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Game #4978

Aston Villa

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Won

2nd Qualifying

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩

UEFA Cup

Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar

Attendance: 2,200

Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík

Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar

1-4

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ashley Young | 4' | 64' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa travel to Iceland for a UEFA Cup qualifier and dispatch Hafnarfjarðar as Brad Friedel makes his bow.

KEY MAN

Craig Gardner and Villa win in Iceland, Thursday, 14 August 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Thursday, 14 August 2008

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Brad Friedel, Nicky Shorey
⚽ | 4’ Goal, 1-0, Gareth Barry, Assist by Ashley Young
⚽ | 6’ Goal, 2-0, Ashley Young
⚽ | 38’ Goal, 3-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor
🥅 | 45’ Goal, 3-1, (Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar), Matthías Gudmundsson
🕒 | HT Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar 1-3 Aston Villa
🟨 | 55’ Booking, Gareth Barry
⚽ | 64’ Goal, 4-1, Martin Laursen, Assist by Ashley Young
🔁 | 66’ Sub off, Stiliyan Petrov, Sub on, Moustapha Salifou
🔁 | 71’ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Wayne Routledge
🔁 | 76’ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Nathan Delfouneso 🟢
🕒 | FT Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar 1-4 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Goalkeeper Brad Friedel made his Villa debut aged 37 after joining from Blackburn Rovers for £2,250,000 in July 2008.

Left back Nicky Shorey made his Villa debut aged 27 after joining from Reading for a fee of £3,960,000 earlier this month.

Forward Nathan Delfouneso made his Villa debut as a substitute aged 17 after coming through the ranks as a schoolboy before signing professional forms in July 2008.

Aston Villa

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

Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
Icelandic Champions: 🏆🏆🏆
Icelandic Cup Winners: 🏆
Icelandic League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 2007

FIXTURE HISTORY

Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar

Previous 5 vs. Hafnarfjarðar: None
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #3 |
Manager Game | #86 |
Thursday, 14 August 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Radek Matějek | 🇨🇿 | 2004-
Kick off: 7.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 3-1
FT Score: 🟩 4-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 86 | 🟩 | 32 🟨 | 30 🟥 24 | 1.47

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Radek Matějek | 🇨🇿 | 2004-
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Antonín Kordula, Martin Wilczek

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar

🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill hands debuts to Brad Friedel and Nicky Shorey, and hands first starts of the season to Marlon Harewood, Gareth Barry and Curtis Davies. Stuart Taylor, Wilfred Bouma, Zat Knight and Steve Sidwell drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.93 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 | 37.27 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.73 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 | 🟢 |
LB Nicky Shorey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 |
CB Curtis Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 | ⚽ |
M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | ⚽ | 🔥 | 🔁 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 | 🔁 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🟨 |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Marlon Harewood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Heimir Guðjónsson | 🇮🇸 |

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Fimleikafélag Hafnarfjarðar

GK Gunnar Sigurðsson | 🇮🇸 |
LB Hjörtur Logi Valgarðsson | 🇮🇸 |
D Höskuldur Eiríksson | 🇮🇸 | 🔁 |
CB Dennis Slim | 🇩🇰 |
M Tommy Nielsen | 🇩🇰 | 🟨 |
M Matthías Guðmundsson | 🇮🇸 | ⚽ |
M Davíd Thór Viðarsson | 🇮🇸 | 🔁 |
M Björn Daníel Sverisson | 🇮🇸 | 🟨 |
W Atli Guðnason | 🇮🇸 | 🔁 |
CF Tryggvi Guðmundsson | 🇮🇸 |
CF Matthías Vilhjálmsson | 🇮🇸 |

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SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Moustapha Salifou | 🇹🇬 | for M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 | 66’ |
🔁 W Wayne Routledge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 71’ |
🔁 F Nathan Delfouneso | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 76’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | D Höskuldur Eiríksson | 🇮🇸 | (D Gudmundur Sævarsson | 🇮🇸 |)
🔁 | M Davíd Thór Viðarsson | 🇮🇸 | (M Ásgeir Gunnar Ásgeirsson | 🇮🇸 |)
🔁 | W Atli Guðnason | 🇮🇸 | (CF Jónas Grani Garðarsson | 🇮🇸 |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Zat Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Nathan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Isaiah Osbourne | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Dathi Larusson | 🇮🇸 |
CB Freyr Bjarnason | 🇮🇸 |
CB Birkir Sverrisson | 🇮🇸 |
M Hakon Hallfredsson | 🇮🇸 |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11
Homegrown: 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 14/18
Homegrown: 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Home Nation 🇮🇸 : 12/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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

Match Symbols:

⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

🟢 GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 |
🟢 LB Nicky Shorey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
🟢 F Nathan Delfouneso | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"There were a couple of scares but we have won convincingly in the end and are obviously in a very strong position for the second leg. "We need to tighten up defensively but I'm pleased to have won. "But I wouldn't treat the second leg lightly at all. Our intention is to try to get through." Martin O'Neill.

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