Aston Villa 2 - 0 Swansea City

Match info: Premier League at Villa Park

Date: 15/09/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: L Mason Att: 34,005

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

A Villa

Matthew Lowton 16
Christian Benteke 88



FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: September 14 2012, 11:55 BST

Team news for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Swansea.

Michael Laudrup: Decisions to make
Michael Laudrup: Decisions to make

Injuries and suspension will force Swansea manager Michael Laudrup into a defensive reshuffle at Aston Villa.

Neil Taylor is out for the season after breaking his ankle against Sunderland, while Chico Flores starts a three-match ban after his red card in that game. Kyle Bartley (ruptured quad) and Garry Monk (back) are also out.

Ben Davies and Alan Tate are set to come into the back four with new arrival Dwight Tiendalli on the bench. Ki Sung-yueng and record signing Pablo Hernandez are also set to be named among the substitutes.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has included his trio of transfer deadline-day signings in his squad.

Strikers Christian Benteke and Jordan Bowery, plus midfielder Ashley Westwood, are in contention to start against the unbeaten Swans.

Benteke, a £7million signing from Genk, impressed Lambert when in midweek action for Belgium against Croatia.

Defender Richard Dunne (groin) and winger Marc Albrighton (foot) are still ruled out although the latter will return to training next week.


Aston Villa (from): Given, Guzan, Lowton, Bennett, Lichaj, Clark, Vlaar, Baker, Herd, El Ahmadi, Westwood, Bannan, Ireland, Delph, Holman, N'Zogbia, Bent, Benteke, Agbonlahor, Bowery, Weimann, Delfouneso, Burke, Johnson, Williams.

Swansea (from): Vorm, Tate, Williams, Britton, Michu, Graham, Hernandez, Dyer, Routledge, Shechter, Moore, De Guzman, Rangel, Ki, Tremmel, Agustien, Gower, Richards, Davies, Tiendalli.