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Game #4959

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Attendance: 38,288

Won

Premier League

6th (-)

Reading

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa record a third consecutive Premier League victory in six unbeaten games as Reading are swept aside at Villa Park.

Aston Villa

3-1

Reading

Assist(s) | Ashley Young | 22โ€™ | 55โ€™ | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 88โ€™ |

KEY MAN

John Carew celebrates opening the scoring in Villa's 5,000th League and Cup match to help Villa to a third successive Premier League win in six unbeaten games, Saturday, 12 January 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 22โ€™ Goal, 1-0, John Carew, Assist by Ashley Young
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Reading
โšฝ | 55โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Martin Laursen, Assist by Ashley Young
โšฝ | 88โ€™ Goal, 3-0, John Carew, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Shaun Maloney
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+1 Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Moustapha Salifou ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+2 Goal, 3-1, (Reading), James Harper
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Reading

ON THIS DAY

Villa confidently see off Reading to make it three successive League wins, unbeaten in six as Villa sit sixth in the Premier League table. Meanwhile, midfielder Moustapha Salifou, 24, made his first appearance for Villa as a 90' substitute after joining from FC Wil 1900 for a fee of ยฃ450,000 in August 2007.

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

Reading

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Reading

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Game | #22 |
Manager Game | #67 |
Saturday, 12 January 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Uriah Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Uriah Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 26 Dec 06, Villa 1-2 Tottenham (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Reading

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Uriah Rennie

TEAM NEWS

Craig Gardner replaces Olof Mellberg.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.29 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 30.90 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.15 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Steve Coppell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

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

Reading

GK Marcus Hanhemann (yth) | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Nicky Shorey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB รvar Ingimarsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Kalifa Cissรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Graeme Murty | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Ulises de la Cruz (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stephen Hunt | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M James Harper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Brynjar Gunnarsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Kevin Doyle | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dave Kitson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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 | 90โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸข | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 90โ€™+1 |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Ulises de la Cruz (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | (M Bobby Convey | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Kevin Doyle | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CF Shane Long | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Dave Kitson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Leroy Lita | 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 Adam Federici | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
D Alex Pearce | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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: 3/16

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 : 5/16

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

M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 48%
Possession A | 52%
Shots F | 15
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 13
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 13

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"He [Ashley Young] has taken things by storm. He has been fantastic. He also works hard. The way in which he tracks back is brilliant.

"He can go 60 yards at pace, beat players and has the ability to deliver from the open play of free-kicks."

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 12 January 2008

*Villa stroll past Royals*

Aston Villa produced a confident display putting three goals past Reading at Villa Park on Saturday.

Both sides started brightly but it was the home side that took the lead after 23 minutes when Ashley Youngโ€™s free kick found John Carew who headed the ball into the net.

It was another set-piece that led to Villaโ€™s second goal 10 minutes into the second half. Young played in an inswinging corner that found Martin Laursen who rose above Ivar Ingimarsson to double their lead.

Carew added his second of the game on 88 minutes neatly finding the back of the net from Gabriel Agbonlahor cross.

The Royals added a consolation goal late into injury time when Shane Longโ€™s pass found James Harper who slotted it past Scott Carson.

*Animated*

Reading goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann was called into action for the first time after 12 minutes to turn aside a powerful drive from a narrow angle by Stiliyan Petrov.

Villa keeper Carson looked relieved to cling onto a free-kick driven straight at him by Nicky Shorey at the second attempt.

Oโ€™Neill was animated on more than one occasion towards referee Uriah Rennie who seemed reluctant to play the advantage rule.

Kevin Doyle had a chance to put Reading ahead after flicking the ball past Curtis Davies but clipped his shot over the bar with only Carson to beat.

But Villa were beginning to take control and after 23 minutes their constant threat from set pieces resulted in Carew putting them ahead with his fifth goal of the campaign.

Youngโ€™s inswinging free-kick was perfectly weighted and Carew needed only a touch to deflect the ball past Hahnemann from close range.

Ulises De la Cruz became the first player to be yellow-carded for holding back Agbonlahor in full flight.

*Fierce*

Petrov was only just too high with a fierce 20-yard drive although replays suggested his effort had deflected off De la Cruz and should have resulted in a corner.

Dave Kitson needed lengthy treatment after landing awkwardly on his right knee following an aerial challenge with Davies but was eventually able to continue.

The Reading striker should have done better four minutes before half-time when he dragged his shot across the face of goal after being found in space by Shorey.

Villa made a positive start to the second period and Hahnemann became the second Reading player to be booked after charging out of his area and bringing down Agbonlahor.

It came as no surprise when yet another set-piece led to Laursen doubling Villaโ€™s lead.

*Control*

Young won a corner and his centre was met firmly by Laursen who headed past Hahnemann into the corner of the net.

Villa were now in complete control and Laursen climbed above the Royals defence to force a save out of Hahnemann from another Young corner.

Reading suddenly came to life and Doyle had a shot deflected just wide and then Carson produced a fine reflex save to keep out Brynjar Gunnarssonโ€™s near-post header from a Harper corner.

But Carew struck for the second time in the 89th minute when he turned home a low cross from Agbonlahor before Harper snatched an injury-time consolation for Reading.