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Game #4843

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 20 April 2005

Drew

9th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 31,312

Charlton Athletic

Villa Park

Villa are held at home for the second successive game to leave them with six wins in twenty Premier League games under David O'Leary but extend their unbeaten run to four.

Aston Villa

0-0

Charlton Athletic

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Thomas Hitzsperger, trademark pile drivers miss target.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 20 April 2005

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Charlton Athletic
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Mark Delaney, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿ” | 84โ€™ Sub off, Carlton Cole, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Charlton Athletic

ON THIS DAY

Villa go four games unbeaten for the first time November despite having a makeshift defence, As a result Villa remain in 9th position and an unexpected positive end to an at times acrimonious season looks possible.

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

Charlton Athletic

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1946-47

FIXTURE HISTORY

Charlton Athletic

Previous 5 vs. Charlton: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #37 |
League Game | #34 |
Manager Game | #82 |
Wednesday, 20 April 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Barry Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1991-2008
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 82 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 33 ๐ŸŸจ | 21 ๐ŸŸฅ 28 | 1.46

Career Form:

Top 8

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Barry Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1991-2008
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 2 April 2005, Villa 3-0 Newcastle, St James' Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

Barry Knight

CARDS

Villa

None

Charlton Athletic

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Carlton Cole and Nolberto Solano replace Darius Vassell and Martin Laursen.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.31 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 30.72 |

Youngest Player |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 20.31 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Alan Curbishley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
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 |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Charlton Athletic

GK Dean Kiely | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Talal El-Karkouri | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CB Hermann Hreiรฐarsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Jonathan Fortune | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Radostin Kishishev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Matt Holland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Danny Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Bryan Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Dennis Rommendahl | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Francis Jeffers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Jonatan Johansson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Carlton Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 84โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Hermann Hreiรฐarsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | (CB Chris Perry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Dennis Rommendahl | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (F Jason Euell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Mathieu Berson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Eric Djemba-Djemba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stephan Andersen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Barry Fuller | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Jerome Thomas | 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 : 6/11
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: 7/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

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 : 6/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œItโ€™s hard when one team wants to play and the other doesnโ€™t. We had all the play but I donโ€™t think we created enough to win it.

โ€œBut Iโ€™m delighted. We had three full-backs and a midfielder in defence so weโ€™re pleased with a clean sheet.

โ€œI have to applaud these players, the way they have filled in with all the injuries weโ€™ve had.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 20 April, 2005

Aston Villa and Charlton played out a limp goalless draw which does nothing to lift the European hopes of either.

In an otherwise tedious game, Thomas Hitzlsperger sent two trademark piledrivers wide in either half.

The hosts came even closer on the hour when Danny Murphy headed Nolberto Solanoโ€™s attempted cross off the line.

Charlton struggled to create chances but might have stolen a goal when Hermann Hreidarsson put a free header wide from a second-half corner.

But it would have been harsh on injury-hit Villa, who were the more creative side throughout.

Their injury problems were immediately evident from their substitutes bench, which included Darius Vassell and Eric Djemba-Djemba, neither of whom are fully fit.

Vassellโ€™s injury also meant Carlton Cole started up front, despite criticising manager David Oโ€™Leary earlier in the day.

But it was Coleโ€™s strike partner Juan Pablo Angel who engineered a chance after just 32 seconds, but despite a deft first touch, the out-of-form Colombian badly scuffed his shot.

It was a rare moment of interest in a drab first-half.

A sparse Villa crowd were lifted every time long-range specialist Hitzlsperger got the ball and after 16 minutes, Dean Kiely did well to punch away the Germanโ€™s vicious swerving shot.

Charlton barely created a chance, although Talal El Karkouri entertained the fans with a woeful free-kick that almost hit the corner flag.

If the fans expected more urgency at the start of the second half, they were to be disappointed.

It took almost 15 minutes for the first effort on goal when Villaโ€™s Gareth Barry curled his shot just wide but it was the spark for the hosts to play some more imaginative football.

A well-worked corner led to Solano bending his attempted cross over Kiely, only for Murphy to head the ball onto the crossbar and to safety.

While Charltonโ€™s second-half threat was limited to Hreidarssonโ€™s header, Hitzlsperger spurned another chance to give Villa the lead when he smashed Ulises de la Cruzโ€™s cross wide.

But such a spectacular goal would have been out of place on an uninspiring evening at Villa Park.

*Aston Villa boss David Oโ€™Leary:*

โ€œItโ€™s hard when one team wants to play and the other doesnโ€™t. We had all the play but I donโ€™t think we created enough to win it.

โ€œBut Iโ€™m delighted. We had three full-backs and a midfielder in defence so weโ€™re pleased with a clean sheet.

โ€œI have to applaud these players, the way they have filled in with all the injuries weโ€™ve had.โ€

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