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Game #4835

Saturday, 5 February 2005

Attendance: 42,593

Lost

Premier League

11th (-)

Arsenal

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa lose for the ninth time in thirteen games in all competitions under David O'Leary but remain 11th in the Premier League table.

Aston Villa

1-3

Arsenal

Assist(s) | Ulises de la Cruz | 73โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo รngel, consolation

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 10โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Freddie Ljungberg
๐Ÿฅ… | 14โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Arsenal), Thierry Henry
๐Ÿฅ… | 28โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Arsenal), Ashley Cole
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-3 Arsenal
๐ŸŸจ | 53โ€™ Booking, Jlloyd Samuel
๐ŸŸจ | 60โ€™ Booking, Eric Djemba-Djemba
๐Ÿ” | 62โ€™ Sub off, Jlloyd Samuel, Sub on, Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Sub on, Mathieu Berson
โšฝ | 73โ€™ Goal, 1-3, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Ulises de la Cruz
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-3 Arsenal

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose in the League for the eighth time in twelve games during which time they have won just twice and as a result sit 11th in the table.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

Arsenal

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Game | #26 |
Manager Game | #74 |
Saturday, 5 February 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 5.15pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 27 Jan 04, Villa 2-0 Bolton (h) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Arsenal

None

Steve Bennett

TEAM NEWS

Jlloyd Samuel, Luke Moore, Steven Davis and Eric Djemba Djemba (first start) replace Mathieu Berson, Carlton Cole, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Lee Hendrie.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.21 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 30.52 |

Youngest Player |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.99 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Arsรจne Wenger | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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 Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Eric Djemba-Djemba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Arsenal

GK Lens Lehmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Ashley Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Pascal Cygan | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Philippe Senderos |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
RB Laurรฉn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M Patrick Viera | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Freddie Ljungberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
M Edรบ Gaspar | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Josรฉ Antonio Reyes | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Thierry Henry | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
F Dennis Bergkamp | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | for RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 62โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Mathieu Berson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Eric Djemba-Djemba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 66โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Edรบ Gaspar | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Matthieu Flamini | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | W Josรฉ Antonio Reyes | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (M Cesc Fร bregas | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | F Dennis Bergkamp | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (W Robert Pirรฉs | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Manuel Almunia | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Justin Hoyte | 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 : 5/11
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 : 6/16
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 : 1/11

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 : 2/16

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€œThey were very good. they scored some wonderful goals but we made it very easy for them.

โ€œOur defending was very disappointing. In the first half we gave them too much respect and that was more like us in the second half.

โ€œIt was nice to come back and get that goal and salvage some sort of pride. Thatโ€™s what we have to take on.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 5 February, 2005

Arsenal emphatically bounced back from their defeat by arch-rivals Manchester United by brushing aside Aston Villa.

Villa were left stunned by a sparkling display by the Gunners who went ahead when Freddie Ljungberg lifted a shot past despairing keeper Thomas Sorensen.

Thierry Henryโ€™s angled shot ended his goal drought and a 20-yard strike from Ashley Cole put the visitors three up.

Juan Pablo Angel pulled a goal back for Villa but it proved a consolation effort as Arsenal eased off.

Jens Lehmann was back in the Arsenal goal for his first league game since the loss at Liverpool on 28 November, 2004.

But Villa keeper Sorensen was the busier of the two after Arsenal burst out of the blocks as they attempted to banish the nightmare of Tuesdayโ€™s defeat to United.

Sorensen was at full stretch to keep out Dennis Bergkampโ€™s curling shot early on and quickly scrambled to his right to smother as
Henry tried to poke in the rebound.

Patrick Vieira was guilty of a bad miss when he put an effort high and wide from 12 yards before Ljungberg dinked a shot past the on-rushing Sorensen to put the visitors ahead.

Henry had not scored in seven previous outings for the Gunners but he showed no lack of confidence when he latched onto Vieiraโ€™s slide rule pass and finished with aplomb.

Villa were struggling to contain an Arsenal side playing some sparkling football and were soon three down.

A sweeping move began with Henry spreading the ball crossfield to the left flank where Bergkamp flicked a first-time pass into the run of Cole.

And Cole half-volleyed an angled strike into Sorensenโ€™s net before the match had even reached the half-hour mark.

The chances were flowing for Arsenal with Vieira and Henry each spurning openings to add to their teamโ€™s lead.

The onslaught looked like continuing after the break and only Jose Antonio Reyes delaying a cross prevented Ljungberg from having an clear opportunity to add to his opener.

But Villa slowly worked their way back into game and tested a central defensive partnership of Pascal Cygan and youngster Philippe Senderos with Arsenal first-choice duo Sol Campbell and Kolo Toure out.

Angel scored from six yards and Steven Davis had a shot deflected onto the post by Cygan for the home side whose fightback proved too little too late.

*Aston Villa boss David Oโ€™Leary*

โ€œThey were very good. they scored some wonderful goals but we made it very easy for them.

โ€œOur defending was very disappointing. In the first half we gave them too much respect and that was more like us in the second half.

โ€œIt was nice to come back and get that goal and salvage some sort of pride. Thatโ€™s what we have to take on.โ€