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Game #4796

Aston Villa

Sunday, 14 March 2004

Won

8th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 29,386

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Molineux

Villa bounce back from a disappointing performance at Goodison to hammer Wolves at Molineux and make it eight wins in their last thirteen Premier League games under David O'Leary.

Wolves

0-4

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Jlloyd Samuel | 6โ€™ | Thomas Hitzlsperger | 18โ€™ | Nolberto Solano | 59โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Thomas Hitzlsperger lets fly to put Villa ahead on 6' and on the way to a four goal humiliation of Wolves at Molineux for their eighth win in thirteen Premier League games under David O'Leary., Sunday, 14 March 2004.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 14 March 2004

โšฝ | 6โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Assist by Jlloyd Samuel
โšฝ | 18โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Olof Mellberg, Assist by Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐ŸŸจ | 19โ€™ Booking, Thomas Hitzlsperger
โšฝ | 24โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 45โ€™ Missed penalty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Ionel Ganea
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-3 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 59โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Nolberto Solano
๐Ÿ” | 60โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐ŸŸจ | 71โ€™ Booking, Jlloyd Samuel
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Peter Crouch
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Peter Whittingham
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-4 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa secure their fourth win in six games but remain in 8th place.

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wolverhampton Wanderers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #35 |
League Game | #28 |
Manager Game | #35 |
Sunday, 14 March 2004

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Paul Durkin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Dorset, 1987-2004
Kick off: 12.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Durkin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Dorset, 1987-2004
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 21 January 2004, League Cup, Villa 2-5 Bolton, Reebok Stadium.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Wolverhampton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ

Paul Durkin

TEAM NEWS

David O'Leary names an unchanged line for the second successive game for the first time since taking over as Villa boss.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.81 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 34.78 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 21.96 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Wolverhampton Wanderers

GK Paul Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Dennis Irwin | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Lee Naylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Butler | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Joey Craddock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alex Rae | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Paul Ince | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Mark Kennedy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Henri Camara | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
CF Ionel Ganea | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Carl Cort | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 60โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 78โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Dennis Irwin | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CB Mark Clyde | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Carl Cort | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (F Steffen Iversen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Oakes (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Shaun Newton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Kenny Miller | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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 : 4/11
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 : 8/16
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 : 7/11

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

"Despite a brief rally by the home team, Villa grabbed a fourth with a sweeping counter-attacking move."

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 14 March, 2004

Aston Villa kept up their push for a European place at the expense of relegation-battling Wolves.

Thomas Hitzlspergerโ€™s thumping shot put Villa ahead and Olof Mellberg headed in the visitorsโ€™ second.

A Lee Naylor mistake allowed Juan Pablo Angel to hook in a rampant Villaโ€™s third of a one-sided game.

Wolves missed a chance to get back into the match when Vio Ganea saw a penalty saved by Thomas Sorensen while Angelโ€™s second completed a Villa rout.

Wolves boss Dave Jones has cited his sideโ€™s improved home form as a major factor if they are to avoid relegation.

But the Molineux side were left stunned by Villaโ€™s storming start with defender Paul Butler having to bravely block a Lee Hendrie shot as early as the third minute.

But Villa were soon in the lead when Hitzlsperger powered in a trademark piledriver across goal and into the far corner to put the visitors in front. German midfielder Hitzlsperger provided the corner for Mellberg to head in another for Villa as Wolves were overpowered by their Midlands rivals.

The home side did not help their own cause and when Naylor let a ball bounce in the area instead of clearing the danger, Angel nipped in to hook a shot over advancing keeper Jones.

The lively Hendrie hit the bar with a curling shot to the relief of the Wolves faithful, who were given a glimpse of hope when Ganea won a penalty following a Mellberg challenge. The Romanian picked himself up to take the spot-kick only to see his effort well saved by Sorensen in first-half injury-time.

Carl Cort conjured up the best chance of the opening period for Wolves when he swivelled and shot wide, but Jonesโ€™s players were barely given a look in by a dominant Villa.

And, despite a brief rally by the home team, Villa grabbed a fourth with a sweeping counter-attacking move.

Nolberto Solano played a long through ball which Angel beat defender Jody Craddock to before slotting past Jones.