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  • April 23, 2011
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Villa Park, Birmingham
  • Referee: C. Foy
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Premier League preview: Aston Villa - Stoke City

Premier League preview: Aston Villa - Stoke City

Potters, which has not won on the road in 2011, hoping to pick up more points as it looks to guarantee survival but face tough test from in-form hosts, who are unbeaten in three


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PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Aston Villa: Friedel; Walker, Dunne, Collins, L Young; Downing, Makoun, Petrov, A Young; Agbonlahor, Bent.


Stoke City: Begovic; Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross, Collins; Pennant, Delap, Wilson, Etherington; Jones, Walters.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Aston Villa is unbeaten in its last three Premier League games.
  • Darren Bent has scored the same amount of goals as Stoke has managed away all season.
  • Villa’s England international front four have scored half of their goals this season.
  • The hosts have lost just twice at home in 2011.
  • Villa have kept a clean sheet just once in its last 10 games.
  • Stoke City has lost more games than anyone else away from home in the league this season.
  • The Potters have the third worst scoring record away from home in the league.
  • Stoke has not won away from home in the league in 2011.
  • Stoke’s top scorer in the league is Robert Huth with six goals.
  • The Potters have kept just one clean sheet in their previous 11 games.

LAST MEETING


September 13, 2010: Stoke City 2-1 Aston Villa

Tony Pulis’s men came from behind to seal a dramatic victory with goals from Kenwyne Jones and central defender Robert Huth in the last 10 minutes.

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24Brad FriedelGoalkeeper
2Kyle WalkerDefender
5Richard DunneDefender
19James CollinsDefender
18Luke YoungDefender
19Stewart DowningMidfielder
19Stilian PetrovMidfielder
20Nigel Reo-CokerMidfielder
18Ashley YoungMidfielder
39Darren BentStriker
-Emile HeskeyStriker
33Andy MarshallGoalkeeper
6Ciaran ClarkDefender
24Carlos Javier CuéllarDefender
8Robert PiresMidfielder
12Marc AlbrightonMidfielder
17Jean II MakounMidfielder
11Gabriel AgbonlahorStriker
1Asmir BegovicGoalkeeper
28Andy WilkinsonDefender
4Robert HuthDefender
17Ryan ShawcrossDefender
12Marc WilsonDefender
7Jermaine PennantMidfielder
6Glenn WhelanMidfielder
24Rory DelapMidfielder
26Matthew EtheringtonMidfielder
9Kenwyne JonesStriker
19Jonathan WaltersStriker
29Thomas SørensenGoalkeeper
5Danny CollinsDefender
25Abdoulaye FayeDefender
-Danny PughMidfielder
15Salif DiaoDefender
18Dean WhiteheadMidfielder
10Ricardo FullerStriker
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