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Game #4944

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Attendance: 40,842

Won

Premier League

5th (+4)

West Ham United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa beat West Ham to make it two Premier League wins in three unbeaten games.

Aston Villa

1-0

West Ham United

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Craig Gardner celebrates scoring his second goal in as many games for his boyhood club as Villa beat West Ham to make it two wins in three unbeaten Premier League games, Saturday, 6 October 2007.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 24โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Craig Gardner
๐ŸŸจ | 36โ€™ Booking, Zat Knight
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 West Ham United
๐ŸŸจ | 55โ€™ Booking, Nigel Reo-Coker
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Luke Moore, Sub on, Shaun Maloney
๐ŸŸจ | 68โ€™ Booking, Olof Mellberg
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Craig Gardner, Sub on, Stiliyan Petrov
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 West Ham United

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it three games unbeaten in the League with two wins and climb to 5th in the early Premier League table.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

West Ham United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Ham United

Previous 5 vs. West Ham: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #10 |
League Game | #8 |
Manager Game | #52 |
Saturday, 6 October 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Steve Tanner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 2003-2013
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Tanner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 2003-2013
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

West Ham United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Steve Tanner

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.04 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 30.63 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.88 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Alan Curbishley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Scott Carson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

West Ham United

GK Robert Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Lucas Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB George McCartney | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Danny Gabbidon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Matthew Upson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Freddie Ljungberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Matthew Etherington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Hayden Mullins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Bowyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dean Ashton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Henri Camara | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | for M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Matthew Etherington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Luรญs Boa Morte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | M Hayden Mullins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Mark Noble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Henri Camara | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ | (CF Carlton Cole (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Richard Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ 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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 4/11

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 : 12/16
Homegrown: 5/16

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 : 8/11

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 : 12/16

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

Possession F | 40%
Possession A | 60%
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 3
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 16
Touches F | 539
Touches A | 687
Passes F | 285
Passes A | 449
Tackles F | 22
Tackles A | 36
Clearances F | 69
Clearances A | 67
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 4
Offsides A | 1
Offsides F | 1
Fouls F | 19
Fouls A | 13

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI am very, very pleased with the team.

โ€œWe played some great football in the first half, then we saw it through and deserved to win.

โ€œAshley Young was in splendid form and, at times, was unplayable. The young players all did brilliantly, as did Martin Laursen in defence. He was like a Trojan for us.

โ€œIt looked like Gabriel Agbonlahor should have had a penalty, but we won so I can be magnanimous.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 6 October 2007

*Craig Gardner scored for the second match in succession as Aston Villa ran out deserving winners at Villa Park.*

The midfielder fired home a deflected free-kick in the 23rd minute after Danny Gabbidon tripped Gabriel Agbonlahor on the edge of the area.

With Ashley Young prominent on the wing, Villa created great chances that Luke Moore and Agbonlahor squandered.

West Ham threatened only sporadically, though they did have an Henri Camara effort disallowed for handball.

Having shown their Jekyll and Hyde nature in building and then throwing away a three-goal lead at White Hart Lane on Monday,
Villa sought to demonstrate their positive traits by going straight on the attack.

Ashley Young skinned Gabbidon down the left wing and crossed but Moore completely missed his kick from eight yards.

Against the run of play, West Ham had the ball in the net in the ninth minute, though the effort was quickly ruled out.

Matthew Etherington crossed, but Camaraโ€™s use of the hand in converting was blatant and he could have few complaints about getting booked.

Young, showing flashes of inspiration, was prominent as Villa continued to create and waste chances. The winger had shouts for a penalty before sending in a cross that Agbonlahor could only head straight at Robert Green.

But their pressure paid off on 23 minutes. Gabbidon tripped Agbonlahor 20 yards out and paid the ultimate price as it was his deflection that sent Gardnerโ€™s free kick past Green.

Camara, who made more of an impact with his hand than his boot, was replaced by Carlton Cole in the first half, but the impetus remained with Villa.

Lucas Neill, bearing the brunt of the chants as news of Englandโ€™s win against Australia in the Rugby World Cup filtered through, continued to toil against the pace of Young.

And Young was the provider again with a cross that narrowly evaded both Moore and Agbonlahor.

West Hamโ€™s chances were sporadic, but Cole should have done better when the ball fell to him 10 yards out after a weak clearance in the 56th minute.

Villa had shouts for a penalty turned down on 75 minutes as Young tormented the defence once more. His cross after cutting in from the left appeared to brush Neillโ€™s arm, but referee Steve Tanner was unmoved.

Temporarily awoken from their slumber, West Ham briefly threatened as Cole volleyed narrowly over from 15 yards.

But the chance failed to spark any concerted pressure and even the introduction of Mark Noble and Luis Boa Morte failed to lift the disjointed Hammers.

*Aston Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œI am very, very pleased with the team.

โ€œWe played some great football in the first half, then we saw it through and deserved to win.

โ€œAshley Young was in splendid form and, at times, was unplayable. The young players all did brilliantly, as did Martin Laursen in defence. He was like a Trojan for us.

โ€œIt looked like Gabriel Agbonlahor should have had a penalty, but we won so I can be magnanimous.โ€