top of page

Game #4940

Aston Villa

Lost

11th (-1)

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

Premier League

Manchester City

City of Manchester Stadium

Attendance: 38,363

Manchester City

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa suffer defeat against the run of play as Michael Johnson stuns with his sole contribution in a sad Manchester City career.

KEY MAN

John Carew, wasteful.

2020-21 (h) Aston Villa Kit.gif
2020-21 (h) Aston Villa Kit.gif
2021-22 Matchweek 38.jpg

Copyright Historical Football Kits and reproduced by kind permission.

MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 16 September 2007

🕒 | HT Manchester City 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 48’ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Michael Johnson
🔁 | 66’ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Shaun Maloney
🟨 | 78’ Booking, Luke Moore
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Wilfred Bouma, Sub on, Craig Gardner
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Nigel Reo-Coker, Sub on, Stiliyan Petrov
🕒 | FT Manchester City 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa lost for a second time in five League games

Aston Villa

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

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

Villa.gif
2509-2.png

Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Game | #5 |
Manager Game | #48 |
Sunday, 16 September 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Martin Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 4.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 48 | 🟩 | 16 🟨 | 18 🟥 14 | 1.38

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | West Riding, 2003-2022
Matches Officiated: 7
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 4
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 22 Apr 07, Villa 0-0 Portsmouth (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Manchester City

🟨

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.64 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 | 30.57 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.94 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

Villa.gif

Aston Villa

GK Scott Carson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
CB Zat Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Wilfred Bouma | 🇳🇱 | 🔁 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Luke Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CF John Carew | 🇳🇴 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Sven-Göran Eriksson | 🇸🇪 |

2509-2.png

Manchester City

GK Kasper Schmeichel | 🇩🇰 |
CB Micah Richards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Nedum Onuoha | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Vedran Ćorluka | 🇭🇷 |
LB Javier Garrido | 🇪🇸 |
M Michael Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Elano | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
W Martin Petrov | 🇧🇬 |
M Dietmar Hamann | 🇩🇪 |
CF Emile Mpenza | 🇧🇪 | 🔁 |
CF Darius Vassell (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

Villa.gif

STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

Villa.gif

🔁 M Shaun Maloney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF John Carew | 🇳🇴 | 66’ |
🔁 M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Wilfred Bouma | 🇳🇱 | 82’ |
🔁 M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 | for M Nigel Reo-Coker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 82’ |

SUBSTITUTES

2509-2.png

🔁 | M Elano | 🇧🇷 | (LB Michael Ball | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | CF Emile Mpenza | 🇧🇪 | (CF Rolando Bianchi | 🇮🇹 |)
🔁 | CF Darius Vassell (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CB Jihai Sun | 🇨🇳 | 🟨 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

Villa.gif

GK Stuart Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Curtis Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

2509-2.png

GK Joe Hart | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gelson Fernandes | 🇨🇭 |

SQUAD STATS

Villa.gif

1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/16
Homegrown: 4/16

SQUAD STATS

2509-2.png

1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/11

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

Villa.gif

MATCHDAY SQUAD

2509-2.png

UNAVAILABLE

Villa.gif

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Villa.gif

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

​

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

​

Match Symbols:

​

⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 46%
Possession A | 64%
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 4
Shots F | 17
Shots A | 15
Touches F | 560
Touches A | 603
Passes F | 299
Passes A | 371
Tackles F | 22
Tackles A | 23
Clearances F | 59
Clearances A | 52
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 8
Offsides A | 4
Offsides F | 1
Fouls F | 16
Fouls A | 11

MATCH QUOTES

“We came here with plenty of confidence having done so well against Chelsea in the last game. “We didn’t get enough efforts on target, we didn’t test them enough. “We should have done better with the goal. When he picked it up there wasn’t much danger, suddenly he gets a bit of space and it’s in the net.” Martin O’Neill.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 16 September 2007

*Manchester City moved up to second in the Premier League thanks to Michael Johnson’s terrific run and shot.* Johnson lit up an otherwise lacklustre encounter when he drove through the Villa defence and slotted a low drive under goalkeeper Scott Carson. The visitors had enough chances to level with John Carew wasting a close-range header and Martin Laursen doing likewise from two corners. Villa dominated after the goal and, despite a late siege, failed to level. The win means City maintain their 100% home record this season and keep their clean sheet run at Eastlands. Villa, though, miss the chance to add to their back-to-back victories and remain in mid-table. Both teams had already claimed the scalps of big sides this season, City beating Manchester United and Villa seeing off Chelsea. But the calibre of those performances were missing at Eastlands. An insipid first half did manage to provide enough chances for both sides to break the deadlock, but a lack of composure in and around the box ensured the score remained goalless at the break. City’s Vedran Corluka ghosted into space and lashed a 25-yard drive narrowly wide on 10 minutes, while Vassell saw a deft flick-on whistle wide from a Martin Petrov free-kick. Kasper Schmeichel endured many nervy moments in the City goal, particularly from crosses, and his poor decision-making was almost punished when Gabriel Agbonlahor skipped past him and scuffed wide from a tight angle. The best chance of the first period fell to City who should have punished Laursen’s ponderous defending. The dangerous Blumer Elano reacted quickest to the Dane’s failed clearance and played in Johnson who was denied by Carson who blocked the snap-shot with his face. The quality improved after the break and a moment of class and desire from the superb Johnson put the hosts ahead on 48 minutes. The 19-year-old midfielder drove at the heart of the Villa defence after being put through by Elano and fired a tremendous low effort beneath Carson. Villa should have responded immediately with the off-key Carew glancing his close-range header wide when it looked easier to score. Indeed, the visitors were wasteful throughout with Laursen squandering headers from fine positions from Gareth Barry corners. City, content on preserving their lead, sat back for much of the second half and rarely ventured into Carson’s box. But despite Villa’s domination, they failed to provide the spark to unlock the City back line. *Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill:* “We came here with plenty of confidence having done so well against Chelsea in the last game. “We didn’t get enough efforts on target, we didn’t test them enough. “We should have done better with the goal. When he picked it up there wasn’t much danger, suddenly he gets a bit of space and it’s in the net.”

All Videos

All Videos

All Videos