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Game #5037

Aston Villa

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Won

5th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Portsmouth

Attendance: 35,979

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-0

Portsmouth

Assist(s) | Stiliyan Petrov | 34โ€™ | James Milner | 43โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa make it five successive Premier League wins to climb to 5th in the table after six games but once again the game takes place against a backdrop of questionable behaviour from the manager as Martin O'Neill leads the team following a training ground fight with midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker. The combustible boss seemed to be doing everything possible to render his position untenable but the wins were flowing again and a third successive top six finish was possible although the European dream was over for another year.

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates scoring his third in as many games as he wins it for Villa once again, Saturday, 19 September 2009.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 19 September 2009

โšฝ | 34โ€™ Goal, 1-0, James Milner (pen)
โšฝ | 43โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by James Milner
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Portsmouth
๐ŸŸจ | 57โ€™ Booking, Carlos Cuรฉllar
๐ŸŸจ | 70โ€™ Booking, Gabby Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Emile Heskey
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, John Carew
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Portsmouth

ON THIS DAY

Gabby Agbonlahor scored his third goal in as many games to help Villa win a fifth consecutive match and climb to 5th in the table.

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

Portsmouth

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Portsmouth

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #7 |
League Game | #5 |
Manager Game | #145 |
Saturday, 19 September 2009

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Stuart Attwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nuneaton, 2007-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 145 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 59 ๐ŸŸจ | 45 ๐ŸŸฅ 41 | 1.53

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Stuart Attwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nuneaton, 2007-
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Simon Beck, Jake Collin

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Portsmouth

None

TEAM NEWS

John Carew replaces Nigel Reo-Coker after the latter is excluded from first team selection after a training ground 'fight' with manager Martin O'Neill.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.03 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 38.37 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.95 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
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 |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Paul Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Portsmouth

GK David James (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Nadir Belhadj | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Younรจs Kaboul | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Aaron Mokoena | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CB Tel Ben Haim | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Anthony Vanden Borre | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jamie Oโ€™Hara | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Michael Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kevin-Prince Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CF Frรฉdรฉric Piquionne | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tommy Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 80โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Frรฉdรฉric Piquionne | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถ | (CF Danny Webber | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Tommy Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Nwankwo Kanu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
LB Nicky Shorey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Craig Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Asmir Begoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CB Mike Williamson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Hayden Mullins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Hassan Yebda | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
W John Utaka | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

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SQUAD STATS

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Not Recorded

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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

Bomb Squad | 1 |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 Halfโ€จ

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:

โ€‹

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 54%
Possession A | 46%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 12
Corners F | 7
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 17
Fouls A | 13

MATCH QUOTES

"Thereโ€™s a great spirit in the dressing room." Martin O'Neill.

MATCH REPORT