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Game #5051

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Attendance: 75,130


Premier League

3rd (+2)

Manchester United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Old Trafford

Villa secure a rare win at Old Trafford to extend their unbeaten run to six with four wins including the last three in all competitions.

Manchester United


Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ashley Young | 21โ€™ |


Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates his 21' winner at Old Trafford as Villa secure victory there for the first time in 26 years, Saturday, 12 December 2009.




โšฝ | 21โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Ashley Young
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 62โ€™ Sub off, Stephen Warnock, Sub on, James Collins
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, John Carew
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Stewart Downing, Sub on, Nigel Reo-Coker
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+1 Booking, Luke Young
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa


Villa make it three consecutive wins as they see off Manchester United with a superlative performance at Old Trafford having consistently performed fantastically on the ground over the past decade but with little reward and a lot of ill-fortune.

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

Manchester United

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2008-09


Manchester United

Previous 5 vs. United: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ


Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Game | #16 |
Manager Game | #159 |
Saturday, 12 December 2009


Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ


Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 24 Aug 09, Villa 3-1 Liverpool (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: David Richardson, Philip Sharp




Manchester United


Martin Atkinson


Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up.


Starting XI Average Age
| 28.64 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 38.60 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 23.18 |



Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Alex Ferguson | 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 | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Manchester United

GK Tomasz Kuszczak | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Patrice Evra | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Wes Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nemanja Vidiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Antonio Valencia | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
M Anderson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ji-Sung Park | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Michael Carrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Darren Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Ryan Giggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Wayne Rooney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |


๐Ÿ” CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | for LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 62โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | M Anderson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Darron Gibson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | M Ji-Sung Park | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Dimitar Berbatov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Ryan Giggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (F Michael Owen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)


GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Ben Foster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Gabriel Obertan | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Danny Welbeck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


Not Recorded



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 : 5/11

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 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




Possession F | 43%
Possession A | 57%
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 16
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 9
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 4


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โ€œThere is a good confidence about the team and great ability.

โ€œThereโ€™s a fine set of players coming through. If on the day weโ€™re capable of scoring goals then I think we have a chance. Just recently weโ€™ve tightened up a wee bit and thatโ€™s made a marked improvement.

โ€œManchester United penned us in and that caused us a few problems, but when we broke we still had a little chance to do something.

โ€œWe had a bit of luck when Wayne Rooney hit the bar and perhaps after whatโ€™s happened in the past on trips here we deserved that little bit of luck.

โ€œItโ€™s a great win for us, gives us a boost of confidence but we have a difficult programme between now and the new year.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 12 December 2009

*Aston Villa ended a 26-year wait to beat Manchester United in the league at Old Trafford as they moved up to third place in the Premier League.*

Gabriel Agbonlahor scored the winner, heading in from Ashley Youngโ€™s cross.

Wayne Rooneyโ€™s shot smashed against the underside of the bar as United hit back, while Ryan Giggs also went close.

Nemanja Vidic had a header cleared off the line and Brad Friedel superbly denied Dimitar Berbatov as Villa clung on to claim an historic win.

The last time Villa beat United was in 1999, in a league cup match, and it is the first time that Villa have claimed all three points against Sir Alex Fergusonโ€™s men at Old Trafford in a run stretching back to 1983.

Not only will United be bitterly disappointed by the loss, their fourth of the season and first at home, it also came after leaders Chelsea had surprisingly dropped points at home to Everton earlier in the day.

Instead of United drawing level with Chelsea at the top of the table, it is Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s side who are this weekโ€™s significant movers, leapfrogging Tottenham and Arsenal.

And Villa secured their 100th Premier League win away from home in style by blending pace and power, and a resolute backline.
Right from the start, Villa looked absolutely determined to end their dismal record against United.

Two successive corners in the opening seconds signalled Villaโ€™s attacking intent and they continued that approach throughout, and not for one second were they overawed.

They also might have felt they had a point to prove, as talk has been largely of Manchester City and Tottenham breaking into the top four.

Yet Villa are fast maturing into a team that is capable of challenging the status quo, with the likes of Young and Agbonlahor a real menace up front.

The pair combined superbly to set up what proved to be Villaโ€™s winner, when Agbonlahor played the ball out wide to Young, whose return cross was headed in by the striker who had continued his run into the box.

If the goal may have been in part down to Darren Fletcherโ€™s unfamiliarity with the right-back position, Agbonlahor is a familiar sight on the scoresheet against United, having notched against them in the last four season.

Before that United had threatened, with Rooney involved in their best moves and most of the attacking coming down the left flank.

Rooneyโ€™s deft header played in Antonio Valencia but the winger lacked the incisiveness to get a shot away, while Michael Carrickโ€™s shot from 20 yards brought a decent save from Friedel.

At the other end, Fletcher was dispossessed by Agbonlahor but his cross for Heskey was pushed away brilliantly by Tomasz Kuszack to prevent a certain goal.

Rooney, who moments before was booked for a clear dive in the area, went close to an equaliser when his excellent first touch gave him a shooting chance and he cracked his shot against the bar from six yards.

United brought on Michael Owen for Ryan Giggs at the start of the second half, a bid to address the problem of Rooneyโ€™s isolation up front.

Half-chances fell to Carrick and Rooney, who had a goal-bound shot blocked as Villa defended doggedly.

Rooney then tried to pay in Berbatov, who was called off the bench as United employed a three-man forward line, but the pass went astray.

Berbatov should have done much better when Owen picked him out with an accurate cross but the Bulgarian fluffed his volley.

Villa, pinned back in their own half, seemed to have ridden out the storm and looked comfortable for a while.

But then they needed a goal-line clearance from Downing to keep out Vidicโ€™s header and shortly after Friedel pulled off a magnificent save to deny Berbatov, whose low shot had been headed for the corner.

Unitedโ€™s last chance to salvage something fell to Carrick, but it was not to be as he fired his effort wide.