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Game #5081

Aston Villa

Lost

6th (-1)

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Premier League

Manchester City

City of Manchester Stadium

Attendance: 47,102

State of Abu Dhabi

3-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Stewart Downing | 16’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose for only the second time in 2010 and second in sixteen Premier League games as they are beaten by big-spending rivals for the Champions League spot Manchester City.

KEY MAN

Villa contemplate a third successive sixth placed finish, Saturday, 1 May 2010.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 1 May 2010

⚽ | 16’ Goal, 1-0, John Carew, Assist by Stewart Downing
🥅 | 41’ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester City, pen), Carlos Tévez
🥅 | 43’ Goal, 1-2, (Manchester City), Emmanuel Adebayor
🟨 | 45’+1 Booking, Stiliyan Petrov
🕒 | HT Manchester City 2-1 Aston Villa
🔁 | 74’ Sub off, Stephen Warnock, Sub on, Emile Heskey
🔁 | 74’ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Nathan Delfouneso
🥅 | 89’ Goal, 1-3, (Manchester City), Craig Bellamy
🟨 | 90’+1 Booking, James Collins
🕒 | FT Manchester City 3-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa suffer their first defeat in six Premier League games and are leapfrogged by insane spending Manchester City with a game left to play.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

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Season | 2009-10 |
Matchday | #51 |
League Game | #37 |
Manager Game | #189 |
Saturday, 1 May 2010

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 | County Londonderry, 2006-2010
Referee: Mark Clattenburg | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Durham, 2000-2017
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Score: 🟥 1-3
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 189 | 🟩 | 80 🟨 | 60 🟥 49 | 1.59

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Clattenburg | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Durham, 2000-2017
Matches Officiated: 18
🟩 : 7
🟨 : 5
🟥 : 6
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟨 20 Mar 10, Villa 2-2 Wolves (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Andy Halliday, Michael Murphy

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Manchester City

🟨

TEAM NEWS

Martin O'Neill names an unchanged line up for the fifth successive game for the first time this season and the first time since May 2008.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.50 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 | 38.98 |

Youngest Player |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 23.56 |

MANAGER

Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 |
LB Stephen Warnock | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB James Collins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Carlos Cuéllar | 🇪🇸 |
CB Richard Dunne | 🇮🇪 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 | 🟨 |
W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Stewart Downing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
W James Milner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF John Carew | 🇳🇴 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Roberto Mancini | 🇮🇹 |

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Manchester City

GK Márton Fülöp | 🇭🇺 |
LB Wayne Bridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Kolo Touré | 🇨🇮 |
CB Vincent Kompany | 🇧🇪 | 🟨 |
RB Pablo Zabaleta | 🇦🇷 |
M Patrick Vieira | 🇫🇷 |
M Nigel de Jong | 🇳🇱 |
W Adam Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
F Carlos Tévez | 🇦🇷 | ⚽ | (🔁 |
F Craig Bellamy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Emmanuel Adebayor | 🇹🇬 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CF Emile Heskey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for LB Stephen Warnock | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 74’ |
🔁 F Nathan Delfouneso | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF John Carew | 🇳🇴 | 74’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W Adam Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (W Shaun Wright-Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | F Carlos Tévez | 🇦🇷 | (CB Micah Richards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 |
RB Habib Bèye | 🇸🇳 |
RB Luke Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steve Sidwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Gunnar Nielsen | 🇫🇴 |
CB Nedum Onuoha | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Javier Garrido | 🇪🇸 |
LB Sylvinho | 🇧🇷 |
CF Roque Santa Cruz | 🇵🇾 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11
Homegrown: 1/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/18
Homegrown: 2/18

SQUAD STATS

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Abu Dhabi, a team who have achieved just a single top eight finish in the 17 year history of the Premier League, and who are without a trophy since 1976, field 10 players with a combined cost of £137m, two of whom cost more than £26m, a further two costing more than £15m and another pair costing £10m.

Abu Dhabi’s three goalscorers cost a total of £59m. Villa simply could not compete and this game, result and state of affairs would prove to have a major influence on the fortunes of the club over the succeeding decade.

1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
CB Curtis Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Fabian Delph | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 49%
Possession A | 51%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 12
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 13
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 6

MATCH QUOTES

"I thought we played very well in the game, got in front and nearly went 2-0 ahead. "In the second half we applied a lot of pressure as Manchester City started to look a little nervous. "We played exceptionally well and it has been a fantastic effort by the players all season."

MATCH REPORT

*The Guardian*
Saturday, 1 May 2010

Jokes belong to the victors. Roberto Mancini has had some week, with his star player, Carlos Tévez, grumbling about the intense training programme and increasing speculation as to whether either of them will be at the club next season. So when he was asked in the aftermath of this crucial win if Tévez had been carrying a slight injury, he deadpanned: “No. Maybe he was tired from having to work twice in one day.” The Italian had a right to be in playful mood. After this win, he knows that victory over Spurs at this ground on Wednesday, and the fourth-place finish that it should bring, will strengthen his hand immeasurably — 90 minutes to determine his future. “All journalists ask me this question. I don’t know. But it is not important to me now. It is important that the squad win the next game and get fourth position.” In front of a watching Khaldoon Al Mubarak, the chairman, Manchester City started promisingly, but Villa soon started cutting into them. In the 17th minute, James Milner took a free-kick quickly and with City stalled, Stewart Downing cut inside from the right wing, poking the ball in behind for John Carew, who, having cut across Kolo Touré, tucked the ball beneath Martin Fulop. Mancini admitted the Hungarian goalkeeper, signed as emergency cover on loan from Sunderland, was “so nervous” during the first half but was happy with the way his confidence grew after that shaky start. It took him two efforts to subdue a tame Milner shot while he was relieved to see Downing’s crisp shot fizz wide. There was growing anxiety in the stands. As news filtered through that Spurs had gone a goal up against Bolton, it looked like Sheikh Mansour had spent an awful lot of money getting into the Europa League. Then, in two explosive minutes, the game was turned on its head. Adam Johnson, lively again, lured Stephen Warnock into a sliding tackle in the box and the Villa full-back duly complied. He was lucky not to have conceded a penalty earlier, when Tévez’s shot hit his outstretched arm. It was Tévez’s turn to be lucky with the penalty — it went under Brad Friedel’s dive with enough power to prevent the American stopping it. Villa almost immediately retook the lead as Carew again outwitted Touré, rolling him in the box only for his shot to smash against the crossbar. City surged on the counter. Patrick Vieira rolled the ball in behind Downing for Johnson, who cut back on the byline, sending Downing flying past him. He passed simply to Adebayor whose weak shot got through Friedel’s desperate effort to keep it out. In a manner typical of City since Mancini joined, they tried for most of the second half to consolidate their lead, ceding vast amounts of possession to Villa. Frustratingly for Martin O’Neill, his side struggled to create the clear chances they needed, despite the intelligent promptings of Milner. Ashley Young sent in a volley of crosses and corners but with a little luck and a little judgment, Fulop and his defence kept Villa at bay. City tried to hit Villa on the counter and actually had the best chances to score. With 25 minutes left, Bellamy cut back inside from the left corner and hit a curling shot that was heading for the top corner before a leaping Friedel flung out a hand to push it behind. With Villa taking greater risks — Warnock was replaced by Emile Heskey and James Collins pushed forward into a free role — it was not surprising that they conceded the third. The manner in which it came was remarkable though. Fulop collected a huge punt from Stiliyan Petrov and promptly flung the ball out to Shaun Wright-Phillips, halfway inside his own half on the left touchline. The City substitute spun round Collins and accelerated away into the Villa half. Carlos Cuéllar came sliding in but Wright-Phillips swerved away from him too, before rolling the ball across to Bellamy. The Welshman had time to curl the ball into the top corner. O’Neill was world-weary and wry in the aftermath. He meets Randy Lerner next week to discuss the future and is not committing himself to any position until then. While he concedes to enjoying management “in a perverse way” it’s not a job he is about recommend. “I have told the players that if they can get a real career out of football, don’t even think about it,” he said. “Don’t think about management at all. Get a cushy coaching job. If I could come back in another life that’s the job I want. To be reserve team coach with Alex Ferguson at the helm. Then you’re kind of safe.”

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