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Game #4842

Aston Villa

Saturday, 16 April 2005

Won

9th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Southampton

Attendance: 31,926

Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium

Southampton

2-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Nolberto Solano | 55โ€™ | Ulises de la Cruz | 72โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa recover from a poor first half to beat Southampton and make it four win in seven and six wins in nineteen Premier League games under David O'Leary to climb to 9th in the table - their highest position since New Years' Day.

KEY MAN

Villa celebrate Steven Davis' winner at Southampton to make it six wins in nineteen Premier League games under David O'Leary, Saturday, 16 April 2005.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 16 April 2005

๐Ÿฅ… | 4โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Southampton), Kevin Phillips
๐Ÿฅ… | 13โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Southampton), Peter Crouch
๐ŸŸจ | 32โ€™ Booking, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ” | 36โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Carlton Cole
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Martin Laursen, Sub on, Nolberto Solano
โšฝ | 55โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Carlton Cole, Assist by Nolberto Solano
๐ŸŸจ | 65โ€™ Booking, Gareth Barry
โšฝ | 70โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Nolberto Solano, Assist by Thomas Hitzlsperger
โšฝ | 72โ€™ Goal, 3-2, Steven Davis, Assist by Ulises de la Cruz
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Southampton 2-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa go three games unbeaten for the first time November despite Peter Crouch putting relegation threatened Southampton two up in the first half. As a result Villa climb to 9th position but a strong result, and improved performance, are tainted somewhat by more David O'Leary barbs towards his players post match.

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

Southampton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #36 |
League Game | #33 |
Manager Game | #81 |
Saturday, 16 April 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Andy D'Urso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Essex, 1994-2015
Kick off: 3.15pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 81 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 33 ๐ŸŸจ | 20 ๐ŸŸฅ 28 | 1.47

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andy D'Urso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Essex, 1994-2015
Matches Officiated: 15
๐ŸŸฉ : 5
๐ŸŸจ : 4
๐ŸŸฅ : 6
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 3 January 2005, Villa 0-2 Palace, Selhurst Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Southampton

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Thomas Hitzlsperger and Ulises de la Cruz replace Nolberto Solano and Liam Ridgwell.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.40 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 30.71 |

Youngest Player |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 20.30 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | โšฝ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Harry Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Southampton

GK Antti Niemi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Olivier Bernard | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Andreas Jakobsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Claus Lundekvam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Paul Telfer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Anders Svensson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Rory Delap | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jamie Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (๐ŸŸจ)
M Nigel Quashie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Crouch (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Kevin Phillips | 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 F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 36โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | for CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 77โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Andreas Jakobsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CB Calum Davenport | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | RB Paul Telfer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CF Henri Camara | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Anders Svensson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | (LB Graeme Le Saux | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Mathieu Berson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Paul Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Danny Higginbotham | 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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 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 : 8/16
Homegrown: 7/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 7/14

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 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:

โ€‹

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€œWe had to make changes at half-time. Martin Laursen was just not good enough. Heโ€™s just come back from a knee injury and hurt it again. โ€œI might not have much choice for players for Wednesday against Charlton. โ€œDarius Vassell will have to have a scan and it could be bad, but I still think weโ€™ve got an outside chance to go in the UEFA Cup.โ€ David Oโ€™Leary.

MATCH REPORT