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Game #4839

Aston Villa

Sunday, 20 March 2005

Lost

11th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Birmingham City

Attendance: 29,382

St Andrew's

Birmingham City

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

David O'Leary fails against lowly Birmingham once again to secure Villa's eleventh defeat in sixteen Premier League games but has the audacity to claim a "voodoo" against a side who had beaten Villa four times in eleven games across eighteen years.

KEY MAN

Thomas Sรธrensen, midjudged.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 20 March 2005

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Birmingham City 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 52โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Birmingham City), Emile Heskey
๐ŸŸจ | 54โ€™ Booking, Mathieu Berson
๐ŸŸจ | 57โ€™ Booking, Martin Laursen
๐Ÿ” | 60โ€™ Sub off, Luke Moore, Sub on, Carlton Cole
๐Ÿ” | 60โ€™ Sub off, Mathieu Berson, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Nolberto Solano, Sub on, Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐Ÿฅ… | 89โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Birmingham City), Julian Gray
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Birmingham City 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa suffer their tenth defeat in sixteen games as midfielder Mathieu Berson makes his final appearance for Villa aged 25 before moving on to Levante Uniรณn Deportiva for a fee of ยฃ225,000 in July 2006. Villa had paid FC Nantes ยฃ2,070,000 for Berson's services in July 2004 and he went on to make 13 appearances for the club, 6 of which were as substitute.

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

Birmingham City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1962-63

FIXTURE HISTORY

Birmingham City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Game | #30 |
Manager Game | #78 |
Sunday, 20 March 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Mike Riley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leeds, 1994-2009
Kick off: 12.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 78 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 31 ๐ŸŸจ | 19 ๐ŸŸฅ 28 | 1.44

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Riley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leeds, 1994-2009
Matches Officiated: 22
๐ŸŸฉ : 5
๐ŸŸจ : 8
๐ŸŸฅ : 9
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 15 Jan 05, Villa 3-0 Norwich (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Birmingham City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Luke Moore replaces Darius Vassell.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.97 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 30.64 |

Youngest Player |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.11 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Mathieu Berson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Birmingham City

GK Maik Taylor | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
LB Jamie Clapham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kenny Cunningham | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Matthew Upson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Mario Melchiot | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Damien Johnson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Darren Carter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stephen Clemence | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Stan Laziridis | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Walter Pandiani | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 60โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Mathieu Berson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 60โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | for W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | 71โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Stephen Clemence | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Mehdi Nafti | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Stan Laziridis | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | (CF Julian Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Walter Pandiani | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | (CF Clinton Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Nico Vaesen | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Robbie Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ 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 : 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 : 8/16
Homegrown: 8/16

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 : 7/11

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 : 10/16

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

๐Ÿ”ด M Mathieu Berson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 2004-05 | ๐Ÿ•’ 13 | 7 (6) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 10 | #777 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œI think that it was a game neither team controlled. โ€œWe gave stupid goals away and the breaks did not go for us - they must love playing against us. โ€œThey did not do much to outplay us but individual mistakes cost us. Everyone is very quiet in the dressing room and Birmingham have the hoodoo on us.โ€ David Oโ€™Leary.

MATCH REPORT