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  • English Capital One Cup
  • 11 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Carrow Road
  • Attendance: 26,142
NorwichNorwichvAston VillaAston Villa
1
  • Morison, 19
4
  • Holman, 21
  • Weimann, 79
  • Weimann, 85
  • Benteke, 90+1

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Match ends, Norwich City 1, Aston Villa 4.

90+3 mins:Second Half ends, Norwich City 1, Aston Villa 4.

90+3 mins:Foul by Christian Benteke (Aston Villa).

90+3 mins:Marc Tierney (Norwich City) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Attempt saved. Leon Barnett (Norwich City) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.

90+2 mins:Corner, Norwich City.

90+1 mins:Goal! Norwich City 1, Aston Villa 4. Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

90 mins:Corner, Aston Villa.

87 mins:Substitution, Norwich City. Elliott Bennett replaces Jonathan Howson.

87 mins:Attempt missed. Anthony Pilkington (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Howson with a cross.

86 mins:Foul by Charles N'Zogbia (Aston Villa).

86 mins:Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Goal! Norwich City 1, Aston Villa 3. Andreas Weimann (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

84 mins:Corner, Aston Villa.

82 mins:Hand ball by Grant Holt (Norwich City).

80 mins:Substitution, Norwich City. Simeon Jackson replaces Steve Morison.

79 mins:Goal! Norwich City 1, Aston Villa 2. Andreas Weimann (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

78 mins:Foul by Chris Herd (Aston Villa).

78 mins:Grant Holt (Norwich City) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Corner, Norwich City.

77 mins:Attempt saved. Grant Holt (Norwich City) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.

76 mins:Corner, Norwich City.

75 mins:Corner, Aston Villa.

75 mins:Attempt missed. Karim El Ahmadi (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box.

73 mins:Substitution, Aston Villa. Charles N'Zogbia replaces Brett Holman.

72 mins:Corner, Norwich City.

71 mins:Offside, Aston Villa. Andreas Weimann tries a through ball, but Andreas Weimann is caught offside.

70 mins:Attempt blocked. Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

65 mins:Foul by Christian Benteke (Aston Villa).

65 mins:Jonathan Howson (Norwich City) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Attempt saved. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

64 mins:Foul by Fabian Delph (Aston Villa).

64 mins:Jonathan Howson (Norwich City) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Offside, Aston Villa. Andreas Weimann tries a through ball, but Andreas Weimann is caught offside.

63 mins:Attempt blocked. Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

62 mins:Attempt missed. Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

60 mins:Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich City).

60 mins:Chris Herd (Aston Villa) wins a free kick.

56 mins:Attempt missed. Grant Holt (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

54 mins:Attempt missed. Brett Holman (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

52 mins:Offside, Aston Villa. Christian Benteke tries a through ball, but Christian Benteke is caught offside.

50 mins:Offside, Norwich City. Steve Morison tries a through ball, but Steve Morison is caught offside.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Norwich City) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross.

46 mins:Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich City).

46 mins:Matthew Lowton (Aston Villa) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Norwich City 1, Aston Villa 1.

45+4 mins:First Half ends, Norwich City 1, Aston Villa 1.

44 mins:Corner, Norwich City.

44 mins:Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

43 mins:Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City).

43 mins:Eric Lichaj (Aston Villa) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Attempt saved. Brett Holman (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

41 mins:Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich City).

41 mins:Fabian Delph (Aston Villa) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Foul by Grant Holt (Norwich City).

39 mins:Chris Herd (Aston Villa) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Hand ball by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).

37 mins:Foul by Jonathan Howson (Norwich City).

37 mins:Fabian Delph (Aston Villa) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Substitution, Aston Villa. Andreas Weimann replaces Darren Bent.

30 mins:Attempt missed. Fabian Delph (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

26 mins:Attempt saved. Darren Bent (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Matthew Lowton (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

24 mins:Offside, Aston Villa. Matthew Lowton tries a through ball, but Matthew Lowton is caught offside.

23 mins:Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City).

23 mins:Fabian Delph (Aston Villa) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Foul by Chris Herd (Aston Villa).

22 mins:Steve Morison (Norwich City) wins a free kick.

21 mins:Goal! Norwich City 1, Aston Villa 1. Brett Holman (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christian Benteke with a headed pass.

19 mins:Goal! Norwich City 1, Aston Villa 0. Steve Morison (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Grant Holt with a headed pass.

19 mins:Attempt saved. Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Brett Holman.

18 mins:Corner, Aston Villa.

18 mins:Offside, Norwich City. Anthony Pilkington tries a through ball, but Anthony Pilkington is caught offside.

17 mins:Foul by Fabian Delph (Aston Villa).

17 mins:Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Corner, Aston Villa.

11 mins:Attempt saved. Fabian Delph (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

10 mins:Corner, Norwich City.

10 mins:Corner, Norwich City.

2 mins:Attempt saved. Darren Bent (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Capital One Cup
  • 11 December 2012, 7:45pm
  • Carrow Road
  • Attendance: 26,142
NorwichNorwichvAston VillaAston Villa
1
  • Morison, 19
4
  • Holman, 21
  • Weimann, 79
  • Weimann, 85
  • Benteke, 90+1

match report

Paul Lambert's return to Carrow Road was a memorable one as his Aston Villa side put on a second half masterclass to reach the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup at the expense of Norwich City.

The game marked the first return to Carrow Road for Lambert, who was given a mixed reception from the home crowd, despite his consecutive promotions at the East Anglian club.

Villa, dumped out at this stage two years ago, were looking for a distraction from Premier League troubles against the Canaries, who had reached the last eight for the first time since 1995/6. Norwich came into the game on a fantastic run of form, unbeaten in ten games in all competitions and sat just four points off the top four, whilst Villa had won one of their last sixteen away games against Premier League opposition and scored just two goals in their last five games.

The game started brightly, and Norwich could have been ahead after less than two minutes, a cross from Grant Holt hitting the far post after looping over Shay Given. Moments later Darren Bent was sent through on goal by Brett Holman but fired straight at Mark Bunn. Australian Holman was comfortably the best player during the first half, his range of passing superior to any other performer.

Given, back in the side after losing his place for Premier League football to Brad Guzan, looked out of confidence as his kicking occasionally got Villa into trouble, and the former Irish international was beaten on 19 minutes when Steve Morison collected a long ball from Holt and comfortably knocked the ball into the goal, Given left stranded.

Incredibly, it was only 75 seconds until Villa equalised, Holman collecting a knock down from Christian Benteke before half-volleying superbly into the bottom corner. The goal initiated a spell of pressure from the away side, and Mark Bunn was forced into a tremendous triple save from Holman, Benteke and Bent, the second save from the Belgian being the most impressive.

As the game settled before the break, the final action of note was the unfortunate withdrawal of Bent with what seemed to be a pulled hamstring. The striker had looked impressive and will feel frustrated that his chance to impress Lambert was cut short.

The second half began with a pair of disallowed goals as both Morison and Benteke had efforts ruled out for offside. Given then made a reaction save from Holt as both sides pushed for the lead.

It eventually came through substitute Weimann for Villa, who converted Eric Lichaj's cross from close range after 78 minutes. The Norwich defending was static as Weimann ghosted in, and seven minutes later the Austrian performed the trick once more, this time taking a pass from Benteke and slotting home. Villa had been rewarded for their invention and creativity during the second half, with both Weimann and Benteke impressing hugely.

One minute into stoppage time and Benteke scored the goal of the game, the away side putting together 17 passes before working the ball to the edge of the box, where the Belgian forward fired low into the right hand corner of the net.

team line-up

28Mark Bunn
5Sébastien Bassong
23Marc Tierney
2Russell Martin
20Leon Barnett
4Bradley Johnson
7Robert Snodgrass
12Anthony Pilkington
8Jonathan Howson87
9Grant Holt
16Steve Morison80

substitutes

10Simeon Jackson80
6Michael Turner
15David Fox
17Elliott Bennett87
18Javier Garrido
33George Francomb
13Declan Rudd

referee

Michael Oliver

team line-up

1Shay Given
34Matthew Lowton
30Eric Lichaj
6Ciaran Clark
32Nathan Baker
31Chris Herd
16Fabian Delph
8Karim El Ahmadi
14Brett Holman73
20Christian Benteke
9Darren Bent35

substitutes

12Marc Albrighton
11Gabriel Agbonlahor
25Barry Bannan
10Charles N'Zogbia73
37Derrick Williams
22Brad Guzan
26Andreas Weimann35

referee

Michael Oliver

match stats

possession %4752
shots on target511
shots off target44
corners75
tackles won00
offsides24