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Game #4974

Aston Villa

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Aston Villa

0-2

Wigan Athletic

Premier League

Wigan Athletic

Villa Park

Attendance: 42,640

Lost

6th (-)

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟥

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa suffer a shock defeat to lowly Wigan in the penultimate game of the Premier League season and the final match at Villa Park yet remain in 6th place in the table under Martin O'Neill.

KEY MAN

Scott Carson, beaten.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 3 May 2008

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Wigan Athletic
🥅 | 52’ Goal, 0-1, (Wigan Athletic), Antonio Valencia
🔁 | 60’ Sub off, Zat Knight, Sub on, Patrik Berger 🔴
🥅 | 63’ Goal, 0-2, (Wigan Athletic), Antonio Valencia
🔁 | 69’ Sub off, Wilfred Bouma, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Wigan Athletic

ON THIS DAY

Not for the first time this season Villa unexpectedly lose a game they would have expected to win and as a result, although they remain 6th, they lose ground in the race for European qualification. Yet for all the disappointment it just served to underline how far the team had come under Martin O'Neill since Villa's 'difficult' 2002-2006 period. Meanwhile, Patrik Berger made his final appearance for Villa aged 34 before moving on to Sparta Prague on a free transfer in July 2008. Although Berger joined the Villa at the end of his career in a free transfer from Portsmouth at the age of 31 he proved an excellent resource when called upon. Between 2005-06 and 2007-08 he made 32 appearances, 22 as substitute and scored twice.

Aston Villa

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

Wigan Athletic

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Wigan Athletic

Previous 5 vs. Wigan: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Game | #37 |
Manager Game | #82 |
Saturday, 3 May 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Rob Styles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 82 | 🟩 | 30 🟨 | 28 🟥 24 | 1.44

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Rob Styles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hampshire, 1996-2009
Matches Officiated: 20
🟩 : 8
🟨 : 4
🟥 : 8
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 20 Oct 07, Villa 1-4 United (h) 🆘
Cards: 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

None

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🟨

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TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up for the fourth successive game for the first time this season.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.87 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 | 31.20 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.57 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Aston Villa

GK Scott Carson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Wilfred Bouma | 🇳🇱 | 🔁 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
CB Zat Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF John Carew | 🇳🇴 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Steve Bruce | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Wigan Athletic

GK Chris Kirkland | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Emerson Boyce | 🇬🇵 |
CB Paul Scharner | 🇦🇹 |
CB Titus Bramble | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Antonio Valencia | 🇪🇨 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
M Wilson Palacios | 🇭🇳 | 🔁 |
M Jason Koumas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Michael Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
W Kevin Kilbane | 🇮🇪 |
CF Emile Heskey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Marcus Bent | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 W Patrik Berger | 🇨🇿 | 🔴 | for CB Zat Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 60’ |
🔁 CF Marlon Harewood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Wilfred Bouma | 🇳🇱 | 69’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Wilson Palacios | 🇭🇳 | (M Josip Skoko | 🇦🇺 |)
🔁 | CF Emile Heskey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Antoine Sibierski | 🇫🇷 |)
🔁 | CF Marcus Bent | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Marlon King | 🇯🇲 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Moustapha Salifou | 🇹🇬 |
W Wayne Routledge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mike Pollitt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ryan Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/16
Homegrown: 2/16

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 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

🔴 W Patrik Berger | 🇨🇿 | 2005-08 | 🕒 32 | 9 (23) | ⚽ 2 | 🔥 4 | 🇺 12 | #782 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 57%
Possession A | 43%
Shots F | 14
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 6
Fouls A | 8

MATCH QUOTES

“It would be hard to explain why we were so flat for so long. “We had been coming into the game with loads of confidence and playing brilliantly of late. “I can understand the first 15 or 20 minutes being a bit tentative. After that I thought we would settle down and get into a bit of fluency but it never materialised. “The goals put us on the back foot and the second really deflated us. “We had this opportunity to put pressure on Everton (for the Uefa Cup spot). The crowds have been fantastic and have been used to better fare than that.” Martin O’Neill.

MATCH REPORT