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Game #5029

Aston Villa

Drew

6th (-1)

Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟨

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Premier League

Middlesbrough

Riverside Stadium

Attendance: 27,261

Middlesbrough

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa can only draw with a Middlesbrough side heading for relegation under Gareth Southgate and now boast a single win in the last fifteen in all competitions and lose fifth place to a workmanlike Everton side having been sitting pretty in third place with thirteen to play before Martin O'Neill's Moscow surrender.

KEY MAN

John Carew scores the equaliser to help condemn Gareth Southgate manager led Middlesbrough to relegation, Saturday, 16 May 2009.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 16 May 2009

🥅 | 14’ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Tuncay Şanlı
🕒 | HT Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa
🟨 | 53’ Booking, Gareth Barry
🟨 | 53’ Booking, James Milner
⚽ | 57’ Goal, 1-1, John Carew, Assist by Stiliyan Petrov
🔁 | 70’ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Nigel Reo-Coker
🕒 | FT Middlesbrough 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa fall back to sixth in the table - their lowest position since October - after their fourth draw in six Premier League games.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 2003-04

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2008-09 |
Matchday | #54 |
League Game | #37 |
Manager Game | #137 |
Saturday, 16 May 2009

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mike Riley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leeds, 1994-2009
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 137 | 🟩 | 53 🟨 | 45 🟥 39 | 1.49

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Riley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leeds, 1994-2009
Matches Officiated: 33
🟩 : 8
🟨 : 12
🟥 : 13
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 5 Apr 09, Villa 2-3 United (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨
Assistants: David Richardson, Jeremy Simpson

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Middlesbrough

None

TEAM NEWS

Emile Heskey and Carlos Cuéllar replace Luke Young and Zat Knight.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.93 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 | 38.02 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 22.61 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 |
LB Nicky Shorey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Curtis Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Carlos Cuéllar | 🇪🇸 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 | 🔥 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W James Milner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CF John Carew | 🇳🇴 | ⚽ |
CF Emile Heskey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Gareth Southgate (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Middlesbrough

GK Brad Jones | 🇦🇺 |
RB Justin Hoyte | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Robert Huth | 🇩🇪 |
CB Matthew Bates | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB David Wheater | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gary O’Neil | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Julio Arca | 🇦🇷 |
W Adam Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Tuncay Şanlı | 🇹🇷 | ⚽ |
W Stuart Downing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Marvin Emnes | 🇳🇱 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Nigel Reo-Coker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 70’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W Stuart Downing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Marlon King | 🇯🇲 |)
🔁 | M Gary O’Neil | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Josh Walker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 |
CB Ciaran Clark | 🇮🇪 |
CB Zat Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Craig Gardner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steve Sidwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Nathan Delfouneso | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Ross Turnbull | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Tony McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Andrew Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jonathan Grounds | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mohamed Shawky | 🇪🇬 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 2/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/18
Homegrown: 5/18

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 50%
Possession A | 50%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 18
Fouls A | 15

MATCH QUOTES

“We had chances to finish the game but Middlesbrough were pressing so there was always that possibility. “We were a bit lethargic in the first half but in the second we got our hands dirty and we performed very well. “I would admit to a bit of tiredness - it’s been a long season but we’ll try and finish as strongly as we can.” Martin O'Neill.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 16 May 2009

*Middlesbrough’s Premier League status was left hanging by a thread after John Carew equalised Tuncay Sanli’s opener to earn Aston Villa a draw.* Tuncay put Boro ahead with an overhead kick but the hosts could not increase their advantage and it proved costly. Villa dominated the early stages of the second half and Carew rifled in a low strike to draw his side level. With Boro desperate to retake the lead, they left gaping holes at the back and Villa wasted several chances to win it. Gareth Southgate’s men, who travel to West Ham on the final day, remain three points adrift of safety but their goal difference (-28) is inferior to fourth-bottom Hull’s (-24). They must win at Upton Park to have any hope of survival but if Hull get a point at home to Manchester United and Newcastle, who they are two points behind, win at Villa, they are definitely down. A draw would probably be enough to save Newcastle because their goal-difference is - 18. Boro came into the game off the back of three successive defeats and with only two wins from their last 24 outings, but they set about their task in sprightly fashion. They threatened to open the scoring inside a minute when Marvin Emnes released Stewart Downing and his cross had to be poked behind by Gareth Barry. Julio Arca headed straight at Brad Friedel before Gary O’Neill’s fierce drive deflected off Tuncay and narrowly over the bar. Villa, who drop into sixth after Everton beat West Ham, were struggling to establish any sort of rhythm yet might have taken the lead. Gabriel Agbolahor collected Barry’s ball over the top but shot straight at the feet of Brad Jones when one-on-one with the Australian goalkeeper. It was a let-off for the hosts but they continued to push forward and gained their reward. Arca fed Downing on the left and his shot looped up off James Milner into the heart of the area, where Tuncay produced a stunning bicycle kick that flew past Friedel’s left hand and nestled in the bottom corner. It was a magnificent effort from the Turkish striker, who grabbed both goals in Boro’s 2-1 win at Villa Park earlier in the season. Southgate’s team were knocked out of their stride by the loss of Downing, who hobbled off with a nasty-looking injury following a heavy challenge by Stiliyan Petrov. Villa then enjoyed a lengthy period of possession but the home defence, boosted by the return of David Wheater, who was playing despite requiring knee surgery, held firm. That allowed Boro to go in search of a second and, moments after referee Mike Riley rejected a penalty shout as Carew climbed all over Emnes, Friedel made a fine save to deny Justin Hoyte from the edge of the box. Villa arrived with only one win in their previous 14 games in all competitions but boast one of the division’s finest away records - and after half-time they showed exactly why. The visitors got forward in numbers and applied sustained pressure on a Boro backline that was beginning to creak. Carlos Cuellar miscued a header and Barry a volley before Boro’s failure to clear Petrov’s close-range shot allowed Carew to lash his drive past a despairing Jones. Knowing that anything less than a victory would see them all-but relegated, Boro surged forward but left themselves exposed to the counter-attack. Petrov screwed a shot wide, Ashley Young was foiled when through on goal, Wheater cleared off the line from an Agbonlahor header and Jones saved well from the same man. Boro’s only significant effort of the second half saw Tuncay glance a header over from Hoyte’s left-wing cross. In Villa they met an organised and stubborn defensive unit and, given the number of openings they created late on, Martin O’Neill’s side will feel they should have taken all three points. *Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill:* “We had chances to finish the game but Middlesbrough were pressing so there was always that possibility. “We were a bit lethargic in the first half but in the second we got our hands dirty and we performed very well. “I would admit to a bit of tiredness - it’s been a long season but we’ll try and finish as strongly as we can.”

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