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Game #4975

Aston Villa

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Drew

6th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

West Ham United

Attendance: 34,969

Upton Park

West Ham United

2-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Nigel Reo-Coker | 14โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa close out a strong season under Martin O'Neill with a draw at Upton Park and a sixth placed finish in the Premier League. Meanwhile Villa great Olof Mellberg makes his final appearance for the club in an emotional farewell.

KEY MAN

The one and only Olof Mellberg makes his final appearance for Villa as Martin O'Neill's side finish sixth in the Premier League, Sunday, 11 May 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 11 May 2008

๐Ÿฅ… | 8โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (West Ham United), Nolberto Solano
โšฝ | 14โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Ashley Young, Assist by Nigel Reo-Coker
๐ŸŸจ | 33โ€™ Booking, Olof Mellberg
๐Ÿ•’ | HT West Ham United 1-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 50โ€™ Booking, Stiliyan Petrov
โšฝ | 58โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Gareth Barry, Assist by Nigel Reo-Coker
๐Ÿ” | 87โ€™ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Marlon Harewood
๐Ÿฅ… | 88โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (West Ham United), Dean Ashton
๐Ÿ•’ | FT West Ham United 2-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa finish a largely excellent season in 6th place with an early start to 2008-09 promised in the Intertoto. The progress made under Martin O'Neill had been huge and the on-field performances were at times unlike anything produced by Villa since Brian Little's 90's team. All good things have to come to an end however and Villa faced the next campaign knowing they would no longer have one of their greats in the side.

Villaโ€™s legendary centre back Olof Mellberg made his final appearance aged 30 before moving on to Juventus in July 2008 on a free transfer. Few players have ever โ€˜gotโ€™ Villa and their fans in the way Mellberg did, a leader on and off the pitch who left the club too early but the club did not leave him. Between 2001-02 and 2007-08 Olof made 265 appearances scoring 8 goals.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Scott Carson also played the last game of his loan spell from Liverpool aged 22.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

West Ham United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Ham United

Previous 5 vs. West Ham: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2007-08 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Game | #38 |
Manager Game | #83 |
Sunday, 11 May 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 83 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 30 ๐ŸŸจ | 29 ๐ŸŸฅ 24 | 1.43

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Matches Officiated: 19
๐ŸŸฉ : 7
๐ŸŸจ : 6
๐ŸŸฅ : 6
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 1 Oct 07, Villa 4-4 Tottenham (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

West Ham United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.90 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 31.22 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.59 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Aston Villa

GK Scott Carson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
RB Wilfred Bouma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Alan Curbishley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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West Ham United

GK Robert Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB George McCartney | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Lucas Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Anton Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Tomkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Scott Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mark Noble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Luรญs Boa Morte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
W Nolberto Solano (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dean Ashton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Bobby Zamora | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 87โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | LB George McCartney | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | (RB John Paintsil | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Nolberto Solano (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | (F Freddie Sears | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Bobby Zamora | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Carlton Cole (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Shaun Maloney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Wayne Routledge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Richard Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Hayden Mullins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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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 : 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 : 10/16
Homegrown: 2/16

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 : 8/11

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 : 12/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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

๐ŸŸข GK Scott Carson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด GK Scott Carson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2007-08 | ๐Ÿ•’ 36 | 36 (0) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 2 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 2 | #800 |
๐Ÿ”ด CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 2001-08 | ๐Ÿ•’ 263 | 262 (1) | โšฝ 8 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 4 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 2 | #755 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 42%
Possession A | 58%
Shots F | 19
Shots A | 20
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 23
Fouls A | 11

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œIโ€™m very pleased with the team because weโ€™ve taken big strides since last season. โ€œItโ€™s disappointing weโ€™ve missed out on the Uefa Cup but with Everton beating Newcastle it doesnโ€™t seem so bad. โ€œWeโ€™re in the Intertoto Cup for definite now, which means we have to play 17 games in the middle of June! โ€œWhat it really means is that we have to be back a week earlier and be competitive sooner than expected because the ties are mid to late July.โ€ Martin Oโ€™Neill.

MATCH REPORT