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January 19, 2013 12:30 PM EST
The Hawthorns — West Bromwich
Referee:‬ L. Probert‎
Attendance:‬ 25583‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: West Brom 2-2 Aston Villa

Charles N'Zogbia put in an excellent display for the visitors but it was not enough to earn victory against a West Brom side which produced a stirring comeback

By Nicholas McGee

  • Ben Foster
    2
    0
    2.50

    Ben Foster

    Could do little about either of Villa's goals but redeemed himself to produce an excellent stop from Agbonlahor early in the second half.

  • Jonas Olsson
    0
    2
    2.00

    Jonas Olsson

    Struggled to deal with Benteke and also had trouble handling the pace of N'Zogbia and Agbonlahor, a difficult afternoon for the Swede.

  • Liam Ridgewell
    1
    2
    2.50

    Liam Ridgewell

    Another Baggies' defender to be menaced by N'Zogbia, the West Brom left-back was often on the back foot and out of position as he failed to deal with the Frenchman's pace.

  • Gareth McAuley
    1
    1
    2.50

    Gareth McAuley

    McAuley was also troubled by Villa's attacking trio, but did provide a threat from set-pieces and was unlucky to see a headed effort cleared off the line in the second half.

  • Billy Jones
    0
    2
    1.50

    Billy Jones Flop of the Match

    Jones never really settled into the game, the defender looked shaky going forward and was often troubled defensively.

  • Claudio Yacob
    0
    2
    2.00

    Claudio Yacob

    Yacob found himself overrun in midfield for much of the first half before being substituted midway through the opening period.

  • James Morrison
    1
    0
    2.50

    James Morrison

    Provided somewhat of a goalscoring threat from midfield but never troubled Guzan with a plethora of efforts from the edge of the area.

  • Chris Brunt
    2
    0
    3.50

    Chris Brunt

    Brunt was rewarded for a hard-working and energetic display when he got the Baggies' back into with a fine right-footed strike.

  • Graham Dorrans
    0
    1
    2.00

    Graham Dorrans

    A disappointing evening for the midfielder, who gave the ball away on a number of occasions and wasted some promising opportunities with errant shots.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    14
    0
    3.00

    Romelu Lukaku

    Lukaku was a tireless worker up front, and the Belgian had a hand in West Brom's first goal as he provided the assist for goalscorer Brunt.

  • Peter Odemwingie
    10
    1
    3.50

    Peter Odemwingie

    The Nigerian caused havoc in the second half, having a hand in the Baggies' first goal before powering a magnificent volley into the top corner to level the game.

Substitutions

  • Bradley Guzan
    3
    1
    3.00

    Bradley Guzan

    Delivered an excellent display in the Villa goal, making a number of fine saves to preserve their lead in the first half. He could do nothing about Brunt's fine effort in the second.

  • Ron Vlaar
    2
    0
    3.00

    Ron Vlaar

    The Captain dealt relatively well with the physical presence of Lukaku and almost scored in the first half when he glanced wide from a corner.

  • Ciaran Clark
    1
    0
    3.00

    Ciaran Clark

    Much improved from his performance against Southampton, Clark made a number of key tackles and was the stalwart of a good defensive display from the Villans.

  • Joseph Bennett
    0
    1
    3.00

    Joseph Bennett

    Performed well for the majority of contest and was rarely troubled from a defensive standpoint. Struggled to get forward but this was an assured display from the young full-back.

  • Nathan Baker
    0
    2
    2.00

    Nathan Baker

    Baker fell victim to an early injury before he could make any impact on the game.

  • Matthew Lowton
    0
    1
    3.00

    Matthew Lowton

    Allowed Odemwingie to deliver the cross for Albion's goal, a blot on an otherwise decent performance.

  • Charles N'Zogbia
    7
    1
    4.00

    Charles N'Zogbia Top of the Match

    The Frenchman delivered one of his best displays of the season, providing the assist for both of Villa's goals.

  • Ashley Westwood
    0
    2
    3.50

    Ashley Westwood

    Controlled the midfield for much of the contest, Westwood's excellent distribution allowed Villa to create incisive attacks time after time.

  • Fabian Delph
    0
    2
    2.50

    Fabian Delph

    Linked up well with Westwood and demonstrated a good range of passing before being coming off due to an injury in the second half.

  • Gabriel Agbonlahor
    4
    0
    3.50

    Gabriel Agbonlahor

    Added a superb second with a cool finish that punctuated an otherwise quiet afternoon for the winger.

  • C. Benteke
    11
    0
    3.50

    C. Benteke

    Gave Villa an early lead with a spectacular strike from the edge of the area.

Substitutions

  • Eric Lichaj
    3
    1
    2.50

    Eric Lichaj

    Got into a number of good attacking areas and was unfortunate not to add a third for Villa as they dominated the opening period.

  • Barry Bannan
    0
    1
    2.00

    Barry Bannan

    Came on for the injured Delph

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man United
15 2