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Game #4799

Sunday, 4 April 2004

Attendance: 37,602

Drew

Premier League

7th (-)

Manchester City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa concede a late equaliser to top-flight no hopers Manchester City to remain in 7th place in the Premier League table under David O'Leary.

Aston Villa

1-1

Manchester City

Assist(s) | Thomas Hitzlsperger | 25โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo รngel celebrates opening the scoring for Villa but they are pegged back by top-flight no hopers Manchester City, Sunday, 4 April 2004.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 25โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Peter Crouch
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐ŸŸจ | 79โ€™ Booking, Jlloyd Samuel
๐Ÿฅ… | 82โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester City), Sylvain Distin
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

For the second time in three home games Villa are pegged back by a late equaliser.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Game | #31 |
Manager Game | #38 |
Sunday, 4 April 2004

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Uriah Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Kick off: 2.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Uriah Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 7 Feb 04, Villa 2-0 Leeds (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Uriah Rennie

TEAM NEWS

David O'Leary names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.59 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 34.84 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 22.01 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Kevin Keegan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

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

Manchester City

GK David James (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Michael Tarnat | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Silvain Distin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
CB Jihai Sun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Claudio Reyna | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Paul Bosvelt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Shaun Wright-Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steve McManaman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Paulo Wanchope | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jonathan Macken | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 67โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Claudio Reyna | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | (W Trevor Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Paulo Wanchope | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Robbie Fowler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Jonathan Macken | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CF Nicolas Anelka | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK รrni Arason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Joey Barton | 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 : 5/11
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: 8/16

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 : 3/11

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 : 6/16

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

"If Angel was tired, the lethargy appeared to spread to his team-mates as the visitors began the brighter."

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 4 April, 2004

Sylvain Distin snatched an 82nd-minute goal to rescue a point for Manchester City and ease their relegation fears.

Distinโ€™s header was helped in by Robbie Fowler after Juan Pablo Angel had given Villa the lead in the first half.

The Colombian international, who only returned to England on Saturday after international duty, was on hand to head in Thomas Hitzlspergerโ€™s corner.

But City, with Nicolas Anelka and Fowler on the bench, continued to press and deserved their late equaliser.

After only three league wins since 1 November, City opted to partner Jon Macken and Paolo Wanchope up front.

For Villa, Darius Vassell was declared fit after recovering from the ankle injury he picked up for England in midweek.

He joined Angel up front, who started despite a gruelling 34-hour round flight to Peru for a World Cup qualifier.

If Angel was tired, the lethargy appeared to spread to his team-mates as the visitors began the brighter.

Fit-again Steve McManaman, still seeking his first goal for City, made a good break forward after exchanging passes with Michael Tarnat, but he sent a fierce shot wide.

Shaun Wright-Phillips cut inside Lee Hendrie but he was denied a shooting opportunity by a superbly timed tackle from Olof Mellberg.

Villa were struggling to impose themselves on the game, with only the pace of Vassell causing the visitors any problems.

But as City rued missed opportunities, Villa snatched an unlikely lead.

Hitzlsperger swung an inswinging corner to the far post where Angel was waiting to head home his 21st goal of the season.

City pressed again and Mellberg again came to the rescue with a tackle on Macken, who was setting himself to shoot six yards out.

At half time, Villa boss David Oโ€™Leary elected to rest Angel and bring on Peter Crouch.

The former Portsmouth player was soon in the thick of the action and Sun Jihai had to come across and clear into touch as Crouch looked favourite to win a chase with David James to reach a through ball.

At the other end, City again threatened an equaliser but Sorensen was alert enough to palm the ball away from the Wanchopeโ€™s feet ater he was released by Macken.

Moments later, Jlloyd Samuel put in a quickfire challenge to deny Wanchope after a cross from Tarnat had picked him out by the penalty spot.

Jihai became the first player to be yellow carded after 66 minutes for handball - and from the resulting free-kick Villa should have doubled their lead.

James failed to hold Hitzlspergerโ€™s blistering free-kick and the rebound fell to Gavin McCann eight yards out but he lofted his shot into the Holte End.

City assistant boss Arthur Cox, standing in for back injury victim Kevin keegan, finally let loose Fowler and Anelka after 68 minutes.

And City got their equaliser eight minutes from the end, Distin rising to meet Michael Tarnatโ€™s cross, with Fowler getting the final touch as the Sky Blues moved four points clear of the bottom three.