Game #5125

2010-11

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Europa League Play Off

Rapid Wien

Gerhard Hanappi Stadion, Vienna

Attendance: 16,891

Thursday, 19 August 2010

A young Villa side records a creditable draw in the away leg in Vienna of their Europa League Play off with Rapid.

SK Rapid Wien

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Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Barry Bannan | 11’ |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #5125

Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #2 |
Manager Game | #2 |
Thursday, 19 August 2010

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Kevin MacDonald | Caretaker |
KO | 5.45pm |
Referee | Alain Hamer, Luxembourg |
HT Score | 1-1 |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WLLWD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alain Hamer
Assistants: François Mangen, Christian Holtgen

MATCH INCIDENTS

Alain Hamer

Villa

🟨 | 🟨 |

Rapid Wien

🟨 | 🟨 | 🟨 |

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.72 |

Oldest Player |
RB Habib Beye | 32.85 |

Youngest Player |
M Barry Bannan | 20.73 |

TEAM NEWS

Brad Guzan (first start since 24 February 2010), Curtis Davies (first start since 27 August 2009), Emile Heskey (first start since 24 March 2010), Nigel Reo-Coker (first start since 2 January 2010), Habib Beye (first start since 23 January 2010), Barry Bannan (first appearance since 26 February 2009), Jonathan Hogg (debut) and Eric Lichaj (debut) replace Brad Friedel, Ciaran Clark, John Carew, James Milner, Ashley Young, Richard Dunne and Luke Young.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 4 |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor |
M Fabian Delph |
CB Carlos Cuéllar |
CB James Collins |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 53%
Possession A | 47%
Shots F | 6
Shots A | 19
Shots on Target F | 2
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 6
Corners A | 13
Fouls F | 24
Fouls A | 18

MANAGER

Kevin MacDonald

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK Brad Guzan |
LB Stephen Warnock |
D Eric Lichaj |
CB Curtis Davies |
RB Habib Beye |
M Nigel Reo-Coker |
M Jonathan Hogg |
M Barry Bannan |
W Stewart Downing |
W Marc Albrighton |
CF Emile Heskey |

SUBSTITUTES

F Nathan Delfouneso for M Barry Bannan | 74’ |
F Andreas Weimann for W Marc Albrighton | 79’ |
M Isaiah Osbourne for F Andreas Weimann | 86’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Friedel
CB Ciaran Clark
CB Nathan Baker
RB Shane Lowry

THE OPPOSITION

GK Raimund Hedl, CB Mario Sonnleitner, CB Markus Katzer, CB Ragnvald Soma, RB Tanju Kayhan, CB Markus Heikkinen, M Steffen Hofmann, M Kevli Kavlak, M Thomas Hinum (M Christopher Drazan), CF Hamdi Salihi (CF René Gartler), CF Atdhe Nuhiu (g).

Manager: Peter Pacult.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

A Martin O'Neill 'Cup Team' © is fielded by Kevin MacDonald and secures an away goal and draw in Vienna ahead of the second leg as midfielder Jonathan Hogg, 21, made his debut aged 21 having signed from Middlesbrough as a schoolboy and so too did defender Eric Lichaj, 21, having joined from Chicago Magic in July 2007 aged 18.

Meanwhile midfielder Isaiah Osbourne, making his first appearance since 26 February 2009, made his final appearance for Villa aged 22 before moving on to Hibernian on a free transfer in August 2011. Osbourne had made 32 appearances for Villa between 2006-07 and 2010-11.

Barry Bannan celebrates scoring for managerless Villa in Vienna in the Europa League play off, Thursday, 19 August 2010.

Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2010/08/19/match-report-rapid-vienna-1-1-villa

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Source: avfc.co.uk/News/2010/08/19/match-report-rapid-vienna-1-1-villa

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MATCH TIMELINE

1’ Debut, Eric Lichaj, Jonathan Hogg
11’ Goal, 1-0, Barry Bannan
32’ Goal, 1-1, (SK Rapid Wien)
34’ Booking, Nigel Reo-Coker
HT SK Rapid Wien 1-1 Aston Villa
51’ Booking, Brad Guzan
74’ Sub off, Barry Bannan, Sub on, Nathan Delfouneso
79’ Sub off, Marc Albrighton, Sub on, Andreas Weimann
86’ Sub off, Andreas Weimann, Sub on, Isaiah Osbourne FINAL
FT SK Rapid Wien 1-1 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

"I'm very proud of the young players indeed.

"It was an education for the boys and I'm pleased with all of them because this is not an easy place to come.

"It was a good finish, a good goal, and I'm sure you could see the elation in their faces when we did score.

"There's a very strong camaraderie amongst that group of players." Kevin MacDonald.

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*Sky Sports*
Thursday, 19 August 2010

"Aston Villa claimed the advantage in their Europa League qualifier after a 1-1 draw with Rapid Vienna.

"Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald gave youth a chance as he looked to justify claims from some that he should be given the role vacated by Martin O’Neill on a full-time basis."

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*Villa held in Vienna*

Aston Villa claimed the advantage in their Europa League qualifier after a 1-1 draw with Rapid Vienna.

Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald gave youth a chance as he looked to justify claims from some that he should be given the role vacated by Martin O’Neill on a full-time basis.

Marc Albrighton built on his impressive showing in their Premier League opener against West Ham with an assist for fellow youngster Barry Bannan to net early on in the first half.

However Rapid fought back through a goal from Atdhe Nuhiu and could well have won it had they not wasted several good chances to head to Villa Park with the lead.

A year ago predecessor Martin O’Neill’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat to Rapid Vienna in the first leg of their Europa League play-off, ultimately heading out of the competition on the away-goals rule.

But Villa now have a firm chance to avenge that exit after a 1-1 first-leg draw at the same stage at the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium, with 20-year-old Bannan scoring the precious away goal.

Although Rapid managed to grab an equaliser and dominated for most of the game, the result under MacDonald was certainly far better and more encouraging than the one mustered under O’Neill.

MacDonald did gamble, though, resting Ashley Young and influential captain Stiliyan Petrov, but then he was also without the suspended Richard Dunne, along with the injured John Carew, Carlos Cuellar and Gabriel Agbonlahor.

MacDonald came into the game aware of the criticism levelled at O’Neill for fielding weakened teams in Europe in the past, and as the man now in charge he was prepared to suffer the consequences.

*Early energy*

But after 12 minutes his young charges fully justified his faith as their energy and enthusiasm put Rapid on the back foot.
Albrighton found himself in good company with the likes of Bannan, Eric Lichaj and Jonathan Hogg, the latter duo making their debuts.

In coaching the players in the reserves, MacDonald was not afraid to give them their head in such an imposing cauldron as the noise from the Rapid fans was constant from start to finish.

The 17,000-strong crowd undoubtedly made their presence felt, even after conceding the opener when many would have been silenced.

It was a deserved goal, though, and perhaps a sign of things to come at Villa Park should the 49-year-old MacDonald be handed the full-time role.

Albrighton was the instigator, superbly turning inside left-back Markus Katzer and leaving him on the seat of his shorts before delivering a low cross into the six-yard box.

Bannan, who had already gone close earlier with an edge-of-the-area left-foot shot, was left with an open goal and made no mistake in tapping home from four yards for his first goal for the club.

In the exchanges that followed a Villa side showing only three survivors from the team that defeated the Hammers, in Albrighton, Stewart Downing and Stephen Warnock, looked comfortable.

*Retreat*

But under the leadership of Nigel Reo-Coker, making his first start since 2nd January, Villa slowly started to retreat inside their own half, barely putting pressure on the opposition as they had done earlier.

It allowed Rapid’s players, potentially reeling from the decision of star striker Nikica Jelavic to pull out of this game hours ahead of kick-off as a move to Rangers appears close, to grow in confidence.

After Steffen Hofmann and Nuhiu had both gone close just after the 20-minute mark, it was those two players who combined for Rapid’s equaliser in the 32nd minute.

From the right wing Hofmann’s piercing delivery appeared to go straight in, bouncing beyond the despairing dive of Villa’s cup goalkeeper Brad Guzan and inside his right-hand post.

However, the scoreboard inside the stadium credited Nuhiu with the goal, if so, the Austrian getting the faintest of touches off the top of his head as he jumped for the ball.

After Guzan then superbly hauled down a 20-yard Hofmann free-kick in the 42nd minute, the break that soon followed came as a welcome breather to a Villa side who were starting to wilt.

It allowed MacDonald to regroup his players, and for the opening 15 minutes afterwards they shaved the exchanges without testing Raimund Hedl.

In fairness to Villa, despite Rapid owning possession, Guzan found himself truly tested only once more, that just after the hour when he was at full stretch in pushing wide a Veli Kavlak drive.

Emile Heskey dragged one effort wide late on and Reo-Coker fired into the side-netting prior to Kavlak heading narrowly beyond the post a Hofmann free-kick.

In the end it was a brave draw for Villa ahead of next Thursday’s return, and a night Bannan will not forget in a hurry.

*Villa held in Vienna*

Aston Villa claimed the advantage in their Europa League qualifier after a 1-1 draw with Rapid Vienna.

Caretaker boss Kevin MacDonald gave youth a chance as he looked to justify claims from some that he should be given the role vacated by Martin O’Neill on a full-time basis.

Marc Albrighton built on his impressive showing in their Premier League opener against West Ham with an assist for fellow youngster Barry Bannan to net early on in the first half.

However Rapid fought back through a goal from Atdhe Nuhiu and could well have won it had they not wasted several good chances to head to Villa Park with the lead.

A year ago predecessor Martin O’Neill’s side suffered a 1-0 defeat to Rapid Vienna in the first leg of their Europa League play-off, ultimately heading out of the competition on the away-goals rule.

But Villa now have a firm chance to avenge that exit after a 1-1 first-leg draw at the same stage at the Gerhard Hanappi Stadium, with 20-year-old Bannan scoring the precious away goal.

Although Rapid managed to grab an equaliser and dominated for most of the game, the result under MacDonald was certainly far better and more encouraging than the one mustered under O’Neill.

MacDonald did gamble, though, resting Ashley Young and influential captain Stiliyan Petrov, but then he was also without the suspended Richard Dunne, along with the injured John Carew, Carlos Cuellar and Gabriel Agbonlahor.

MacDonald came into the game aware of the criticism levelled at O’Neill for fielding weakened teams in Europe in the past, and as the man now in charge he was prepared to suffer the consequences.

*Early energy*

But after 12 minutes his young charges fully justified his faith as their energy and enthusiasm put Rapid on the back foot.
Albrighton found himself in good company with the likes of Bannan, Eric Lichaj and Jonathan Hogg, the latter duo making their debuts.

In coaching the players in the reserves, MacDonald was not afraid to give them their head in such an imposing cauldron as the noise from the Rapid fans was constant from start to finish.

The 17,000-strong crowd undoubtedly made their presence felt, even after conceding the opener when many would have been silenced.

It was a deserved goal, though, and perhaps a sign of things to come at Villa Park should the 49-year-old MacDonald be handed the full-time role.

Albrighton was the instigator, superbly turning inside left-back Markus Katzer and leaving him on the seat of his shorts before delivering a low cross into the six-yard box.

Bannan, who had already gone close earlier with an edge-of-the-area left-foot shot, was left with an open goal and made no mistake in tapping home from four yards for his first goal for the club.

In the exchanges that followed a Villa side showing only three survivors from the team that defeated the Hammers, in Albrighton, Stewart Downing and Stephen Warnock, looked comfortable.

*Retreat*

But under the leadership of Nigel Reo-Coker, making his first start since 2nd January, Villa slowly started to retreat inside their own half, barely putting pressure on the opposition as they had done earlier.

It allowed Rapid’s players, potentially reeling from the decision of star striker Nikica Jelavic to pull out of this game hours ahead of kick-off as a move to Rangers appears close, to grow in confidence.

After Steffen Hofmann and Nuhiu had both gone close just after the 20-minute mark, it was those two players who combined for Rapid’s equaliser in the 32nd minute.

From the right wing Hofmann’s piercing delivery appeared to go straight in, bouncing beyond the despairing dive of Villa’s cup goalkeeper Brad Guzan and inside his right-hand post.

However, the scoreboard inside the stadium credited Nuhiu with the goal, if so, the Austrian getting the faintest of touches off the top of his head as he jumped for the ball.

After Guzan then superbly hauled down a 20-yard Hofmann free-kick in the 42nd minute, the break that soon followed came as a welcome breather to a Villa side who were starting to wilt.

It allowed MacDonald to regroup his players, and for the opening 15 minutes afterwards they shaved the exchanges without testing Raimund Hedl.

In fairness to Villa, despite Rapid owning possession, Guzan found himself truly tested only once more, that just after the hour when he was at full stretch in pushing wide a Veli Kavlak drive.

Emile Heskey dragged one effort wide late on and Reo-Coker fired into the side-netting prior to Kavlak heading narrowly beyond the post a Hofmann free-kick.

In the end it was a brave draw for Villa ahead of next Thursday’s return, and a night Bannan will not forget in a hurry.