Aston Villa 2-0 Swansea Match Report:
Matthew Lowton 16 – Christian Benteke 88.
Aston Villa line: Guzan, Lowton, Clark, Vlaar, Lichaj, Holman (79), Al-Ahmadi, Ireland
(70), Bannan, Weimann (71), Bent.
Substitutions: Given, N’Zogbia (79), Agbonlahor, Westwood (70), Bentek (71), Bowery,
Swansea line: Vorm, Rangel, Tate, Williams, Davis, Britton (79), de Guzman, Michu,
Dyer, Routledge (57) and Graham (71).
Substitutions: Tremmel, Hernandez (57), Schechter (79), Moore (71), Saint-Yueng,
Matthew Lowton’s great start and a late goal from Bentenke ensured Villa the first win
since March, and inflicted the first defeat to manager Michael Laudrup and his swans in
the Premier League.
The game started very actively. There were moments on the both sides. More attacking
intents came from the villains, which pressed swans over the entire field.
After a series of corners, for both sides, on 10th minute of the game, the swans had a
first real chance. Dangerous corner was served from the right side and captain Ashley
Williams played a great header, but Villa’s goalkeeper Brad Guzan coped with it. And
then in the same attack he saved again from the shooting of Nathan Dyer.
Five minutes later the hosts had their first real chance. Dangerous corner was cleared by
swans, but in the left side of the penalty area, was Villa’s right-back Lowton, who lowered
down the ball with his chest and struck with his left accurate on target. Michel Vorm was
not competent to help out his team.
It was a beautiful moment with the fans when on the 19th minute there was applause to
the Villa’s captain Stiliyan Petrov, who continues his recovery from acute leukaemia.
Then there were moments with Andreas Weimann and Darren Bent, but all their efforts
were saved by Worm.
Swansea has had a few opportunities to equalize. But Dyer and Danny Graham couldn’t
hit the target.
Villa gradually took control of the game.
Bentenke first entered the field after being moved from the Belgian Genk.
21-year-old player in five minutes could stay out of the game after a knockdown from
Bent. However, he has not only returned to the game but also scored a great goal.
Bentenke took advantage after a mistake of last defender Williams, who gave the ball to
with his head to his goalkeeper. Bentenke has caught the defender and threw the ball over
the helpless Vorm.
Ex-Villa striker Luke Moore later came off the bench for Swansea, but he was not able to
make a difference. As a result, Swansea deserved suffers a first loss of the season.