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  • English FA Cup
  • 25 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • The New Den
MillwallMillwallvAston VillaAston Villa
2
  • Shittu, 27
  • Marquis, 89
1
  • Bent, 22

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Match ends, Millwall 2, Aston Villa 1.

90+7 mins:Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Aston Villa 1.

90+4 mins:Offside, Millwall. Dany N'Guessan tries a through ball, but Dany N'Guessan is caught offside.

90+2 mins:Substitution, Millwall. Jack Smith replaces John Marquis.

89 mins:Goal! Millwall 2, Aston Villa 1. John Marquis (Millwall) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Smith with a cross.

89 mins:John Marquis (Millwall) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the six yard box.

84 mins:Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Millwall).

84 mins:Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Substitution, Millwall. Dany N'Guessan replaces Andrew Keogh.

82 mins:Jordan Bowery (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82 mins:Foul by Jordan Bowery (Aston Villa).

82 mins:Danny Shittu (Millwall) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Substitution, Aston Villa. Jordan Bowery replaces Andreas Weimann.

81 mins:Mark Beevers (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81 mins:Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

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

80 mins:Attempt saved. Adam Smith (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

78 mins:Attempt saved. Barry Bannan (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

71 mins:Danny Shittu (Millwall) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Offside, Millwall. Andrew Keogh tries a through ball, but Andrew Keogh is caught offside.

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

68 mins:Adam Smith (Millwall) wins a free kick.

66 mins:Attempt missed. James Henry (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

65 mins:Foul by Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa).

65 mins:John Marquis (Millwall) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Attempt saved. James Henry (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

54 mins:Foul by Nadjim Abdou (Millwall).

54 mins:Andreas Weimann (Aston Villa) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Foul by Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa).

54 mins:Danny Shittu (Millwall) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Joe Bennett (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53 mins:Foul by Joe Bennett (Aston Villa).

53 mins:Adam Smith (Millwall) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Corner, Aston Villa.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Feeney (Millwall) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

48 mins:Corner, Millwall.

47 mins:Foul by Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa).

47 mins:Adam Smith (Millwall) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Millwall 1, Aston Villa 1.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Millwall 1, Aston Villa 1.

45+2 mins:Attempt missed. James Henry (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

45+2 mins:Foul by Matthew Lowton (Aston Villa).

45+2 mins:John Marquis (Millwall) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Corner, Aston Villa.

43 mins:Corner, Aston Villa.

41 mins:Offside, Millwall. Andrew Keogh tries a through ball, but Andrew Keogh is caught offside.

41 mins:Foul by Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa).

41 mins:Adam Smith (Millwall) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Corner, Aston Villa.

39 mins:Substitution, Aston Villa. Barry Bannan replaces Fabian Delph because of an injury.

37 mins:Attempt saved. Adam Smith (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

35 mins:Offside, Millwall. John Marquis tries a through ball, but John Marquis is caught offside.

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

30 mins:Offside, Millwall. John Marquis tries a through ball, but John Marquis is caught offside.

30 mins:Corner, Millwall.

29 mins:Foul by Darren Bent (Aston Villa).

29 mins:Adam Smith (Millwall) wins a free kick.

27 mins:Goal! Millwall 1, Aston Villa 1. Danny Shittu (Millwall) header from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Henry.

27 mins:Corner, Millwall.

26 mins:Attempt missed. Danny Shittu (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Henry.

25 mins:Corner, Millwall.

25 mins:Attempt saved. Liam Feeney (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

22 mins:Goal! Millwall 0, Aston Villa 1. Darren Bent (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

22 mins:Attempt saved. Andreas Weimann (Aston Villa) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

20 mins:Foul by Nadjim Abdou (Millwall).

20 mins:Charles N'Zogbia (Aston Villa) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Foul by Joe Bennett (Aston Villa).

17 mins:Adam Smith (Millwall) wins a free kick.

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

16 mins:Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Offside, Millwall. John Marquis tries a through ball, but John Marquis is caught offside.

13 mins:Attempt missed. James Henry (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

12 mins:Foul by Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa).

12 mins:John Marquis (Millwall) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Foul by John Marquis (Millwall).

9 mins:Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Foul by Danny Shittu (Millwall).

6 mins:Andreas Weimann (Aston Villa) wins a free kick.

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

3 mins:James Henry (Millwall) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Corner, Aston Villa.

1 mins:Attempt missed. Charles N'Zogbia (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English FA Cup
  • 25 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • The New Den
MillwallMillwallvAston VillaAston Villa
2
  • Shittu, 27
  • Marquis, 89
1
  • Bent, 22

match report

Millwall came from behind to beat Aston Villa 2-1 in their FA Cup fourth-round clash at the New Den on Friday evening.

Villa were looking to bounce back from their Capital One Cup disappointment against Bradford in midweek and looked set to do so in style when Darren Bent gave them the lead midway through the first half.

But Danny Shittu headed home from a corner just five minutes later and John Marquis netted an 89th-minute winner to send the Championship side into the last 16.

Villa started like a team under pressure and looked nervy in possession but Paul Lambert's side seemed to shake off their early worries and went ahead in the 22nd minute through Bent.

Fabian Delph robbed Liam Feeney of possession and Andreas Weimann capitalised, running on to the ball before forcing David Forde into action for the first time.

The Lions' goalkeeper could only palm Weimann's effort into the path of Bent, whose miskicked effort crept over the line to give the beleaguered top-flight side the lead.

But just five minutes after falling behind the hosts were level, as James Henry's corner found Shittu at the back post and the Millwall skipper rose to power a header past Shay Given.

The equaliser led to the nerves creeping back into Villa's game and meant the Championship promotion hopefuls went in level at the break.

A couple of set-pieces early in the second half again tested the visitors' resolve, and Feeney came close to putting Millwall ahead when he fired just wide following a corner before the hosts' momentum was brought to a halt by their own supporters.

The game was stopped for five minutes just before the hour-mark due to a disturbance amongst Millwall fans in one corner of the Dockers Stand, with several bottles thrown in the direction of the assistant referee Mark Scholes after he awarded a free-kick to Villa.

Once play had resumed Villa substitute Barry Bannan arrowed in a shot that Forde again decided to push away but this time the ball bounced to safety.

The tie looked set for a replay at Villa Park until Millwall striker Marquis headed Adam Smith's cross on to the bar before reacting quickest to nod home the rebound.

The earlier incident from the Millwall fans meant that Kenny Jackett's side had to negotiate six minutes of stoppage time before becoming the first name in the hat for round five, but they did so with relative ease to leave Lambert suffering one of his worst weeks in management.

team line-up

1David Forde
27Karleigh Osborne
16Mark Beevers
25Adam Smith
3Danny Shittu
14James Henry
26Nadjim Abdou
6Liam Trotter
15Liam Feeney
9John Marquis92
20Andrew Keogh82

substitutes

21Jack Smith92
2Alan Dunne
33Maik Taylor
11Shaun Batt
4Josh Wright
38Conor Wilkinson
22Dany N'Guessan82

referee

Neil Swarbrick

team line-up

1Shay Given
34Matthew Lowton
30Eric Lichaj
6Ciaran Clark
27Joe Bennett
4Ron Vlaar
15Ashley Westwood
10Charles N'Zogbia
16Fabian Delph39
9Darren Bent
26Andreas Weimann81

substitutes

21Jordan Bowery81
7Stephen Ireland
25Barry Bannan39
14Brett Holman
22Brad Guzan
37Derrick Williams
11Gabriel Agbonlahor

referee

Neil Swarbrick

match stats

possession %4851
shots on target63
shots off target61
corners45
tackles won00
offsides61