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Game #4987

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Attendance: 38,706

Won

Premier League

3rd (+1)

Sunderland

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa win their seventh game of twelve in all competitions and their third consecutive Premier League match as Sunderland become the latest victims of the Carew & Young partnership.

Aston Villa

2-1

Sunderland

Assist(s) | Stiliyan Petrov | 33โ€™ |

KEY MAN

John Carew celebrates his winner as Villa see off Sunderland, Saturday, 27 September 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 10โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Sunderland), Djibril Cissรฉ
โšฝ | 18โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Ashley Young
โšฝ | 33โ€™ Goal, 2-1, John Carew, Assist by Stiliyan Petrov
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Nicky Shorey, Sub on, James Milner
๐ŸŸจ | 86โ€™ Booking, Stiliyan Petrov
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+2 Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Carlos Cuรฉllar
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland

ON THIS DAY

Villa bounce back from their League Cup disappointment to win their third successive League game and rise to 3rd in the Premier League.

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

Sunderland

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #12 |
League Game | #6 |
Manager Game | #95 |
Saturday, 27 September 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Peter Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northamptonshire, 1998-2012
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northamptonshire, 1998-2012
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 5 May 07, Villa 3-0 Sheffield United (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mo Matadar, David Richardson

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Sunderland

๐ŸŸจ

Peter Walton

TEAM NEWS

Martin Laursen, Nigel Reo-Coker, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Brad Friedel, Curtis Davies and Luke Young replace Zat Knight, Craig Gardner, Isaiah Osbourne, Marlon Harewood, Carlos Cuรฉllar, and Brad Guzan.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.72 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 37.39 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.97 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Roy Keane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Aston Villa

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

Sunderland

GK Craig Gordon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB George McCartney | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Danny Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Pascal Chimbonda | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต |
CB Anton Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Dean Whitehead | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steed Malbranque | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Liam Miller | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Djibril Cissรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
CF El-Hadji Diouf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Nicky Shorey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 90โ€™+2 |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Anthony Stokes | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | M Liam Miller | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Andy Reid | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF El-Hadji Diouf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (CF Daryl Murphy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
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 |
CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mรกrton Fรผlรถp | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Jordan Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Michael Chopra | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF David Healy | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

SQUAD STATS

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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

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

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 : 9/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 44%
Possession A | 56%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 10

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI thought we did brilliantly. We had to fight back and try to blow the cobwebs away after losing to QPR in the Carling Cup on Wednesday.

โ€œWe didnโ€™t have much more energy left and I think the majority of the crowd will forgive us for keeping the ball in the corner in the last few minutes.

โ€œThey will forgive us because in terms of entertainment we are as strong as anyone in Britain in that department.โ€

Martin O'Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 27 September 2008

*Goals from Ashley Young and John Carew helped Aston Villa secure a third successive Premier League victory at the expense of Sunderland.*

The visitors took the lead when Steed Malbranqueโ€™s pass was converted by Djibril Cisse on nine minutes.

But Young equalised with a free-kick from 20-yards nine minutes later before Carew scored the winner with a smart flick from Stiliyan Petrovโ€™s cross.

An Andy Reid 30-yard free-kick went just wide for Sunderland on 87 minutes.

The victory ensured big-spending Villa maintain their position in the top four of the Premier League, but the match began in complete contrast to how it finished.

Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill kept faith with the same starting XI for the sixth successive Premier League match, once again opting to leave ยฃ12m record signing James Milner on the bench.

Sunderland boss Roy Keane made two enforced changes, with Liam Miller making his first start of the season in midfield for the injured Teemu Tainio, while defender Danny Collins replaced Nyron Nosworthy.

With criticism from Keane ringing in their ears after an indifferent mid-week performance against Northampton, Sunderland opened the scoring inside 10 minutes courtesy of a goal created and finished by two of their French summer signings.

Malbranque dissected Villaโ€™s defence with a beautifully weighted pass for compatriot Cisse to sweetly strike first time past Brad Friedel from 16 yards.

The goal galvanised Villaโ€™s resolve and the home side were level within eight minutes when Youngโ€™s 20-yard free-kick sailed over a disorganised wall before curling inside Craig Gordonโ€™s right-hand post.

The passing was slick as both sides attempted to control the relentless tempo amid glorious sunshine in the west Midlands.

And it was Villa who took the lead for the first time on 33 minutes, again from another free-kick after Anton Ferdinand had been penalised for handball.

Young fired his free-kick from 30 yards into the wall, but the ricochet rebounded to Petrov, whose driven cross across the box was brilliantly flicked in between his legs by Carew in among a plethora of defenders.

Villa could have had a two-goal cushion at half-time, but Gordonโ€™s brilliant double save denied Gabriel Agbonlahor and Gareth Barry in quick succession in the 43rd minute.

A five-minute delay halted the kick-off to the second half when fourth official Steve Bennett had to replace assistant referee Andy Williams, who has suffered a calf strain during the first half.

The second half was a more sedate affair compared with the first, with the first half-chance falling to Cisse, who failed to direct his header from Malbranqueโ€™s cross goalbound on 59 minutes.

Agbonlahor, uncharacteristically subdued on the flanks for most of the game, eventually made his impact in the 66th minute when his right-foot strike from 25 yards evaded Gordonโ€™s right-hand post.

With time running out, Keane made a double substitution in hope of an equaliser, replacing Miller with Reid and Darryl Murphy coming on for El Hadji Diouf.

Despite his sideโ€™s one-goal advantage, Oโ€™Neill opted to attack with midfielder Milner replacing left-back Nicky Shorey.

The last five minutes saw Sunderland press Villaโ€™s defence with a sustained period of attack, but the admirable Martin Laursen and centre-back partner Curtis Davies confidently dealt with any potential goal-scoring threat.

Sunderlandโ€™s best chance of the half fell to Republic of Ireland international Reid, whose 30-yard left-footed free-kick just curled past Friedelโ€™s left-hand post on 87 minutes.

*Aston Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œI thought we did brilliantly. We had to fight back and try to blow the cobwebs away after losing to QPR in the Carling Cup on Wednesday.

โ€œWe didnโ€™t have much more energy left and I think the majority of the crowd will forgive us for keeping the ball in the corner in the last few minutes.

โ€œThey will forgive us because in terms of entertainment we are as strong as anyone in Britain in that department.โ€