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Game #5154

Aston Villa

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Lost

4th Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FA Cup 4th Round

Attendance: 60,019

Arsenal

Emirates Stadium

Villa lose a two goal lead as they are defeated in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Arsenal

3-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Richard Dunne heads Villa ahead before they go two up only to be beaten in the fourth round of the FA Cup, Sunday, 29 January 2012.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 29 January 2012

โšฝ | 33โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Richard Dunne, Assist by Robbie Keane
๐ŸŸจ | 44โ€™ Booking, Richard Dunne
โšฝ | 45โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Darren Bent
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Arsenal 0-2 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 54โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Arsenal, pen), Robin van Persie
๐Ÿฅ… | 57โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Arsenal), Theo Walcott
๐Ÿฅ… | 61โ€™ Goal, 2-3, (Arsenal, pen), Robin van Persie
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Gary Gardner
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Stiliyan Petrov, Sub on, Barry Bannan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Arsenal 3-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

In total contrast to the disrespect that Gรฉrard Houllier had showed Villa and the FA Cup in 2010-11 and which had caused such a furore, Alex McLeish named his strongest possible line up for the tie at Arsenal.

And yet Alex McLeish was not rewarded by fortune on the pitch or favour from the stands as a two goal lead was overturned and short memories of 2011 were in full effect.

McLeish was everything Houllier wasnโ€™t, but he also wasnโ€™t the manager Villa craved, even 11th place and a right good old go in the FA Cup couldnโ€™t or more accurately wouldnโ€™t win over the legion of doubters.

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

Arsenal

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: 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†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2004-05

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2011-12 |
Matchday | #26 |
Manager Game | #26 |
Sunday, 29 January 2012

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2011-2012
Referee: Mike Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester, 1997-2018
Kick off: 4.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 2-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester, 1997-2018 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 7 May 11, Villa 1-1 Wigan (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: David Richardson, Dave Bryan

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Arsenal

๐ŸŸจ

Mike Jones

TEAM NEWS

Carlos Cuรฉllar and Stephen Ireland replace Gary Gardner and James Collins.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.21 |

Oldest Player |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 35.80 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 22.44 |

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

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Arsรจne Wenger | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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 | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Robbie Keane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Arsenal

GK ลukasz Fabiaล„ski | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Per Mertesacker | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Thomas Vermaelen | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Laurent Koscielny | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Tomรกลก Rosickรฝ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Aaron Ramsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Alex Song | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M Francis Coquelin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Robin van Persie | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Tomรกลก Rosickรฝ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | (M Mikel Arteta | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Theo Walcott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Bacary Sagna | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | W Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Thierry Henry | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Wojciech Szczฤ™sny | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Yossi Benayoun | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Andrey Arshavin | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ |
CF Chu-young Park | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ67.73m
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
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 : 8/18
Homegrown: 7/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ114.71m

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

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 : 3/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 3 |
M Jean Makoun | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | Olympiacos Piraeus
F Nathan Delfouneso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leeds

UNAVAILABLE

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

โ€‹

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

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 39%
Possession A | 61%
Shots F | 7
Shots A | 17
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 12
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 10
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 8

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œTo say I am disappointed we did not see it out is an understatement.โ€

Alex McLeish.

*The Guardian*
Sunday, 29 January 2012

Robin van Persie scores two penalties to take Arsenal past Aston Villa

So now we know. If you wish to substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, you do it with two minutes to go, with your team in the lead, and you bring on Thierry Henry. Signal joyous whoops all round. As it happened, the idea of any kind of happy ending was difficult to imagine at halfโ€‘time, as Arsenal trailed 2-0 and appeared to be on their way to yet another crushing blow after three straight Premier League defeats.

All reason pointed towards gloom. Few inside the stadium would have backed Arsenal to rebound from another punishing spell on the ropes. As Arsรจne Wenger admitted: โ€œWhen you donโ€™t win, belief goes.โ€

But against all expectation, the players rallied during the interval in the bowels