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Game #4766

Aston Villa

Sunday, 14 September 2003

Lost

16th (-2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Manchester City

Attendance: 46,687

City of Manchester Stadium

Manchester City

4-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Lee Hendrie | 31โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Despite taking a deserved first half lead Villa are well beaten in the second half to leave them with one win in five Premier League games under David O'Leary to sit 16th in the table.

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo รngel celebrates putting Villa in front on 31' but Manchester City fight back to inflict a third defeat in five Premier League games on David O'Leary, Sunday, 14 September 2003.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 14 September 2003

โšฝ | 31โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ” | 37โ€™ Sub off, Olof Mellberg, Sub on Alpay ร–zalan
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester City 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 48โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester City, pen), Nicolas Anelka
๐Ÿฅ… | 50โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Manchester City), Michael Tarnat
๐ŸŸจ | 52โ€™ Booking, Ronny Johnsen
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Ronny Johnsen, Sub on, Mustapha Hadji ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿฅ… | 68โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Manchester City, pen), Nicolas Anelka
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Dion Dublin
๐Ÿฅ… | 83โ€™ Goal, 1-4, (Manchester City), Nicolas Anelka
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester City 4-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa's first five games under David O'Leary suggest the hangover from 2002-03 has not cleared with 3 losses, 1 win and a draw to leave Villa 16th but the rejuvenation of Juan Pablo รngel and more adventurous football suggests better times ahead.

Midfielder Mustapha Hadji made his final appearance for Villa aged 32 before moving on to RCD Espanyol on a free transfer in January 2004. Hadji played for Villa between 2001-02 and 2003-04.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #5 |
League Game | #5 |
Manager Game | #5 |
Sunday, 14 September 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-4
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 5 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 1 ๐ŸŸจ | 1 ๐ŸŸฅ 3 | 0.80

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 12
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 4
๐ŸŸฅ : 4
๐Ÿ†˜ : 3
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 11 May 03, Villa 1-3 Leeds, (a) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

None

TEAM NEWS

Marcus Allbรคck replaces Darius Vassell.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.18 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 34.28 |

Youngest Player |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.03 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |

MANAGER

Kevin Keegan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Manchester City

GK David Seaman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Michael Tarnat | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
CB David Sommeil | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต |
CB Silvain Distin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Jihai Sun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Joey Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Steve McManaman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Trevor Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Shaun Wright-Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Paulo Wanchope | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Nicolas Anelka | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | for CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 37โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Joey Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Antoine Sibierski | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Paulo Wanchope | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Claudio Reyna | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Nicky Weaver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Robbie Fowler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 5/11
Homegrown: 4/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/16
Homegrown: 4/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 7/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 2001-03 | ๐Ÿ•’ 47 | 30 (17) | โšฝ 3 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 2 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 7 | #754 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"Villa substitute Alpay, on for injured captain Olof Mellberg, tugged at Paolo Wanchope on the corner of the penalty area, but could have had little inkling that his foul would be so emphatically punished."

MATCH REPORT