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English FA Cup

Sunday, 15 February 2015,

Aston Villa
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Leicester
  • Kickoff: 13:30 BST
  • Stadium: Villa Park
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Villa Park
  • Attendance: 28,098
  • 68' Leandro Bacuna
  • 89' Scott Sinclair
  • 91' Andrej Kramaric

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Marshall may consult Lambert

Aston Villa caretaker boss Scott Marshall has admitted he may consult former manager Paul Lambert ahead of his first game in charge.

The first-team coach, who has temporarily replaced the sacked Lambert, is set to be in control for Sunday's FA Cup visit of Leicester.

Former Arsenal defender Marshall has never managed before and is being assisted by goalkeeping coach Andy Marshall and under-21 boss Gordon Cowans.

Lambert was sacked on Wednesday after just two wins from 21 Barclays Premier League games left Villa third from bottom.

The club are understood to favour a long-term appointment with ex-Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood the bookies' favourite.

But Marshall, who is yet to speak to chairman Randy Lerner since taking over, said he would draw on contacts for advice ahead of the fifth round tie and one could be Lambert.

He said: "If I had a conversation and asked him something I'm sure he'd be a positive help.

"You can only explain so much to get advice back but you try and call upon all your experiences before and try to make the best decision going forward. That's what I'm trying to do now.

"I'm pretty sure we'll have another conversation before the game."

Marshall believes Villa need an experienced manager to help them beat the drop, effectively ruling himself out, and admitted the situation of succeeding his friend Lambert, who he also worked with at Norwich, has been tough.

"I wouldn't say comfortable. It's not something I wanted in any shape or form, my respect for the boss is there," he said.

"He's given me some good opportunities at Norwich and here. This is new to me. Maybe sometime in the future maybe I'll be a better coach for it.

"It's a big job, the boss (Lambert) will tell you that. It'll be a big challenge for somebody."

He has skipper Ron Vlaar available after a knee injury and may recall after he started the last two games on the bench.

Marshall may be tempted to recall Christian Benteke after the striker started the last two games on the bench but is without Philippe Senderos (calf) and Libor Kozak (broken leg).

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson accepts he is now under the full glare of the spotlight after a difficult past week.

But the Foxes boss insists the extra scrutiny will not detract him from his job.

Reports last Sunday claimed Pearson had been sacked only for the club to later deny them.

But with a lack of clarity on the issue, later reports suggested the club did actually make a decision to part company with Pearson but then relent.

All of this came a day after Pearson was involved in a bizarre touchline altercation with Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur, and led to heated exchanges in a press conference on Monday.

With Leicester bottom of the Barclays Premier League, Pearson is under pressure to deliver but he feels he can cope.

Asked if he could sense any extra attention, Pearson said: "Yes, probably, but I'm focused on what I'm doing.

"I will be concentrating on the team. It is not a case of sticking your head in the sand. It is about dealing with situations as they arise and my focus is very much on the team and making sure our performance warrants a win, rather than a disappointing result where we have played well."

Pearson's side produced a lively performance at Arsenal in midweek but still went down to a 2-1 defeat that left them five points adrift of safety at the foot of the table.

After four successive league defeats, Pearson feels hard-luck stories are becoming all too familiar.

He said: "I am getting tired of people giving us praise for performances but not getting results. We have got to make that change. There is no-one else.

"We have to make sure we maintain the belief and application we have had and make sure that if it's bad luck that we turn it, and do everything we can to change our fortunes."

Pearson was speaking at a press conference to preview Sunday's FA Cup fifth-round tie against managerless relegation rivals Aston Villa.

The match could provide an opportunity for both clubs to rediscover some much-needed winning form.

Villa's recent results have also been dispiriting and this week led to the sacking of Paul Lambert as manager.

Pearson said: "The Premier League remains the priority but this game in isolation is very important for us. It gives us the next chance to win a game.

"It's important we perform and progress to the next round but I'm sure Villa will have a lot to say about that."

Veteran defender Matthew Upson (foot) is doubtful and Robert Huth is cup-tied so Marcin Wasilewski is likely to feature.

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Ciaran Clark clears the ball from danger.

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Paul Konchesky crosses the ball.

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Aly Cissokho clears the ball from danger.

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Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Defending)

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Paul Konchesky clears the ball from danger.

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Shay Given takes a long goal kick

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Andrej Kramaric hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

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Alan Hutton clears the ball from danger.

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Matthew Upson (Leicester City) Free Kick at 93'

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Handball called on Tom Cleverley

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Mark Schwarzer makes the save (Catch)

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Christian Benteke hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

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Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa) Free Kick at 92'

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Danny Simpson

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Danny Simpson commits a foul on Scott Sinclair resulting on a free kick for Aston Villa

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2 - 1

Goal!! Andrej Kramaric hits a header to the lower left corner from the centre penalty area and scores!! Leicester City now trails 1 - 2

91'

Andrej Kramaric hits a good header. Outcome: goal

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That last goal was assisted by Jefferey Schlupp

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The referee has signaled the end of the second half

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2 - 0

Goal!! Scott Sinclair hits a right footed shot to the lower right corner from the right penalty area and scores!! Aston Villa now leads 2 - 0

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Scott Sinclair hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

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That last goal was assisted by Christian Benteke

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Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Defending)

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Mark Schwarzer makes the save (Other)

87'

Christian Benteke hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

86'

Alan Hutton clears the ball from danger.

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Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Defending)

85'

Shay Given (Aston Villa) Free Kick at 85'

85'

Offside called on Riyad Mahrez

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Riyad Mahrez crosses the ball.

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Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) Free Kick at 84'

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Ashley Westwood commits a foul on Riyad Mahrez resulting on a free kick for Leicester City

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Throw-in: Danny Simpson takes it (Attacking)

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Tom Cleverley clears the ball from danger.

83'

Riyad Mahrez crosses the ball.

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Throw-in: Danny Simpson takes it (Attacking)

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Throw-in: Aly Cissokho takes it (Defending)

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Aston Villa makes a sub: Jack Grealish enters for Andreas Weimann. Reason: Tactical

81'

Matthew Upson clears the ball from danger.

81'

Shay Given takes a long goal kick

80'

Esteban Cambiasso curls a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

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Esteban Cambiasso (Leicester City) Free Kick at 80'

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Handball called on Fabian Delph

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Ciaran Clark clears the ball from danger.

80'

Paul Konchesky crosses the ball.

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Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Attacking)

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Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Attacking)

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Wes Morgan clears the ball from danger.

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Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Attacking)

77'

Shay Given takes a long goal kick

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Aston Villa makes a sub: Scott Sinclair enters for Leandro Bacuna. Reason: Tactical

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Andrej Kramaric hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

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Alan Hutton clears the ball from danger.

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Ron Vlaar clears the ball from danger.

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Ciaran Clark clears the ball from danger.

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Alan Hutton clears the ball from danger.

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Matthew James crosses the ball.

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Matthew James (Leicester City) Free Kick at 76'

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Ashley Westwood commits a foul on Andrej Kramaric resulting on a free kick for Leicester City

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Alan Hutton crosses the ball.

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Wes Morgan clears the ball from danger.

74'

Alan Hutton crosses the ball.

73'

Ron Vlaar blocks the shot

73'

Riyad Mahrez hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

73'

Ashley Westwood clears the ball from danger.

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Shay Given clears the ball from danger.

73'

Riyad Mahrez crosses the ball.

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Mark Schwarzer takes a short goal kick

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Christian Benteke hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

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Mark Schwarzer (Leicester City) Free Kick at 71'

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Offside called on Andreas Weimann

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Fabian Delph clears the ball from danger.

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Alan Hutton clears the ball from danger.

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Jefferey Schlupp crosses the ball.

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Throw-in: Alan Hutton takes it (Defending)

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1 - 0

Goal!! Leandro Bacuna hits a right footed shot to the upper right corner from the left penalty area and scores!! Aston Villa now leads 1 - 0

68'

Leandro Bacuna curls a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

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That last goal was assisted by Ron Vlaar

68'

Leonardo Ulloa clears the ball from danger.

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Matthew Upson clears the ball from danger.

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Wes Morgan clears the ball from danger.

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Matthew Upson clears the ball from danger.

66'

Leandro Bacuna crosses the ball.

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Mark Schwarzer takes a long goal kick

65'

Leicester City makes a sub: Leonardo Ulloa enters for Marcin Wasilewski. Reason: Tactical

65'

Christian Benteke hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

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Alan Hutton crosses the ball.

62'

Paul Konchesky clears the ball from danger.

62'

Jefferey Schlupp clears the ball from danger.

62'

Alan Hutton crosses the ball.

61'

Throw-in: Danny Simpson takes it (Defending)

61'

Ashley Westwood crosses the ball.

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Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) Free Kick at 61'

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Paul Konchesky

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Paul Konchesky commits a foul on Tom Cleverley resulting on a free kick for Aston Villa

60'

Marcin Wasilewski clears the ball from danger.

60'

Aly Cissokho crosses the ball.

59'

Throw-in: Alan Hutton takes it (Attacking)

59'

Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Attacking)

59'

Mark Schwarzer takes a long goal kick

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Fabian Delph hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

58'

Leandro Bacuna (Aston Villa) Free Kick at 58'

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Matthew Upson commits a foul on Christian Benteke resulting on a free kick for Aston Villa

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Christian Benteke hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

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Aly Cissokho crosses the ball.

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Leandro Bacuna crosses the ball.

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Mark Schwarzer makes the save (Block)

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Christian Benteke hits a header. Outcome: save

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Fabian Delph crosses the ball.

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Danny Simpson clears the ball from danger.

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Paul Konchesky clears the ball from danger.

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Mark Schwarzer takes a long goal kick

51'

Leandro Bacuna crosses the ball.

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Mark Schwarzer makes the save (Feet)

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Christian Benteke hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

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Matthew Upson clears the ball from danger.

50'

Paul Konchesky clears the ball from danger.

50'

Leandro Bacuna crosses the ball.

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Matthew Upson (Leicester City) Free Kick at 50'

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Handball called on Ashley Westwood

49'

Shay Given takes a long goal kick

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Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Attacking)

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Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Defending)

47'

Mark Schwarzer takes a long goal kick

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Fabian Delph hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

47'

Leandro Bacuna crosses the ball.

46'

Ciaran Clark clears the ball from danger.

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The second half is under way

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Marcin Wasilewski clears the ball from danger.

46'

Throw-in: Danny Simpson takes it (Defending)

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Andreas Weimann clears the ball from danger.

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Mark Schwarzer (Leicester City) Free Kick at 46'

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The referee has signaled the end of the first half

45'

Offside called on Christian Benteke

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Throw-in: Alan Hutton takes it (Defending)

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Mark Schwarzer (Leicester City) Free Kick at 44'

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Offside called on Leandro Bacuna

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Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Attacking)

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Throw-in: Danny Simpson takes it (Attacking)

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Jefferey Schlupp clears the ball from danger.

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Leandro Bacuna crosses the ball.

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Throw-in: Alan Hutton takes it (Attacking)

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Marcin Wasilewski blocks the shot

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Christian Benteke hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

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Throw-in: Aly Cissokho takes it (Attacking)

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Danny Simpson clears the ball from danger.

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Mark Schwarzer makes the save (Block)

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Christian Benteke hits a header. Outcome: save

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Leandro Bacuna crosses the ball.

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Ciaran Clark clears the ball from danger.

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Ciaran Clark clears the ball from danger.

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Mark Schwarzer (Leicester City) Free Kick at 38'

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Offside called on Leandro Bacuna

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Throw-in: Alan Hutton takes it (Defending)

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Shay Given (Aston Villa) Free Kick at 37'

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Matthew Upson commits a foul on Shay Given resulting on a free kick for Aston Villa

35'

Ciaran Clark clears the ball from danger.

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Jefferey Schlupp crosses the ball.

35'

Shay Given takes a long goal kick

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Throw-in: Danny Simpson takes it (Attacking)

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Aly Cissokho clears the ball from danger.

34'

Danny Simpson crosses the ball.

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Tom Cleverley clears the ball from danger.

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Ashley Westwood clears the ball from danger.

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Leandro Bacuna clears the ball from danger.

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Andrej Kramaric crosses the ball.

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Shay Given makes the save (Parry)

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Matthew James hits an impressive left footed shot. Outcome: save

32'

Jefferey Schlupp crosses the ball.

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Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Attacking)

31'

Andreas Weimann clears the ball from danger.

31'

Throw-in: Matthew Upson takes it (Defending)

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Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Attacking)

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Alan Hutton clears the ball from danger.

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Matthew Upson (Leicester City) Free Kick at 31'

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Andreas Weimann commits a foul on Matthew Upson resulting on a free kick for Leicester City

30'

Offside called on Andreas Weimann

30'

Wes Morgan hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

30'

Riyad Mahrez crosses the ball.

29'

Andrej Kramaric hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

29'

Ron Vlaar clears the ball from danger.

29'

Danny Simpson crosses the ball.

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Ron Vlaar clears the ball from danger.

29'

Jefferey Schlupp crosses the ball.

28'

Alan Hutton clears the ball from danger.

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Ciaran Clark clears the ball from danger.

28'

Andrej Kramaric crosses the ball.

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Throw-in: Aly Cissokho takes it (Defending)

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Throw-in: Aly Cissokho takes it (Defending)

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Paul Konchesky crosses the ball.

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Mark Schwarzer takes a long goal kick

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Leandro Bacuna crosses the ball.

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Mark Schwarzer makes the save (Catch)

25'

Ciaran Clark hits a good header. Outcome: save

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Marcin Wasilewski clears the ball from danger.

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Aly Cissokho crosses the ball.

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Marcin Wasilewski clears the ball from danger.

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Matthew Upson clears the ball from danger.

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Christian Benteke hits a left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

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Marcin Wasilewski clears the ball from danger.

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Matthew Upson clears the ball from danger.

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Alan Hutton crosses the ball.

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Danny Simpson clears the ball from danger.

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Throw-in: Aly Cissokho takes it (Attacking)

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Shay Given takes a long goal kick

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Danny Simpson (Leicester City) Free Kick at 21'

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Fabian Delph commits a foul on Riyad Mahrez resulting on a free kick for Leicester City

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Ciaran Clark clears the ball from danger.

20'

Throw-in: Alan Hutton takes it (Defending)

19'

Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Attacking)

19'

Paul Konchesky crosses the ball.

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Throw-in: Leandro Bacuna takes it (Attacking)

16'

Throw-in: Alan Hutton takes it (Attacking)

16'

Throw-in: Alan Hutton takes it (Defending)

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Throw-in: Aly Cissokho takes it (Attacking)

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Danny Simpson clears the ball from danger.

14'

Throw-in: Alan Hutton takes it (Defending)

14'

Mark Schwarzer takes a long goal kick

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Andreas Weimann crosses the ball.

13'

Throw-in: Aly Cissokho takes it (Attacking)

13'

Matthew Upson clears the ball from danger.

13'

Shay Given takes a long goal kick

12'

Marcin Wasilewski hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: hit post

12'

Ciaran Clark clears the ball from danger.

12'

Paul Konchesky crosses the ball.

11'

Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Attacking)

11'

Mark Schwarzer (Leicester City) Free Kick at 11'

10'

Offside called on Leandro Bacuna

10'

Throw-in: Danny Simpson takes it (Attacking)

9'

Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Defending)

9'

Ciaran Clark clears the ball from danger.

8'

Wes Morgan clears the ball from danger.

8'

Danny Simpson clears the ball from danger.

8'

Fabian Delph crosses the ball.

7'

Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Attacking)

7'

Mark Schwarzer takes a long goal kick

6'

Andreas Weimann hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

6'

Paul Konchesky clears the ball from danger.

6'

Paul Konchesky clears the ball from danger.

6'

Leandro Bacuna crosses the ball.

6'

Throw-in: Aly Cissokho takes it (Attacking)

5'

Ciaran Clark clears the ball from danger.

5'

Ashley Westwood clears the ball from danger.

4'

Marcin Wasilewski clears the ball from danger.

4'

Aly Cissokho crosses the ball.

4'

Marcin Wasilewski clears the ball from danger.

4'

Danny Simpson clears the ball from danger.

4'

Alan Hutton crosses the ball.

4'

Throw-in: Tom Cleverley takes it (Attacking)

4'

Wes Morgan clears the ball from danger.

3'

Ashley Westwood crosses the ball.

3'

Paul Konchesky clears the ball from danger.

3'

Danny Simpson clears the ball from danger.

2'

Throw-in: Paul Konchesky takes it (Defending)

2'

Throw-in: Alan Hutton takes it (Defending)

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Throw-in: Aly Cissokho takes it (Attacking)

1'

Marcin Wasilewski clears the ball from danger.

1'

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Possession

52%
48%
  • Aston Villa
  • Leicester City

Shots

19
10

Shots on target

10
3

Fouls

4
4

Corners

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0

Yellow Cards

0
2

Red Cards

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Head to Head

Aston Villa2 - 1Leicester
Leicester1 - 0Aston Villa
Aston Villa2 - 1Leicester
Aston Villa0 - 1Leicester
Leicester2 - 3Aston Villa
Leicester0 - 5Aston Villa

Aston Villa

  • 31Shay Given
  • 23Aly Cissokho
  • 21Alan Hutton
  • 4Ron Vlaar
  • 6Ciaran Clark
  • 8Tom Cleverley
  • 15Ashley Westwood
  • 16Fabian Delph
  • 20Christian Benteke
  • 7Leandro Bacuna
  • -> Scott Sinclair
  • 10Andreas Weimann
  • -> Jack Grealish
  • Subs
  • 12Joe Cole
  • 5Jores Okore
  • 34Matthew Lowton
  • 1Brad Guzan
  • 24Carlos S├ínchez

Leicester

  • 32Mark Schwarzer
  • 6Matthew Upson
  • 5Wes Morgan
  • 27Marcin Wasilewski
  • -> Leonardo Ulloa
  • 3Paul Konchesky
  • 17Danny Simpson
  • 26Riyad Mahrez
  • 15Jefferey Schlupp
  • 19Esteban Cambiasso
  • 8Matthew James
  • 40Andrej Kramaric
  • Subs
  • 11Marc Albrighton
  • 7Dean Hammond
  • 9Jamie Vardy
  • 10Andy King
  • 18Liam Moore
  • 12Ben Hamer

Tim Sherwood sees Aston Villa beat Leicester to reach FA Cup quarterfinals

Tim Sherwood saw his new Aston Villa side edge into the FA Cup quarterfinals with a 2-1 win over Leicester at Villa Park.

Sherwood had a watching brief but after a goalless opening 45 minutes, his half-time team-talk seemed to galvanise Villa and goals from Leandro Bacuna and Scott Sinclair settled a scrappy game.

Andrej Kramaric netted an injury-time consolation for the Foxes but they could not force a replay.

First-team coach Scott Marshall took charge of Villa after ex-Tottenham boss Sherwood was appointed as Paul Lambert's successor on Saturday.

Marcin Wasilewski hit the post for Leicester and Shay Given denied Matty James while Christian Benteke and Andi Weimann had goals ruled out for offside for the hosts.

But Villa reached the last eight for the first time since 2010 despite their late scare.

Benteke, Bacuna, Ron Vlaar, Tom Cleverley and Given all returned for Villa while Leicester replaced the cup-tied Robert Huth with Wasilewski.

Foxes boss Nigel Pearson was also in the stands and would have been worried by the Foxes' slow start.

Eager to impress, Villa opened well and Weimann blazed over from 16 yards but their attacking threat waned, showing Sherwood the immediate problem he needs to fix.

While there was plenty of endeavour the hosts lacked quality with Benteke isolated and unable to seriously trouble the Foxes defence.

It gave Leicester encouragement and Wasilewski glanced James' corner across goal and onto the face of the far post after 12 minutes.

Slowly, the Foxes began to assert themselves and Kramaric went down under pressure from Vlaar before Wes Morgan headed over.

Leicester were on top and Villa needed Given to roll back the years after 31 minutes to deny James.

Jeff Schlupp's pass was dummied by Esteban Cambiasso for James to arrow a shot towards the top corner, only for Given to produce a wonderful fingertip save.

Villa did not need another warning and thought they were ahead a minute before the break when Benteke swept into the corner, but his strike was ruled out for offside.

Seemingly buoyed by Sherwood's half-time words, the hosts began the second half well and Fabian Delph's mis-hit header flew over before Mark Schwarzer saved at Benteke's feet after Vlaar's header caught out the Leicester defence.

The Foxes looked ragged and Benteke headed wide before Villa finally made their dominance count after 68 minutes.

Vlaar slipped a cute ball through to Bacuna and the midfielder cut inside to unleash a curling effort into the bottom corner from 18 yards.

Two minutes later Weimann had the ball in the net, only to be pulled up for offside, and Benteke fired over after outpacing Matthew Upson.

A dour game had come to life and Leicester almost hit back when Kramaric failed to force the ball in after Given had spilled a cross.

Vlaar then denied Riyad Mahrez with a last-ditch tackle and Kramaric headed over.

But Villa made it 2-0 in the 89th minute when substitute Sinclair wriggled free. His weak shot was straight at Schwarzer but the keeper spilled it into his own net.

Leicester immediately hit back in stoppage time when Kramaric headed in Schlupp's cross but Villa held on.




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