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Game #5028

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Attendance: 25,660


Premier League

5th (-)


Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Craven Cottage

Villa's poor form continues to leave them with one win in fourteen games in all competitions as they are beaten at Craven Cottage.



Aston Villa

Assist(s) | James Milner | 14โ€™ |


Ashley Young, scored but could not prevent defeat




๐Ÿฅ… | 6โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Fulham, pen), Danny Murphy
โšฝ | 14โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Ashley Young, Assist by James Milner
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Fulham 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 46โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Fulham), Diomansy Kamara
๐Ÿฅ… | 60โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Fulham), Diomansy Kamara
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Nicky Shorey, Sub on, Nigel Reo-Coker
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Luke Young, Sub on, Emile Heskey
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Fulham 3-1 Aston Villa


Villa lose for the first time in five but remain fifth with two games left to play.

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


European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ



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


Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #53 |
League Game | #36 |
Manager Game | #136 |
Saturday, 9 May 2009


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: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ


Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 21 Feb 09, Villa 0-1 Chelsea (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Andy Garratt, Trevor Massey






Mark Halsey


Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up.


Starting XI Average Age
| 27.90 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 38.00 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.59 |



Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Roy Hodgson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Nicky Shorey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
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 | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Mark Schwarzer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Paul Konchesky | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Aaron Hughes (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Brede Hangeland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB John Paintsil | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
M Zoltรกn Gera | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Danny Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Dickson Etuhu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Diomansy Kamara | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Clint Dempsey | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Erik Nevland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Nicky Shorey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 64โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | M Dickson Etuhu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (M Olivier Dacourt | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Clint Dempsey | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | (CF Julian Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Erik Nevland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (CF Bobby Zamora | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)


GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Pascal Zuberbรผhler | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CB Chris Smalling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Fredrik Stoor Siekkinen | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Chris Baird | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |


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

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: 5/18



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 : 5/14



Not recorded


Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game


โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance




Possession F | 50%
Possession A | 50%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 9
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 12


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"We created a number of chances in the first half and we played exceptionally well going forward.

"We conceded early in the second half, which was a blow to us but it should not have killed off our hopes.

"Fulham deserved to win. They played much better than us in the second half, which was a disappointment."

Martin O'Neill.

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 9 May 2009

*Kamara brace downs Villa*

Diomansy Kamara scored twice in the second half to fire Fulham closer to Europe and add to Aston Villaโ€™s recent woes.

The Senegal international, named in the starting XI in place of the injured Bobby Zamora, drilled home from outside the box just seconds after the interval before producing a delightful flick from close range in the 60th minute.

The Cottagers took the lead from the penalty spot in just the sixth minute when Danny Murphy stepped up after James Milner had ended a flowing move with a crude barge into Kamaraโ€™s back.

Murphy, who was making his 600th career appearance, made no mistake with a clinical strike from 12 yards which gave goalkeeper Brad Friedel no chance.

Villa were swiftly back on terms when an excellent move of their own saw Gareth Barry set up Milner to cross. John Carew flicked the ball through his legs and Ashley Young arrived at the far post to drill home.

But any hopes Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s men had of claiming victory were swiftly extinguished by Kamaraโ€™s second-half brace, with the Midlands outfit on a dismal run of form after threatening to break into the top four earlier in the season.

*Took the lead*

Villa had the first chance of the game when Gabriel Agbonlahor fired wide after getting on the end of a headed knock down by Carew in the first minute.

Seconds later Fulham replied with Erik Nevland heading into the arms of Friedel following a cross from Paul Konchesky.

Fulham took the lead in the seventh minute when Milner was adjudged to have fouled Kamara inside the penalty area. Captain Murphy beat Friedel from the spot to put the home side in front.

Nevland should have made it two in the 11th minute when the ball rebounded kindly to him from the feet of Konchesky. However, the Fulham striker curled the ball over the crossbar from just inside the penalty area.

But Villa were level in the 14th minute when a cross from Milner eluded the home defence and England international Ashley Young provided the finish at the far post.

Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer did well to deal with a cross from Luke Young in the 22nd minute as Carew lurked with intent.

But the home side almost regained the lead in the 31st minute when Kamaraโ€™s shot was deflected over the crossbar by Stiliyan Petrov.

Murphyโ€™s free-kick found Nevland in the penalty area but the Fulham striker headed the ball straight at Friedel.

In the 34th minute, Nevland got on the end of a fine pass from Murphy but his cross into the penalty area was easily cleared by Villa.

Murphy was booked for bringing down Agbonlahor in the 37th minute as the Villa and England striker looked to break free.

Zat Knight, the former Fulham defender, was fooled into fouling Zoltan Gera a minute later, and Murphyโ€™s free-kick forced Friedel to make a hash of his attempted clearance.

But the American goalkeeper cleared Koncheskyโ€™s corner with some authority and a fabulous counter-attack almost brought Villa a second goal.

Agbonlahor led the attack by sprinting from one penalty area to the other before crossing for Ashley Young to force Schwarzer into a fine save at his near post.

But Fulham were back on the attack moments later but Nevland could not rise high enough to meet a cross from Konchesky.

*Angled drive*

The home side regained the lead in the 46th minute when Luke Youngโ€™s attempted clearance was charged down by Kamara and the Fulham striker despatched an angled drive beyond Friedel from 18 yards.

In the 52nd minute a Konchesky free-kick found its way through the Villa defensive wall but Friedel dived low to his right to prevent Fulham going further ahead.

Villa were looking decidedly jaded and Agbonlahor failed to hit the target from 20 yards when he was invited to shoot by a back-pedalling Fulham defence.

But Fulham made it three on the hour with Kamaraโ€™s second goal of the game. A corner from Murphy was headed down by Brede Hangeland and Kamara supplied the finish with a cheeky backheel inside the six-yard box.

Villa made a double substitution in the 63rd minute with Luke Young and Nicky Shorey replaced by Emile Heskey and Nigel Reo-Coker. The visitors almost pulled a goal back in the 66th minute but Gareth Barryโ€™s clever chip was just too high to trouble Schwarzer.

Milner then caused Schwarzer some concern with a cross that the Fulham keeper did well to hold underneath the bar.

But Fulham were in complete control of the game and Kamara was enjoying a particularly impressive afternoon. The Fulham striker had been a constant thorn in the side of Knight and Curtis Davies.

But it was Gera who should have increased Fulhamโ€™s lead when he tried his luck from 25 yards. However, his accuracy was lamentable and it was far too high.

Villa continued to look for a way back into the game but Oโ€™Neillโ€™s side had run out of ideas.

Their lack of inspiration was underlined by a tame effort from Ashley Young who sent his 20-yard shot harmlessly into the arms of Schwarzer with five minutes remaining.