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Game #4782

Saturday, 20 December 2003

Attendance: 20,722

Won

Premier League

14th (+2)

Blackburn Rovers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Ewood Park

Villa continue their upturn in form under David O'Leary as they rise to 14th in the table having won consecutive Premier League games and their five of six in all competitions.

Blackburn Rovers

0-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Lee Hendrie | 62โ€™ | Jlloyd Samuel | 74โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Stefan Moore leaves Blackburn trailing as he secures Villa's fifth win in six in all competitions to help transform form under David O'Leary after a challenging autumn, Saturday, 20 December 2003.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 62โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Stefan Moore, Assist by Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Stefan Moore, Sub on, Darius Vassell
โšฝ | 74โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Jlloyd Samuel
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Gareth Barry, Sub on, Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Ulises de la Cruz
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villaโ€™s transformed pre-Christmas form under David Oโ€™Leary extends to five wins in six games including three Premier League victories including this, their first away win of the season, and the first since January 2003. Juan Pablo รngel is once again the catalyst in helping Villa to 14th place 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

Blackburn Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2001-02

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Game | #17 |
Manager Game | #21 |
Saturday, 20 December 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Dermot Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxfordshire, 1990-2007
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Dermot Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxfordshire, 1990-2007
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 8 Nov 03, Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Blackburn Rovers

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Dion Dublin and Stefan Moore replace Darius Vassell and Ronny Johnsen.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.63 |

Oldest Player |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.68 |

Youngest Player |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.29 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Graeme Souness | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ |
CF Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Blackburn Rovers

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Lucas Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Craig Short | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Markus Babbel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Andy Todd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tugay KerimoฤŸlu | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Barry Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Paul Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Brett Emerton | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CF Andrew Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Dwight Yorke (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Lucas Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | (CF Matt Jansen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Tugay KerimoฤŸlu | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Garry Flitcroft | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Paul Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (LB Vratislav Greลกko | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Martin Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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
Homegrown: 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 : 9/16
Homegrown: 7/16

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 : 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 : 8/16

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

"The visitors doubled their lead 15 minutes from time following good link-up play between Darius Vassell and Samuel, whose cross picked out Angel."

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 20 December 2003

Villa brush aside Rovers

Second-half goals from Stefan Moore and Juan Pablo Angel earned Aston Villa their first Premiership away win since January at Blackburn.

Young midfielder Moore put the visitors ahead on the hour, capitalising on some scrappy defensive play from Rovers.

And in-form Colombian Angel made the points safe after 75 minutes, guiding home a Jlloyd Samuel cross.

Villaโ€™s win pushes them clear of the relegation zone and leaves Blackburn teetering above the bottom three.

The pattern of an entertaining first half was set quickly at Ewood Park, with both sides taking it in turns to attack.

Rovers youngster Paul Gallagher had dropped into midfield to accommodate Andy Cole.

But he took every opportunity to surge forward, sweeping in an eighth-minute cross which Dwight Yorke could only head over the bar.

Moments later, Villa should have opened the scoring when Lucas Neillโ€™s mistake let in Lee Hendrie, who spurned his one-on-one against Blackburn keeper Brad Friedel.

The chances continued to come and go.

Brett Emerton had a drive deflected wide before Coleโ€™s thundering effort was blocked by the midriff of Samuel.

And at the other end, Mark Delaney made a regular nuisance of himself, fizzing a cross-shot agonisingly wide of Thomas Sorensenโ€™s post.

The half-time break however lulled both teams into lethargy and shots were scarce after the interval, until Villa pinched the lead on 62 minutes.

Sloppy defending presented Hendrie with the ball in the Blackburn penalty area and the midfielder fed Moore, who calmly slotted home.

The visitors doubled their lead 15 minutes from time following good link-up play between Darius Vassell and Samuel, whose cross picked out Angel.

A bad miss from Cole did little to lift Blackburnโ€™s ebbing spirits.

And Villa fans will be the happier going into Christmas, their side having leapfrogged Rovers in the Premiership table.