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Game #5118

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Attendance: 25,570

Lost

FA Cup 5th Round

5th Round

Manchester City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

City of Manchester Stadium

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

State of Abu Dhabi

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Barry Bannan cannot do anything as Gรฉrard 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

๐Ÿฅ… | 5โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Yaya Tourรฉ
๐ŸŸจ | 17โ€™ Booking, Stiliyan Petrov
๐Ÿฅ… | 25โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester City), Mario Balotelli
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 60โ€™ Booking, Ciaran Clark
๐ŸŸจ | 61โ€™ Booking, Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿฅ… | 70โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Manchester City), David Silva
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Nathan Delfouneso, Sub on, Stewart Downing
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Michael Bradley, Sub on, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Richard Dunne, Sub on, Kyle Walker
๐Ÿ•’ | 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: 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: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Thรฉrouanne, 2010-2011
Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 16 Jan 11, Villa 1-1 Birmingham (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Simon Long, Ceri Richards

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ

Mark Clattenburg

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 Pirรจs, Ashley Young and Stewart Downing.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.38 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 39.82 |

Youngest Player |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.09 |

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 | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Michael Bradley | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Manchester City

GK Joe Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Aleksander Kolarov | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Jรฉrรดme Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Joleon Lescott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Pablo Zabaleta | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Gareth Barry (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Silva | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ |
M Patrick Vieira | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Yaya Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Mario Balotelli | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Michael Bradley | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Kyle Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Micah Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Dedryck Boyata | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | M Yaya Tourรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | (CF Jรด | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Mario Balotelli | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | (CF Carlos Tรฉvez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Andy Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | 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 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stuart Taylor (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Reece Wabara | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Michael Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Edin Dลพeko | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ29.25m
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
Homegrown: 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 : 11/18
Homegrown: 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ205.75m

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 : 4/11

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 : 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Suspension | 1 |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

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

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 | 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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œIf I had to, Iโ€™d do it again.โ€

Gรฉrard Houllier

*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 Kolarovโ€™s corner fell into his path.

Mario Balotelli doubled the lead when he finished beautifully high into the Villa goal after racing on to Toureโ€™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.

Kolarovโ€™s left-wing corner was nodded towards goal by Patrick Vieira. The ball then struck Ciaran Clarkโ€™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 Toureโ€™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.

Cityโ€™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.

Villaโ€™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.