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Game #4826

Aston Villa

Lost

9th (-2)

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟥

Saturday, 18 December 2004

Premier League

Middlesbrough

Riverside Stadium

Attendance: 31,338

Middlesbrough

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa fall to ninth in the table as despite an improved performance they suffer a third defeat in four winless Premier League games under David O'Leary.

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo Ángel, headed against the bar and dragged a simple shot wide.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 18 December 2004

🥅 | 20’ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
🟨 | 45’+1 Booking, Peter Whittingham
🕒 | HT Middlesbrough 1-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Peter Whittingham, Sub on, Mathieu Berson
🥅 | 68’ Goal, 0-2, (Middlesbrough), Joseph-Désiré Job
🔁 | 76’ Sub off, Gavin McCann, Sub on, Carlton Cole
🥅 | 88’ Goal, 0-3, (Middlesbrough), Michael Reiziger
🕒 | FT Middlesbrough 3-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose consecutive games and for the third time in four as an out of sorts side falls to 9th in the table.

Aston Villa

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

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 2003-04

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #20 |
League Game | #18 |
Manager Game | #65 |
Saturday, 18 December 2004

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David O’Leary | 🇮🇪 | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Andy D'Urso | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Essex, 1994-2015
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Score: 🟥 0-3
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 65 | 🟩 | 27 🟨 | 18 🟥 20 | 1.52

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andy D'Urso | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Essex, 1994-2015
Matches Officiated: 13
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 4
🟥 : 5
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 13 November 2004, Villa 2-1 Bolton, Reebok Stadium.
Cards: 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Middlesbrough

None

TEAM NEWS

Peter Whittingham replaces Carlton Cole.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.25 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | 🇪🇨 | 30.38 |

Youngest Player |
M Steven Davis | 🇬🇧 | 19.98 |

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 Gavin McCann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steven Davis | 🇬🇧 |
W Nolberto Solano | 🇵🇪 |
W Peter Whittingham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 |

MANAGER

Steve McLaren | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Middlesbrough

GK Mark Schwarzer | 🇦🇺 |
CB Chris Riggott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Gareth Southgate (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Tony McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Michael Reiziger | 🇳🇱 | (⚽)
M George Boateng (ex) | 🇳🇱 |
W Boudewijn Zenden | 🇳🇱 |
W Stewart Downing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Szilard Németh | 🇸🇰 |
CF Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink | 🇳🇱 | ⚽ |
CF Mark Viduka | 🇦🇺 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Mathieu Berson | 🇫🇷 | for W Peter Whittingham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 46’ |
🔁 CF Carlton Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Gavin McCann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 76’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Chris Riggott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (LB Colin Cooper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | CF Mark Viduka | 🇦🇺 | (CF Joseph-Désiré Job | 🇨🇲 | ⚽ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Carlo Nash | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M James Morrison | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/16
Homegrown: 6/16

SQUAD STATS

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

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

“It’s not sour grapes but we’ve outplayed them and worried them. “Steve (McClaren) will go home and know he’s been outplayed and battered, but they scored the goals. “All the possession in the world doesn’t give you points - it’s about putting the ball in the net and we didn’t do it. “The first two goals are really ones we should have scored and gone to other end and they have shown clinical finishing. “I wanted to change to formation to come here and cause them difficulties. “I thought that worked for us but the last few games we’ve been conceding some poor goals and individual errors have cost us and that happened again.” David O’Leary.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 18 December, 2004

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Joseph-Desire Job and Michael Reiziger got the goals as Middlesbrough romped to victory. Villa missed a glut of chances, with Juan Pablo Angel heading against the bar and dragging a simple shot wide. Boro’s Gareth Southgate headed off the line from Gareth Barry, who also hit the post, only for Hasselbaink to break away and blast into the bottom corner. Substitute Job got the second against the run of play with a cool finish and Reiziger fired home a third late on. Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren brought back his big guns, making five changes from the side that played in the Uefa Cup in midweek. But it was Villa who started the brighter with Gavin McCann flashing a half-volley from the edge of the box just wide. Angel then headed against the top of the bar after Boro had failed to clear a corner. Boro almost took advantage of a mix-up between Olof Mellberg and Thomas Sorensen in dealing with a diagonal ball from Stewart Downing, but Szilard Nemeth fluffed his shot. Villa should have taken the lead when Steven Davis pulled the ball back for Barry, whose shot was headed off the line by Southgate. Boro broke immediately with Downing finding George Boateng, who looked up to see Hasselbaink had broken free of his marker on the left wing. The Dutch forward ran on to the pass and went straight at a backtracking Mark Delaney before unleashing a right-foot shot into the bottom corner. The goal spurred Villa on and they enjoyed a period of pressure. Barry crossed for McCann to head too high and then an unmarked Davis blasted over from close range. At the other end, Sorensen pulled off a spectacular save to deny a Southgate header from Downing’s free-kick. The second half saw Villa continue to dominate play. Angel missed a glorious chance for a leveller when Davis combined with Nolberto Solano, who slipped a pass in for the Colombian striker, but with time to pick his spot he shot wide of the target. The lively Davis was causing plenty of damage down the right and Barry should have done better from close range after being set up by his young team-mate. But Middlesbrough always looked dangerous on the counter-attack and Hasselbaink could have got a second when he was handed a free header from a corner, Sorensen doing well to tip over the bar. Downing was involved in the second goal as he broke free and slipped the ball for Job to casually sidefoot past Sorensen. Villa’s misery was almost complete when the unfortunate Barry saw his shot come back off the woodwork. But there was still time for Reiziger to score his first goal for the Teessiders with three minutes left, beating Sorensen at the near post. The Dutch defender had scored on just his eighth appearance for Boro, after going nearly seven years without one at Barcelona.

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