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Game #4947

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Attendance: 40,938

Won

Premier League

9th (+1)

Derby County

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa see off bottom of the pile Derby for a second win in five Premier League games.

Aston Villa

2-0

Derby County

Assist(s) | Gareth Barry | 57โ€™ | Nigel Reo-Coker | 61โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Martin Laursen celebrates opening the scoring to beat Derby at Villa Park, Saturday, 3 November 2007.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Derby County
โšฝ | 57โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Martin Laursen, Assist by Gareth Barry
โšฝ | 61โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Ashley Young, Assist by Nigel Reo-Coker
๐Ÿ” | 69โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Shaun Maloney
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Luke Moore, Sub on, Patrik Berger
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Zat Knight, Sub on, Curtis Davies
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Derby County

ON THIS DAY

Villa win their fifth League game of the campaign to go 9th in the table.

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

Derby County

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1974-75

FIXTURE HISTORY

Derby County

Previous 5 vs. Derby: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Game | #11 |
Manager Game | #55 |
Saturday, 3 November 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 28 Apr 07, Villa 2-0 Manchester City (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Derby County

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Mark Halsey

TEAM NEWS

Scott Carson, Nigel Reo-Coker and Luke Moore replace Stuart Taylor, Shaun Maloney and Isaiah Osbourne.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.79 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 30.70 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.07 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Billy Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (๐Ÿคก)

Aston Villa

GK Scott Carson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | โšฝ |
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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Derby County

GK Stephen Bywater | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jay McEveley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Dean Leacock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Claude Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Darren Moore | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Andy Griffin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Matt Oakley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stephen Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Steve Howard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Craig Fagan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Giles Barnes | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Patrik Berger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | for F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Claude Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | (W Gary Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Craig Fagan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Robert Earnshaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Lewis Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Tyrone Mears | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Jones | 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 : 7/11
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: 4/16

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 : 13/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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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 | 58%
Possession A | 42%
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 1
Shots F | 18
Shots A | 9
Touches F | 603
Touches A | 521
Passes F | 359
Passes A | 263
Tackles F | 21
Tackles A | 40
Clearances F | 38
Clearances A | 75
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 4
Offsides A | 2
Offsides F | 0
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 21

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œThe first half was very frustrating. We didnโ€™t play well enough, or get any momentum going.

โ€œBut we improved enough to win the game. We galvanised ourselves in the second half, got the breakthrough and went on to win it.

โ€œWe have been doing okay form-wise but this was a big win for us and it will give us a bit of confidence.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 3 November 2007

*Goals by Martin Laursen and Ashley Young gave Aston Villa a deserved victory over bottom side Derby County.*

Scott Carson had to tip over an early shot from Rams striker Steve Howard, but from then on Villa assumed control.

Derby battled hard to keep the home side at bay but their defence went AWOL from a Young free-kick and Gareth Barry set up Laursen to sweep the ball home.

Young scored the second to secure victory soon after when he met Nigel Reo-Cokerโ€™s cross at the far post.

Villaโ€™s fifth win in their last six home league games was never in doubt once Laursen found the net in the 57th minute.

But until then it seemed possible that Derby might hold on for their second successive away point - which would have lifted them off the foot of the table.

A draw would have flattered the Rams, who were desperately poor going forward and remain without am away goal this season.

However, Billy Daviesโ€™ side did defend admirably, and goalkeeper Stephen Bywater was also in fine form when their backline was breached.

Bywater was lucky that Zat Knight fired straight at him from close range early on, but he made fine saves from Olof Mellbergโ€™s header and another Young free-kick to keep the game scoreless before the break.

Young, who gave Andy Griffin a torrid time on the left flank, was Villaโ€™s main threat in the first period and it was fitting that he was involved in his sideโ€™s opening goal.

But it was not one that Davies will enjoy watching again as his defence stood stock still from Youngโ€™s free-kick leaving Laursen to tap in unhindered after Barry headed the ball back across goal.

Four minutes later the game was all but over when Derby gave the ball to Gabriel Agbonlahor and, although Bywater saved his shot, Reo-Coker had the presence of mind to loop the ball back across goal to allow Young to slot home.

There was clearly no way back from that for the shot-shy Rams, although the introduction of Rob Earnshaw from the bench did at least increase their attacking threat.

Carson had been a spectator since making a fine stop from Howard in the opening minutes but he had to remain alert as the Welsh striker went close with two late efforts.

Villa, understandably, took their foot off the gas in the closing minutes but they had already showed that, even without injured target man John Carew, they can break down the most stubborn of defences.

*Aston Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œThe first half was very frustrating. We didnโ€™t play well enough, or get any momentum going.

โ€œBut we improved enough to win the game. We galvanised ourselves in the second half, got the breakthrough and went on to win it.

โ€œWe have been doing okay form-wise but this was a big win for us and it will give us a bit of confidence.โ€