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Game #4998

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Attendance: 42,585

Drew

Premier League

4th (+1)

Manchester United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa are held at home by Manchester United and prevent Martin O'Neill's side climbing into the Premier League top three.

Aston Villa

0-0

Manchester United

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor, ref 'failed' to spot shirt tug, no-one is surprised.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester United
๐ŸŸจ | 77โ€™ Booking, Curtis Davies
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Steve Sidwell, Sub on, John Carew
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester United

ON THIS DAY

Villa keep up their form against their top six rivals having taken points off Arsenal, Liverpool and now Manchester United to climb back to 4th place in the Premier League.

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 United

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2007-08

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester United

Previous 5 vs. United: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Game | #14 |
Manager Game | #106 |
Saturday, 22 November 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 5 Oct 08, Villa 0-2 Chelsea (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Stephen Artis, Bob Pollock

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Manchester United

None

Chris Foy

TEAM NEWS

Nigel Reo-Coker replaces Carlos Cuรฉllar.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.13 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 37.54 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.13 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Alex Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Manchester United

GK Edwin van der Sar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Patrice Evra | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB John Oโ€™Shea | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Rio Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nemanja Vidiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Ji-Sung Park | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Michael Carrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Cristiano Ronaldo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ryan Giggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Wayne Rooney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Carlos Tรฉvez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |โ€‹

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Cristiano Ronaldo | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | (M Anderson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | F Carlos Tรฉvez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | (W Nani | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Nicky Shorey | 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 Tomasz Kuszczak | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Rafael Da Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Jonny Evans | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Darron Gibson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Danny Welbeck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 : 8/11
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 : 12/18
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 : 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 : 6/18

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 | 38%
Possession A | 62%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 16

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"We tried to perform in the same way as at Arsenal. It is very difficult against United - they are great players who can turn games but we stuck at it and deserved something.

"These have been two big games for us after losing to Newcastle and Middlesbrough and will help to give the players great self-belief.

"It is exceptionally hard to break into the top four but we are aiming for that sort of thing. The players are improving and have a good confidence about themselves."

Martin O'Neill.

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 22 November 2008

*United stutter at stubborn Villa*

Manchester United failed to capitalise on stumbles by their title rivals after being held to a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa.

The Premier Leagueโ€™s top two Chelsea and Liverpool had endured frustrating home draws earlier in the day to give United the chance to close the gap at the top.

But, despite controlling the tempo of the game for long periods, the champions were unable to extend their long winning sequence at Villa Park.

Wayne Rooney had Unitedโ€™s best chance of the match in the second half, but he lashed wildly over the bar from close range after being played in by an astute pass by Michael Carrick.

Villa similarly failed to seriously trouble the opposition keeper, but could have been awarded a penalty on 58 minutes when Nemanja Vidicโ€™s shirt tug on Gabriel Agbonlahor was not spotted by the referee.

The result lifts Villa into fourth spot after Arsenal lost at Manchester City to further boost Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s sideโ€™s credentials for claiming a UEFA Champions League spot.

*Hefty challenge*

Gabriel Agbonlahor - Villaโ€™s only out-and-out striker - was on the receiving end of a hefty early challenge from behind by fit-again United defender Rio Ferdinand but shook it off and was on the end of the first decent chance of the game.

A long free-kick by Luke Young was headed on by Villa captain Martin Laursen and the first-time effort from Agbonlahor was not truly struck and hit straight at United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar.

Villa keeper Brad Friedel was called into meaningful action for the first time after 14 minutes to turn aside a swerving drive from Cristiano Ronaldo, who had cut inside the recalled Nigel Reo-Coker with ease.

Van der Sar went down at his left-hand post to comfortably save a 20-yard effort from Reo-Coker after he had made a powerful break from the halfway line.

Ronaldo fouled Stiliyan Petrov in an area ideal for the free-kick skills of Ashley Young in a central position but it was James Milner who stepped forward and scuffed his low shot across the face of goal.

The game opened up more towards half-time and Ashley Young produced a superb tackle to deny Ji-Sung Park in the Villa box as the South Korean prepared to shoot after being found in space by Rooney.

Rooney set up another possible opportunity for Park when he arced a low ball across the area but the United player just failed to make contact.

Most of the play took place in the Villa half after a bright start by the home side and Nemanja Vidic arrowed a header just wide at the far post from Ryan Giggsโ€™ free-kick.

*Under the cosh*

Villa began the second half promisingly and Ashley Young almost caught Van der Sar out of position with a curling effort from 20 yards out which looked destined for the top corner until the Dutchman recovered to tip it over the bar.

United came under the cosh during the early stages of the second period as Villa peppered their box with a succession of crosses and Steve Sidwell had a fierce drive from the edge of the box blocked by Vidic.

Oโ€™Neill was incensed when referee Chris Foy awarded no foul against Vidic after he held on to the shirt of Agbonlahor when the striker was in full flight as he cut in from the left flank into the penalty area,

However, the home side were relieved to see Rooney squander a golden opportunity after 62 minutes.

Carrickโ€™s overhead kick dropped into the path of the England striker, who volleyed high and wide when he would have been expected to at least hit the target.

Sir Alex Ferguson made his first substitution after 71 minutes with Nani replacing Carlos Tevez.

Van der Sar went down to his right to cling onto a testing low drive across him from Ashley Young, before Curtis Davies became the first player to be booked after a 76th minute touchline foul on Ronaldo.

Fergusonโ€™s side pressed for a winner in the closing stages but rarely looked like finding it, completing an unusual day when none of the Premier Leagueโ€™s so-called โ€˜big fourโ€™ could muster a goal between them.