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Game #5114

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Attendance: 72,256

Lost

Premier League

14th (-1)

Manchester United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Old Trafford

Villa lose for the first time in four Premier League games but now have just five wins in nineteen under Gรฉrard Houllier as the gap to the drop zone closes to five points.

Manchester United

3-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Stewart Downing | 58โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Darren Bent celebrates his strike but Villa lose to leave Gรฉrard Houllier with just five wins in nineteen Premier League games with relegation still very much an ongoing danger despite a recent upturn in form, Tuesday, 1 February 2011.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 1โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester United), 54 seconds, Wayne Rooney
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™+1 Goal, 0-2, (Manchester United), Wayne Rooney
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester United 2-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 58โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Darren Bent, Assist by Stewart Downing
๐Ÿฅ… | 63โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Manchester United), Nemanja Vidiฤ‡
๐Ÿ” | 69โ€™ Sub off, Marc Albrighton, Sub on, Emile Heskey
๐Ÿ” | 74 Sub off, Stiliyan Petrov, Sub on, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Stewart Downing, Sub on, Nigel Reo-Coker
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose for the first time in four League games under Gรฉrard Houllier as Villa drop back to 14th in the table four points clear of the relegation places.

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 United

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 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†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2009-10

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #32 |
League Game | #25 |
Manager Game | #25 |
Tuesday, 1 February 2011

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thรฉrouanne, 2010-2011
Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 1 Dec 10, Villa 1-2 Birmingham (a)
Cards: None
Assistants: Dean Mohareb, Glenn Turner

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester United

None

TEAM NEWS

Richard Dunne, Stewart Downing, Ashley Young, Marc Albrighton, Jean Makoun, Stiliyan Petrov, James Collins and Darren Bent replace Nathan Baker, Barry Bannan, Carlos Cuรฉllar, Nigel Reo-Coker, Emile Heskey, Nathan Delfouneso, Gabriel Agbonlahor and Robert Pirรจs.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.31 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.74 |

Youngest Player |
RB Kyle Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.70 |

MANAGER

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

MANAGER

Alex Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Kyle Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Manchester United

GK Edwin van der Sar | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Patrice Evra | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Rio Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nemanja Vidiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
CB John Oโ€™Shea | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Michael Carrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Darren Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Nani | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
W Ryan Giggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Wayne Rooney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Dimitar Berbatov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 80โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Darren Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (M Anderson | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Andy Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Robert Pirรจs | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Anders Lindegaard | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Chris Smalling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Fรกbio Da Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Paul Scholes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Javier Hernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ |
CF Michael Owen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ71.01m
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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 4/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ197.73m

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 : 5/11

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Suspension | 1 |
CB Nathan Baker | 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 | 6 |
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
M Isaiah Osbourne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wednesday

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 50%
Possession A | 50%
Shots F | 9
Shots A | 18
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 11
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 6
Fouls A | 6

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Although the Midlanders, who had beaten United 1-0 at Old Trafford last season, briefly rallied after Bentโ€™s goal, they were comprehensively brushed aside."

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Wayne Rooney scored twice to help Manchester United maintain their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a win over Aston Villa.

Rooney opened the scoring emphatically within a minute with a powerful strike that followed sublime control. He then sidefooted home an inviting Nani cross on the stoke of half-time.

Darren Bent slotted in a Stewart Downing cross to give Villa hope but that was ended when defender Nemanja Vidic thumped in Unitedโ€™s third.

United, like Rooney, have been accused of not being at their best this season but there could be no such criticisms of either in this match as the Red Devils equalled a club record run of 29 games unbeaten in the Premier League.

Although the Midlanders, who had beaten United 1-0 at Old Trafford last season, briefly rallied after Bentโ€™s goal, they were comprehensively brushed aside.

Rooney had scored only two times in the league ahead of the game and, despite worries over the his lack of goals, his manager Sir Alex Ferguson said he was satisfied with the strikerโ€™s overall contribution.

Ferguson kept faith in Rooney, even though Javier Hernandez had scored two goals in as many games to stake a claim for a first-team spot, and his decision was justified after only 54 seconds.

United keeper Edwin van der Sar was the unlikely provider as his quickly taken free-kick found Rooney, who had got ahead of last defender Richard Dunne, and the forward brilliantly controlled a ball coming from over his shoulder before powering a shot past Brad Friedel.

The goal gave the Old Trafford side an early grip on the game and they rarely relinquished their stranglehold as they passed with poise and defended with discipline.

Villa struggled to find a way through United and a lack of accuracy to their passing only compounded their frustrations, with Bent mistiming an effort during a rare opening for them.

The home side were professionally going about their business and were denied a spot-kick when Dunne clumsily barged Nani off the the ball.

It was a challenge very similar to Rafael Da Silvaโ€™s on Blackpoolโ€™s Luke Varney when United also escaped giving away a penalty in a recent game.

United did not dwell on the decision and Nani had a left-foot pile driver fended wide by Friedel, who is now the oldest player in Villaโ€™s history at 39 years and 259 days.

Friedel again had to save as he parried a Patrice Evra shot before gathering the ball after the left-back had been put through by Ryan Giggs.

Giggs was voted Unitedโ€™s greatest player in a recent poll and even at 37 his closing down of the opposition and tracking back was an example to his team-mates.

The more glamorous qualities usually associated with him are skill and pace and he used those to race on to a ball across him and dummy a defender before having a right-foot shot saved.

Unitedโ€™s threat eventually brought them a goal when Rooney ran on to Naniโ€™s delicious inswinging cross to slot in at the far post.

Fergusonโ€™s side may have been in control but they have squandered points from such positions previously this season and, when an unmarked Bent slotted in after 58 minutes, Unitedโ€™s boss had reason for concern as the visitors showed signs of launching a comeback.

However, those fears for the Red Devils were quickly dispelled as Rooney laid the ball off to centre-back Nemanja Vidic and he drove in a curling shot from just inside the area.

A curling Ashley Young shot hit the crossbar with Van der Sar beaten as Villa tried to work their way back into the game.
But, that aside, it was United who carried the greater threat - Berbatov blazed high and Friedel excellently kept efforts from Nani and Rooney at bay as the Old Trafford outfit secured a 12th home win in 13 league games so far this season.