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Game #4999

Aston Villa

Drew

5th (-1)

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟨

Premier League

Fulham

Villa Park

Attendance: 36,625

Aston Villa

0-0

Fulham

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa record a second consecutive goal-less draw as they once again fail to beat inferior opposition and miss out on the chance to elevate themselves into the Premier League top three. As a result Villa now have one win in the last five League matches and drop to fifth place.

KEY MAN

Villa can't find a way through against Fulham as frustration builds despite three games unbeaten, Saturday, 29 November 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 29 November 2008

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Fulham
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Fulham

ON THIS DAY

Villa's struggles against the lesser teams, which had become one of the few criticisms of Martin O'Neill's reign, struck again as they missed the opportunity to move into the top three.

Aston Villa

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

Fulham

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Fulham

Previous 5 vs. Fulham: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Game | #15 |
Manager Game | #107 |
Saturday, 29 November 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mike Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chester, 1997-2018
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 107 | 🟩 | 42 🟨 | 36 🟥 29 | 1.51

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chester, 1997-2018
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 26 Oct 08, Villa 4-0 Wigan (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Ron Ganfield, Steve Rubery

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Fulham

🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Carlos Cuéllar replaces Nigel Reo-Coker.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.40 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 | 37.56 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 22.15 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 |
CB Carlos Cuéllar | 🇪🇸 |
CB Martin Laursen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Curtis Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Luke Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steve Sidwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W James Milner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Roy Hodgson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Fulham

GK Mark Schwarzer | 🇦🇺 |
LB Paul Konchesky | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Aaron Hughes (ex) | 🇬🇧 |
CB Brede Hangeland | 🇳🇴 |
RB John Paintsil | 🇬🇭 | 🟨 |
M Danny Murphy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jimmy Bullard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Simon Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Andy Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Bobby Zamora | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Clint Dempsey | 🇺🇸 | 🟨 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Bobby Zamora | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Zoltán Gera | 🇭🇺 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Pascal Zuberbühler | 🇨🇭 |
CB Toni Kallio | 🇫🇮 |
RB Fredrik Stoor Siekkinen | 🇸🇪 |
M Dickson Etuhu | 🇳🇬 |
CF Julian Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Erik Nevland | 🇳🇴 |

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/18
Homegrown: 4/18

SQUAD STATS

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Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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 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 | 48%
Possession A | 52%
Shots F | 16
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 10
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 17

MATCH QUOTES

“Yes, that was an opportunity missed for us. We went into the game full of confidence but I knew it would be difficult. We missed a few chances to win the game and it’s a couple of points dropped there’s no doubt about that. “You can analyse this game until you’re blue in the face but if you take your chances you win the game. “The onus is on us to push on at home but, yes, there were a few misplaced passes and some sloppy play so it didn’t come off for us today, which is a shame.” Martin O'Neill.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 29 November 2008

*Aston Villa and Fulham played out a draw in a low-key encounter at Villa Park as the hosts missed the chance to move into third in the table.* Villa had by far the better chances, with Ashley Young again underlining his England potential with a fine display. He was the creator as Steve Sidwell and Gareth Barry both headed off target from close range, while the winger himself had a stinging shot well saved. Clint Dempsey twice tested Brad Friedel but Fulham will be happy with a point. It is only the Cottagers’ third away point this season, but Roy Hodgson will be delighted that his charges continue to show signs of turning Fulham into a force in the Premier League. The visitors battled well without the ball and displayed assuredness with it, but they still will be relieved that Villa - and Sidwell and Barry in particular - left their scoring boots at home. It was a match typified by misplaced passes and wasted opportunities, with both sides keen to sit deep and exploit their respective pace in attack on the break. Few could argue with that tactic from a Fulham point of view, with the Londoners without an away win all season nor a league win at Villa Park in 35 years, but Villa’s reticence to push forward until the latter stages was definitely surprising given their recent fine form. And their performance again failed to underline their ability to break into the top four this season, with striker John Carew’s absence because of a hip injury sorely felt. Still, with Ashley Young on song, the hosts did at least offer the odd threat in attack and, minutes after he had rightly been denied a penalty after colliding with Dempsey, the winger’s cross found Barry at the far post, only for the skipper to head agonisingly wide. Fulham were more than holding their own in possession, but it was the hosts creating the chances, with Sidwell wasting a glorious chance to open the scoring on 40 minutes. From Ashley Young’s free kick, Sidwell found himself eight yards out and unmarked, but with Mark Schwarzer nowhere, he somehow contrived to head over the bar. The chance came during Villa’s best spell of possession in the half but, ironically, it was followed by Fulham’s best effort of the match, Dempsey looping a snap-shot goalwards and prompting a smart save from Friedel, who tipped over. A pretty turgid first half was followed by more of the same in the second, during which Villa’s profligacy was again evident - Barry the guilty party on 70 minutes when he headed another fine Ashley Young cross straight at Schwarzer from six yards out. Fulham, still probing admirably, almost took the lead against the run of play when Dempsey’s firm shot was beaten away by Friedel, ensuring the American marked a record 167th straight league appearance with a clean sheet. But those chances were an all-too rare aside as Villa failed to find the inspiration they needed in front of goal to break Fulham’s resolve, the hosts greeted by a chorus of boos at the final whistle. *Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill:* “Yes, that was an opportunity missed for us. We went into the game full of confidence but I knew it would be difficult. We missed a few chances to win the game and it’s a couple of points dropped there’s no doubt about that. “You can analyse this game until you’re blue in the face but if you take your chances you win the game. “The onus is on us to push on at home but, yes, there were a few misplaced passes and some sloppy play so it didn’t come off for us today, which is a shame.”

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