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Game #4802

Sunday, 18 April 2004

Attendance: 40,786

Drew

Premier League

6th (-)

Newcastle United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa are held at home by fourth placed Newcastle to extend their unbeaten Premier League run to five games as they consolidate sixth place under David O'Leary with European qualification still a possibility.

Aston Villa

0-0

Newcastle United

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Andy O'Brien is sent off for Newcastle for bringing down Darius Vassell after just 9' but Villa can't take advantage and are held to a goalless draw, Sunday, 18 April 2004.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸฅ | 10โ€™ Sending off, (Newcastle United), Andy Oโ€™Brien
๐ŸŸจ | 35โ€™ Booking, Ulises de la Cruz
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle United
๐Ÿ” | 62โ€™ Sub off, Peter Crouch, Sub on, Marcus Allbรคck
๐Ÿ” | 69โ€™ Sub off, Nolberto Solano, Sub on, Peter Whittingham
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Ronny Johnsen, Sub on, Liam Ridgewell
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle United

ON THIS DAY

Villa can only draw with 10 man Newcastle but remain in 6th place in the table and are unbeaten in five Premier League games.

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

Newcastle United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1954-55

FIXTURE HISTORY

Newcastle United

Previous 5 vs. Newcastle: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Game | #34 |
Manager Game | #41 |
Sunday, 18 April 2004

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: 14.00
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Barry Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1991-2008
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 27 March 2004, Villa 2-1 Charlton, The Valley.
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Newcastle United

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Barry Knight

TEAM NEWS

Nobby Solano returns after a four game absence in place of Gavin McCann.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.43 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 34.88 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 22.05 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Bobby Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

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

Newcastle United

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Olivier Bernard | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Andrew Oโ€™Brien | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CB Jonathan Woodgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gary Speed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Laurent Robert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Kieron Dyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Craig Bellamy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Alan Shearer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 62โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Hugo Viana | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | W Laurent Robert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Lee Bowyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Craig Bellamy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (CF Michael Bridges | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Steve Harper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Robbie Elliott | 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: 4/11

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: 6/16

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 : 11/16

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

"Villa quickly had the visitors under pressure and forced Newcastle into the mistake which saw Oโ€™Brien sent-off."

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 18 April 2004

Ten-man Newcastle bravely held on for a point at Villa to go joint fourth in the race for a Champions League spot.

The Magpies went a man down after just 10 minutes when Andy Oโ€™Brien was harshly red carded for a professional foul on Darius Vassell.

But the dismissal only forced Newcastle into a determined rearguard action and they almost went ahead through an Alan Shearer header which was saved.

A Lee Hendrie shot going just wide was all a disappointing Villa could muster.

Villa quickly had the visitors under pressure and forced Newcastle into the mistake which saw Oโ€™Brien sent-off.

Oโ€™Brien stumbled and brought down Vassell in the process after the pacy Villa striker had burst past him as the pair chased a long ball up-field.

The Newcastle centre-back was the last defender and referee Barry Knight had little hesitation in brandishing a straight red, although the visitors will feel the decision was slightly cruel.

But, instead of Villa continuing to stamp their authority on the game, they were nullified as the dismissal forced Newcastle into playing a defensive game.

The Magpies did still manage to threaten the home goal with a long range Laurent Robert free-kick being blocked away by keeper Thomas Sorensen.

Villa were failing to make their extra man count - Peter Crouch heading over and Hendrie blazing a shot high when they should have done better.

Vassell had the ball in the back of the net but his effort was ruled out for a foul on Aaron Hughes.

David Oโ€™Learyโ€™s side continued to struggle to break down a resolute Newcastle after the break.

And, even though the visitors suffered another major setback when Bellamy had to go off after pulling up in full flight with a hamstring strain, they bravely battled on.

Michael Bridges came on for Bellamy and he almost had an immediate impact but Shearer failed to get his outstretched leg to a cross.

Newcastle were looking the more dangerous side and a flicked shot by Hugo Viana was parried away by keeper Sorensen.

A disappointing Villa only managed a Marcus Allback header straight at keeper Shay Given and a Hendrie shot into the side-netting for their tame efforts.

Newcastle are level in fourth with Liverpool but have a game in hand while Villa are a point behind both side.