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Game #4930

Saturday, 14 April 2007

Attendance: 26,959

Won

Premier League

10th (+4)

Middlesbrough

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Riverside Stadium

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

Middlesbrough

1-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 45โ€™ | Martin Laursen | 70โ€™ | Gareth Barry | 77โ€™ |

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

๐ŸŸจ | 13โ€™ Booking, Phil Bardsley
๐Ÿฅ… | 13โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Fรกbio Rochemback
โšฝ | 45โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Craig Gardner, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Middlesbrough 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Shaun Maloney, Sub on, Luke Moore
โšฝ | 70โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Luke Moore, Assist by Martin Laursen
โšฝ | 77โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Stiliyan Petrov, Assist by Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Steven Davis
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Craig Gardner, Sub on, Aaron Hughes
๐Ÿ•’ | 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: 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

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2003-04

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

Previous 5 vs. Middlesbrough: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Dermot Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxfordshire, 1990-2007
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Dermot Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxfordshire, 1990-2007
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 11 Mar 06, Villa 0-2 Blackburn (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Middlesbrough

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Dermot Gallagher

TEAM NEWS

Ashley Young replaces Patrik Berger.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.64 |

Oldest Player |
GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 30.78 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.40 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Gareth Southgate (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Phil Bardsley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | โšฝ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Middlesbrough

GK Mark Schwarzer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Andrew Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Jonathan Woodgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Robert Huth | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Abel Xavier | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M George Boateng (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Fรกbio Rochemback | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
W Stuart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Adam Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Malcolm Christie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Yakubu Ayegbeni | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Robert Huth | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CB Chris Riggott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M George Boateng (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (CF Dong-gook Lee | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | W Adam Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Lee Cattermole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gary Cahill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Jones | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Stuart Parnaby | 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 : 11/16
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 : 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 : 8/16

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€œWe started well, wasted a few chances and Middlesbrough got in front and had us on the back foot.

โ€œBut 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

โ€œWeโ€™ve got 42 points with four games to go and to be honest weโ€™re just as capable of winning those as losing them. But weโ€™re up to 10th and I think looking good.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*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 Rochembackโ€™s powerful free-kick.

But Craig Gardner equalised seconds before the break when he finished from Gabriel Agbonlahorโ€™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, Boroโ€™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 visitorsโ€™ defence with a jinking dribble before feeding Adam Johnson, whose curling shot just drifted wide of Sorensenโ€™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 Youngโ€™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 Oโ€™Neillโ€™s revitalised Villa side turned the screw when Petrov connected with Gareth Barryโ€™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 Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œWe started well, wasted a few chances and Middlesbrough got in front and had us on the back foot.

โ€œBut 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

โ€œWeโ€™ve got 42 points with four games to go and to be honest weโ€™re just as capable of winning those as losing them. But weโ€™re up to 10th and I think looking good.โ€