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Game #4773

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 29 October 2003

Won

3rd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

League Cup

Attendance: 26,729

Leicester City

Villa Park

Villa win in the League Cup third round to see off Leicester at Villa Park for the second time this season.

Aston Villa

1-0

Leicester City

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Thomas Hitzlsperger celebrates his winner that sends Villa through to the League Cup fourth round at the expense of Leicester, Wednesday, 29 October 2003.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 29 October 2003

๐ŸŸจ | 32โ€™ Booking, Ronny Johnsen
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester City
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Ulises de la Cruz, Sub on, Marcus Allbรคck
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Thomas Hitzlsperger
โšฝ | 79โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Assist by Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Olof Mellberg, Sub on, Dion Dublin
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City

ON THIS DAY

Villa seek respite from their League difficulties as Thomas Hitzlsperger fires Villa into the fourth round of the League Cup.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
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

Leicester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1999-00

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leicester City

Previous 5 vs. Leicester: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #12 |
Manager Game | #12 |
Wednesday, 29 October 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: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 12 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 4 ๐ŸŸจ | 4 ๐ŸŸฅ 4 | 1.33

Career Form:

Mid Table

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 14 Sep 03, Villa 1-4 Manchester City (a) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

Mark Halsey

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Leicester City

None

TEAM NEWS

Ulises de la Cruz and Ronny Johnsen replace Dion Dublin and Mark Kinsella.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.03 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 34.41 |

Youngest Player |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.15 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Micky Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | 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 |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Leicester City

GK Danny Coyne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Jordan Stewart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Frank Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Steve Howey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Impey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Billy McKInlay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Craig Hignett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lilian Nalis | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Paul Brooker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Paul Dickov | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Brian Deane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | for F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 85โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Billy McKInlay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (M Muzzy Izzet | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | M Craig Hignett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Keith Gillespie | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |)
๐Ÿ” | M Paul Brooker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF James Scowcroft | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Paul Murphy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Nicolas Priet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

SQUAD STATS

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 : 6/11
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 : 8/16
Homegrown: 6/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

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 : 10/11

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 : 12/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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:

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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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œThe shot he [Thomas Hitzlsperger] produced to beat Leicester was a tremendous finish.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 29 October, 2003

Aston Villa made it through to the fourth round of the Carling Cup after substitute Thomas Hitzlsperger scored with 15 minutes remaining.

His powerfully-struck drive finally broke the resistance of a radically revamped Leicester line-up at a rain-swept Villa Park.

The German Under-21 midfielder came off the bench to end a frustrating night for David Oโ€™Learyโ€™s side with his first goal of the campaign.

It was only Villaโ€™s second goal in five matches after Oโ€™Leary had made a pre-match plea for them to demonstrate more firepower.

City manager Micky Adams had promised to ring the changes after the second-half collapse at Wolves and the only survivor from
the weekend starting line-up was striker Paul Dickov.

There was still plenty of experience among the shadow squad on display - and also plenty of passion and commitment was evident as Leicester at least regained their pride after the Molineux misery.

Danny Coyne was the busier of the two keepers and he showed that he is more than a capable deputy for Ian Walker as he produced some fine saves.

The Foxes started lively and Brian Deaneโ€™s glancing header from a Craig Hignett cross was cleared by Ulises de la Cruz.
But Villa were soon surging forward and carved out a number of chances.

Villa went looking for the breakthrough at the start of the second period but Leicester continued to be a hard nut to crack.

Both sides made a simultaneous substitution as Craig Hignett and Vassell limped out of the action to be replaced by Keith Gillespie and Hitzlsperger respectively.

Hitzlsperger had an instant chance to break the deadlock but he screwed his left-footed shot from 18 yards out well wide while a shot on the turn from Angel flew straight at Coyne.

But Hitzlsperger made no mistake in the 76th minute when he latched onto a short pass from Barry and hammered a shot past the despairing dive through the air of Coyne.

Deane had a last gasp opportunity to force the game into extra-time but sent his header from an Andy Impey centre straight at Sorensen.

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