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Game #4962

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Attendance: 24,760

Lost

Premier League

6th (-1)

Fulham

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Craven Cottage

Villa's eight game unbeaten Premier League run comes to an end with defeat at Craven Cottage.

Fulham

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Wilfred Bouma fights for the ball but Villa''s eight game unbeaten run in the Premier League comes to an end at Craven Cottage, Sunday, 3 February 2008.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Fulham 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
๐ŸŸจ | 63โ€™ Booking, Wilfred Bouma
โšฝ | 69โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Aaron Hughes
๐Ÿฅ… | 73โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Fulham), Simon Davies
๐ŸŸจ | 85โ€™ Booking, Curtis Davies
๐Ÿฅ… | 86โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Fulham), Jimmy Bullard
๐Ÿ” | 87โ€™ Sub off, Wilfred Bouma, Sub on, Craig Gardner
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+3 Sub off, Curtis Davies, Sub on, Isaiah Osbourne
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Fulham 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa suffer a shock defeat to lowly Fulham and end an eight game unbeaten run that had moved them into 5th place. Villa lost to two late goals despite having taken the lead through and own goal from the recently departed Aaron Hughes and fell back to 6th in the table.

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

Fulham

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

Previous 5 vs. Fulham: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #28 |
League Game | #25 |
Manager Game | #70 |
Sunday, 3 February 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Kick off: 4.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 1 Dec 07, Villa 1-2 Arsenal (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Fulham

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Shaun Maloney replaces Ashley Young.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.41 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 30.96 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.32 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

MANAGER

Roy Hodgson | 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 | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

Fulham

GK Antti Niemi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Paul Konchesky | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Aaron Hughes (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Brede Hangeland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Chris Baird | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Jimmy Bullard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Simon Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Leon Andreasen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Danny Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Erik Nevland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
F Clint Dempsey | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 87โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™+3 |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Erik Nevland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (CF Brian McBride | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | F Clint Dempsey | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | (W Diomansy Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |)

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 Kasey Keller | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Moritz Volz | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Carlos Bocanegra | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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

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 : 6/13

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

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 44%
Possession A | 56%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 10
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 10

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWhen we got ourselves in front we didnโ€™t defend well enough for their equalising goal.

โ€œI wanted us to play with drive and ambition, but we didnโ€™t have the momentum. We were not good enough.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 3 February 2008

*Jimmy Bullardโ€™s late 25-yard free-kick earned Roy Hodgson his first victory as Fulham manager against high-flying Aston Villa at Craven Cottage.*

Villa had taken the lead on 68 minutes when Aaron Hughes turned the ball into his own net after Olof Mellberg flicked on Shaun Maloneyโ€™s outswinging corner.

But Fulham hit back five minutes later when Simon Davies finished off a fine sweeping move involving Bullard.

And Bullard ensured the three points with a brilliant strike on 85 minutes.

There was further bad news for Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill when England call-up Gabriel Agbonlahor was forced to limp off at half-time with a hamstring injury.

The striker is a major doubt for Englandโ€™s forthcoming friendly against Switzerland at Wembley on Wednesday.

The much-needed victory is only Fulhamโ€™s third all season, consigning Villa to their first defeat in nine games.

The game ended in complete contrast to how it began - the first half was almost bereft of any goalscoring chances.

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson gave new signing Erik Nevland his debut, playing the Norwegian as a lone striker in front of a five-man midfield.

The visitors were without the pace and penetration of new Ashley Young, who missed the match because of a one-game suspension.

His replacement, Shaun Maloney, fashioned the best chance of the half for Villa on 39 minutes.

The Scot capitalised on a defensive mistake from Danny Murphy, sending a dangerous ball across the face of Antti Niemiโ€™s goal, but Agbonlahor failed to make contact as the ball flew across the box to safety.

Agbonlahor was forced to sit out the second half after he was crudely brought down in full flow by Davies on the stroke of half-time.

The visitors had the better of the opening exchanges in the second half, with Marlon Harewood, on for Agbonlahor, looking threatening up front.

And once again Villa took the lead through a set piece, albeit with help from the hapless Hughes.

Maloneyโ€™s corner was flicked on by Mellberg at the near post, but rather than finding a team-mate in claret and blue, the Swede found Hughesโ€™s left boot and the defender looped the ball into his own net.

Martin Laursen spurned a glorious opportunity to double Villaโ€™s lead a minute later when he blasted over from another corner from six yards out.

The miss proved costly as the home side hit back on 73 minutes with a well-crafted equaliser involving Bullard and Davies and the latter neatly finished on the half volley from 12 yards out.

And Bullard sealed the vital three points with a superb free-kick after Curtis Davies had brought down Diomansy Kamara 25 yards out from goal.

The former Wigan midfielder curled his strike beyond the sprawling Scott Carson, prompting scenes of crazy celebrations.

*Aston Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œWhen we got ourselves in front we didnโ€™t defend well enough for their equalising goal.

โ€œI wanted us to play with drive and ambition, but we didnโ€™t have the momentum. We were not good enough.โ€