Game #4803

Season | 2003-04 |

Matchday | #1 |

League Game | #1 |
Premier League Match-week | #1 |  

Manager Game | #1 |

Saturday, 16 August 2003
Premier League | Away | Portsmouth | Fratton Park | 20,101 | 

Game Summary

Manager | David O’Leary | 
KO | 12.30 |
Referee | Graham Barber | 

HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 1-2 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DLWLL | 

Scorers | Gareth Barry | 84’ pen |

League Position | 14th | - |

Line Up |

GK Thomas Sörensen | DEBUT |
RB Mark Delaney |
FB Jlloyd Samuel |
CB Alpay Özalan |
CB Ronny Johnsen |
M Gareth Barry |
GOAL | 84' | SENT OFF | 87' |
M Lee Hendrie | BOOKED | 79' |
M Gavin McCann | DEBUT | BOOKED | 20' |
W Peter Whittingham | SUB OFF | 59' |
F Marcus Allbäck |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 
SUB OFF | 77' |

Substitutes |

M Thomas Hitzlsperger for W Peter Whittingham | 59’ | 
CF Peter Crouch for CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 77’ | 

Unused Substitutes |

GK Stefan Postma 
RB Ulises de la Cruz
CB Olof Mellberg

Cards | 

 Yellow | Gavin McCann | 20’ |

 Yellow | Lee Hendrie | 79’ |

 Red | Gareth Barry | 87’ | Foul & Abusive Language |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 26.59 | 

Oldest Player | CB Ronny Johnsen | 34.21 |

Youngest Player | W Peter Whittingham | 18.95 |

 On this day 16 August 2003 

Goalkeeper Thomas Sörensen made his Villa debut aged 27 after joining from Sunderland in July 2003 for a fee of £2,700,000.

Midfielder Gavin McCann made his debut for Villa aged 25 after joining from Sunderland in July 2003 for a fee of £3,040,000.