Stoke City 2-1 Aston Villa Stats and Highlights
Peter Crouch scored the winner against former club Aston Villa as he helped Stoke extend their unbeaten home league run to six games.
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Venue: Britannia Stadium
Date: Saturday, 21 December, 2013
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
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Villa won at Stoke for the first time in six attempts in April, when Matt Lowton scored the decisive goal with a chest down and 30-yard volley to help his side move out of the relegation zone.
Six of the last nine Premier League meetings have been drawn.
Stoke are unbeaten in their last five home matches but have lost more league games (six) than they have won (five) at the Britannia Stadium in 2013.
Mark Hughes’ side have lost only one of their last seven league matches, although four have been drawn.
Stoke’s tally of 18 points is their lowest after 16 matches of a Premier League season.
They, like Aston Villa, have failed to score in half of their league fixtures this season.
The Potters are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches in the month of December since a 3-0 defeat at Manchester City on 21 December 2011 – exactly two years to the day of Saturday’s match.
Peter Crouch scored six goals in 42 league and cup games for Aston Villa between 2002 and 2004.
Villa’s record of just four away defeats in 2013 is bettered only by Manchester United (two) and Tottenham (three).
Paul Lambert has won more away league games (eight) as manager of Aston Villa than he has at home (seven).
The Villans have failed to score in seven of their last 10 league matches.
They have only led at half-time on two occasions, fewer than any other top-flight side bar Cardiff (none).
Christian Benteke has now gone 11 hours and 59 minutes – spanning 10 matches – without a league goal, but remains Villa’s top scorer this season.