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Game #4850

Tuesday, 23 August 2005

Attendance: 19,778

Drew

Premier League

14th (-2)

Portsmouth

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Fratton Park

Ten man Villa are held by Portsmouth Fratton Park to leave them winless in their first three Premier League games of the season under David O'Leary.

Portsmouth

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Nobby Solano, sent off on final appearance.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸฅ | 11โ€™ Sending off, Nolberto Solano
โšฝ | 11โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Richard Hughes
๐ŸŸจ | 16โ€™ Booking, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ” | 37โ€™ Sub off, Kevin Phillips, Sub on, Ulises de la Cruz
๐Ÿฅ… | 42โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Portsmouth, Lomana LuaLua
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Portsmouth 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Portsmouth 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa without a win in the opening three fixtures of the campaign see Nobby Solano sent off after 11' in what would prove to be his unexpected final game for the club, Solano made his final appearance aged 30 before returning to Newcastle United for a fee of ยฃ2,030,000 in October 2005. Solano had cost Villa ยฃ1,800,000 in January 2004 and made 52 appearances, scoring 10 goals in what had been a committed and productive although short Villa career.

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

Portsmouth

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1949-50

FIXTURE HISTORY

Portsmouth

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #3 |
League Game | #3 |
Manager Game | #89 |
Tuesday, 23 August 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 26 Feb 05, Villa 1-3 Everton (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Portsmouth

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Graham Poll

TEAM NEWS

Nolberto Solano and Kevin Phillips replace Ulises de la Cruz and Jlloyd Samuel.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.41 |

Oldest Player |
F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.18 |

Youngest Player |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 20.65 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Alain Perrin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Portsmouth

GK Sander Westerweld | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Grรฉgory Vignal | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Dejan Stefanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Azar KaradaลŸ | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Andrew Oโ€™Brien | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Brian Priske | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Jhon Viรกfara | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Richard Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gary Oโ€™Neil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Laurent Robert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Lomana LuaLua | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | for F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 74โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Azar KaradaลŸ | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (CF Vincent Pรฉricard | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | M Gary Oโ€™Neil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Svetoslav Todorov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gary Cahill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Eric Djemba-Djemba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jamie Ashdown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Andy Griffin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Giannis Skopelitis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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 : 7/11
Homegrown: 4/11

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
Homegrown: 6/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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 : 2/11

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 : 4/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI thought the sending off was a joke. Nolberto Solano sent off for violent conduct? Do me a favour.

โ€œHe is an honest lad and says he didnโ€™t touch him. But I was proud of the way the players fought for the rest of the game. The only thing we did wrong was showing LuaLua inside in the incident when he scored his goal.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 23 August 2005

Lomana LuaLuaโ€™s spectacular strike gave Portsmouth a point against Aston Villa.

Villa took the lead after 11 minutes, just seconds after being reduced to 10 men when Nolberto Solano was sent off for elbowing Richard Hughes.

Hughes recovered, only to then head Gareth Barryโ€™s free-kick past goalkeeper Sander Westerveld.

Pompey dominated with the extra man, and LuaLua curled a brilliant 20-yard drive past Thomas Sorensen, but their pressure failed to force a winner.

Pompey gave a debut to new signing, Denmark defender Brian Priske, but it proved an inauspicious start for his new club.
Villa took the lead in bizarre circumstances after 11 minutes, immediately after going down to 10 men.

Solano was rightly shown the red card by referee Graham Poll for lashing out with an elbow at Hughes, who was booked for his original foul on the Peruvian.

Hughes was quickly back on his feet, only to head Barryโ€™s resulting free-kick past a startled Westerveld.

Pompey responded well as LuaLua proved a constant threat to the Villa defence, and Oโ€™Learyโ€™s side suffered a blow after 35 minutes when Kevin Phillips limped off to be replaced by Ulises De la Cruz.

The home side continued to dominate and deservedly equalised four minutes before the interval, LuaLua cutting in from the left before curling a glorious finish beyond Thomas Sorensen.

Pompey were lifted by the goal and tried to press home the advantage after the break.

Gary Oโ€™Neil somehow shot over the top of an open goal after 62 minutes from John Viafaraโ€™s cross, before Laurent Robert brought
a fine fingertip save from Sorensen.

Hughes then almost made amends for his earlier own goal, only to shoot inches wide as time ran out.

*Aston Villa manager David Oโ€™Leary:*

โ€œI thought the sending off was a joke. Nolberto Solano sent off for violent conduct? Do me a favour.

โ€œHe is an honest lad and says he didnโ€™t touch him. But I was proud of the way the players fought for the rest of the game. The only thing we did wrong was showing LuaLua inside in the incident when he scored his goal.โ€