This result, coupled with Southampton's draw with Norwich, meant Villa entered December outside of the relegation places. A brace from Danny Welbeck and a third from Tom Cleverley gave the champions their first win in four games. Lambert later stated that he just did not have the money to buy big names, pay high wages and compete with their rivals, with some sources stating the kitty to be as low as£3 million. Players highlighted in Blonde denote the player has received a yellow/red card for the club before leaving the club on loan for part/the rest of the season, Correct as of 6 May 2012 A "home-grown rule" also requires clubs to name at least eight players in their squad of 25 players that have been registered domestically for a minimum of three seasons prior to their 21st birthday.. Using the most used start formation. Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Summer. , Stephen Warnock left Villa to join Leeds United, having not made an appearance all season, after three years at the club. ", "Man City v Villa team news: Line-ups revealed for Etihad clash", "Tottenham v Villa team news: Find out who's fit for Spurs game", http://soccernet.espn.go.com/stats/attendance/_/league/eng.1/barclays-premier-league?cc=5739, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2013–14_Aston_Villa_F.C._season&oldid=984183430, Articles with dead external links from September 2019, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description with empty Wikidata description, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Villa had led 2–0, after goals from Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor, and looked to be easing to a win before Swindon managed to level the score with two quickfire goals from 18-year-old substitute Miles Storey.  1 August 2012 saw two transfers at the club – one in, one out – as James Collins returned to his former club West Ham United for £2.5 million, to pave the way for Villa to recruit central defender Ron Vlaar from Feyenoord – the second player of the summer to join Villa from the Rotterdam club (after El Ahmadi) and the third from the Eredivisie (after El Ahmadi and Holman). Source: Updated to match(es) played on 27 October 2012. The first two games resulted in 1–0 victories for Villa, with Nathan Delfouneso and Gabriel Agbonlahor getting the goals against Philadelphia and Chicago respectively.  Following the conclusion of the previous season, Alex McLeish was sacked as manager on 14 May 2012 as a direct result – after Villa finished 16th in the league. Matches started as captain only , He was replaced by Scottish former Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish on 17 June 2011, despite protests from some Villa fans outside Villa Park. , Correct as of 19 May 2013  The season was wrapped up with a 3–0 defeat against Tottenham, which saw Villa finish in 15th place for the second season running. Edin Džeko scored a brace before goals from Stevan Jovetić and Yaya Touré effectively wrapped up the title for City, who needed just a point from their final game against West Ham (which they won 2–0) to win the league. The match itself finished 2–2, with Villa's goals coming from Darren Bent and Ron Vlaar in either half.  On 23 October, promising youngster Daniel Johnson joined League One outfit Yeovil Town on a month's loan. Villa travelled to the Etihad Stadium on 7 May for their rescheduled game versus Manchester City in their penultimate match of the season. , On 7 June, Bulgarian winger Aleksandar Tonev agreed to join the club from Lech Poznań, with the fee rumoured at £2.5 million, to become their first signing of the summer. All information about Aston Villa (Premier League) current squad with market values transfers rumours player stats fixtures news , Villa produced a great result in their first game of December, by beating Southampton 2–3 at St Mary's.