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Game #4807

Aston Villa

Saturday, 14 August 2004

Won

1st=

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Southampton

Attendance: 36,690

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-0

Southampton

Assist(s) | Darius Vassell | 34โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa beat Southampton on the opening day of the season as they look to improve on their sixth placed finish under David O'Leary in 2003-04.

KEY MAN

Darius Vassell celebrates scoring Villa's first of the season on 12' as Southampton are beaten, Saturday, 14 August 2004.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 14 August 2004

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Martin Laursen, Carlton Cole
โšฝ | 12โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Darius Vassell, Assist by Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ” | 22โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Peter Whittingham
โšฝ | 34โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Carlton Cole, Assist by Darius Vassell
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Southampton
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Peter Whittingham, Sub on, Ulises de la Cruz
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Southampton

ON THIS DAY

Villa open the season with a victory over Southampton as loanee Carlton Cole shows a forward line presence unfamiliar to Villa for a long while.

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 ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Game | #1 |
Manager Game | #46 |
Saturday, 14 August 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: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 46 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 21 ๐ŸŸจ | 11 ๐ŸŸฅ 14 | 1.61

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Uriah Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Matches Officiated: 15
๐ŸŸฉ : 7
๐ŸŸจ : 6
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 4 Apr 04, Villa 1-1 Manchester City (h)
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Southampton

None

TEAM NEWS

David Oโ€™Leary hands debuts to Martin Laursen and Carlton Cole.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.36 |

Oldest Player |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 28.27 |

Youngest Player |
CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.77 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸข |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | โšฝ |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

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

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Southampton

GK Antti Niemi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Graeme Le Saux | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Claus Lundekvam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Danny Higginbotham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Jason Dodd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mikael Nilsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Prutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Yoann Folly | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Fabrice Fernandes | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Brett Ormerod | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | for W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Mikael Nilsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Anders Svensson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | M Yoann Folly | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (M Rory Delap | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Brett Ormerod | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Peter Crouch (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Mathieu Berson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Paul Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Darren Kenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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
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 : 9/16
Homegrown: 6/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 7/14

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 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

๐ŸŸข CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
๐ŸŸข CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"Villa made a very bright start to the match, Darius Vassellโ€™s pace forcing Claus Lundekvam into a hurried backward pass, only for Gareth Barry to blaze over from 12 yards with just Niemi to beat."

MATCH REPORT