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Game #5144

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Attendance: 40,053

Lost

Premier League

9th (-1)

Manchester United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa lose for the fourth time in seven games under Alex McLeish to make it just three wins in fourteen Premier League games but Villa remain ninth in the table six points clear of the drop zone as the safety net of seven draws keeps them afloat.

Aston Villa

0-1

Manchester United

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Chris Herd and Villa lose for the fourth time in seven games to leave Alex McLeish with three wins in fourteen Premier League matches, Saturday, 3 December 2011.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 20โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester United), Phil Jones
๐Ÿ” | 38โ€™ Sub off, Shay Given, Sub on, Brad Guzan
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United
๐Ÿ” | 59โ€™ Sub off, Chris Herd, Sub on, Stiliyan Petrov
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Jermaine Jenas, Sub on, Emile Heskey
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

ON THIS DAY

Alex McLeish's Villa lose for the fourth time in fourteen Premier League games and as a result fall back to 9th in the table. Meanwhile, Jermaine Jenas makes his final appearance for Villa aged 28 due to injury having appeared just 3 times, 2 as a substitute, in his time with Villa.

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 United

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2010-11

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester United

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2011-12 |
Matchday | #16 |
League Game | #14 |
Manager Game | #16 |
Saturday, 3 December 2011

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2011-2012
Referee: Lee Probert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2003-2019
Kick off: 5.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lee Probert | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wiltshire, 2003-2019
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 22 May 11, Villa 1-0 Liverpool (h)
Cards: None
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Scott Ledger

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester United

None

Lee Probert

TEAM NEWS

Jermaine Jenas (first start), Marc Albrighton (first start in 9) and Barry Bannan (first start in 5) replace Charles N'Zogbia, Emile Heskey and Fabian Delph.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.43 |

Oldest Player |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 35.64 |

Youngest Player |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 22.02 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

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

Aston Villa

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Manchester United

GK Anders Lindegaard | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Patrice Evra | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Phil Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Rio Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Chris Smalling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nemanja Vidiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Michael Carrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ashley Young (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Nani | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Wayne Rooney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Javier Hernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | for GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 38โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | for M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 59โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 63โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Rio Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Ryan Giggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Ashley Young (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Danny Welbeck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Javier Hernรกndez | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ | (RB Antonio Valencia | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK David De Gea | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Jonny Evans | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Darren Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Ji-sung Park | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ41.00m
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: 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 : 10/18
Homegrown: 5/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ207.72m

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 : 6/11

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Out on Loan | 5 |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Olympiacos Piraeus
RB Habib Bรจye | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | Doncaster
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Millwall
CB Shane Lowry | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | Millwall
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Coventry

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 | 44%
Possession A | 56%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 5
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 4
Fouls A | 11

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"It was not a lesson in football at Villa Park, but it was a masterclass in how to grind out results - the type of which have helped United win 12 titles in the last 20 years."

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 3 December 2011

*Phil Jones scored the first goal of his career as Manchester United ground out their fourth one-nil win in five league games to beat Aston Villa.*

The 19-year-old side-footed home Naniโ€™s cross from the left in the first half.

The visitors were always in control, but James Collins might have snatched a point when his late header was tipped over by Anders Lindegaard.

Injuries to Shay Given and Jermaine Jenas marred a fairly insipid contest.

Cityโ€™s 5-1 demolition of Norwich put the pressure on United, who knew defeat would leave them eight points behind their big-spending rivals.

But this particular test was passed with considerable ease as United returned to second in the table with the win.

The blue half of Manchester might be sitting pretty at the summit, but they will be acutely aware of the trophy-winning pedigree their neighbours possess.

It was not a lesson in football at Villa Park, but it was a masterclass in how to grind out results - the type of which have helped United win 12 titles in the last 20 years.

They dominated possession, looked solid at the back and always seemed to have an extra gear going forward.

However, United had to overcome an early setback when striker Hernandez was taken off with suspected ankle ligament damage, sustained when he got his studs caught in the turf.

Antonio Valencia was brought on in his place, with Nani pushed up front alongside Wayne Rooney, and Villa had no answer to the pace, movement and skill of the new-look front three.

So it was no surprise when Jones put the visitors in front.

Playing in midfield, the versatile 19-year-old timed his run into the box to perfection to confidently stroke home Naniโ€™s nicely-flighted cross.

The chances kept coming with Given making a good save from Naniโ€™s header and Valenciaโ€™s 35-yard shot sailing just over as United tried to turn the screw.

The gameโ€™s injury jinx struck again when Given was taken off with a hamstring injury as the problems piled up for the shot-shy Villans.

After being booed off at half-time, the hosts were brighter in the second half and Emile Heskey should have done better when he headed over the bar from three yards out after Richard Dunne had steered the ball towards goal from a corner.

It was a poor finish, symptomatic of the problems faced by the Midlanders since the goals have dried up in recent weeks.

Alex McLeish left winger Charles Nโ€™Zogbia out of his starting line-up because of a breach of club discipline, but the home side could have done with the sort of spark their ยฃ9.5m summer signing can provide.

There was plenty of industry from Barry Bannan, Marc Albrighton and Jenas, but very little in the way of flair.
Lindegaard was making only his fifth appearance of the season in the United goal, with Ferguson opting to rest David de Gea, and the Dane was rarely troubled on his way to a third successive Premier League clean sheet of the campaign.

He did, however, make a fantastic fingertip save from a James Collins header with 15 minutes remaining.
Rooney, who pulled the strings for United alongside Nani and Jones, might have sealed victory when he blazed over with just three minutes remaining.

But United closed out the match without any further alarms to stay within striking distance of Roberto Manciniโ€™s pacesetters.

The performance of Jones, in particular, was significant for the Red Devils with England manager Fabio Capelloโ€™s assertion that the teenager can be a star in both defence and midfield looking to be a fairly sound judgement.