Aston Villa vs. West Bromwich Albion: lineups

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Gabriel Agbonlahor and Christian Benteke both start for Aston Villa as they face West Brom at Villa Park.

Aston Villa have named a strong side and a strong bench as they host West Bromwich Albion in a Midlands derby at Villa Park.

Gabriel Agbonlahor and Christian Benteke comprise Villa's strike partnership up front, but they have Darren Bent, Charles N'Zogbia, and Barry Bannan to call upon from the bench as Paul Lambert rotates his squad.

For the Baggies, Shane Long starts up front alone, with Peter Odemwingie sitting out the final game of his 3-match suspension.

West Brom Starting XI: Ben Foster, Billy Jones, Gareth McAuley, Jonas Olsson, Goran Popov, Claudio Yacob, Youssuf Mulumbu, Zoltán Gera, James Morrison, Chris Brunt, Shane Long. Bench: Luke Daniels, Gabriel Tamas, Yassine El Ghanassy, Romelu Lukaku, Marc-Antoine Fortune, Graham Dorrans, Markus Rosenberg.


Aston Villa Starting XI: Brad Guzan, Matthew Lowton, Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark, Joe Bennett, Karim El Ahmadi, Fabian Delph, Marc Albrighton, Brett Holman, Gabby Agbonlahor, Christian Benteke. Bench: Shay Given, Darren Bent, Charles N’Zogbia, Eric Lichaj, Barry Bannan, Ashley Westwood, Andy Weimann.

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