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Game #4812

Aston Villa

Drew

7th (-)

Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟨

Saturday, 18 September 2004

Premier League

Norwich City

Carrow Road

Attendance: 23,805

Norwich City

0-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

KEY MAN

Thomas Hitzlsperger, vision and awareness

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 18 September 2004

🕒 | HT Norwich City 0-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 57’ Sub off, Carlton Cole, Sub on, Juan Pablo Ángel
🔁 | 57’ Sub off, Nolberto Solano, Sub on, Steven Davis 🟢
🟨 | 63’ Booking, Mark Delaney
🔁 | 78’ Sub off, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Sub on, Peter Whittingham
🕒 | 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 Boys’ Club in July 2001 on schoolboy forms.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Norwich City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1984–85

FIXTURE HISTORY

Norwich City

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Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Game | #6 |
Manager Game | #51 |
Saturday, 18 September 2004

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David O’Leary | 🇮🇪 | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Barry Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1991-2008
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 51 | 🟩 | 22 🟨 | 14 🟥 15 | 1.57

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Barry Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1991-2008
Matches Officiated: 11
🟩 : 6
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 18 April 2004, Villa 0-0 Newcastle, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Norwich City

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TEAM NEWS

Carlton Cole replaces 2003-04 leading scorer Juan Pablo Ángel.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.91 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | 🇪🇨 | 30.13 |

Youngest Player |
CF Carlton Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.87 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sörensen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
RB Mark Delaney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | 🇪🇨 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 | 🔁 |
M Gavin McCann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Nolberto Solano | 🇵🇪 | 🔁 |
F Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Carlton Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Nigel Worthington | 🇬🇧 |

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Norwich City

GK Rob Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Adam Drury | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Simon Charlton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Craig Fleming | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Gary Doherty | 🇮🇪 |
RB Marc Edworthy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gary Holt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Youssef Safri | 🇲🇦 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Damien Francis | 🇯🇲 |
W David Bentley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Darren Huckerby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 | for CF Carlton Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 57’ |
🔁 M Steven Davis | 🇬🇧 | 🟢 | for W Nolberto Solano | 🇵🇪 | 57’ |
🔁 W Peter Whittingham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 | 78’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Youssef Safri | 🇲🇦 | (W Paul McVeigh | 🇬🇧 |)
🔁 | W David Bentley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Leon McKenzie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | W Darren Huckerby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Mathias Jonson | 🇸🇪 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | 🇳🇱 |
F Luke Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Darren Ward | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
RB Thomas Helveg | 🇩🇰 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 4/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/16
Homegrown: 7/16

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

🟢 M Steven Davis | 🇬🇧 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

“Compared to recent performances this was under par. “I don’t think we played as well as we have been playing and although we never looked like losing, we never looked like winning either. “We 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.” Roy Aitken.

MATCH REPORT

*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 Norwich’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 midfielder’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. Huckerby’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 Norwich’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 O’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 Villa’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.

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