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Game #5034

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Attendance: 22,563


Europa League Play Off

Play Off

SK Rapid Wien

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

For the second successive season, Martin O'Neill oversees a premature exit from Europe mostly due to his team selections. This time round however it was less a surrender than a case of indifference but given the mood of the tetchy Villa boss few wanted to make an issue of his most pronounced achilles heel.

Aston Villa


SK Rapid Wien

Assist(s) | None


Villa contemplate their Europa League exit on away goals, Thursday, 27 August 2009.



๐ŸŸจ | 20โ€™ Booking, Carlos Cuรฉllar
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 30โ€™ Missed Penalty, Ashley Young
๐ŸŸจ | 32โ€™ Booking, Ashley Young
๐ŸŸจ | 36โ€™ Booking, John Carew
โšฝ | 38โ€™ Goal, 1-0, James Milner (pen)
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 SK Rapid Wien
โšฝ | 53โ€™ Goal, 2-0, John Carew
๐Ÿฅ… | 77โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (SK Rapid Wien)
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Curtis Davies, Sub on, Shane Lowry ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Fabian Delph, Sub on, Marc Albrighton
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 SK Rapid Wien


Villa record a second successive win but it's not enough to overcome their first leg deficit and as a result they exit the Europa League at the first hurdle. Meanwhile, defender Shane Lowry made his second and final appearance for Villa aged 20 before moving on to Millwall in January 2012 for a fee of ยฃ243,000

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

SK Rapid Wien

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
Austrian Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Austrian Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2007-08


Previous 5 vs. Rapid: ๐ŸŸฅ


Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #4 |
Manager Game | #142 |
Thursday, 27 August 2009


Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Madrid, 2008-2016
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Aggregate Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
๐ŸŸฅ SK Rapid Wien win on away goals
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ


Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | Madrid, 2008-2016
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Juan Gallego Galindo, Enrique Andrรฉs Samper



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

SK Rapid Wien

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


Martin O'Neill makes changes once again for the UEFA Cup but not in the dramatic fashion seen in 2008-09 as Fabian Delph, Emile Heskey, Brad Guzan and John Carew replace Steve Sidwell, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Nigel Reo-Coker and Brad Friedel.


Starting XI Average Age
| 27.09 |

Oldest Player |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | 32.62 |

Youngest Player |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.78 |


Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |


Peter Pacult | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

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

SK Rapid Wien

GK Helge Payer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Christopher Trimmel | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Jรผrgen Patocka | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Markus Katzer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Ragnvald Soma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Andreas Dober | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Markus Heikkinen | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Steffen Hofmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Christopher Drazan | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Yasin Pehlivan | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Nikica Jelaviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CB Shane Lowry | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 86โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | RB Christopher Trimmel | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | (CF Stefan Maerhofer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Nikica Jelaviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Branko Boลกkoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช |)


GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Raimund Hedl | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Hannes Eder | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Stefan Kulovits | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Christian Thonhofer | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Mario Konrad | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |


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: 0/11

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 : 12/18
Homegrown: 4/18



Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น : 8/13



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



CB Shane Lowry | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |


Possession F | 51%
Possession A | 49%
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 8
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 10
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 22
Fouls A | 13


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โ€œWe should have got through.

โ€œWe should have had the game out of sight before they scored.

โ€œWe had a number of chances to go from 2-0 to 3-0 and that would have sealed the tie. Iโ€™m desperately disappointed.

โ€œIt would have been great experience again particularly for the younger players.

โ€œLast season, despite the way it ended for us in the Uefa Cup, I thought we had some splendid nights at Villa Park.

โ€œI will miss those but we have to get on with it now and we will come again.โ€

โ€œThey were both penalties and the one time the ref did pretty well in the game was to allow the play to continue for the first penalty after Young was fouled.

โ€œAshley was disappointed to miss the penalty. He scored a great one against Liverpool and felt confident about taking it. James converted the second and then we went in front.

โ€œWe always felt we needed three goals in the game because there is the possibility of conceding. We had two good chances to seal the game.

โ€œI thought the team played very well.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.


โ€œWe knew what the score was before and that we might have to score three.

โ€œWe had chances to win the game so it was very disappointing.

โ€œWe want to win every competition weโ€™re in. Weโ€™ve put out strong teams, weโ€™ve got a bigger squad and more quality to rotate this season.

โ€œBut tonight wasnโ€™t good enough and the away goal was a sucker punch - it killed us.

โ€œWe won the game but didnโ€™t win the tie and thatโ€™s all that matters. A club like Aston Villa needs European football but we werenโ€™t good enough.โ€

James Milner

*BBC Sport*
Thursday, 27 August 2009

Aston Villa were denied a place in the Uefa Europa League after Rapid Vienna knocked them out of the competition on the away-goals rule.*

Ashley Young twice won first-half penalties and although his first effort was saved, James Milner levelled the aggregate scores with the second.

John Carew extended Villaโ€™s lead with a low strike early in the second half.

But minutes after Nikica Jelavic had missed from six yards, the Croatian scored the decisive goal from 10 yards.

Villa had 15 minutes left to find the goal that would give them a 3-2 aggregate win but it was the visiting team who looked the most likely to score again, with the heavily involved Jelavic somehow failing to convert another good opportunity.

The result means Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s team, who defeated Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League on Monday, miss out on Fridayโ€™s draw for the inaugural Europa League.

The attendance suggested Villaโ€™s exit will not weigh too heavily on the clubโ€™s supporters. The match was played in front of a half empty Villa Park but the Vienna fans, many waving their shirts around rather than wearing them, made plenty of noise throughout.

The away fans had relatively little to encourage them during a low-key opening to the tie, although Stefan Hoffmann went close with a curling free-kick.

It took Villa a while to threaten, although Milner should have produced a more telling cross after breaking down the right with eight minutes gone. In plenty of space, the midfielder blasted his cross beyond a completely unmarked Emile Heskey.

Villa only sporadically threatened, but the home team won their first penalty following a run of tremendous determination by the increasingly influential Young.

The winger was brought down outside the Vienna area but regained his feet as the referee played an advantage and surged into the box, where he was fouled was Markus Heikkinen.

Helge Payer saved Youngโ€™s disappointing penalty with a dive to his right but could do nothing to stop Milnerโ€™s crisp spot kick high to his left after 38 minutes.

The second spot kick followed another surging run into the Vienna area by Young, although there did not appear to be much contact with Andreas Dober.

Vienna rallied either side of the break and almost equalised through Hoffmann but his crisp strike was brilliantly headed off the line by Carlos Cuellar. The clearance was made even more impressive by the fact Hoffmanโ€™s strike took a slight deflection on its way to goal.

But the home team took the lead in the tie when Carew, making his first appearance of the season, cut in from the right, wrong footed his marker with a crisp turn and drilled a low strike beyond Payer.

Vienna needed only an away goal to regain the advantage and introduced 6ft 7in striker Stefan Maierhofer, who soon had the ball in the net but saw his effort ruled out for a foul on keeper Bradley Guzan.

Villa had opportunities to kill off the tie - and Milner should have slotted home but missed the target after Payer parried a shot across goal from Young.

Vienna continued to press and should have equalised through Jelavic after Guzan parried a spectacular overhead kick from Maierhofer into the Croatianโ€™s path.

Jelavic was unmarked six yards from goal but missed the target. His profligacy went unpunished, however, as he did convert another gilt-edged chance with 13 minutes left.

Another Guzan parry fell invitingly and this time Jelavic slotted home into the bottom corner from 10 yards.

Villa rallied, with Fabian Delph going close with a curling shot and Heskey narrowly stabbing over after a clever near-post run, but the final clear opening of the tie fell to Vienna.

Jelavic got the ball stuck under his foot yards from goal and saw his two efforts blocked by Guzan. The second ran invitingly to Hoffmann, who blazed over from 14 yards.