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Game #5111

Aston Villa

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Won

13th (+4)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 37,315

Manchester City

Villa Park

Villa win for the first time in six Premier League games thanks to record signing Darren Bent's debut goal to leave Gรฉrard Houllier with four wins in seventeen.

Aston Villa

1-0

State of Abu Dhabi

Assist(s) | Ashley Young | 18โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Emile Heskey puts in a battling performance as Darren Bent scores a debut goal to make it four wins in seventeen Premier League games under Gรฉrard Houllier, Saturday, 22 January 2011.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 22 January 2011

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Darren Bent
โšฝ | 18โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Darren Bent, Assist by Ashley Young
๐ŸŸจ | 25โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Stiliyan Petrov, Sub on, Nigel Reo-Coker
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Take a step back for a moment and consider this.

Villa had finished sixth for the third consecutive season, reached the League Cup final and FA Cup semi final and the manager was told there was no more money to spend.

Less than 8 months later, a new manager, who had taken the club into the relegation zone was gifted ยฃ20m to make the clubโ€™s record signing almost by a factor of two.

Now imagine having been told there was not only no money to spend on improving the squad but that the existing squad needed to be sold to raise funds.

He had his faults did Martin Oโ€™Neill but boy did he have a point about Lerner and the Villa hierarchy.

It wasnโ€™t Darren Bentโ€™s fault of course that he arrived in such circumstances and the ยฃ19,350,000 was money well spent within 18โ€™ of debut but Villa never needed to be in this situation in the first place.

Meanwhile, four games after facing their first ยฃ200m opposition, Villa square off against Manchester City's ยฃ206m outfit and come out on top despite a ยฃ132m difference in transfer fee outlay.

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: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Game | #23 |
Manager Game | #22 |
Saturday, 22 January 2011

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thรฉrouanne, 2010-2011
Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 31 Oct 10, Villa 0-0 Birmingham (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Dave Bryan, Darren Cann

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ

Howard Webb

TEAM NEWS

Ashley Young, Carlos Cuรฉllar and Darren Bent (debut) replace Kyle Walker, Nigel Reo-Coker and John Carew.

Meanwhile Stephen Ireland is given day release from the purgatory of Gรฉrard Houllier's infamous 'bomb squad' only to immediately join the injured list.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.77 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.71 |

Youngest Player |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.19 |

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Roberto Mancini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | โšฝ |

Manchester City

GK Joe Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Aleksander Kolarov | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Vincent Kompany | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Jรฉrรดme Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Kolo Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Gareth Barry (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Nigel de Jong | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Yaya Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CF Edin Dลพeko | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CF Carlos Tรฉvez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Gareth Barry (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Adam Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Andy Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Robert Pirรจs | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Pablo Zabaleta | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M James Milner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Patrick Vieira | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Jo | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ74.43m
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 : 6/11
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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ206.22m

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 : 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 : 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Bomb Squad | 3 |
M Moustapha Salifou | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 4 |
CB Shane Lowry | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Sheffield United
GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Hull
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | Watford
CF John Carew | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | Stoke

UNAVAILABLE

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

โ€‹

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

๐ŸŸข F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 45%
Possession A | 55%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 24
Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 14
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 13
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 11

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI thought the boy [Darren Bent] handled the pressure very well.

โ€œThe finish was that of a natural-born finisher, something you cannot teach somebody. That is what he is here for.

โ€œThat defeat [at Manchester City] really affected us and we were at rock bottom then.โ€™

โ€œBut since the start of the new year things have got better [Lost 1, Drawn 2, Won 1] and this game epitomised what we want to do.

โ€œWe showed tremendous resolve against a very good side and also rode our luck at times.โ€

Gรฉrard Houllier

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โ€œPeople questioned why I joined this football club but look at the players around me.

โ€œAshley Young, Gabby Agbonlahor, Mark Albrighton and Stewart Downing are all players that can create chances out of nothing and as a striker you want that kind of service.โ€

Darren Bent.