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Game #4920

Aston Villa

Saturday, 20 January 2007

Won

14th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Watford

Attendance: 35,892

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-0

Watford

Assist(s) | Gavin McCann | 90โ€™+2 |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win for the first time in twelve Premier League games and the first time since November as Martin O'Neill's side beat Watford to sit 14th - having been 4th in the table when they last won.

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates his injury time goal that secures Villa's first win in twelve Premier League games under Martin O'Neill, Saturday, 20 January 2007.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 20 January 2007

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Phil Bardsley
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Watford
๐ŸŸจ | 66โ€™ Booking, Steven Davis
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Patrik Berger
๐ŸŸจ | 74โ€™ Booking, Olof Mellberg
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Milan Baroลก, Sub on, Jlloyd Samuel ๐Ÿ”ด
โšฝ | 86โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Gavin Mahon
โšฝ | 90โ€™+2 Goal, 2-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Gavin McCann
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Watford

ON THIS DAY

Villa end a run of 11 games without a win with two late goals to beat Watford. Since the turn of the year, and the return of their first team goalkeepers, Villa have a win, a draw and a loss in the League and as a result climb back up to 14th place. Meanwhile a swathe of changes to the Villa squad are underway with the transfer window now open.

Full back Jlloyd Samuel made his final appearance for Villa aged 25 before moving on to Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer in July 2007. Jlloyd had made his debut aged 18 and between 1998-99 and 2006-07 made 200 appearances scoring 3 goals. Tragically Jlloyd was killed in a car accident aged just 37 in May 2018.

Forward Milan Baroลก made his final appearance for Villa aged 25 before moving on to Olympique Lyonnais in an exchange deal to bring Villa legend John Carew to the club.

Baroลก had joined Villa in August 2005 from Liverpool for a fee of ยฃ7,960,000 making 51 appearances and scoring 13 goals before moving on later this month after just 17 months with the club.

Right back Phil Bardsley made his Villa debut aged 21 after joining on loan from Manchester United for the remainder of the season.

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: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2006-07 |
Matchday | #28 |
League Game | #24 |
Manager Game | #28 |
Saturday, 20 January 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Peter Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northamptonshire, 1998-2012
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 28 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 8 ๐ŸŸจ | 11 ๐ŸŸฅ 9 | 1.25

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northamptonshire, 1998-2012
Matches Officiated: 5
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 25 Nov 06, Villa 1-1 Middlesbrough (h) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Watford

None

TEAM NEWS

Steven Davis, Juan Pablo รngel and Phil Bardsley (debut) replace Isaiah Osbourne, Liam Ridgewell and Aaron Hughes.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.92 |

Oldest Player |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 31.26 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.28 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Gary Cahill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Phil Bardsley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
M Gavin McCann | 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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

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

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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 |
CB Danny Shittu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Adrian Mariappa | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M Damien Francis | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M Gavin Mahon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Hameur Bouazza | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tamรกs Priskin | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tommy Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Will Hoskins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Patrik Berger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” FB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 79โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Hameur Bouazza | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | (LB Chris Powell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Tamรกs Priskin | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ | (CF Darius Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Will Hoskins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Moses Ashikodi | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Richard Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jay DeMerit | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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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 : 6/11
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 : 10/16
Homegrown: 6/16

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 : 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 : 9/16

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:

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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

๐ŸŸข RB Phil Bardsley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด F Milan Baroลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 2005-07 | ๐Ÿ•’ 51 | 40 (11) | โšฝ 13 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 4 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 4 | #781 |
๐Ÿ”ด FB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1998-07 | ๐Ÿ•’ 200 | 168 (32) | โšฝ 3 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 9 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 55 | #740 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œIโ€™m not so sure what I feel. โ€œObviously, Iโ€™m relieved and delighted we won. โ€œI think we deserved to win had a no of clear cut chances in the game. โ€œI thought under pressure we did very well. I thought our approach play was very good we just could not finish anything off.โ€ Martin Oโ€™Neill.

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