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Game #5017

Aston Villa

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Lost

4th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Chelsea

Attendance: 42,585

Villa Park

Aston Villa

0-1

Chelsea

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa return to League action for the first time in three and their thirteen game unbeaten run comes to an end as they fall to third placed Chelsea to sit a point behind the victors in fourth place.

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor puts Chelsea under pressure but Villa can't find a way through as they lose for the first time in thirteen Premier League games, Saturday, 21 February 2009.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 21 February 2009

๐Ÿฅ… | 19โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Nicolas Anelka
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 53โ€™ Booking, Carlos Cuรฉllar
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Curtis Davies, Sub on, John Carew
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose for the first time in 14 Premier League games and fall back to fourth in the table as Chelsea overtake them courtesy of their one goal victory.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

Chelsea

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2006-07

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #42 |
League Game | #26 |
Manager Game | #125 |
Saturday, 21 February 2009

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Kick off: 12.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 125 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 52 ๐ŸŸจ | 40 ๐ŸŸฅ 33 | 1.57

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Matches Officiated: 31
๐ŸŸฉ : 9
๐ŸŸจ : 10
๐ŸŸฅ : 12
๐Ÿ†˜ : 4
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 24 Jan 09, Villa 0-0 Doncaster
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Shaun Procter-Green, Steve Rubery

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Brad Friedel, James Milner, Carlos Cuรฉllar and Emile Heskey replace Brad Guzan, Nicky Shorey, John Carew and Craig Gardner.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.79 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 37.79 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.38 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Guus Hiddink | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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Chelsea

GK Petr ฤŒech | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Alex | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Josรฉ Boswinga | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Paulo Ferreira | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Frank Lampard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Michael Ballack | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mikel John Obi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Salomon Kalou | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Didier Drogba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Nicolas Anelka | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Salomon Kalou | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | (M Deco | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Didier Drogba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | (RB Juliano Belletti | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |)

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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 Craig Gardner | 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 Henrique Hilario | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Branislav Ivanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Michael Mancienne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Miroslav Stoch | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CF Ricardo Quaresma | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

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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 : 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 : 3/18

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 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

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 41%
Possession A | 59%
Shots F | 14
Shots A | 19
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 11
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 12

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œItโ€™s been a difficult week in the sense we have played three games in six days. โ€œIn the first half it had an effect on the game. Thatโ€™s the way the fixtures fall but from our viewpoint I thought we were a bit leggy in the first half. โ€œBut we shouldnโ€™t disregard the play of Chelsea in the middle of the park where they kept the ball better than us initially and got themselves in front. โ€œIn the second half, while we didnโ€™t create that many clear chances, Gabby Agbonlahor has had the chance and Ashley Young hit the bar in the first half, weโ€™ve plenty of pressure without coming up trumps. โ€œNaturally, I am delighted with team and effort. It was a setback but we will come again. โ€œWe must have been doing something right because Josรฉ Boswinga was time-wasting with half an hour to go. Thatโ€™s only a small crumb of comfort to take, but Iโ€™ll still take it.โ€ Martin O'Neill.

MATCH REPORT