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Game #4882

Saturday, 11 March 2006

Attendance: 21,932

Lost

Premier League

14th (-)

Blackburn Rovers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Ewood Park

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.

Blackburn Rovers

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Milan Baroลก, main culprit.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 44โ€™ Booking, Gavin McCann
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 49โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers), Andrew Todd
๐Ÿฅ… | 71โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Blackburn Rovers), Craig Bellamy
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Milan Baroลก, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Kevin Phillips, Sub on, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ•’ | 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: 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

Blackburn Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2001-02

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Dermot Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxfordshire, 1990-2007
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Dermot Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxfordshire, 1990-2007
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 31 Oct 05, Villa 1-3 Manchester City (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

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 | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.73 |

Youngest Player |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.08 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Mark Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ 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 |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Blackburn Rovers

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Michael Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Lucas Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Andy Todd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Ryan Nelsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
RB Steven Reid | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Robbie Savage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Morten Gamst Pedersen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
W David Bentley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Craig Bellamy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Florent Sinama-Pongolle | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 81โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W David Bentley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Brett Emerton | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |)
๐Ÿ” | F Florent Sinama-Pongolle | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Paul Dickov | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Peter Enckelman (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CF Shefki Kuqi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

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
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: 7/16

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 : 5/11

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 : 6/16

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€œTo sum it up Blackburn had two chances and scored while we had about 10 and missed them all.

โ€œOur players are complaining about a handball before their first goal and a handball at the other end.

โ€œBut overall we should have won it by a mile if we had taken our chances.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*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 Villaโ€™s main culprit as he twice failed to convert one-on-oneโ€™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 Mooreโ€™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 Oโ€™Leary:*

โ€œTo sum it up Blackburn had two chances and scored while we had about 10 and missed them all.

โ€œOur players are complaining about a handball before their first goal and a handball at the other end.

โ€œBut overall we should have won it by a mile if we had taken our chances.โ€