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Game #4930

Aston Villa

Won

10th (+4)

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩

Premier League

Middlesbrough

Riverside Stadium

Attendance: 26,959

Middlesbrough

1-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 45’ | Martin Laursen | 70’ | Gareth Barry | 77’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa beat Boro at the Riverside to extend their unbeaten run to five Premier League games.

KEY MAN

Craig Gardner celebrates his first goal for Villa which sets up a fourth Premier League win in twelve for Martin O'Neill's side, Saturday, 14 April 2007.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 14 April 2007

🟨 | 13’ Booking, Phil Bardsley
🥅 | 13’ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Fábio Rochemback
⚽ | 45’ Goal, 1-1, Craig Gardner, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
🕒 | HT Middlesbrough 1-1 Aston Villa
🔁 | 66’ Sub off, Shaun Maloney, Sub on, Luke Moore
⚽ | 70’ Goal, 2-1, Luke Moore, Assist by Martin Laursen
⚽ | 77’ Goal, 3-1, Stiliyan Petrov, Assist by Gareth Barry
🔁 | 81’ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Steven Davis
🔁 | 85’ Sub off, Craig Gardner, Sub on, Aaron Hughes
🕒 | FT Middlesbrough 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it five games unbeaten for the first time since October and Martin O'Neill's men were back in the form with which they had started the season so well. As a result they climbed to 10th in the table - a four month high.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 2003-04

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

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Season | 2006-07 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Game | #34 |
Manager Game | #38 |
Saturday, 14 April 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Dermot Gallagher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Oxfordshire, 1990-2007
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 38 | 🟩 | 11 🟨 | 15 🟥 12 | 1.26

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Dermot Gallagher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Oxfordshire, 1990-2007
Matches Officiated: 22
🟩 : 11
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 8
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 11 Mar 06, Villa 0-2 Blackburn (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Middlesbrough

🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Ashley Young replaces Patrik Berger.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.64 |

Oldest Player |
GK Thomas Sörensen | 🇩🇰 | 30.78 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.40 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sörensen | 🇩🇰 |
RB Phil Bardsley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Wilfred Bouma | 🇳🇱 |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 | 🔥 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M Shaun Maloney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 | ⚽ |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |

MANAGER

Gareth Southgate (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Middlesbrough

GK Mark Schwarzer | 🇦🇺 |
LB Andrew Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Jonathan Woodgate | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Robert Huth | 🇩🇪 | 🔁 |
RB Abel Xavier | 🇵🇹 |
M George Boateng (ex) | 🇳🇱 | 🔁 |
M Fábio Rochemback | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ |
W Stuart Downing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Adam Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
F Malcolm Christie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Yakubu Ayegbeni | 🇳🇬 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 F Luke Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | for M Shaun Maloney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 66’ |
🔁 M Steven Davis | 🇬🇧 | for W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 81’ |
🔁 LB Aaron Hughes | 🇬🇧 | for M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 85’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Robert Huth | 🇩🇪 | (CB Chris Riggott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | M George Boateng (ex) | 🇳🇱 | (CF Dong-gook Lee | 🇰🇷 |)
🔁 | W Adam Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Lee Cattermole | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Gary Cahill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Jones | 🇦🇺 |
CB Stuart Parnaby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/16
Homegrown: 6/16

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/16

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

“We started well, wasted a few chances and Middlesbrough got in front and had us on the back foot. “But we got that little break just before the break and the second half was ours. In the end we won convincingly and I was very pleased “We’ve got 42 points with four games to go and to be honest we’re just as capable of winning those as losing them. But we’re up to 10th and I think looking good.” Martin O’Neill.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 14 April 2007

*Aston Villa staged a remarkable fightback to claim all three points at the Riverside and virtually ensure their Premiership safety.* Thomas Sorensen gifted Middlesbrough a 12th-minute lead when he fumbled Fabio Rochemback’s powerful free-kick. But Craig Gardner equalised seconds before the break when he finished from Gabriel Agbonlahor’s cross. Luke Moore put Villa ahead from close range after 70 minutes before Stiliyan Petrov grabbed the killer third. Villa have now come from behind 10 times in top flight matches this season - only Arsenal can top that - and the draw made it five unbeaten in the Premiership as leapt to 10th place in the table. Boro captain George Boateng had the first real chance of the game against his former club when his tame shot was easily taken by Sorensen. But at the other end Villa should really have taken the lead when Agbonlahor and Shaun Maloney both finished weakly when put into good positions. Boro striker Yakubu saw his 25-yard dipping shot tipped over by Sorensen after six minutes while at the other end, Boro’s Mark Schwarzer parried a fine effort from Maloney. The breakthrough came, however, with a goal that will give Sorenson nightmares for years to come. Phil Bardsley was yellow-carded for almost rugby-tackling Stewart Downing and from the resultant free-kick Rochemback unleashed a fierce drive from 25 yards. Sorensen completely mis-handled the ball into the net, leaving the Danish keeper head-in-hands with embarrassment. With Villa on the back foot, Middlesbrough continued to create openings with Yakubu their tormentor in chief. In the 35th minute he teased the visitors’ defence with a jinking dribble before feeding Adam Johnson, whose curling shot just drifted wide of Sorensen’s right post. But totally against the run of play, Villa equalised in first-half injury time. Agbonlahor picked the ball out on the right and cut back into the box before threading a square ball to Gardner who slotted home from close range. Despite that setback, Boro again started the second half positively with Johnson trying his luck with a long-range effort before being replaced by Lee Cattermole after 53 minutes. The double substitution also saw Chris Riggott replacing crocked centre-half Robert Huth. But Boro were hit with another sucker punch in the 69th minute. Ashley Young’s free-kick was headed down by Martin Laursen and Moore was on hand to finish clinically from six yards. This time, Boro looked unable to respond and Martin O’Neill’s revitalised Villa side turned the screw when Petrov connected with Gareth Barry’s pass to fire past Schwarzer. Villa, who this time last week were in danger of being dragged into a relegation scrap, can now look at securing mid-table respectability. Boro meanwhile, are still stuck on 39 points after 32 games - their lowest tally in five seasons. *Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill:* “We started well, wasted a few chances and Middlesbrough got in front and had us on the back foot. “But we got that little break just before the break and the second half was ours. In the end we won convincingly and I was very pleased “We’ve got 42 points with four games to go and to be honest we’re just as capable of winning those as losing them. But we’re up to 10th and I think looking good.”

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