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Game #4865

Saturday, 3 December 2005

Attendance: 52,267

Drew

Premier League

15th (-)

Newcastle United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

St James' Park

Villa draw with struggling Newcastle as the hangover from a poor League season to date and David O'Leary's Doncaster embarrassment continues to play out.

Newcastle United

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Lee Hendrie | 75โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Gavin McCann celebrates his equaliser to earn Villa a point at struggling Newcastle and make it four wins in fifteen Premier League games under David O'Leary, Saturday, 3 December 2005.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 30โ€™ Booking, Gavin McCann
๐Ÿฅ… | 32โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Newcastle United, pen), Alan Shearer
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™ Booking, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Newcastle United 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 61โ€™ Sub off, Steven Davis, Sub on, Eirik Bakke
๐Ÿ” | 62โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Luke Moore
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Gavin McCann, Assist by Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ’ฅ | Missed penalty, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa, although unbeaten in the League in the last three games, now have just four wins in twenty games, ten losses and six draws under David O'Leary taking 18 points from a possible 60. Yet what was more worrying than the relegation form the team was showing under O'Leary was the manager's abject delusion about the true nature of his performance.

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

Newcastle United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1954-55

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Newcastle: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #18 |
League Game | #15 |
Manager Game | #104 |
Saturday, 3 December 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Alan Wiley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Staffordshire, 1995-2010
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alan Wiley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Staffordshire, 1995-2010
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 9 December 2001, Villa 2-3 Arsenal, Highbury.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Newcastle United

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Wilfred Bouma and Lee Hendrie (first start of the season) replace Jlloyd Samuel and James Milner.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.28 |

Oldest Player |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 30.13 |

Youngest Player |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 20.93 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Graeme Souness | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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 Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

Newcastle United

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Robbie Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jean-Alain Boumsong | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Titus Bramble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Peter Ramage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Amdy Faye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Scott Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Nolberto Solano (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Michael Chopra | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Alan Shearer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Shola Ameobi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Eirik Bakke | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 62โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Nolberto Solano (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Lee Bowyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Michael Chopra | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Albert Luque | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Steve Harper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Martin Brittain | 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: 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 : 9/16
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 : 7/11

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

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€œWe should have had all three points, but I have to praise the players and how they played.

โ€œA few people jumped on us very quickly after the Doncaster defeat but we had won our last two league games.

โ€œWe let ourselves down but we got back to the way we were playing before the Doncaster game.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 3 December 2005

Under-fire Newcastle boss Graeme Souness watched Aston Villa miss a late penalty, but nonetheless left the pitch to boos from the home faithful.

Gareth Barry sent his spot-kick high over the bar following Titus Brambleโ€™s clumsy challenge on Milan Baros.

Alan Shearer put Newcastle ahead from the spot after Liam Ridgewellโ€™s handball and also hit the bar.

But in a scrappy game, Villa equalised with 15 minutes left through McCannโ€™s low drive before Barryโ€™s aberration.

However, with the home fans disgruntled, the pressure on Souness has eased only slightly.

He responded to Wednesdayโ€™s Carling Cup humiliation against Wigan by relegating Lee Bowyer and Albert Luque to the bench.

Michael Chopra, who has been in sparkling form for the reserves, got his chance up front and Amdy Faye came into midfield.

Villa boss David Oโ€™Leary also came into the match under pressure following his sideโ€™s embarrassing Cup exit to Doncaster and the atmosphere was understandably tense among both sets of fans.

Those nerves quickly spread to the players.

Passed were misplaced, tackles were poorly timed, and it took 27 minutes for either side to fashion a chance, Shola Ameobi jinking past two defenders but bending his right-foot shot wide.

Five minutes later, Newcastle were ahead as the unfortunate Ridgewell inexplicably blocked Scott Parkerโ€™s shot with his arm to concede a penalty for the fourth time in five games.

Shearer stepped up to move within two goals of Jackie Milburnโ€™s record of 200 goals for the Magpies.

Villa came close to equalising moments later when Hendrie sent a blistering free-kick inches wide and he thought he should have had a penalty shortly before half-time.

Baros escaped down the right and cut the ball back to the midfielder, who was booked for throwing himself to the ground under a challenge from Jean-Alain Boumsong.

But while Villa undoubtedly worked hard, it was Newcastle who were marginally the more threatening going forward.

Ridgewell misjudged a Shay Given clearance and Shearer pounced, sending a sweetly-timed volley crashing onto the crossbar.
Villa responded with their first corner - after over an hourโ€™s play.

It was only half-cleared and Given was forced into an athletic save from Gareth Barryโ€™s hooked shot.

But as things began to look bleak for Villa, Barry found Hendrie in space and he pulled the ball back for McCann to drive home.

And the match almost turned completely when Bramble, so often prone to lapses in concentration, bundled over Baros.

If Souness manages to survive this period of intense speculation surrounding his future at St Jamesโ€™ Park, he will probably have Barryโ€™s disastrous spot-kick to thank.

*Aston Villa boss David Oโ€™Leary:*

โ€œWe should have had all three points, but I have to praise the players and how they played.

โ€œA few people jumped on us very quickly after the Doncaster defeat but we had won our last two league games.

โ€œWe let ourselves down but we got back to the way we were playing before the Doncaster game.โ€