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Game #4916

Aston Villa

Saturday, 30 December 2006

Lost

12th (-2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 26,699

Charlton Athletic

The Valley

Villa lose for a fourth consecutive game with their stand-in 'keeper to end 2006 in a difficult run of form after such a sold start to life under Martin O'Neill.

Charlton Athletic

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Gareth Barry celebrates scoring his sixth penalty of the season but Charlton hit back to inflict a fourth consecutive defeat on Martin O'Neill's Villa, Saturday, 30 December 2006.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 30 December 2006

๐ŸŸจ | 11โ€™ Booking, Olof Mellberg
โšฝ | 39โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gareth Barry (pen)
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Charlton Athletic 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 57โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Charlton Athletic), Darren Bent
๐ŸŸฅ | 61โ€™ Sending off, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Wilfred Bouma
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Stiliyan Petrov, Sub on, Isaiah Osbourne
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+1 Goal, 1-2, (Charlton Athletic), Bryan Hughes
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Charlton Athletic 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa end 2006 with a fourth successive defeat having had to play without a first team 'keeper for the fourth consecutive match, losing Gareth Barry to a red card and conceding an injury time winner. As a result Villa fell to a season low of 12th in the table and the early optimism under Martin O'Neill faced its first rigorous examination.

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

Charlton Athletic

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1946-47

FIXTURE HISTORY

Charlton Athletic

Previous 5 vs. Charlton: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2006-07 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Game | #21 |
Manager Game | #24 |
Saturday, 30 December 2006

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Rob Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Kick off: 12.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 24 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 7 ๐ŸŸจ | 10 ๐ŸŸฅ 7 | 1.29

Career Form:

Mid Table

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Rob Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 18 Mar 06, Villa 1-4 Everton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Rob Styles

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Charlton Athletic

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Emergency 'keeper Gรกbor Kirรกly once again appears in goal as Juan Pablo รngel replaces Milan Baroลก.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.84 |

Oldest Player |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 31.21 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.11 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Alan Pardew | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Gรกbor Kirรกly | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Gary Cahill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

Charlton Athletic

GK Scott Carson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Hermann Hreiรฐarsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Talal El-Karkouri | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Djimi Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Osei Sankofa | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Matt Holland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Radostin Kishishev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Darren Ambrose | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Dennis Rommedahl | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Marcus Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 70โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Radostin Kishishev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (M Bryan Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Dennis Rommedahl | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (W Jerome Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Marcus Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Bobby Olejnik | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Thomas Myhre | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Jonathan Fortune | 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 : 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: 8/16

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 : 7/14

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€œWe had control but then threw it away at the end. Not for the first time recently weโ€™ve gone ahead.

โ€œWe play some nice football but arenโ€™t getting points on the board. We had a great chance to win but didnโ€™t take it.

โ€œMy disappointment is that if you canโ€™t win the game then see it through. We should have been able to do that.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 30 December 2006

*Bryan Hughes came off the bench to head home a dramatic last-minute winner for Charlton against 10-man Aston Villa.*

Gareth Barry put Villa ahead from the spot after he was brought down in the area by Hermann Hreidarsson.

Charlton, who had earlier hit the bar through Darren Ambrose, levelled when Darren Bent met Talal El Karkouriโ€™s long ball with a precise diving header.

Barry saw red after an hour for hauling down Dennis Rommedahl but Villa looked to have held on before Hughes struck.

New Charlton boss Alan Pardew saw this as a must-win game for his relegation-threatened side before kick-off - and in the end his players did not let him down.

Understandably the Addicks had looked short of confidence early on, as did Villa - who have lost their last four games and are without a win in nine matches.

There had been no chances of note at either end until Ambrose picked up the ball outside the box on 18 minutes and curled a sweetly-struck shot against the bar with Villa keeper Gabor Kiraly beaten.

Bent and Ambrose forced further saves from Kiraly but Charlton almost took the lead out of nothing when a mix-up between Scott Carson and Hreidarsson allowed Gabriel Agbonlahor to steal in and head wide.

That was Villaโ€™s first chance of the half - but they were somehow ahead before the break.

Hreidarsson rashly dived in to challenge Barry in the box and although he pleaded his innocence, television replays showed he had clearly caught the Villa midfielder.

Barry stepped up himself to smash the penalty past Carson for his ninth goal of the season - and his fifth from the spot.

Charlton came out after the interval looking full of fight, but initially they lacked the quality to break down Villa.

That all changed when El Karkouriโ€™s long ball eluded Olof Mellberg and Bent ghosted in to head downwards past Kiraly.

Suddenly Pardewโ€™s side had the belief to go with their application and they were given another boost when Barry saw red for a professional foul on Rommedahl as the Danish winger raced clear.

Djimi Traore almost completed the turnaround minutes later - but his header was cleared off the line and Villa were able to compose themselves again at the back, and even threaten themselves late on.

Pardew, who was denied a win in his first game in charge against Fulham by a last-minute goal, must have thought he was out of luck again when Agbonlahor raced clear for Villa - but his shot trickled wide.

And with the 90 minutes almost up, it was the Addicks who struck, Hughes reacting quickly when Hreidarsson nodded the ball back across goal to head home a dramatic winner.

The Addicks still have it all to do if they are to retain their Premiership status - but this win means they still have hope that they can save themselves.

*Aston Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill*

โ€œWe had control but then threw it away at the end. Not for the first time recently weโ€™ve gone ahead.

โ€œWe play some nice football but arenโ€™t getting points on the board. We had a great chance to win but didnโ€™t take it.

โ€œMy disappointment is that if you canโ€™t win the game then see it through. We should have been able to do that.โ€

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