- match commentary
- English Barclays Premier League
- 15 September 2012, 2:00pm
- Villa Park
- Attendance: 34,005
93 mins:Full Time: Aston Villa 2-0 Swansea. Goals from Lowton and Benteke see Aston Villa claim their first victory of the season. Swansea created a few good chances but were unable to take them.
91 mins:No more nerves at Villa Park now. The home fans are in fine voice!
89 mins:GOAL: ASTON VILLA 2-0 SWANSEA. Mistake from Williams as his back header comes up short. BENTEKE pounces on it and rounds Vorm before sliding into the open net. Game over.
89 mins:Michu plays the one-two with Rangel before crossing for Moore but his header is straight at Guzan.
88 mins:Anxious faces around Villa Park as the home side close in on their first win of the season.
86 mins:Luke Moore brings the ball down on the edge of the box and shoots on the turn but the effort goes well wide.
85 mins:Lowton hits a tame shot straight into the arms of Vorm. That wasn't a patch on the strike that separates these sides.
84 mins:El Ahmadi is teed up by Bent and looks to shoot but can't force the effort through the crowd of players on the edge of the box.
82 mins:De Guzman plays the ball into the middle for Michu but he can't control it and Vlaar clears.
80 mins:Itay Shechter comes on for Britton.
80 mins:N'Zogbia replaces Holman.
79 mins:Bent looks to place the ball into the corner from the edge of the box but Davies makes the block.
77 mins:Hernandez looks to bend the ball in behind the defense for the run of Moore but Guzan reads it well and comes off his line to gather.
75 mins:Bannan whips in a corner won by Benteke and picks out Clark but his header goes narrowly over the bar.
74 mins:Lowton once again wins possession in the Swansea half but again his cross is cleared by Williams.
72 mins:Luke Moore is on for Danny Graham.
72 mins:Its a double change for Villa. Weimann is also being replaced by new signing Benteke.
72 mins:Ireland is replaced by Ashley Westwood in Paul Lambert's first change.
70 mins:Holman back heels the ball into the run of Lowton but his cross is cleared by the still limping Williams.
68 mins:As we move into the final quarter of this game Swansea are still a goal down. Graham looks to get away from his man in the wide area but his touch takes the ball into touch.
66 mins:Hernandez pivots and slides the ball into the run of Michu but his cross fails to connect with Graham. Good play from Hernandez there.
65 mins:Bent swings in a dangerous cross towards the arriving Ireland but Tate gets a vital head to it to take it away from Ireland.
63 mins:Ireland picks the ball up in a bit of space and looks to play Bent in behind but the pass is well over-hit.
61 mins:Vlaar makes a marauding run down the flank but in the end is forced into touch. The home fans loved that from their Dutch center half.
59 mins:Swansea look to break from a Villa corner but once again the move breaks down in the final third.
57 mins:Routledge heads to the bench as Pablo Hernandez enters the fray.
56 mins:Ashley Williams is limping a little at the back now. Laudrup won't want to lose him.
55 mins:Another Villa corner drops to Weimann this time and he does well to get a shot away in the crowd of players. The effort is destined for the corner but Britton is on the line and makes the block.
54 mins:Three corners in quick succession for Villa as Swansea fail to clear their lines. Bannan again delivers and finds Vlaar but his header is turned behind by Williams.
52 mins:Bannan takes a corner from the right hand side and finds Clark at the back post but his effort is turned wide by Vorm.
50 mins:Swansea are working the ball around the midfield nicely at the moment but are struggling to find a way through this organised Villa back line.
48 mins:Dyer picks up where he left off as he skips down the flank and centers but Vlaar is first to it and clears.
46 mins:The second half kicks off.
45 mins:Halftime: Aston Villa 1-0 Swansea. Halftime at Villa Park and the home side go into the break a goal to the good in what has proven to be a very even game.
44 mins:Dyer gets to the byline and fizzes the ball across the six yard line but Graham can't quite reach it in the center.
43 mins:Leon Britton hasn't been able to make as much of an impression on this game as he would have liked.
41 mins:Michu has talked himself into the book after being penalised for a push in the middle of the pitch.
40 mins:Weimann plays a neat one-two with Bent before firing a powerful effort at goal from the edge of the box but Vorm makes the diving save.
38 mins:Dyer gets to the byline but is forced wide by the attentions of Lowton who wins a goal-kick.
36 mins:Nine minutes to go until the break and Villa still lead Swansea and have looked relatively comfortable since going ahead.
34 mins:Dyer wriggles free on the right hand side and gets the ball into the middle but Clark is well placed to clear.
32 mins:Bent wins a free-kick in a good position for Villa but Bannan's deliver isn't a good one and Swansea bring it clear.
30 mins:Graham is down receiving some treatment after a collision with Lowton but he should be OK to continue.
28 mins:Michu tries a shot from long range but the effort is always rising as it sails over the bar.
27 mins:Lowton gets forward down the left hand side and clips the ball into the box towards Bent but Davies heads it clear.
25 mins:The game has just fallen into a bit of a lull in the last few moments after some scrappy play in the midfield.
23 mins:Rangel crosses from the right hand side after a one-two with Routledge but the ball in is a poor one.
22 mins:Bent loses out in the final third and is judged to have fouled Williams in his attempts to regain possession.
20 mins:Michu comes forward down the left hand side but he can't escape the attentions of Lichaj who wins it back for Villa.
18 mins:Swansea find themselves trailing now despite having the better of the game. How will the visitors respond?
16 mins:GOAL: ASTON VILLA 1-0 SWANSEA. Villa lead against the run of play! Williams heads a corner clear but only as far as LOWTON who chests it down and thumps a left-footed shot into the net. What a strike!
15 mins:Ireland picks the ball up in a good position and looks to thread the ball through for Bent but Tate gets back to make the tackle.
14 mins:Villa win their first corner of the game. Bannan curls it into the box but its easily cleared by Williams.
13 mins:Vlaar covers well as he comes across to win the ball as Graham looked to run in behind Lowton.
11 mins:Two good saves in quick succession from Guzan. The first is a good reaction stop from an Ashley Williams header before a sprawling save to turn Dyer's curling effort wide.
9 mins:Great run from Weimann down the right hand side but there's nobody in the middle to meet the cut back.
8 mins:Swansea are dictating the game at the moment with some good possession football.
6 mins:Corner for Swansea taken by De Guzman. The ball is floated into the box but its too high for everyone in the middle.
4 mins:Michu feeds Graham in the right channel but the striker is isolated and Clark eventually wins the ball.
2 mins:Bright start to the game. Villa counter quickly after a decent Swansea move and Weimann hits the target with a long range effort.
1 mins:The match kicks off.
The influential De Guzman will be a threat going forward in attack with Danny Graham looking to feed off the midfielder. Dyer and Routledge will provide the pace on the flanks.
Dutch international defender Ron Vlaar starts at the heart of the Villa defense with Stephen Ireland playing off Darren Bent in attack.
Swansea: Vorm, Tate, Rangel, Davies, Williams, De Guzman, Britton, Cuesta, Dyer, Routledge, Graham.
Aston Villa: Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Lichaj, Clark, Ireland, Bannan, El Ahmadi, Holman, Bent.
Hello and welcome to Villa Park as Aston Villa prepare to take on a Swansea side who have made a bright start to the season.