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Game #5130

Aston Villa

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Won

4th (+6)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Blackburn Rovers

Attendance: 32,319

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-1

Blackburn Rovers

Assist(s) | Darren Bent | 12โ€™ | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 25โ€™ | Stiliyan Petrov | 67โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Alex McLeish confounds the doubters in his first home game in charge as his side scores three and wins to leave them with two unbeaten games at the start of the Premier League campaign.

KEY MAN

Stiliyan Petrov celebrates as Emile Heskey puts Villa two up to earn Alex McLeish a first win of the season on his home debut, Saturday, 20 August 2011.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 20 August 2011

โšฝ | 12โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Darren Bent
โšฝ | 25โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Emile Heskey, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Blackburn Rovers
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Marc Albrighton
๐Ÿฅ… | 52โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Blackburn Rovers), Morten Gamst Pedersen
๐ŸŸจ | 55โ€™ Booking, Emile Heskey
๐Ÿ” | 56โ€™ Sub off, Luke Young, Sub on, Ciaran Clark
๐ŸŸจ | 58โ€™ Booking, Fabian Delph
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, Barry Bannan
โšฝ | 67โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Darren Bent, Assist by Stiliyan Petrov
๐ŸŸจ | 80โ€™ Booking, Stiliyan Petrov
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Blackburn Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Alex McLeish records his first Premier League win as Villa boss at the second attempt and rise to 4th in the early table as right back Luke Young played his final game for Villa aged 32 after asking to leave the club for personal reasons. Young moved to Queens Park Rangers for ยฃ1,010,000 shortly after. A player that many feel Villa should have signed far earlier in his career, Young was a consummate professional who fitted into Villa perfectly. Overall Young made 89 appearances for Villa and scored twice during his time with the club.

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

Blackburn Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2001-02

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2011-12 |
Matchday | #2 |
League Game | #2 |
Manager Game | #2 |
Saturday, 20 August 2011

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2011-2012
Referee: Stuart Attwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nuneaton, 2007-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 2 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 1 ๐ŸŸจ | 1 ๐ŸŸฅ 0 | 2.00

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Stuart Attwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nuneaton, 2007-
Matches Officiated: 5
๐ŸŸฉ : 5
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 10 Apr 11, Villa 1-0 Newcastle (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Charles Breakspear, Andy Halliday

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Blackburn Rovers

None

TEAM NEWS

Alex McLeish names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age:
| 29.30 |

Oldest Player:
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 35.36 |

Youngest Player:
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.76 |

MANAGER

Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 | ๐Ÿ”ด | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Charles NZogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Steve Kean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Blackburn Rovers

GK Paul Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Martin Olsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ryan Nelsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Grant Hanley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Mรญchel Salgado | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M David Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Morten Gamst Pedersen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Steven Nโ€™Zonzi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Junior Hoilett | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CF David Goodwillie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Jason Roberts | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 56โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 66โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Morten Gamst Pedersen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (M Mauro Fรณrmica | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Jason Roberts | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ | (M Radosav Petroviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Bruno Ribeiro | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Jason Lowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Radosav Petroviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Ruben Rochina | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Nick Blackman | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ75.38m
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 : 7/11
Homegrown: 1/11

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 : 10/18
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ24.10m

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 : 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Reported

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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

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Match Symbols:

โ€‹

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2008-11 | ๐Ÿ•’ 89 | 86 (3) | โšฝ 2 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 1 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 21 | #810 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 52%
Possession A | 48%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 12

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œI wasnโ€™t worried at all [about his welcome]. โ€œIt was a good moment walking down the touchline. All the fans were excellent.โ€ Alex McLeish.

MATCH REPORT