Saturday October 17, 2009 Day 9 Finished Villa Park

Aston Villa 2 - 1 Chelsea

  • Dunne 32’
  • Collins 52’
  • Drogba 15’

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  1. Villa punish sloppy Chelsea

    Villa punish sloppy Chelsea

    Aston Villa condemned Chelsea to a 2-1 Premier League defeat at Villa Park thanks to headers from Richard Dunne and James Collins. More

  • Live Commentary

    • Aston Villa
    • Chelsea
    • 90+4' There's the final whistle! Aston Villa take the points, and Chelsea are beaten for the second time this season. Manchester United can go top with a win at home to Bolton...
    • 90+3' Milner breaks up the Chelsea counter-attack with a cynical foul, and is happy to take the yellow card.
    • 90+2' Ashley Young does the right thing by taking the ball to the corner flag, then spoils it by crossing straight to Cech.
    • 90+1' The ball pinballs around the Villa box, but no Chelsea player can get it under control.
    • 90' Three minutes of added time will be played - at least.
    • 89' Petrov slides in with a superb tackle on Carvalho - and gets the throw-in to boot.
    • 88' A through-ball is played to Milner but Cech comes out to hoof it clear. How much stoppgae time, do we reckon? I'm going for four minutes.
    • 87' Sidwell tries a killer ball to Heskey, but the England man has strayed some distance offside.
    • 85' Joe Cole replaces Malouda, who has made a habit of scoring stoppage time goals this season.
    • 84' You have to say Chelsea look ominous. You wouldn't necessarily bet the house on them equalising (at least), but perhaps a room or two.. Joe Cole is about to come on.
    • 83' On comes Heskey for Carew.
    • 82' Essien lines up a long-range piledriver and his low shot is blocked.
    • 81' Another great Chelsea move forces Cuellar to head behind for a corner.
    • 80' A Chelsea free-kick is played low towards Drogba in the centre but Warnock reads it and clears with a sliding challenge.
    • 79' Emile Heskey is about to come on, presumably for Carew.
    • 77' Villa have switched to a 4-5-1 formation, with Agbonlahor on the right, Milner shifting inside and Carew on his own up front.
    • 76' Drogba is forward in customarily bustling style, but he is adjudged to have fouled Petrov.
    • 74' Slick passing from Chelsea to feed Anelka through the middle... SAVED BY FRIEDEL!! And the rebound is hacked to safety!
    • 73' SO CLOSE!! Young plays a diagonal crossfield ball to Milner who sidefoots a volley in front of goal for Carew, but the Norwegian prods it over the bar!
    • 71' DUNNE AGAIN!! Another corner, another header for the defender, but it flashes wide of the mark!
    • 70' Young is hobbling but manages to take a corner... Essien puts it behind for another.
    • 69' Here's the change - Ivanovic on for Bosingwa in a straight swap.
    • 69' Bosingwa is struggling with injury, and Ivanovic is warming up to replace him.
    • 68' Young finds Milner in the centre of the pitch 25 yards out. He tries to help the ball on to Agbonlahor but the pass is cut out.
    • 67' A Villa attack comes to a halt as Petrov is penalised for a foul on Lampard.
    • 65' Cole is well forward down the Chelsea left and crosses towards the Villa box... Stephen Warnock clears.
    • 63' And how about Chelsea? They have Messrs Cole, Zhirkov and Kalou in reserve.
    • 62' Is Martin O'Neill thinking about a change? Villa might benefit from Reo-Coker's ankle-biting qualities in midfield.
    • 60' MALOUDA!! Fires a powerful left-foot shot from the edge of the box but it is straight at Friedel!
    • 60' It's all Chelsea now, and Villa need to be careful they don't sit back on their lead too much.
    • 58' Deco is played through and the flag stays down... SHOOTS!! Friedel makes a crucial save but Deco should do better!
    • 57' Long shot from Michael Essien... straight at Friedel.
    • 57' Milner has three team-mates in the Chelsea box and crosses from the left... he cannot find any of them!
    • 55' This is a good response from Chelsea, who have 10 men inside the Villa half. They have pulled off more than a few good comebacks this season - can they do it again?
    • 53' Chelsea come pouring forward and now they must chase the game. It looks like Anelka should have been marking Collins for that goal.
    • 52' GOAL!!! VILLA IN FRONT!!! James Collins with a free header from a corner! Where was the marking!
    • 50' Drogba hits a disappointing shot low into the wall.
    • 49' Carew brings down Drogba 25 yards out. It was a soft foul, and Drogba will surely have a shot here.
    • 48' Collins lets a high ball over the top run and Anelka nearly gets through... Friedel claims.
    • 47' Cuellar catches Malouda late but the Frenchman keeps his feet...
    • 46' The second half is under way! No personnel changes from either side.
    • 45+3' Half-time at Villa Park, and it's honours even. Good game.
    • 45+2' Warnock hits the free-kick... it's a poor delivery straight into Cech's arms.
    • 45+1' Yellow card Ashley Cole for a foul on Agbonlahor, and Villa will swing this into the box.
    • 45' Lovely cross from the right by Agbonlahor for Carew, but it is just too high for the big Norwegian!
    • 44' Martin O'Neill has a graze on his left elbow following that collision with Nicolas Anelka. He's drawn blood...
    • 43' Anelka tries a dipping long-range effort, but the ball bounces well wide.
    • 41' Drogba is clipped in on the left side of the Villa box... POINT BLANK SAVE FROM FRIEDEL!
    • 40' Deco takes the Chelsea corner and it's not a good one. Frank Lampard could be on the next one...
    • 39' This first half has just zipped by. Cracking entertainment in Birmingham.
    • 38' Nicolas Anelka races through the left channel and looks to be away, but he is flagged offside.
    • 36' Deco tries an outrageous chip!! And the backpedalling Friedel just gets back in time to tip it out for a corner!
    • 35' Stand-in ref Kevin Friend gets his yellow card out for the first time and brandishes it in the direction of Gabriel Agbonlahor.
    • 33' You have to say Villa deserve to be level on the balance of play. A good comeback and Villa Park is in full voice.
    • 32' GOAL!!! RICHARD DUNNE HEADS VILLA LEVEL!! Young's corner gets an inadvertent flick-on from Frank Lampard and Dunne powers a diving header into the net!
    • 32' Petrov gets in behind on the Villa left and crosses low... Essien clears for a corner.
    • 31' Young is giving Bosingwa the runaround here, and Chelsea right-back does not look comfortable. He is certainly their weak link at the back.
    • 29' Free-kick taken short before Young crosses... and Cech catches.
    • 28' Bosingwa is caught in possession by Ashley Young and concedes a free-kick.
    • 27' Anelka wins a corner on the Chelsea right. Villa clear with ease.
    • 25' Drogba brings the ball down in the Villa box and shoots high and wide from 10 yards.
    • 24' Malouda runs across the box from right to left and his shot is deflected behind for a corner.
    • 23' Ashley Cole goes on a mazy dribble forward from the left-back position, weaves inside and shoots just over from the edge of the box! What a goal that would have been!
    • 22' Cech miscues a clearance, but the cheers are muted in the wake of Friedel's ricket.
    • 21' Milner delivers a low cross from the right and Terry clears. Another Milner ball is headed well over for a Chelsea goal kick.
    • 19' BOSH!! Nicolas Anelka runs out of play and clatters into Martin O'Neill, who is knocked clean off his feet! The Villa boss eventually gets back up but he doesn't look too happy...
    • 18' Petrov wins possession in midfield and races forward... he cannot find Carew.
    • 17' After 15 minutes under the cosh, Chelsea are in front. A rare error from Friedel and now Villa have a real job on their hands.
    • 15' GOAL!!! DIDIER DROGBA, AND IT'S A SOFT GOAL!! Drogba turns Sidwell and hits a long range shot that somehow bounces over Friedel's dive! A real clanger from the Villa keeper and Chelsea lead.
    • 15' A turn and snapshot from the lively Agbonlahor, but he fails to connect and the ball bobbles through to Cech.
    • 14' Agbonlahor is lurking again and Carvalho has to put the ball out for a Villa corner, which Cech punches clear.
    • 13' Chelsea break down the right hand side and it is centred low to MALOUDA!! Great block by James Milner!
    • 12' PENALTY SHOUT!! Bosingwa appears to drag Agbonlahor over, but referee Kevin Friend says no penalty! The new ref in the thick of it already!
    • 11' Ashley Young delivers the free-kick, but there is nobody attacking it and Petr Cech makes an easy catch.
    • 10' Bosingwa upends Agbonlahor and Villa have a free-kick on the left, 35 yards or so from goal.
    • 9' Cuellar puts the ball out for a Chelsea throw on the left. Will they launch it into the Villa box? In a word, no.
    • 8' Anelka strays offside down the left channel and Villa look to break quickly... it's a fairly scrappy opening.
    • 6' Chelsea can go five points clear if they win here, and both Manchester United and Liverpool have key players out for their games later on. A real opportuntity for Carlo Ancelotti's side.
    • 5' Poor set-piece delivery by Lampard and Villa clear.
    • 4' Jose Bosingwa is back for Chelsea today after playing for Portugal in midweek, and he wins a free-kick on the Chelsea right.
    • 2' Villa win the first corner, which is played in from their left. Chelsea clear.
    • 1' Game on! Villa playing from left to right in claret and blue. Chelsea are in their navy and black change strip.
    • - OK, a fourth official has been found and we should be under way no more than 10 minutes late.
    • - The teams are lining up in the tunnel and hopefully we should be under way before too long. Has Jimmy Hill climbed out of the crowd to grab a flag?
    • - You've got to ask questions of Steve Bennett here. The word is he only reported his flu-like symptoms after the warm-up. Why?
    • - Enzo Calzaghe is on the phone in the crowd. You reckon he could do a job as fourth official? He must be fit as a butcher's dog.
    • - Excuse me for chuckling, but the kick-off has been delayed because referee Steve Bennett has flu! He will not be able to ref the game, and Kevin Friend will take over. But the problem is - no fourth official!
    • - KICK-OFF DELAYED! The scheduled 12:45 start has been put back. More info as soon as we get it.
    • - Much scrutiny on the refs as they do their warm-up. Is anyone else fed up of this fitness angle?
    • - Ashley Young is fit to start for Villa, giving manager Martin O'Neill a big boost, while Emile Heskey is back on the bench. There is no Michael Ballack anywhere in the Chelsea squad, while Deco gets a start. Chelsea have both Joe Cole and Yuri Zhirkov on the bench.
    • - ASTON VILLA: Friedel, Cuellar, Collins, Dunne, Warnock, Petrov, Milner, Sidwell, Ashley Young, Carew, Agbonlahor... Subs: Guzan, Delph, Heskey, Reo-Coker, Shorey, Beye, Gardner... CHELSEA: Cech, Bosingwa, Carvalho, Terry, Ashley Cole, Essien, Malouda, Lampard, Deco, Anelka, Drogba... Subs: Hilario, Ivanovic, Joe Cole, Zhirkov, Kalou, Sturridge, Belletti... Referee: Steve Bennett (Kent)
  • Summary

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Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Aston Villa

    Manager: Martin O'Neill

    Captain: Stilian Petrov

  • Chelsea

    Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

    Captain: John Terry

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • B. Friedel
      • C. Cuéllar
      • J. Collins Goal
      • R. Dunne Goal
      • S. Warnock
      • S. Petrov
      • J. Milner Yellow Card
      • A. Young
      • S. Sidwell
      • J. Carew Substitution Out (82′)
      • G. Agbonlahor Yellow Card


      • E. Heskey Substitution In82′
      • H. Beye
      • N. Shorey
      • N. Reo-Coker
      • C. Gardner
      • B. Guzan
      • F. Delph
    • Starting line-up

      • P. Cech
      • J. Bosingwa Substitution Out (69′)
      • R. Carvalho
      • J. Terry
      • A. Cole Yellow Card
      • M. Essien
      • F. Lampard
      • F. Malouda Substitution Out (85′)
      • Deco
      • N. Anelka
      • D. Drogba Goal


      • J. Cole Substitution In85′
      • Y. Zhirkov
      • S. Kalou
      • D. Sturridge
      • Hilário
      • Belletti
      • B. Ivanovic Substitution In69′
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