Given returns for Villa as Benteke misses Cup tie with hip injury

Given returns for Villa as Benteke misses Cup tie with hip injury

Christian Benteke is missing with a hip injury for Aston Villa’s FA Cup quarter-final meeting with West Brom.

The striker scored the match-winning penalty when Villa beat Albion 2-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday but was unavailable today with Scott Sinclair replacing him.

Shay Given and Leandro Bacuna, meanwhile, came in for Brad Guzan and the suspended Alan Hutton.

Ben Foster was replaced by Boaz Myhill after his poor performance on Tuesday, which ended with him conceding the last-gasp penalty, while Jonas Olsson came in for the cup-tied Darren Fletcher.

Aston Villa: Given, Bacuna, Okore, Clark, Lowton, Cleverley, Westwood, Delph, N’Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Sinclair.

Subs: Guzan, Weimann, Sanchez, Gil, Kinsella, Calder, Grealish.

West Brom: Myhill, McAuley, Dawson, Olsson, Lescott, Yacob, Morrison, Berahino, Gardner, Brunt, Ideye.

Subs: Foster, Wisdom, Baird, Pocognoli, McManaman, Mulumbu, Sessegnon.

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

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