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Game #4882

Aston Villa

Lost

14th (-)

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟥

Saturday, 11 March 2006

Premier League

Blackburn Rovers

Ewood Park

Attendance: 21,932

Blackburn Rovers

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose for the second time in four to leave David O'Leary with just eight wins in twenty nine Premier League games with their FA Cup replay against Manchester City up next.

KEY MAN

Milan Baroš, main culprit.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 11 March 2006

🟨 | 44’ Booking, Gavin McCann
🕒 | HT Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 49’ Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers), Andrew Todd
🥅 | 71’ Goal, 0-2, (Blackburn Rovers), Craig Bellamy
🔁 | 81’ Sub off, Milan Baroš, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Kevin Phillips, Sub on, Juan Pablo Ángel
🕒 | FT Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose for the second time in four Premier League matches to leave Villa with just eight wins in the last 34 games as they remain 14th in the table. Villa are however 10 points clear of the relegation places.

Aston Villa

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

Blackburn Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 2001-02

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Blackburn: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #35 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #121 |
Saturday, 11 March 2006

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David O’Leary | 🇮🇪 | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Dermot Gallagher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Oxfordshire, 1990-2007
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 121 | 🟩 | 45 🟨 | 33 🟥 43 | 1.39

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Dermot Gallagher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Oxfordshire, 1990-2007
Matches Officiated: 21
🟩 : 10
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 8
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 31 Oct 05, Villa 1-3 Manchester City (a)
Cards: 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Blackburn Rovers

None

TEAM NEWS

Olof Mellberg and Luke Moore replace James Milner and Jlloyd Samuel.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.97 |

Oldest Player |
F Kevin Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 32.73 |

Youngest Player |
F Luke Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.08 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sörensen | 🇩🇰 |
LB Aaron Hughes | 🇬🇧 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
CB Liam Ridgewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Wilfred Bouma | 🇳🇱 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steven Davis | 🇬🇧 |
M Gavin McCann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CF Kevin Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Milan Baroš | 🇨🇿 | 🔁 |
CF Luke Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Mark Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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Blackburn Rovers

GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 |
LB Michael Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Lucas Neill | 🇦🇺 |
CB Andy Todd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CB Ryan Nelsen | 🇳🇿 |
RB Steven Reid | 🇮🇪 |
M Robbie Savage | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Morten Gamst Pedersen | 🇳🇴 |
W David Bentley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Craig Bellamy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Florent Sinama-Pongolle | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Milan Baroš | 🇨🇿 | 81’ |
🔁 CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 | for CF Kevin Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 82’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W David Bentley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (W Brett Emerton | 🇦🇺 |)
🔁 | F Florent Sinama-Pongolle | 🇫🇷 | (CF Paul Dickov | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Peter Whittingham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Peter Enckelman (ex) | 🇫🇮 |
CF Shefki Kuqi | 🇫🇮 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 4/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/16
Homegrown: 7/16

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11

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

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

“To sum it up Blackburn had two chances and scored while we had about 10 and missed them all. “Our players are complaining about a handball before their first goal and a handball at the other end. “But overall we should have won it by a mile if we had taken our chances.” David O’Leary.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 11 March 2006

Blackburn moved up to fifth place in the Premiership after beating Aston Villa at Ewood Park. Villa had some gilt-edged chances but went behind when Andy Todd pounced to poke in a shot after keeper Thomas Sorensen failed to gather a corner. Milan Baros was Villa’s main culprit as he twice failed to convert one-on-one’s with Rovers keeper Brad Friedel. Blackburn added a second firmly against the run of play when a Sorensen mistake let Craig Bellamy sidefoot home. The match had got off to a promising start with both sides going close to taking the lead in the opening minutes. A misunderstanding in the Blackburn defence allowed Gareth Barry through on goal but he was sent wide by on-rushing Friedel before shooting wide of the near post from a tight angle. Bellamy was narrowly beaten to a low Florent Sinama-Pongolle cross by Sorensen but it was the visitors who posed the greater early threat. Villa overwhelmed a lethargic home side and gave their opponents little respite as they created a flurry of chances. The influential Kevin Phillips looked certain to give the visitors the lead only for a last-ditch Ryan Nelsen tackle to stop him tapping in Luke Moore’s pull-back. Almost immediately, Baros had only Friedel to beat but shot too tamely and too close to the Rovers keeper, who saved low to his right. The overworked Friedel then saved an Olof Mellberg header before Rovers were given a chance to catch their breath. Villa were then made to pay for their missed chances shortly after the break when Todd scored after Villa failed to clear a corner. Sorensen was angry Steven Reid had not been penalised for handball in the build-up to the goal before Todd was given the benefit of the doubt at the other end when a Barry shot struck his arm. Villa breathed a sigh of relief when Nelsen had a header cleared off the line by Moore but emotions quickly turned to disbelief at Baros missing two glorious openings. Baros again failed to convert a one-on-one with Friedel as well as heading high. Villa had produced an impressive performance but went two behind when Sorensen spilled the ball after sliding out to gather and Bellamy sidefooted home. *Aston Villa manager David O’Leary:* “To sum it up Blackburn had two chances and scored while we had about 10 and missed them all. “Our players are complaining about a handball before their first goal and a handball at the other end. “But overall we should have won it by a mile if we had taken our chances.”

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