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Game #4829

Aston Villa

Saturday, 1 January 2005

Won

9th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Blackburn Rovers

Attendance: 34,265

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-0

Blackburn Rovers

Assist(s) | Gareth Barry | 88โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa open 2005 with a first win in seven Premier League games under David O'Leary to move them into ninth place in the table.

KEY MAN

Nobby Solano, late strike.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 1 January 2005

๐ŸŸจ | 13โ€™ Booking, Gavin McCann
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Blackburn Rovers
โšฝ | 88โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Nolberto Solano, Assist by Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+2 Sub off, Luke Moore, Sub on, Steven Davis
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Blackburn Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Villa open 2005 with a win for the first time in seven and score for the first time in three but it takes a very late strike from Nolberto Solano to struggle past a lowly Blackburn side. Meanwhile a new year brings no change to David O'Leary's curious, and surely damaging, running down of his squad in public.

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

Blackburn Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2001-02

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Game | #21 |
Manager Game | #68 |
Saturday, 1 January 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 68 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 28 ๐ŸŸจ | 18 ๐ŸŸฅ 22 | 1.50

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Matches Officiated: 3
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 25 Aug 04, Villa 0-3 Charlton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Blackburn Rovers

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Jlloyd Samuel, Gavin McCann and Luke Moore (first start) replace Carlton Cole, Mathieu Berson and Steven Davis.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.11 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 30.42 |

Youngest Player |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.90 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CF Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Mark Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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Blackburn Rovers

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Nils-Eric Johansson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Dominic Matteo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Lucas Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Andy Todd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steven Reid | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Garry Flitcroft | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Barry Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Brett Emerton | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CF Jon Stead | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Paul Dickov | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for CF Luke Moore | 90โ€™+2 |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Steven Reid | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M David Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Jon Stead | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Paul Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Mathieu Berson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Morten Pedersen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB James McEveley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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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: 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 : 9/16
Homegrown: 7/16

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 : 6/11

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

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€œThey would have been delighted with a draw. โ€œAnd the goal came from such an unlikely source - a header from Nobby. โ€œI definitely thought I was going to be saying we had totally dominated the game but couldnโ€™t score. โ€œIt is a poor thing that he is your top goal-scorer with six goals at the half-way mark of the season. โ€œIt tells me we need players all over the pitch and a striker because weโ€™ve only got two in Juan Pablo Angel and Darius Vassell - plus a lad on loan in Carlton Cole. โ€œI thought that Nobby was a little diamond to get at ยฃ1.5m a year ago from Newcastle. He gives you that little bit of creativity on the right hand side.โ€ David Oโ€™Leary.

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