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Game #5155

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Attendance: 32,063

Drew

Premier League

12th

Queens Park Rangers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa draw for the tenth time under Alex McLeish to leave them with six wins in twenty three Premier League games.

Aston Villa

2-2

Queens Park Rangers

Assist(s) | Alan Hutton | 45โ€™ | Stiliyan Petrov | 79โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Charles N'Zogbia celebrates Villa's equaliser after an assist from Stiliyan Petrov secures Alex McLeish a tenth draw of the season, Wednesday, 1 February 2012.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 12โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Queens Park Rangers), Djibril Cissรฉ
๐Ÿฅ… | 29โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Queens Park Rangers), Stephen Warnock o.g.
โšฝ | 45โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Darren Bent, Assist by Alan Hutton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-2 Queens Park Rangers
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Ciaran Clark, Sub on, Barry Bannan
โšฝ | 79โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia, Assist by Stiliyan Petrov
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Queens Park Rangers

ON THIS DAY

Alex McLeish's Villa record their tenth draw of the season and fall back to 12th place as a result.

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

Queens Park Rangers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1966-67

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2011-12 |
Matchday | #27 |
League Game | #23 |
Manager Game | #27 |
Wednesday, 1 February 2012

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2011-2012
Referee: Neil Swarbrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston, 2005-2018
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neil Swarbrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Preston, 2005-2018
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 27 Nove 11, Villa 0-0 Swansea (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Billy Smallwood, Ron Ganfield

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Queens Park Rangers

None

TEAM NEWS

Charles N'Zogbia replaces Gabriel Agbonlahor.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.26 |

Oldest Player |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 35.81 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 22.45 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Mark Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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 Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Robbie Keane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Queens Park Rangers

GK Paddy Kenny | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Taye Taรฏwo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Anton Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nedum Onuoha | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Luke Young (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Shaun Derry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Joey Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Shaun Wright-Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Jamie Mackie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Rob Hulse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Djibril Cissรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 70โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Shaun Derry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Hogan Ephraim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Rob Hulse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Tommy Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Djibril Cissรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Federico Macheda | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |)

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 |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Radek Cerny | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CB Clint Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Fitz Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Angelo Balanta | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ77.45m
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
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 : 7/18
Homegrown: 6/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ19.24m

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 : 8/11

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 : 12/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Marc Albrighton | 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 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 | 69%
Possession A | 31%
Shots F | 23
Shots A | 3
Shots on Target F | 15
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 9
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 3
Fouls A | 12

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Stephen Warnock scored a bizarre own goal from Taye Taiwoโ€™s cross to double the lead, before Darren Bent pulled one back from Alan Huttonโ€™s centre."

*The Guardian*
Wednesday, 1 February 2012

*Aston Villa recovered from two goals down to draw with Queens Park Rangers as Djibril Cisse scored on his debut.*

The French striker, who signed for QPR from Lazio on Tuesday, fired in after a blocked Shaun Wright-Phillips shot.

Stephen Warnock scored a bizarre own goal from Taye Taiwoโ€™s cross to double the lead, before Darren Bent pulled one back from Alan Huttonโ€™s centre.

Villa bossed the second half and grabbed a second when Charles Nโ€™Zogbia volleyed in Stiliyan Petrovโ€™s cross.

Having spluttered through the first half, Villa were only prevented from completing a superb turnaround by some last-ditch QPR defending.

Tommy Smith denied Darren Bent on the line, while Paddy Kenny was called into action on several occasions as the hosts looked a completely different team after the break.

But with his side having failed to win any of their previous five home games, McLeish will at least be thankful he got a response after the visitors dominated the opening period.

QPR boss Mark Hughes captured Cisse and Bobby Zamora barely 24 hours before this game. Zamora was unable to feature, and Cisse was only cleared to play an hour before kick-off after paperwork delays from his former club.

But after a firm challenge from Warnock welcoming him back to English football, the 30-year-old former Liverpool striker wasted little time in having an impact on his first game in the Premier League since May 2009.

Jamie Mackie was involved in the build-up and when Wright-Phillips had his shot blocked the ball fell to Cisse, who made no mistake by firing an angled shot into the bottom corner from 12 yards.

With both teams knocked out of the FA Cup at the weekend, this game gave them the opportunity to concentrate on their league form and despite being four places beneath their opponents in the table, it was QPR who started with far more purpose.

Despite featuring debutants Taiwo and Nedum Onuoha, they doubled their lead in fortunate circumstances just before the half hour when Warnock, under no pressure, headed Taiwoโ€™s cross past Shay Given into his own net from eight yards.

McLeish was understandably dumbfounded but the goal finally drew a response from the hosts with Richard Dunneโ€™s header saved by Kenny, while Robbie Keaneโ€™s deflected shot hit the bar.

Villa also had a handball claim when Nโ€™Zogbiaโ€™s through ball clipped Mackieโ€™s hand, but it was not long before they reduced the deficit.

Keane approached the QPR defence before passing wide to Hutton, and the Scotโ€™s low cross was met by Bent for his 10th goal of the season.

The hosts continued in the same vein after the break, with Kenny saving shots from Petrov and Keane, while Ciaran Clark had a very good penalty appeal rejected after his strike cannoned off Shaun Derryโ€™s arm.

And by the hour mark the game had turned, with QPR struggling to contain Villa, who were stringing together a series of attacks.

Hughesโ€™s side had a great opportunity to restore their two-goal lead against the run of play when, following a corner, Mackie mistimed an attempted shot from Wright-Phillipsโ€™s low centre with the ball fizzing through his legs.

But that remained an isolated chance for the visitors, and Bent could have drawn Villa level before Nโ€™Zogbia made his mark on his return to the side in place of the injured Gabriel Agbonlahor by hitting a sweetly-timed volley to level matters.

That was the cue for the Villa supporters to find their voice and only Tommy Smithโ€™s goal-line clearance prevented Bent from grabbing a winner.

QPR were also thankful to debutant Onuhoa who, along with Kenny, was a solid foil in defence as the visitors grabbed a well-earned point.