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Game #4887

Sunday, 9 April 2006

Attendance: 33,303

Drew

Premier League

15th (+1)

West Bromwich Albion

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

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.

Aston Villa

0-0

West Brom

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Gary Cahill, debut goalline clearances.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 30โ€™ Booking, Gary Cahill
๐Ÿ” | 34โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Craig Gardner
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Kevin Phillips, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐Ÿ•’ | 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: 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

West Bromwich Albion

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1967-68

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Bromwich Albion

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Kick off: 12.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 22 Jan 05, Villa 1-3 United (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

West Bromwich Albion

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Mark Halsey

TEAM NEWS

Milan Baroลก, 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 | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.81 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.50 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Bryan Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Gary Cahill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
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 Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

West Bromwich Albion

GK Tomasz Kuszczak | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Paul Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Neil Clement | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steve Watson (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Quashie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Jonathan Greening | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Zoltรกn Gera | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Ronnie Wallwork | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Rob Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Diomansy Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Kevin Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Ronnie Wallwork | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Junichi Inamoto | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต |)
๐Ÿ” | W Diomansy Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (CF Nwankwo Kanu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Kevin Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Stuart Nicholson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CB Martin Albrechtsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Darren Carter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

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

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 : 10/16

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€œI think a draw was a fair result from a typical derby.

โ€œWe 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.

โ€œBut we had quite a few young kids playing out there today and I think the fans really stuck with them.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*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 Phillipsโ€™ 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 Geraโ€™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.

Albionโ€™s desire could not be faulted as they started the second half in positive fashion but Kamaraโ€™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.

Albionโ€™s defence had coped comfortably with Villaโ€™s lightweight attack, their only moments of discomfort provided by Kuszczakโ€™s poor kicking.

They continued to squander chances at the other end, with Greening heading tamely back across the face of goal after Geraโ€™s cross found him unmarked at the far post.

Referee Mark Halsey waved away two Baggiesโ€™ penalty appeals and as Albion searched for a winner, Sorensenโ€™s failure to gather Geraโ€™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 Sorensenโ€™s save from Geraโ€™s header produced an amazing scramble in the Villa box.

*Aston Villa boss David Oโ€™Leary:*

โ€œI think a draw was a fair result from a typical derby.

โ€œWe 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.

โ€œBut we had quite a few young kids playing out there today and I think the fans really stuck with them.โ€