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Game #4831

Saturday, 8 January 2005

Attendance: 14,003

Lost

FA Cup 3rd Round

3rd Round

Sheffield United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Bramall Lane

Villa's miserable run under David O'Leary continues as they lose for the seventh time in nine games, this time to League One side Sheffield United in the FA Cup.

Sheffield United

3-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Lee Hendrie | 47' |

KEY MAN

Seven defeats in nine games in all competitions for David O'Leary as he leads Villa out of the FA Cup with defeat at third tier Sheffield United, Saturday, 8 January 2005.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Sheffield United 0-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 47โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gareth Barry, Assist by Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ” | 51โ€™ Sub off, Gavin McCann, Sub on, Mathieu Berson
๐Ÿฅ… | 55โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Sheffield United), Danny Cullip
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Nolberto Solano, Sub on, Steven Davis
๐ŸŸจ | 72โ€™ Booking, Mathieu Berson
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Carlton Cole, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐Ÿฅ… | 82โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Sheffield United), Andy Liddell
๐Ÿฅ… | 83โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Sheffield United), Andy Liddell
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Sheffield United 3-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

David O'Leary presides over another embarrassing Cup exit, this time losing to Championship outfit Sheffield United. This latest defeat make it seven losses in nine games

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

Sheffield United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1924โ€“25

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield United

Previous 5 vs. Sheffield United: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #25 |
Manager Game | #70 |
Saturday, 8 January 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Kick off: 12.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 4 Dec 04, Villa 1-1 Liverpool (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Sheffield United

None

Mark Halsey

TEAM NEWS

Olof Mellberg and Carlton Cole replace Steven Davis and Ulises de la Cruz.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.17 |

Oldest Player |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | 30.10 |

Youngest Player |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.48 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Neil Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Sheffield United

GK Paddy Kenny | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Jon Harley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Wright (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Danny Cullip | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Phil Jagielka | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Derek Geary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Leigh Bromby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan Quinn | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Michael Tonge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Andy Liddell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Mathieu Berson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 51โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Derek Geary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Nick Montgomery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Alan Quinn | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Paul Thirlwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Michael Tonge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Danny Cadamarteri | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CF Jonathan Forte | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง |
CF Paul Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ 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 : 7/11
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 : 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 : 12/16

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

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œIโ€™ve seen the replay and I donโ€™t even think we should be debating an obvious offside.

โ€œThere was also a blatant handball at the other end and the referee went to whistle then changed his mind.

โ€œBut I donโ€™t want to detract in any way from Sheffield United. They were the better side and we were second best for long periods.

โ€œAnybody who plays Neil Warnockโ€™s Sheffield United is going to get a hard game.

โ€œBut I still expected us to come here and win but we didnโ€™t deserve to win today.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 8 January, 2005

Sheffield United sent Aston Villa crashing out of the FA Cup in the third round for the fourth successive year.

Andy Liddell struck twice in the last 10 minutes as a close-fought tie looked to be heading for a replay.

Gareth Barryโ€™s 20-yard drive gave Villa the lead a minute after the break, but Danny Cullip levelled after 57 minutes.

Liddell put United ahead as he managed to fire a close-range finish past Thomas Sorensen, who then allowed his shot to slip in two minutes later.

The Championship underdogs, semi-finalists and quarter-finalists in the last two years, dominated the opening half.

Villa goalkeeper Sorensen was outstanding in the first 45 minutes with a string of fine saves, saving well from Andy Gray and turning over a close-range header from Jagielka after 32 minutes.

He was in action again seconds later when Michael Tonge played in Wayne Quinn, and Sorensen blocked another good opportunity from the edge of the area.

Villaโ€™s only serious response had been a volley from Carlton Cole that was easily held by Bladesโ€™ keeper Paddy Kenny - but they struck against the run of play a minute after the interval to take the lead.

Hendrie prodded a through ball to Barry, who escaped the attentions of the home defence to lift a powerful finish over Kenny from the edge of the area.

But the Blades were not thrown out of their stride, and deservedly equalised after 55 minutes.

Jon Harleyโ€™s cross from a short corner saw Cullip steal away from marker Olof Mellberg to stab past Sorensen from inside the six-yard box.

Tonge had been a danger for the Blades and he curled a shot narrowly off target as Villa came under pressure with 15 minutes left.

And the tie was settled as the Blades struck twice in two minutes late on to stun Villa.

Liddell burst away from the Villa defence to beat Sorensen from eight yards after 81 minutes - before goalkeeper Sorensen was guilty of another calamitous error two minutes later.

Sorensen looked to have Liddellโ€™s powerful angled drive covered, but let it slip through his fingers to send Bramall Lane wild with delight.