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Game #4861

Saturday, 5 November 2005

Attendance: 42,551

Lost

Premier League

17th (-1)

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa lose for the fifth time in six League games under David O'Leary and have just two wins in thirteen Premier League games so presumably the manager didn't really know "what's needed to put it right".

Aston Villa

0-2

Liverpool

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Thomas Sรธrensen, error

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 13โ€™ Booking, Gareth Barry
๐ŸŸจ | 24โ€™ Booking, Gavin McCann
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool
๐Ÿ” | 61โ€™ Sub off, Kevin Phillips, Sub on, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Eirik Bakke, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿฅ… | 85โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool, pen), Steven Gerrard
๐Ÿฅ… | 89โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool), Xabi Alonso
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool

ON THIS DAY

David O'Leary's 100th game in charge of Villa saw him lose for a tenth time in seventeen Premier League having accumulated just two wins over that period. Villa, somewhat hard done by, tumbled to 17th in the table - their lowest position of the season and relegation looked a distinct possibility if the woeful form under O'Leary continued.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2004-05

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #14 |
League Game | #12 |
Manager Game | #100 |
Saturday, 5 November 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 12.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 17 Sep 05, Villa 1-1 Tottenham (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Steve Bennett

TEAM NEWS

Thomas Sรถrensen and Milan Baroลก (first start in 7) replace Stuart Taylor and Luke Moore.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.02 |

Oldest Player |
F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.39 |

Youngest Player |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.85 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Rafa Benรญtez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Eirik Bakke | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

Liverpool

GK Pepe Reina | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB John Arne Riise | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Sami Hyypiรค | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Jamie Carragher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steve Finnan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Xabi Alonso | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |
M Mohamed Sissoko | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Luis Garcรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Fernando Morientes | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Djibril Cissรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Eirik Bakke | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Luis Garcรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (W Boudewijn Zenden | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Fernando Morientes | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (CF Peter Crouch (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Djibril Cissรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (W Harry Kewell | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jerzy Dudek | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
LB Stephen Warnock | 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 : 7/11
Homegrown: 3/11

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 : 11/16
Homegrown: 6/16

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 : 3/14

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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI am not happy with the penalty. It was a bad decision.

โ€œYou are going to have 100 penalties every game if you award them for those type of challenges.

โ€œThe referee couldnโ€™t wait to give certain decisions in favour of their big players. There is no doubt that the penalty changed the whole game.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 5 November 2005

Late goals from Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso gave Rafael Benitezโ€™s side their first back-to-back Premiership victories of the season.

Gerrard calmly slotted home a penalty on 85 minutes after substitute Peter Crouch was fouled by Liam Ridgewell.

Four minutes later, Xabi Alonso cracked in a shot that Villa keeper Thomas Sorensen probably should have kept out.

Prior to his fumble, Sorensen had kept Liverpool at bay, making notable saves from Djibril Cisse and Gerrard.

Prior to those late goals the game had looked to be heading for a draw, because of a combination of Sorensenโ€™s goalkeeping and
Liverpoolโ€™s indifferent finishing.

Just before winning the penalty Crouch missed the gameโ€™s best chance with a poorly-placed header, while Cisse and Fernando Morientes had subdued matches.

Villa were just as indifferent in attack and Milan Baros had a quiet game against his old club.

Baros was superbly tackled by Jamie Carragher in the first half, while he was robbed of the ball by Alonso on 67 minutes when in a good position.

Liverpool have struggled badly for goals this season in the Premiership and in the first-half there was plenty of evidence of their misfiring attack.

Despite starting in the centre, Cisse was quickly instructed to play on the right wing, a position he looked clearly uncomfortable in.

Morientes looked just as out of sorts and he managed just one shot in the entire game, an effort comfortably saved by Sorensen.

Midway through the second half the Spaniard was replaced by former Villa striker Crouch.

The England striker quickly made his presence felt, picking out Gerrard, whose rasping shot was saved by Sorensen.

Liverpool fans will be wondering quite why it took them 85 minutes to find a way past Sorensen.

Early on, after an elaborate Liverpool move the ball arrived at Luis Garciaโ€™s feet, the Spaniard turned quickly and sent in a shot that went narrowly wide.

Cisse was the next to probe Villaโ€™s defence, slipping the ball to Gerrard, whose cross was blocked by Ridgewell.

Having weathered that early storm Villa came back into the game.

Baros was stopped in his tracks by a well-timed Carragher tackle, while Kevin Phillips flashed a header past the post.

The best chance of the first half fell to Cisse when Gerrardโ€™s raking pass released the Frenchman.

Cisse quickly controlled the ball but his shot was well saved by Sorensen.

The Frenchman made amends for his miss when he robbed Gareth Barry of possession only for his cross to elude Morientes and Garcia.

Finally, with five minutes to go, Crouch and Ridgewell tangled in the box and to the Villa defenderโ€™s disbelief, referee Steve Bennett awarded the penalty.

Four minutes later the ball broke to Alonso on the edge of the box and the Spanish midfielderโ€™s swerving shot found its way past Sorensen.

*Aston Villa manager David Oโ€™Leary:*

โ€œI am not happy with the penalty. It was a bad decision.

โ€œYou are going to have 100 penalties every game if you award them for those type of challenges.

โ€œThe referee couldnโ€™t wait to give certain decisions in favour of their big players. There is no doubt that the penalty changed the whole game.โ€