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Game #5163

Aston Villa

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Drew

15th

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Liverpool

Attendance: 44,321

Anfield

Liverpool

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Barry Bannan | 10โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa put in their strongest performance since New Years' eve as they are held to a thirteenth draw of the season after a late Liverpool equaliser at Anfield. Villa climb to 15th in the table but are now left with just seven wins in thirty one Premier League games under Alex McLeish as relegation remains entirely possible.

KEY MAN

Chris Herd celebrates hitting the opener at Anfield but Villa are pegged back late on to leave them with seven wins in thirty one Premier League games under Alex McLeish, Saturday, 7 April 2012.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 7 April 2012

โšฝ | 10โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Chris Herd, Assist by Barry Bannan
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 58โ€™ Sub off, Emile Heskey, Sub on, Gary Gardner
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Chris Herd, Sub on, Andreas Weimann
๐Ÿฅ… | 82โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Liverpool), Luis Suรกrez
๐Ÿ” | 86โ€™ Sub off, Barry Bannan, Sub on, Samir Carruthers ๐ŸŸข
๐ŸŸจ | 88โ€™ Booking, Samir Carruthers
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Alex McLeish's Villa face a third successive game against a top 6 side and come away with a creditable and hard fought draw to remain in 15th six points clear of the relegation places with seven games left to play. Meanwhile, Samir Carruthers made his Villa debut aged 19 after joining from Arsenal in July 2008.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: 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†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2011-12

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2011-12 |
Matchday | #35 |
League Game | #31 |
Manager Game | #35 |
Saturday, 7 April 2012

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2011-2012
Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 35 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 9 ๐ŸŸจ | 13 ๐ŸŸฅ 13 | 1.14

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Michael Oliver | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northumberland, 2007-
Matches Officiated: 8
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 3
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 12 Feb 12, Villa 0-1 Abu Dhabi (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Andy Halliday, Mick McDonough

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

None

TEAM NEWS

Alan Hutton (returning from injury) and Emile Heskey replace Andreas Weimann and Gary Gardner.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.05 |

Oldest Player |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 35.99 |

Youngest Player |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.97 |

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 James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Kenny Dalglish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Liverpool

GK Doni | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Josรฉ Enrique | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Jamie Carragher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Martin ล krtel | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Jon Flanagan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jordan Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jonjo Shelvey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Stewart Downing (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Luis Suรกrez | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |
CF Dirk Kuyt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | for M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Samir Carruthers | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 86โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | LB Josรฉ Enrique | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (CB Daniel Agger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Stewart Downing (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Andy Carroll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Jonjo Shelvey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Craig Bellamy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Derrick Williams | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Enda Stevens | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Daniel Johnson | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Brad Jones | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Sebastiรกn Coates | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ |
M Jay Spearing | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Maxi Rodriguez | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI: ยฃ32.72m
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: 5/11

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: 10/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Team Cost: ยฃ139.55m
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 : 8/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 7 |
M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Richard Dunne | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Fabian Delph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Darren Bent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Illness | 1 |
M Stiliyan Petrov | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

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

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:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข M Samir Carruthers | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 35%
Possession A | 65%
Shots F | 5
Shots A | 21
Shots on Target F | 3
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 3
Corners A | 11
Fouls F | 9
Fouls A | 4

MATCH QUOTES

"We went toe-to-toe with Liverpool in the first half and we took a deserved lead. I thought we had a lot of pressure at that time before, in the second half, we had to withstand a battering ram. โ€œWe stood firm and I am so proud of the guys. All the young players in the team are lionhearts in the Villa tradition. โ€œItโ€™s a huge result. It wouldโ€™ve been great if we couldโ€™ve hung on but thereโ€™s no way I can criticise the players as they were heroes for Aston Villa.โ€ Alex McLeish.

MATCH REPORT