Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa: Gabriel Agbonlahor stuns Anfield

Liverpool 0 - 1 Aston Villa

  • 9" Gabriel Agbonlahor

Ref: Lee Mason
Attendance: 44,689

Liverpool Supporters

Liverpool suffered 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Reds had the first chance of the match as early as the third minute through Lazar Markovic, but it was the Villans who surged ahead. The goal came in the ninth minute through Gabriel Agbonlahor, who found the target from close range.

Mamadou Sakho could have equalised for Liverpool just minutes later had his header not been saved, before Villa’s Philippe Senderos saw his headed attempt go wide of the mark.

Brendan Rodgers’s side had two chances in quick succession at the start of the second half, but both Mario Balotelli and Jordan Henderson could not find the target with their respective headers.

Raheem Sterling tried his luck from distance midway through the second half, while Philippe Coutinho was unlucky to hit the post in the 81st minute.

Liverpool continued to pile up the pressure on Villa as the match approached full time, but in vain.

Statistics

Liverpool

Aston Villa

Possession

74.7%
25.3%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Liverpool

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Javier Manquillo
  • Adam Lallana
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Lazar Markovic
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Mario Balotelli

Substitutes

  • Lucas Leiva
  • Fabio Borini
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Bradley Jones
  • Rickie Lambert
  • Kolo Touré
  • José Enrique

Aston Villa

  • Brad Guzan
  • Aly Cissokho
  • Nathan Baker
  • Alan Hutton
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Fabian Delph
  • Tom Cleverley
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • Andreas Weimann
  • Kieran Richardson

Substitutes

  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Carlos Sánchez
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Jores Okore
  • Shay Given
  • Darren Bent
  • Jack Grealish

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