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Game #5083

Aston Villa

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Won

3rd

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

West Ham United

Attendance: 36,604

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-0

West Ham United

Assist(s) | Ashley Young | 40โ€™ | Marc Albrighton | 66โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa open the season in off the field turmoil as Martin O'Neill baulks at Randy Lerner's insistence on a fire sale of the club's best assets, times his departure to the most cynical point and leaves the team managerless on the eve of the campaign.

KEY MAN

Stewart Downing celebrates grabbing the opener as Villa shrug off their managerless turmoil to put West Ham to the sword at Villa Park on the opening day, Saturday, 14 August 2010.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 14 August 2010

โšฝ | 15โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Stewart Downing
โšฝ | 40โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Stiliyan Petrov, Assist by Ashley Young
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 West Ham United
๐ŸŸจ | 50โ€™ Booking, Marc Albrighton
โšฝ | 66โ€™ Goal, 3-0, James Milner, Assist by Marc Albrighton
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, James Milner ๐Ÿ”ด, Sub on, Nigel Reo-Coker
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Andreas Weimann ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Marc Albrighton, Sub on, Barry Bannan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-0 West Ham United

ON THIS DAY

In the wake of Martin O'Neill's abrupt departure, Villa open the season with a fine performance and victory as James Milner played his final game for Villa aged just 24 before moving on to Manchester City for a fee of just ยฃ19,800,000.

Milner had made 126 appearances for Villa scoring 22 goals, but had provided many more memorable moments.

A player of rare ability combined with a strong work ethic and selflessness he was immediately taken to the hearts of Villa fans when he first joined the club on a season long loan from Newcastle United.

A fabulous player and Villa servant who should have been wearing claret and blue throughout his career, sadly though the owner had a different plan and accepted just ยฃ5,800,000 more than Villa had paid for him plus Stephen Ireland.

A contrast between the two players couldnโ€™t have been more absolute and it is unfathomable to understand how the Villa hierarchy accepted such a terrible swap with Irelandโ€™s well documented issues underlining the folly of letting their best player leave on the cheap.

Milner went on to win titles, but will always be remembered fondly as a boy in claret and blue.

Meanwhile, forward Andreas Weimann made his Villa debut aged 19 having joined Villa from SK Rapid Wien as a 16 year old in July 2007.

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: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Game | #1 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Saturday, 14 August 2010

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Kevin MacDonald (Caretaker) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Inverness, 2010
Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Kevin MacDonald 2010 | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (Caretaker)

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 1 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 1 ๐ŸŸจ | 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 0 | 3.00

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Matches Officiated: 27
๐ŸŸฉ : 13
๐ŸŸจ : 8
๐ŸŸฅ : 6
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 21 Apr 10, Villa 2-0, Hull (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Andy Halliday, John Flynn

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

West Ham United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald names 20 year olds Marc Albrighton (first start since Saturday, 23 January 2010) and Ciaran Clark (first start since Sunday, 30 August 2009) in the line up for the opening game of the 2010-11 campaign.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age:
| 28.15 |

Oldest Player:
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.27 |

Youngest Player:
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.75 |

MANAGER

Kevin MacDonald 2010 | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (Caretaker)

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | โšฝ |
M James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ด | ๐Ÿ” |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

MANAGER

Avram Grant | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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West Ham United

GK Robert Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Hรฉrita Ilunga | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |
CB Winston Reid | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB James Tomkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Radoslav Kovรกฤ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Matthew Upson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Julien Faubert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Scott Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Luis Boa Morte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mark Noble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Carlton Cole (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด | 85โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸข | for W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 86โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB James Tomkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Alessandro Diamanti | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | CB Radoslav Kovรกฤ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | (CF Frรฉdรฉric Piquionne | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Luis Boa Morte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | (W Pablo Barrera | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Marek Stฤ›ch | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Danny Gabbidon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Jonathan Spector | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
F Freddie Sears | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ65.25m
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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 2/11

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
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ62.20m

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 : 6/11

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 : 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 5 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Reported

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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

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

โ€‹

Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข CF Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด M James Milner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2005-10 | ๐Ÿ•’ 126 | 119 (7) | โšฝ 22 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 28 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 2 | #784 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 59%
Possession A | 41%
Shots F | 23
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 11
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 16
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 15

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œItโ€™s too soon after the game to say I want the job (full-time). It can only get worse after winning 3-0 - maybe I should retire now!โ€ Kevin MacDonald.

MATCH REPORT