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Game #4875

Aston Villa

Won

4th Round

Saturday, 28 January 2006

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩

FA Cup

Port Vale

Villa Park

Attendance: 30,434

Aston Villa

3-1

Port Vale

Assist(s) | Kevin Phillips | 70' | Olof Mellberg | 74' | Lee Hendrie | 90' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa avoid another Cup upset as they beat League one Vale at Villa Park to reach the FA Cup fifth round but they couldn't make the breakthrough until the final twenty minutes.

KEY MAN

Milan Baroš, scored a brace in the last 20' to see off Port Vale in the fourth round of the FA Cup, Saturday, 28 January 2006.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 28 January 2006

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Port Vale
🔁 | 68’ Sub off, Juan Pablo Ángel, Sub on, Kevin Phillips
⚽ | 70’ Goal, 1-0, Milan Baroš, Assist by Kevin Phillips
⚽ | 74’ Goal, 2-0, Milan Baroš, Assist by Olof Mellberg
🥅 | 85’ Goal, 2-1, (Port Vale), Nathan Lowndes
⚽ | 90’ Goal, 3-1, Steven Davis, Assist by Lee Hendrie
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Port Vale

ON THIS DAY

David O'Leary makes it two Cup games without humiliation by lower league opposition and progress to the Fourth Round.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Port Vale

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Port Vale

Previous 5 vs. Port Vale: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #28 |
Manager Game | #114 |
Saturday, 28 January 2006

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David O’Leary | 🇮🇪 | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Steve Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 114 | 🟩 | 43 🟨 | 30 🟥 41 | 1.39

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1995-2010
Matches Officiated: 16
🟩 : 6
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 7
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 5 Nov 05, Villa 0-2 Liverpool (h) 🆘
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Port Vale

None

TEAM NEWS

Jlloyd Samuel replaces Gareth Barry.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.48 |

Oldest Player |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 | 30.28 |

Youngest Player |
W James Milner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.08 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sörensen | 🇩🇰 |
LB Aaron Hughes | 🇬🇧 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 | 🔥 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Mark Delaney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gavin McCann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steven Davis | 🇬🇧 | ⚽ |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
W James Milner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Milan Baroš | 🇨🇿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Martin Foyle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Port Vale

GK Mark Goodlad | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Craig James | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB George Pilkington | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Clayton Fortune | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB George Abbey | 🇳🇬 |
CB Mark Innes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Sam Togwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Micky Cummins | 🇮🇪 |
M Tony Dinning | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Michael Husbands | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Leon Constantine | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 F Kevin Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | for CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 | 68’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Clayton Fortune | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Chris Birchall | 🇹🇹 |)
🔁 | CB Mark Innes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | (M Sean Doherty | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | CF Leon Constantine | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Nathan Lowndes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Liam Ridgewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Peter Whittingham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Luke Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jonny Brain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Danny Sonner | 🇬🇧 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/16
Homegrown: 6/16

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 13/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

“It was good to have Kevin Phillips back. He is a really good player and there is no doubt that we have missed him. “It was lovely to have a senior player like him on the bench to be able to call upon instead of having kids. He quickly made his presence known. “He has done well for us this season, somebody I wish I could have signed a couple of years ago, and having him back will give us competition up front. “Milan Baros is a threat and will score you goals. That is the type of striker he is. “Sometimes they might not do much but they are always there in the box. Michael Owen is the same at times but you judge them on their goals. “Anyone with the pace of Milan is a threat. He will always enjoy the way we play and will always get his chances.” David O’Leary.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 28 January 2006

Milan Baros helped secure Aston Villa’s place in the FA Cup fifth round with a brace against Port Vale. Vale had a great chance to take the lead when Leon Constantine broke through on goal but he dragged his second-half shot disappointingly wide. The League One side paid the price as Baros slotted home an angled shot before nodding in at the far post. Nathan Lowndes flicked in a header to give Vale hope but Steven Davis’ late diving header sealed Villa’s win. Villa had had a forgettable first half as they failed to find a cutting edge and the home crowd quickly became restless. They had more of the possession but only had an 18-yard shot from midfielder James Milner, which keeper Mark Goodlad gathered at the second attempt, to show for their early efforts. The visitors were disciplined in defence and almost caught the Premiership side out on the counter-attack when Michael Husbands whipped in a right-wing cross from which Sam Togwell mistimed a six-yard header over to the relief of the home defence. Villa were struggling to make their Premiership status count and their frustration was summed up when Baros spurned a double chance. Firstly, the striker latched on to a diagonal ball by Davis but saw his shot blocked by the alert Goodlad before he turned and blazed over when the ball was played back into the box. Angel headed over as Villa’s struggles continued and there were some boos as they went in at half-time. Milner lashed an angled shot over after the break and Villa’s woes only served to raise Vale’s confidence. And Constantine had a great chance when he had a clear run on goal only to drag his shot wide. The miss proved costly as Villa substitute Kevin Phillips had an instant impact by playing Baros through for the Czech Republic forward to angle a shot into the bottom corner of Goodlad’s goal. Baros was then in the right place at the right time as Olof Mellberg headed on Milner’s corner to the far post and the striker had the simplest of finishes. Lowndes pulled one back for Vale as they set up a tense finish before Davis eased Villa’s nerves with his late goal. *Aston Villa manager David O’Leary:* “It was good to have Kevin Phillips back. He is a really good player and there is no doubt that we have missed him. “It was lovely to have a senior player like him on the bench to be able to call upon instead of having kids. He quickly made his presence known. “He has done well for us this season, somebody I wish I could have signed a couple of years ago, and having him back will give us competition up front. “Milan Baros is a threat and will score you goals. That is the type of striker he is. “Sometimes they might not do much but they are always there in the box. Michael Owen is the same at times but you judge them on their goals. “Anyone with the pace of Milan is a threat. He will always enjoy the way we play and will always get his chances.”

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