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Game #4780

Sunday, 14 December 2003

Attendance: 36,964


Premier League

16th (+2)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa win for the second time in three Premier League games to climb back to 16th in the table as they make if four wins in sixteen under David O'Leary.

Aston Villa



Assist(s) | Gareth Barry | 21โ€™ | Mark Delaney | 23โ€™ |


Juan Pablo รngel celebrates his brace as he inspires Villa to victory against Wolves but David O'Leary is unimpressed with his fourth win in sixteen Premier League games, Sunday, 14 December 2003.



โšฝ | 21โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Gareth Barry
โšฝ | 23โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Mark Delaney
๐ŸŸจ | 35โ€™ Booking, Mark Delaney
๐Ÿฅ… | 36โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Alex Rae
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
โšฝ | 48โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Gareth Barry, Assist by Mark Delaney
๐Ÿ” | 51โ€™ Sub off, Thomas Sรถrensen, Sub on, Stefan Postma
๐Ÿ” | 58โ€™ Sub off, Marcus Allbรคck, Sub on, Ulises de la Cruz
๐ŸŸจ | 60โ€™ Booking, Jlloyd Samuel
๐Ÿฅ… | 80โ€™ Goal, 3-2, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Mark Kennedy
๐ŸŸจ | 82โ€™ Booking, Gavin McCann
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers


Juan Pablo รngel delivered for David O'Leary once again and Villa had a third successive home win, two in the League, to scramble out of the relegation places and into 16th.

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1979-80


Previous 5 vs. Wolves: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ


Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #19 |
League Game | #16 |
Manager Game | #19 |
Sunday, 14 December 2003


Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ


Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 26 Apr 03, Villa 1-2 Everton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Wolverhampton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


Marcus Allbรคck and Thomas Hitzlsperger replace Lee Hendrie and Peter Whittingham.


Starting XI Average Age
| 26.49 |

Oldest Player |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.67 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 21.71 |


David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |


Dave Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
FB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |

Wolverhampton Wanderers

GK Michael Oakes (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Dennis Irwin | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Paul Butler | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Joey Craddock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Oleg Luzhnyi | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Alex Rae | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Paul Ince | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Colin Cameron | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Mark Kennedy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
CF Henri Camara | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Dean Sturridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 51โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | for F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 58โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | LB Dennis Irwin | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (LB Lee Naylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Colin Cameron | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (M Silas | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Dean Sturridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Kenny Miller | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)


CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Andy Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Joey Guรฐjรณnsson (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |


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

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: 5/16



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

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 : 9/16



Not recorded


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


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance




Not recorded


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โ€œI am not overjoyed with the performance.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 14 December, 2003

*Angel double sinks Wolves*

Two first-half goals from Juan Pablo Angel set Aston Villa on their way to victory in the West Midlands derby on Sunday.

Wolves pulled it back to 2-1 before the break through Alex Rae but when Gareth Barry made it 3-1 three minutes into the second half it looked as though Villa were home and dry.

Wolves kept battling away and although Mark Kennedyโ€™s strike ensured a nervous last 10 minutes for Villa the hosts held out to win the first league meeting between the sides since 1984.

The win lifted Villa out of the bottom three and leaves Wolves anchored firmly to the foot of the table, while Angelโ€™s goals were his first in the Premiership since the start of October.

Wolves created the first opening in the third minute but Colin Cameron shot high and wide and Villa were soon on the attack.

Mark Kennedy came to the rescue of the visitors when he headed Olof Mellbergโ€™s header off the line before Angel came to life.

He had already sent one effort wide and seen a header comfortably saved by Michael Oakes before breaking the deadlock with two goals in three minutes.

The opener came when Gareth Barry spun past Oleg Luzhny on the left and drilled the ball across the goal for Angel to finish at the far post.

The cheers from the Holte End had barely died down before Angel took his goal tally for the season to double figures.

Mark Delaney was freed down the right by Gavin McCann and he raced to the bye-line before pulling the ball back to Angel, who sent his finish into the corner of the net.

Wolves, without an away win this season, gave themselves a lifeline after 36 minutes.

Rae burst into the Villa penalty area and took full advantage when the ball rebounded off Barry by drilling a low shot past Sorensen.

But three minutes into the second half Villa extended their lead as Angel turned provider.

His first-time pass allowed Delaney all the time in the world to steady himself before sending over a low cross which Barry volleyed in with his right foot at the far post.

Wolves boss Dave Jones made a double substitution, with Cameron and Dean Sturridge being replaced by Jorge Manuel Silas and Kenny Miller, and they cut the deficit with 10 minutes to go.

Kennedy latched onto Millerโ€™s pass but ultimately his low finish was not enough to prevent Wolvesโ€™ ninth league defeat of the season.