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Game #5031

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Attendance: 35,578

Lost

Premier League

16th

Wigan Athletic

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa open the season with a surprise defeat to a Wigan side they had finished seventeen points ahead of in 2008-09.

Aston Villa

0-2

Wigan Athletic

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Curtis Davies watches on as Villa suffer a home defeat to Wigan on the opening day of the season, Saturday, 15 August 2009.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Habib Bรจye, Fabian Delph
๐Ÿฅ… | 31โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Wigan Athletic), Hugo Rodallega
๐ŸŸจ | 43โ€™ Booking, Fabian Delph
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Wigan Athletic
๐Ÿฅ… | 56โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Wigan Athletic), Jason Koumas
๐Ÿ” | 61โ€™ Sub off, Fabian Delph, Sub on, Steve Sidwell
๐Ÿ” | 68โ€™ Sub off, Habib Bรจye, Sub on, Marc Albrighton
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Nathan Delfouneso
๐ŸŸจ | 85โ€™ Booking, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Wigan Athletic

ON THIS DAY

Villa succumb to a disappointing opening day defeat as midfielder Fabian Delph, 19, makes his debut after joining from Leeds United for a fee of ยฃ8,550,000 earlier this month. As does right back Habib Beye, 32, after joining from Newcastle United in an eye-brow raising ยฃ2,610,000 move earlier this month.

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

Wigan Athletic

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Game | #1 |
Manager Game | #139 |
Saturday, 15 August 2009

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 20 Apr 08, Villa 5-1 Birmingham (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Peter Kirkup, Mo Matadar

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Wigan Athletic

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill hands debuts to Habib Bรจye and Fabian Delph.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.63 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 38.27 |

Youngest Player |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.75 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Roberto Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Nicky Shorey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ” |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Wigan Athletic

GK Chris Kirkland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Titus Bramble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Maynor Figueroa | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Mario Melchiot | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Paul Scharner | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Hendry Thomas | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Jason Koumas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Michael Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jordi Gรณmez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Hugo Rodallega | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 77โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Jason Koumas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (Won-hee Cho | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (W Scott Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ)
๐Ÿ” | CF Hugo Rodallega | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | (CF Jason Scotland | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mike Pollitt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Erik Edman | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Emmerson Boyce | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง |
CF Marlon King | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

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: 1/11

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 : 4/11

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

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

RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 46%
Possession A | 54%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 14

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"A wee bit of a surprise." Martin O'Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 15 August 2009

*Hugo Rodallega scored a stunning goal to help Wigan to victory over Aston Villa in manager Roberto Martinezโ€™s first game in charge of the Latics.*

Charles Nโ€™Zogbiaโ€™s shot had hit the post for Wigan before Rodallega angled in a spectacular half-volley from the corner of the area.

Wiganโ€™s Jason Koumas slotted in at the far post for their second goal as Villaโ€™s fans booed the home side.

Steve Sidwell headed a rare Villa chance wide but they were well beaten.

It was a thoroughly disappointing afternoon for Villa and their 35,000 supporters as Martinez enjoyed a dream start to life at Wigan.

Both teams had lost key personnel during the summer with Villa losing Gareth Barry to Manchester City, while Antonio Luis Valencia and Lee Cattermole had left Wigan.

The Latics have also seen a new manager installed in Martinez and they appear to have regrouped more quickly than the home side.

Wigan had wrestled the initiative from their hosts and, even before their opener, were the more threatening side.

Villa centre-back Curtis Davies got the benefit of the doubt that he had touched the ball when tackling Rodallega, who would have been clean through on goal but for the challenge.

Nโ€™Zogbia thought he had put the visitors ahead when he beat Villa keeper Brad Friedel with a low, angled 22-yard shot only to see his effort come back off the foot of the post.

The Midlands outfit were a side with the lethargy of pre-season still heavy in their legs and they eventually buckled.

Villa left-back Nicky Shorey could only flick a ball down Wiganโ€™s right side to Rodallega and the Colombian striker allowed the ball to bounce before sending a half-volley from the corner of the area dipping past Friedel for the first goal.

Only a goal-line clearance from James Milner after Rodallegaโ€™s far-post header kept Wigan from extending their lead before Villaโ€™s restless fans were finally given a reason to hope.

Ashley Young curled a free-kick towards the top corner of the net but keeper Chris Kirkland was equal to the effort as he palmed the strike round the post.

Martinez rose to prominence during his stint at Swansea with the stylish passing football he instilled in his side.

His influence on the Wigan side was clear to see as their passing and movement was too much for a poor Villa side, epitomised by the second goal in the 56th minute.

Wiganโ€™s willing runners dragged Villaโ€™s defence out of position and allowed Nโ€™Zogbia to find Koumas, who slotted through the legs of Friedel to end a swift counter-attack.

Sidwell summed up Villaโ€™s frustration when he put a free header wide as the home side got their season off to an inauspicious start.

Wiganโ€™s over-confidence nearly cost them when a poor back-pass nearly allowed Young to score late on but Titus Bramble flung himself to deflect the strike over.

*Aston Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œAfter the initial 15 minutes, we were second best all afternoon.

โ€œYou can analyse everything but at the end of it all I thought we looked tired, which was a wee bit of a surprise considering weโ€™ve had a pretty decent pre-season.

โ€œWeโ€™ve been beaten when we should have been ready to go, and it was very disappointing indeed.โ€