Aston Villa 3-1 Blackburn

Veteran winger Pires restored Villa's lead with a sweet half-volley before Nathan Delfouenso's header made it 3-1.

With half-an-hour left, Villa defender Nathan Baker saw red for a wild tackle on David Hoilett but Gerard Houllier's side easily held out to progress.

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Saturday, 29 January 2011

The FA Cup

Home Team

Score

Away Team

Time

Aston Villa

3-1

Blackburn

FT

(HT 3-1)

Clark 11

Pires 35

Delfouneso 42

Kalinic 18

Aston Villa

01?Friedel

21?Clark

24?Cuellar

32?Baker red card

36?Walker

08?Pires (Collins 68)

20?Reo-Coker

25?Bannan

11?Agbonlahor (Downing 46)

14?Delfouneso (Albrighton 72)

18?Heskey

Substitutes

33?Marshall,

29?Collins,

06?Downing,

07?Young,

12?Albrighton,

16?Delph,

19?Petrov

Blackburn

01?Robinson

03?Olsson

04?Samba

27?Salgado

31?Hanley

12?Pedersen

15?Nzonzi

17?Andrews (Grella 70)

18?Santa Cruz (Kalinic 10)

23?Hoilett

30?Roberts (Mwaruwari 85)

Substitutes

13?Bunn,

02?J Jones,

11?Grella,

35?Lowe,

09?Kalinic,

10?Diouf,

21?Mwaruwari

Ref:?ProbertAtt:?26,067

ASTON VILLA BLACKBURN

Possession

Aston Villa 51%

Blackburn 49%

Attempts on target

Aston Villa 10

Blackburn 6

Attempts off target

Aston Villa 7

Blackburn 5

Corners

Aston Villa 10

Blackburn 4

Fouls

Aston Villa 7

Blackburn 11

Final Result

Full Time

90:00+2:42 The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00+1:48 Corner from the left by-line taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Carlos Cuellar makes a clearance.

90:00+1:34 Morten Gamst Pedersen delivers the ball, Grant Hanley takes a shot. Ciaran Clark gets a block in.

90:00+1:24 Short corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen.

87:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emile Heskey by Christopher Samba. Direct free kick taken by James Collins.

85:29 Effort on goal by Benjani Mwaruwari from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

84:31 Unfair challenge on Grant Hanley by Emile Heskey results in a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

84:31 Substitution Benjani Mwaruwari on for Jason Roberts.

82:42 The ball is swung over by Stewart Downing.

82:12 Corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan.

80:29 Stewart Downing takes a shot. Nigel Reo-Coker takes a shot. Grant Hanley gets a block in. Christopher Samba gets a block in.

Corner from right by-line taken by Barry Bannan.

80:16 Shot by Stewart Downing. Save made by Paul Robinson.

79:52 Foul by Kyle Walker on David Hoilett, free kick awarded. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the free kick.

76:17 The assistant referee signals for offside against Martin Olsson. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.

75:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Roberts on Nigel Reo-Coker. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

74:45 Shot by Stewart Downing from 12 yards. Save by Paul Robinson.

74:19 Christopher Samba challenges Nigel Reo-Coker unfairly and gives away a free kick. James Collins takes the direct free kick.

72:50 Marc Albrighton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Hanley. Grant Hanley takes the direct free kick.

Correction - 71:02 Effort on goal by David Hoilett from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

Correction - 71:02 Substitution Nathan Delfouneso leaves the field to be replaced by Marc Albrighton.

71:02 Shot on goal by David Hoilett from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

71:02 Substitution Marc Albrighton comes on in place of Nathan Delfouneso.

70:21 The ball is crossed by Jason Roberts.

69:36 Substitution Vincenzo Grella replaces Keith Andrews.

69:18 The ball is sent over by Martin Olsson.

68:41 Martin Olsson delivers the ball, Stewart Downing manages to make a clearance.

67:10 Substitution Robert Pires leaves the field to be replaced by James Collins.

66:51 A cross is delivered by David Hoilett.

65:54 Stewart Downing delivers the ball, Grant Hanley makes a clearance.

64:00 David Hoilett sends in a cross.

63:30 Unfair challenge on Emile Heskey by Jason Roberts results in a free kick. Ciaran Clark takes the free kick.

61:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Baker on David Hoilett. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

61:50 Sent off Nathan Baker is sent off by the referee for serious foul play.

60:04 Keith Andrews has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

59:40 David Hoilett fouled by Nigel Reo-Coker, the ref awards a free kick. Keith Andrews takes the free kick.

57:22 The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing.

56:03 David Hoilett produces a cross.

53:28 Shot from 25 yards from Kyle Walker. Blocked by Grant Hanley. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan from the

right by-line, Effort from deep inside the area by Ciaran Clark misses to the right of the target.

49:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emile Heskey by Grant Hanley. Direct free kick taken by Robert Pires.

48:01 Corner taken right-footed by Robert Pires from the left by-line, Header from close in by Nathan Baker misses to the right

of the target.

47:28 Corner taken right-footed by Robert Pires, clearance by Christopher Samba.

46:59 Inswinging corner taken by Barry Bannan, clearance by Christopher Samba.

46:19 A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing.

45:03 Substitution (Aston Villa) makes a substitution, with Stewart Downing coming on for Gabriel Agbonlahor.

45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.

Half Time

45:00+2:35 The first half comes to an end.

44:43 Gabriel Agbonlahor produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

43:17 Shot from 18 yards by Martin Olsson.

41:48 The assist for the goal came from Nathan Baker.

41:48 GOAL - Nathan Delfouneso:Aston Villa 3 - 1 Blackburn Nathan Delfouneso finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Aston Villa 3-1 Blackburn.

41:21 The ball is crossed by Martin Olsson, Nigel Reo-Coker makes a clearance.

39:20 Centre by Nathan Baker, Christopher Samba makes a clearance.

38:33 Inswinging corner taken by Morten Gamst Pedersen, Christopher Samba takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

37:57 Nikola Kalinic takes a shot. Robert Pires gets a block in.

37:30 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen from the right by-line.

37:23 The ball is sent over by Jason Roberts, Carlos Cuellar manages to make a clearance.

Correction - 36:05 David Hoilett fouled by Ciaran Clark, the ref awards a free kick. Morten Gamst Pedersen has an effort direct from the free

kick, save by Brad Friedel.

36:05 Ciaran Clark gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Hoilett. Morten Gamst Pedersen takes the direct free

kick.

34:15 The ball is swung over by Nathan Baker.

34:15 GOAL - Robert Pires:Aston Villa 2 - 1 Blackburn Robert Pires scores a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Aston Villa 2-1 Blackburn.

32:15 Effort from outside the penalty area by Barry Bannan goes wide left of the target.

30:27 Unfair challenge on Gabriel Agbonlahor by Michel Salgado results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gabriel Agbonlahor.

27:02 Emile Heskey challenges Martin Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

24:55 The official flags David Hoilett offside. Carlos Cuellar restarts play with the free kick.

24:05 Barry Bannan takes a shot from 35 yards clearing the target.

20:09 David Hoilett concedes a free kick for a foul on Ciaran Clark. Free kick taken by Barry Bannan.

19:38 Inswinging corner taken by Robert Pires from the left by-line.

19:23 The ball is swung over by Kyle Walker.

18:42 Foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen on Nathan Delfouneso, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Robert Pires.

17:30 Assist by Michel Salgado.

17:30 GOAL - Nikola Kalinic:Aston Villa 1 - 1 Blackburn A goal is scored by Nikola Kalinic from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Aston Villa 1-1 Blackburn.

15:33 David Hoilett takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.

13:43 The ball is crossed by Gabriel Agbonlahor, Nathan Delfouneso produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over

the bar.

12:30 Martin Olsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Walker. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

10:46 Inswinging corner taken by Barry Bannan, assist by Barry Bannan.

10:46 GOAL - Ciaran Clark:Aston Villa 1 - 0 Blackburn Ciaran Clark finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Aston Villa 1-0 Blackburn.

9:56 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robert Pires, Ciaran Clark takes a shot. Blocked by Michel Salgado.

9:56 Substitution Nikola Kalinic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Roque Santa Cruz.

7:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Hoilett on Robert Pires. Nigel Reo-Coker restarts play with the free kick.

7:07 Emile Heskey delivers the ball.

6:16 Effort on goal by Michel Salgado from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

6:08 The ball is swung over by Michel Salgado, Kyle Walker makes a clearance.

4:18 Corner taken by Barry Bannan.

4:06 Emile Heskey takes a shot. Blocked by Grant Hanley.

2:33 David Hoilett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nigel Reo-Coker. Ciaran Clark restarts play with the free

kick.

0:42 Effort from outside the box by Barry Bannan goes wide right of the target.

0:37 The ball is crossed by Kyle Walker.

0:00 The referee starts the match.

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