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Game #4934

Aston Villa

Sunday, 13 May 2007

Drew

11th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Bolton Wanderers

Attendance: 26,255

Reebok Stadium

Bolton Wanderers

2-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | John Carew | 37โ€™ | Ashley Young | 81' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa end Martin O'Neill's first season in charge unbeaten in nine Premier League games having started the campaign unbeaten in eleven amidst a fine run through to November. But for the paucity of the squad inherited and a resultant down turn in form, Villa could have finished far higher but 11th regardless was a significant improvement both on and off the pitch.

KEY MAN

Craig Gardner celebrates his spectacular equaliser against Bolton as Villa end the season unbeaten in nine Premier League games under Martin O'Neill, Sunday, 13 May 2007.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 13 May 2007

๐ŸŸจ | 31โ€™ Booking, Craig Gardner
๐Ÿฅ… | 32โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Bolton Wanderers), Gary Speed
โšฝ | 37โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Craig Gardner, Assist by John Carew
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Thomas Sรถrensen, Sub on, Stuart Taylor
๐Ÿฅ… | 58โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Bolton Wanderers), Kevin Davies
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Patrik Berger, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Wilfred Bouma, Sub on, Steven Davis ๐Ÿ”ด
โšฝ | 81โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Luke Moore, Assist by Ashley Young
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s Villa ended the season on a high - unbeaten in nine games, winning four to finish eleventh in the table.

For the first half of the season Oโ€™Neill was largely working with an inherited squad yet he delivered a 15 game unbeaten run at the start of the campaign suggesting his presence alone was having a catalytic effect on the team.

A difficult mid season period, coinciding with a horrible injury list, including both senior goalkeepers, saw an almost mirror image run as Villa failed to win in twenty. However by the end of that torrid run, Oโ€™Neill had started to remould his squad and the arrival of John Carew and Ashley Young turbocharged the improvement.

The run to the end of the season was Villaโ€™s strongest, and best football, since John Gregory left.

The listless Ellis, Oโ€™Leary and Taylor years were well behind Villa as investment and an on pitch plan were finally evident, as was the steely personality that was happy to call time on Villa careers that wouldnโ€™t fit the vision as well as transforming the contribution of players previously seen as peripheral.

Although it wasnโ€™t a perfect debut season, and the mid season troubles revived memories of David Oโ€™Learyโ€™s well documented struggles, the future was undoubtedly as bright as had been promised.

Goalkeeper Thomas Sรถrensen made his final appearance for Villa aged 30. Sรถrensen would remain with Villa, albeit out of first team reckoning, before moving on to Stoke City on a free transfer in July 2008. Sรถrensen had made 158 appearances for Villa between 2003-04 and 2006-07 conceding 189 goals at a rate of 1.20 goals per game.

Left back Aaron Hughes made his final appearance for Villa aged 27 before moving on to Fulham for a fee of ยฃ1,350,000 in July 2007 - the same fee Villa had paid Newcastle United to bring Hughes to the club and in 2005. Hughes made a total of 64 appearances.

Midfielder Steven Davis made his final appearance for Villa aged just 22 before moving on to Fulham for a fee of ยฃ5,310,000 in July 2007.

Like Peter Crouch and Thomas Hitzlsperger before him, Davis could and probably should have been given more time to develop at Villa having made his debut aged 19, making 102 appearances, scoring 9 goals and creating more.

Although the fee was high it is still difficult to understand why Villa let one of their genuinely talented and successful youth products to leave so early in their career, however it was clear from early in his reign that Oโ€™Neill didnโ€™t have the same trust and confidence in the young midfielder as his predecessor.

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

Bolton Wanderers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1957-58

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bolton Wanderers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2006-07 |
Matchday | #42 |
League Game | #38 |
Manager Game | #42 |
Sunday, 13 May 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 42 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 13 ๐ŸŸจ | 17 ๐ŸŸฅ 12 | 1.33

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017
Matches Officiated: 8
๐ŸŸฉ : 3
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 10 Feb 07, Villa 0-2 Reading (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Bolton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.06 |

Oldest Player |
W Patrik Berger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 33.53 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.48 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Patrik Berger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

MANAGER

Sammy Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Bolton Wanderers

GK Jussi Jรครคskelรคinen | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Abdoulaye Mรฉรฏtรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Tal Ben Haim (yth) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Abdoulaye Faye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Lubomir Michalรญk | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Ricardo Gardner | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M Ivรกn Campo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Kevin Nolan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Speed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Kevin Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Nicolas Anelka | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for W Patrik Berger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ”ด | for RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 77โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Gary Speed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (W Ricardo Vaz Tรช | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Nicolas Anelka | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Idan Tal | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Gary Cahill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Ali Al Habsi | ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
RB James Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andranik Teymourian | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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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 : 5/11
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

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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 : 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 : 4/16

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 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

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด M Steven Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 2004-07 | (22) | โšฝ 9 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 3 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 14 | #776 |
๐Ÿ”ด LB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 2005-07 | ๐Ÿ•’ 64 | 60 (4) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 5 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 11 | #779 |
๐Ÿ”ด GK Thomas Sorensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 2003-08 | ๐Ÿ•’ 158 | 158 (0) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 4 | #770 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œI am absolutely delighted with the performance. We have been playing like that for some weeks. We scored two fantastic goals. โ€œOverall I am very pleased with the team considering I had just two weeks to work with them before the season kicked off. โ€œRecently we have been playing with a lot of panache. Weโ€™re improving and if we continue to do so it augurs well.โ€ Martin Oโ€™Neill.

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