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Game #5058

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Attendance: 35,646

Drew

Premier League

7th (-1)

West Ham United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa take a break from playing Blackburn to grind out a below par goalless draw with the Hammers as they fall back to seventh in the table albeit with a game in hand due to their Cup commitments.

Aston Villa

0-0

West Ham United

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Young are disconsolate as Villa can't break through an obdurate West Ham, Sunday, 17 January 2010.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham United
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, John Carew
๐ŸŸจ | 89โ€™ Booking, Stiliyan Petrov
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham United

ON THIS DAY

Villa return to League action for the first time in three games but can't break through against a defensive West Ham side and are now three games without a win in the Premier League thereby falling back to 7th in the table.

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Ham United

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #28 |
League Game | #21 |
Manager Game | #166 |
Sunday, 17 January 2010

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mike Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester, 1997-2018
Kick off: 1.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester, 1997-2018
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 29 Nov 08, Villa 0-0 Fulham (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Scott Ledger, Stephen Child

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

West Ham United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Mike Jones

TEAM NEWS

Brad Friedel replaces Brad Guzan.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.36 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 38.70 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 23.28 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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 Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

West Ham United

GK Robert Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Radoslav Kovรกฤ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Jonathan Spector | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Matthew Upson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Tomkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Julien Faubert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Scott Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mark Noble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Valon Behrami |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ|
M Jack Collison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Frank Nouble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 57โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Radoslav Kovรกฤ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | (W Junior Stanislas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Scott Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Alessandro Diamanti | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Frank Nouble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Manuel Da Costa | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Pรฉter Kurucz | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Fabio Daprela | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
M Luis Jimรฉnez | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
F Freddie Sears | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 : 7/11
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 : 7/11

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 : 9/18

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 | 56%
Possession A | 44%
Shots F | 17
Shots A | 8
Shots on Target F | 10
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 16
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 7
Fouls A | 12

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWeโ€™re disappointed we didnโ€™t win the game but Iโ€™m delighted with the effort of the side.

โ€œWeโ€™ve not had much time to prepare but once we got into it I thought we dominated.

โ€œThe team has been doing well and weโ€™re still fighting on all fronts.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 17 January 2010

*Struggling West Ham clinched a vital away point as they frustrated Champions League hopefuls Aston Villa in an uninspiring draw at Villa Park.*

Villa were stifled by West Hamโ€™s five-man midfield, and the visitors could have taken an early lead only for Frank Nouble to fire over from 12 yards.

After the break, Villaโ€™s James Milner clipped the post with a 20-yard drive and James Collins volleyed wide.

Villa applied late pressure but were denied by a resolute Hammers defence.

Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s Villa side have gone about their pursuit of the top four in comparatively low-key fashion, certainly in comparison to some of their rivals for a place in Europe.

But they came into this match having lost their two previous Premier League matches - to Liverpool and Arsenal - and the draw will do little to make up the ground they lost as a result as they stay in sixth place.

They had the best of a largely poor game, but were unable to break down an impressive West Ham backline.

Be it takeover talks off the pitch or a relegation battle on it, the Hammers are rarely out of the media limelight at present.

Negotiations with a quartet of suitors interested in a buyout rumble on with no resolution in sight, but a repeat of this hard-working and committed performance could see them avoid their battle with relegation becoming a similarly protracted affair.

As a result of this point they have climbed to 16th place in the league and out of the relegation zone.

They have struggled all season with injuries, particularly in attack, and although they were able to welcome back both Mark Noble and Scott Parker in midfield, they lack a cutting edge without leading scorers Carlton Cole and Guillermo Franco.

As a statement of their ambition at Villa Park, they dropped striker Alessandro Diamanti to the bench and replaced him with Jack Collison in a reinforced midfield designed to suffocate the home side.

For much of the first half they did just that as Villa were stifled, and harried into a series of misplaced passes.

With their stall set out, the visitors created the first chance of the match.

Nouble collected on the half way line and scythed through the Villa defence and into the box but his shot was woefully high, affected partly by the sliding challenge of Carlos Cuellar.

On the 25-minute mark, Villa finally found some cohesion in the final third and but for Robert Green in the West Ham goal would have taken the lead.

Ashley Young found space on the left and his cross come shot was looping into the far corner until Green palmed away and then a minute later Gabriel Agbonlahor was allowed to swivel and shoot in the box only for the England keeper to parry to safety.

Villa continued to apply pressure for the rest of the half but had only a Collins header, put over from a Young corner, to show for it.

The home side started the second half with purpose and were almost rewarded when Emile Heskey teed up Milner to shoot from 25 yards but his effort grazed the outside of Greenโ€™s left-hand post and went wide.

Minutes later, Villa floated over a free-kick and from Matthew Upsonโ€™s defensive header Collins volleyed just wide.

Villa briefly thought they had broken the deadlock on the hour when substitute John Carew bundled in after Green had saved from
Stewart Downing but referee Mike Jones ruled that the striker had kicked the ball out of the keeperโ€™s hands.

West Ham could have stolen a much-needed win late on when the ball found its way to substitute Junior Stanislas, who drove in a cross that was fortuitously cleared over his own bar by Collins.

The final chance of the match fell to Agbonlahor, who broke free of his marker inside the box but Green was quick out to block before the striker could pull the trigger.

*Aston Villa manager Martin Oโ€™Neill:*

โ€œWeโ€™re disappointed we didnโ€™t win the game but Iโ€™m delighted with the effort of the side.

โ€œWeโ€™ve not had much time to prepare but once we got into it I thought we dominated.

โ€œThe team has been doing well and weโ€™re still fighting on all fronts.โ€