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Game #4959

Aston Villa

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Won

6th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Reading

Attendance: 38,288

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-1

Reading

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

MATCH SUMMARY

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

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

Saturday, 12 January 2008

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

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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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 67 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 25 ๐ŸŸจ | 23 ๐ŸŸฅ 19 | 1.46

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Uriah Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Matches Officiated: 20
๐ŸŸฉ : 9
๐ŸŸจ : 8
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 26 Dec 06, Villa 1-2 Tottenham (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Reading

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

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

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 |
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” |

MANAGER

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

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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” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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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

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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 |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Adam Federici | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
D Alex Pearce | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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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 : 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

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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

๐ŸŸข 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

MATCH 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.

MATCH REPORT