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Game #4960

Aston Villa

Drew

6th (-)

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨

Monday, 21 January 2008

Premier League

Liverpool

Anfield

Attendance: 42,590

Liverpool

2-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Martin Laursen | 69’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa extend their unbeaten Premier League run to seven games but are held by Liverpool at Anfield.

KEY MAN

Marlon Harewood hits a spectacular overhead goal to give Villa the lead at Anfield before Liverpool snatch a late equaliser to deny Villa, Monday, 21 January 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 21 January 2008

🥅 | 19’ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Yossi Benayoun
🕒 | HT Liverpool 1-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 66’ Sub off, Craig Gardner, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
⚽ | 69’ Goal, 1-1, Marlon Harewood, Assist by Martin Laursen
⚽ | 72’ Goal, 2-1, Own Goal, Fabio Aurélio
🟨 | 74’ Booking, Martin Laursen
🟨 | 88’ Booking, Ashley Young
🥅 | 88’ Goal, 2-2, (Liverpool), Peter Crouch
🔁 | 90’+2 Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Zat Knight
🕒 | FT Liverpool 2-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Fabio Aurelio's 72' own goal is Villa's 7,000th in league football. Only Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester United and Liverpool have also achieved this feat. Meanwhile Villa were now unbeaten in seven League games and sat 6th in the table.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 🏆🏆🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 2005-06

FIXTURE HISTORY

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Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #26 |
League Game | #23 |
Manager Game | #68 |
Monday, 21 January 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mark Clattenburg | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Durham, 2000-2017
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 68 | 🟩 | 25 🟨 | 24 🟥 19 | 1.46

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Clattenburg | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Durham, 2000-2017
Matches Officiated: 10
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 3
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 2 Sept 07, Villa 2-0 Chelsea, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Liverpool

🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Stuart Taylor replaces Scott Carson (loan terms) as Olof Mellberg returns for Gareth Barry.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.06 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 | 30.92 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.17 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Aston Villa

GK Stuart Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Wilfred Bouma | 🇳🇱 |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 | 🔥 | 🟨 |
CB Curtis Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 |
M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF John Carew | 🇳🇴 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Rafa Benítez | 🇪🇸 |

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Liverpool

GK Pepe Reina | 🇪🇸 |
LB Fábio Aurélio | 🇧🇷 |
CB Sami Hyypiä | 🇫🇮 |
CB Jamie Carragher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Álvaro Arbeloa | 🇪🇸 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Javier Mascherano | 🇦🇷 | 🟨 |
W Yossi Benayoun | 🇮🇱 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
W Harry Kewell | 🇦🇺 | 🔁 |
CF Fernando Torres | 🇪🇸 |
CF Dirk Kuyt | 🇳🇱 |

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STARTING XI

GK Stuart Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

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Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CF Marlon Harewood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 66’ |
🔁 CB Zat Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF John Carew | 🇳🇴 | 90’+2 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | RB Álvaro Arbeloa | 🇪🇸 | 🟨 | (CB Martin Škrtel | 🇷🇸 |)
🔁 | W Yossi Benayoun | 🇮🇱 | (CF Peter Crouch (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |)
🔁 | W Harry Kewell | 🇦🇺 | (W Ryan Babel | 🇳🇱 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Thomas Sörensen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Gary Cahill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Isaiah Osbourne | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Charles Itandje | 🇨🇲 |
M Xabi Alonso | 🇪🇸 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/16
Homegrown: 4/16

SQUAD STATS

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Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 3/14

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 | 35%
Possession A | 65%
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 22
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 18
Fouls A | 12

MATCH QUOTES

“I’m delighted for him, Marlon has had to wait patiently for his chance with others doing so well. “He made a big difference when he came on and after we’ve gone ahead I’m a little disappointed we didn’t win it. “The top three would be happy to get a point from Anfield and I think on the balance of play a draw is fair.” Martin O’Neill.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Monday, 21 January 2008

*Peter Crouch earned Liverpool a draw against Aston Villa as the Reds failed to move back into the top four.* Reds fans held up banners throughout to show support for boss Rafa Benitez and criticise their American owners, though there was no mass protest as suggested. They took the lead when Yossi Benayoun stabbed in at the second attempt, but Marlon Harewood’s overhead kick and a Fabio Aurelio own goal put Villa ahead. Substitute Crouch volleyed home with two minutes left to earn a point. But the draw is another blow to the Anfield club’s already slender title hopes and leaves them 14 points behind Manchester United and Arsenal - and two behind Everton, who are fourth. Liverpool’s future has been the subject of much speculation in recent days and some Reds fans were keen to vent their fury at the club’s US owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. Hicks’ admission last week that the club spoke to Jurgen Klinsmann about the managerial position in November has enraged many supporters of Benitez. There were plenty of banners backing the under-fire Spaniard and also asking for the Americans to sell the club to Dubai International Capital, which BBC Sport understands is considering making an offer to buy them out. Liverpool and Benitez badly needed a win and after a scrappy opening they went ahead, the goal brilliantly created by Kuyt, who has come in for some criticism for his displays this season. The Dutchman received a Steven Gerrard pass with his back to goal 18 yards out, turned and played the ball through to Benayoun in one movement and, after the Israeli’s initial shot was blocked, he reacted quickest to turn in the rebound. Villa’s attacking threat was being curbed by their own failure to stay onside and they were nearly punished at the other end again when Kuyt neatly laid the ball off for Aurelio to rifle just wide from 15 yards. The visitors were offering little, their midfield badly missing the drive of the injured Gareth Barry, the Villa captain sidelined for the first time this season due to a pelvic injury. It seemed a matter of time before Liverpool doubled their lead, Harry Kewell forcing Stuart Taylor to save low down to his right and then Fernando Torres firing onto the roof of the net from the edge of the box. But the introduction of Harewood for Craig Gardner proved a masterstroke from Villa boss Martin O’Neill and swung the game dramatically in the visitors’ favour. He almost set up a goal with a powerful run down the left, before Martin Laursen headed a free-kick back across goal and Harewood performed an overhead kick to beat Jose Reina and silence Anfield. Two minutes later and Villa, unbelievably, were ahead as Olof Mellberg’s shot from an Ashley Young cross took a wicked deflection off Aurelio and looped into the net. Benitez brought on Ryan Babel and Crouch and the giant hitman rescued a draw when he ran on to Jamie Carragher’s pass and smashed the ball past Taylor. *Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill on Harewood:* “I’m delighted for him, Marlon has had to wait patiently for his chance with others doing so well. “He made a big difference when he came on and after we’ve gone ahead I’m a little disappointed we didn’t win it. “The top three would be happy to get a point from Anfield and I think on the balance of play a draw is fair.”

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