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Game #4846

Aston Villa

Saturday, 7 May 2005

Lost

10th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Manchester City

Attendance: 39,645

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-2

Manchester City

Assist(s) | Ulises de la Cruz | 61โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose successive games to make it six wins in twenty three Premier League games under David O'Leary as yet more dribbling drivel gushes forth.

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo รngel, lashed a shot past James.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 7 May 2005

๐Ÿฅ… | 5โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Shaun Wright-Phillips
๐Ÿฅ… | 12โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester City), Kiki Musampa
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-2 Manchester City
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Sub on, Nolberto Solano
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Jlloyd Samuel, Sub on, Eric Djemba-Djemba
โšฝ | 61โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Ulises de la Cruz
๐ŸŸจ | 75โ€™ Booking, Nolberto Solano
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose a second successive match to make it 12 defeats in the last 24 League games under David O'Leary as the Villa boss claims he is yet to have been able to put his preferred XI out on the pitch after 40 games. His protestations however feel slightly ridiculous as this defeat marks the final game for Villa of the talented Thomas Hitzlsperger. Just as a year previously O'Leary had got rid of Peter Crouch and so he would again with Hitzlsperger in what was one of the most ill-conceived player sales for a very long time. Aged 23, Hitzlsperger moved on to VfB Stuttgart on a free transfer having played for Villa between 2000-01 and 2004-05 making 113 appearances, 32 as a substitute, and scoring 12, mostly spectacular, goals. Meanwhile O'Leary had reintegrated the prodigiously untalented Eric Djemba-Djemba back into the matchday squad.

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

Manchester City

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2004-05 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Game | #37 |
Manager Game | #85 |
Saturday, 7 May 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Richard Beeby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northampton, 1999-2009
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 85 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 33 ๐ŸŸจ | 22 ๐ŸŸฅ 30 | 1.42

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Richard Beeby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northampton, 1999-2009
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Thomas Sรถrensen, Lee Hendrie and Ulises de la Cruz replace Stefan Postma, Nolberto Solano and Liam Ridgewell.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.46 |

Oldest Player |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 30.77 |

Youngest Player |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 20.36 |

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 |
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 | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Stuart Pearce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Manchester City

GK David James (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ben Thatcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Silvain Distin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Nedum Onuoha | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Danny Mills | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Claudio Reyna | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Joey Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Antoine Sibierski | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Shaun Wright-Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Kiki Musampa | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ |
CF Jonathan Macken | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Eric Djemba-Djemba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | for RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Antoine Sibierski | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Bradley Wright-Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Jonathan Macken | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Lee Croft | 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 Nicky Weaver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Sommeil | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต |
CB Stephen Jordan | 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: 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 : 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 : 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:

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

๐Ÿ”ด M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 2000-05 | ๐Ÿ•’ 114 | 82 (32) | โšฝ 12 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 13 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 16 | #750 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWeโ€™ve gifted a team a two-goal start and afterwards dominated, scored one and should have scored more. โ€œWe canโ€™t afford to be doing that. Weโ€™re a bit disjointed with injuries but losing goals has cost us big time. โ€œWeโ€™ve tried to sort things out at half-time recently, weโ€™re not starting games properly. I havenโ€™t been able to put the 11 I want out all season long.โ€ David Oโ€™Leary.

MATCH REPORT