Last Updated: 28/12/13 4:59pm
Point apiece for these two sides, and you can't help but think Swansea will be a little disappointed. Villa, however, could well be relieved. Looming relegation battle for both sides?
Kozak wins the header, flicking onto Agbonlahor but the angle is too tight and the finish hits the side netting.
Westwood brings the ball down and plays it to Delph, whose 30 yard effort stings the palms of Tremmel.
Hernandez whips in a cross which is headed clear by Baker, who's then laid out by Guzan after a lack of communication between the two.
Lovely delivery from Shelvey who nearly finds Rangel at the backpost, but the defender uses his hand and is booked.
Another chance for Swansea. Shelvey finds Bony in the area but again his shot is blocked, and Guzan is out to claim it.
El Ahmadi's first kick is to set up Agbonlahor for a powerful effort, but it's still rising and into the stands.
Shelvey cuts inside on the break and hits a deflected effort in at goal, but Villa live to fight another day.
Villa have started a little brighter in this second half as they look to grab a foothold in the game.
We're underway in the second half with the score poised at 1-1. Who can find the breakthrough, if anyone, in the second half?
Decent half of football at Villa Park. Swansea have dominated possession and certainly deserve to be on level terms at least, while Villa, despite a lack of real creativity, have the components to be dangerous on the break.
Villa running out of ideas when they have the ball in attack. Weimann cuts inside and tries to pick out Delph with an ambitious pass, but Tremmel claims easily.
Excellent exchange between Hernandez and Shelvey, but the former Liverpool man can't quite pull the ball back under control.
Shelvey plays it short to de Guzman, who lays the ball off to an onrushing Lamah but his shot is cleared.
Swansea have their tails up here and continue to dominate possession. Bony swivels nicely and fires in a shot which is deflected out for a corner.
GOAL! Shelvey finds Hernandez out wide on the right who crosses to the back post. Lamah is there, and he heads home for his first Premier League goal.
He seems to be everywhere at the minute, and de Guzman latches onto a loose ball 18 yards out before lashing it just wide.
De Guzman whips in a cross that looks perfect for Bony, but the Ivorian can't quite reach the delivery.
Great pressure from Agbonlahor and Westwood and the latter robs de Guzman, but his curling effort is poor and well wide.
Bacuna does well to wriggle into space and deliver a cross from the right, but no-one there for Villa.
Weimann bursts forward with a vocal Villa Park crowd behind him, before winding up to shoot. The shot is blocked however.
It's played short and de Guzman receives the ball on the edge of the area, but his shot is blocked and Guzan claims the loose ball well.
You can't help but feel that Swansea are the ideal opponents for Villa. The hosts are more than content with sitting back and soaking up the pressure, while Villa can hit on the counter-attack. Intriguing to watch.
Swansea pass the ball around well as Bony tries to find the run of de Guzman, but Guzan is off his line quickly.
Westwood's corner finds Weimann at the front post, but he gets too much on the header and it flies over.
Agbonlahor is really fired up for this one. Lowton's clearance finds the Villa man who shrugs off Williams and wins a free-kick.
Agbonlahor is proving a huge thorn in Swansea's side. The passing ethos could be the Welsh side's undoing, as Agbonlahor is hunting down every single under-hit pass.
GOAL! Weimann slips in Agbonlahor with a lovely slide-rule pass and the Villa striker dispatches the one-on-one excellently.
Shelvey finds Hernandez on the left, who plays it back inside to de Guzman but his effort is deflected out for a corner.
Aston Villa fan Malcolm Watts is first in, via e-mail: 'After our wretched showing against Crystal Palace we just had to make some changes! I cannot see us getting 3 points but would love to be proved wrong. I am going for a 2-2 draw as am sure there will be goals especially with Agbonlahor playing in his true position of a main striker. I am surprised that Albrighton has been dropped as I thought he was our best player against Palace.'
Paul Lambert makes three changes to the Villa side which lost on Boxing Day to Crystal Palace, with Westwood, Bacuna and Tonev handed starting places as El Ahmadi, Kozak and Albrighton drop to the bench.
Slightly different story for Swansea boss Michael Laudrup, who rings the changes with seven players coming in after the defeat to Chelsea.
Aston Villa XI: Guzan, Lowton, Clark, Baker, Luna, Westwood, Bacuna, Weimann, Delph, Agbonlahor, Tonev. Subs: Steer, Helenius, Bowery, Sylla, El Ahmadi, Kozak, Albrighton.
Swansea City XI: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Williams, Chico, Davies, Canas, de Guzman, Shelvey, Hernandez, Lamah, Bony. Subs: Zabret, Rangel, Amat, Britton, Pozuelo, Routledge, Vazquez.
Team news will be coming up shortly, but in the meantime let's get some debate going. Who will be the key men for either side today? Who do you expect to struggle? What do you think the result will be? You can let me know via Twitter at MattStead91, or by e-mail at Matthew.Stead@bskyb.com, and I'll endeavour to post all your thoughts and predictions here.
Neither side is in the best of form, either. The last wins for both came at the beginning of the month (Villa beating Southampton 3-2, while Swansea crushed Newcastle 3-0), and so both come into the game without a league win in four.
Both sides appear to be sitting pretty in mid-table, with Villa in 13th and Swansea 11th, but the relegation trapdoor could well be looming for both with the sides three and four points respectively clear of 18th place.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary on this afternoon's Premier League clash between Aston Villa and Swansea at Villa Park.