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Game #4812

Saturday, 18 September 2004

Attendance: 23,805

Drew

Premier League

7th (-)

Norwich City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Carrow Road

Villa are held to a goalless draw for the second successive game to leave them with two wins in six Premier League games under David O'Leary.

Norwich City

0-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Thomas Hitzlsperger, vision and awareness

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Norwich City 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Carlton Cole, Sub on, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Nolberto Solano, Sub on, Steven Davis ๐ŸŸข
๐ŸŸจ | 63โ€™ Booking, Mark Delaney
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Sub on, Peter Whittingham
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Norwich City 0-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa record their second successive goalless draw to remain in 7th place in the early table as midfielder Steven Davis made his Villa debut aged 19 after joining from St. Andrews Boysโ€™ Club in July 2001 on schoolboy forms.

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

Norwich City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1984โ€“85

FIXTURE HISTORY

Norwich City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Game | #6 |
Manager Game | #51 |
Saturday, 18 September 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: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Barry Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1991-2008
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 18 April 2004, Villa 0-0 Newcastle, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Norwich City

๐ŸŸจ

Barry Knight

TEAM NEWS

Carlton Cole replaces 2003-04 leading scorer Juan Pablo รngel.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.91 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 30.13 |

Youngest Player |
CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.87 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Nigel Worthington | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ 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 Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Norwich City

GK Rob Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Adam Drury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Simon Charlton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Craig Fleming | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gary Doherty | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Marc Edworthy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Holt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Youssef Safri | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Damien Francis | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
W David Bentley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Darren Huckerby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸข | for W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 78โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Youssef Safri | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | (W Paul McVeigh | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |)
๐Ÿ” | W David Bentley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Leon McKenzie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Darren Huckerby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Mathias Jonson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Darren Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Thomas Helveg | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

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: 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: 7/16

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 : 8/11

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

M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œCompared to recent performances this was under par.

โ€œI donโ€™t think we played as well as we have been playing and although we never looked like losing, we never looked like winning either.

โ€œWe had the slight edge on chances, but this was a fair result. We had three kids on the bench, and with injuries we are stretched to the limit.โ€

Roy Aitken.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 18 September, 2004

Norwich and Aston Villa cancelled each other out at Carrow Road.

The home side are still without a win in the Premiership - this was their fourth draw - though their resolve bodes well for their survival hopes.

Just as he did last weekend at Spurs, goalkeeper Robert Green was key to Norwichโ€™s stickability, making two important saves in the first half.

At the other end, Norwich struggled and it took them 73 minutes before they forced Thomas Sorensen to make a save.

While Norwich looked to break quickly utilising the speed of Darren Huckerby, Villa adopted a more patient approach.

The visitors put together a superb passing move in the opening minute, a move that ended with a Nolberto Solano volley being deflected away for a corner.

That sweeping move revolved round Thomas Hitzlsperger and the German midfielderโ€™s vision and awareness, ably assisted by
Gavin McCann, ensured Villa controlled the midfield for long periods.

Hitzlsperger was also keen to shoot whenever he reached the edge of the Norwich penalty area and a couple of his efforts almost gave Villa the lead.

Green saved the first Hitzlsperger effort and the Norwich keeper made an even better stop from the second, which was deflected into the path of Carlton Cole.

Jlloyd Samuel also had an influential game for Villa on the left, two crosses from the Villa defender evading the Norwich defence only for headers from Cole and Darius Vassell to go wide.

In between this steady succession of Villa chances, Norwich worked tirelessly to try to use the limited possession they had.

Huckerbyโ€™s pace and directness occasionally threatened danger, notably when he almost played in Gary Doherty, while Gary Holt also had a couple of speculative shots.

Another source for Norwich in attack was David Bentley, who looked to shoot whenever he had the chance.

Late in the game the on-loan striker wasted Norwichโ€™s best chance of the game, wafting over a shot after another persistent run from Huckerby.

Doherty finally managed to test Sorensen with a smart turn and shot, but the Villa goalkeeper made a comfortable save.

Ten minutes after the restart, Villa manager David Oโ€™Leary rejigged his formation introducing Juan Pablo Angel and Stephen Davis, who was making his Villa debut.

In the closing stages, Olof Mellberg sent a header narrowly wide while Davis tested Green with a rising shot.

But the rejig failed to change the shape of the game with Villaโ€™s lack of punch in attack exemplified by a couple of shots from Vassell that went embarrassingly wide.

And Norwich ended the game strongly, Sorensen tipping over the bar a Damien Francis shot.