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Game #4955

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Drew

8th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Chelsea

Attendance: 41,686

Stamford Bridge

Chelsea

4-4

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | John Carew | 14โ€™ | Martin Laursen | 44โ€™ | Ashley Young | 72โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa secure their second 4-4 draw of the season but this time they are the comeback kings as a 90'+2 penalty earns them a point at title challengers Chelsea.

KEY MAN

Gareth Barry celebrates hitting his injury time equaliser against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to secure Villa's second 4-4 Premier League draw of the season, Wednesday, 26 December 2007.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

โšฝ | 14โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Shaun Maloney, Assist by John Carew
โšฝ | 44โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Shaun Maloney, Assist by Martin Laursen
๐ŸŸฅ | 45โ€™+4 Sending off, Zat Knight
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™+5 Goal, 2-1, (Chelsea, pen), Andriy Shevchenko
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Chelsea 1-2 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Shaun Maloney, Sub on, Curtis Davies
๐Ÿฅ… | 50โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Chelsea), Andriy Shevchenko
๐ŸŸจ | 55โ€™ Booking, Nigel Reo-Coker
๐Ÿฅ… | 66โ€™ Goal, 2-3, (Chelsea), Alex
โšฝ | 72โ€™ Goal, 3-3, Martin Laursen, Assist by Ashley Young
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Luke Moore
๐ŸŸฅ | 80โ€™ Sending off, (Chelsea), Ricardo Carvalho
๐Ÿฅ… | 88โ€™ Goal, 3-4, (Chelsea), Michael Ballack
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Wilfred Bouma, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Marlon Harewood
๐ŸŸฅ | 90โ€™+1 Sending off, (Chelsea), Ashley Cole
โšฝ | 90โ€™+2 Goal, 4-4, Gareth Barry (pen)
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Chelsea 4-4 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa draw a third successive and record their second 4-4 of the season but this time it's the Villa who claim an injury time equaliser as a game with three red cards ends all square.

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

Chelsea

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

Previous 5 vs. Chelsea: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Game | #19 |
Manager Game | #63 |
Wednesday, 26 December 2007

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Kick off: 1.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 4-4
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 63 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 22 ๐ŸŸจ | 23 ๐ŸŸฅ 18 | 1.41

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 10
๐ŸŸฉ : 3
๐ŸŸจ : 3
๐ŸŸฅ : 4
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 28 Nov 07, Villa 4-0 Blackburn (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.20 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 30.85 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.22 |

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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Josรฉ Mourinho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

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Chelsea

GK Petr ฤŒech | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
LB Ashley Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CB Ricardo Carvalho | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CB Alex | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
RB Paulo Ferreira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Michael Essien | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Salomon Kalou | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CF Andriy Shevchenko | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Claudio Pizarro | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 78โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 90โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Michael Ballack | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Andriy Shevchenko | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | (W Shaun Wright-Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Claudio Pizarro | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Mikel John Obi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Henrique Hilario | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Tal Ben Haim (yth) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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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: 2/11

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: 4/16

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 : 4/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 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 | 27%
Possession A | 73%
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 8
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 17
Touches F | 363
Touches A | 732
Passes F | 173
Passes A | 530
Tackles F | 28
Tackles A | 20
Clearances F | 31
Clearances A | 33
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 3
Offsides A | 5
Offsides F | 2
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 10

MATCH QUOTES

"There wasn't one decision we got. If we get the next 15 it will only semi-make up for it. "We were playing brilliantly. We deserved to be 2-0 in front but the penalty was really dubious and it's a major point in the game. "Suddenly it's 2-1, we've got a man sent off and play the whole of the second half with 10 men. "It was never a free-kick (before Ballack's goal). Amazingly, I thought the referee might give it but never in a month of Sundays was it a free-kick and they scored from it. "The referee didn't see it and the linesman spotted it - I'm grateful for him spotting a straightforward decision and I'm so grateful linesmen have spotted things they should spot. "We were absolutely terrific and deserved it and even now I don't know if I'm delighted to get a point in the last minute of the game or whether I'm disappointed that we haven't won." Martin Oโ€™Neill.

MATCH REPORT