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Game #5106

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Lost

15th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Manchester City

Attendance: 46,716

City of Manchester Stadium

State of Abu Dhabi

4-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose for the fifth time in six Premier League games to make it three wins in thirteen under Gรฉrard Houllier as they remain 15th in the table with the unpopular boss admitting Villa are in a relegation fight as that was an entirely normal experience for a club that had finished sixth for three successive seasons.

KEY MAN

Marc Albrighton and Stiliyan Petrov can't stop Villa falling to a fifth Premier League defeat in six under Gรฉrard Houllier that leaves them with three wins in thirteen, Tuesday, 28 December 2010.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

๐Ÿฅ… | 8โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City, pen), Mario Balotelli
๐Ÿฅ… | 13โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester City), Joleon Lescott
๐ŸŸจ | 18โ€™ Booking, Stephen Warnock
๐Ÿฅ… | 27โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Manchester City), Mario Balotelli
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester City 0-3 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 55โ€™ Goal, 0-4, (Manchester City, pen), Mario Balotelli
๐Ÿ” | 55โ€™ Sub off, Barry Bannan, Sub on, Fabian Delph
๐Ÿ” | 56โ€™ Sub off, Marc Albrighton, Sub on, Nathan Delfouneso
๐ŸŸจ | 70โ€™ Booking, Eric Lichaj
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Nigel Reo-Coker, Sub on, Robert Pirรจs
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester City 0-4 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Something needed to change and fast, Villa were in total free-fall under Gรฉrard Houllier and there were absolutely no positives to take from his first 17 games in charge.

Even the much derided David O'Leary had bled youngsters of quality, whilst the insipid Graham Taylor reign had seen the average age of the squad slashed.

For Houllier though there was no such context and although the season had only just reached its half way stage, on current form, relegation looked inevitable under Houllier.

With only James Milner the difference, after 19 games in 2009-10, Martin Oโ€™Neillโ€™s Villa sat joint third with 35 points. In contrast Houllier had taken Villa to 15th on 20 points.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 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

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Abu Dhabi: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Game | #19 |
Manager Game | #17 |
Tuesday, 28 December 2010

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thรฉrouanne, 2010-2011
Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-4
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 17 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 5 ๐ŸŸจ | 4 ๐ŸŸฅ 8 | 1.12

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Matches Officiated: 2
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 21 Nov 10, Villa 0-2 Blackburn (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Dean Mohareb, Mick McDonough

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Stiliyan Petrov (first start in 12 after injury), Nigel Reo-Coker (first start in 9 after injury) and Barry Bannan replace Jonathan Hogg, Emile Heskey and Fabian Delph.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.15 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.64 |

Youngest Player |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 21.09 |

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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
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 |

MANAGER

Roberto Mancini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

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Manchester City

GK Joe Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Vincent Kompany | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
RB Pablo Zabaleta | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M David Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Patrick Vieira | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Nigel de Jong | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Yaya Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Adam Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Mario Balotelli | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 55โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 56โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Robert Pirรจs | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M David Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (M James Milner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Nigel de Jong | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (LB Wayne Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Yaya Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | (CF Jรด | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jonathan Hogg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Jรฉrรดme Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gareth Barry (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Carlos Tevez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ56.43m
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 : 10/18
Homegrown: 8/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ196.97m

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 : 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 : 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 4 |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Steve Sidwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Bomb Squad | 4 |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 | 38%
Possession A | 62%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 8
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 12
Fouls A | 14

MATCH QUOTES

"Yes we are definitely [in a relegation fight], we were before the game and we are now. "The way to look at it is there's a drop zone behind and we're very near, so we are in a fight for that. I acknowledge that.โ€ Gรฉrard Houllier.

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