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Game #4835

Aston Villa

Lost

11th (-)

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥

Saturday, 5 February 2005

Premier League

Arsenal

Villa Park

Attendance: 42,593

Aston Villa

1-3

Arsenal

Assist(s) | Ulises de la Cruz | 73’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

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

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo Ángel, consolation

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 5 February 2005

🥅 | 10’ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Freddie Ljungberg
🥅 | 14’ Goal, 0-2, (Arsenal), Thierry Henry
🥅 | 28’ Goal, 0-3, (Arsenal), Ashley Cole
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-3 Arsenal
🟨 | 53’ Booking, Jlloyd Samuel
🟨 | 60’ Booking, Eric Djemba-Djemba
🔁 | 62’ Sub off, Jlloyd Samuel, Sub on, Thomas Hitzlsperger
🔁 | 66’ Sub off, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Sub on, Mathieu Berson
⚽ | 73’ Goal, 1-3, Juan Pablo Ángel, Assist by Ulises de la Cruz
🕒 | 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: 🏆
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Arsenal

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David O’Leary | 🇮🇪 | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Steve Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 5.15pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-3
FT Score: 🟥 1-3
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 74 | 🟩 | 29 🟨 | 19 🟥 26 | 1.43

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1995-2010
Matches Officiated: 13
🟩 : 5
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 6
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 27 Jan 04, Villa 2-0 Bolton (h) 🆘
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Arsenal

None

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 | 🇪🇨 | 30.52 |

Youngest Player |
F Luke Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 18.99 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sörensen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
CB Liam Ridgewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | 🇪🇨 | 🔥 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steven Davis | 🇬🇧 |
M Eric Djemba-Djemba | 🇨🇲 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
W Nolberto Solano | 🇵🇪 |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 | ⚽ |
F Luke Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Arsène Wenger | 🇫🇷 |

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Arsenal

GK Lens Lehmann | 🇩🇪 |
LB Ashley Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CB Pascal Cygan | 🇫🇷 |
CB Philippe Senderos |🇨🇭|
RB Laurén | 🇨🇲 |
M Patrick Viera | 🇫🇷 |
M Freddie Ljungberg | 🇸🇪 | ⚽ |
M Edú Gaspar | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
W José Antonio Reyes | 🇪🇸 | 🔁 |
CF Thierry Henry | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ |
F Dennis Bergkamp | 🇳🇱 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 | for RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 62’ |
🔁 M Mathieu Berson | 🇫🇷 | for M Eric Djemba-Djemba | 🇨🇲 | 66’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Edú Gaspar | 🇧🇷 | (M Matthieu Flamini | 🇫🇷 |)
🔁 | W José Antonio Reyes | 🇪🇸 | (M Cesc Fàbregas | 🇪🇸 |)
🔁 | F Dennis Bergkamp | 🇳🇱 | (W Robert Pirés | 🇫🇷 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | 🇳🇱 |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 |
CF Carlton Cole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Manuel Almunia | 🇪🇸 |
RB Justin Hoyte | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11
Homegrown: 5/11

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

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 2/16

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

“They were very good. they scored some wonderful goals but we made it very easy for them. “Our defending was very disappointing. In the first half we gave them too much respect and that was more like us in the second half. “It was nice to come back and get that goal and salvage some sort of pride. That’s what we have to take on.” David O’Leary.

MATCH REPORT

*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 Henry’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 Tuesday’s defeat to United. Sorensen was at full stretch to keep out Dennis Bergkamp’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 Vieira’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 Sorensen’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 team’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 O’Leary* “They were very good. they scored some wonderful goals but we made it very easy for them. “Our defending was very disappointing. In the first half we gave them too much respect and that was more like us in the second half. “It was nice to come back and get that goal and salvage some sort of pride. That’s what we have to take on.”

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