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Game #4774

Saturday, 1 November 2003

Attendance: 51,975

Drew

Premier League

13th (+1)

Newcastle United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

St James' Park

Villa draw for a fourth successive Premier League game to leave them with two top flight wins in eleven under David O'Leary.

Newcastle United

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gareth Barry | 11โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Thomas Sรถrensen, saved a penalty and a point for Villa, Saturday, 1 November 2003.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 11โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dion Dublin, Assist by Gareth Barry
๐ŸŸจ | 35โ€™ Booking, Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™+2 Goal, 1-1, (Newcastle United), Laurent Robert
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 51โ€™ Sub off, Ulises de la Cruz, Sub on, Stefan Moore
๐ŸŸจ | 58โ€™ Booking, Gavin McCann
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Marcus Allbรคck
๐ŸŸจ | 70โ€™ Booking, Gavin McCann
๐ŸŸฅ | 70โ€™ Sending off, Gavin McCann
๐ŸŸจ | 78โ€™ Booking, Ronny Johnsen
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 80โ€™ Missed Penalty (Newcastle United), Alan Shearer
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa record their fourth successive draw and now have no League win in five but climb one place to 13th in the table.

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

Newcastle United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1954-55

FIXTURE HISTORY

Newcastle United

Previous 5 vs. Newcastle: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Game | #11 |
Manager Game | #13 |
Saturday, 1 November 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Matt Messias | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Barnsley, 1997-2006
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Matt Messias | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Barnsley, 1997-2006
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 1 January 2003, Villa 2-0 Bolton, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Newcastle United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Matt Messias

TEAM NEWS

Thomas Hitzlsperger and Dion Dublin replace Olof Mellberg and Darius Vassell.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.63 |

Oldest Player |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.55 |

Youngest Player |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.16 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Bobby Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 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 | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Newcastle United

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Olivier Bernard | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Titus Bramble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Steven Caldwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Speed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Lee Bowyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Laurent Robert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
CF Alan Shearer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Shola Ameobi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 51โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 63โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Steve Harper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nikos Dabizas | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Darren Ambrose | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Lomana LuaLua | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |

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 : 8/11

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 : 10/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe are looking solid at the back, but must take our chances. It was disappointing to concede a goal just before half-time, but I was pleased at the way we dug in.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*The Guardian*
Sunday, 2 November 2003

*Sorensen saves a share of the spoils*

History repeated itself in remarkable fashion as Thomas Sorensen, the Villa keeper, won another penalty showdown with Alan Shearer and provided Newcastle United supporters with a further reason to dislike him.

Sorensen was barracked from the start by a crowd who recalled only too well how he earned Sunderland a derby victory here by diving to his left to block a Shearer spot-kick three years ago.

Yesterday, in the same goal, Sorensen plunged in the same direction to beat away Shearerโ€™s well-struck 80th-minute effort and end Newcastleโ€™s pursuit of a fifth successive league win.

David Oโ€™Leary, the Villa manager, who invested ยฃ2 million in Sorensen in the summer, said: โ€˜Newcastle are an attack-minded team who always ask questions of keepers. Thomas answered them all. Heโ€™s played well from the start, but has really settled down in the last couple of weeks. Thereโ€™s a real presence about him now - he rules in the box and gives everyone confidence. Heโ€™s a steal at ยฃ2 million.โ€™

It was a far less satisfying return to the North East, however, for another Villa player. Gavin McCann, the aggressive midfielder who was also signed from Sunderland, was sent off in the 70th minute. McCann, booked minutes earlier for a foul on Lee Bowyer,
slid in late on Laurent Robert, and received his second yellow card.

Oโ€™Leary was also unhappy over referee Matt Messiasโ€™s decision to show the first yellow card for the clash with Lee Bowyer. โ€˜I thought the referee got it totally wrong. He picked out the wrong player,โ€™ said Oโ€™Leary, but his view received little support from Sir Bobby Robson: โ€˜I donโ€™t know what the argument is about. I was about two feet away and it was a foul on Bowyer.โ€™

Robson was more concerned about his teamโ€™s failure to turn possession into goals after Dion Dublin, outstanding at the back for Villa, moved forward to head in Gareth Barryโ€™s 11th-minute corner.

The manager said: โ€˜Arsenal have won 4-1 at Leeds today and will have had nothing like the possession of the ball that we had. Itโ€™s a shame that we didnโ€™t win because there was nothing wrong with our football.

โ€˜We have had enough chances in our last two games to have won four matches and we havenโ€™t won either of them.โ€™

Sorensen and Dublin were the primary reasons for Robsonโ€™s frustration, which began in the second minute when Laurent Robert failed with an excellent chance created by Shola Ameobi.

It set the tone for the first-half, with Sorensen saving impressively from Shearer and Bowyer before Robert took advantage of a poor clearance to thump United level from the edge of the area two minutes into stoppage time.

Sorensen twice beat away shots from Robert in the second-half and Aaron Hughes jabbed a good opportunity wide before the dramatic penalty climax.

โ€˜It wasnโ€™t Alan Shearerโ€™s day, but I wonโ€™t criticise him,โ€™ said Robson. โ€˜Heโ€™s his own master at penalties. He has taken far more and I leave it to him to sort it out.โ€™

Meanwhile, Oโ€™Leary waits for his first away win as Villaโ€™s manager, but believes it will not be delayed long. He said: โ€˜We are looking solid at the back, but must take our chances. It was disappointing to concede a goal just before half-time, but I was pleased at the way we dug in.โ€™