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Game #5008

Aston Villa

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Won

4th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion

Attendance: 41,757

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-1

West Brom

Assist(s) | Gareth Barry | 18โ€™ | 41โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa extend their League unbeaten run to nine and six wins as they beat hapless West Brom at Villa Park but sadly it proves the final game for Villa great Martin Laursen who is subsequently forced to retire from the game through injury.

KEY MAN

Martin Laursen's final game for Villa as Albion are beaten to send Martin O'Neill's side third in the table after 21 of 38 Premier League games, Saturday, 10 January 2009.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 10 January 2009

โšฝ | 18โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Curtis Davies, Assist by Gareth Barry
โšฝ | 41โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
๐Ÿฅ… | 49โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (West Bromwich Albion), James Morrison
๐ŸŸจ | 74โ€™ Booking, Martin Laursen
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Steve Sidwell, Sub on, Carlos Cuรฉllar
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

ON THIS DAY

Villa, unbeaten in nine, winning six, see off bottom club Albion to open the year with successive wins and remain 4th in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Martin Laursen made his final appearance for the club aged 31 before retiring from football due to injury. Laursen had proved a colossus at the back for Villa striking up an impressive partnership with fellow legend Olof Mellberg. Sadly Laursen suffered a number of spells on the sidelines through injury during his Villa career and so between 2004-05 and 2008-09 he made only 91 appearances - far less than his talent should have allowed. Laursen wasnโ€™t just a defender however, he was a real goalscoring threat hitting 12 goals including 7 in one season. A special player with a special connection with the club and fans, Villa were lucky to have had him.

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

West Bromwich Albion

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1967-68

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Bromwich Albion

Previous 5 vs. Albion: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Game | #21 |
Manager Game | #116 |
Saturday, 10 January 2009

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 12.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 116 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 48 ๐ŸŸจ | 37 ๐ŸŸฅ 31 | 1.56

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Matches Officiated: 28
๐ŸŸฉ : 11
๐ŸŸจ : 7
๐ŸŸฅ : 10
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 15 Nov 08, Villa 2-0 Arsenal (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mike Mullarkey, Dave Bryan

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

West Bromwich Albion

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Martin Laursen, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Gareth Barry and Luke Young replace Nathan Delfouneso, Nicky Shorey, Craig Gardner and Zat Knight.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.27 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 37.68 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.26 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Tony Mowbray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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West Bromwich Albion

GK Scott Carson (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Paul Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Leon Barnett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jonas Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Carl Hoefkens | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Robert Koren | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Jonathan Greening | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M James Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Borja Valero | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Luke Moore (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Jay Simpson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 86โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M James Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (M Chris Brunt | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |)
๐Ÿ” | M Borja Valero | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (M Do-heon Kim | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | F Luke Moore (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Roman Bednรกล™ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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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 |
CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Dean Kiely | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Marek Cech | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Ryan Donk | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Craig Beattie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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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 : 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 : 14/18
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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

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

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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

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด CB Martin Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 2004-09 | ๐Ÿ•’ 91 | 89 (2) | โšฝ 12 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 5 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 17 | #774 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 47%
Possession A | 53%
Shots F | 22
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 10
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 18

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œGabriel Agbonlahor played when really a lot of lesser people wouldnโ€™t have bothered turning up. โ€œHe has been ill all week, heโ€™s only done 10 minutes training and yet heโ€™s declared himself fit. โ€œHe did brilliantly and he deserves that goal.โ€ Martin O'Neill.

MATCH REPORT