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Aston Villa 2 - Swansea 0

Premiership

Villa Park

15/9/12

Attendance: 34,005

Referee: Mason

Aston Villa
2 - 0
Swansea
Lowton (16), Benteke (88)
 
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: 34,005
The Teams
Guzan
 
 
 
Vorm
 
 
Lowton
 
 
 
Tate
 
 
Vlaar
 
 
 
Williams
 
 
Clark
 
 
 
Rangel
 
 
Lichaj
 
 
 
Davies
 
 
Bannan
 
 
 
Britton
 
 
79
Ireland
 
 
71
 
Michu
 
 
El Ahmadi
 
 
 
Dyer
 
 
Holman
 
 
79
 
Routledge
 
 
57
Bent
 
 
 
De Guzman
 
 
Weimann
 
 
71
 
Graham
 
 
71
Substitutes
Given
 
 
 
Tremmel
 
 
Bennett
 
 
 
Pablo
 
 
57
N'Zogbia
 
 
79
 
Agustien
 
 
Agbonlahor
 
 
 
Richards
 
 
Westwood
 
 
71
 
Shechter
 
 
79
Benteke
 
 
71
 
Moore
 
 
71
Bowery
 
 
 
Ki
 
 
Game Statistics
17
Goal Attempts
10
13
On Target
5
11
Corners
5
11
Fouls
4
3
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
49
%
51
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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 15 2012

Time: 4:56PM

Your Comments

happy days!
delirium
17 goal attempts and 13 on target,unheard of.Played well and the work rate was blistering,job well done. Benteke scored first game and everyone worked hard for the team,it's all starting to look very good,superb.
jasevilla
EVERY player gave it their all! Today's performance was a breath of fresh air from last year. With this team, we can take on any team in the PL! UTV!
soccer15
I'd just like to say - that was an excellent performance from the Villa. I've stayed up til 2 in the morning to watch that with a bunch of fellow Villa supporting mates and we are all jumping from seeing a side that looked like a work in progress, but still delivered the goods. Guzan - faultless, won everything in the air and his point blank save in the second half was awesome. Vlaar and Lowton look like two of the best defensive signings ever. Benteke - missed a sitter but scored on his debut and looks like everything Bent isn't, passes well, deft little flicks, I'll give him plenty more games to settle in cos he looks great so far. Ireland - brilliant performance, Banna as well. Most importantly - we chased lost balls, ran into space intelligently, didnt even think about sitting back after going a goal in front. An absolute pleasure to watch, wish I'd been in Brum for that one ! UTV ! :)
ExpatVillaShirt
Hold on...I don't seem to have anything to moan about ? Well done Villa !
MASON_PARKER
Commentator: "In a few weeks time, Swansea will look on at this result, and it won't be so bad. This seems to be the turning point for Villa's season" says it all really. Great stuff lads! Worth staying up for
LuxuryVilla24
Great performance, just wait till they have played more games together. Was a pleasure to watch the game today.
fulford
the great thing is that we have only one "tough" game until end Oct. so plenty of time to settle before we have that remarkable 3-fixture-run which was presumably designed to seal our fate by Xmas. Plus we can go into the COC game against citeh and play to win rather than for a point....will be interesting.
malacaxeta
Fantastic effort from everyone today! Still plenty of room for improvement!
sherlockgt
Bloody hell - we bought on virtually three attacking players!!! I always said Bent was rubbish, the King is dead, long live the Krakan - that's what I've decided to call Bentke because he's a hyyyoooowj scary bloke! I cannot believe we have won. Seriously, aren't Swansea the new Arsenal? not today they aren't. This season is going to be crazy. We've been starved of good stuff for so long that I'm rapturous! Look at the bench..Nzo, Gab, Benteke. That's a dangerous bench. And if the rest of the subs can perform, then we look like we have strong squad already, depth too. Vlaar is worryingly class - top man!
koolbill
Just got in from a night out and was greeted by the score. Excellent! The states look good - apart the bookings - again.....
Pride of Lions
Malacaxeta- abbreviate it LC next time will ya hadnt a clue what you were on about for a minute there ha... Anyways that was the most confident and assured performance iv seen from Villa in a long time... Excellent just excellent faultless to say the least... While Bannan was good he still has a lot to work on...
CDX_EIRE
lol so how many people posting here still actually live in England ? Just curious... no I don't, incase you were wondering hehe. So stoken about today's performance. We were great. Next ! UTV
ExpatVillaShirt
Just got back in and i am still buzzin, really proud of Villa's effort desire to win the ball commtment the lot absolutely brill man, Benteke lol he is gonna be a player for us alright, its just nice to see Villa back to winning ways against a good footballin side, UTV!!
clivethevillan
What on earth is going on? This isn't right at all!
revolutionatlast
19 minutes and 1 goal for Benteke. 13 out of 17 on target. Happy days. Lambert has proved in a short space of time that he's more than capable. It won't be 3 points every week but at least we'll try EVERY week. Boo boys from the Everton game have got to give him some slack and cheer the lads regardless. The future is bright once again and that's not from 1 win. The effort, togetherness and intent is exciting!!
Villan444
100% workrate, and quality football too. Haven't seen that in years. And Benteke scoring on his debut. Yup, not a bad day at all!
Stephen Jay Hawkings
Fantastic result and performance. The most pleasing thing for me is the effort and work rate from every single one of them. It's been years since I've seen a Villa team really fight and sweat it out for the manager and the shirt. The back four were solid and I am so impressed with Lowton. Holman is an absolute machine, he doesn't stop! Benteke looks very promising, I think we have a new hero! Great to see Vlaar take the armband, he and Clark are looking solid together. Top marks to Mr Lambert, spot on! Here's to the first home win of many!
Lion Heart
Need to add "eke" to my shirt.
Lost_In_Ca
Wow, effort again, looking better each game and like already mentioned most important thing is we don't revert to defense mode after we go ahead, brilliant
antonvilla
I watched the game and the moment Benteke touched the ball, I noticed that Bent saw some real competition and put in a million times more effort. It was a great sight to see such a competitive mind even from the first choice striker. And I also though Westwood was good. Holman was full of energy today and it even made me giggle when I saw him blister in to make a challenge. Benteke was a trouble too when he came on showing skill and flare and also lots of strength. Ireland never played his best and El Ahmedi lost the ball a few times but still good at passing and also had a shot. Bannan was very involved I noticed which was good. Lowton was good I thought, very good down the wings and a cracking volley from outside the box. Vlaar and Clark very good as usual, Lichaj was very good also. N'Zogbia looked good partnering with Benteke and I thought Guzan was just world class, some brilliant saves when Swansea had some cracking and hard to save shots, I think he will be our first choice keeper now. Overall an amazing game and also a great chuckle with the parents. Mum looking bonkers holding a balti pie for 45 minutes and looking very much like a meerkat and dad tripped over a little girl whilst trying to get down to his seat after half time.
Avfc94 we do
I'm soooo happy. What a game, massively entertaining, great atmosphere, top top effort. This is it boys! The mighty Aston Villa are rising again! Had such a great day. We need to get those lost fans back and raise the attendance to over 40,000 against the Tesco Bags.
PiperUK
What a great result to wake up to. It wasn't on Sky NZ but highlights are on Monday eve so I'm really looking forward to them now. Pleased for our new signings, brilliant. UTV.
holte ender 1969
gotta make mention of Brett Holman - absolutely tireless and MOTM for me. great win, we look solid - and we haven't looked solid for some time.
leftfoot
Great work ethic, well played lads!!
Charizma
Been saying all week we'd win 2-1 by the lads did better than that! Great result against a form side of course but the most pleasing thing was the manor of our performance, the energy and passion in defence matched with the possession and attacking play was a delight to watch. PL is the new king! Loved how every sub PL hugged his players coming off and gave them huge pats on the back, something we haven't seen at Villa Park in a while. Well done lads let's go on a run now! UTV
AdzVilla11
Absolutely delighted and relieved......this must be a turning point for us. Gotta be confident now and push on. Yes Villa!
reza
what a relief, and that was against a very nice passing side. Love that.
The Fear
Glad I wasn't the only one who was relieved when that second goal came - Mr Fear. Really happy with what I watched yesterday. Well worth the trip up from Basingstoke (my first game at Villa park since the MON days), after the rubbish we Villa fans have been asked to pay for over the last two seasons. However lets not get carried away as we could of lost that game if not for some really good individual performances from my MotM Guzan, the workhorse Holman and new Captain Fantastic Vlaar. Glad that I now have my confidence in Villa back :-)))
tvrwhitey
Yup, settling my nerves for sure, Lambert has this lot playing as a unit already, that is a great sign for the future.
The Fear
Vlaar is the new McGrath and unbeaten as captain, long may that continue! UTV.
holte ender 1969
Said before the game how nice it was to look forward to weekends again. Delighted with the performance from the whole team congrats Lambert. But got to mention Holman felt tired just watching the guy compete for everything never mind the ground he covered. And also a mention for Lichaj who put in another competent performance an unsung if ever there was one. Good result against a good side. UTV
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