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Game #4825

Aston Villa

Sunday, 12 December 2004

Lost

7th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Birmingham City

Attendance: 41,329

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-2

Birmingham City

Assist(s) | Olof Mellberg | 90โ€™+2 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa make it two defeats in three winless games as they suffer a shock home defeat to perennial whipping boys Birmingham to leave them seventh in the table.

KEY MAN

Thomas Sรธrensen, awful error.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 12 December 2004

๐Ÿฅ… | 9โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Birmingham City), Clinton Morrison
๐Ÿฅ… | 18โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Birmingham City), David Dunn
๐ŸŸจ | 37โ€™ Booking, Olof Mellberg
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-2 Birmingham City
๐ŸŸจ | 66โ€™ Booking, Gareth Barry
โšฝ | 90โ€™+2 Goal, 1-2, Gareth Barry, Assist by Olof Mellberg
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Birmingham City

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose for the second time in three games and fall back to 7th place.

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

Birmingham City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1962-63

FIXTURE HISTORY

Birmingham City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #19 |
League Game | #17 |
Manager Game | #64 |
Sunday, 12 December 2004

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Steve Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1992-2006
Kick off: 1.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 64 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 27 ๐ŸŸจ | 18 ๐ŸŸฅ 19 | 1.55

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1992-2006 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 18
๐ŸŸฉ : 8
๐ŸŸจ : 3
๐ŸŸฅ : 7
๐Ÿ†˜ : 3
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 30 October 2004, Villa 1-1 Everton, Goodison Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Birmingham City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

David O'Leary names an unchanged line up for the third time in 19 games.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.31 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 30.37 |

Youngest Player |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 19.96 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
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 Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
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 |

MANAGER

Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Birmingham City

GK Maik Taylor | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Kenny Cunningham | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Olivier Tรฉbily | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Matthew Upson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Darren Carter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M David Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿคก | ๐Ÿ” |
M Damien Johnson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Robbie Savage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Stan Laziridis | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Clinton Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M David Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Julian Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Stan Laziridis | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | (LB Jamie Clapham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Clinton Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Darren Anderton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mathieu Berson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Nico Vaesen | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Dwight Yorke (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |

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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 : 6/11
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: 6/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 : 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

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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:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œHeโ€™s [Sรถrensen] been tremendous for us. "He's made a mistake and you can't legislate for that. โ€œIt was a bad mistake and with keepers thereโ€™s no margin for errors. โ€œWe canโ€™t gift people two goals like we did and then expect to go and try and win the game. Weโ€™re not good enough as a team to gift teams two goals. โ€œThey out-bullied us in the first half. Iโ€™m really disappointed. โ€œWe played really good football in the second half and played them off the pitch in many ways. โ€œWe maybe needed a goal early in the second half and the goal we got was a bit too late. โ€œI know we should have done better - we let ourselves down. โ€œThereโ€™s a long way to go and weโ€™ll get on with it but it was a big day for our fans. You want to send them home happy and we didnโ€™t do that. โ€œWeโ€™re the better team - we finished well above them last season and weโ€™re above them this season, but itโ€™s a derby and itโ€™s who performs better on the day.โ€ David Oโ€™Leary.

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