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Game #5009

Aston Villa

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Won

4th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 40,350

Sunderland

Stadium of Light

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.

Sunderland

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ashley Young | 60โ€™ |

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

๐Ÿฅ… | 11โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Sunderland), Danny Collins
๐ŸŸจ | 18โ€™ Booking, Luke Young
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Sunderland 1-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 60โ€™ Goal, 1-1, James Milner, Assist by Ashley Young
๐ŸŸจ | 72โ€™ Booking, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐ŸŸฅ | 72โ€™ Sending off, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Steve Sidwell, Sub on, Craig Gardner
โšฝ | 80โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Gareth Barry (pen)
๐Ÿ•’ | 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: 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

Sunderland

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

Previous 5 vs. Sunderland: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #34 |
League Game | #22 |
Manager Game | #117 |
Saturday, 17 January 2009

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 21 Sep 08, Villa 2-1 Albion (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mo Matadar, David Richardson

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Sunderland

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Mike Dean

TEAM NEWS

Carlos Cuรฉllar replaces Martin Laursen.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.88 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 37.70 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.28 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Ricky Sbragia | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 | โšฝ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

Sunderland

GK Mรกrton Fรผlรถp | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Nyron Nosworthy | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Danny Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Pascal Chimbonda | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต |
CB Anton Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Carlos Edwards | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |
M Teemu Tainio | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Dean Whitehead | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Djibril Cissรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF El-Hadji Diouf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Kenwyne Jones | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Nyron Nosworthy | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | (RB Phil Bardsley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CB Danny Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (CB Paul McShane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF El-Hadji Diouf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (M Andy Reid | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

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 Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Nick Colgan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Grant Leadbitter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Michael Chopra | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF David Healy | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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 : 14/18
Homegrown: 4/18

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 : 3/11

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 : 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 | 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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œIn the circumstances it was a magnificent win.

โ€œIโ€™m delighted with the way we fought back and showed fantastic determination and ability.

โ€œI have no complaint about Ashleyโ€™s challenge, if you go in two-footed off the ground it is my belief it is a red card.โ€

Martin O'Neill.

*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 Villaโ€™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 teamโ€™s lack of progress going forward, but he won the free-kick which led to Villaโ€™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 Villaโ€™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 Deanโ€™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 sideโ€™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 Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œIn the circumstances it was a magnificent win.

โ€œIโ€™m delighted with the way we fought back and showed fantastic determination and ability.

โ€œI have no complaint about Ashleyโ€™s challenge, if you go in two-footed off the ground it is my belief it is a red card.โ€