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Game #5112

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Attendance: 16,442

Won

Premier League

13th (-)

Wigan Athletic

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

DW Stadium

Villa win consecutive Premier League matches under Gรฉrard Houllier as back to back wins give Villa critical breathing room to climb to 13th and six points clear of the drop zone.

Wigan Athletic

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Carlos Cuรฉllar | 49โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Ashley Young scores from the spot as Villa make it successive victories to make it five wins in eighteen Premier League games under Gรฉrard Houllier, Tuesday, 25 January 2011.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Jean Makoun
๐ŸŸจ | 22โ€™ Booking, Jean Makoun
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Wigan Athletic 0-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 49โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Carlos Cuรฉllar
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Jean Makoun, Sub on Stiliyan Petrov
โšฝ | 62โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Ashley Young (pen)
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Marc Albrighton
๐Ÿฅ… | 80โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Wigan Athletic), James McCarthy
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Ashley Young, Sub on, Chris Herd
๐ŸŸจ | 89โ€™ Booking, Carlos Cuรฉllar
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Brad Friedel
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Wigan Athletic 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Gรฉrard Houllier fielded a second new signing in consecutive games as Jean Makoun, a ยฃ5.58m from Olympique Lyonnais, taking Villa's investment in Houllier to just shy of ยฃ25m. Yet for all the concern at the purse strings opening nine months too late, Houllier had recorded consecutive League wins for the first time as Villa rose to 13th in the table, six points clear of the drop zone.

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

Wigan Athletic

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #30 |
League Game | #24 |
Manager Game | #23 |
Tuesday, 25 January 2011

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thรฉrouanne, 2010-2011
Referee: Jonathan Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2005-2022
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jonathan Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Riding, 2005-2022
Previous 5:
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Andy Halliday, Trevor Massey

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Wigan Athletic

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Gรฉrard Houllier hands debuts to Jean Makoun and Nathan Baker and Nigel Reo-Coker returns in place of Ciaran Clark, Marc Albrighton and Stiliyan Petrov.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.77 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.72 |

Youngest Player |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.77 |

MANAGER

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

MANAGER

Roberto Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Wigan Athletic

GK Ali Al Habsi | ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Steve Gohouri | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Steven Caldwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Maynor Figueroa | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Emmerson Boyce | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ” |
M James McCarthy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Hendry Thomas | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |
M James McArthur | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Franco Di Santo | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Hugo Rodallega | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | for M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | for W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Emmerson Boyce | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง | (RB Ronnie Stam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | M James McCarthy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (W Callum McManaman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Hendry Thomas | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (M Ben Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Andy Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Robert Pirรจs | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mike Pollitt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jordi Gรณmez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Mo Diamรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
W Victor Moses | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ82.26m
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: 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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ24.21m

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 | 3 |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 | 5 |
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
M Jonathan Hogg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Portsmouth

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

M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 50%
Possession A | 50%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 19
Shots on Target F | 10
Shots on Target A | 8
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 9

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI was slightly questioning the fact that, on the back of the Manchester City performance, we would be flat physically.

โ€œIn fairness to the boys, though, I think they responded extremely well. They kept focused and determined. It was not an easy game, they were just three points behind us.

โ€œWigan started well, they started with the foot flat on the pedal. [But] we managed to stay composed and had a couple of chances. And in the second half I thought we dominated most of the game, controlled it and passed the ball around.

โ€œWe probably deserved the lead and at 2-1, that is where I think the team has mentally progressed and improved.

โ€œThere was no sign of panic. They threw everything to get an equaliser but we stayed in place.โ€

*The Guardian*
Tuesday, 25 January 2011

*Aston Villa on the rise as Ashley Young exploits Wiganโ€™s penalty gift*

Aston Villaโ€™s revival continued with an undistinguished but hard-earned win at Wigan, where the locals are becoming restless at Roberto Martรญnezโ€™s apparent inability to emulate Gรฉrard Houllier and escape the bottom three.

All the visitors had to do was raise their game slightly in the second half and Wigan were blown away, even without Darren Bent getting on the scoresheet. Goals from Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ashley Young hoisted Villa to the comfort of mid-table, as sparsely populated terraces accused the Wigan manager of not knowing what he was doing.

โ€œIt was a bit like a cup tie, on a difficult pitch,โ€ Houllier said. โ€œEven at 2-1 down we did not panic. All the players already know Darren and he has clearly given us a lift. When he does not score it is good if the others can score, and they did.โ€

Wigan almost scored first, when Franco di Santo did well to reach an Emerson Boyce cross and saw his header land on top of the net, though before long the game was beginning to follow a familiar pattern. Only Ali al-Habsi prevented a rout at Arsenal at the weekend and the Wigan goalkeeper had to make a first save on six minutes, after his defenders unaccountably failed to pick up Bent from a free-kick on the halfway line. Saves from Stewart Downing and Bent again followed in quick succession, though Brad Friedel was required to produce a smart one at the other end to keep out a Hugo Rodallega effort.

Jean Makoun, a ยฃ5m capture from Lyon, lasted just 21 minutes of his English debut before going into the book for a foul on Rodallega, after the midfielder set up one of Villaโ€™s best attacks. With his help Young sent Bent clear on goal again, only for the strikerโ€™s first touch to be too heavy.

This is not the glamorous end of English football, as โ€œrestedโ€ Wigan midfielder Mohamed Diamรฉ has just pointed out, and as the interval neared, Villa ran out of ideas as if leaden, pedestrian play was something you could catch from uninspiring surroundings. Wigan ended up making the clearest chance of the first half when clever work by James McCarthy presented Rodallega with a chance he put over the bar.

Villa began the second half in a manner that suggested Houllier had asked them to speed things up. Young and Agbonlahor both set off up the pitch at a rate of knots on their first attack, and though the formerโ€™s shot brought a save from Al-Habsi the latter scored his first goal of the season from the resultant corner. Carlos Cuรฉllarโ€™s header brought one more fine reaction save, but with the goalkeeper on the floor and the ball in the air it was a simple matter for Agbonlahor to nod home from a yard or so out.

Wigan proceeded to fall to pieces, as they seem to do so often, and had no route back once Hendry Thomas had conceded a ludicrous penalty on the hour. Lazily attempting to play the ball through Young, the midfielder left Jon Moss with an easy decision and left Young to score from the spot. Steve Gohouri was booked for an even worse trip on Agbonlahor two minutes later, mercifully for his team outside the area.

The impressive McCarthy pulled a goal back, with the aid of a deflection off James Collins, to give his side some hope, and for the last 10 minutes Wigan actually made a game of it. Villa held out, just, leaving their opponents to rue their gift of the penalty winner. โ€œItโ€™s difficult to find positives but once we went two-nil down the reaction was fantastic,โ€ Martรญnez said, making a bid for optimist of the season. โ€œWe have been here before, we can still achieve our aim in the last third of the season, just like the teams at the top.โ€