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Game #4798

Aston Villa

Won

7th (+1)

Saturday, 27 March 2004

Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩

Premier League

Charlton Athletic

The Valley

Attendance: 26,250

Charlton Athletic

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gareth Barry | 54’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa bounce back from a second defeat in three to win for the ninth time in fifteen Premier League games under David O'Leary as they climb back to 7th in the table.

KEY MAN

Darius Vassell celebrates his 24' opener equaliser at Charlton to set Villa up for a ninth win in fifteen Premier League games under David O'Leary, Saturday, 27 March 2004.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 27 March 2004

🥅 | 8’ Goal, 0-1, (Charlton Athletic), Carlton Cole
⚽ | 24’ Goal, 1-1, Darius Vassell, Assist by Gareth Barry
🕒 | HT Charlton Athletic 1-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 54’ Goal, 2-1, Jlloyd Samuel, Assist by Gareth Barry
🔁 | 85’ Sub off, Gareth Barry, Sub on, Liam Ridgewell
🔁 | 89’ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Luke Moore
🟨 | 90’+1 Booking, Lee Hendrie
💥 | 90’+1 Missed Penalty, (Charlton Athletic), Claus Jensen
🕒 | FT Charlton Athletic 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa bounce back from defeat to Everton with a win at high-flying Charlton and return to 7th in the table as an unlikely European qualification place remains in sight for David O'Leary's men.

Aston Villa

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

Charlton Athletic

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1946-47

FIXTURE HISTORY

Charlton Athletic

Previous 5 vs. Charlton: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

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Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #37 |
League Game | #30 |
Manager Game | #37 |
Saturday, 27 March 2004

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David O’Leary | 🇮🇪 | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Barry Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1991-2008
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 37 | 🟩 | 17 🟨 | 7 🟥 13 | 1.57

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Barry Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1991-2008
Matches Officiated: 9
🟩 : 6
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 11 February 2004, Villa 2-1 Fulham, Loftus Road.
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Charlton Athletic

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TEAM NEWS

Ronny Johnsen and Gavin McCann (first start in 7) replace Liam Ridgewell and Nolberto Solano.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.57 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | 🇳🇴 | 34.82 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 | 21.99 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sörensen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Ronny Johnsen | 🇳🇴 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | 🇪🇨 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
M Gavin McCann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 |
F Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Alan Curbishley (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Charlton Athletic

GK Dean Kiely | 🇮🇪 |
LB Paul Konchesky | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Jonathan Fortune | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Perry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Luke Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Radostin Kishishev | 🇧🇬 | 🔁 |
M Matt Holland | 🇮🇪 |
M Claus Jensen | 🇩🇰 |
CF Carlton Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Jason Euell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
F Paulo Di Canio | 🇮🇹 | 🔁 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CB Liam Ridgewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 85’ |
🔁 F Luke Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for F Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 89’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Radostin Kishishev | 🇧🇬 | (CF Jonatan Johansson | 🇫🇮 |)
🔁 | F Jason Euell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (LB Chris Powell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | F Paulo Di Canio | 🇮🇹 | (CF Shaun Bartlett | 🇿🇦 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | 🇳🇱 |
CF Peter Crouch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Simon Royce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Michael Turner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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

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

SQUAD STATS

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Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 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

"A last-minute Claus Jensen penalty miss meant Aston Villa held on to move level on points with Charlton."

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 27 March, 2004

A last-minute Claus Jensen penalty miss meant Aston Villa held on to move level on points with Charlton. Juan Pablo Angel hit the post early on for Villa but Carlton Cole expertly headed the home side in front against the run of play. Charlton’s Matt Holland also struck the woodwork but a slick Villa levelled with Vassell’s shot from close range. Jlloyd Samuel got the eventual winner but Villa breathed a sigh of relief when Jensen missed from the spot. Aston Villa started brightly, and Gareth Barry had a stinging 25-yard drive turned round the post by keeper Dean Kiely. The Addicks failed to clear the corner and escaped when Angel headed against the post from a Thomas Hitzlsperger cross. Charlton made the most of their fortune by scoring from their first attack of the game when Cole - on loan from Chelsea - headed in clinically from a Paolo di Canio cross. Then it was the home side’s turn to be denied by the woodwork when Holland played a one-two with Jensen before seeing his shot hit the post. Defender Luke Young also put a shot just wide as Alan Curbishley’s side looked to add to their lead. But Villa gathered themselves and impressively brushed aside the setback with Vassell and Angel leading the fightback. And, in front of watching England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, Vassell levelled after 24 minutes. He reacted quickest when Barry’s shot was blocked and converted confidently. The Valley crowd were being served a treat of football in an open and entertaining match. Kiely was forced to tip over a Lee Hendrie shot on the turn just before half-time but he could do little when Villa took the lead shortly after the interval. Villa were starting to seize the upper hand and took the lead when Samuel was played in by Barry and slotted home. The visitors did not let their grip of the game go and Gavin McCann’s header bounced off the cross bar as they looked to secure the points. Charlton had the perfect chance to grab an undeserved point when Jonatan Johansson earned a penalty but Jensen fired over from 12 yards.