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Game #4887

Aston Villa

Drew

15th (+1)

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟨

Sunday, 9 April 2006

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion

Villa Park

Attendance: 33,303

Aston Villa

0-0

West Brom

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa are held to a goalless draw by Albion to make it just eight wins in thirty three Premier League games under David O'Leary.

KEY MAN

Gary Cahill, debut goalline clearances.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 9 April 2006

🟨 | 30’ Booking, Gary Cahill
🔁 | 34’ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Craig Gardner
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
🔁 | 74’ Sub off, Kevin Phillips, Sub on, Luke Moore
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-0 West Bromwich Albion

ON THIS DAY

Villa had failed to score in their last three matches and had now won just eight of 38 games under David O'Leary. Yet again O'Leary referred to his mythical "kids" counting them in his mind as "quite a few" having fielded one 19 year old, one 20 year old, and two 21 year olds with the latter two having played over 100 games between them. Nothing stacked up anymore.

Aston Villa

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

West Bromwich Albion

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1967-68

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Bromwich Albion

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Game | #33 |
Manager Game | #126 |
Sunday, 9 April 2006

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David O’Leary | 🇮🇪 | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Mark Halsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Kick off: 12.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 126 | 🟩 | 45 🟨 | 35 🟥 46 | 1.35

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Matches Officiated: 20
🟩 : 6
🟨 : 7
🟥 : 7
🆘 : 4
Previous 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 22 Jan 05, Villa 1-3 United (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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West Bromwich Albion

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TEAM NEWS

Milan Baroš, Gary Cahill and Gabriel Agbonlahor replace Luke Moore, Ulises de la Cruz and Gareth Barry.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.57 |

Oldest Player |
F Kevin Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 32.81 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.50 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | 🇮🇪 |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sörensen | 🇩🇰 |
LB Aaron Hughes | 🇬🇧 |
CB Gary Cahill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Liam Ridgewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Wilfred Bouma | 🇳🇱 |
M Steven Davis | 🇬🇧 |
M Gavin McCann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
F Kevin Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
F Milan Baroš | 🇨🇿 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Bryan Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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West Bromwich Albion

GK Tomasz Kuszczak | 🇵🇱 |
LB Paul Robinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Neil Clement | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Steve Watson (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Nigel Quashie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Jonathan Greening | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Zoltán Gera | 🇭🇺 |
M Ronnie Wallwork | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Rob Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Diomansy Kamara | 🇸🇳 | 🔁 |
CF Kevin Campbell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 34’ |
🔁 F Luke Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for F Kevin Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 74’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Ronnie Wallwork | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Junichi Inamoto | 🇯🇵 |)
🔁 | W Diomansy Kamara | 🇸🇳 | (CF Nwankwo Kanu | 🇳🇬 |)
🔁 | CF Kevin Campbell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Stuart Nicholson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | 🇪🇨 |
W Peter Whittingham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Martin Albrechtsen | 🇩🇰 |
M Darren Carter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11
Homegrown: 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/16
Homegrown: 8/16

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/16

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

“I think a draw was a fair result from a typical derby. “We should have gone in a couple of goals up at half time, while in the second half there a couple of scrambles in our box. “But we had quite a few young kids playing out there today and I think the fans really stuck with them.” David O’Leary.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 9 April 2006

West Bromwich Albion saw two points slip away through poor finishing in a frantic derby at Aston Villa. Albion were the better team throughout but failed to take any of the numerous chances they created. Villa debutant Gary Cahill twice cleared off the line, while Jonathan Greening missed the target with an unmarked header from eight yards out. Albion keeper Tomasz Kuszczak was only extended in the first half, making a fine double save from Kevin Phillips. With so much at stake, it was no surprise that the opening stages were taut and tense, with the tackles flying in. Albion carved out the first opening when Diomansy Kamara nutmegged Liam Ridgewell and pulled the ball across the six-yard box where Zoltan Gera was slow to react and the chance went begging. Kamara was then on the end of of cross as Albion took the game to Villa but the Senegal striker failed to attack the ball and ballooned a weak, unconvincing header over from six yards. Tomasz Kuszczak had been a spectator but the Baggies goalkeeper kept his side alive with a fine double save from Kevin Phillips, first finger-tipping his looping header on to the bar and as the ball came back into play the Polish stopper blocked Phillips’ follow-up shot. Nigel Quashie and Ronnie Wallwork began to win the war in midfield and Quashie spread the play to Kamara who set up Jonathan Greening to cross but Campbell lacked conviction with his attempt to make contact. It needed a stunning save from Villa keeper Thomas Sorensen, though to deny Baggies the lead, the Dane arching upwards to tip the ball over after Kamara got his head to Gera’s thumping volley. Kuszczak then had to react sharply to save from Phillips who might have done better with his first-time shot from eight yards out. Ronnie Wallwork hauled back Baros as he broke to earn the Albion midfielder his 10th yellow card of the season, ruling him out of the games against Bolton and Newcastle. Albion’s desire could not be faulted as they started the second half in positive fashion but Kamara’s weak shot from 12 yards enabled Sorensen to plunge and save low down to his right. It was Albion who continued to ask the questions and Greening was given the opportunity to whip in a free-kick which Sorensen clawed away at the second attempt. Albion’s defence had coped comfortably with Villa’s lightweight attack, their only moments of discomfort provided by Kuszczak’s poor kicking. They continued to squander chances at the other end, with Greening heading tamely back across the face of goal after Gera’s cross found him unmarked at the far post. Referee Mark Halsey waved away two Baggies’ penalty appeals and as Albion searched for a winner, Sorensen’s failure to gather Gera’s cross produced a desperate scramble which saw Quashie and Wallwork have shots scraped off the line. Kevin Campbell then saw his header smuggled off the line by Cahill as Sorensen’s save from Gera’s header produced an amazing scramble in the Villa box. *Aston Villa boss David O’Leary:* “I think a draw was a fair result from a typical derby. “We should have gone in a couple of goals up at half time, while in the second half there a couple of scrambles in our box. “But we had quite a few young kids playing out there today and I think the fans really stuck with them.”

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