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Game #5094

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Attendance: 41,506

Lost

Premier League

10th (-2)

Sunderland

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Stadium of Light

Villa are beaten for the second time in three Premier League games under Gรฉrard Houllier as Villa fall back to tenth in the table.

Sunderland

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Habib Bรจye and Villa fall to a second defeat in three under Gรฉrard Houllier as they fall back to tenth in the table, Saturday, 23 October 2010.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 25โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Sunderland), Richard Dunne o.g.
๐Ÿ” | 40โ€™ Sub off, Stiliyan Petrov, Sub on, Steve Sidwell
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Sunderland 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 55โ€™ Sub off, Stephen Ireland, Sub on, Marc Albrighton
๐ŸŸจ | 73โ€™ Booking, Emile Heskey
๐ŸŸจ | 87โ€™ Booking, Stephen Warnock
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Sunderland 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose their second game in three under Gรฉrard Houllier and now have just one win in the last six Premier League matches, losing three. As a result Villa fall back to 10th in the table after nine games.

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

Sunderland

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #12 |
League Game | #9 |
Manager Game | #5 |
Saturday, 23 October 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: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 26 Sep 10, Villa 2-1 Wolves (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Paul Thompson, Glenn Turner

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Sunderland

๐ŸŸจ

Mark Halsey

TEAM NEWS

Emile Heskey replaces John Carew.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.64 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.46 |

Youngest Player |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 24.19 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

Sunderland

GK Simon Mingolet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Phil Bardsley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Michael Turner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nedum Onuoha | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Titus Bramble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Cattermole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steed Malbranque | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jordan Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Danny Wellbeck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 40โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 55โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (W Boudewijn Zenden | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Steed Malbranque | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CB John Mensah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Danny Wellbeck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Asamoah Gyan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Craig Gordon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Paulo da Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ |
CB Anton Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Cristian Riveros | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ80.01m
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: 0/11

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: 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ56.34m

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 : 8/11

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 | 4 |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

Out on Loan | 1 |
CB Curtis Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester

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 | 34%
Possession A | 66%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 13
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 11
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 11

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI am very disappointed with the result. We should, as a reward at least, have got one goal and probably got a draw.

โ€œI thought we started well. Our morale probably went down when we conceded that own goal because we had a bit of a slump, but the second half was night and day with the first half.

โ€œWe were quicker, better, sharper and created chance after chance, but unfortunately we didnโ€™t manage to put the ball in the back of the net and this is my only regret because I was pleased with the effort of the players and their reaction.โ€

Gรฉrard Houllier.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 23 October 2010

*Richard Dunneโ€™s first-half own-goal proved the difference as Sunderland ended their winless run by hanging on for victory over Aston Villa.*

Villaโ€™s Stewart Downing hit a post early on but Dunne volleyed past Brad Friedel to gift Sunderland the lead.

Danny Welbeck and Ahmed Elmohamady came close to making it two before Villa dominated the second half.

Ashley Young, Marc Albrighton, Emile Heskey and Dunne had chances but the hosts held on for a first win in six.

The result sees Sunderland move up to seventh on 12 points and Aston Villa drop to ninth, a point behind.

Steve Bruceโ€™s Black Cats were bidding to avoid equalling a club record of six successive draws and they could not have worked harder to achieve their aim.

Neither side approached the match in particularly good form - Sunderland lacking a win since 29 August, Villa with defeats in four of their previous five away games and both arriving off the back of goalless draws last time out.

But there was no shortage of attacking intent in the early stages of this one and Steed Malbranque headed wide from Jordan Hendersonโ€™s cross before Downing drilled against a post after latching on to Youngโ€™s slide-rule pass.

Villa, unbeaten at the Stadium of Light since 2002, were looking dangerous on the counter-attack and Nigel Reo-Coker felt he deserved a penalty after falling under the challenge of Titus Bramble and Lee Cattermole when put through by Heskey.

Sunderland were then grateful to right-back Nedum Onuoha, who slid in to deny Stephen Ireland following a strong run and cross from the right by the fit-again Heskey.

Villaโ€™s failure to capitalise on their marginal superiority seemed to help the hosts grow in confidence and Darren Bent almost connected with another Henderson centre before the breakthrough arrived.

Malbranque got the better of Stiliyan Petrov on the right and gleefully looked on as Dunne accidentally volleyed his right-wing cross past Brad Friedel at the near post.

The momentum was now firmly in Sunderlandโ€™s hands and Friedel showed impressive reflexes to repel Welbeckโ€™s first-time shot, while Elmohamady might have done better with a header from Phil Bardsleyโ€™s inviting ball into the box.

Only one Sunderland player other than Bent has scored for them this season and his team-mates were working hard to redress the balance; Elmohamady again going close with a fierce drive across goal that sailed narrowly wide.

Villaโ€™s hopes were not helped by a knee injury to Petrov - the captain had to be replaced by Steve Sidwell - but they made a positive start to the second half and Young was set up by Downing, only for Cattermoleโ€™s challenge to remove some sting from the shot.

Young was squeezed out by a combination of Onuoha and Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet, while Villa wasted a glorious opening when Heskey missed Downingโ€™s low cross and Youngโ€™s follow up fizzed wide.

By now the visitors were encamped in their opponentsโ€™ half and Steve Sidewellโ€™s header was cleared off the line by Henderson before fellow substitute Albrighton had a shot parried by Mignolet.

The home crowd were becoming agitated at their teamโ€™s inability to cross the halfway line and Dunne almost atoned for his earlier error, but his fierce goalbound effort deflected wide.

Villa were committing increasing numbers to every attack in an effort to snatch a late equaliser and Sunderland might have profited, but Bent was denied by Dunneโ€™s superb challenge when clean through and substitute Asamoah Gyan screwed a shot wide at the death.

*Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier:*

โ€œI am very disappointed with the result. We should, as a reward at least, have got one goal and probably got a draw.

โ€œI thought we started well. Our morale probably went down when we conceded that own goal because we had a bit of a slump, but the second half was night and day with the first half.

โ€œWe were quicker, better, sharper and created chance after chance, but unfortunately we didnโ€™t manage to put the ball in the back of the net and this is my only regret because I was pleased with the effort of the players and their reaction.โ€