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Game #4904

Saturday, 28 October 2006

Attendance: 44,117

Lost

Premier League

7th (-)

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Anfield

Villa lose for the first time in 2006-07, the first time in twelve games and the first time under Martin O'Neill.

Liverpool

3-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Chris Sutton | 56' |

KEY MAN

Milan Baroลก, no connection

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 31โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Dirk Kuyt
๐ŸŸจ | 31โ€™ Booking, Olof Mellberg
๐Ÿฅ… | 38โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool), Peter Crouch
๐Ÿฅ… | 44โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Liverpool), Luis Garcรญa
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 3-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Milan Baroลก, Sub on, David Agathe
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Chris Sutton
โšฝ | 56โ€™ Goal, 1-3, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Chris Sutton
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Isaiah Osbourne, Sub on, Steven Davis
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 3-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa suffer their first reverse of the season, and first under Martin O'Neill, as their 11 game unbeaten run comes to an end.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†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†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2005-06

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2006-07 |
Matchday | #12 |
League Game | #10 |
Manager Game | #12 |
Saturday, 28 October 2006

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 10 Sep 06, Villa 1-1 West Ham (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

None

Steve Bennett

TEAM NEWS

Thomas Sรถrensen replaces Stuart Taylor as Wilfred Bouma comes in for his first start of the season in place of Steven Davis.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.93 |

Oldest Player |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 31.03 |

Youngest Player |
M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.99 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Rafa Benรญtez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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 |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Liverpool

GK Pepe Reina | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB John Arne Riise | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Sami Hyypiรค | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Jamie Carragher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steve Finnan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Xabi Alonso | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Mohamed Sissoko | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Luis Garcรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Peter Crouch (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dirk Kuyt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Didier Agathe | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for CF Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Chris Sutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Robbie Fowler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Luis Garcรญa | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |(W Boudewijn Zenden | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Peter Crouch (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Jermaine Pennant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK David Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Daniel Agger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 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 : 8/16
Homegrown: 5/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

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 : 5/14

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€œThe players are downbeat and so they should be.

โ€œWeโ€™ve been well beaten by a very good side and we have to learn from it. Now we need to go on another unbeaten run.

โ€œBut I have to credit my players for how theyโ€™ve played in these last 10 league games and itโ€™s important we shouldnโ€™t overlook that.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 28 October 2006

*Liverpool produced their best display of the season to hand Aston Villa their first league defeat of the campaign.*

The home side were 3-0 up at half-time, Dirk Kuyt volleying Liverpool in front, before Peter Crouch added the second with another first-time effort.

Steven Gerrard, Kuyt and Crouch then linked to set up Luis Garcia, who slipped the ball under Thomas Sorensen.

Early in the second half Gerrard hit the post before Gabriel Agbonlahorโ€™s incisive finish reduced the deficit.

The frustration for Villa was that until that mini second-half revival they were unable to show the form that had brought them to Anfield unbeaten in their previous nine Premiership games.

But they can have few complaints at the half-time scoreline after failing to establish any sort of connection with their forwards Juan Pablo Angel and former Liverpool striker Milan Baros.

Liverpool proved much more adept at finding their forwards Kuyt and Crouch.

Kuyt had missed an early chance after Garcia had crossed, while Crouch went close with a downward header.
John Arne Riise then tried his luck with a couple of powerful shots.

Liverpool finally found the solution to turning possession into goals on 31 minutes.

Kuytโ€™s goal came from an unusual source - Liverpoolโ€™s central defensive partnership of Jamie Carragher and Sami Hyypia.

Carragherโ€™s flighted pass was headed on by Hyypia to Kuyt, who after controlling the ball on his chest, arrowed a volley past Sorensen.

Steve Finnan picked up the attacking baton from his fellow defenders to help create Liverpoolโ€™s second.
Liverpool had kept possession well before Garcia played the ball out to Finnan, who swung in a cross from the right.

As the ball came into the box Crouch extended his right leg to guide a volley down and past Sorensen.

If Liverpoolโ€™s opening two goals had owed much to the attacking play of their defenders, the home sideโ€™s third saw their forwards combine in a flowing move.

Gerrard, Kuyt and Crouch swiftly exchanged passes on the edge of the Villa box to set up the marauding Garcia, who sidefooted home.

Soon after the break Gerrard came close when he rattled the post after Villa failed to clear the ball.

But Agbonlahorโ€™s goal gave Liverpool a real jolt.

Agbonlahor broke clear of the Liverpool defence to collect a pass from Chris Sutton, who was one of two substitutions made by
Martin Oโ€™Neill at the start of the second half after Villaโ€™s lacklustre performance in the opening period.

Sutton came desperately close to scoring his first goal for Villa when his flicked header was superbly tipped away by Jose Reina.
The former Celtic striker then tried to turn a Steve Davis shot past Reina.

Garcia might have had a second goal after he collected a pass from Gerrard, but the Spaniard put the ball the wrong side of the post.

In stoppage time substitute Robbie Fowler came close to scoring on his 350th appearance for Liverpool.

*Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez:*

โ€œThe first half was as good as anything we have produced this season, apart maybe for the first 30 minutes against Galatasaray.

โ€œWe started with a high tempo and maintained it. And the players were able to give the fans what they wanted.

โ€œThe players were able to enjoy their skills and they came in at half-time knowing they had played well.โ€

*Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œThe players are downbeat and so they should be.

โ€œWeโ€™ve been well beaten by a very good side and we have to learn from it. Now we need to go on another unbeaten run.

โ€œBut I have to credit my players for how theyโ€™ve played in these last 10 league games and itโ€™s important we shouldnโ€™t overlook that.โ€