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Summary

  1. Ivanovic smashes Chelsea back in front
  2. Okore heads in unmarked for Villa
  3. First Villa goal for 659 minutes
  4. Cuadrado comes on for Chelsea debut
  5. Hazard scores with first Chelsea shot on goal

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Former England winger Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

"Chelsea have been in total control in this second half. Aston Villa could not do anything going forward, they really lacked belief and quality in the final third but they tried their best. Chelsea have done a special job here today. They are seven points clear but they were nine points earlier in the season, so it's not all over yet.

"Manchester City are still capable of going on a run, and a lot of these Chelsea players have played a lot of games already and will tire, especially with the latter stages of the Champions League still to come. "

FULL-TIME

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

The whistle goes and Jose Mourinho explodes into life. After a relatively subdued reaction throughout he strolls on to the pitch, pumping his firsts in celebration and whipping up the away fans. Job done, but far from a vintage Chelsea display.

YELLOW CARD

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Branislav Ivanovic is booked for time-wasting. Seconds left...

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Is there to be any late drama? Aston Villa are on the hunt for an equaliser as Ashley Westwood spots the run of Scott Sinclair, but he cannot beat Branislav Ivanovic. Time is against them...

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Five minutes of added time as John Mikel Obi goes down clutching his back. Chelsea have used all their substitutes, but he eventually is able to continue.

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Juan Cuadrado
Reuters

Juan Cuadrado is clearly eager to impress as he buzzes from the right side of the pitch to the left to pick up an Eden Hazard pass, but he runs into a Villa player.

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Former England winger Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

Willian
PA

"Chelsea have been very dominant in this second half. They have controlled the pace of the game and could easily go on and score another. You have to give Aston Villa credit, they have stuck at it and tried to keep their tempo high, but Chelsea have been well on top."

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea cannot feel comfortable just yet because to Aston Villa's credit they are searching for an equaliser at the moment. The Blues, however, are coping well with anything the hosts throw at their defence.

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Chelsea, by the way, are on course to go eight points clear at the top of the table with Manchester City currently losing 1-0 to Hull....

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Juan Cuadrado
AFP

Juan Cuadrado, a speedy winger, wins Chelsea a corner with his first contribution. He also takes it, but it is poor and Villa head clear.

SUBSTITUTION

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Into the closing stages and Jose Mourinho decides it is time to hand a debut to his new signing Juan Cuadrado, who comes on for Willian.

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Alan Hutton tries to pick out Christian Benteke with a cross but Thibaut Courtois, for the first time in this match, comes off his line to claim confidently.

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Former England winger Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

"Chelsea have really upped the tempo since conceding the equaliser. They have dominated this football match since the first five minutes of the second half. Jose Mourinho's side have been pressing Villa so fast, and the way they move the ball about, they have just raised it."

SUBSTITUTION

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

A flurry of substitution as Christian Benteke is on for Gabriel Agbonlahor before Oscar is replaced by John Mikel Obi for Chelsea. Paul Lambert then makes another Villa change as new signing Scott Sinclair jogs onto the pitch, replacing Tom Cleverley.

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Loic Remy
Reuters

Chelsea are after a third, they don't want to let Aston Villa in again as Loic Remy runs at goal before letting fly, but his shot is deflected over.

BBC Final Score

Final Score is now heading onto BBC Two and BBC Two Northern Ireland, as today's match comes to the boil...

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin

BBC Final Score

"Cesar Azpilicueta was allowed down the left hand side, there was a bit of melee with the ball in the box, it came off a few shins, but he picked out Branislav Ivanovic at the far post and he caught it beautifully - like a peach."

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Aston Villa will be sick of the sight of Branislav Ivanovic, that goal was his fifth in six starts against them and his strike was greeted by a small smile from Jose Mourinho and a double fist pump.

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea

Former England winger Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

"All the Chelsea fans are trying to get on the pitch in the far corner. The goalkeeper had no chance, Branislav Ivanovic caught the ball sweetly, and for all of Carles Gil's excellent play going forward he was caught ball watching there. That allowed Cesar Azpilicueta in on the left side for the cross."

GOAL

Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea - Branislav Ivanovic

Branislav Ivanovic
AFP

Jores Okore goes from goal-scoring hero to villain as his failure to clear leads to a Chelsea goal. He is down on the ground and kicks half-heartedly at the loose ball inside the area and Cesar Azpilicueta is on it in a flash, scooping a cross for Branislav Ivanovic to volley home.

Branislav Ivanovic
AFP

SUBSTITUTION

Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea

Didier Drogba
AP

Didier Drogba has been pretty anonymous in this game and Jose Mourinho decides it is time to make a change, taking off the veteran striker and bringing on Loic Remy.

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Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea

Stephen: Hell Freezes Over as Aston Villa Score!

Tariq Khan: So THAT's what it's like to score a goal!

Nick Thompson: Just sang "We're Aston Villa, we score when we want" with the Holte End. Gotta keep that sense of humour ;)

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Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea

Aston Villa seem to have a new lease of life after getting that all important goal and they are snapping at the Chelsea players, not letting them stay in possession for long and closing them down at every opportunity. The crowd respond with shouts of encouragement. Could they, possibly, get another goal?

Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea

Willian has another pop from distance, his shot lacks real power but skips along the ground and towards the post but drifts just wide, to the relief of Brad Guzan.

Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea

Former England winger Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

Paul Lambert
AFP

"Paul Lambert now has to make sure his team do not come off the pace and stay on the front foot. Chelsea have not been brilliant today. They have looked leggy and tired. Villa have made a brilliant start to this second half."

Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea

Chris Bevan

BBC Sport at Villa Park

"We score when we want" is the chant from the Villa fans after they finally end their Premier League goal drought, just seconds before it would have hit the 11-hour mark. It is fair to say that Jores Okore's header was greeted with wild celebration all around the ground and it has certainly brought the home supporters to life.

Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea

Former Tottenham striker Garth Crooks

Final Score

"I have to say, I wouldn't like to hear what Jose Mourinho has to say about his defenders. Three of them all misjudged the flight of the ball completely. It was a good ball in, but it's missed all the Chelsea defence and it's allowed the Villa centre-half to get round the back and nod it into an almost empty net. Mourinho will not be happy at all."

Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has not once let a smile creep onto his face and it is perhaps clear to see why. Chelsea have been far from convincing and were punished for a lapse in concentration. Willian tries to respond with a drive from the edge of the area, but drags it wide.

Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea

Former Aston Villa frontman Dion Dublin

Final Score

"Great skill on the right by Gil. He left the defender for dead and lifted it into an area, just hoping someone would be there. Lo and behold, someone was!"

YELLOW CARD

Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea

So big was that goal that Jores Okore celebrated with real vigour. Too much for the referee, and he is booked for his excessive celebrations.

Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea

Former England winger Chris Waddle

BBC Radio 5 live at Villa Park

"I have got to say I have been impressed by Carles Gil, he's got a trick, he's very nippy, and he moves the ball past Oscar before standing it up at the far post. Jores Okore got a free header and nods it down into the ground. A great start to the second half from Villa."

GOAL

Aston Villa 1-1 Chelsea - Jores Okore

Jores Okore
AFP

Would you believe it! Aston Villa fans finally have something to cheer about as Aston Villa score. I repeat, Aston Villa score. Great work by Carles Gil as he makes space for a cross from the right and Jores Okore is there to head in. Villa fans rub their eyes with disbelief.

Jores Okore
Getty Images

Aston Villa 0-1 Chelsea

This is better! Aston Villa are straight on the attack and Andreas Weimann hits a first-time effort over the bar. Probably their best move, and chance, of the game.

Aston Villa 0-1 Chelsea

Paul Lambert and Jose Mourinho
Reuters

Aston Villa get the second half under way.

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Tom Sharpe: For all the people moaning about Paul Lambert, tell me what you would do differently when your star player is currently garbage?

Richard Mills: A master stroke from the master manager to boost Christian Benteke's confidence by dropping him.

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Aston Villa 0-1 Chelsea

Villa Park
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Great 'banter' from the Aston Villa fans, they've brought along pictures of arrows to show their side where the goal is.

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Aston Villa 0-1 Chelsea

Chris Riley: Didier Drogba looks like a shadow of his former self. Useless today. Should have rewarded Loic Remy with a start.

Matthew Vins: I think the only way for Aston Villa to generate a goal threat is to get Martin Laursen back.

Chelsea FC 9ja: Drogba doing more harm than good at the moment. In other news, Manchester City are one goal behind...

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Aston Villa 0-1 Chelsea

Chris Bevan

BBC Sport at Villa Park

"You cannot fault Aston Villa's effort, and they are still playing at a decent tempo, but they have never looked like opening Chelsea up. The Premier League leaders are yet to get going, but their lead at the break is a comfortable one."

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Aston Villa 0-1 Chelsea

Jose Mourinho
BBC

It is now 657 minutes since Aston Villa last scored a Premier League goal. In that time, Jose Mourinho has pocketed around £11,000.

In fact, since this game got under way, he has earned just over £750. If, like me, you are working, then we have pocketed a little over two quid in the same time.

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