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Game #4952

Aston Villa

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Lost

8th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Portsmouth

Attendance: 35,790

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-3

Portsmouth

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa are overpowered by a team of pure physicality to leave them with consecutive Premier League defeats for the first time this season.

KEY MAN

Craig Gardner is forced into an own goal as an ultra physical Portsmouth visit Villa Park and run out shock winners, 8 December 2007.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 8 December 2007

๐ŸŸจ | 4โ€™ Booking, John Carew
๐Ÿฅ… | 10โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Portsmouth), Craig Gardner o.g.
๐Ÿฅ… | 40โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Portsmouth), Sulley Muntari
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-2 Portsmouth
๐Ÿ” | 54โ€™ Sub off, Wilfred Bouma, Sub on, Patrik Berger
๐Ÿฅ… | 61โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Portsmouth), Sulley Muntari
๐ŸŸจ | 67โ€™ Booking, Patrik Berger
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Craig Gardner, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
โšฝ | 72โ€™ Goal, 1-3, Gareth Barry (pen)
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-3 Portsmouth

ON THIS DAY

Villa suffer a shock defeat to a physical Portsmouth side as they fall back to 8th place.

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

Portsmouth

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1949-50

FIXTURE HISTORY

Portsmouth

Previous 5 vs. Portsmouth: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #18 |
League Game | #16 |
Manager Game | #60 |
Saturday, 8 December 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mike Riley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leeds, 1994-2009
Kick off: 12.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 60 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 22 ๐ŸŸจ | 20 ๐ŸŸฅ 18 | 1.43

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Riley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leeds, 1994-2009
Matches Officiated: 29
๐ŸŸฉ : 7
๐ŸŸจ : 10
๐ŸŸฅ : 12
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 11 Aug 07, Villa 1-2 Liverpool (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Portsmouth

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Nigel Reo-Coker replaces Stiliyan Petrov.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.80 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 30.80 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.05 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Harry Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Portsmouth

GK David James (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Sylvain Distin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Noรฉ Pamarot | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Sol Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Glen Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Papa Bouba Diop | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Sulley Muntari | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
M Niko Kranjฤar | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Pedro Mendes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
W John Utaka | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Benjani | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Patrik Berger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 54' |
๐Ÿ” CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70' |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Niko Kranjฤar | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Matthew Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W John Utaka | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (CF Nwankwo Kanu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Asmir Begoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CB Hermann Hreiรฐarsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF David Nugent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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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 : 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: 3/16

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 : 5/16

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

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 51%
Possession A | 49%
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 3
Shots F | 19
Shots A | 15
Touches F | 570
Touches A | 584
Passes F | 330
Passes A | 327
Tackles F | 34
Tackles A | 20
Clearances F | 45
Clearances A | 87
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 5
Offsides A | 3
Offsides F | 1
Fouls F | 19
Fouls A | 27

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œThe defeat is disappointing because we had more than enough possession to get something out of the game. โ€œOur spirit and determination was there although at times it might have been misdirected but I have no complaints about the attitude of my players. โ€œThis defeat is a body blow because confidence was high but we have to bounce back from this setback.โ€ Martin Oโ€™Neill.

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