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Game #4783

Aston Villa

Friday, 26 December 2003

Leeds United

0-0

Aston Villa

Premier League

Leeds United

Elland Road

Attendance: 38,513

Drew

12th (+2)

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to four but are held by Leeds at Elland Road however it is enough for David O'Leary's side to climb to twelfth in the Premier League table.

KEY MAN

Dion Dublin, rescued Thomas Sørensen

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MATCH TIMELINE

Friday, 26 December 2003

🕒 | HT Leeds United 0-0 Aston Villa
🟨 | 54’ Booking, Dion Dublin
🔁 | 66’ Sub off, Stefan Moore, Sub on, Thomas Hitzlsperger
🔁 | 66’ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Darius Vassell
🟨 | 73’ Booking, Peter Whittingham
🕒 | FT Leeds United 0-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa can only draw at struggling Leeds but are now unbeaten in four and rise to 12th in the table - their highest position in three months.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Leeds United

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1991–92

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Leeds United

Previous 5 vs. Leeds: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟥

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #22 |
League Game | #18 |
Manager Game | #22 |
Friday, 26 December 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David O’Leary | 🇮🇪 | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Steve Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 22 | 🟩 | 9 🟨 | 6 🟥 7 | 1.50

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1995-2010
Matches Officiated: 11
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 5
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 30 Aug 03, Villa 3-1 Leicester (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

🟨 🟨

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None

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TEAM NEWS

David O'Leary names an unchanged line up for the first time as Villa boss.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.65 |

Oldest Player |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 34.70 |

Youngest Player |
W Peter Whittingham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.31 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sörensen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Mark Delaney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Gavin McCann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Peter Whittingham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 |
F Stefan Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Eddie Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Leeds United

GK Paul Robinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Ian Harte | 🇮🇪 |
LB Dominic Matteo | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Michael Duberry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Matthew Kilgallon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Kelly | 🇮🇪 |
M David Batty | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Jermaine Pennant | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W James Milner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Mark Viduka | 🇦🇺 |
CF Alan Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 | for F Stefan Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 66’ |
🔁 F Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 66’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | LB Dominic Matteo | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | (M Eirik Bakke | 🇳🇴 |)
🔁 | W Jermaine Pennant | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (W Aaron Lennon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | 🇳🇱 |
CB Ronny Johnsen | 🇳🇴 |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | 🇪🇨 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Scott Carson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stephen McPhail | 🇮🇪 |
W Lamine Sakho | 🇸🇳 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11
Homegrown: 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/16
Homegrown: 7/16

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"As the campaign approaches the halfway point the only thing Leeds and Villa are likely to be playing for come the end of the season is their Premiership status."

MATCH REPORT