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Game #5065

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Attendance: 20,486


FA Cup 5th Round

5th Round

Crystal Palace

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Selhurst Park

A crappy game, against a crappy manager at a crappy ground but Villa do enough to earn a replay.

Crystal Palace


Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded


Stiliyan Petrov celebrates his late equaliser to earn Villa a replay and another date with the embarrassing Neil Warnock, Sunday, 14 February 2010.



๐Ÿฅ… | 24โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Crystal Palace), Johannes Ertl
โšฝ | 35โ€™ Goal, 1-1, James Collins, Assist by Stewart Downing
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Crystal Palace 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, John Carew
๐Ÿฅ… | 70โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Crystal Palace), Darren Ambrose
๐ŸŸจ | 74โ€™ Booking, Fabian Delph
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Fabian Delph, Sub on, Nathan Delfouneso
โšฝ | 87โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Stiliyan Petrov, Assist by Stewart Downing
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Crystal Palace 2-2 Aston Villa


Villa struggle against Championship side Palace but force a late equaliser to earn a replay at Villa Park and remain unbeaten in ten matches.

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

Crystal Palace

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ


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


Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #35 |
Manager Game | #173 |
Sunday, 14 February 2010


Manager: Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Kevin Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 2003-2022
Kick off: 3.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


Referee: Kevin Friend | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 2003-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 15 Dec 09, Villa 2-0 Sunderland (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Trevor Massey, John Flynn




Crystal Palace

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


Brad Friedel makes a rare Cup start under Martin O'Neill as Emile Heskey and Stephen Warnock replace Gabriel Agbonlahor and Carlos Cuรฉllar.


Starting XI Average Age
| 28.35 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 38.77 |

Youngest Player |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.25 |


Martin O'Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |


Neil Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 | โšฝ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | โšฝ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Crystal Palace

GK Juliรกn Speroni | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Danny Butterfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Nathaniel Clyne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Clint Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Claude Davis | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Shaun Derry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Johannes Ertl | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |
M Darren Ambrose | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Nick Carle | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Neil Danns | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ |
CF Alan Lee (yth) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |


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


๐Ÿ” | CF Alan Lee (yth) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CF Calvin Andrew | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)


GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Charlie Mann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Matt Lawrence | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Alex Wynter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kieron Djilali | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alassane N'Diaye | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Sean Scannell | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |


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: 0/11

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 : 11/17
Homegrown: 1/17



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 : 10/18



Injury | 1 |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | 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 | 52%
Possession A | 48%
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 11
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 16


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"The Eagles were on the verge of an unlikely fifth-round victory when Petrov plunged to meet Stewart Downingโ€™s corner with a diving header to hand Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s side an 87th-minute equaliser."

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 14 February 2010

*Stiliyan Petrovโ€™s late equaliser denied Crystal Palace a place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup and kept alive Aston Villaโ€™s hopes of a second Wembley appearance of the season.*

The Eagles were on the verge of an unlikely fifth-round victory when Petrov plunged to meet Stewart Downingโ€™s corner with a diving header to hand Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s side an 87th-minute equaliser.

The cash-strapped Championship club led twice through goals by Johnny Ertl and Darren Ambrose, but were pegged back first by James Collins and then, cruelly, by the Bulgarian.

A replay is not the worst outcome for the Eagles, who went into administration at the end of January with estimated debts of ยฃ30m and will at least see their bank balance benefit from a trip to the Midlands.

But it is the last thing Villa wanted, especially as their rematch with Palace will take place in the week leading up their Carling Cup final against Manchester United at the end of February.

Oโ€™Neill has never reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup as a manager before, a strange anomaly for a manager who has won the League Cup twice with Leicester and the Scottish Cup on three occasions with Celtic.

But he made his intentions here clear by picking a strong side featuring first-choice goalkeeper Brad Friedel, and two England hopefuls in Ashley Young and Stewart Downing, and his team initially took the game to their hosts.

Most of the visitorsโ€™ early chances came from moves down either flank and the Eagles were fortunate to survive when Claude Davis beat Richard Dunne to Emile Heskeyโ€™s knockdown.

Villa also felt they should have had a penalty when Ashley Young went down under a challenge from Nathaniel Clyne after running on to Petrovโ€™s neat through ball.

The pressure was enough to silence the home fans, but they soon had something to shout about when Ertl gave them an unlikely lead after 25 minutes.

Friedel, starting his first cup tie of the season in place of his usual understudy Brad Guzan, could not reach Ambroseโ€™s corner and the Austrian midfielder rose to plant his header in the back of the net.

Villa are not used to going behind - Friedel has kept a clean sheet in eight of his last 11 league games - but their response was as efficient as it was impressive.

Soon after Youngโ€™s whipped cross from the right just eluded the onrushing Heskey, Downing fired in a fierce free-kick from the same flank for Collins to nod home at the near post.

By now the game had developed into a classic Cup tie and both sides had further chances before the break - Heskey and Petrov heading over for Villa, while Palaceโ€™s best effort came when Ambroseโ€™s deflected free-kick forced Friedel to punch clear.

The tempo did not let up after the break, with John Carew - on for Heskey - testing Speroni with a snap-shot on the turn from the corner of the six-yard box.

But from then on chances dried up at both ends until Palace regained the lead through a strike of real quality by Ambrose after 70 minutes.

The former England Under-21 international stepped up to smash home a 30-yard free-kick after Petrov fouled Nick Carle, with Friedel unable to keep the ball out despite getting a hand to it.

Things almost got worse for Villa when Ambrose sent a looping header on to the top of Friedelโ€™s crossbar but they came back strongly in the closing stages.

Palace initially held out, with Speroni producing a cracking save to tip the ball over after Richard Dunne flicked on a free-kick and Carew nodded goalwards.

The Argentine keeper was less convincing from the following corner, though, flapping at thin air and then turning to see Collinsโ€™s close-range shot blocked on the line by Clyne.

But he did brilliantly to keep out Carewโ€™s close-range header from Youngโ€™s clipped cross - only for the Eaglesโ€™ resistance to be finally ended from the resulting corner.