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Game #4822

Monday, 22 November 2004

Attendance: 35,702

Won

Premier League

5th (+1)

Tottenham Hotspur

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa record three successive wins for the first time in 2004-05 to climb to fifth in the Premier League table under David O'Leary.

Aston Villa

1-0

Tottenham Hotspur

Assist(s) | Gavin McCann | 57โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Nolberto Solano celebrates his winner against Spurs as Villa record a third consecutive Premier League victory under David O'Leary, Monday, 22 November 2004.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
โšฝ | 57โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Nolberto Solano, Assist by Gavin McCann
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Sub on, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Nolberto Solano, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

ON THIS DAY

Villa record their third successive win to rise to 5th in the table

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 ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #16 |
League Game | #14 |
Manager Game | #61 |
Monday, 22 November 2004

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 26 Oct 04, Villa 1-3 Burnley (a)
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Tottenham Hotspur

None

Chris Foy

TEAM NEWS

Thomas Hitzlsperger and Steven Davis replace Lee Hendrie and Peter Whittingham.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.15 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 30.31 |

Youngest Player |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 19.90 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Martin Jol | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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 Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Paul Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Thimothรฉe Atouba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
LB Erik Edman | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Noรฉ Pamarot | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Noureddine Naybet | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CB Ledley King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Pedro Mendes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
M Michael Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Michael Carrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Frรฉdรฉric Kanoutรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Jermaine Defoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 76โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | 86โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Erik Edman | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CB Reto Ziegler |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|)
๐Ÿ” | M Pedro Mendes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | (F Robbie Keane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Jermaine Defoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Calum Davenport | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mรกrton Fรผlรถp | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Jamie Redknapp | 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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 3/11

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 : 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 : 7/16

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œIt will be difficult with Liverpool, Newcastle and Middlesbrough up there.

โ€œWeโ€™ve got a long season to go, itโ€™s only November now and weโ€™re looking forward to trying to qualify for the Uefa tournament.

โ€œI managed to take a touch and did a half-volley, it was a fantastic goal.

โ€œI thought we had played quite well in the first half, we were working hard and itโ€™s difficult against the top teams.

โ€œThe win is very important for us, for the team and the club. We have a small club [sic] and we are working very hard.โ€

Nolberto Solano.

*BBC Sport*
Monday, 22 November, 2004

Aston Villa climbed to fifth in the table courtesy of a brilliant piece of individual skill from Nolberto Solano.

Solano brought a scrappy game to life by acrobatically finishing off a Thomas Hitzlsperger corner.

The Peruvian winger was denied a second by an outstanding save from Tottenham keeper Paul Robinson.

Spurs went close through a Frederic Kanoute header, but there were few positives as coach Martin Jol suffered his third straight defeat.

It makes it six losses in a row for Tottenham, who are just two points clear of the relegation zone.

Things could look even worse for them by the time they host Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Despite conceding eight goals in his two games Jol kept faith with his defence.

The coach opted to bring in Kanoute in place of Robbie Keane up front and the French striker proved to be Spursโ€™ best line of attack in the opening half.

He initiated the first scoring chance as he out-muscled and out-foxed Olof Mellberg, forcing the Villa defender to bring him down on the edge of the area.

Spurs were handed a free-kick in a promising position but when Michael Carrick tapped the ball for Jermain Defoe referee Chris Foy got in the way of his shot.

After Spursโ€™ promising start Villa gradually took control and a Noureddine Naybet slip let in Carlton Cole, but his well-struck low drive was kept out by the right hand of Robinson.

Tottenham threatened sporadically on the break with Timothee Atouba brushing off the challenge of Ulises de la Cruz before testing Sorensen with a shot.

At the other end, Juan Pablo Angel and Hitzlsperger were both off target with ambitious long-range efforts.

Villa were enjoying the bulk of the possession but were let down by the poor quality of their final ball.

They had two shouts for a penalty when Erik Edman tangled with Solano and then seemed to pull back Angel.

Michael Brown saw a low shot easily held by Sorensen after being neatly set up by Kanoute.

Spurs had a brief spell of dominance shortly after the break, with Defoe producing a fine shot on the turn which Sorensen palmed away and no-one was there to follow up the rebound.

But Villa went in front when Gavin McCann flicked on Hitzlspergerโ€™s right-wing corner and Solano produced an outstanding piece of close control before converting from close range.

Jlloyd Samuel was fortunate not to hand Spurs an immediate chance to equalise when he was beaten to the ball by Defoe and appeared to trip the England international.

Solano should have made it 2-0 when Cole and Angel combined to set him up for what looked a simple tap in, but Robinson spread himself well and produced an outstanding save.

Miguel Pedro Mendesโ€™ last contribution before being substituted for Keane was to find the head of Kanoute with a pinpoint right-wing cross, but the big forward sent his header wide of the target.

Keane was given one chance to rescue Spurs when he was released by a header from fellow sub Callum Davenport, but he wastefully volleyed over.

Villa rarely found top gear but they did not need to as they made it 13 points from five games and are now unbeaten in seven games at home.