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Game #4945

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Attendance: 42,640

Lost

Premier League

9th (-4)

Manchester United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Nine man Villa lose to Manchester United with the customary help from the officials to leave them with a second Premier League defeat in eight games.

Aston Villa

1-4

Manchester United

Assist(s) | Ashley Young | 12โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Nigel Reo-Coker, sent off.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 12โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Ashley Young
๐Ÿฅ… | 36โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester United), Wayne Rooney
๐Ÿฅ… | 44โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Manchester United), Wayne Rooney
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™+2 Goal, 1-3, (Manchester United), Rio Ferdinand
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-3 Manchester United
๐ŸŸจ | 52โ€™ Booking, Nigel Reo-Coker
๐Ÿ” | 53โ€™ Sub off, Craig Gardner, Sub on, Shaun Maloney
๐Ÿ” | 54โ€™ Sub off, Luke Moore, Sub on, Isaiah Osbourne
๐ŸŸจ | 60โ€™ Booking, Nigel Reo-Coker
๐ŸŸฅ | 60โ€™ Sending off, Nigel Reo-Coker
๐ŸŸฅ | 66โ€™ Sending off, Scott Carson
๐ŸŸจ | 67โ€™ Booking, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Zat Knight, Sub on, Stuart Taylor
๐Ÿฅ… | 75โ€™ Goal, 1-4, (Manchester United), Ryan Giggs
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-4 Manchester United

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose for the third time in nine Premier League games and for a first time lose a match by more than an odd goal after having both Scott Carson and Nigel Reo-Coker sent off. As a result Villa fall back to 9th and the toxic combination of atrocious luck, form and poor refereeing performances against Manchester United continues.

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

Manchester United

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2006-07

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester United

Previous 5 vs. United: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Game | #9 |
Manager Game | #53 |
Saturday, 20 October 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Rob Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Kick off: 5.15pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-4
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Rob Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hampshire, 1996-2009 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 30 Dec 06, Villa 1-2 Charlton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Manchester United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Rob Styles

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up for the second successive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.08 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 30.67 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.92 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Alex Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Scott Carson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
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 | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Manchester United

GK Edwin van der Sar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Patrice Evra | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Rio Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Wes Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gerard Piquรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Anderson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Paul Scholes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ryan Giggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Nani | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Wayne Rooney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
F Carlos Tรฉvez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 53โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 54โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 67โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Paul Scholes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Cristiano Ronaldo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | W Ryan Giggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (CB John Oโ€™Shea | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | F Carlos Tรฉvez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Darren Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Tomasz Kuszczak | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Danny Simpson | 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 : 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 : 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 : 7/16

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 | 32%
Possession A | 68%
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 13
Shots F | 14
Shots A | 23
Touches F | 502
Touches A | 823
Passes F | 257
Passes A | 596
Tackles F | 32
Tackles A | 24
Clearances F | 66
Clearances A | 48
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 8
Offsides A | 3
Offsides F | 0
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 10

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œHeโ€™s made two fouls in the game and heโ€™s not helped by how the players have rolled over afterwards.

โ€œI think the referee will realise itโ€™s very harsh. Heโ€™d been doing well up till then but I donโ€™t know where heโ€™s got it from.

โ€œWe conceded some poor goals but were always in the game.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 20 October 2007

*Wayne Rooney struck twice and missed a penalty as Manchester United eased to victory against nine-man Aston Villa.*

Gabriel Agbonlahor headed Villa into an early lead, but Rooneyโ€™s two composed finishes put United in front.

Craig Gardnerโ€™s own goal gave United a third before half-time, and Nigel Reo-Coker was sent off on the hour.

Keeper Scott Carson followed for a foul on Carlos Tevez, and even though Stuart Taylor saved Rooneyโ€™s spot-kick, Ryan Giggs added a deflected fourth.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson rested Cristiano Ronaldo and gave fellow countryman Nani a place in the starting line-up.

Villa opened brightly and were ahead in the 11th minute when Ashley Young retrieved Gardnerโ€™s dangerous centre and crossed for Agbonlahor to flick a header beyond Edwin van der Sar.

Tevez and Rooney looked a dangerous combination, and Carson did well to block the Argentine as the pressure mounted.

But it took a lapse of concentration from Villa defender Zat Knight to allow United to draw level after 36 minutes.

Knight inexplicably allowed Naniโ€™s cross to drift across the face of goal, and Rooney arrived at the far post to score with a simple side-footed finish.

And Knight was again at fault as Rooney put United in front two minutes before half-time, getting caught out of position as Tevezโ€™s clever pass played in the England striker for a composed strike past Carson.

Unitedโ€™s ended the first 45 minutes by adding a third, courtesy of a moment of calamity in the Villa rearguard.

Gerard Piqueโ€™s header was cleared off the line by Young, but when Rio Ferdinand reacted first, Gardner could only lash his attempted clearance into his own net.

Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill made a double change after 52 minutes in an attempt to revive his sideโ€™s hopes, sending on Shaun Maloney and Isaiah Osbourne for Gardner and Luke Moore.

But they suffered a blow seven minutes later when Reo-Coker, who had already been booked, was sent off by referee Rob Styles for a late tackle on Anderson.

And matters became worse after 66 minutes when Carson upended Tevez as he looked poised to score, leaving referee Styles with no option other than to show his second red.

Reserve keeper Taylor came on, and made a significant contribution with his first touch, diving to save Rooneyโ€™s penalty.

Rooney then struck the bar from Wes Brownโ€™s cross as United threatened to run riot.

It was in danger of becoming a very messy evening for Villa as United added a fourth with 16 minutes left.

Giggs jinked his way into the Villa penalty area and his shot took two deflections before looping past Taylor.

*Aston Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill on Nigel Reo-Cokerโ€™s red card:*

โ€œHeโ€™s made two fouls in the game and heโ€™s not helped by how the players have rolled over afterwards.

โ€œI think the referee will realise itโ€™s very harsh. Heโ€™d been doing well up till then but I donโ€™t know where heโ€™s got it from.โ€

โ€œWe conceded some poor goals but were always in the game.โ€