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Game #4966

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Attendance: 39,874

Drew

Premier League

6th (-)

Middlesbrough

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa are held for the second successive game as they struggle at home to Boro but extend their run to one defeat in fourteen Premier League games.

Aston Villa

1-1

Middlesbrough

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Gareth Barry equalises from the penalty spot to earn Villa a second successive Premier League draw, Wednesday, 12 March 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 23โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Stewart Downing
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Middlesbrough
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Craig Gardner, Sub on, Olof Mellberg
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Shaun Maloney, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
โšฝ | 74โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Gareth Barry (pen)
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Middlesbrough

ON THIS DAY

A below par Villa sees them draw with lowly Middlesbrough as the season seems to be taking its toll on some of the players, Villa though have just one defeat in twelve Premier League games and remain sixth in the table with nine to play.

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

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2003-04

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

Previous 5 vs. Middlesbrough: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #32 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #74 |
Wednesday, 12 March 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 15 Dec 07, Villa 1-1 Sunderland (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Middlesbrough

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Steve Bennett

TEAM NEWS

Zat Knight replaces Curtis Davies.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.57 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 31.06 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.31 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Gareth Southgate (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿคก |

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 |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Middlesbrough

GK Mark Schwarzer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Emanuel Pogatetz | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Robert Huth | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB David Wheater | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Oโ€™Neil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M George Boateng (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mohamed Shawky | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Tuncay ลžanlฤฑ | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Stuart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Mido | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Mido | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (M Lee Cattermole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Ross Turnbull | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jonathan Grounds | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fรกbio Rochemback | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Adam Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 : 8/11
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: 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 : 8/16

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

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 54%
Possession A | 46%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 23

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œIt was a hugely frustrating night and we just couldnโ€™t get going. We did not play well and did not deserve any more than the point.

โ€œIt was a particularly poor first half and it took us too long to get going.

โ€œOur performance concerned me. We didnโ€™t create enough in the game and that is what disappointed me. We have to be a bit more inventive.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*Sky Sports*
Wednesday, 12 March 2008

*Barry spot-on to deny Boro*

Gareth Barryโ€™s controversial penalty earned Aston Villa a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough.

Barry struck 16 minutes from time to cancel out Stewart Downingโ€™s fine first-half opener.

The penalty award was harsh on Boro with referee Steve Bennett adjudging that Luke Young had handled Ashley Youngโ€™s shot
inside the box even though the ball appeared to strike his elbow as Young turned his back on the ball.

The draw dents Villaโ€™s bid to qualify for Europe as they remain in sixth, while, Boroโ€™s performance was the perfect response to their shock FA Cup exit to Cardiff at the weekend.

Southgate was given the perfect response by his players to that shock cup reversal and Boro could have wrapped the game up with steadier finishing before the Barry spot-kick.

Former Villa midfielder George Boateng was effective in a defensive midfield role although he lost his cool for a spell after being booked when preventing Olof Mellberg from taking a free-kick late on in this Barclays Premier League game.

Boro started the brighter of the two sides and Mido missed a good chance to put them in front early on.

Villa goalkeeper Scott Carson did well to come off his line and block a left-footed effort from Tuncay but the rebound fell to Mido - who put his shot wide when he should have at least hit the target.

*Opener*

Mohamed Shawky curled a 20-yard effort just over the bar and it came as no surprise when Downing gave Boro the lead after 23 minutes with his seventh goal of the campaign after a mistake by the recalled Zat Knight.

The Villa defender sent his pass straight into the path of the England winger who cut into the area before beating Carson with a low shot into the corner of the net.

Shawky was certainly in the thick of the action and he was only a couple of feet wide with a fierce 25-yard drive which beat the dive of Carson after former Villa midfielder George Boateng had teed up the chance.

Villa came close to equalising three minutes before the interval when a shot from John Carew was cleared off the line by Mido following a young free-kick.

When the ball came back to the Norwegian international, he sent his header over the bar.

It was a rare moment of hope for Villa and Boro were soon back on the offensive with Mido heading over at close range from a Oโ€™Neil free-kick.

*Changes*

Oโ€™Neill reacted to his sideโ€™s inept first half performance by bringing on striker Marlon Harewood and fit again defender Olof Mellberg in place of Maloney and Gardner.

But Mido squandered a golden opportunity to double Boroโ€™s lead after 51 minutes.

Downingโ€™s low cross from the left flank found the Egyptian international unmarked 10 yards out with the goal gaping but he fired over the bar.