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Game #5009

Aston Villa

Won

4th (-)

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Premier League

Sunderland

Stadium of Light

Attendance: 40,350

Sunderland

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ashley Young | 60’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa extend their League unbeaten run to ten and seven wins as they win away at the Stadium of Light despite Ashley Young's sending off. Villa remain in 4th place, one point off the top three.

KEY MAN

James Milner celebrates his equaliser as ten man Villa overcome Sunderland at the Stadium Light to extend their unbeaten Premier League run to ten including six wins, Saturday, 17 January 2009.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 17 January 2009

🥅 | 11’ Goal, 0-1, (Sunderland), Danny Collins
🟨 | 18’ Booking, Luke Young
🕒 | HT Sunderland 1-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 60’ Goal, 1-1, James Milner, Assist by Ashley Young
🟨 | 72’ Booking, Gabriel Agbonlahor
🟥 | 72’ Sending off, Ashley Young
🔁 | 73’ Sub off, Steve Sidwell, Sub on, Craig Gardner
⚽ | 80’ Goal, 2-1, Gareth Barry (pen)
🕒 | FT Sunderland 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa find a way to win again, despite conceding early and having Ashley Young sent off, they make it ten unbeaten, seven wins and fourth place.

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 | #34 |
League Game | #22 |
Manager Game | #117 |
Saturday, 17 January 2009

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mike Dean | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wirral, 1997-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 117 | 🟩 | 49 🟨 | 37 🟥 31 | 1.57

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wirral, 1997-2022
Matches Officiated: 21
🟩 : 9
🟨 : 6
🟥 : 6
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 21 Sep 08, Villa 2-1 Albion (a)
Cards: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Mo Matadar, David Richardson

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟥 🟨 🟨

Sunderland

🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Carlos Cuéllar replaces Martin Laursen.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.88 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 | 37.70 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 22.28 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 |
CB Curtis Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Carlos Cuéllar | 🇪🇸 |
RB Luke Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Steve Sidwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W James Milner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🟥 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |

MANAGER

Ricky Sbragia | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Sunderland

GK Márton Fülöp | 🇭🇺 | 🟨 |
CB Nyron Nosworthy | 🇯🇲 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CB Danny Collins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CB Pascal Chimbonda | 🇬🇵 |
CB Anton Ferdinand | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Carlos Edwards | 🇹🇹 |
M Teemu Tainio | 🇫🇮 | 🟨 |
M Dean Whitehead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Djibril Cissé | 🇫🇷 | 🟨 |
CF El-Hadji Diouf | 🇸🇳 | 🔁 |
CF Kenwyne Jones | 🇹🇹 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Steve Sidwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 73’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Nyron Nosworthy | 🇯🇲 | (RB Phil Bardsley (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |)
🔁 | CB Danny Collins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | (CB Paul McShane | 🇮🇪 |)
🔁 | CF El-Hadji Diouf | 🇸🇳 | (M Andy Reid | 🇮🇪 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Nick Colgan | 🇮🇪 |
M Grant Leadbitter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Michael Chopra | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF David Healy | 🇬🇧 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 14/18
Homegrown: 4/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 | 51%
Possession A | 49%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 19
Fouls A | 14

MATCH QUOTES

“In the circumstances it was a magnificent win. “I’m delighted with the way we fought back and showed fantastic determination and ability. “I have no complaint about Ashley’s challenge, if you go in two-footed off the ground it is my belief it is a red card.” Martin O'Neill.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 17 January 2009

*Aston Villa came from behind to grab a dramatic late win in a pulsating match which saw Ashley Young sent off.* Sunderland had the better of the first half and led through a Danny Collins header from a Carlos Edwards free-kick. But Young surged down the right to cross for James Milner to bundle in the equaliser, with Sunderland claiming the ball had gone in off his arm. Young was sent off for a diving tackle but Gareth Barry slammed in a penalty after Gabriel Agbonlahor was felled. The victory extended Villa’s unbeaten run to 10 matches but Sunderland will feel disappointed not to get a point from the match. They pressed with purpose from the outset, but it was Villa who had an excellent opening opportunity. Milner broke down the left and curled a delightful ball in with the outside of his right boot, but the on-rushing Young just failed to connect. With Martin Laursen ruled out by an injury, Carlos Cuellar was brought into the centre of defence, but Collins soared above the Spaniard to power in the opening goal. Skipper Dean Whitehead had a chance to make it two, but having latched on to a perfectly-weighted through ball from El-Hadji Diouf, he saw his shot from an acute angle blocked by the diving Brad Friedel. And Anton Ferdinand, whose brother Rio was watching from the stands, glanced a header narrowly wide. Lone striker Agbonlahor looked increasingly frustrated by his team’s lack of progress going forward, but he won the free-kick which led to Villa’s only other chance of the half. Following the set-piece, Young fired in a low shot from over 20 yards, but it fizzed just wide of the left-hand upright. The home side remained a threat and Kenwyne Jones jinked through several challenges, although his weak left-footed shot was straight at Friedel. Villa desperately needed some inspiration and once again it came from Young, who, having been freed by Agbonlahor, burst clear down the right and squared superbly for Milner, who converted in unorthodox, prostrate fashion, sliding in under challenge from Pascal Chimbonda. With Villa pushing for a winner, Young broke free down the right again, but another inviting ball across goal evaded his colleagues. It appeared Villa’s hopes of victory would be thwarted when their most creative player, Young, was shown a red card for a diving challenge on Whitehead. The home side could have gone ahead when Djibril Cisse rose between his markers but headed straight at a grateful Friedel. Referee Mike Dean’s afternoon of controversial decisions continued when he decided substitute Paul McShane had brought down Agbonlahor inside the area. There was no doubt about the resulting kick, as Barry smashed down the centre into the roof of the net and kept alive his side’s dream of the Champions League. The late strike continued a remarkable run for Villa, who have scored in the last 12 minutes in eight of their last nine matches. *Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill:* “In the circumstances it was a magnificent win. “I’m delighted with the way we fought back and showed fantastic determination and ability. “I have no complaint about Ashley’s challenge, if you go in two-footed off the ground it is my belief it is a red card.”

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