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Game #4881

Saturday, 4 March 2006

Attendance: 30,194

Won

Premier League

14th (+1)

Portsmouth

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa win for the first time in four games to make it eight wins in twenty eight Premier League matches under David O'Leary this season.

Aston Villa

1-0

Portsmouth

Assist(s) | James Milner | 35โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Milan Baroลก scores to earn Villa victory against Portsmouth and make it eight wins in twenty eight Premier League games under David O'Leary, Saturday, 4 March 2006.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ” | 23โ€™ Sub off, Jlloyd Samuel, Sub on, Ulises de la Cruz
โšฝ | 35โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Milan Baroลก, Assist by James Milner
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Portsmouth
๐Ÿ” | 59โ€™ Sub off, Milan Baroลก, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+3 Booking, Liam Ridgewell
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Portsmouth

ON THIS DAY

Villa win for the eighth time in 33 Premier League games as Villa climb to 14th in the table.

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

Portsmouth

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1949-50

FIXTURE HISTORY

Portsmouth

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #34 |
League Game | #28 |
Manager Game | #120 |
Saturday, 4 March 2006

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: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 17 Dec 05, Villa 0-2 United (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Portsmouth

๐ŸŸจ

Mike Dean

TEAM NEWS

Kevin Phillips and Wilfred Bouma (first start in 12 games) replace Juan Pablo รngel and Olof Mellberg.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.63 |

Oldest Player |
F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.71 |

Youngest Player |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.18 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Harry Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Portsmouth

GK Dean Kiely | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Linvoy Primus | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Andrew Oโ€™Brien | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Andy Griffin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Matthew Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Wayne Routledge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Oโ€™Neil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Sean Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Pedro Mendes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Svetoslav Todorov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Lomana LuaLua | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | for RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 23โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 59โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Andy Griffin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Brian Priske | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Sean Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Ognjen Koroman | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Svetoslav Todorov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (CB Azar KaradaลŸ | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Andrea Guatelli | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
W Franck Songo'o | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

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 : 8/11
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

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

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 : 7/16

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€œIt was important to pick up three points at home, because our home form this season could be better.

โ€œI think we could have had three or four goals today.

โ€œNormally the safety target is 38 to 40 points but weโ€™re looking up. We want to catch the teams above us so itโ€™s vital we continue to pick up points.โ€

Roy Aitken.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 4 March 2006

Milan Barosโ€™ first-half goal for Aston Villa condemned hapless Portsmouth to a ninth straight away defeat.

Pompey boss Harry Redknapp watched in horror as his defence failed to mark Baros from a James Milner free-kick and the striker headed home on 36 minutes.

Lomana LuaLua was Pompeyโ€™s only threat in attack and he set up Gary Oโ€™Neil for a strike which was well saved by Thomas Sorensen shortly after the break.

But Villa deservedly held on, leaving Pompey still eight points from safety.

With Aston Villaโ€™s injury-hit defence and Portsmouthโ€™s woeful away record, the game always promised to be open and so it proved in the first half.

David Oโ€™Learyโ€™s defensive woes were evident in his team selection, the Villa boss springing a surprise by rushing Wilfred Bouma back into the side after three months out with a knee injury.

However, the hosts, and in particular Kevin Phillips, were sharp in attack and it was Phillips who had the gameโ€™s first clear chance.

The striker, restored to the starting line-up at the expense of Juan Pablo Angel, was sent clear by Steven Davisโ€™ superb through-ball but Dean Kiely was quick to see the danger and blocked the shot.

Gary Oโ€™Neil twice came close to breaching Villaโ€™s shaky defence and matters took a turn for the worse when Jlloyd Samuel limped off to be replaced at right-back by Ecuadorian midfielder Ulises de la Cruz.

LuaLua took advantage of the uncertainty, holding off three defenders to set up Oโ€™Neil, whose shot was pushed past the post by Sorensen.

From the resulting corner, Villa broke to devastating effect and though Phillipsโ€™ clever lob was narrowly wide, the hosts were ahead a minute later through Baros.

Redknapp resisted the temptation to make any half-time changes and he had barely reached the dug-out when his side put together their best move of the match.

Oโ€™Neil exchanged passes with LuaLua but Sorensen collected the eventual shot.

The sweeping attack failed to be a sign of things to come for Portsmouth and the second half was desperately short on quality.

LuaLua continued to work tirelessly up front, but his team-mates failed to match him for effort or quality.

Oโ€™Neil summed up Portsmouthโ€™s unhappy day by sending an attempted volley on goal behind him and almost out of play on the sideline.

Villa should have wrapped up victory through Phillips at the death before Portsmouth laid seige on the hostsโ€™ goal.

But Oโ€™Learyโ€™s side held on for the three points which eases their own relegation worries but only adds to Pompeyโ€™s.

*Aston Villa assistant boss Roy Aitken:*

โ€œIt was important to pick up three points at home, because our home form this season could be better.

โ€œI think we could have had three or four goals today.

โ€œNormally the safety target is 38 to 40 points but weโ€™re looking up. We want to catch the teams above us so itโ€™s vital we continue to pick up points.โ€