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Game #4958

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Attendance: 33,630

Lost

FA Cup 3rd Round

3rd Round

Manchester United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

In the latest yawn-fest that is Villa's annual FA Cup tie against Manchester United something happened to hand the Old Trafford outfit the win but it's difficult to keep track of just what.

Aston Villa

0-2

Manchester United

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Scott Carson, mistake.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester United
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Luke Moore ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Stiliyan Petrov, Sub on, Shaun Maloney
๐Ÿฅ… | 81โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester United), Cristiano Ronaldo
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Wilfred Bouma, Sub on, Craig Gardner
๐Ÿฅ… | 89โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester United), Wayne Rooney
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Manchester United

ON THIS DAY

Villa participate in the annual FA sponsored third round Cup defeat to Manchester United. Meanwhile, Luke Moore made his final appearance for Villa aged 21 before moving on to West Bromwich Albion for ยฃ3,380,000 in July 2008. Between 2003-04 and 2007-08 Moore made 99 appearances, 57 as substitute and scored 14 goals. Whilst not a prolific marksman, Moore's absences from the squad and subsequent departure came as a surprise to many.

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

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #24 |
Manager Game | #66 |
Saturday, 5 January 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 5.15pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 28 Oct 07, Villa 1-1 Bolton (a)
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester United

None

TEAM NEWS

John Carew replaces Luke Moore as Martin O'Neill resists the temptation to make his usual big changes for a Cup match.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.11 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 30.88 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.24 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

MANAGER

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

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 Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 | 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 |
CB Nemanja Vidiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Wes Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Anderson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Ji-Sung Park | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Michael Carrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ryan Giggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Cristiano Ronaldo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |
CF Louis Saha | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Ji-Sung Park | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Wayne Rooney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Ryan Giggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (CB John Oโ€™Shea | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Louis Saha | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Owen Hargreaves | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Tom Heaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Nani | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

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 : 6/11
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 : 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 : 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 : 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

F Luke Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 50%
Possession A | 50%
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 5
Fouls A | 13

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"I just can't be bothered with playing the game, we know the result before we start so why not just hand Manchester United a bye?"

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 5 January 2008

*United leave it late at Villa*

Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney struck late on as Man Utd booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win at Aston Villa.

The Red Devils have an imperious record against the Midlands outfit, although it looked for long periods like the game could end goalless.

Villa opted for a conservative approach, while the visitors lacked the cutting edge of Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez up front.

However, Rooney was on the bench and his arrival coincided with a United victory as two late goals sunk Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s men.

Firstly, Ronaldo turned home Ryan Giggsโ€™ cross from close range before Rooneyโ€™s pin-point drive beat Scott Carson at his far post.

*Pace*

Gabriel Agbonlahor gave an early demonstration of his pace to the Italian with a break down the left flank before squaring an inviting low cross towards Stilian Petrov, but his first touch was a poor one and Van der Sar was able to collect.

Anderson was quick to spot a gap down the middle and made a powerful 50-yard run which ended with Carson saving his left-footed drive from the edge of the Villa box at the second attempt.

Petrov was only just too high with a dipping 30-yard drive in an open-ended start to the game. Agbonlahor turned sharply but Rio Ferdinand was alert to the situation and blocked his shot.

United started to enjoy more of the play territorially with Anderson looking threatening in the centre of the park. The Brazilian made another good break into the Villa box only to be eventually crowded out by the combined efforts of Nigel Reo-Coker and Wilfred Bouma.

John Carew had a rare sight of the goal after turning Ferdinand when running onto a Petrov pass but he could not convert.

Giggs missed a golden chance to put United ahead a minute before the interval after a mistake by Carson. The keeper should have dealt better with a dipping drive from Ronaldo but only parried it straight to Giggs. But, with the goal at his mercy, the former Wales international pushed his shot wide and seemed surprised by the pace of the ball.

*Second half*

Villa began the second half brightly and Carew flicked on a Young centre which Van der Sar saved down to his right even though the ball was going wide.

Michael Carrick teed up Anderson on the edge of the Villa area and, although his shot contained plenty of power, it flew well wide of Carsonโ€™s goal.

Petrov blocked a shot from Ronaldo and then Martin Laursen was relieved when he deflected a Nemanja Vidic header past his own post from a Giggs corner.

Rooney could have won the game for United after entering the action but he shot over the bar after exchanging passes with Ronaldo.

But with nine minutes left Ronaldo scrambled over the line from a Giggs centre for his 19th goal of the campaign.

And with 60 seconds remaining Rooney drilled a powerful shot past Carson into the corner of the net after Ronaldoโ€™s initial effort had been blocked.