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Game #4823

Saturday, 27 November 2004

Attendance: 44,530


Premier League

6th (-1)

Manchester City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

City of Manchester Stadium

Villa lose in the Premier League for the first time in six having won four of their previous five under David O'Leary.

Manchester City


Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None


Juan Pablo รngel, penalty saved




๐Ÿฅ… | 29โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Jonathan Macken
๐Ÿฅ… | 37โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester City), Shaun Wright-Phillips
๐ŸŸจ | 43โ€™ Booking, Mark Delaney
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 61โ€™ Sub off, Gareth Barry, Sub on, Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐Ÿ” | 61โ€™ Sub off, Carlton Cole, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 88โ€™ Missed penalty, Juan Pablo รngel
๐ŸŸฅ | 90โ€™+1 Sending off, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa


Villa lose for the first time in five as Juan Pablo รngel misses a late penalty and Lee Hendrie is sent off.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
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

Manchester City

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


Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ


Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #17 |
League Game | #15 |
Manager Game | #62 |
Saturday, 27 November 2004


Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Mike Riley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leeds, 1994-2009
Kick off: 5.15pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ


Referee: Mike Riley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leeds, 1994-2009 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 28 Aug 04, Villa 4-2 Newcastle (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ



๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City


Mike Riley


Gareth Barry and Lee Hendrie replace Steven Davis and Thomas Hitzlsperger.


Starting XI Average Age
| 26.96 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 30.33 |

Youngest Player |
CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.06 |



David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Kevin Keegan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Manchester City

GK David James (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Silvain Distin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (๐ŸŸจ)
CB Stephen Jordan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Danny Mills | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Joey Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Bosvelt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Antoine Sibierski | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Shaun Wright-Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Robbie Fowler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Jonathan Macken | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |


๐Ÿ” M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 61โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | CB Silvain Distin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CB Nedum Onuoha | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)


GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |


GK Ronald Waterreus | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB David Sommeil | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต |
M Willo Flood | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Bradley Wright-Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


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: 3/11

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 : 8/16
Homegrown: 7/16



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

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 : 8/16



Not recorded


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


โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance




Not recorded


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โ€œThere was no contact and Iโ€™ve got to defend Lee Hendrie.

โ€œIโ€™ve spoken to Mike Riley and heโ€™s a good referee. He said he would look at it - I hope he does and rescinds it.

โ€œThey use enough camera footage to punish people at times - quite rightly - but I hope justice is done on this.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 27 November, 2004

First-half goals from Jon Macken and Shaun Wright-Phillips helped City end Villaโ€™s recent good run of form.

Macken put City ahead with a composed finish after he had latched on to Robbie Fowlerโ€™s deflected through-ball.

Wright-Phillips made it 2-0 with a powerful finish after a sweeping move and Antoine Sibierski also went close.

At the other end David James saved Juan Pablo Angelโ€™s penalty and the striker headed the rebound over - before Lee Hendrie saw red in the dying seconds.

Villa had arrived chasing a fourth consecutive League win, but right from the start they looked unlikely to achieve that.

City were without top scorer Nicolas Anelka, but their attacking partnership of Fowler and Macken made a lively start.

In the opening minutes Sibierski sent a low shot skimming narrowly wide, while Macken could produce only a weak header when Jlloyd Samuelโ€™s slip left him with time and space in the box.

The visitors were struggling to clear their lines, but Cityโ€™s opener did not come until the 29th minute.

Olof Mellbergโ€™s attempted interception sent Fowlerโ€™s pass into Mackenโ€™s path and he kept his cool despite the attention of Delaney, turning smartly before firing into the bottom corner.

A low curling effort from Sibierski brought another diving save from Thomas Sorensen soon after as City looked to press their advantage home.

Their second goal arrived on 38 minutes with Wright-Phillips finishing off a swift counter-attack after Sylvain Distin had scooped away a Carlton Cole header from underneath his own crossbar.

The ball was cleared down the left-flank where Mellberg cleared Stephen Jordanโ€™s cross into the path of Wright-Phillips, who smashed an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net.

Villa had barely managed an attack but almost fashioned an equaliser when Lee Hendrieโ€™s deflected shot seemed to be heading for the bottom corner of the net - but James got across well to turn the ball wide.

The visitors still had hope however, and they came out all guns blazing after the restart - while City had lost the fluency they had shown in the first period.

Hendrie should have pulled a goal back almost immediately but he was wasteful when Ulises de la Cruz found him in space in the box and shot high and wide.

James then had to push away Gavin McCannโ€™s shot after he found space on the edge of the box, but for all Villaโ€™s possession they were not creating much.

However, with City content to sit back opportunities did come along - but Angel summed up a forgettable day for David Oโ€™Learyโ€™s side with his late penalty miss.

It appeared Richard Dunne had fouled Luke Moore outside the box but referee Mike Riley pointed to the spot.

Angel stepped up but James plunged to his left to block the shot - and the striker inexplicably headed the rebound over with the goal gaping.

And just when things couldnโ€™t get worse for Villa they did - Hendrie seeing red for an injury-time clash with Danny Mills.