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Game #4799

Aston Villa

Drew

7th (-)

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨

Sunday, 4 April 2004

Premier League

Manchester City

Villa Park

Attendance: 37,602

Aston Villa

1-1

Manchester City

Assist(s) | Thomas Hitzlsperger | 25’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo Ángel 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

Sunday, 4 April 2004

⚽ | 25’ Goal, 1-0, Juan Pablo Ángel, Assist by Thomas Hitzlsperger
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Juan Pablo Ángel, Sub on, Peter Crouch
🔁 | 67’ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Luke Moore
🟨 | 79’ Booking, Jlloyd Samuel
🥅 | 82’ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester City), Sylvain Distin
🕒 | 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: 🏆
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David O’Leary | 🇮🇪 | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Uriah Rennie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Kick off: 2.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 38 | 🟩 | 17 🟨 | 8 🟥 13 | 1.55

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Uriah Rennie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Matches Officiated: 14
🟩 : 6
🟨 : 6
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 7 Feb 04, Villa 2-0 Leeds (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Manchester City

🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

David O'Leary names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.59 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | 🇳🇴 | 34.84 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 | 22.01 |

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

Kevin Keegan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Manchester City

GK David James (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Michael Tarnat | 🇩🇪 |
CB Silvain Distin | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ |
CB Jihai Sun | 🇨🇳 | 🟨 |
CB Richard Dunne | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
M Claudio Reyna | 🇺🇸 | 🔁 |
M Paul Bosvelt | 🇳🇱 |
W Shaun Wright-Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Steve McManaman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Paulo Wanchope | 🇨🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Jonathan Macken | 🇮🇪 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CF Peter Crouch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 | 46’ |
🔁 F Luke Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for F Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 67’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Claudio Reyna | 🇺🇸 | (W Trevor Sinclair | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | CF Paulo Wanchope | 🇨🇷 | (CF Robbie Fowler | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | CF Jonathan Macken | 🇮🇪 | (CF Nicolas Anelka | 🇫🇷 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | 🇳🇱 |
CB Liam Ridgewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Peter Whittingham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Árni Arason | 🇮🇸 |
M Joey Barton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/16
Homegrown: 8/16

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/16

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

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

MATCH REPORT

*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. Distin’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 Hitzlsperger’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 O’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 Wanchope’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 Hitzlsperger’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 Tarnat’s cross, with Fowler getting the final touch as the Sky Blues moved four points clear of the bottom three.

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