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Game #5019

Aston Villa

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Drew

4th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Stoke

Attendance: 39,641

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-2

Stoke City

Assist(s) | James Milner | 45โ€™ | Stiliyan Petrov | 79โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Despite taking a two goal lead Martin O'Neill's European gamble fails at the first hurdle as his rested first team concedes an injury time equaliser to future Villa midfielder Glenn Whelan. Off the pitch controversy continues to reign following O'Neill's actions in Moscow.

KEY MAN

Stiliyan Petrov celebrates giving Villa the lead as Martin O'Neill reverts to a first team squad after his European surrender but Villa are pegged back in the dying stages to draw with Stoke, Sunday, 1 March 2009.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 1 March 2009

๐ŸŸจ | 34โ€™ Booking, Ashley Young
โšฝ | 45โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Stiliyan Petrov, Assist by James Milner
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Stoke City
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, John Carew
โšฝ | 79โ€™ Goal, 2-0, John Carew, Assist by Stiliyan Petrov
๐Ÿฅ… | 87โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Stoke City), Ryan Shawcross
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+1 Goal, 2-2, (Stoke City), Glenn Whelan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Stoke City

ON THIS DAY

Martin O'Neill's strategy to focus on the Premier League at the expense of the UEFA Cup was immediately undermined by future Villa cult hero Glenn Whelan's injury time equaliser as Villa remained fourth in the table.

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

Stoke

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1971-72

FIXTURE HISTORY

Stoke

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Game | #27 |
Manager Game | #127 |
Sunday, 1 March 2009

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 127 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 52 ๐ŸŸจ | 41 ๐ŸŸฅ 34 | 1.55

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Matches Officiated: 13
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 5
๐ŸŸฅ : 4
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 22 Mar 08, Villa 0-1 Sunderland (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Darren Cann, Mike Mullarkey

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Stoke

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Following Martin O'Neill's disastrous team selection in Moscow last time out he recalls Ashley Young, Stiliyan Petrov, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Gareth Barry, Brad Friedel, James Miner, Carlos Cuรฉllar and Emile Hesley after a week's rest. Only Luke Young, Curtis Davies and Zat Knight remain from the team that were knocked out of the UEFA Cup with such a whimper.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.81 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 37.81 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.40 |

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 |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Tony Pulis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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Stoke

GK Thomas Sรธrensen (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Danny Pugh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Danny Higginbotham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ryan Shawcross | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ibrahima Sonko | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
RB Andy Wilkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Liam Lawrence | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Salif Diao | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Amdy Faye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Mamady Sidibรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF James Beattie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | GK Thomas Sรธrensen (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (GK Steve Simonsen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | LB Danny Pugh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Ricardo Fuller | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Amdy Faye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |)

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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 Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Marlon Harewood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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RB Stephen Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Leon Cort | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ |
CF Henri Camara | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
CF Richard Cresswell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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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 : 13/18
Homegrown: 3/18

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 : 5/11

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 : 7/16

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 | 65%
Possession A | 35%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 7
Fouls A | 12

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWe were more than disappointed in the dressing room afterwards. In fact, everyone was devastated. โ€œWe were in total control at 2-0 and with five minutes to go you should be able to see a game out. โ€œIt didnโ€™t materialise and we have dropped two points. For the first time today I thought there was a degree of over-confidence about us.โ€ Martin Oโ€™Neill.

MATCH REPORT