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Game #4900

Aston Villa

Saturday, 30 September 2006

Drew

6th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 41,951

Chelsea

Stamford Bridge

Villa's unbeaten run is extended to eight in all competitions as they hold Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to continue a fine start to life under Martin O'Neill.

Chelsea

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Liam Ridgewell | 45โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates his equaliser to earn Villa a draw at Chelsea and extend the unbeaten run under Martin O'Neill to seven Premier League games, Saturday, 30 September 2006.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 30 September 2006

๐Ÿฅ… | 3โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Didier Drogba
๐Ÿ” | 40โ€™ Sub off, Luke Moore, Sub on, Milan Baroลก
โšฝ | 45โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Liam Ridgewell
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 53โ€™ Booking, Gavin McCann
๐ŸŸจ | 83โ€™ Booking, Olof Mellberg
๐Ÿ” | 84โ€™ Sub off, Steven Davis, Sub on, Martin Laursen
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa recover from an early goal to draw with unbeaten Chelsea and themselves go 8 games unbeaten for the first time since May 2004.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

Chelsea

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2005-06

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2006-07 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #8 |
Saturday, 30 September 2006

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 8 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 4 ๐ŸŸจ | 4 ๐ŸŸฅ 0 | 2.00

Career Form:

Top 4

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 19 Aug 06, Villa 1-1 Arsenal (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Cards:

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

None

Graham Poll

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill named an unchanged line up for the second successive game - the first time Villa have fielded the same team in three consecutive fixtures since March 2004.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.76 |

Oldest Player |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 30.96 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.98 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Josรฉ Mourinho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 | โšฝ |

Chelsea

GK Petr ฤŒech | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
LB Ashley Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ricardo Carvalho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Claude Makรฉlรฉlรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Michael Essien | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
M Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Geremi | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Arjen Robben | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Andriy Shevchenko | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CF Didier Drogba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | (โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | for CF Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 40โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | for M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 84โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Geremi | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | (W Salomon Kalou | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Arjen Robben | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (W Shaun Wright-Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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 Carlo Cudicini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Khalid Boulahrouz | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M John Obi Mikel | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

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
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: 6/16

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 : 3/11

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 : 4/16

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:

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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€œI enjoyed it. We got off to a very poor start and looked more than a bit apprehensive.

โ€œBut we got more positive and deserved to be level at half-time. We came under severe pressure in the second half, but we were a threat to them.

โ€œThereโ€™s a bit more confidence in the side now and on another day we could have caved in. We showed resilience.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 30 September 2006

*Gabriel Agbonlahorโ€™s equaliser ensured Aston Villa ended Chelseaโ€™s 100% home record this season and kept up their own unbeaten Premiership start.*

The hosts scored after less than three minutes when Didier Drogba bundled home his eighth goal of the season.

But 19-year-old Agbonlahor got a deserved equaliser for Villa just before half-time, nodding in Liam Ridgewellโ€™s astute header.
Salomon Kalou could have won it for Chelsea at the death but headed wide.

It was a frustrating afternoon for the champions, for whom Andriy Shevchenko is still without a goal since the second game of the season.

However, the Bluesโ€™ increasingly desperate attempts to find a winner coupled with Villaโ€™s impressive performance made for a pulsating encounter at Stamford Bridge.

Martin Oโ€™Neill had promised his side would not be intimidated by the champions but keeper Thomas Sorensen looked to have forgotten that message when he was easily beaten to Arjen Robbenโ€™s free-kick by John Terry.

The England captain nodded the ball down to Drogbaโ€™s feet, who bundled home his 13th goal in 16 games.

The lead secured after just two minutes and 41 seconds, Chelsea continued to pressure the visitors.

Frank Lampard was denied by a magnificent save from Sorensen and suddenly, Villaโ€™s record of not having won away in the league since February seemed more telling than their unbeaten start to the season.

But Oโ€™Neillโ€™s assertion that they would have chances to score at Stamford Bridge proved spot on.

Stilian Petrov had a decent shot saved by Petr Cech and Juan Pablo Angel should have done better than blaze over from a corner.

As the clock hit 44 minutes, Chelsea, who had not conceded a goal in the first-half all season, might have been confident of taking a lead in at half-time.

However, their defence was caught out by some quick thinking, first from Steve Davis, who floated a perfect ball to an unmarked Ridgewell at the far post after a corner had been cleared.

Ridgewell unselfishly directed his header across goal where Agbonlahor nodded home.

The goal instilled new-found belief into Villa and they might have sneaked a lead before half-time when substitute Milan Baros skipped through Chelseaโ€™s shellshocked defence but scuffed his shot.

The pattern continued after the break, Agbonlahor frequently threatening the home defence with his electric pace.
Jose Mourinho responded with a double change and it nearly came off.

Shaun Wright-Phillips had already hit the bar when Kalouโ€™s shot was deflected to the England winger with the keeper stranded - but he could not get the shot on target.

And after Shevchenko had seen a wonderful curling shot saved by Sorensen, Kalou leapt for a header at the death but somehow planted it wide.

*Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho:*

โ€œThe result is not fair. One team tried to win, the other tried to get a draw.

โ€œI think it was our best game of the season. We produced incredible football and I think 10 great chances.

โ€œI wouldnโ€™t have been surprised if they had scored a winner at the end. It just wasnโ€™t our day.โ€

*Aston Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œI enjoyed it. We got off to a very poor start and looked more than a bit apprehensive.

โ€œBut we got more positive and deserved to be level at half-time. We came under severe pressure in the second half, but we were a threat to them.

โ€œThereโ€™s a bit more confidence in the side now and on another day we could have caved in. We showed resilience.โ€