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Game #5126

Aston Villa

Saturday, 7 May 2011


14th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 36,293

Wigan Athletic

Villa Park

Villa can only draw with third from bottom Wigan but keep a six point gap to the drop zone with two to play and a superior goal difference that ahead of games against Arsenal and Liverpool could be enough to secure safety.

Aston Villa


Wigan Athletic

Assist(s) | Stiliyan Petrov | 17โ€™ |


Villa celebrate Ashley Young's 17' goal but are pegged back by third from bottom Wigan to draw but should be safe on goal difference with two to play, Saturday, 7 May 2011.




Saturday, 7 May 2011

๐Ÿฅ… | 10โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Wigan Athletic), Charles Nโ€™Zgobia
โšฝ | 17โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Ashley Young, Assist by Stiliyan Petrov
๐ŸŸจ | 33โ€™ Booking, Emile Heskey
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Wigan Athletic
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, Marc Albrighton
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Ashley Young
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Wigan Athletic


Caretaker Gary McAllister, yet to win, sees Villa fall back to 14th in the table, six points clear of the relegation zone with two games to play with a significantly better goal difference than the sides below them.

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

Wigan Athletic

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ


Wigan Athletic

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


Season | 2010-11 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Game | #36 |
Manager Game | #3 |
Saturday, 7 May 2011


Manager: Gary McAllister (Caretaker) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Motherwell, 2011
Referee: Mike Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester, 1997-2018
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ


Gary McAllister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Caretaker


๐Ÿ•’ 3 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 0 ๐ŸŸจ | 2 ๐ŸŸฅ 1 | 0.67

Career Form:


Gary McAllister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Caretaker


Referee: Mike Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester, 1997-2018
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 2 Apr 11, Villa 2-2 Everton (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Dave Bryan, Andy Newbold



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Wigan Athletic


Mike Jones


Emile Heskey replaces Gabriel Agbonlahor as it becomes clearly apparent that the era of Gรฉrard Houllier's mass changes from game to game is over.


Starting XI Average Age
| 29.48 |

Oldest Player |
GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 40.00 |

Youngest Player |
RB Kyle Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.96 |



Gary McAllister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Caretaker

Roberto Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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 |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Kyle Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Reo-Coker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Stewart Downing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Wigan Athletic

GK Ali Al Habsi | ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
CB Antolรญn Alcarรกz | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ |
CB Gary Caldwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Emmerson Boyce | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Maynor Figueroa | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
M James McCarthy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Ben Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Cleverley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Victor Moses | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Hugo Rodallega | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |


๐Ÿ” W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |


๐Ÿ” | W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Franco Di Santo | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | W Victor Moses | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (M James McArthur | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)


GK Andy Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Robert Pirรจs | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Michael Bradley | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Chris Kirkland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Steve Gohouri | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Jordi Gรณmez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Conor Sammon | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Hendry Thomas | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ |


1st XI: ยฃ82.68m
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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 0/11

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 : 12/18
Homegrown: 2/18



Team Cost: ยฃ23.31m

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 : 3/11

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 : 5/18



Injury | 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 | 6 |
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 Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Newcastle
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | Leeds


Not Reported

Player Positions:


GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

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


Match Symbols:


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game




Possession F | 57%
Possession A | 43%
Shots F | 10
Shots A | 7
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 6
Fouls A | 11


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โ€œIf Emile did barge into the referee then he is lucky.

โ€œItโ€™s uncharacteristic of Emile; he was annoyed he didnโ€™t get protection from the referee, but it was an over-the-top reaction. Heโ€™s someone I admire and that just isnโ€™t Emile.

โ€œThe decision to make the change at half-time was for the team, I needed to make sure we finished with 11 men.โ€

Gary McAllister.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 7 May 2011

*Wigan remain precariously placed in their relegation fight after a draw with Aston Villa, who appear to have guaranteed top-flight survival.*

Latics winger Charles Nโ€™Zogbia angled in a shot after a Victor Moses lay-off to put the visitors ahead early on.

But Ashley Young steered a low 22-yard strike into the bottom corner in reply.

Hugo Rodallega shot narrowly wide for Wigan before Darren Bent had a late chance for Villa saved by Ali Al Habsi when clean through on goal.

In an anxious finish to a captivating match - in which both teams were threatening and vulnerable in equal measure - Wigan kept their nerve to secure a point.

Villa moved on to 42 points, which is likely to be enough to preserve their Premier League status after a disappointing season.

The home sideโ€™s poor record against the Latics also continued, and they have now failed to beat Wigan at home in a league game in six attempts.

Nโ€™Zogbia overcame a dead leg to play for the visitors and he did not take long to make an impact and provide evidence of his importance to manager Roberto Martinez.

Wigan midfielder Tom Cleverly robbed Kyle Walker, and Rodallega combined with Moses, who slipped in Nโ€™Zogbia to send a left-footed shot into the far corner after 10 minutes.

It was a promising foundation for the visitors to build on but, with only one clean sheet from their last 18 games, Wigan quickly lost their advantage.

Ashley Young picked himself up from a Ben Watson foul and touched the ball to Stiliyan Petrov from the free-kick before curling in a low shot past the despairing dive of Al Habsi.

Al Habsi fared better when his quick reactions helped fend away an eight-yard shot from Emile Heskey.

Heskey uncharacteristically lost his temper at referee Mike Jones after a perceived foul was not given in his favour.

The striker was lucky to escape a red card for squaring up to Jones as he was booked, and he continued to cut an angry and frustrated figure.

Young was rightly denied a spot-kick after falling in the Wigan area as the first half ended in frantic fashion.

Cleverly sent in a powerful shot for Wigan which hit Walker on the arm as he turned to block the strike, with Jones waving away penalty appeals from the visitors.

Watson immediately sent a cross to the far post for Antolin Alcaraz, whose shot was blocked by a lunging Richard Dunne.

Heskey was replaced by Marc Albrighton at the interval and, with each side sensing the prospect of victory, each tried to engineer a telling opening.

Villa almost did so when Bent tackled Gary Caldwell before being denied a tap-in when Ashley Youngโ€™s low cross was intercepted.

Wigan responded when Rodallega latched on to a Franco di Santo flick-on before swivelling and shooting in an effort which went agonisingly wide for the visitors.

The miss was almost punished when Ashley Young played Bent through on goal only for the England strikerโ€™s sidefooted shot being crucially saved by the outstretched leg of Al Habsi in the last chance of the match.