Aston Villa vs. Stoke City  0 - 0

General Game Stats Chart

Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +4 After letting plenty of meaty challenges go, Roger East has sent off Ryan Shotton for a second booking. The defender may have clipped Delph's heels, but there was no intent there and he is unfortunate.
90' +3 R. Shotton gets a second yellow card and is sent off.
90' +2 Villa are loading the box now, but can't find a cross to trouble the Stoke defence.
90' Jerome finds a bit of space on the right of the box, but is well tackled by Lichaj, who even wins the goal kick.
88' Lichaj slashes the ball wildly out for a throw when he should have done better in the box. There were plenty of men forward for Villa, and the American will be disappointed not to have made more of the opportunity.
87' Shotton crosses, Guzan collects. It is a familiar story.
84' Steven Ireland's cross-cum-shot flies over the bar from the right hand side of the box, but at least reminds Begovic that he is in a football match. The keepers have been largely untroubled for both sides today.
82' Darren Bent has not seen much action of late, and he still isn't despite having been on the pitch for about 15 minutes now. The striker is being starved of service.
80' Crouch is sent tumbling on the half-way line, and Huth's hoof into the box falls to Jerome. His lay-off finds Shotton, but his cross is headed away for what seems like the 100th time today. Cameron Jerome then amuses the home crowd by taking a shot that goes out for a throw-in. Embarrassing for a former Blue.
78' F. Delph enters the game and replaces B. Bannan.
Lambert makes his final substitution, bringing on Fabien Delph in the place of Barry Bannan.

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +43 89
2 38 +32 78
3 38 +36 75
4 38 +35 73
5 38 +20 72
6 38 +15 63
7 38 +28 61
8 38 -4 49
9 38 -4 46
10 38 -8 46
11 38 -17 44
12 38 -10 43
13 38 -11 42
14 38 -11 41
15 38 -22 41
16 38 -23 41
17 38 -13 39
18 38 -26 36
19 38 -30 28
20 38 -30 25