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Game #4897

Aston Villa

Saturday, 16 September 2006

Drew

5th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 18,620

Watford

Vicarage Road

Villa extend their unbeaten Premier League run at the start of the season under Martin O'Neill to five games but are held once again - this time at Vicarage Road.

Watford

0-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Ben Foster pulls off one of his many saves, this one to deny Stiliyan Petrov, as Watford frustrate Villa at Vicarage Road, Saturday, 16 September 2006.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 16 September 2006

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Watford 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Luke Moore, Sub on, Milan Baroลก
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Steven Davis, Sub on, Craig Gardner
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Watford 0-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it five games unbeaten as future Villa winger Ashley Young comes up close to his future colleagues and boss for the first time.

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

Watford

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

Watford

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2006-07 |
Matchday | #5 |
League Game | #5 |
Manager Game | #5 |
Saturday, 16 September 2006

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Kick off: 5.15pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 5 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 2 ๐ŸŸจ | 3 ๐ŸŸฅ 0 | 1.80

Career Form:

Top 4

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 7 May 06, Villa 2-1 Sunderland (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

Mike Dean

CARDS

Villa

None

Watford

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill named an unchanged line up for the second time in 5 games.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.97 |

Oldest Player |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 30.92 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.94 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Aidy Boothroyd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Watford

GK Ben Foster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Jordan Stewart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Malky Mackay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Lloyd Doyley | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Danny Shittu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Damien Francis | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M Gavin Mahon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Marlon King | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CF Darius Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tommy Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | for F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 85โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Lloyd Doyley | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | (CB Jay DeMerit | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Darius Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Hameur Bouazza | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Tommy Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Tamรกs Priskin | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Patrik Berger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Richard Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Matthew Spring | 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 : 6/11
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 : 9/16
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 : 7/11

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 : 9/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe are probably pleased to have got something out of the game.

โ€œItโ€™s a bit frustrating because on Sunday we were coming away frustrated because we hadnโ€™t won at West Ham.

โ€œBut overall Iโ€™m exceptionally pleased with the team. They put everything into the game. Theyโ€™ve got a bit of determination, a wee bit of skill too.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 16 September 2006

Watford keeper Ben Foster and his Aston Villa counterpart Thomas Sorensen stole the show as their two sides had to settle for a draw at Vicarage Road.

Villa dominated for the first hour but Foster twice denied Stiliyan Petrov and dived full length to keep out a Gabriel Agbonlahor strike.

Watford produced a strong finish but Sorensen saved from Hameur Bouazza before tipping over a Marlon King shot.

Sorensen also somehow kept out a Malky Mackay header as honours finished even.

The verve which has been introduced into Villaโ€™s play since Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s appointment as manager was again evident from the start.

But, against a rugged Watford, they spurned some early chances before becoming increasingly frustrated through Fosterโ€™s exploits as well as the home sideโ€™s use of the offside trap.

Foster was warmed up for a busy first-half when he comfortably held a Steven Davis shot before a crucial save after nine minutes from Petrov.

Petrov had been played through on goal by Agbonlahorโ€™s clever chipped ball from the right wing but the alert Foster quickly came out and blocked the Bulgarianโ€™s half-volley.

Davis almost immediately sent an angled shot just wide of the far post Villaโ€™s mounting pressure almost saw Watford buckle under the strain.

But the home sideโ€™s offside trap clicked into gear with Agbonlahor continually being caught out through a mixture of Watfordโ€™s application as well as the Villa strikerโ€™s own fault.

Agbonlahor did manage to legally race clean through on goal on one occasion but produced a weak shot which was saved.

Petrov was again given a sight of goal after a one-two with Juan Pablo Angel but he was again foiled by Fosterโ€™s speed in coming out to scramble the ball clear.

The second half showed signs of going the same way as the first as Foster dived full length to turn a well-struck left-foot Agbonlahor strike round the post.

Angel sidefooted high as Villa squandered another chance before the Colombian headed wide from six yards.

Villa came close to being made to pay for their missed chances when Bouazza released a 20-yard strike but Sorensen came to their rescue.

Sorensen then tipped over and angled half-volley on the turn from King and produced a superb reaction save to keep out Mackayโ€™s header both teams had to settle for a point apiece.

*Aston Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œWe are probably pleased to have got something out of the game.

โ€œItโ€™s a bit frustrating because on Sunday we were coming away frustrated because we hadnโ€™t won at West Ham.

โ€œBut overall Iโ€™m exceptionally pleased with the team. They put everything into the game. Theyโ€™ve got a bit of determination, a wee bit of skill too.โ€

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