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Game #5045

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 4 November 2009


7th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 30,024

West Ham United

Upton Park

Villa lose for the first time in six after having a player sent off for the second successive game and then conceding a 94' winner.

West Ham United


Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 52โ€™ |


Habib Bรจye, sent off on 85' as ten man Villa lose on 90'+4, Wednesday, 4 November 2009.




Wednesday, 4 November 2009

๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™+2 Booking, Habib Bรจye
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™+2 Booking, Ashley Young
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™+3 Goal, 0-1, (West Ham United, pen), Mark Noble
๐Ÿ•’ | HT West Ham United 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, Nigel Reo-Coker
โšฝ | 52โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Ashley Young, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐ŸŸจ | 68โ€™ Booking, Stiliyan Petrov
๐ŸŸจ | 85โ€™ Booking, Habib Bรจye
๐ŸŸฅ | 85โ€™ Sending off, Habib Bรจye
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Luke Young
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+4 Goal, 1-2, (West Ham United), Zavon Hines
๐Ÿ•’ | FT West Ham United 2-1 Aston Villa


Villa suffer another shock defeat to lowly West Ham as a late sending off and 94' winner costs Villa the points.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

West Ham United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1979-80


West Ham United

Previous 5 vs. West Ham: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ


Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Game | #11 |
Manager Game | #153 |
Wednesday, 4 November 2009


Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ


Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |


๐Ÿ•’ 153 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 61 ๐ŸŸจ | 49 ๐ŸŸฅ 43 | 1.52

Career Form:

Top 8

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |


Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 30 Aug 09, Villa 2-0 Fulham (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Michael Murphy, Simon Long



๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

West Ham United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Steve Bennett


Habib Bรจye (first start in 7) and John Carew replace Carlos Cuรฉllar and James Milner.


Starting XI Average Age
| 28.29 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 38.48 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 23.07 |



Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Gianfranco Zola | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

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 |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

West Ham United

GK Robert Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Hรฉrita Ilunga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Matthew Upson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Manuel Da Costa | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
RB Julien Faubert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Scott Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mark Noble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Valon Behrami |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
M Jack Collison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Guillermo Franco | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Carlton Cole (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 86โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | LB Hรฉrita Ilunga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | (CB Jonathan Spector | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Guillermo Franco | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | (M Luis Jimรฉnez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Carlton Cole (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Zavon Hines | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | โšฝ |)


GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Nicky Shorey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Pรฉter Kurucz | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB James Tomkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alessandro Diamanti | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
W Junior Stanislas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


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

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: 1/18



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

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 : 8/18



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


Not Recorded

Player Positions:


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


Match Symbols:


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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




Possession F | 45%
Possession A | 55%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 10
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 14
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 11


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โ€œI was disappointed by the result, but nothing surprises me in football.

โ€œWe should have got something from the game, but we didnโ€™t.

โ€œI thought when we equalised we might take the game, so Iโ€™m particularly disappointed to lose all three points in the fashion that we did.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 4 November 2009

*A thrilling last-gasp victory over 10-man Aston Villa hauled West Ham out of the Premier League drop zone for the first time since late September.*

Mark Noble converted a West Ham penalty on the stroke of half-time.

Ashley Young had a spot kick saved by Robert Green just after the break, but levelled soon afterwards with a curling effort that was more cross than shot.

Habib Beye saw red late in the game before substitute Zavon Hines prodded home from close range at the death.

After a torrid start to the campaign, West Hamโ€™s first home victory in the Premier League this season - and first league win anywhere since the opening day - should do much to lighten the mood in E13.

But Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill will be desperately disappointed by his sideโ€™s failure to reap greater benefit from a first-half spell in which West Ham were twice forced to regroup in the wake of injuries at both ends of the pitch.

Defensive lapses have repeatedly proved costly for West Ham since James Collinsโ€™ defection to Villa two months ago, a situation which manager Gianfranco Zola sought to address by drafting in Julien Faubert and Manuel Da Costa, for Jonathan Spector and James Tomkins respectively.

But the Hammers were thrown into early disarray when left-back Herita Ilunga pulled up with a hamstring problem, ending Spectorโ€™s demotion to the bench after just eight minutes.

The resulting reshuffle seemed to unsettle West Ham and encourage Villa in roughly equal measure.

Zolaโ€™s side had started in auspicious fashion, creating an early shooting opportunity for Noble before Jack Collisonโ€™s weaving run allowed Noble to test Brad Friedel with a meaty low drive.

But Villa regained the initiative with a succession of corners, and gained further momentum when Carlton Cole - like Ilunga before him - pulled up clutching his hamstring, paving the way for the introduction of Hines.

Stiliyan Petrov and Gabriel Agbonlahor both forced Green to palm over, but Villaโ€™s dominance proved fruitless - and with the interval approaching they were made to pay for their profligacy.

Scott Parker, who delivered an authoritative performance in midfield on his return from suspension, found Guillermo Franco just inside the final third, and the quick-thinking Mexico international released Hines.

As Hines sprinted goal-wards with Beye in hot pursuit, the Villa defender thrust an arm into the youngsterโ€™s back, upending Hines and prompting referee Steve Bennett to award a penalty.

Noble made no mistake, smashing the ball high to Friedelโ€™s right, but Villa were unhappy with Bennettโ€™s decision and there were heated exchanges as the players headed for the tunnel, resulting in yellow cards for both Young and Collins.

The drama continued after the break as Villa rapidly won a spot kick of their own.

Contesting a high ball with Collins on the edge of the area, Da Costaโ€™s heels clipped the back of his former team-mateโ€™s head, prompting Bennett to award what looked a harsh penalty.

West Hamโ€™s protests had scarcely subsided when Young stepped up, firing low to Greenโ€™s left only to watch in dismay as the England keeper extended a firm hand to claw the ball away.

With England manager Fabio Capello watching from the stands, it was a moment to send Greenโ€™s international stock rising and Youngโ€™s hopes of a World Cup place plummeting.

But football offers infinite chances for redemption, and three minutes later Young atoned for his error in spectacularly unpredictable fashion.

The winger posed no obvious threat when he rounded Valon Behrami from a position deep on the left wing, but his curling cross swept unerringly into Greenโ€™s top left-hand corner.

West Ham responded vigorously, setting up a frantic finale which saw Beye dismissed for a second bookable offence after upending Spector.

Beye was the second Villa right-back to see red in successive games following Carlos Cuellarโ€™s weekend dismissal at Everton, but there was worse to come for Oโ€™Neillโ€™s side.

With seconds of stoppage time remaining, West Ham mounted another desperate attack, Parker leading the charge into the Villa area.

On an evening that will have given Capello plenty of food for thought, the England man wriggled through the Villa defence to find
Hines, whose flicked shot eluded a cluster of static defenders before nestling in the back of Friedelโ€™s net.

As the delirium of an unlikely victory gripped Upton Park, West Hamโ€™s financial woes and the recent news of Alan Curbishleyโ€™s victory in his case against the club for constructive dismissal briefly seemed unimportant.

For Villa, failure to win a game that might have lifted them into fourth place will have seemed anything but.

*Villa boss Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œI was disappointed by the result, but nothing surprises me in football.

โ€œWe should have got something from the game, but we didnโ€™t.

โ€œI thought when we equalised we might take the game, so Iโ€™m particularly disappointed to lose all three points in the fashion that we did.โ€