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Game #5108

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Lost

18th (-3)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Sunderland

Attendance: 32,627

Villa Park

Aston Villa

0-1

Sunderland

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa's dreadful season under Gรฉrard Houllier continues as they lose for the sixth time in eight Premier League games to make it three wins in fifteen and leave Villa stranded in 18th place in the table.

KEY MAN

Nigel Reo-Coker and Villa suffer a new low under the dreadful regime of Gรฉrard Houllier as they lose for the sixth time in eight to leave them with just three Premier League wins in fifteen and a deserved place in the drop zone, Wednesday, 5 January 2011.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

๐ŸŸจ | 29โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™+2 Booking, James Collins
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland
๐ŸŸฅ | 69โ€™ Sending off, Emile Heskey
๐ŸŸจ | 79โ€™ Booking, Richard Dunne
๐Ÿฅ… | 80โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Sunderland), Phil Bardsley
๐ŸŸฅ | 86โ€™ Sending off, (Sunderland), Boudewijn Zenden
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Stiliyan Petrov, Sub on, Marc Albrighton
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Nigel Reo-Coker, Sub on, Barry Bannan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Sunderland

ON THIS DAY

Villa drop to 18th in the table as the Houllier disaster continued. One win in ten games and eight losses surely meant this most misguided of appointments needed to be terminated. Whatever the current struggles it needed to be remembered that the squad he was incapable of motivating had spent almost the entirety of the previous campaign in the top 6.

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 ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #26 |
League Game | #21 |
Manager Game | #19 |
Wednesday, 5 January 2011

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thรฉrouanne, 2010-2011
Referee: Peter Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northamptonshire, 1998-2012
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 19 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 5 ๐ŸŸจ | 5 ๐ŸŸฅ 9 | 1.05

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northamptonshire, 1998-2012
Matches Officiated: 13
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 5
๐ŸŸฅ : 4
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 13 Mar 10, Villa 0-0 Stoke (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Darren Bond, Mike Mullarkey

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Sunderland

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Gรฉrard Houllier names an unchanged line up for the first time.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.78 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.66 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 21.38 |

MANAGER

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
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 Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

MANAGER

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

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Sunderland

GK Craig Gordon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Kieran Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Titus Bramble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Anton Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
RB Phil Bardsley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Steed Malbranque | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jordan Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Meyler | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Danny Wellbeck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 88โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Steed Malbranque | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Asamoah Gyan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |)
๐Ÿ” | M David Meyler | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (W Boudewijn Zenden | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Danny Wellbeck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Cristian Riveros | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Andy Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Robert Pirรจs | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Simon Mignolet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Blair Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Marcos Angeleri | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Paulo da Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ69.66m
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: 2/11

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: 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ52.86m

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 : 9/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Luke 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 | 2 |
CB Shane Lowry | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Sheffield United
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hull

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Reported

Player Positions:

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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:

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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 | 57%
Possession A | 43%
Shots F | 8
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 12

MATCH QUOTES

*Post match Houllier Analysed* โ€œWe are in a relegation fight now. The crowd must be frustrated. I understand their frustration. [Delusion or attempting to paint the Villa support as fickle?] โ€œ[But] had we won they would have been chanting my name. Weโ€™re going through a difficult period, but weโ€™ll make it. [Throwing a player under the bus] โ€œThe sending off [of Emile Heskey] cost us. [Illustrating an abject lack of ambition - a point would have lifted Villa to 17th] โ€œItโ€™s a shame. Even a draw would have been a great result after what happened in the game. [Reaction to an 80โ€™ goal] โ€œIโ€™m disappointed with the result, but happy with reaction of players. Credit goes to them, in terms of what they put in the game. [Claiming the basic expectation as a point of credit] โ€œTheir effort was good - and I liked their character and temperament, because they did everything they could to equalise. Weโ€™ve got senior players who know where we are and how important the points will be in future games. [For survival or surrender, it seemingly doesnโ€™t matter to Houllier] โ€œI spoke to Paul Faulkner and he was very supportive. โ€œI donโ€™t doubt Randy Lernerโ€™s firm support and determination. We are in this together for better or worse.โ€

MATCH REPORT