Aston Villa - Houston 0-1 Aston Villa
UK time is: 19:24:25
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Houston 0-1 Aston Villa

We've won a Cup, we have some silverware...am I dreaming? Joe Bennett scored, I must be!

Much earlier this morning Aston Villa achieved the unthinkable, in a Cup competition we didn't lose to lower league opponents and we come home with a piece of silverware to show for our efforts.

Who cares about record losing streaks and those horrors on a morning like this eh!

In the game against Houston Dynamo, left back Joe Bennett scored his first goal for Villa in the final throes of the first half as he used his head to connect with an Andi Weimann delivery.

This was another game I didn't see given the kick off time, but I did watch the first 20 minutes and my educated, balanced view of our play was 'meh'.

The Official Site carries a full match report, and it also says that the victory was 'well deserved' and 'could have been more convincing' so I'm assuming after the opening 20 minutes we did improve and have a number of decent opportunities.

In fact the OS lists good chances as falling to Karim El Ahmadi, Darren Bent, wonderboy Alan Hutton and Gary Gardner especially.

The one nil win saw us hoist aloft 'The Charities Cup' which was nice.

Villa first half:

Steer, Herd, Senderos, Baker, Lowton, Bennett, El Ahmadi, Delph (Richardson 30), N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Weimann.

Villa second half:

Steer, Hutton, Richardson, Herd, Clark, Stephens, Gardner, Westwood, Bacuna, Grealish, Bent.

The early substitution of Fabian Delph was precautionary apparently.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 27 2014

Time: 3:34PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I stayed up and watched the whole thing, and the second half team played much better. Westy orchestrated the game well spraying balls around, Grealish was confident and seems to be close to 1st team standard, and Hutton was solid! For me, Bennett wasn't good enough defensively, but hopefully his goal gives him some confidence to kick on and improve.
VillaHippo
Report Abuse
27/07/2014 18:30:00

I didn't think I would ever say this, but I can see Hutton starting at Stoke. Two more players to come in? Ki, hopefully one. Other rumours are Ashley Young or Atsu from Chelsea. What about a left back? I can see Richardson playing left wing back, but if we have a back four? Bennett? Not sure about him yet
krfeskivilla
Report Abuse
27/07/2014 18:36:00

We didn't lose to lower league opposition yes, we managed to beat a team the equal to lower league opposition....
Pride of Lions
Report Abuse
28/07/2014 00:30:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Takeover, Clark & Other Bits (Sunday August 2 2015)

New Duo Give Interviews (Saturday August 1 2015)

Sherwood Delighted With Villa Rebuild (Saturday August 1 2015)

Baker Signs Four Year Deal (Friday July 31 2015)

Lescott Now Linked? (Friday July 31 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 82
2. Bonker 34
3. ClivetheVillan 26
4. Fulford 22
5. gooser76 15
6. SherlockGT 15
7. The Fear 15
8. glensider 13
9. jcm19760 13
10. sirdennis 13

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Arsenal 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Chelsea 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Everton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

3 In 3, 6 In 6 and 4 In 14 Months
Arsenal : 02/08/2015 18:42:00
Espanyol Draw Frustrates Koeman
Southampton : 02/08/2015 18:36:00
Arsenal : 02/08/2015 18:26:01
Mourinho on Community Shield Defeat
Chelsea : 02/08/2015 18:23:01
Benalouane Confirms Leicester Move
Leicester City : 02/08/2015 18:21:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Our transfer business so far?
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Great 87%
Ok 10%
Average 0%
Not good 2%