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Game #5014

Aston Villa

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Won

3rd (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Blackburn Rovers

Attendance: 24,267

Ewood Park

Blackburn Rovers

0-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gareth Barry | 27โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa extend their League unbeaten run to thirteen, winning nine, as they sweep aside lowly Blackburn to climb into third place with thirteen to play.

KEY MAN

James Milner celebrates his opener as Villa beat Blackburn at Ewood to extend their unbeaten Premier League run to thirteen, Saturday, 7 February 2009.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 7 February 2009

โšฝ | 27โ€™ Goal, 1-0, James Milner, Assist by Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Carlos Cuรฉllar, Sub on, Craig Gardner
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, John Carew
โšฝ | 90โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+3 Booking, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it thirteen League games unbeaten - their best run since the title winning season of 1898 - and have won nine to send them third in the table as belief starts to build that this might be the year.

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

Blackburn Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2001-02

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #39 |
League Game | #25 |
Manager Game | #122 |
Saturday, 7 February 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: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 122 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 52 ๐ŸŸจ | 39 ๐ŸŸฅ 31 | 1.60

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Matches Officiated: 29
๐ŸŸฉ : 12
๐ŸŸจ : 7
๐ŸŸฅ : 10
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 30 Dec 08, Villa 1-0 Hull (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: John Stokes, Paul Tierney

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Blackburn Rovers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Zat Knight, Stiliyan Petrov, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Gareth Barry, Brad Friedel, James Milner and Emile Heskey replace Brad Guzan, Nathan Delfouneso, Nicky Shorey, Moustapha Salifou, John Carew, Steve Sidwell and Craig Gardner.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.75 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 37.75 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.34 |

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 |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Luke Young | 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 |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Sam Allardyce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Blackburn Rovers

GK Paul Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Andrรฉ Oojier | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Christopher Samba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Ryan Nelsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
M David Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Vince Grella | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Morten Gamst Pedersen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Keith Andrews | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Benni McCarthy | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Jason Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M David Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Tugay KerimoฤŸlu | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Keith Andrews | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CF El-Hadji Diouf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Jason Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Roque Santa Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Nicky Shorey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gael Givet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Zurab Khizanishvili | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Carlos Villanueva | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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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 : 12/18
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 : 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 : 5/18

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 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:

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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

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 44%
Possession A | 56%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 13
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 11

MATCH QUOTES

"I'm absolutely delighted to have won the game. It's another away win and it's fantastic going. "We deserved to win the game. I felt we were excellent and created a lot of chances. "The team just keep going. They were terrific not just in terms of energy and commitment but ability." Martin O'Neill.

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