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Game #5090

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Won

3rd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

League Cup

Blackburn Rovers

Attendance: 18,753

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-1

Blackburn Rovers

Assist(s) | Ashley Young | 59' | Nathan Delfouneso | 75' | Emile Heskey | 77' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa's new manager finally bothers to turn up as Villa win in the League Cup third round.

KEY MAN

Emile Heskey celebrates putting Villa ahead a minute after coming on as Villa beat Blackburn in the League Cup in Gรฉrard Houllierโ€™s first game in charge, Wednesday, 22 September 2010.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

๐Ÿ” | 31โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Nathan Delfouneso
๐Ÿฅ… | 34โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers), Gaรซl Givet
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Blackburn Rovers
๐Ÿ” | 58โ€™ Sub off, John Carew, Sub on, Emile Heskey
โšฝ | 59โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Emile Heskey, Assist by Ashley Young
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Ashley Young, Assist by Nathan Delfouneso
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Ciaran Clark, Sub on, Curtis Davies ๐Ÿ”ด
โšฝ | 77โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Ashley Young, Assist by Emile Heskey
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Blackburn Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Gรฉrard Houllierโ€™s first game in charge came against familiar Cup foes Blackburn and despite going a goal down, Villa launched a spirited comeback with Houllier making an immediate impact with his first tactical substitution for the club as Emile Heskey scored just a minute after coming on to hand Villa the lead.

Despite the win, concerns were already being aired, as Houllier had actually been appointed on 8 September but elected to not take up his new role immediately. The perception that Houllier wasnโ€™t fully committed would prove hard to shake.

Meanwhile, centre back Curtis Davies made his final appearance aged 25 before moving on to Birmingham City in January 2011 for a fee of ยฃ3,600,000.

Davies joined Villa in August 2007 from West Bromwich Albion, however, over the previous twelve months Davies had barely featured due to injury and in total made just 68 appearances, scoring 3 goals across his 4 seasons with the club.

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

Blackburn Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2001-02

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Blackburn: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #8 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Wednesday, 22 September 2010

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thรฉrouanne, 2010-2011
Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

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

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Matches Officiated: 21
๐ŸŸฉ : 8
๐ŸŸจ : 6
๐ŸŸฅ : 7
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 6 Feb 10, Villa 0-0 Tottenham (a)
Cards: None
Assistants: Mike Cairns, Martin Yerby

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Blackburn Rovers

None

TEAM NEWS

Gรฉrard Houllier names his first Villa squad as Brad Guzan (first start in 4), Steve Sidwell (first appearance of the season), John Carew, Ciaran Clark (first start in 5), Carlos Cuรฉllar (first start in 4), Barry Bannan (first start in 6) and Eric Lichaj (first start in 6) replace Brad Friedel, James Collins, Stiliyan Petrov, Marc Albrighton, Stephen Ireland, Stewart Downing, Richard Dunne and Luke Young. Meanwhile Isaiah Osbourne is brought into the squad for the first time in 6 and Moustapha Salifou makes his first squad appearance since 27 March 2010.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.65 |

Oldest Player |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 31.07 |

Youngest Player |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 20.82 |

MANAGER

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Sam Allardyce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Blackburn Rovers

GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Martin Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Gaรซl Givet | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
CB Ryan Nelsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Phil Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Pascal Chimbonda | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต |
M Morten Gamst Pedersen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Steven Nโ€™Zonzi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Junior Hoilett | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Brett Emerton | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CF Benjani | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for CF Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Ryan Nelsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | (CB Christopher Samba | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Junior Hoilett | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | (CF Nikola Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Benjani | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | (CF Mame Diouf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Frank Fielding | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Josh Morris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Amine Linganzi | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ
CF El Hadji Diouf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ46.80m
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: 4/11

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 : 10/18
Homegrown: 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ21.85m

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 : 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 : 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Reported

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 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

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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

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2007-10 | ๐Ÿ•’ 67 | 60 (7) | โšฝ 3 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 24 | #803 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 66%
Possession A | 34%
Shots F | 16
Shots A | 9
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 8
Fouls A | 4

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œI know what Emile can do. He showed a few things in training to indicate he was in good form. โ€œHe was decisive. With Emile, itโ€™s a matter of confidence. Itโ€™s the same with all strikers but probably more so with him. He knows I like him - I signed him for Liverpool. โ€œJohn Carew probably tired out the Blackburn defenders. Emile came on and was showing freshness, scored one goal and played a part in the other two. Gรฉrard Houllier.

MATCH REPORT