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Game #5118

Aston Villa

Lost

5th Round

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟥

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

FA Cup

Manchester City

City of Manchester Stadium

Attendance: 25,570

State of Abu Dhabi

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose in the FA Cup fifth round as Gérard Houllier fields a weakened team.

KEY MAN

Barry Bannan cannot do anything as Gérard Houllier surrenders Villa's participation in the FA Cup to the chagrin of fans and pundits alike, Wednesday, 2 March 2011.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

🥅 | 5’ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Yaya Touré
🟨 | 17’ Booking, Stiliyan Petrov
🥅 | 25’ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester City), Mario Balotelli
🕒 | HT Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa
🟨 | 60’ Booking, Ciaran Clark
🟨 | 61’ Booking, Gabriel Agbonlahor
🥅 | 70’ Goal, 0-3, (Manchester City), David Silva
🔁 | 71’ Sub off, Nathan Delfouneso, Sub on, Stewart Downing
🔁 | 71’ Sub off, Michael Bradley, Sub on, Ashley Young
🔁 | 83’ Sub off, Richard Dunne, Sub on, Kyle Walker
🕒 | FT Manchester City 3-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Playing a weakened team in a Cup game was nothing new in recent years but not making a substitution, despite glaring deficiencies, until Villa were three down took concerns about Houllier to new levels. Perhaps it was preference to focus on the League competition - where Houllier had conspicuously failed to date - but for sure it was clear that despite claims to the contrary Houllier didn't "understand the ethos of our club and shares our core values."

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

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Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #36 |
Manager Game | #29 |
Wednesday, 2 March 2011

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Gérard Houllier | 🇫🇷 | Thérouanne, 2010-2011
Referee: Mark Clattenburg | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Durham, 2000-2017
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Score: 🟥 0-3
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Gérard Houllier | 🇫🇷 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 29 | 🟩 | 10 🟨 | 8 🟥 11 | 1.31

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Clattenburg | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Durham, 2000-2017
Matches Officiated: 22
🟩 : 7
🟨 : 6
🟥 : 9
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 16 Jan 11, Villa 1-1 Birmingham (a)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨
Assistants: Simon Long, Ceri Richards

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨 🟨

Manchester City

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TEAM NEWS

Gabriel Agbonlahor, Michael Bradley (first start), Nathan Delfouneso (first start in 5), Fabian Delph (first start in 13), Emile Heskey (first start in 5), Stiliyan Petrov, Barry Bannan (first start in 5) and Chris Herd (first start) replace Darren Bent, Kyle Walker, Nathan Baker, Nigel Reo-Coker, Marc Albrighton, Robert Pirès, Ashley Young and Stewart Downing.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.38 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 | 39.82 |

Youngest Player |
F Nathan Delfouneso | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.09 |

MANAGER

Gérard Houllier | 🇫🇷 |

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Aston Villa

GK Brad Friedel | 🇺🇸 |
CB Richard Dunne | 🇮🇪 | 🔁 |
CB Ciaran Clark | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
M Barry Bannan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Michael Bradley | 🇺🇸 | 🔁 |
M Chris Herd | 🇦🇺 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | 🇧🇬 | 🟨 |
M Fabian Delph | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Nathan Delfouneso | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CF Emile Heskey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Roberto Mancini | 🇮🇹 |

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Manchester City

GK Joe Hart | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Aleksander Kolarov | 🇷🇸 |
CB Micah Richards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Jérôme Boateng | 🇩🇪 |
CB Joleon Lescott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Pablo Zabaleta | 🇦🇷 |
M Gareth Barry (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M David Silva | 🇪🇸 | ⚽ |
M Patrick Vieira | 🇫🇷 |
M Yaya Touré | 🇨🇮 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Mario Balotelli | 🇮🇹 | ⚽ | 🟨 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 W Stewart Downing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for F Nathan Delfouneso | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 71’ |
🔁 W Ashley Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Michael Bradley | 🇺🇸 | 71’ |
🔁 RB Kyle Walker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CB Richard Dunne | 🇮🇪 | 83’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Micah Richards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CB Dedryck Boyata | 🇧🇪 |)
🔁 | M Yaya Touré | 🇨🇮 | (CF Jô | 🇧🇷 |)
🔁 | CF Mario Balotelli | 🇮🇹 | (CF Carlos Tévez | 🇦🇷 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Andy Marshall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Robert Pirès | 🇫🇷 |
W Marc Albrighton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stuart Taylor (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Reece Wabara | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Michael Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Edin Džeko | 🇧🇦 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: £29.25m
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11
Homegrown: 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/18
Homegrown: 6/18

SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: £205.75m

1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
RB Luke Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Carlos Cuéllar | 🇪🇸 |

Suspension | 1 |
M Jean Makoun | 🇨🇲 |

Bomb Squad | 3 |
M Moustapha Salifou | 🇹🇬 |
RB Habib Bèye | 🇸🇳 |
LB Stephen Warnock | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Out on Loan | 8 |
CB Shane Lowry | 🇦🇺 | Sheffield United
GK Brad Guzan | 🇺🇸 | Hull
F Andreas Weimann | 🇦🇹 | Watford
CF John Carew | 🇳🇴 | Stoke
M Jonathan Hogg | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Portsmouth
M Isaiah Osbourne | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wednesday
M Stephen Ireland | 🇮🇪 | Newcastle
RB Eric Lichaj | 🇺🇸 | Leeds

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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 40%
Possession A | 60%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 8
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 7
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 11

MATCH QUOTES

“If I had to, I’d do it again.” Gérard Houllier

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 2 March 2011

*Manchester City booked an FA Cup quarter-final at home to Reading with a comfortable win over Aston Villa.* Yaya Toure gave the home side an early lead when he smashed in from close range after Aleksandar Kolarov’s corner fell into his path. Mario Balotelli doubled the lead when he finished beautifully high into the Villa goal after racing on to Toure’s raking pass. And David Silva made sure of victory after the break with a fierce drive. Villa managed only two shots on target and the inquest will have already begun as to why manager Gerard Houllier left key attackers such as Ashley Young, Stewart Downing and Marc Albrighton on the bench. The French manager was made to pay for his decision after only five minutes. Kolarov’s left-wing corner was nodded towards goal by Patrick Vieira. The ball then struck Ciaran Clark’s arm en route to landing at the feet of Toure, who quick as a flash lashed in. It was unlucky for 21-year-old Clark, who was filling in at central defence and doing his best to keep one eye on the lively Balotelli. Unfortunately for him and fellow defender Richard Dunne, neither could keep pace with the speedy Italian forward, who ran on to Toure’s long ball and provided a sumptuous finish to make it 2-0. City scored the goals but periods of ball possession were shared - the difference being Villa lacked bite in the opposition final third. They did cause slight panic in the City defence when Emile Heskey cut inside into the area and tried to place his shot into the bottom left but England keeper Joe Hart managed to push away the effort. It was expected that Villa boss Houllier would make changes at the break but he waited until the 71st minute to bring on the cavalry and that was only in reaction to going 3-0 down. City’s third was again a thing of beauty. Pablo Zabaleta delivered a looping cross from the right which was headed out by Chris Herd but only to Silva who arrowed the ball past keeper Brad Friedel. The American stopper kept the deficit down to three with two good blocks to deny Carlos Tevez and a low save to prevent fellow City substitute Jo from scoring. Villa’s second-half attacks were restricted to free-kicks around the City area, but they were either easily cleared by the home defence or sailed over the bar. Villa fans were left disgruntled while City still have hope of ending their 35-year spell without a trophy.

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