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Game #5020

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Lost

4th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Manchester City

Attendance: 40,137

City of Manchester Stadium

State of Abu Dhabi

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose for the second time in three League games as Martin O'Neill's European gamble continues to spectacularly fail as Villa lose to a Mark Hughes led Manchester City featuring 'talents' of the likes of Ched Evans. As a result Villa remain in 4th but are now six points behind joint second placed Chelsea and Liverpool and thirteen behind leaders Manchester United further placing O'Neill's decision making in the spotlight.

KEY MAN

Ashley Young, added width but to no avail.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

๐ŸŸจ | 23โ€™ Booking, James Milner
๐Ÿฅ… | 24โ€™ Goal, (Manchester City, pen), Elano
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester City 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Curtis Davies, Sub on, John Carew
๐ŸŸจ | 56โ€™ Booking, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Carlos Cuรฉllar, Sub on, Craig Gardner
๐Ÿฅ… | 89โ€™ Goal, (Manchester City), Shaun Wright-Phillips
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa's wobble becomes a wave as Martin O'Neill's team are without a win in six, losing four, out of the UEFA Cup and with one point of a possible nine in the Premier League having come off a run of nine wins in thirteen League games unbeaten. Villa had now played 45 games and perhaps inevitably, a small squad, with only 12 genuine first team quality players, was struggling under the demands of such an extended campaign.

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

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Abu Dhabi: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #45 |
League Game | #28 |
Manager Game | #128 |
Wednesday, 4 March 2009

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 128 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 52 ๐ŸŸจ | 41 ๐ŸŸฅ 35 | 1.54

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Matches Officiated: 18
๐ŸŸฉ : 6
๐ŸŸจ : 5
๐ŸŸฅ : 7
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 22 Nov 08, Villa 0-0 United (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Michael Murphy, Bob Pollock

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.82 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 37.82 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.41 |

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 | ๐Ÿ” |
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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Mark Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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Manchester City

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Pablo Zabaleta | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Nedum Onuoha | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Vincent Kompany | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Wayne Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Elano | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Nigel de Jong | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Shaun Wright-Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Felipe Calcedo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

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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 | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Elano | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | (CF Valeri Bozhinov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Nigel de Jong | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (M Gelson Fernandes |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|)
๐Ÿ” | CF Felipe Calcedo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ๐ŸŸจ | (CF Ched Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)

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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 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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GK Joe Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Glรกuber | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Javier Garrido | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Darius Vassell (ex) | 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: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Abu Dhabi - six months into their project to create a football club from nothing - field a team featuring just one of the side that faced Villa in August.

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 : 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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 | 52%
Possession A | 48%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 9

MATCH QUOTES

"We didn't play well enough in the first half. We just did not get to grips with the game early on. "We came out with determination and we had plenty of the ball in the second half. We were camped around their area but we couldn't break through. "It is disappointing but we are still in the fight. It has been a bad few days - but that cannot be helped now." Martin O'Neill.

MATCH REPORT