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Game #5166

Aston Villa

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Drew

15th

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 32,557

Sunderland

Villa Park

Villa record a sixth goalless game and fifteenth draw under Alex McLeish to make it just seven wins in thirty four Premier League games as Villa sit 15th in the table six points clear of relegation with four to play.

Aston Villa

0-0

Sunderland

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Andreas Weimann runs around a lot as Villa draw for the fifteenth time this season to leave them with just seven wins in thirty four Premier League games under Alex McLeish and relegation still a possibility, Saturday, 21 April 2012.

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Saturday, 21 April 2012

๐Ÿ” | 43โ€™ Sub off, James Collins, Sub on, Alan Hutton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland
๐Ÿ” | 48โ€™ Sub off, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Sub on, Emile Heskey
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Charles Nโ€™Zogbia, Sub on, Barry Bannan
๐ŸŸฅ | 90โ€™+2 Sending off, (Sunderland), Craig Gardner
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

ON THIS DAY

Alex McLeish's Villa draw for the fifteenth time in 34 games as Martin O'Neill makes his first appearance at Villa Park since his moonlight flit in August 2010. Villa remain 15th, six points clear of the drop zone.

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

Sunderland

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2011-12 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Game | #34 |
Manager Game | #38 |
Saturday, 21 April 2012

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Alex McLeish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 2011-2012
Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Anthony Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wythenshaw, 2006-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 2 Jan 12, Villa 0-2 Swansea (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Peter Bankes, Gary Beswick

CARDS

Villa

None

Sunderland

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Anthony Taylor

TEAM NEWS

Charles N'Zogbia, Marc Albrighton, Chris Herd and Carlos Cuรฉllar replace Alan Hutton, Ciaran Clark, Barry Bannan and Gary Gardner.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.75 |

Oldest Player |
GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 36.03 |

Youngest Player |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | 20.73 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Nathan Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carlos Cuรฉllar | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB Eric Lichaj | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Stephen Ireland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Chris Herd | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Marc Albrighton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Andreas Weimann | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น |

Sunderland

GK Simon Mingolet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Michael Turner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Matthew Kilgallon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB John Oโ€™Shea | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Phil Bardsley (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Sebastian Larsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Craig Gardner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐Ÿคก |
M Jack Colback | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stรฉphane Sessรจgnon | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ |
W James McClean | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Nicklas Bendtner | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for CB James Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 43โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Gabriel Agbonlahor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 48โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Barry Bannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for W Charles Nโ€™Zogbia | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Nicklas Bendtner | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ | (CF Fraizer Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Guzan | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Stephen Warnock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Samir Carruthers | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Kieren Westwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Wayne Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Sotiris Kyrgiakos | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M David Meyler | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M David Vaughan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Dong-won Ji | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI: ยฃ43.34m
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: 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 : 9/18
Homegrown: 8/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Team Cost: ยฃ39.91m

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 : 9/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 5 |
M Jermaine Jenas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 |
CB Ciaran Clark | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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

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 | 45%
Possession A | 55%
Shots F | 12
Shots A | 10
Shots on Target F | 7
Shots on Target A | 5
Corners F | 8
Corners A | 5
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 8

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œOur boys made enough chances to win it.

โ€œWeโ€™ve got four big battles to go and we are capable of taking points in every one. The boys played out of their skins to try to get the goal and to preserve our own goal.โ€

Alex McLeish.

โ€œTheyโ€™ve never known the reasons for leaving. I was expecting it and I got it. Thereโ€™s the idea that I left them in the lurch. I apologise maybe.โ€

Martin Oโ€™Neill.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 21 April 2012

Gratitude is not easily afforded to former managers. Martin Oโ€™Neill should have expected better than the cacophony of boos that reverberated around Villa Park, drowning out much polite applause, as he sheepishly stepped out of the tunnel when he walked back in at half-time and full-time.

Despite managing Aston Villa to three top-six finishes and two Wembley outings, those achievements have been outweighed, in the eyes of some Villa fans, by the sudden, fractious nature of his exit.

But Oโ€™Neill was diplomatic afterwards, surprisingly saying sorry. โ€œI think thatโ€™s very natural,โ€ he said, discussing the unforgiving section of the home support.

โ€œTheyโ€™ve never known the reasons for leaving. I was expecting it and I got it. Thereโ€™s the idea that I left them in the lurch. I apologise maybe.โ€

Oโ€™Neillโ€™s body language looked uncomfortable when he emerged before kick-off and was not helped by his Sunderland side having a goal disallowed, when Nicklas Bendtner was penalised in a tight offside call.

It also proved an unhappy return for former midfielder Craig Gardner who was sent off late on.

Gardner was booed as he trudged from the field but took off his shirt to reveal a T-shirt showing his support for former team-mate Stiliyan Petrov. At least the Villa fans had the sense to applaud that.

Then again, they did not know who to boo at the end. Villa manager Alex McLeish did not do much to generate more warmth from his crowd with this result. This match proved another failure to turn pressure into goals with Andreas Weimann looking enthusiastic but proving wasteful.

โ€œOur boys made enough chances to win it,โ€ said McLeish. โ€œWeโ€™ve got four big battles to go and we are capable of taking points in every one. The boys played out of their skins to try to get the goal and to preserve our own goal.โ€

Villa had quickly seized the initiative as Simon Mignolet saved from Weimann โ€“ after a poor Phil Bardsley back pass โ€“ then Gabriel Agbonlahor and Charles Nโ€™Zogbia both had shots diverted off target.

As the second half went on, a pattern emerged of Villa piling forward but not finding any cutting edge, while Sunderland kept creating excellent opportunities on the counter-attack.

Sebastian Larsson curled in a cross that Bendtner slid in to finish before the linesmanโ€™s flag curtailed celebrations
Sunderlandโ€™s frustration was compounded as Gardner received his second yellow for a late challenge on Barry Bannan. Oโ€™Neill looked a forlorn figure as he walked away.