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Game #5102

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Attendance: 27,679

Lost

League Cup Quarter Final

Quarter Final

Birmingham City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

St Andrew's

Villa lose a third successive game in all competitions under Gรฉrard Houllier as they are knocked out of the League Cup at the quarter final stage.

Birmingham City

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ciaran Clark | 30โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Barry Bannan is chased by a Tesco carrier bag as Gรฉrard Houllier presides over a third successive defeat, Wednesday, 1 December 2010.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 12โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Birmingham City, pen), Sebastian Larsson
โšฝ | 30โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Birmingham City 1-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 72โ€™ Booking, Jonathan Hogg
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Barry Bannan, Sub on, Stephen Ireland
๐ŸŸจ | 82โ€™ Booking, Ashley Young
๐Ÿฅ… | 84โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Birmingham City), Nikola ลฝigiฤ‡
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, James Collins
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Jonathan Hogg, Sub on, Robert Pirรจs
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™+1 Sub off, Stephen Warnock, Sub on, Nathan Delfouneso
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Birmingham City 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Gรฉrard Houllier's messy reign continues as Villa lose to their neighbours in a Cup game for the first time since 1963.

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

Birmingham City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1962-63

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #20 |
Manager Game | #13 |
Wednesday, 1 December 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: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 22 Sep 10, Villa 3-1 Blackburn, (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Bob Pollock, Darren Cann

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Birmingham City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Gรฉrard Houllier's infamous 'bomb squad' of first team players not to be considered for duty gets a new member as Habib Bรจye joins Moustapha Salifou in the twilight zone.

Meanwhile Gabriel Agbonlahor and Jonathan Hogg replace John Carew and Robert Pirรจs.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.15 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.57 |

Youngest Player |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 21.01 |

MANAGER

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

MANAGER

Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jonathan Hogg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Birmingham City

GK Ben Foster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Roger Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Scott Dann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Liam Ridgewell (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Stephen Carr | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Lee Bowyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Sebastian Larsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Keith Fahey (yth) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Barry Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Cameron Jerome | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Nikola ลฝigiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Robert Pirรจs | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Jonathan Hogg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™+1 |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Lee Bowyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Craig Gardner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Sebastian Larsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | (LB David Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Nikola ลฝigiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | (CF Matt Derbyshire | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Maik Taylor | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Martin Jirรกnek | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
LB Jean Beausejour | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Michel | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ47.88m
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: 3/11

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

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ33.13m

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 : 11/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 7 |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Bomb Squad | 2 |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |

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 | 48%
Possession A | 52%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 5
Shots on Target F | 9
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 7

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œThat was horrible to see the punters running on the pitch โ€“ itโ€™s from the dark ages that.

โ€œWe donโ€™t condone that at all.

โ€œI know we have not beaten Villa for a while, and the fans were treating it like a cup final. But when you see flares being thrown into the crowd itโ€™s not something you want to be associated with.

โ€œFans shouldnโ€™t come on to the pitch at any time; thatโ€™s the disappointing aspect, and that sours it a bit for me.โ€

Alex McLeish, Birmingham manager.

*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 1 December 2010

*Nikola Zigicโ€™s late winner sent Birmingham City into the Carling Cup semi-finals at the expense of arch-rivals Aston Villa at St Andrewโ€™s, a victory marred by ugly scenes between opposing fans after a mass pitch invasion at the final whistle.*

Giant Serbian Zigic, who had struggled to make an impression and was becoming a target for the home fansโ€™ frustration, was suddenly transformed into the hero with only six minutes left.

Zigic bundled home Cameron Jeromeโ€™s cross from close range, via a deflection off Luke Young, to settle a fiercely contested derby.

Sebastian Larsson gave Birmingham an early lead from the penalty spot after Richard Dunne had fouled Lee Bowyer, but Gabriel Agbonlahor grabbed a deserved equaliser for Villa before the interval.

Zigic thought he had extended the hostsโ€™ advantage before Agbonlahorโ€™s strike when his shot squirmed away from Villa keeper Brad Friedel - but as he claimed the ball had crossed the line a flag went up for offside.

Villa were the better side for long periods, but they failed to apply any sustained pressure on Blues keeper Ben Foster and paid the price for their lack of cutting edge as Zigic struck the decisive blow to set up a two-legged semi-final clash with West Ham.

Gerard Houllierโ€™s side will feel hard done by after controlling so much of the game, but all their promising approach play amounted to few clear-cut chances and it is Alex McLeishโ€™s side who have moved a step closer to only the second major trophy in their history, having won the League Cup against Villa in 1963.

Sadly, thousands of Birmingham supporters chose to celebrate the win by charging the length of the field to taunt their Villa counterparts, sparking a predictably angry reaction, with police forced to move in as flares were thrown.

It was an unsavoury end to what had been a pulsating encounter, denying the home sideโ€™s players the chance to celebrate their triumph as they and the Villa players hurried off the pitch.

Villa were able to recall Agbonlahor after he missed Saturdayโ€™s defeat against Arsenal through illness - and he played a central role in an evenly contested first 45 minutes.

Birmingham went ahead with their first serious venture into Villa territory, Bowyer tempting Dunne into a clumsy collision that left referee Chris Foy with an easy decision to point to the spot. Larsson completed the punishment for Villa and Dunne as he sent Friedel the wrong way with his penalty.

Despite Villa enjoying the majority of possession, it was the hosts who thought they had increased their lead in the 29th minute when Zigicโ€™s shot squirmed out of Friedelโ€™s grasp on the line. As Birmingham players claimed a goal, the linesmanโ€™s flag was raised for offside, presumably against Liam Ridgewell, who was lurking behind Friedel.

If the Blues were nursing a sense of injustice, it was only increased moments later when the visitors drew level, Agbonlahor scoring with a right-foot finish on the turn after he was played in by Jonathan Hogg.

Jerome then wasted a glaring opportunity to restore Birminghamโ€™s advantage when he ran through with only Friedel to beat, but he watched in frustration as his effort drifted inches wide.

Villa continued to hold sway after the break, but with no clear chances being created, Houllier and McLeish decided to make changes. Birmingham replaced Bowyer with Craig Gardner, while Stephen Ireland replaced the tiring Barry Bannan for the visitors.

The home support were venting their frustration as they struggled to exert any authority on Villa, but Gardner gave them hope with a long-range drive that flew narrowly off target.

Ireland then had his own opportunity to make an impact when Birmingham were undone by Agbonlahorโ€™s pace, but his shot was saved by Foster, who recovered to deny Ashley Young as he waited to pounce on the rebound.

And as time ran out, McLeishโ€™s side hit their city rivals with a sucker punch as Zigic, who had struggled throughout the match, turned Jeromeโ€™s cross tantalisingly out of the reach of Friedel with the help of a deflection off Luke Young.

Villa pressed in vain, and the conclusion of the game was scarred by the mindless behaviour of the supporters who raced on to the pitch at the final whistle to take the gloss off what was a landmark win.