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Game #4889

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 18 April 2006

Lost

15th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Wigan Athletic

Attendance: 17,330

JJB Stadium

Wigan Athletic

3-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 53โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose at high-flying Wigan to leave them with five defeats in their last eight games and just nine wins in thirty five games under David O'Leary.

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo รngel, equaliser

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 18 April 2006

๐Ÿฅ… | 25โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Wigan Athletic), Jimmy Bullard
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Wigan Athletic 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Craig Gardner, Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐ŸŸจ | 49โ€™ Booking, Gareth Barry
โšฝ | 53โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿฅ… | 56โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Wigan Athletic), Henri Camara
๐Ÿฅ… | 60โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Wigan Athletic), Henri Camara
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Aaron Hughes, Sub on, Ulises de la Cruz ๐Ÿ”ด
โšฝ | 67โ€™ Goal, 2-3, Liam Ridgewell, Assist by Gareth Barry
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+4 Booking, James Milner
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Wigan Athletic 3-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa return to losing ways and David O'Leary had now overseen 17 losses in the last 40 games, winning just 9.

With a record like that, unsurprisingly, O'Leary swerved the post match interview once again only for his assistant Roy Aitken to take on the mantle of preposterous comment by claiming: โ€œWe needed more quality this season. The quality has been short in vital areas - at both ends of the pitch.โ€

Now if only we knew who had been in charge of the club for the last three years.

Meanwhile Right back Ulises de la Cruz made his final appearance for Villa as a substitute aged 31 before moving on to Reading on a free transfer in July 2006. In total de la Cruz made 99 appearances and scored twice between 2002-03 and 2005-06.

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

Wigan Athletic

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

Wigan Athletic

Previous 5 vs. Wigan: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2005-06 |
Matchday | #42 |
League Game | #35 |
Manager Game | #128 |
Tuesday, 18 April 2006

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Peter Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northamptonshire, 1998-2012
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 2-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 128 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 46 ๐ŸŸจ | 35 ๐ŸŸฅ 47 | 1.35

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northamptonshire, 1998-2012
Matches Officiated: 3
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 26 Dec 04, Villa 0-1 Chelsea (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Wigan Athletic

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Juan Pablo รngel and Craig Gardner replace Kevin Phillips and Steven Davis.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.69 |

Oldest Player |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 30.50 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.41 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Gary Cahill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Paul Jewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Wigan Athletic

GK John Filan | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Leighton Baines | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Pascal Chimbonda | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Stรฉphane Henchoz |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Reto Ziegler |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ๐Ÿ” |
M Paul Scharner | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Damien Francis | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jimmy Bullard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Gary Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Henri Camara | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Jason Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 66โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Reto Ziegler |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| (CB Lee McCulloch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Damien Francis | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | (M Graham Kavanagh | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
F Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mike Pollitt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andreas Johansson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Ryan Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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: 6/11

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

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 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 : 7/16

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 Halfโ€จ

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:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 2002-06 | ๐Ÿ•’ 99 | 84 (15) | โšฝ 2 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 7 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 27 | #762 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWhen we got back to 1-1 we lost two quick goals that should have been prevented, but our effort and commitment was not in doubt. โ€œIt sums up our season. With the chances we created we should be scoring more than two goals. โ€œWe needed more quality this season. The quality has been short in vital areas - at both ends of the pitch.โ€ Roy Aitken.

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