Hardly had to lift a finger all afternoon as Stoke failed to register a single effort on target.
On the left-hand side of midfield he works tirelessly protecting his full-back and although a natural defender he needed to contribute more going forward.
Would have expected a tough afternoon against a powerful Stoke frontline but dealt with a lacklustre Kenywne Jones with ease
Maturing into a very good defender. Lambert rates the youngster and as do the Villa faithful with Baker improving with every game.
A steady performance but on a day of little defending he could have overlapped more often.
Lucky to stay on after a clumsy lunge in the first half but is incredibly reliable for Villa in a number of positions.
Kept the Villa side ticking alongside Bannan, but they need to take it in turns going forward to support the front men.
Scampered about picking up the loose ends but his longer passing and set pieces were poor from someone who prides themselves so highly on them.
The Australian can run all day, but Lambert did not let him as he was replaced by Ireland.
Was direct and lightning quick and was a constant menace for the Stoke defence.
The focal point of everything Villa do. Some superb hold-up play and neat touches for a guy who resembles a battering ram.
Villa were much the better side but Begovic was not forced into anything other than routine saves.
Does Huth ever have a bad game? Imperious in everything he does.
Swapped between the right-back slot and part of a central back three and looked at ease in both. Was lucky to get away with being at fault for a goal after misjudging a high ball aimed for Benteke.
The leader in a watertight back line but was walking a thin line with a number of lunging tackles that could have been seen as reckless.
Has looked a real find this season but looked uncomfortable at times against the burly Benteke and lively Agbonlahor.
Has been in fine form of late but never got any kind of passing going today.
A really talented footballer but was part of a Stoke midfield that was unable to hold possession for any amount of time.
A Stoke stalwart that gives everything for his manager but there was a distinct lack of quality about his play.
Dropped into left-wing back as Stoke went to five in defence and after running his socks off he was replaced by Cameron Jerome.
A workmanlike effort from a forward who chases lost causes in an attempt to take some pressure of his defence.
A rare start after a couple of useful cameos but was woeful today before being hauled off for Crouch.