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Game #5103

Aston Villa

Monday, 6 December 2010

Lost

16th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Liverpool

Attendance: 39,079

Anfield

Liverpool

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

The sheer folly of appointing Gรฉrard Houllier is laid bare at Anfield as Villa are defeated for a fourth successive game, fail to score for the fifth time in ten Premier League games having won just once. A team that had finished six for three consecutive seasons under Martin O'Neill was now languishing in 16th place, just two points above the relegation places as the divisive Houllier continued to strip any semblance of competence from the club.

KEY MAN

Stewart Downing puts it in for Villa only to hear his manager exclaim โ€œIf I have got to lose 3-0, I would prefer it to be to them as I like Liverpool.โ€, Monday, 6 December 2010

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 6 December 2010

๐Ÿฅ… | 14โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), David Nโ€™Gog
๐Ÿฅ… | 16โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool), Ryan Babel
๐ŸŸจ | 38โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Ciaran Clark, Sub on, Nathan Delfouneso
๐Ÿฅ… | 55โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Liverpool), Maxi Rodrรญguez
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Marc Albrighton, Sub on, Robert Pirรจs
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, John Carew
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 3-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Gรฉrard Houllier's unreciprocated Liverpool love in on his return to Anfield was as unhelpful as it was embarrassing. Touching the "This is Anfield' sign was beyond the pale, the fact that the Liverpool fans only sang Houllier's name once they were three goals to the good was beyond excruciating. A lover unrequited passed over for something new, something he didn't really feel affection for but was with nonetheless. And his new flame couldn't stand him. Put us out of this misery.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: โŒ
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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†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†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2005-06

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Game | #16 |
Manager Game | #14 |
Monday, 6 December 2010

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thรฉrouanne, 2010-2011
Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 14 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 4 ๐ŸŸจ | 4 ๐ŸŸฅ 6 | 1.14

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Phil Dowd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stoke on Trent, 1998-2016
Matches Officiated: 17
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 6
๐ŸŸฅ : 7
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 28 Feb 10, Villa 1-2 United (n) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Mick McDonough, Glenn Turner

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

None

TEAM NEWS

Stephen Ireland and Marc Albrighton replace Barry Bannan and Ashley Young.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.07 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.58 |

Youngest Player |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.06 |

MANAGER

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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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 James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jonathan Hogg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Rafa Benรญtez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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Liverpool

GK Pepe Reina | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Paul Konchesky | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Sotirios Kyrgiakos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Martin ล krtel | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Glenn Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Raรบl Meireles | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Lucas Leiva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Maxi Rodrรญguez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ryan Babel | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ |
CF Dirk Kuyt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF David Nโ€™Gog | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Robert Pirรจs | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for CF Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 66โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Sotirios Kyrgiakos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท | (RB Martin Kelly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Maxi Rodrรญguez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | (LB Fรกbio Aurรฉlio | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Dirk Kuyt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Jones | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Christian Poulsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Jonjo Shelvey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Milan Jovanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ44.73m
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
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 : 8/18
Homegrown: 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ96.53m
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 : 4/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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 |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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

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Not Reported

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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:

โ€‹

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

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 50%
Possession A | 50%
Shots F | 5
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 12

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWeโ€™re concerned. โ€œThe players and the staff have to take things in our hands. โ€œWe conceded a goal and then we conceded another goal, which to me was offside, the second goal. โ€œI think the second half started extremely well. Everybody would have expected we would score a goal. We had a good chance with Gabby [Agbonlahor] but unfortunately on the back of that we conceded a third goal so it was game over. โ€œ[But] I cannot fault the players for the effort, they tried hard. When you concede a goal after 13 minutes at Anfield itโ€™s hard to come back. Itโ€™s a shame because we could have done something here. We are not the most confident team at the moment and we are aware of that. โ€œI donโ€™t think things will improve if you start moaning about injuries and sickness. We rushed Marc Albrighton back after an appendicitis operation two weeks ago and last night Gabby [Agbonlahor] was sick and we didnโ€™t know until this morning whether he would be playing or not. โ€œ[But] this for me is not a way to progress - to look for excuses or blame others. โ€œTwo or three wins and we would be back in the top half of the table but we need to concentrate on the fact that there are a few errors in our game which can be improved and one of those is the need to defend better.โ€ Gรฉrard Houllier.

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