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Game #5047

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Attendance: 21,178


Premier League

5th (-)


Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Turf Moor

Villa need a late equaliser from Emile Heskey to prevent a second defeat in three but remain in fifth place.



Aston Villa

Assist(s) | James Milner | 86โ€™ |


Emile Heskey heads Villa's equaliser just six minutes after coming on to secure a draw at Turf Moor, Saturday, 21 November 2009.



๐Ÿฅ… | 9โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Burnley), Steven Caldwell
๐ŸŸจ | 18โ€™ Booking, Richard Dunne
๐ŸŸจ | 32โ€™ Booking, Steve Sidwell
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Burnley 1-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 50โ€™ Booking, Carlos Cuรฉllar
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Steve Sidwell, Sub on, Stewart Downing ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Luke Young, Sub on, Emile Heskey
โšฝ | 86โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Emile Heskey, Assist by James Milner
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Burnley 1-1 Aston Villa


Villa can only draw at high flying Burnley (9th) as winger Stewart Downing made his belated debut as a substitute after joining from Middlesbrough for a fee of ยฃ11,700,000 in July 2009. Downing had had to wait four months for his debut due to injury.

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


European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1961-62


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


Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #17 |
League Game | #13 |
Manager Game | #155 |
Saturday, 21 November 2009


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: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ


Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 13 Sep 09, Villa 1-0 Birmingham (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Darren Cann, Peter Kirkup



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ




Stiliyan Petrov replaces Nigel Reo-Coker as Stewart Downing makes his first squad appearance since joining in the Summer.


Starting XI Average Age
| 28.57 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 38.54 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 23.12 |


Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |


Owen Coyle | 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 |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |


GK Brian Jensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Graham Alexander | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Clarke Carlisle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Steven Caldwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
RB Tyrone Mears | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Andrรฉ Bikey | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Stephen Jordan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Wade Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Chris Eagles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Steven Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Robbie Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | for M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 80โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | W Chris Eagles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Alex McDonald | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Steven Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CF David Nugent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | F Robbie Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Joey Guรฐjรณnsson (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |)


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 Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Diego Penny | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Michael Duff | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Fernando Guerrero | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
CF Steven Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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 : 6/11
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: 2/18



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 : 11/14



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


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


W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |



Possession F | 59%
Possession A | 41%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 6


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โ€œTurf Moor is a notorious place to come to, particularly this season, and it took us a long time to get going.

โ€œIn the second half we played very strongly and in the end I thought that we deserved an equaliser.

โ€œIt was a great goal for Emile and I am delighted for him and with him.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 21 November 2009

*Substitute Emile Heskey scored a late equaliser as Aston Villa snatched a point at Burnley.*

Heskey headed home a James Milner cross after Brian Jensen had unconvincingly punched the ball clear from a corner.

Steven Caldwell had earlier beaten Richard Dunne and Brad Friedel to a Robbie Blake free-kick to put the home team in front.

Brian Jensen denied Gabriel Agbonlahor while Friedel saved a long-range strike from Steven Fletcher.

The success of Burnleyโ€™s debut season in the Premier League has been constructed on their home form and the Clarets came close to securing their sixth win in seven matches at Turf Moor before Heskey struck his first goal for Villa since 18 April.

Burnley played with a tenacity and commitment that allowed them to dominate large periods of a match played in blustery and wet conditions.

Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s Villa had thrashed Bolton 5-1 in their previous fixture but lacked any of the cutting edge they showed against Gary Megsonโ€™s side on a miserable Lancashire afternoon.

However, they improved after the break and Heskeyโ€™s header ensured Villa continued their record of scoring in every game since their 2-0 defeat to Wigan on the opening day of the season.

Villa had not won in 22 league and cup matches at Turf Moor dating back to 1936 and their prospects of ending that sequence suffered when Caldwell struck.

The visiting team had looked comfortable enough during an unexceptional opening nine minutes but neither Friedel nor Dunne could prevent Caldwell from heading his first goal of the season.

Friedel, booed throughout the match after a previous spell at Blackburn, tried to punch the ball clear while Dunne, fresh from the disappointment of the Republic of Irelandโ€™s World Cup heartbreak, challenged Caldwell aerially.

Their failure to clear the danger is indicative of the fact that Villa have not kept a clean sheet in the Premier League since 19 September.

The Clarets quickly threatened to extend their lead after hitting Villa on the break but the move was undermined by a poor pass from Chris Eagles.

The home team did not allow Villa any time on the ball and Oโ€™Neillโ€™s outfit had nothing to show for their endeavours until Steve Sidwell dragged a low strike wide just before the half-hour mark.

Villaโ€™s wing duo of James Milner and Ashley Young were largely peripheral figures, while in contrast Burnleyโ€™s wide men were heavily involved.

Blake had supplied the delivery for the opening goal and delivered a corner that the unmarked Andre Bikey disappointingly headed wide while Chris Eagles forced a save from Friedel with a low strike.

Villa finally showed some attacking threat before the break - Ashley Young failing to hit the target from long distance after Brian Jensen had rushed out unsuccessfully from his goal, while the otherwise excellent Graham Alexander skewed a clearance narrowly wide.

Tyrone Mears missed with a Burnley free-kick after the restart and Villa were almost level seconds later when Burnley failed to deal with Friedelโ€™s long clearance and Agbonlahor forced a good fingertip save from Jensen.

Villaโ€™s increasing emphasis on attack opened up the match and Blakeโ€™s swerving strike almost deceived the Villa keeper as both teams searched for the gameโ€™s crucial second goal.

The atrocious conditions ensured set-pieces were always likeliest to produce goals and a brilliant whipped-in free-kick from Ashley
Young was met by Sidwell but he could not keep his header on target.

Friedel stopped Fletcherโ€™s crisp left-foot strike before Heskey claimed a share of the spoils for his team.

A further boost for Villa came with the introduction of substitute Stewart Downing for his first appearance for the club following his summer move from Middlesbrough.

*Burnley manager Owen Coyle:*

โ€œI thought we were well-placed to get the three points. We were outstanding in the first half.

โ€œWe passed and moved the ball and created numerous opportunities and scored a good goal.

โ€œBrad Friedel had one or two exceptional stops in the game. He was outstanding and on another day it may have resulted in more goals.

โ€œBut we always knew in the second half Villa were going to come back at us.โ€

*Aston Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œTurf Moor is a notorious place to come to, particularly this season, and it took us a long time to get going.

โ€œIn the second half we played very strongly and in the end I thought that we deserved an equaliser.

โ€œIt was a great goal for Emile and I am delighted for him and with him.โ€