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Game #4885

Saturday, 25 March 2006

Attendance: 32,605

Drew

Premier League

16th (-1)

Fulham

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa stop a run of three consecutive defeats to draw with struggling Fulham and make it just eight wins in thirty one Premier League games under David O'Leary.

Aston Villa

0-0

Fulham

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

โ€œWe're not fickle, we just don't like you", rarely can a manager have developed such a visceral hatred as David O'Leary managed at Villa, Saturday, 25 March 2006.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Fulham
๐Ÿ” | 58โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Luke Moore, Sub on, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Fulham

ON THIS DAY

Villa stop a run of three defeats but they now have just eight Premier League wins in the last 36 games under Oโ€™Learyโ€™s leadership as the barely hidden contempt within which the manager is held by a large swathe of the support breaks out into the open.

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

Fulham

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Fulham: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Game | #31 |
Manager Game | #124 |
Saturday, 25 March 2006

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Lee Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton, 2006-2021
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lee Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bolton, 2006-2021
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 4 Feb 06, Villa 4-0 Middlesbrough (a)
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Fulham

None

TEAM NEWS

Kevin Phillips, Lee Hendrie (first start in 7) and Ulises de la Cruz (first start in 29) replace Olof Mellberg, Craig Gardner and Gabriel Agbonlahor.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.69 |

Oldest Player |
F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.77 |

Youngest Player |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.12 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

MANAGER

Chris Coleman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ 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 |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
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 |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Fulham

GK Mark Crossley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Ian Pearce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Moritz Volz | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Liam Rosenior | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steed Malbranque | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Mark Pembridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Michael Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Luรญs Boa Morte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Collins John | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Brian McBride | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Collins John | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (CF Tomasz Radzinski | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gary Cahill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Tony Warner | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Alain Goma | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Philippe Christanval | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Niclas Jensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

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: 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 : 12/16
Homegrown: 8/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

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 : 6/12

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€œIโ€™ve been told about the banners. That comes with football now. It can happen to any of us at any time.

โ€œThere were 32,000 people in the ground and the vast majority of them, like myself, want to take Villa forward.

โ€œWe canโ€™t complain about the fans today. If there are one or two banners out of 32,000 people, then I am big enough to take that on the chin.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 25 March 2006

Aston Villa and Fulham remain bogged down in the lower reaches of the Premiership table after playing out a drab and uneventful draw.

Lee Hendrie had Villaโ€™s best chance in the first half, sending a right-foot volley narrowly over the top.

For Fulham, Steed Malbranque volleyed just wide when well-placed in the opening seconds of the second half.

Malbranque saw another shot gathered at the second attempt by Thomas Sorensen, but neither side looked like scoring.

The point will probably please Fulham more than Villa, although they are still seeking their first away league win this season.

The tone of the game was set early on with both sides struggling to create an opening.

It was not until the 22nd minute that either side seriously threatened, Hendrieโ€™s controlled volley flying inches over Mark Crossleyโ€™s bar with the keeper seemingly beaten.

Villa had the better of the first half and should have taken the lead just before the half-hour mark during a frenzied goalmouth scramble.

Gavin McCann managed to fire in a low effort despite almost standing on the ball - only to see Zat Knight block on the line.

Gareth Barry then tried his luck as the loose ball came to him, only for Volz to block.

The visitors offered little in the opening period, although Steed Malbranque will be disappointed not to have made more of a half-chance during a rare breakaway, the strikerโ€™s shot being comfortably saved by Sorensen.

Within seconds of the restart, Malbranque had another chance, but his agonised expression as he volleyed wide despite having plenty of time to steady himself inside the area told its own story.

At the other end Steven Davis diverted Wilfred Boumaโ€™s cross goalwards at the near post, but Crossley was alert to the danger.

Malbranqueโ€™s low volley was gathered by Thomas Sorensen at the second attempt as Fulham began to impose themselves on the game.

Fulham looked stronger towards the end, but in truth their play lacked the passion and guile they displayed when beating Chelsea last weekend.

*Aston Villa boss David Oโ€™Leary on fan banners at the ground calling for him to quit:*

โ€œIโ€™ve been told about the banners. That comes with football now. It can happen to any of us at any time.

โ€œThere were 32,000 people in the ground and the vast majority of them, like myself, want to take Villa forward.

โ€œWe canโ€™t complain about the fans today. If there are one or two banners out of 32,000 people, then I am big enough to take that on the chin.โ€