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Game #4870

Aston Villa

Saturday, 31 December 2005

Drew

13th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Arsenal

Attendance: 37,114

Villa Park

Aston Villa

0-0

Arsenal

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa draw a second successive game to make it one win in the last six Premier League games and five wins in twenty this season yet David O'Leary sees it as "a nice little run."

KEY MAN

Milan Baroลก, failed to hit target.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 31 December 2005

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Arsenal
๐ŸŸจ | 49โ€™ Booking, Mark Delaney
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Luke Moore, Sub on, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Arsenal

ON THIS DAY

Villa round out the year in much improved form and with a seemingly more emollient David O'Leary after a run of one defeat in eight games as Villa remained in 13th place at the mid point of the season after 19 games. Villa had delivered three wins over that time to take them to five wins in the last 25 games under O'Leary - admittedly a terrible win rate, but significantly better than it had looked six weeks previously.

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

Arsenal

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Game | #20 |
Manager Game | #109 |
Saturday, 31 December 2005

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Uriah Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Kick off: 12.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 109 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 40 ๐ŸŸจ | 29 ๐ŸŸฅ 40 | 1.37

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Uriah Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Matches Officiated: 18
๐ŸŸฉ : 8
๐ŸŸจ : 8
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 25 Oct 05, Villa 1-0 Burnley (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Arsenal

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Eirik Bakke replaces Wilfred Bouma.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.82 |

Oldest Player |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 29.65 |

Youngest Player |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.89 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Eirik Bakke | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Arsรจne Wenger | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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Arsenal

GK Lens Lehmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Laurรฉn | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Pascal Cygan | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Sol Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kolo Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Freddie Ljungberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Aleksandr Hleb | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Matthieu Flamini | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Cesc Fร bregas | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Robin van Persie | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Thierry Henry | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Freddie Ljungberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | (W Robert Pirรฉs | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | M Aleksandr Hleb | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ | (W Josรฉ Antonio Reyes | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Robin van Persie | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (F Dennis Bergkamp | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Eric Djemba-Djemba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Manuel Almunia | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Philippe Senderos |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|

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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 : 9/11
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 : 12/16
Homegrown: 6/16

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 : 1/11

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 : 1/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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:

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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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œAgainst that opposition I have to praise our players. โ€œBoth sides had chances and I expected our strikers to do better with the couple of chances we had but Iโ€™m absolutely delighted for the players. โ€œWeโ€™ve been on a nice run in the league but we have another game on Monday. Iโ€™m looking forward to giving the lads a couple of days off after that.โ€ David Oโ€™Leary.

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