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Game #5036

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Attendance: 25,196

Won

Premier League

6th (+2)

Birmingham City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

St Andrew's

Villa make it five successive wins against neighbours Birmingham and win for the fourth consecutive game this season to climb to 6th in the League as their opponents sit level on points with third from bottom Hull.

Birmingham City

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | John Carew | 85โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates another derby day winner, Sunday, 13 September 2009.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Stephen Warnock, James Collins, Richard Dunne
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Birmingham City 0-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 52โ€™ Booking, Steve Sidwell
๐ŸŸจ | 66โ€™ Booking, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Nigel Reo-Coker, Sub on, John Carew
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by John Carew
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Birmingham City 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa had now won four consecutive games and their last five games against neighbours Birmingham City to climb to 6th in the early Premier League debut.

Although the victory belonged to a second goal in as many games for Gabby Agbonlahor, it was an impressive feat that Villa looked so composed as three of their back four made their debut:

Left back Stephen Warnock made his Villa debut aged 27 after joining from Blackburn Rovers for ยฃ8,100,000 in August 2009.

Centre back James Collins made his Villa debut aged 26 after joining from West Ham United for a fee of ยฃ5,130,000 earlier this month.

Centre back Richard Dunne made his Villa debut aged 30 after joining from Manchester City for a fee of ยฃ6,120,000 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

Birmingham City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1962-63

FIXTURE HISTORY

Birmingham City

Previous 5 vs. Birmingham: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Game | #4 |
Manager Game | #144 |
Sunday, 13 September 2009

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Kick off: 12.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 12 Apr 09, Villa 3-3 Everton (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Darren Cann, Peter Kirkup

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Birmingham City

๐ŸŸจ

Howard Webb

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill hands debuts to Stephen Warnock, James Collins and Richard Dunne in a new-look defence as Habib Bรจye, Nicky Shorey and Ciaran Clark drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.59 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 38.35 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.93 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸข |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |

Birmingham City

GK Joe Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Frank Queudrue | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Roger Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Stuart Parnaby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Lee Bowyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Sebastian Larsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Barry Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Keith Fahey (yth) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Teemu Tainio | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
F James McFadden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Garry Oโ€™Connor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | F James McFadden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (M Lee Carsley | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | M Lee Carsley | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (F Kevin Phillips (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Garry Oโ€™Connor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CF Christian Benรญtez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
LB Nicky Shorey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Maik Taylor | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Giovanny Espinoza | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
M Damien Johnson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
F Gary McSheffrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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
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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 2/18

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 : 7/11

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

Injury | 1 |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 51%
Possession A | 49%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 1
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 20
Fouls A | 10

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI said before Iโ€™m not sure thereโ€™s great enjoyment of or about the game but itโ€™s nice to have won.

โ€œIt was a game of few chances. We played solidly and nicely without exerting a great deal of pressure.

โ€œGabriel Agbonlahor was absolutely terrific. His confidence is getting greater and greater with each game and the goals obviously help any centre forward."

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 13 September 2009

*Gabriel Agbonlahor struck a late winner as Aston Villa beat derby rivals Birmingham in a tight game.*

The England striker nodded in after John Carew had headed an Ashley Young free-kick towards him.

The goal settled a match of limited chances and quality, although it did belatedly set up an exciting finish.

Birmingham pushed for a leveller, but Agbonlahor should have added a second when he was clean through only to put his shot high.

The brief late drama was not in keeping with a game in which both defences had the upper hand for the most part.

And Birmingham fans will feel their side could have done more earlier as they adopted a similarly cautious approach to the game as Villa.

The St Andrewโ€™s faithful certainly provided a vociferous atmosphere for their side as they tried to encourage them to avenge the 5-1 thrashing dished out by Villa the last time these two met.

And, although Birmingham showed plenty of intensity, Villa had a more controlled approach as they tried to keep the home side at armโ€™s length - hoping their extra quality would provide the breakthrough.

The strategy almost paid off during the first half but James Milner and Agbonlahor failed to take the chances which came Villaโ€™s way.

Milner shot wide and sliced an effort horribly off target after a driven cross from Agbonlahor, who had a near post header diverted just wide by defender Roger Johnson.

Villa were playing with a new-look defence as central defenders Richard Dunne and James Collins made their debuts along with left-back Stephen Warnock.

Their first real test came when Garry Oโ€™Connor chested down a ball and had a shot blocked by Warnock, who quickly got himself up to get in front of Sebastian Larssonโ€™s follow-up strike.

Lee Bowyer had a 20-yard shot saved and ex-Villa trainee Keith Fahey steered a shot just wide for the home side who suffered the loss of James McFadden because of a thigh injury.

Birmingham closed into their shell more the longer the game went on as Villa started to increase their threat on goal after big striker Carew entered the fray.

Steve Sidwell headed straight at Blues keeper Joe Hart before Milner again shot wide.

But any hopes Birmingham had of a battling point were quashed when Agbonlahor struck for Villaโ€™s third league win on the bounce and saw them continue the away form which served them so well last season.

*Aston Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œI said before Iโ€™m not sure thereโ€™s great enjoyment of or about the game but itโ€™s nice to have won.

โ€œIt was a game of few chances. We played solidly and nicely without exerting a great deal of pressure.

โ€œGabriel Agbonlahor was absolutely terrific. His confidence is getting greater and greater with each game and the goals obviously help any centre forward."