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Game #5091

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Attendance: 27,511

Won

Premier League

5th (+3)

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Molineux

Villa record their first Premier League win of the season under Gรฉrard Houllier as Wolves are beaten at Molineux.

Wolves

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Marc Albrighton | 25โ€™ | Stephen Warnock | 88โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Emile Heskey scores for the second successive game under Gรฉrard Houllier as Wolves are beaten at Molineux to make it three Premier League wins in six, Sunday, 26 September 2010.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 18โ€™ Booking, Stephen Warnock
โšฝ | 25โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Stewart Downing, Assist by Marc Albrighton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 61โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Matt Jarvis
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Marc Albrighton, Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Stiliyan Petrov, Sub on, Steve Sidwell
โšฝ | 88โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Emile Heskey, Assist by Stephen Warnock
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+2 Booking, Steve Sidwell
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Gรฉrard Houllier does his cause to overturn the doubters no harm by securing a first away League win of the season at the first attempt as Emile Heskey scores for the second game in succession as his revival under Houllier continues.

Villa rise to 5th in the early Premier League table with 10 points from 6 games.

Yet the utter unsuitability of Houllier to the role is further underlined when it is revealed that he is yet to sign a contract to manage Villa.

Having agreed to take over in 8 September - and wilfully delayed his start - he had subsequently not signed a contract attempting to justify his actions by saying โ€œThis is not important. I think at Liverpool, I didnโ€™t sign until November or December.โ€

Of course anyone even on nodding terms with reality knew that this wasnโ€™t strictly true and so Houllier simply reinforced the suspicions of many that this wasnโ€™t a manager committed to the Villa cause.

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Wolves: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Game | #6 |
Manager Game | #2 |
Sunday, 26 September 2010

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thรฉrouanne, 2010-2011
Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Kick off: 2.05pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 9 May 09, Villa 1-3 Fulham (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Simon Beck, Stephen Child

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Wolverhampton Wanderers

๐ŸŸจ

Mark Halsey

TEAM NEWS

Gรฉrard Houllier opens up the soon to be infamous 'bomb squad' of first team players not to be considered for duty and the first member is Moustapha Salifou following his first squad appearance in over 6 months last time out.

Of the players still available to be selected Houllier brings back Brad Friedel, Luke Young, Stewart Downing, Marc Albrighton, Stiliyan Petrov and James Collins in place of Eric Lichaj, Barry Bannan, Ciaran Clark, Gabriel Agbonlahor, John Carew, Steve Sidwell and Brad Guzan.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.94 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.39 |

Youngest Player |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.87 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Mick McCarthy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Wolverhampton Wanderers

GK Marcus Hahnemann | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Stephen Ward | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Jody Craddock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Christophe Berra | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Kevin Foley | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Karl Henry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Matt Jarvis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Steven Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Kevin Doyle | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 86โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Stephen Ward | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CB George Elokobi | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |)
๐Ÿ” | RB Kevin Foley | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CB Richard Stearman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M David Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (M Adlรจne Guรฉdioura | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Wayne Hennessey | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Nenad Milijaลก | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Marcus Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Sylvan Ebanks-Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ74.34m
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: 1/11

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 : 12/18
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ24.24m

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 : 7/11

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

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

Bomb Squad | 1 |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

UNAVAILABLE

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

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 42%
Possession A | 58%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 20
Fouls A | 14

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œAll I ask of him [Heskey] is that he believes in himself because he has tremendous assets.

โ€œAll strikers need a lot of confidence and when Emile is feeling confident, then he is awesome.

โ€œI donโ€™t know whether he believes in me but I believe in him. That is more important.

โ€œBecause he plays upfront and sometimes misses sitters, people get on his back and maybe that has hurt him in the past.

โ€œBut Emile fights for the ball in the air, tries to keep it and links up with the midfield.

โ€œHis work-rate was phenomenal today and his understanding and movement with Ashley Young is good.โ€

Gรฉrard Houllier.

*Sky Sports*
Sunday, 26 September 2010

*Heskey header steals victory*

Gerard Houllier had Emile Heskey to thank as Aston Villa beat local rivals Wolves 2-1 at Molineux.

The Villa managerโ€™s first top-flight game after a six-year hiatus ended in victory and it came courtesy of a familiar face as Heskey - who played under the Frenchman at Liverpool - powered home a textbook header in the 88th minute.

The visitors were initially in charge of their first derby game of the season after Stewart Downing tucked away Marc Albrightonโ€™s fizzed cross midway through the first half.

But Wolves came out fighting in the second period and grabbed a deserved equaliser just after the hour mark when Matt Jarvisโ€™ cross-cum-shot deceived Brad Friedel before nestling in the back of the net.

But Heskey, who was given a starting berth after scoring in midweek, rewarded his managerโ€™s faith with a superb finish to silence the home fans and give Villa local bragging rights.

Villa were the better side in the first half with Ashley Young impressing in his role just behind the revitalised Heskey.

Nigel Reo-Coker was dominant in midfield while Carlos Cuellar made a series of crucial interceptions when Wolves did threaten.

But Wolves were a revitalised force in the second 45 minutes with Brad Friedel the busier of the two goalkeepers.

Jarvis, who grabbed his first goal of the campaign, was at the heart of their most threatening moments while David Jones impressed in the centre of the park before Heskey denied them a point.

It means Villa, who rise to fifth in the table, are unbeaten in 17 matches with Wolves stretching back 30 years.

*Clearcut*

The home side created the first good opening after six minutes when Kevin Doyleโ€™s reverse pass picked out the run into the box of David Edwards.

But he hesitated for a split second and eventually shot high and wide when under pressure from Warnock.

Wolves were playing at a high tempo and Reo-Coker made a brave block on Karl Henryโ€™s shot after Cuellar had headed clear a Jarvis corner.

Warnock became the first player to be yellow carded - and for the third successive league game - in the 18th minute after a sliding challenge on Edwards.

Hahnemann reacted sharply to keep out a downward header from James Collins following a Downing corner.

Villa started to enjoy more possession and after 26 minutes Downing put them ahead.

Reo-Coker found Heskey who held the ball up well before finding Albrighton in space on the right.

He drilled a dipping centre right across the six-yard box and Downing stayed on-side to deflect the ball past Hahnemann from close range.

Villa dominated proceedings but it needed a double save from Friedel to keep Villa on level terms after 35 minutes.

First the veteran goalkeeper parried a fierce volley from Steven Fletcher and then kept out the follow-up effort from Doyle.

Wolves were forced to make a change in the 38th minute when Stephen Ward limped out of the action to be replaced by George Elokobi in a straight swap at left-back.

A long throw from Elokobi caused problems and Cuellar had to block an effort from Jody Craddock.

*Impressive*

Wolves made an impressive start to the second period and Warnock escaped a second yellow card after bringing down Doyle in a counter-attack by the home side.

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy appeared unhappy with the decision and made his feelings known to the fourth official.

Villa were forced to back pedal and Friedel went down to his right to keep out a volley from Christophe Berra.

Craddock was booked after bringing down Ashley Young but after 61 minutes, Wolves got back on level terms through Jarvis.

The English midfielder cut back inside onto his right foot and floated a dangerous ball across the box. Edwards attacked the ball but failed to get a touch and it flew across Friedel into the far corner of the net.

Ashley Young continued to pose the biggest threat for Villa and one cross just evaded the run of Reo-Coker before the visitors brought on striker Gabriel Agbonlahor in place of Albrighton after 66 minutes.

Hahnemann produced a superb finger-tip save to keep out Ashley Youngโ€™s rasping drive before Adlene Guedioura came on for Edwards in the 81st minute and quickly tested Friedel with a low drive.

The match looked set to be heading for a third consecutive stalemate between the Midland rivals but with three minutes remaining Heskey snatched the winner.

Warnock supplied a probing cross from the left flank and Heskey rose to place a header into the corner of the net giving Hahnemann no chance.

In injury-time Villa substitute Steve Sidwell, who had replaced skipper Stiliyan Petrov, was yellow carded for a challenge on Guedioura who was stretchered off to leave Wolves down to 10 men.

The hosts huffed and puffed for an equaliser but it did not come and McCarthyโ€™s side stay 16th in the table just a point above the relegation zone.