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Game #4987

Aston Villa

Won

3rd (+1)

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Premier League

Sunderland

Villa Park

Attendance: 38,706

Aston Villa

2-1

Sunderland

Assist(s) | Stiliyan Petrov | 33’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

KEY MAN

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

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 27 September 2008

🥅 | 10’ Goal, 0-1, (Sunderland), Djibril Cissé
⚽ | 18’ Goal, 1-1, Ashley Young
⚽ | 33’ Goal, 2-1, John Carew, Assist by Stiliyan Petrov
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland
🔁 | 70’ Sub off, Nicky Shorey, Sub on, James Milner
🟨 | 86’ Booking, Stiliyan Petrov
🔁 | 90’+2 Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Carlos Cuéllar
🕒 | 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: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Sunderland

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Peter Walton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Northamptonshire, 1998-2012
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 95 | 🟩 | 37 🟨 | 32 🟥 26 | 1.51

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Walton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Northamptonshire, 1998-2012
Matches Officiated: 7
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 5 May 07, Villa 3-0 Sheffield United (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Mo Matadar, David Richardson

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Sunderland

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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 Cuéllar, and Brad Guzan.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.72 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 | 37.39 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.97 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Roy Keane | 🇮🇪 |

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Sunderland

GK Craig Gordon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB George McCartney | 🇬🇧 | 🟨 |
CB Danny Collins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB Pascal Chimbonda | 🇬🇵 |
CB Anton Ferdinand | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Kieran Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Dean Whitehead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steed Malbranque | 🇫🇷 |
M Liam Miller | 🇮🇪 | 🔁 |
CF Djibril Cissé | 🇫🇷 | ⚽ |
CF El-Hadji Diouf | 🇸🇳 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 W James Milner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for LB Nicky Shorey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 70’ |
🔁 CB Carlos Cuéllar | 🇪🇸 | for CF John Carew | 🇳🇴 | 90’+2 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | LB Kieran Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Anthony Stokes | 🇮🇪 |)
🔁 | M Liam Miller | 🇮🇪 | (M Andy Reid | 🇮🇪 |)
🔁 | CF El-Hadji Diouf | 🇸🇳 | (CF Daryl Murphy | 🇮🇪 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 |
CB Zat Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Moustapha Salifou | 🇹🇬 |
CF Marlon Harewood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Márton Fülöp | 🇭🇺 |
M Jordan Henderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Michael Chopra | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF David Healy | 🇬🇧 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/18
Homegrown: 3/18

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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

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

MATCH QUOTES

“I 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. “We didn’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. “They will forgive us because in terms of entertainment we are as strong as anyone in Britain in that department.” Martin O'Neill.

MATCH REPORT

*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 Malbranque’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 Petrov’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 O’Neill kept faith with the same starting XI for the sixth successive Premier League match, once again opting to leave £12m 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 Villa’s defence with a beautifully weighted pass for compatriot Cisse to sweetly strike first time past Brad Friedel from 16 yards. The goal galvanised Villa’s resolve and the home side were level within eight minutes when Young’s 20-yard free-kick sailed over a disorganised wall before curling inside Craig Gordon’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 Gordon’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 Malbranque’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 Gordon’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 side’s one-goal advantage, O’Neill opted to attack with midfielder Milner replacing left-back Nicky Shorey. The last five minutes saw Sunderland press Villa’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. Sunderland’s best chance of the half fell to Republic of Ireland international Reid, whose 30-yard left-footed free-kick just curled past Friedel’s left-hand post on 87 minutes. *Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill:* “I 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. “We didn’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. “They will forgive us because in terms of entertainment we are as strong as anyone in Britain in that department.”

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