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Game #5029

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Attendance: 27,261

Drew

Premier League

6th (-1)

Middlesbrough

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Riverside Stadium

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.

Middlesbrough

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

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

๐Ÿฅ… | 14โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Tuncay ลžanlฤฑ
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 53โ€™ Booking, Gareth Barry
๐ŸŸจ | 53โ€™ Booking, James Milner
โšฝ | 57โ€™ Goal, 1-1, John Carew, Assist by Stiliyan Petrov
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Nigel Reo-Coker
๐Ÿ•’ | 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: 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

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2003-04

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mike Riley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leeds, 1994-2009
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Riley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leeds, 1994-2009
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 5 Apr 09, Villa 2-3 United (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: David Richardson, Jeremy Simpson

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Middlesbrough

None

Mike Riley

TEAM NEWS

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.93 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 38.02 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.61 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Gareth Southgate (ex) | 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 |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Middlesbrough

GK Brad Jones | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Justin Hoyte | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Robert Huth | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Matthew Bates | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Wheater | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Oโ€™Neil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Julio Arca | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Adam Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tuncay ลžanlฤฑ | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
W Stuart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Marvin Emnes | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Stuart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Marlon King | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Gary Oโ€™Neil | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Josh Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Zat Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Ross Turnbull | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Tony McMahon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Andrew Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jonathan Grounds | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mohamed Shawky | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

SQUAD STATS

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 : 7/11
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 : 12/18
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

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 : 6/11

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 : 11/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe had chances to finish the game but Middlesbrough were pressing so there was always that possibility.

โ€œWe were a bit lethargic in the first half but in the second we got our hands dirty and we performed very well.

โ€œI would admit to a bit of tiredness - itโ€™s been a long season but weโ€™ll try and finish as strongly as we can.โ€

Martin O'Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 16 May 2009

*Middlesbroughโ€™s Premier League status was left hanging by a thread after John Carew equalised Tuncay Sanliโ€™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 Southgateโ€™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 Hullโ€™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 Oโ€™Neillโ€™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 Barryโ€™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 Friedelโ€™s left hand and nestled in the bottom corner.

It was a magnificent effort from the Turkish striker, who grabbed both goals in Boroโ€™s 2-1 win at Villa Park earlier in the season.

Southgateโ€™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 divisionโ€™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 Boroโ€™s failure to clear Petrovโ€™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.

Boroโ€™s only significant effort of the second half saw Tuncay glance a header over from Hoyteโ€™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 Oโ€™Neillโ€™s side will feel they should have taken all three points.

*Aston Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œWe had chances to finish the game but Middlesbrough were pressing so there was always that possibility.

โ€œWe were a bit lethargic in the first half but in the second we got our hands dirty and we performed very well.

โ€œI would admit to a bit of tiredness - itโ€™s been a long season but weโ€™ll try and finish as strongly as we can.โ€