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Game #5085

Aston Villa

Sunday, 22 August 2010


12th (-9)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 43,546

Newcastle United

St James' Park

Villa are hammered by Newcastle in their biggest defeat for decades as the limitations of fielding a managerless team are laid bare.

Newcastle United


Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None


Ashley Young is surrounded as managerless Villa are humiliated in Kevin MacDonald's second Premier League game as caretaker, Sunday, 22 August 2010.




Sunday, 22 August 2010

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Stephen Ireland
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 10' Missed Penalty, John Carew
๐Ÿฅ… | 12โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Newcastle United), Joey Barton
๐Ÿฅ… | 31โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Newcastle United), Kevin Nolan
๐Ÿฅ… | 34โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Newcastle United), Andy Carroll
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Newcastle United 3-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Marc Albrighton, Sub on, Emile Heskey
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Nigel Reo-Coker
๐Ÿฅ… | 67โ€™ Goal, 0-4, (Newcastle United), Andy Carroll
๐ŸŸจ | 78โ€™ Booking, Nigel Reo-Coker
๐Ÿฅ… | 87โ€™ Goal, 0-5, (Newcastle United), Kevin Nolan
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Ciaran Clark, Sub on, Habib Bรจye
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+3 Goal, 0-6, (Newcastle United), Andy Carroll
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Newcastle United 6-0 Aston Villa


Well that ruled MacDonald out of the running to replace O'Neill, meanwhile, Milner makeweight Stephen Ireland made his Villa debut aged 24 after arriving from Manchester City earlier this month.

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

Newcastle United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1954-55


Newcastle United

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


Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #3 |
League Game | #2 |
Manager Game | #3 |
Sunday, 22 August 2010


Manager: Kevin MacDonald (Caretaker) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Inverness, 2010
Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Kick off: 1.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-6
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ


Referee: Martin Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2003-2022
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 25 Apr 10, Villa 1-0, Birmingham (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Dean Mohareb, Patrick Keane




Newcastle United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Martin Atkinson


Kevin MacDonald reverts to the line up that opened the League campaign with one change as Stephen Ireland (debut) replaces departed James Milner.


Starting XI Average Age
| 28.11 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.29 |

Youngest Player |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.77 |



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

Chris Hughton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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 | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸข |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

Newcastle United

GK Steve Harper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Josรฉ Enrique | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Fabricio Coloccini | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Mike Williamson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M James Perch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Kevin Nolan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
M Joey Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jonรกs Gutiรฉrrez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Alan Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Wayne Routledge (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Andy Carroll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ |


๐Ÿ” CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | for CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 89โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | M Jonรกs Gutiรฉrrez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Xisco | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Alan Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Shola Ameobi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Wayne Routledge (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Ryan Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)


GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Tim Krul | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB James Tavernier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Haris Vuฤkiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CF Peter Lรธvenkrands | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |


1st XI: ยฃ60.48m
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
Homegrown: 2/11

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 : 9/18
Homegrown: 5/18



Team Cost: ยฃ53.89m

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 : 811

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 : 13/18



Injury | 5 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 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 |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |


Not Reported

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


M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |



Possession F | 40%
Possession A | 60%
Shots F | 2
Shots A | 19
Shots on Target F | 1
Shots on Target A | 13
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 6
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 14


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"We thought we were going to come over here and get an easy game after our performance last week [a winning start against West Ham].

"But last week was last week and we need to be prepared for every single game. We are really disappointed because our defensive record has been great." Stiliyan Petrov.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 22 August 2010

*Andy Carroll grabbed a hat-trick and Kevin Nolan scored twice as Newcastle thrashed Aston Villa.*

Joey Barton gave the Magpies the lead when he thumped in from 20 yards before Nolan headed in on the half-hour mark and Carroll drilled in to make it 3-0.

Carroll volleyed his second from 12 yards after the break, Nolan hooked in the fifth from close range before Carroll swept in his third late on.

John Carew wasted Villaโ€™s best chance when he blazed his penalty over at 0-0.

Had Villa converted their early penalty then the game may have taken on a different complexion.

Newcastleโ€™s major frailty remains their lack of pace and that was exposed early on by speedy forward Ashley Young.

Villaโ€™s most potent threat won a penalty for his side in the ninth minute when he was brought down by keeper Steve Harper after Young had been picked out by Stiliyan Petrov.

Norway international Carew stepped up but smashed his penalty high over Harperโ€™s crossbar.

The scare woke Newcastle up and moments later Barton, who promised to shave off his moustache once his side recorded their first league win, scored a spectacular opener on 12 minutes.

The former Manchester City midfielder picked up a pass from winger Jonas Gutierrez on the left before drifting inside and hitting a 20-yarder that dipped late and flew through Brad Friedelโ€™s hands.

Up until then Villa had enjoyed more than 60% of the possession but that dominance dwindled as Newcastleโ€™s confidence grew.

Their second goal came after 30 minutes, when left-back Jose Enrique surged forward and whipped in a cross that found Carroll at the far post. He nodded back for Nolan, whose initial header was saved by Friedel but then stayed composed to head in the rebound.

Two minutes later the Newcastle faithful were in jubilant mood as Carroll swept in after Richard Dunne had failed to clear Mike Williamsonโ€™s cushioned header from Bartonโ€™s corner.

It was expected that Villa would come out firing after the break, but that never materialised and Newcastle continued to run the game.

They charged forward again and scored their fourth when Williamson won a tussle on the edge of the area and found 6ft 3in Carroll who outmuscled his defender, kept his eye on the ball and fired in a low volley.

It was reminiscent of former Magpies number nine Alan Shearer in his pomp.

Newcastle already had four on the board but never would they have envisaged matching Arsenalโ€™s and Chelseaโ€™s 6-0 wins over Blackpool and Wigan this weekend.

But four soon became six in the final few minutes. First, the industrious Nolan bravely hooked in from inside the six-yard area and then Carroll put his own stamp on an unforgettable day by converting substitute Xiscoโ€™s pass from 12 yards.

*Villa caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald*

โ€œIt might have been too much playing a couple of kids, maybe I was a bit wrong with my selection,โ€ said MacDonald.

Regarding the Villa job, he added: โ€œIโ€™ve said come the end of next week Iโ€™d sit down and look at things.

โ€œIt was a very disappointing result,โ€ he stated. โ€œWe started well and got the penalty but then Carew missed and it changed the momentum.

โ€œWe then got hammered. Even if we had scored it doesnโ€™t mean we would have held on and won the game but full credit to Newcastle. They took chances and played well, especially in the second half, but when youโ€™re 3-0 up it helps.โ€