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Game #4784

Aston Villa

Sunday, 28 December 2003

Won

10th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Fulham

Attendance: 35,617

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-0

Fulham

Assist(s) | Jlloyd Samuel | 32โ€™ | 67โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa's unbeaten run reaches five in all competitions as they win their fourth Premier League game in six under David O'Leary to climb to tenth in the table - their highest position of the season.

KEY MAN

Darius Vassell celebrates his brace that helped Villa beat Fulham and make it four wins in six Premier League games as they climb to tenth position under David O'Leary, Sunday, 28 December, 2003.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 28 December 2003

โšฝ | 32โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Jlloyd Samuel
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Fulham
๐Ÿ” | 62โ€™ Sub off, Mark Delaney, Sub on, Liam Ridgewell
โšฝ | 67โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Darius Vassell, Assist by Jlloyd Samuel
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐Ÿ” | 84โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Stefan Moore
โšฝ | 82โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Darius Vassell, Assist by Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Fulham

ON THIS DAY

Villa close out 2003 in far better shape than they entered it; After a challenging start to the season under David O'Leary, November saw an upturn in form and Villa were now unbeaten in five with three League wins and a League Cup semi final place booked. Villa turned the year in 10th place - their highest position of the season to date.

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

Fulham

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Fulham

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Game | #19 |
Manager Game | #23 |
Sunday, 28 December 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Barry Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1991-2008
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 23 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 10 ๐ŸŸจ | 6 ๐ŸŸฅ 7 | 1.57

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Barry Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1991-2008
Matches Officiated: 7
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 13 April 2002, Villa 0-1 Leeds, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Fulham

None

TEAM NEWS

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.94 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 34.57 |

Youngest Player |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.32 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Chris Coleman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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Fulham

GK Edwin van der Sar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Jon Harley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Djetou | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Alain Goma | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Moritz Volz | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Junichi Inamoto | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Luรญs Boa Morte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Steed Malbranque | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Louis Saha | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 62โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 84โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Junichi Inamoto | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต | (CF Barry Hayles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Steed Malbranque | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Facundo Sava | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Crossley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Andy Melville | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Adam Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 7/11
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 : 10/16
Homegrown: 8/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 4/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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 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

MATCH QUOTES

"Jlloyd Samuel was the creator with a run taking him past the challenges of Malbranque and Moritz Voltz before delivering a low cross to the far-post where Angel converted."

MATCH REPORT