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Game #4805

Aston Villa

Saturday, 8 May 2004

Drew

5th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 32,054

Southampton

Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium

Villa are held by Southampton in the penultimate game of the campaign at a strangely angry St Mary's to leave Villa in UEFA Cup qualifying fifth but one spot and more than three points behind the coveted Champions League place.

Southampton

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo รngel, 23rd of the season

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 8 May 2004

โšฝ | 39โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Juan Pablo รngel (pen)
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™+1 Goal, 1-1, (Southampton), Kevin Phillips
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 68โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Peter Crouch
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Dion Dublin
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Peter Whittingham
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villaโ€™s completely unpredicted challenge for a Champions League place falters at Southampton but David Oโ€™Learyโ€™s side sit in a remarkably strong 5th place after a challenging start to the season and with a rejuvenated Juan Pablo รngel, the creative skills of Nobby Solano and the mass of young players available to the squad, hopes were unexpectedly high for a strong return in 2004-05.

Centre back Ronny Johnsen made his final appearance for Villa aged 34 before moving on to Newcastle United on a free transfer in July 2004. Over his 2 seasons with Villa Johnsen made 57 appearances, scoring once.

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

Southampton

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

Previous 5 vs. Southampton: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Game | #37 |
Manager Game | #44 |
Saturday, 8 May 2004

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5:
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Southampton

๐ŸŸจ

Howard Webb

TEAM NEWS

Ronny Johnsen and Darius Vassell replace Peter Crouch and Olof Mellberg.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.06 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 34.93 |

Youngest Player |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.81 |

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Paul Sturrock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ”ด |
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 Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Southampton

GK Antti Niemi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Claus Lundekvam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Fitz Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Danny Higginbotham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Paul Telfer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Anders Svensson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M David Prutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Yoann Folly | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Fabrice Fernandes | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF James Beattie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 86โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Alan Blayney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lรฉandre Griffit | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Darren Kenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dexter Blackstock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Brett Ormerod | 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 : 6/11
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 : 10/16
Homegrown: 6/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

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

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:

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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

๐Ÿ”ด CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"A fine, open game swung from end to end."

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 8 May, 2004

Southampton derailed Aston Villaโ€™s Champions League dreams by holding them in a full-blooded game at St Maryโ€™s.

Villaโ€™s Juan Pablo Angel notched his 23rd goal of the season by converting a controversial penalty after referee Howard Webb spotted a push.

Kevin Phillips looked to be offside as he latched on to Anders Svenssonโ€™s pass to level in first-half injury time.

Villa sub Peter Crouch wasted a chance to nick the points when he planted a free header at keeper Antti Niemi.

Fabrice Fernandes, restored to the Saints team, whipped in two dangerous early crosses, the first inches ahead of James Beattieโ€™s lunge and the second headed behind for a corner by Ulises de la Cruz.

Gavin McCann led Villaโ€™s reply but, having made a yard of shooting space for himself, opted to try and play Lee Hendrie in and the chance was lost.

Saintsโ€™ normally reliable keeper Antti Niemi hesitated as Darius Vassell chased a long ball and, when he did decide to come, the Finnish keeper just got there first.

A fine, open game swung from end to end and just after David Prutton sliced wide from eight yards when found by Fernandesโ€™ cross, McCann slid the ball wide of the goal as he connected with De la Cruzโ€™s cross at the far post.

Young Villa central defender Liam Ridgewell escaped retribution in dumping both Phillips and Beattie on the floor, but he was denied a goal when Niemi produced a superb save to keep out his header.

Niemi was there again on 32 minutes, another brilliant save denying Barry as Villa worked a training-ground free-kick.

Phillips should have given Southampton the lead on 32 minutes, Beattieโ€™s clever header setting up the former England striker, who turned Ronny Johnsen only to drag his shot wide from seven yards out.

Something had to give and Villa got the break on 39 minutes when referee Howard Webb spotted Danny Higginbothamโ€™s push on Johnsen. It gave Angel the chance to send Niemi the wrong way from the penalty spot for his 23rd goal of the season.

Southamptonโ€™s sense of injustice was appeased in first-half injury-time when Beattie linked up well with Anders Svensson, who threaded a pass through for Phillips - who looked to be offside - to finish crisply.

Svensson opened the second half in bright fashion when he cut in from the left touchline to curl a shot inches wide of the far post.

Angel was the focal point as Villa raised the tempo and he planted a header over the top from De la Cruzโ€™s cross.

Ridgewell acquitted himself well and he snaked out a leg to deny Beattie as he moved on to Svenssonโ€™s pass.

Referee Webb again incensed the home fans by ignoring penalty appeals when Yoann Folly was brought down by Johnsen.

Villa boss David Oโ€™Leary replaced Vassell with Peter Crouch and the former Portsmouth striker should have put Villa ahead on 73 minutes, but he sent a free header straight at Niemi.