gayle puts the follow up into the back of the ne
    • 7'
      Relentless pressure from the Eagles early on! Villa are in shambles at the back. Zaha's cross is only just cleared by Hutton, but the follow up is put back into the area by Bolasie. It escapes Okore and falls for Gayle, but he scuffs his shot, failing to make contact! What a chance that was!
    • 9'
      SI C. Sánchez SO J. Cole
    • 9'
      C. Sánchez comes on for J. Cole.
    • 9'
      Aston Villa are scrambling to get their legs, as Palace continue to press. Cleverley cannot contain Zaha, fouling the winger and giving away a free kick in a dangerous area. Meanwhile, Joe Cole is down and appears to be injured, which will end his night after less than 10 minutes.
    • 11'
      STAT ATTACK: Aston Villa are winless in their last nine Premier League matches, picking up just three points over that span, which comes after they managed three victories from four games to start the season. It is their longest winless run in the top flight under Paul Lambert.
    • 13'
      Important defensive work from Agbonlahor helps temporarily relieve the pressure on the Villa goal. The visitors push forward looking to counter, but a very poor pass from Benteke to Hutton on the right sees the ball run behind for a goal kick. Paul Lambert's side look in no way up for the match in t
    • 15'
      Villa have yet to muster up a solid attack, but they seem to have tempered the early storm put forth by Crystal Palace. They are enjoying much more of the ball, with a change in shape appearing to be the reasoning behind it. Agbonlahor looks to have moved behind Benteke, with Cleverley shifting out
    • 17'
      The visitors win a free kick along the right from 40 yards out after a handball by Chamakh. The ball is delivered into the area and cleared by Palace, but only as far as Sanchez. The substitute lets fly from 25 yards out, but horribly scuffs his shot, sending it high and wide of the near post.
    • 19'
      There is a spectacular pace to this match through the opening 20 minutes, with plenty of space being offered up by both sides. The teams look eager to push forward and get the all important first goal, which has done wonders to boost the entertainment value at Selhurst Park.
    • 21'
      CLEVER! Palace win another corner, which Ward stands over to take. He tries to pick out Hangelaand with his cross, but the defender cannot get on the end of it. The ball falls for Jedinak who sends a clever little back heel towards the far post, but Guzan just manages to collect it and sniff out the
    • 23'
      STAT ATTACK: Crystal Palace are looking to win back-to-back home games for the first time since March-April of last season, where coincidentally, their second victory came against Aston Villa.
    • 25'
      Wilfried Zaha has posed a real threat for Palace through the opening 25 minutes, always looking to take on a defender, which has put some real pressure on Westwood and Cissokho. Again he darts into the final third and picks out a lovely ball for Gayle, but the striker cannot control it, allowing Hut
    • 27'
      Disappointing from Zaha! After a Villa free kick, Palace win the ball and break on a threatening counter. The winger streaks up the right, with a few options in the centre. He tries to send in an early ball, but there is far too much behind it, as it runs past everyone and out for a throw.
    • 29'
      BRILLIANT SAVE! The first chance of the match for Villa, and it comes from nothing really. Sanchez sends an innocent looking pass forward to pick out Benteke, who has his back turned to goal. A lovely turn from the striker helps him elude Dann, before trying to place a shot in the far corner. It is
    • 31'
      ASTON VILLA OPEN THE SCORING THROUGH CHRISTIAN BENTEKE!
    • 32'
      G C. Benteke Assist J. Cole
    • 32'
      The Belgian striker shows great strength to dispossess Scott Dann near the halfway line. He charges forward with only Hangelaand to beat. He gets near the top of the area and wastes no time, placing a shot past Speroni and into the far bottom corner! Sensational finish from Benteke, who marks his re
    • 34'
      BACK COME PALACE! The hosts waste no time searching for an equalizer, throwing everything at the Villa goal. They commit men into the area, but Zaha sees his shot saved, before Bolasie's strike is blocked. Chaos in the area, but again Palace come away empty handed!
    • 36'
      ANOTHER MAGNIFICENT SAVE! Lovely cross in from Zaha, which falls for Bolasie. The winger takes a touch before firing towards goal from in close. He strikes it with real power, but Guzan gets his body in front to make the save!
    • 38'
      APPEALS FOR A HANDBALL! Following a Palace corner, the ball comes out to McArthur at the top of the area. He drives a seeing eye shot towards goal, which appears to be blocked by a handball. They shout for a penalty, but have their claims immediately turned aside by Michael Oliver.
    • 40'
      Incredible pressure from Crystal Palace, but somehow Villa again manage to have weathered the storm. They break out of their own half, if only for a moment, but seem to have escaped with the lead in-tact. The hosts have thrown everything at Villa, yet the first goal still eludes them.
    • 42'
      STAT ATTACK: Aston Villa have been held without a goal in six of their last nine matches, conceding 17 goals while scoring just three times during that span. Their seven goals this season are the fewest in the Premier League, behind Burnley who have nine.
    • 44'
      The pace has slowed a bit as we approach the break. Palace seem to have grown frustrated with their inability to capitalize on their chances, while Villa look eager to get to the break with their lead intact. The game is mostly being played in midfield at the moment, and possession being squandered
    • 45'
      There will be two minutes of added time at the end of the first half...
    • 46'
      SI F. Campbell SO J. Cole
    • 46'
      F. Campbell enters play, replacing D. Gayle.
    • 46'
      Crystal Palace kick off and the second half is underway at Selhurst Park. One change to tell you about at the break, as Frazier Campbell replaces Dwight Gayle. There are a massive three points up for grabs, who will claim them?
    • 48'
      Wonderful run! Bolasie looks increasingly dangerous on the left. He is causing Hutton all sorts of problems, this time cutting it back into a dangerous area, but Westwood is back to clear the threat. The pressure remains on, and Okore gives away a free kick from 25 yards out.
    • 49'
      Jedinak takes the free kick, trying to loft a ball towards the far post, but his delivery is very poor, forcing Dann to concede a free kick and again the chance comes to nothing for Palace.
    • 51'
      GREAT DEFENSIVE HEADER! Frazier Campbell makes a sublime run into the area, putting real pressure on the Villa defence. He turns and picks out Bolasie, who sends a teasing ball into the box, but Clark dives in to head clear just before Chamakh can get to it.
    • 53'
      MORE SOLID DEFENDING! McArthur sends a ball through for Bolasie, who is in the midst of another one of his elegant runs forward. Okore spots the threat, however, and gets across, showing great pace and strength to fend off the forward without conceding a free kick. Important work from the Danish cen
    • 55'
      PRESSURE MOUNTING! Again Palace throw everything at the visitors, and have them scrambling to defend the lead. Bolasie looks incredibly dangerous along the left, sending another sensational ball in for Zaha, but the winger sends his header over the bar!
    • 57'
      F. Campbell receives a yellow card.
    • 57'
      OUCH! Terrific clearance from Brad Guzan, who rushes well out of his area to clear a through ball which looked to have Campbell through on goal. The keeper gets to the ball first to clear, and in then taken out by the striker after a very hard coming together, which earns him the first yellow card o
    • 59'
      STAT ATTACK: Andreas Weimann’s goal in the first game of the season at Stoke is the lone second-half strike Aston Villa have registered this season. They have gone 12 matches since without scoring after the break, with all six of their goals coming in the opening 45 minutes. They have been held scor
    • 61'
      APPEALS FOR A PENALTY NOT GIVEN! Bolasie at the heart of things again for the hosts, running into space on the left, before sending a sensational ball into the area for Campbell. The striker goes down, appearing to be toppled over from behind, but Michael Oliver is having none of it!
    • 63'
      Villa again seem to have come out unscathed, as the tempo slows and pressure on their goal is relieved. They are experiencing their first spell in possession of this second half, which if not for anything, allows them to regain their shape at the back.
    • 65'
      Agbonlahor drifts deep into his own end to get the ball, before starting Villa forward in attack. The visitors need much more of that, as it does wonders to help them escape being trapped at the back like they have so often in this match.
    • 67'
      MAGNIFICENT DEFENDING! Villa win a corner, but Palace deal with it. They break on the counter, completely outnumbering the Villa defence. Campbell pushes forward in possession, but Hutton takes a chance, lunging forward with a superb tackle to dispossess the striker and sniff out the opportunity!
    • 69'
      END TO END STUFF! Back come Villa on a counter of their own, and Weimann picks up the ball at the top of the area. His first shot is blocked by Hangelaand, but gets on the rebound from 15 yards out. It is a glorious opportunity, but Speroni is up to the task, making a fine save to deny the forward.
    • 71'
      It is all boiling over now as Palace voice their frustration with referee Michael Oliver. Kelly's cross into the area is chased down by McArthur, with Guzan rushing off his line to collect. The two collide with each other, and a free kick is awarded to Villa. There was nothing in it from either play
    • 73'
      STAT ATTACK: Crystal Palace scored three goals against Liverpool in their last home match. Since returning to the Premier League last season, they have scored three goals at Selhurst Park on three occasions before this, each time losing their next home match (0-2 vs Swansea, 0-2 vs Manchester United
    • 75'
      Lovely pass from McArthur! The midfielder picks out Bolasie in attack, who then cuts into the centre and tries to curl a shot in at the far post. Okore gets a piece of it, forcing Palace to settle for yet another corner.
    • 77'
      Both teams growing increasingly desperate, as we approach the final 10 minutes. Villa are frantically trying to hold on and keep Palace out, while the hosts are throwing everything at them in search of a game-tying goal. You could cut the tension with a knife inside the ground!
    • 79'
      Free kick now awarded to Palace, who have everyone forward in search of the elusive first goal. Ward delivers, and Hutton puts it behind for another corner. Michael Oliver blows his whistle, however, as Dann is penalized for a push in the back of the defender, awarding Villa a free kick.
    • 81'
      Y. Bolasie is yellow-carded.
    • 81'
      Bolasie is shown a yellow card, the second of the day for Crystal Palace, as he lunges in and ends up stomping on the leg of Hutton. The free kick again allows Villa to waste precious time off the clock, while relieving pressure on their goal.
    • 82'
      C. Clark gets yellow.
    • 82'
      Clark receives a yellow card of his own, as the intensity of the match picks up with time running out. Ward delivers the ensuing free kick into the penalty area from 35 yards out, but again no one attacks it, as it bounces harmlessly behind for a goal kick.
    • 84'
      Villa holding on for dear life! They have everyone back to defend, and are doing a great job keeping Palace out. There are moments of panic at the back, but the visitors are first to every ball in the area, as they desperately cling to this one goal advantage.
    • 86'
      STAT ATTACK: Aston Villa have managed to tally a meager five points from a possible 48 against London clubs since their opening day victory at the Emirates to kick off the 2013-14 campaign.
    • 88'
      Still no way through for Palace! Villa are defending valiantly, throwing themselves in front of everything. Another cross is cleared out for a throw, which will allow both sides to make changes as we approach the 90th minute.
    • 89'
      SI K. Richardson SO J. Cole
    • 89'
      SI J. Puncheon SO J. Cole
    • 89'
      M. Kelly is done for the day. J. Puncheon is his replacement.
    • 89'
      T. Cleverley is replaced with K. Richardson.
    • 90'
      IT SQUEEZES THROUGH! Magnificent stuff from Zaha, who dribbles his way through the defence to the byline. He sends a terrific ball across the face of goal, but Campbell and Bolasie both completely miss the ball! All it needed was a touch!
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    england
    Roy Hodgson
    england
    Dean Smith

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 15 15
    Yellow Cards 2 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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