Game #5018

2008-09

Position:

3rd Round

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Intertoto Cup 3rd Round

Odense Boldklub

Villa Park

Attendance: 34,394

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Villa finish the job over Odense as epic failure Djemba-Djemba returns to Villa Park with his new club.

Aston Villa

1-0

Odense Boldklub

Scorer(s) | Ashley Young | 50’ |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #5018

Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #2 |
Manager Game | #85 |
Saturday, 26 July 2008

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Martin O’Neill |
KO | 5.15pm |
Referee | Cüneyt Çakır, Turkey |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 1-0 |
Aggregate Score | 3-2 |
Aggregate Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DLDDW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Cüneyt Çakır
Assistants: Bahattin Duran, Hüseyin Fidan

MATCH INCIDENTS

Cüneyt Çakır

Villa

None

Odense Boldklub

🟨 |

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.53 |

Oldest Player |
CB Martin Laursen | 31.43 |

Youngest Player |
M Craig Gardner | 21.68 |

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill

STAFF

Assistant Manager: John Robertson
Assistant Manager: Steve Walford

STARTING LINE UP

GK Stuart Taylor |
RB Wilfred Bouma |
CB Zat Knight |
CB Martin Laursen |
M Craig Gardner |
W Ashley Young |
M Stiliyan Petrov |
M Nigel Reo-Coker |
M Steve Sidwell |
F Gabby Agbonlahor |
CF John Carew |

SUBSTITUTES

M Gareth Barry for RB Wilfred Bouma | 14’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

W Wayne Routledge
GK Elliot Parish
M Isaiah Osbourne
M Shaun Maloney
CF Marlon Harewood
M Moustapha Salifou

THE OPPOSITION

Onyszko, Håland, Helveg (Ruud), Sorensen, Troest, Andreasen (Bolaños), Djemba-Djemba (ex), Hansen H, Absalonsen, Fall, Runström (Jacobsen). Manager: Lars Olsen.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Right back Wilfred Bouma made his final appearance for Villa aged 30 before returning to PSV Eindhoven in August 2010.

Bouma was an outstanding right back however injuries limited his appearances for Villa and so between 2005-06 and 2008-09 he made only 90 appearances - far less than his talent should have allowed.

Goalkeeper Stuart Taylor made his final appearance for Villa aged 27 before moving on to Manchester City on a free transfer in July 2009. Taylor had made 17 appearances over his three seasons with Villa.

Ashley Young celebrates his first strike of the season with big John Carew as they send Villa into the UEFA Cup, Saturday, 26 July 2008.

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MATCH TIMELINE

14’ Sub off, Wilfred Bouma, Sub on, Gareth Barry
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Odense Boldklub
50’ Goal, 1-0, Ashley Young
FT Aston Villa 1-0 Odense Boldklub

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

“They’ve [Liverpool] not officially come back to us in any form of writing [an offer for Gareth Barry after unsettling him in 2007-08]. It’s a really awkward position.

“I wouldn’t mind it ending one way or another. We’ve our own plans to make.”

“We shouldn’t be at Liverpool’s behest.

“We haven’t heard back from Liverpool for some time.

“When people say people are in limbo, I don’t think that applies to anybody more than ourselves. We don’t know whether to move forward or not with it.”

“My preference - and hopefully I’m speaking for a lot of Villa fans, if not all of them - is that we would like Gareth to stay at the football club.

“That would be great because it will be hard to replace him, but we’re not sure where Liverpool stand now.

“He will be in contention for Saturday.

“I have never not been impressed with him in two years as to his attitude on the football pitch.

“In fairness the Intertoto gives us that chance to get into the Uefa Cup, which we set out to get into by one way or another, and Gareth was a major part of that last year.”

“I am a bit squeamish and the pictures [of Wilfred Bouma’s injury] were not so good.

“However, Wilfred has good strength of character and I hope he’ll come through it. I am sure he will because if anyone can it is him.

“It’s a dislocation, which is still a bad injury, which you could see by the reaction of the players.

“The hospital have put it in plaster and got it reset but obviously there can be loads of complications.

“It’s terrible news because he played every single game last season. He was fantastic, but he’ll come through it.”

Martin O’Neill.

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*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 26 July 2008

*Aston Villa booked a spot in the final Uefa Cup qualifying round with a win over Odense but the match was marred by a serious injury to Wilfred Bouma.*

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*Aston Villa booked a spot in the final Uefa Cup qualifying round with a win over Odense but the match was marred by a serious injury to Wilfred Bouma.*

The Dutch defender suffered a dislocated ankle early in a match that Villa won thanks to a second-half strike from Ashley Young.

The England midfielder fired in an unstoppable shot from 20 yards that gave keeper Arkadiusz Onyszko no hope.

John Carew also went close with a header that hit the crossbar.

Villa began brightly but the early injury to Bouma, which resulted in play being stopped for about five minutes in order for treatment to be administered, seemed to unsettle Martin O’Neill’s side during the first half.

Nevertheless, the Premier League outfit went close on a handful of occasions, with Young’s free-kick deflected over the bar by Jonas Troest before Carew screwed his turn-and-shot fractionally wide.

There were a couple of scares for the home side, with Henrik Hansen forcing a save from Stuart Taylor and Baye Fall striking the post after finding himself in a one-on-one situation with the Villa keeper.

O’Neill’s men looked a different proposition after the break as first-half substitute Gareth Barry exerted his influence.

Barry had come on to replace Bouma in defence and received a warm welcome, despite facing the wrath of Villa fans in the midweek friendly against Walsall as a consequence of his desire to leave the club.

The England midfielder took a number of pinpoint set-pieces but had little say in Villa’s winner, which was created and finished by his international team-mate Young.

The sprightly winger cut in from the left to smash a vicious effort into the top left corner.

Villa upped the tempo and should have had at least doubled their total, with Carew hitting the bar from Barry’s free-kick and Gabriel Agbonlahor screwing wide from 12 yards.

But with a poor Odense needing two goals, Villa did not need to panic and they saw out the game comfortably.

*Aston Villa booked a spot in the final Uefa Cup qualifying round with a win over Odense but the match was marred by a serious injury to Wilfred Bouma.*

The Dutch defender suffered a dislocated ankle early in a match that Villa won thanks to a second-half strike from Ashley Young.

The England midfielder fired in an unstoppable shot from 20 yards that gave keeper Arkadiusz Onyszko no hope.

John Carew also went close with a header that hit the crossbar.

Villa began brightly but the early injury to Bouma, which resulted in play being stopped for about five minutes in order for treatment to be administered, seemed to unsettle Martin O’Neill’s side during the first half.

Nevertheless, the Premier League outfit went close on a handful of occasions, with Young’s free-kick deflected over the bar by Jonas Troest before Carew screwed his turn-and-shot fractionally wide.

There were a couple of scares for the home side, with Henrik Hansen forcing a save from Stuart Taylor and Baye Fall striking the post after finding himself in a one-on-one situation with the Villa keeper.

O’Neill’s men looked a different proposition after the break as first-half substitute Gareth Barry exerted his influence.

Barry had come on to replace Bouma in defence and received a warm welcome, despite facing the wrath of Villa fans in the midweek friendly against Walsall as a consequence of his desire to leave the club.

The England midfielder took a number of pinpoint set-pieces but had little say in Villa’s winner, which was created and finished by his international team-mate Young.

The sprightly winger cut in from the left to smash a vicious effort into the top left corner.

Villa upped the tempo and should have had at least doubled their total, with Carew hitting the bar from Barry’s free-kick and Gabriel Agbonlahor screwing wide from 12 yards.

But with a poor Odense needing two goals, Villa did not need to panic and they saw out the game comfortably.