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Game #4954

Aston Villa

Drew

8th (-)

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨

Premier League

Manchester City

Villa Park

Attendance: 41,455

Aston Villa

1-1

Manchester City

Assist(s) | Wilfred Bouma | 14’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa are held at home by Manchester City to extend their winless run to four Premier League games, drawing two.

KEY MAN

John Carew levels for Villa but the winless run extends to four Premier League games as they are held by Manchester City at Villa Park, Saturday, 22 December 2007.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 22 December 2007

🥅 | 11’ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Rolando Bianchi
⚽ | 14’ Goal, 1-0, John Carew, Assist by Wilfred Bouma
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester City
🟨 | 55’ Booking, Gareth Barry
🟨 | 80’ Booking, Nigel Reo-Coker
🔁 | 75’ Sub off, Shaun Maloney, Sub on, Stiliyan Petrov
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Villa draw a second successive game to make it four games without a win as they remain 8th in the table.

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

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #20 |
League Game | #18 |
Manager Game | #62 |
Saturday, 22 December 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Lee Mason | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, 2006-2021
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 62 | 🟩 | 22 🟨 | 22 🟥 18 | 1.42

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lee Mason | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, 2006-2021
Matches Officiated: 7
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 4
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 26 Sep 07, Villa 0-1 Leicester (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Manchester City

🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Shaun Maloney replaces Craig Gardner.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.19 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 | 30.84 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.21 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Sven-Göran Eriksson | 🇸🇪 |

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Manchester City

GK Joe Hart | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Michael Ball | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
CB Micah Richards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Nedum Onuoha | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Richard Dunne | 🇮🇪 |
M Elano | 🇧🇷 | 🔁 |
M Dietmar Hamann | 🇩🇪 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Gelson Fernandes |🇨🇭| 🟨 |
CF Rolando Bianchi | 🇮🇹 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Darius Vassell (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 | for M Shaun Maloney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 75’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Elano | 🇧🇷 | (LB Javier Garrido | 🇪🇸 |)
🔁 | M Dietmar Hamann | 🇩🇪 | (CB Vedran Ćorluka | 🇭🇷 |)
🔁 | CF Rolando Bianchi | 🇮🇹 | (M Kelvin Etuhu | 🇳🇬 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Curtis Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Marlon Harewood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Andreas Isaksson | 🇸🇪 |
M Geovanni | 🇧🇷 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/16
Homegrown: 3/16

SQUAD STATS

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

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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 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

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 52%
Possession A | 48%
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 1
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 7
Touches F | 602
Touches A | 592
Passes F | 370
Passes A | 335
Tackles F | 21
Tackles A | 33
Clearances F | 45
Clearances A | 86
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 4
Offsides A | 3
Offsides F | 3
Fouls F | 16
Fouls A | 15

MATCH QUOTES

“It was frustrating because we started on the back foot and conceded an early goal again. I feel we should have won in the end. “John Carew was fantastic, unplayable at times. He was immense with players hanging over him all game. It was a phenomenal performance and he doesn’t get too many fouls either. “He is supposed to just look after himself because he is so tall, but overall I couldn’t be more pleased with the team.” Martin O’Neill.

MATCH REPORT

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 22 December 2007

*Battling City deny Villa* Villa and Manchester City served up a festive feast but had to be content with a share of the spoils following a 1-1 draw. A point apiece was a fair reflection of an exciting encounter with both sides contributing to the entertainment. City grabbed an 11th minute lead after Martin Petrov’s wicked cross was bundled in by Italian striker Rolando Bianchi. But the advantage lasted just three minutes before John Carew levelled for the hosts. The Norwegian striker fended off the challenge of Richard Dunne and his deflected shot flew beyond Joe Hart in the City goal. The second half produced little in the way of clear-cut opportunities leaving Sven Goran Eriksson the happier of the two managers. *Laursen dominant* Villa have now gone four games without a win and collected just two points since picking up a maximum nine during a three game away run. But there were enough encouraging signs for them not to be too downcast via the power of Carew and the pace and trickery of Ashley Young while at the back Martin Laursen dominated in the air. City were indebted to sterling back four performances from Micah Richards and Dunne while Gelson Fernandes was the pick of their midfield players but there was little spark up front. City started brightly and Elano saw his dipping effort turned around the post by Scott Carson. It came as no surprise when Bianchi put Eriksson’s side ahead with his fifth goal of the campaign. Elano found Petrov in space on the left flank and he had time to steady himself before picking out the run of Bianchi who made no mistake from close range. Villa quickly retaliated and after 14 minutes Carew used his power and pace to bring them back on level terms with his fourth goal of the season. A through ball from Reo-Coker almost played in Carew again but this time Richards came across to retrieve the situation for City. *Ball clearance* Villa stepped up a gear and an inswinging Gareth Barry free-kick was met by Laursen whose goalbound header was cleared by Michael Ball. The Danish international then had a header deflected just over the bar from close range by Dunne from a Young corner. Gabriel Agbonlahor should have given Villa the lead when he found himself completely unmarked in front of goal after a deep Young corner had evaded everyone. But the England Under-21 player failed to make a full contact and Elano was able to hook off the line. Villa protested in vain that the ball had crossed the goal-line before the clearance was completed. Carew was looking dangerous and he forced Hart to finger-tip a powerful drive onto the far post after being released by Agbonlahor as Villa took control of the game. City midfielder Dietmar Hamann became the first player to be yellow-carded after 38 minutes for bringing down Agbonlahor in full flight. City were the first to threaten in the second half with Vassell just to high with a far post header from Petrov’s cross. *Agbonlahor effort* But Villa were soon back on top and Agbonlahor showed good skill to flick the ball over Dunne and would have been disappointed to drag his shot wide. Villa manager Martin O’Neill was incensed when referee Lee Mason did not award a free-kick after a challenge by Fernandes on Carew and threw his water bottle to the ground in disgust after Barry was booked for dissent. Fernandes was yellow carded for hauling down Agbonlahor as Villa began to build up the momentum again. Young was becoming an increasing threat and Ball was booked for bringing him down just outside the City box. Maloney took the resulting free-kick which Hart saved to his right at a comfortable height. The cautions were coming thick and fast with Vassell picking one up for a foul on Laursen. Villa looked more likely to take all three points and Hart reacted quickly to race out of his area and block Agbonlahor’s shot.

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