Game #4859

Season | 2004-05 |

Matchday | #12 |
Manager Game | #57 |
Tuesday, 26 October 2004
League Cup | 3rd Round | Away | Burnley | Turf Moor | 11,184 | 

Game Summary

Manager | David O’Leary | 

KO | 19.45 |
Referee | Chris Foy | 

HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 1-3 |

FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DDLWL | 

Scorers | Juan Pablo Ángel | 81’ |

Line Up |

GK Thomas Sörensen |
RB Mark Delaney |
CB Liam Ridgewell |
FB Jlloyd Samuel |
SUB OFF | 61' | 
CB Olof Mellberg |
M Lee Hendrie |
M Gavin McCann |
W Peter Whittingham | 
W Nolberto Solano | 
SUB OFF | 72' | 
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | GOAL | 81' |
CF Carlton Cole |

Substitutes |

M Thomas Hitzlsperger for FB Jlloyd Samuel | 61’ | 
F Luke Moore for W Nolberto Solano | 72’ |  

Unused Substitutes |

RB Ulises de la Cruz
GK Stefan Postma 
M Steven Davis

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 25.65 | 

Oldest Player | RB Mark Delaney | 29.89 |

Youngest Player | CF Carlton Cole | 20.15 |

Match Report

BBC Sport

Tuesday, 26 October, 2004

Championship outfit Burnley claimed a Carling Cup scalp as they knocked out Premiership side Aston Villa.

A strong Villa line-up went behind after just nine minutes when Graham Branch headed in Robbie Blake’s cross. 

Blake, who was otherwise superb, had a penalty saved early in the second half but not long after Burnley struck again through a header from Mo Camara. 

Juan Pablo Angel replied with another header but Louis Valois’ run and shot ended any hopes of a Villa comeback. 

Villa boss David O’Leary showed he was taking the Carling Cup seriously by naming his strongest possible line-up against Burnley - who are struggling in 16th in the Championship. 

But Blake, playing as a lone striker, outshone the efforts of Villa frontmen Carlton Cole and Angel. 

After setting up the opening goal for Branch, the Burnley skipper embarrassed Liam Ridgewell with his skill wide on the left before forcing a vital deflection from Olof Mellberg. 

And it was Blake’s deft reverse pass through to Richard Duffy that brought the penalty opportunity after Jlloyd Samuel’s tackle. 

But the striker’s firmly struck spot-kick was well saved well by Thomas Sorensen low to his right. 

Villa’s attack only came alive after Camara converted Burnley’s second. 

The ineffective Nolberto Solano was replaced by Luke Moore and the youngster provided the cross for Angel to reduce the deficit. 

But as Villa desperately sought the goal that would have forced extra time, Burnley sealed a superb win through Valois’ sweet shot into the top corner. 

*Burnley:* Coyne, Roche, Duff, McGreal, Camara, Grant, Hyde, Duffy, Valois, Blake, Branch. 

Subs Not Used: Jensen, Sanokho, O’Neill, Pilkington, Scott. 

*Booked:* Grant. 

*Goals:* Branch 9, Camara 65, Valois 86. 

*Aston Villa:* Sorensen, Delaney, Mellberg, Ridgewell, Samuel (Hitzlsperger 61), Hendrie, McCann, Whittingham, Solano (Moore 72), Angel, Cole.

Subs Not Used: Postma, De la Cruz, Davis. 

*Goals:* Angel 81. 

*Att:* 11,184 

*Ref:* C Foy (Merseyside).