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Game #5137

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Attendance: 30,744

Won

Premier League

7th (+1)

Wigan Athletic

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa win for the first time in five Premier League games but extend their unbeaten run in the top tier to seven games at the start of the season under Alex McLeish.

Aston Villa

2-0

Wigan Athletic

Assist(s) | Barry Bannan | 36โ€™ | Gabriel Agbonlahor | 62โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Gabby Agbonlahor celebrates his fourth Premier League goal of the season as he puts Villa ahead to set them on their way to a second win in seven unbeaten games under Alex McLeish, Saturday, 1 October 2011.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 36โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Assist by Barry Bannan
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Wigan Athletic
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Stephen Ireland, Sub on, Emile Heskey
โšฝ | 62โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Darren Bent, Assist by Gabriel Agbonlahor
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Darren Bent, Sub on, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Andreas Weimann
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Wigan Athletic

ON THIS DAY

Alex McLeish's Villa win for the first time in five Premier League games and are now unbeaten in seven League matches.

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wigan Athletic

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2011-12 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #9 |
Saturday, 1 October 2011

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2011-2012
Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Clattenburg | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Durham, 2000-2017
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 2 Mar 11, Villa 0-3 Abu Dhabi (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Simon Beck, Stephen Child

CARDS

Villa

None

Wigan Athletic

๐ŸŸจ

Mark Clattenburg

TEAM NEWS

Darren Bent replaces Charles N'Zogbia.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.83 |

Oldest Player |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 35.47 |

Youngest Player |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 21.85 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Roberto Martรญnez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

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 Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Wigan Athletic

GK Al Habsi | ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
LB Patrick van Aanholt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Gary Caldwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Maynor Figueroa | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
RB Ronnie Stam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Emmerson Boyce | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง |
M James McCarthy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ben Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Momo Diamรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Victor Moses | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CF Franco Di Santo | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Ronnie Stam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (M James McArthur | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M James McCarthy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CF Connor Sammon | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | M Momo Diamรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (M Shaun Maloney (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Chris Kirkland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Adriรกn Lรณpez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Jordi Gรณmez | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M David Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ72.41m
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: 2/11

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 : 9/18
Homegrown: 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ26.03m

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 : 2/11

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

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Out on Loan | 1 |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Olympiacos Piraeus

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 | 15
Shots A | 14
Shots on Target F | 6
Shots on Target A | 4
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 10
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 6

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œAt last we had big levels from our creative players. Thatโ€™s probably whatโ€™s been missing in the past few games.

โ€œWe have had a lot of opportunities without executing the final ball and for me that has happened in a lot of games.

โ€œI think the players have been very keen to get results for my staff and myself. We have a good relationship.

โ€œThere may have been a bit of anxiety in that respect. We have had solid performances from defenders and Shay Given in goal, who have to be the most consistent players in the team.

โ€œIf we can get the other creative players to the same level, they can cause any defender problems.โ€

Alex McLeish.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 1 October 2011

*Gabriel Agbonlahor and Darren Bent proved too sharp for Wigan as Aston Villa maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.*

Agbonlahor cut inside from the left before crashing a shot past Ali Al-Habsi into the roof of the net for Villaโ€™s opener.

Just past the hour Agbonlahor set up the second, crossing for Bent to net.
Wigan struggled to create chances and Shay Given was rarely troubled in the Villa goal.

The visitors, who had never lost in their previous six visits to Villa Park, were unable to replicate the type of threat that Agbonlahor and Bent offered Villa as Wigan slipped to a fourth successive defeat.

Victor Moses occasionally threatened with his close ball control and speed, while Franco Di Santo appealed for a second-half penalty when he went to ground after a challenge from Alan Hutton.

And Wigan, who won 10 corners to Villaโ€™s five, did improve after the introduction of James McArthur but the fact that it took until the 71st minute for Given to make a serious save - first from Shaun Maloney and then from Di Santo - tells its own story.
Given made a couple more stoppage-time saves, while Wigan also went close after a corner, which having evaded a packed penalty area was cleared off the line by Barry Bannan.
The Scottish midfielder had an impressive game for Villa and his passing and vision stood out throughout.

It was Bannan who released Agbonlahor for his goal with a long-range curling pass after Stephen Warnock had dispossessed Mohamed Diame.

As Bent pulled away to the far post, Agbonlahor opted to go it alone, motoring past Gary Caldwell before unleashing a shot into the roof of the net.

Early in the second half, Agbonlahorโ€™s willingness to take on the Wigan defence almost gave him a second goal but his shot went narrowly wide after a fine run.

Bentโ€™s ability to drift away from his markers offered Wigan a different challenge to contend with.

The England striker had come close with a first-half header from a Bannan free-kick and after a neat piece of ball juggling and fierce shot, Bent was then denied by a superb reaction save from Al-Habsi.

The Wigan keeper had a busy afternoon and during a sustained period of second-half Villa pressure he saved superbly to deny Bannan and then Stiliyan Petrov.

But there was nothing he could do about Villaโ€™s second when Agbonlahor crossed from the left and Bent finished with a precision volley.

In stoppage time Given was called into action when he got down quickly to save Mosesโ€™ defected shot and then safely gathered another Di Santo effort.

It is a defeat - given the way that Wigan struggled to create chances - that will provide plenty for Roberto Martinez to think about, particularly after he turned down the offer of talks over the Villa job in the summer.

Indeed Villa were so dominant they had the luxury of leaving former Wigan winger Charles Nโ€™Zogbia on the bench until the 75th minute.

*Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish:*

โ€œAt last we had big levels from our creative players. Thatโ€™s probably whatโ€™s been missing in the past few games.

โ€œWe have had a lot of opportunities without executing the final ball and for me that has happened in a lot of games.

โ€œI think the players have been very keen to get results for my staff and myself. We have a good relationship.

โ€œThere may have been a bit of anxiety in that respect. We have had solid performances from defenders and Shay Given in goal, who have to be the most consistent players in the team.

โ€œIf we can get the other creative players to the same level, they can cause any defender problems.โ€