Silver lining after Benteke injury as replacement scores winner for Aston Villa

Norwich City 0 - 1 Aston Villa

  • 30" Libor Kozák

Ref: Chris Foy
Attendance: 26,813

Norwich Carrow Road 2

Aston Villa won 1-0 against Norwich City courtesy of a single goal and a penalty save.

Paul Lambert had a happy return to former club Norwich City as he saw his Aston Villa side win 1-0 courtesy of a 30th-minute strike from Libor Kozak.  The striker had replaced the injured Christian Benteke just two minutes earlier, and his side-footed finish from Gabriel Agbonlahor's cut-back proved decisive.

Norwich had already missed the chance to take the lead, when Robert Snodgrass's penalty was saved by Brad Guzan after Ciaran Clark had handled in the area. 

Statistics

Norwich City

Aston Villa

Possession

64.2%
35.8%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Norwich City

  • John Ruddy
  • Javier Garrido
  • Sébastien Bassong
  • Michael Turner
  • Russell Martin
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Leroy Fer
  • Johan Elmander
  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Substitutes

  • Gary Hooper
  • Ryan Bennett
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Anthony Pilkington
  • Mark Bunn
  • Alexander Tettey
  • Wes Hoolahan

Aston Villa

  • Brad Guzan
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Ciaran Clark
  • Ron Vlaar
  • Antonio Luna
  • Fabian Delph
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Karim El Ahmadi
  • Aleksandar Tonev
  • Christian Benteke
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor

Substitutes

  • Joe Bennett
  • Jed Steer
  • Nathan Baker
  • Yacouba Sylla
  • Libor Kozák
  • Nicklas Helenius
  • Marc Albrighton

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