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Game #4967

Aston Villa

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Lost

6th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Portsmouth

Attendance: 20,388

Fratton Park

Portsmouth

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose for only the second time in fifteen Premier League games as mega-spenders Portsmouth beat them for the second time this season and climb above them in the table.

KEY MAN

Villa contemplate their second defeat in fifteen Premier League games as luck deserts them at Fratton Park, Saturday, 15 March 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 15 March 2008

๐Ÿฅ… | 12โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Portsmouth), Jermaine Defoe
๐Ÿฅ… | 38โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Portsmouth), Nigel Reo-Coker o.g.
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Portsmouth 2-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Shaun Maloney, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
๐ŸŸจ | 64โ€™ Booking, Olof Mellberg
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Wilfred Bouma, Sub on, Moustapha Salifou
๐ŸŸฅ | 81โ€™ Sending off, (Portsmouth), Sulley Muntari
๐ŸŸจ | 89โ€™ Booking, Olof Mellberg
๐ŸŸฅ | 89โ€™ Sending off, Olof Mellberg
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Portsmouth 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose for only the second time in thirteen Premier League games as they again can't get to grips with a combination of a tiny, ramshackle ground, a bloke with a bell and some very, very highly remunerated players. As a result Villa fall back to seventh in the table with eight 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

Portsmouth

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1949-50

FIXTURE HISTORY

Portsmouth

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Game | #30 |
Manager Game | #75 |
Saturday, 15 March 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: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 75 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 27 ๐ŸŸจ | 27 ๐ŸŸฅ 21 | 1.44

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Matches Officiated: 15
๐ŸŸฉ : 6
๐ŸŸจ : 4
๐ŸŸฅ : 5
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 3 Feb 08, Villa 1-2 Fulham (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Portsmouth

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Olof Mellberg replaces Craig Gardner.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.42 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 31.07 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.44 |

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 | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
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 |
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 |

MANAGER

Harry Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Portsmouth

GK David James (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Laurรฉn | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Glen Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Hermann Hreiรฐarsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Sylvain Distin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Lassana Diarra | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Papa Bouba Diop | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Sulley Muntari | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Niko Kranjฤar | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Milan Baroลก (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jermain Defoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ | for RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 79โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Milan Baroลก (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | (CF Nwankwo Kanu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Jermain Defoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | (W John Utaka | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jamie Ashdown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Lucien Aubey | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Pedro Mendes | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

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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: 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 : 10/16
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 : 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 : 4/16

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:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 51%
Possession A | 49%
Shots F | 15
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 20

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œLuck deserted us but itโ€™s all about winning games and weโ€™ve got to get back to that. โ€œWe wonโ€™t give up. There are still eight games to go and if we are capable of winning most of them. โ€œThere are plenty of twists and turns left even though the margin for error is growing less.โ€ Martin Oโ€™Neill.

MATCH REPORT