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Game #5056

Aston Villa

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Won

3rd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FA Cup 3rd Round

Attendance: 25,453

Blackburn Rovers

Villa Park

A heavily changed Villa side win the first of three games in quick succession against Blackburn to progress to the fourth round of the FA Cup ahead of the League Cup semi final first leg at Ewood Park.

Aston Villa

3-1

Blackburn Rovers

Assist(s) | Ashley Young | 12' | 37' |

KEY MAN

Nathan Delfouneso celebrates his opening goal as Villa beat Blackburn in the FA Cup, Saturday, 2 January 2010.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 2 January 2010

โšฝ | 12โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Nathan Delfouneso, Assist by Ashley Young
๐ŸŸจ | 31โ€™ Booking, Nigel Rao-Coker
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 31โ€™ Missed Penalty, (Blackburn Rovers), David Dunn
โšฝ | 37โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Carlos Cuรฉllar, Assist by Ashley Young
๐ŸŸฅ | 42โ€™ Sending off, (Blackburn Rovers), El-Hadji Diouf
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Blackburn Rovers
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Fabian Delph, Sub on, Steve Sidwell
๐Ÿฅ… | 55โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Blackburn Rovers), Nikola Kaliniฤ‡
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Nathan Delfouneso, Sub on, John Carew
โšฝ | 90โ€™+1 Goal, 3-1, John Carew (pen)
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Blackburn Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Villa, ahead of three games against Blackburn in 18 days strike first blow with a convincing victory to send them through to the FA Cup 4th Round.

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

Blackburn Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2001-02

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #26 |
Manager Game | #164 |
Saturday, 2 January 2010

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: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 21 Nov 09, Villa 1-1 Burnley (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Peter Kirkup, Mike Mullarkey

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Blackburn Rovers

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Howard Webb

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill goes full on 'Cup team' mode with Villa facing Blackburn in this FA Cup tie and two League Cup Semi Finals over the following two weeks. O'Neill recalls Ashley Young and brings in Fabian Delph (first start in 17), Emile Heskey, Nathan Delfouneso (first start of the season), Brad Guzan (first start in 7) and James Collins (first start in 11). Richard Dunne, John Carew, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Stiliyan Petrov, James Milner and Brad Friedel drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.17 |

Oldest Player |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | 32.98 |

Youngest Player |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.93 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Sam Allardyce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Blackburn Rovers

GK Jason Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Martin Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Gaรซl Givet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Phil Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Pascal Chimbonda | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต |
RB Steven Reid | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Mรญchel Salgado | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF El-Hadji Diouf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CF Nikola Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
CF Franco Di Santo | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | for CF Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Mรญchel Salgado | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (CF Maceo Rigters | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | M David Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Zurab Khizanishvili | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Franco Di Santo | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Morten Gamst Pedersen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Paul Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gavin Gunning | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Aaron Doran | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Junior Hoilett | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |

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 : 8/11
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 : 3/11

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 : 4/18

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 59%
Possession A | 41%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 4
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 1
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 13

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œAshley set up the opening two goals and he is a top-quality player who is so important to us.

โ€œIt is three years this month since he came to us from Watford and his contribution for us during that time has been immense.

โ€œIโ€™m delighted to have won the game. The players are desperate to play. We utilised the squad today and the young lads, Nathan and Fabien, did very well for us.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 2 January 2010

*Aston Villa had some anxious moments as they progressed to the FA Cup fourth round for only the third time in nine seasons after beating 10-man Blackburn.*

Nathan Delfouneso headed in Ashley Youngโ€™s cross to put Villa ahead.

Bradley Guzan then saved David Dunnโ€™s penalty and the visitors rued the miss when Carlos Cuellar extended the lead.

El-Hadji Diouf was dismissed before Nikola Kalinic got one back for Rovers who made sure of victory with John Carewโ€™s injury-time penalty.

The victory will restore confidence for Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s side after two previous defeats by Arsenal and Liverpool and it also demonstrated that Villa have an added depth to their squad this season.

Even though they made seven changes to the team which lost to Liverpool, they were boosted by the return of the previously suspended Young who was a threat from the start.

Likewise, Roversโ€™ boss Sam Allardyce made nine changes as both managers protected some of their players ahead of Tuesdayโ€™s Carling Cup semi-final between the sides at Ewood Park.

Villaโ€™s line-up was the stronger of the two and the home side went ahead after 12 minutes.

Cutting in from the left, it was Youngโ€™s centre who provided Delfouneso with a straightforward header to open the scoring, with the teenager finishing from 10 yards out.

Young could have extended the lead himself before Villaโ€™s good work looked to have been wasted when they conceded a penalty.

Nigel Reo-Coker, who was Villaโ€™s captain, was adjudged to have brought down Steven Reid but Guzan saved from Dunn.

The miss was made worse when Youngโ€™s free-kick was glanced in by Cuellar to give Villa a 2-0 lead six minutes later.

And things got even bleaker for Rovers when Diouf was given a straight red card before the break when he recklessly brought down Habib Beye.

Yet their path back into the match was given an unexpected lift when Guzan dropped an inswinging corner to allow Kalinic to score.

Villa suddenly looked perturbed and Kalinic could have levelled matters after being sent clear by substitute Morten Gamst Pedersen.

But Villa restored their authority when Reo-Coker had a shot turned round the post and in the 90th minute Gael Givet brought down Carew in the box with the Norwegian sending Rovers keeper Jason Brown the wrong way from the spot.

*Aston Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œAshley set up the opening two goals and he is a top-quality player who is so important to us.

โ€œIt is three years this month since he came to us from Watford and his contribution for us during that time has been immense.

โ€œIโ€™m delighted to have won the game. The players are desperate to play. We utilised the squad today and the young lads, Nathan and Fabian, did very well for us.โ€