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Game #4925

Aston Villa

Lost

13th (-)

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥

Premier League

Arsenal

Villa Park

Attendance: 39,968

Aston Villa

0-1

Arsenal

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

KEY MAN

John Carew, cynically scythed down

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 14 March 2007

🥅 | 9’ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Abou Diaby
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Arsenal
🔁 | 74’ Sub off, Gavin McCann, Sub on, Patrik Berger
🟨 | 83’ Booking, Gary Cahill
🕒 | 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: 🏆
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Arsenal

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 2004-05

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Martin Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 33 | 🟩 | 9 🟨 | 12 🟥 12 | 1.18

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Riding, 2003-2022
Matches Officiated: 4
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 3
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 7 Jan 07, Villa 1-2 United (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Arsenal

🟨

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 Sörensen | 🇩🇰 | 30.69 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.43 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sörensen | 🇩🇰 |
RB Phil Bardsley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Wilfred Bouma | 🇳🇱 |
CB Gary Cahill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
M Gavin McCann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF John Carew | 🇳🇴 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Arsène Wenger | 🇫🇷 |

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Arsenal

GK Lens Lehmann | 🇩🇪 |
CB William Gallas | 🇫🇷 |
CB Johan Djourou |🇨🇭| 🟨 |
RB Justin Hoyte | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alou Diaby | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M Cesc Fàbregas | 🇪🇸 |
M Freddie Ljungberg | 🇸🇪 |
M Denilson | 🇧🇷 |
M Gilberto Silva | 🇧🇷 |
CF Júlio Baptista | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Jérémie Aliadiére | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 W Patrik Berger | 🇨🇿 | for Gavin McCann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 74’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Alou Diaby | 🇫🇷 | (M Tomas Rosický | 🇨🇿 |)
🔁 | CF Júlio Baptista | 🇧🇷 | (M Matthieu Flamini | 🇫🇷 |)
🔁 | CF Jérémie Aliadiére | 🇫🇷 | (CB Philippe Senderos |🇨🇭|)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Liam Ridgewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steven Davis | 🇬🇧 |
F Luke Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mart Poom | 🇪🇪 |
W Theo Walcott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/16
Homegrown: 6/16

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 1/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 2/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

“I thought we put an awful lot into the game. In the second half we were excellent. “Overall, I’m pleased with how we performed but we did not have an ounce of luck. “It 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.” Martin O’Neill.

MATCH REPORT

*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 Baptista’s shot. Jeremie Aliadiere missed several Arsenal openings while Villa’s Ashley Young sidefooted straight at keeper Jens Lehmann in his side’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 Agbonlahor’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 O’Neill:* “I thought we put an awful lot into the game. In the second half we were excellent. “Overall, I’m pleased with how we performed but we did not have an ounce of luck. “It 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.”

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