Sunday, October 31, 2010

Villa Escapes Derby With Draw

Aston Villa nil-nil draw today with Birmingham City.

Stadium:Villa Park, England
Match Time:October 31, 2010, 08:00 ET
RefereeHoward Webb

Aston VillaBirmingham

Aston VillaBirmingham
Shots (on Goal)8(3)14(4)
Corner Kicks14
Time of Possession49%51%
Yellow Cards23
Red Cards00

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Downing Comes Off the Bench and Keeps Villa Alive in the League Cup

Downing (centre): Celebrates winning goal

Stuart Downing (center) scored the decisive goal in extra time to help Aston Villa remain in the run for the Carling Cup.   (Aston Villa 2-1 over Burnley)

Match Information

Stadium: Villa Park, England
Attendance: 34,618
Match Time: October 27, 2010, 14:45 ET
Referee M Jones

Scoring Summary
Aston Villa Emile Heskey (86) Stewart Downing (96)
Burnley Clarke Carlisle (89)

Match Stats

Shots (on Goal)             Aston Villa 13(6)                                       Burnley 15(8)
Fouls                           Aston Villa 19                                              Burnley 12
Corner Kicks               Aston Villa 7                                               Burnley 7
Offsides                        Aston Villa 5                                               Burnley 4
Time of Possession       Aston Villa 56%                                          Burnley 44%
Yellow Cards             Aston Villa 2; Reo-Coker (81), Heskey (80)  Burnley 0
Red Cards                    Aston Villa 1; Albrighton (100)                     Burnley 0
Saves                            Aston Villa 6                                               Burnley 8

Monday, October 25, 2010

Villa Drops a Close One to Sunderland

On an own-goal error involving Richard Dunne, Villa is defeated by Sunderland 1-nil at Villa Park.

Match Information

Stadium: Stadium of Light, England

Attendance: 41,506

Match Time: October 23, 2010, 10:00 ET

Referee M Halsey

Scoring Summary

Sunderland - Richard Dunne (og 25)
Aston Villa
Match Stats

                                                     Sunderland                                 Aston Villa

Shots (on Goal)                                  14(1)                                         13(3)
Fouls                                                     12                                            12
Corner Kicks                                            4                                         11
Offsides                                                     5                                          2
Time of Possession                              48%                                         52%
Yellow Cards                                        1                                              2
Red Cards                                             0                                              0
Saves                                                      3                                             1

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Villa v. Chelsea - Sergio, AVFC California Member

AVFC California member Sergio S. was in Birmingham for the Villa v. Chelsea match this past weekend and he submitted these photos. Sergio is on the far right proudly hoisting up the California state flag with his friends! UTV!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Villa Battles Chelsea to Nil-Nil Draw

Villa's defense did bend but didn't break.  Both teams had a few chances to score, but the ball didn't get into the back of the net.  Brad Friedel had a couple of great saves and the crossbar/posts did their thing to stop scoring in this match.

Match Summary (Saturday October 16, 2010 17:30)

Home Team Final Score Away Team

Aston Villa 0 - 0 Chelsea FC

Second Half

S.Ireland S.Sidwell - 84' 0:0

0:0 84' - - J.McEachran  (yellow card)

A.Young - - 81' 0:0 (yellow card)

0:0 76' - Ramires J.McEachran'

0:0 76' - P.Ferreira J.Bosingwa'

C.Clark - - 75' 0:0 (yellow card)

J.Carew N.Delfouneso - 74' 0:0

S.Ireland - - 68' 0:0 (yellow card)

S.Warnock - - 65' 0:0 (yellow card)

0:0 60' - - J.Terry (yellow card)

0:0 47' - G.Kakuta Y.Zhirkov'

First Half

R.Dunne C.Clark - 14' 0:0

0:0 13' - - M.Essien (yellow card)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Villa v. Chelsea "live" In San Francisco and Santa Ana

AVFC California members Ken and Simon focused at Kezar Pub in San Francisco as I type (my right shoulder).  
AVFC California members gathered in Southern California also (at The Olde Ship). (left to right) Ryan, Richard, and Roger S  (Roger is our point of contact in So Cal.  Up The Villa!)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Villa Starts Fast, But In The End Let It Slip Away

The Heskey-Albrighton connection was fabulous and led Villa into the lead, but van der Vaart scored twice for Spurs to take the 3 points.

Stadium:White Hart Lane, England
Match Time:October 2, 2010, 10:00 ET
RefereeMark Clattenburg

Tottenham HotspurAston Villa
Rafael Van der Vaart (45)Marc Albrighton (16)
Rafael Van der Vaart (75)