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Game #4864

Tuesday, 29 November 2005

Attendance: 10,590

Lost

League Cup 4th Round

4th Round

Doncaster Rovers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Earth Stadium, Doncaster

David O'Leary plumbs new depths with performances and excuses as what little goodwill that remained was extinguished with a humiliating defeat to Doncaster.

Doncaster Rovers

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

David O'Leary embarrasses Villa once again as he leads them to defeat at Doncaster in the League Cup, Tuesday, 29 November 2005.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 20โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Doncaster Rovers, pen), Michael McIndoe
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 53โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Doncaster Rovers), Paul Heffernan
๐ŸŸจ | 54โ€™ Booking, Jlloyd Samuel
๐Ÿ” | 59โ€™ Sub off, Jlloyd Samuel, Sub on, Kevin Phillips
๐Ÿฅ… | 79โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Doncaster Rovers), Sean Thornton
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

It had been coming, another humiliating Cup defeat to lower league opposition under David Oโ€™Leary was nothing new, but this was on another level as the players he had spent the best part of his time as manager belittling and deriding simply gave up playing. It was almost as if they wanted him gone. The supporters certainly did and, before even the turn of December, the manager was a dead man walking.

The only outstanding questions were when, and whether he would finally take the Chairman with him.

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

Doncaster Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #17 |
Manager Game | #103 |
Tuesday, 29 November 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 2 Oct 05, Villa 1-3 Middlesbrough (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Doncaster Rovers

None

TEAM NEWS

Jlloyd Samuel and Juan Pablo รngel replace Wilfred Bouma and Kevin Phillips.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.23 |

Oldest Player |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 30.12 |

Youngest Player |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.92 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

MANAGER

Dave Penney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |

Doncaster Rovers

GK Dino Seremet | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Nick Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Steve Foster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Stephen Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Sean Thornton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
M Ricky Ravenhill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Mulligan | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
M James Coppinger | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Michael McIndoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Lewis Guy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Paul Hefferman | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 59โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Lewis Guy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Paul Green | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jan Budtz | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Sam Oji | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Leo Fortune-West | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Neil Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ 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: 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 : 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 : 7/12

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 thought big decisions went for them which influenced the game.

โ€œThe second goal was a poor goal on our behalf and an important goal - it was important for us to get the next goal after the interval.

โ€œGood luck to Doncaster, theyโ€™re a good footballing side and try to play football. Theyโ€™ve beaten Manchester City and ourselves.

โ€œIn the second half they were better than us. We came here not with a patched up side but to win and do well. Weโ€™ve got to move on and start climbing the league.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 29 November 2005

Doncaster deservedly reached the Carling Cup quarter-finals after dumping Villa out of the competition.

Man-of-the-match Michael McIndoe gave Doncaster a first-half lead with a calmly taken penalty following Liam Ridgewellโ€™s handball.

Early in the second-half Paul Heffernan added another, sidefooting in after he picked up Lewis Guyโ€™s pass.

Sean Thornton heaped further misery on a lacklustre Villa, his deflected shot rippling into the top corner.

Doncaster had knocked out Manchester City in the second round, though they had needed penalties to do so.

Such was the quality of Doncasterโ€™s play against Villa that scenario was never on the cards.

Indeed so assured were Dave Penneyโ€™s side they looked more like a Premier League side than their embarrassed visitors.

Villaโ€™s chief tormentor was left-winger McIndoe, whose jinking runs and crossing ability constantly troubled their defence.

It was a McIndoe pass that freed Dave Mulligan, his low cross drawing the gameโ€™s first save as Thomas Sorensen clutched the ball.

McIndoe then had a shot of his own - an effort that went narrowly wide - after he was released by Heffernanโ€™s astute pass.

Fittingly given his impressive start it was McIndoe who gave Doncaster the lead after Ridgewell was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area following a James Coppingerโ€™s cross.

McIndoe held his nerve to slot the ball into the corner of the net as Sorensen dived the wrong way.

Just past the hour McIndoeโ€™s wonderful shot - hit with the outside of boot - narrowly went wide as the Doncaster winger continued to bewitch the Villa defence.

If Villa were left chasing McIndoeโ€™s shadow they also never really got to grips with Heffernanโ€™s partnership with Guy in attack.

On 53 minutes that partnership bore fruit as Lewis and Heffernan linked superbly.

Lewis delicately touched a Mulligan pass into Heffernanโ€™s path and this time the Doncaster striker made no mistake, sidefooting past Sorensen.

Thornton was another prodigious influence for Doncaster in midfield and he capped a fine performance by scoring their third goal.

With 12 minutes to go the former Sunderland midfielder skipped over a couple of Villa tackles, before his powerful shot took a deflection off the hapless Ridgewell to arc over Sorensen.

If Villaโ€™s defending left something to be desired, their attack was even less effective, so much so that Dino Seremet did not have a save to make in the game.

After Doncasterโ€™s first goal Gareth Barry went close for the visitors with a backward header and a driven shot.

Mulligan almost diverted that Barry shot into his own net as he tried to clear and he was mightily relieved when the ball was gathered up by Seremet.

Just before the interval James Milner went desperately close for Villa when his curling shot almost found the top corner of the net.

Milan Baros claimed a penalty after he was upended by Steve Foster, but the Czech Republicโ€™s plea was ignored.

*Aston Villa manager David Oโ€™Leary:*

โ€œI thought big decisions went for them which influenced the game.

โ€œThe second goal was a poor goal on our behalf and an important goal - it was important for us to get the next goal after the interval.

โ€œGood luck to Doncaster, theyโ€™re a good footballing side and try to play football. Theyโ€™ve beaten Manchester City and ourselves.

โ€œIn the second half they were better than us. We came here not with a patched up side but to win and do well. Weโ€™ve got to move on and start climbing the league.โ€