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Game #4804

Aston Villa

Sunday, 2 May 2004

Won

5th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 42,573

Tottenham Hotspur

Villa Park

Villa win successive games to climb to fifth in the table with a Champions League spot temptingly close as they make it twelve wins in twenty one Premier League games under David O'Leary.

Aston Villa

1-0

Tottenham Hotspur

Assist(s) | Peter Crouch | 5โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo รngel celebrates his early goal to secure victory over Tottenham and make it fifth place and twelve wins in twenty one Premier League games under David O'Leary., Sunday, 2 May 2004.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 2 May 2004

โšฝ | 5โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Peter Crouch
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
๐ŸŸจ | 58โ€™ Booking, Nolberto Solano
๐Ÿ” | 69โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Marcus Allbรคck
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Peter Crouch, Sub on, Dion Dublin
๐ŸŸจ | 88โ€™ Booking, Thomas Sรถrensen
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+1 Sub off, Nolberto Solano, Sub on, Mark Delaney
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

ON THIS DAY

Villa were now unbeaten in seven with four wins as David O'Leary's team rise to 5th place after their transformed form across the second half of the season.

Aston Villa

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

Tottenham Hotspur

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1998-99

FIXTURE HISTORY

Tottenham Hotspur

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #43 |
League Game | #36 |
Manager Game | #43 |
Sunday, 2 May 2004

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Neale Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 43 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 20 ๐ŸŸจ | 10 ๐ŸŸฅ 13 | 1.63

Career Form:

Top 6

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neale Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 17 December 2003, League Cup, Villa 2-1 Chelsea, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Neale Barry

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Peter Crouch and Liam Ridgewell replace Olof Mellberg and Ronny Johnsen.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.45 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 29.75 |

Youngest Player |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.79 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Chris Hughton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Kasey Keller | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Mauricio Taricco | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Anthony Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dean Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Stephen Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Michael Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jamie Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Simon Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Frรฉdรฉric Kanoutรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Robbie Keane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Jermaine Defoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 86โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | for W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | 90โ€™+1 |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Stephen Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Rohan Ricketts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Frรฉdรฉric Kanoutรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (CB Gary Doherty | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Lars Hirschfeld | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CB Goran Bunjevcevic | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Mbulelo Mabizela | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |

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: 5/16

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 : 6/11

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 : 7/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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 Halfโ€จ

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:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWeโ€™re exceeding expectations but weโ€™re trying to play good football, climb the league and see where it gets us.

โ€œIโ€™m still learning about people and trying to sort the club out big time.

โ€œWe started very brightly. We had a good tempo and really should have scored more goals,โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 2 May, 2004

A Juan Pablo Angel goal maintained Aston Villaโ€™s push for Europe.

The Colombian struck early on when he nodded in Gareth Barryโ€™s knock back from a Thomas Hitzlsperger free-kick.

Villa created a glut of chances early in the second half, when Hitzlsperger hit the bar, but could not score the second their dominance deserved.

Tottenham have now picked up only two points from a possible 30 but results elsewhere ensured they will be playing in the Premiership next season.

The gap in class in the table was translated on to the pitch and after Villa converted their first opportunity on goal they always looked more clinical and cohesive.

Angelโ€™s fifth-minute header, which stemmed from a needless Mauricio Taricco foul on the right, gave the hosts confidence to play fluent football.

Tottenham were pinned back for large parts of the game, and when they did push forward their play was punctuated by poor passing and wrong options when they instead needed composure on the ball and some creativity.

Freddie Kanoute fired in a snap shot shortly after Angelโ€™s opener which Thomas Sorensen pushed round the post.

Dean Richards did not test the goalkeeper with a free header and Jermain Defoe failed to get an effort on goal to cap Tottenhamโ€™s best move of the match.

But all the better football was invariably played at the other end.

Angel missed an arguably easier header when Hitzlsperger flighted in another free-kick, and the man they call โ€˜The Hammerโ€™ set the tone for a blitz on the Spurs goal early in the second half. The German hit the crossbar, Barry blazed a brilliant left-footed effort wide and Gavin McCann and Angel also went close.

Somehow Tottenham stood firm and while they did there was always the hope that they could manufacture a comeback, as they had against David Oโ€™Learyโ€™s team earlier in the season.

Despite Villaโ€™s dominance, the fragility of their goal lead was emphasised when, out of nothing, Tottenham conjured a chance and Simon Davies forced a smothering save from Sorensen.

That shot sparked some life into Spurs, but Villaโ€™s rearguard was equal to the task.

They kept their composure to protect their advantage and close out the match for another crucial three points in the race for fourth spot and a Champions League berth.

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