top of page

Game #4826

Saturday, 18 December 2004

Attendance: 31,338

Lost

Premier League

9th (-2)

Middlesbrough

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Riverside Stadium

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.

Middlesbrough

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo รngel, headed against the bar and dragged a simple shot wide.

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 20โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™+1 Booking, Peter Whittingham
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Middlesbrough 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Peter Whittingham, Sub on, Mathieu Berson
๐Ÿฅ… | 68โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Middlesbrough), Joseph-Dรฉsirรฉ Job
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Gavin McCann, Sub on, Carlton Cole
๐Ÿฅ… | 88โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Middlesbrough), Michael Reiziger
๐Ÿ•’ | 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: 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

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2003-04

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

Previous 5 vs. Middlesbrough: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Andy D'Urso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Essex, 1994-2015
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andy D'Urso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Essex, 1994-2015
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 13 November 2004, Villa 2-1 Bolton, Reebok Stadium.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Middlesbrough

None

Andy D'Urso

TEAM NEWS

Peter Whittingham replaces Carlton Cole.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.25 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 30.38 |

Youngest Player |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 19.98 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Steve McLaren | 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 |
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 | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |

Middlesbrough

GK Mark Schwarzer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Chris Riggott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Gareth Southgate (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Tony McMahon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Michael Reiziger | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (โšฝ)
M George Boateng (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Boudewijn Zenden | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Szilard Nรฉmeth | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CF Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ |
CF Mark Viduka | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Mathieu Berson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Chris Riggott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (LB Colin Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Mark Viduka | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | (CF Joseph-Dรฉsirรฉ Job | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | โšฝ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Carlo Nash | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M James Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 4/11

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

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 : 4/11

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

2021-22 Matchweek 38.jpg

PROGRAMME

Quotation Marks.png

MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œItโ€™s not sour grapes but weโ€™ve outplayed them and worried them.

โ€œSteve (McClaren) will go home and know heโ€™s been outplayed and battered, but they scored the goals.

โ€œAll the possession in the world doesnโ€™t give you points - itโ€™s about putting the ball in the net and we didnโ€™t do it.

โ€œThe first two goals are really ones we should have scored and gone to other end and they have shown clinical finishing.

โ€œI wanted to change to formation to come here and cause them difficulties.

โ€œI thought that worked for us but the last few games weโ€™ve been conceding some poor goals and individual errors have cost us and that happened again.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*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.

Boroโ€™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 Downingโ€™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.

Villaโ€™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.