Aston Villa 4 - 3 West Bromwich Albion

Match info: Premier League at Villa Park

Date: 29/01/2014 KO: 19:45 Ref: Att: 36,083

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

A Villa

Leandro Bacuna 24
Fabian Delph 37
Andreas Weimann 12
Christian Benteke 64 (pen)


W Brom

Fabian Delph 9 (og)
Chris Brunt 4
Youssouf Mulumbu 43

FT (ht: 3-3)

  • Last Updated: January 28 2014, 9:49 GMT

West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka is set to feature in Wednesday's Barclays Premier League clash at Aston Villa - Albion's first match since the Frenchman was charged by the Football Association over his 'quenelle' celebration.

Nicolas Anelka: Part of the West Brom squad
Nicolas Anelka: Part of the West Brom squad

Baggies coach Pepe Mel has said Anelka has a "99 per cent" chance of playing in the derby at Villa Park.

Forward Stephane Sessegnon, who is undergoing groin surgery and expected to be sidelined for a month, is the only player Mel has unavailable, with defenders Gareth McAuley and Goran Popov now ready to return to action after hamstring and neck problems respectively.

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor is likely to miss out as he struggles to overcome a foot injury.

The forward hurt the sole of his foot when he ended up tumbling into the stands in the 2-2 draw at Liverpool in Villa's last Barclays Premier League game and has been unable to train.

Loan signing Grant Holt may be asked to take Agbonlahor's place following his move from Wigan. Defender Nathan Baker is available following concussion.


Aston Villa (from): Guzan, Steer, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Luna, Bertrand, Lowton, Bacuna, El Ahmadi, Albrighton, Westwood, Delph, Sylla, Holt, Gardner, Tonev, Helenius, Weimann, Agbonlahor, Benteke, Bowery.

West Brom (from): Foster, Myhill, Reid, Olsson, Popov, Ridgewell, Lugano, McAuley, Dawson, Jones, Yacob, Morrison, Sinclair, Brunt, Dorrans, Amalfitano, Mulumbu, Gera, Anichebe, Vydra, Berahino, Anelka.

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