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Game #4979

Aston Villa

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Won

2nd

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Manchester City

Attendance: 39,955

Villa Park

Aston Villa

4-2

Manchester City

Assist(s) | Ashley Young | 47โ€™ | Curtis Davies | 69โ€™ | Gareth Barry | 74โ€™ | 76โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa open the 2008-09 Premier League campaign with a fine win over pretenders City as Gabby hits a seven minute hat-trick and Luke Young makes his debut.

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor scores a hat-track to see off Manchester City, Sunday, 17 August 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 17 August 2008

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Luke Young
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester City
โšฝ | 47โ€™ Goal, 1-0, John Carew, Assist by Ashley Young
๐Ÿฅ… | 64โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester City, pen), Elano
โšฝ | 69โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Curtis Davis
โšฝ | 74โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Gareth Barry
โšฝ | 76โ€™ Goal, 4-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Gareth Barry
๐Ÿฅ… | 89โ€™ Goal, 4-2, (Manchester City), Vedran ฤ†orluka
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 4-2 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Right back Luke Young made his Villa debut aged 29 after joining from Middlesbrough for a fee of ยฃ2,700,000 earlier this month. Having lost Wilfred Bouma to injury the move to bring Young in was even more welcome for a player who had long been an attractive target for Villa.

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

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #4 |
League Game | #1 |
Manager Game | #87 |
Sunday, 17 August 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Kick off: 2.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 87 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 33 ๐ŸŸจ | 30 ๐ŸŸฅ 24 | 1.48

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Matches Officiated: 12
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 4
๐ŸŸฅ : 4
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 27 Apr 08, Villa 2-2 Everton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mick McDonough, Mike Bull

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill hands a debut to Luke Young and recalls John Carew in place of Wilfred Bouma and Marlon Harewood.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.61 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 37.28 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.86 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Nicky Shorey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Mark Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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Manchester City

GK Joe Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Vedran ฤ†orluka | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
CB Tal Ben Haim (yth) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Javier Garrido | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Michael Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Elano | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
M Gelson Fernandes |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ๐Ÿ” |
M Kelvin Etuhu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Martin Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CF Ched Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Gelson Fernandes |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| (M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Ched Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (CF Daniel Sturridge | 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 |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Wayne Routledge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Kasper Schmeichel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Nedum Onuoha | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Michael Ball | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Dietmar Hamann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Felipe Caicedo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |

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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 : 13/18
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Freshly founded Abu Dhabi - formerly Manchester City, a club without a trophy since 1976, and with just two League titles to their former name - arrive at Villa Park.

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 : 7/18

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 RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 41%
Possession A | 59%
Shots F | 17
Shots A | 19
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 8
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 14

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œI am delighted. It was a big victory for us and we played particularly well going forward. โ€œI was disappointed that we were not ahead at half-time but we had a great second-half. โ€œIt was as important for us to stay tight defensively but I knew that we would create things in attack.โ€ Martin O'Neill.

MATCH REPORT