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Game #4925

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Attendance: 39,968

Lost

Premier League

13th (-)

Arsenal

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa suffer another narrow defeat to leave them winless in three Premier League games under Martin O'Neill to leave them with two wins, two draws and four league defeats in 2007.

Aston Villa

0-1

Arsenal

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

John Carew, cynically scythed down

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 9โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Abou Diaby
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Arsenal
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Gavin McCann, Sub on, Patrik Berger
๐ŸŸจ | 83โ€™ Booking, Gary Cahill
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Arsenal

ON THIS DAY

Villa are unlucky to lose but the form continues to be most inconsistent with a run of WLWLDL over the last six games to leave Villa lying 13th.

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

Arsenal

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2004-05

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2006-07 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #33 |
Wednesday, 14 March 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 7 Jan 07, Villa 1-2 United (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Arsenal

๐ŸŸจ

Martin Atkinson

TEAM NEWS

Gabriel Agbonlahor and Gary Cahill replace Shaun Maloney and Martin Laursen.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.87 |

Oldest Player |
GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 30.69 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.43 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Arsรจne Wenger | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Phil Bardsley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Gary Cahill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Arsenal

GK Lens Lehmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB William Gallas | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Johan Djourou |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Justin Hoyte | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alou Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Cesc Fร bregas | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Freddie Ljungberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Denilson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Gilberto Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Jรบlio Baptista | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jรฉrรฉmie Aliadiรฉre | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Patrik Berger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | for Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Alou Diaby | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Tomas Rosickรฝ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Jรบlio Baptista | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Matthieu Flamini | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Jรฉrรฉmie Aliadiรฉre | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CB Philippe Senderos |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mart Poom | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Theo Walcott | 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: 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 : 10/16
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 : 1/11

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 : 2/16

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€œI thought we put an awful lot into the game. In the second half we were excellent.

โ€œOverall, Iโ€™m pleased with how we performed but we did not have an ounce of luck.

โ€œIt could have been a sending off when Johan Djourou fouled John Carew. Beside the fact there was a bit of cover it looked like John was about to shoot.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 14 March 2007

*Arsenal overtook Liverpool and moved up into third place in the Premiership after edging a win at Aston Villa.*

The visitors went ahead through Abou Diaby but he knew little about diverting home Julio Baptistaโ€™s shot.

Jeremie Aliadiere missed several Arsenal openings while Villaโ€™s Ashley Young sidefooted straight at keeper Jens Lehmann in his sideโ€™s best chance.

Freddie Ljungberg hacked the ball off the goal-line as Diaby almost scored an own goal as the visitors clung on.

Arsenal went into the game with little to smile about after losing the Carling Cup final and exiting the FA Cup and Champions League on their way to another trophy-less season.

But fortune smiled on them at Villa Park after 10 minutes when a Baptista shot going comfortably wide was diverted in by Diaby.

Aliadiere has struggled to earn a regular first-team place for the Gunners and showed why as he wasted two promising chances in quick succession.

He was played through on goal by Freddie Ljungberg but the finish did not match the pass as his effort was blocked by keeper Thomas Sorensen.

The striker was found with another pass as he made a diagonal run on goal only to delay his shot and be dispossessed.

Villa striker John Carew could have made Arsenal pay as he looked set for a clear strike on goal but was cynically brought down by Johan Djourou just outside the area.

The home side started to pile on the pressure and should have been level when a Wilfred Bouma pass scythed through the Arsenal defence and found Gareth Barry.

He pulled the ball back for Ashley Young and his effort was saved by Lehmann before Gabriel Agbonlahorโ€™s follow-up strike was blocked in a frantic goalmouth.

An unmarked Aliadiere wasted another chance as he sent a six-yard header into ground and over minutes ahead of the interval.

Villa were dominant after the break and the crowd raised the noise level as they backed the effort of their players.

The combination nearly paid off when Diaby almost put a Villa corner into his own net only for Ljungberg to clear off the line.

Villa threw all they had at Arsenal but the visitors dug deep to hold on and continually repel their hosts through a mixture of determined and desperate defending.

*Aston Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œI thought we put an awful lot into the game. In the second half we were excellent.

โ€œOverall, Iโ€™m pleased with how we performed but we did not have an ounce of luck.

โ€œIt could have been a sending off when Johan Djourou fouled John Carew. Beside the fact there was a bit of cover it looked like John was about to shoot.โ€