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Game #5116

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Attendance: 16,000


Premier League

16th (-2)


Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Bloomfield Road

Villa are held for the second successive game and drop back to fifteenth in the table and now just three points clear of the relegation zone as they now have just five wins in twenty one Premier League games under Gรฉrard Houllier.



Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Darren Bent | 10โ€™ |


Gabby Agbonlahor put Villa ahead on 10' but Villa draw once again to leave Gรฉrard Houllier with just five wins in twenty one Premier League games, Saturday, 12 February 2011.



โšฝ | 10โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Darren Bent
๐Ÿฅ… | 14โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Blackpool), Elliot Grandin
๐Ÿ” | 27โ€™ Sub off, Carlos Cuรฉllar, Sub on, James Collins
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Blackpool 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Darren Bent, Sub on Emile Heskey
๐ŸŸฅ | 70โ€™ Sending off, Jean Makoun
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Michael Bradley ๐ŸŸข
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+2 Booking, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Blackpool 1-1 Aston Villa


Villa secure a second successive draw and now are defeated just once in eight League and Cup games under Gรฉrard Houllier but fall back to 16th place as those around them pick up points.

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


European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1952-53


Previous 5 vs. Blackpool: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ


Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #34 |
League Game | #27 |
Manager Game | #27 |
Saturday, 12 February 2011


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: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


Referee: Howard Webb | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rotherham, 2000-2014
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 22 Jan 11, Villa 1-0 Abu Dhabi (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Andy Garratt, Sian Massey-Ellis



๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ


๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ


Nigel Reo-Coker, Carlos Cuรฉllar and Darren Bent replace Stephen Ireland, Stiliyan Petrov and James Collins.


Starting XI Average Age
| 27.36 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.77 |

Youngest Player |
RB Kyle Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.73 |



Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Ian Holloway | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Kyle Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |


GK Richard Kingson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CB Ian Evatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Alex Baptiste | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Craig Cathcart | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M David Vaughan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Charlie Adam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W David Carney | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Elliot Grandin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Luke Varney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF DJ Campbell (yth) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Marlon Harewood (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |


๐Ÿ” CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | for CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | 27โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Michael Bradley | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸข | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | M Elliot Grandin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Jason Puncheon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Luke Varney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Andy Reid | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Marlon Harewood (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Matt Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)


GK Andy Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Robert Pirรจs | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Chris Kettings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Neal Eardley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Keith Southern | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF James Beattie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


1st XI: ยฃ77.13m
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

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: 3/18



Team Cost: ยฃ3.15m
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 : 6/14



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 | 8 |
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
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Newcastle
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Leeds


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


โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance


M Michael Bradley | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |



Possession F | 50%
Possession A | 50%
Shots F | 14
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 8
Fouls F | 13
Fouls A | 14


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"Ian Hollowayโ€™s Tangerines had lost seven of their previous eight fixtures, with their only top-flight triumph this year a 2-1 victory over Liverpool on 12 January."

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 12 February 2011

*Blackpool ended a run of five straight Premier League defeats with a deserved draw at home to Aston Villa.*

Gabriel Agbonlahor put Villa head, finishing a blistering break by taking the ball around keeper Richard Kingson before shooting from a tight angle.

Elliott Grandin equalised for Blackpool with a near-post header from a corner, before Kingson denied Stewart Downing.

Jean Makoun was dismissed for a late tackle on DJ Campbell after the break, while Ashley Young shot wide late on.

Ian Hollowayโ€™s Tangerines had lost seven of their previous eight fixtures, with their only top-flight triumph this year a 2-1 victory over Liverpool on 12 January.

That run of form had seen them slip to a season-low of 15th going into the contest, just two points above the relegation zone.

And some of their defending on Saturday afternoon was hesitant and uncertain but they improved through the match and can take confidence from a performance of great commitment against an improving Villa.

Gerard Houllierโ€™s team arrived at Bloomfield Road with just one defeat in their last seven fixtures in all competitions.

With Englandโ€™s midweek goalscoring duo of Darren Bent and Young in their ranks, they showed glimpses of the blistering attacking football of which they are capable.

There was a succession of early chances and Villa almost scored in the opening minute but Bentโ€™s strike was blocked by Ian Evatt.

The veteran defender was not so fortunate when Agbonlahor did put the visiting side in front at the end of a swift and precise counter attack.

Makoun won the ball in midfield and played in Bent, who immediately picked out the goalscorer. Agbonlahor charged towards goal and took the ball around Kingson before shooting between the legs of the despairing Evatt and into an empty net.

Sian Massey was the referee assistant who adjudged Agbonlahor was on-side as he collected Bentโ€™s pass. It was the first time she officiated in a Premier League fixture since the furore erupted about comments made by Andy Gray and Richard Keys.

Agbonlahorโ€™s opener was the 50th goal conceded by Blackpool in the league this season but they were only behind for four minutes before atrocious marking allowed Grandin, who limped off injured before the break, to convert Charlie Adamโ€™s corner at the near post.

Luke Varney should have put Hollowayโ€™s team in front after a superb curling cross from Marlon Harewood but the striker headed wide.

Chances were flowing at either end and it took a good save from Kingson to prevent Downing from restoring Villaโ€™s lead with a low shot after the winger had been played through on goal.

Varney could not quite connect with a cross-cum-shot by Campbell, who was later inches away from converting a teasing Adam cross, while Downing shot wide from Villa - but both sides tightened up considerably and the opening half rather faded out.

The Tangerines took the contest to their opponents after the restart. Richard Dunne made a crucial tackle to dispossess Campbell, who later shot wide from a drilled Varney cross.

Varney shot over after Villa failed to clear a corner and substitute Jason Puncheon volleyed narrowly wide from 18 yards.

Blackpoolโ€™s prospects increased when Makoun was immediately dismissed after a late challenge on Campbell.

Houllier brought on US international Michael Bradley for his debut to bolster the midfield and it was Villa who came the closest to a winner.

Villa failed in a penalty appeal after Alex Baptiste tangled with Young, who then snatched a shot wide with virtually the last kick of the game.

*Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier on the decision not to award a penalty:*

โ€œYou look at that and there was definitely a little something.

โ€œMaybe people think Ashley Young goes down to the ground a little quickly but I do not think so.

โ€œIt happened quickly but Alex Baptiste had hold of Ashley when he got into the box.โ€