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Game #4437

Monday, 30 September 1996

Attendance: 36,400

Lost

Premier League

8th (-2)

Newcastle United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

St James' Park

Villa lose in the Premier League for the first time since the opening day of the season despite a Dwight Yorke hat-trick at St James'.

Newcastle United

4-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Mark Draper | 4โ€™ | Staunton | 59โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Dwight Yorke, hat-trick star not enough to prevent defeat

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 4โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Mark Draper
๐Ÿฅ… | 5โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Newcastle United), Les Ferdinand
๐Ÿฅ… | 22โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Newcastle United), Les Ferdinand
๐Ÿฅ… | 38โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Newcastle United), Alan Shearer
๐ŸŸฅ | 42โ€™ Sending off, Mark Draper
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Newcastle United 3-1 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 59โ€™ Goal, 2-3, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Steve Staunton
๐Ÿฅ… | 67โ€™ Goal, 2-4, (Newcastle United), Steve Howey
โšฝ | 69โ€™ Goal, 3-4, Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Newcastle United 4-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

In one of the crazier Villa games a Dwight Yorke hat-trick away at Newcastle couldnโ€™t prevent defeat as 10 man Villa went down 4-3 to lose their first game in 9.

Future Villa defender Steve Watson and future Villa winger David Ginola lined up for Newcastle.

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

Newcastle United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1954-55

FIXTURE HISTORY

Newcastle United

Previous 5 vs. Newcastle: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1996-97 |
Matchday | #10 |
League Game | #8 |
Manager Game | #91 |
Monday, 30 September 1996

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: David Elleray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Harrow, 1986-2003
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 3-4
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Elleray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Harrow, 1986-2003
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 27 April 1996, Villa 0-1 Manchester City, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ

Newcastle United

None

David Elleray

TEAM NEWS

Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ replaces Andy Townsend.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.23 |

Oldest Player
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 28.34 |

Youngest Player
GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.93 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Kevin Keegan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Fernando Nรฉlson | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Newcastle United

GK Pavel Srnรญฤek | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
LB John Beresford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Darren Peacock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Steve Howey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
RB Steve Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Batty | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Rob Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
W Keith Gillespie | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CF Alan Shearer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Les Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Faustino Asprilla | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Adam Rachel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Tommy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shaka Hislop | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |
LB Robbie Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Philippe Albert | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Paul Kitson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

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 : 11/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

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 : 9/11

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 : 11/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

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

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Villa gave as good as they got for long periods in an incident-packed first half, but they simply had no answer to Newcastle's superior strike power."

*The Irish Independent*
Wednesday, 25 September 1996

Yorke's hat-trick in vain for ten-man Villa

KEVIN KEEGAN'S Magpies came out on top in a seven-goal screen classic at St James's Park last night but only after 10-man Aston Villa had given them the fight of their lives.

Dwight Yorke's brilliant hat-trick counted for nothing as the Geordies moved into second spot in the Premiership thanks to two goals from Les Ferdinand and further strikes by Alan Shearer and Steve Howey.

But how the Newcastle fans in a 36,400 full-house suffered as Villa shook off last week's European exit at the hands of Swedish part-timers Helsingborgs and the first-half sending-off of Mark Draper with a bristling never-say-die display that almost won them a share of the spoils.

Villa gave as good as they got for long periods in an incident-packed first half, but they simply had no answer to Newcastle's superior strike power.

England boss Glenn Hoddle must be rubbing his hands with as much glee as Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan as the Shearer-Ferdinand partnership clicked into free-scoring mode.

Yet Newcastle, losers in their last television thriller in last season's memorable Anfield clash with Liverpool, had to bounce back from the shock of falling behind to Yorke's early strike.

Villa's plight worsened two minutes before the break when Draper's late, knee-high challenge on John Beresford prompted referee David Elleray to brandish first the yellow and then the red card.

Savo Milosevic fired a warning that Villa weren't finished with a drive that Srnicek did well to beat away.

Then, Yorke dragged them back in contention on the hour with an expertly executed goal. His solo raid saw him cut inside Darren Peacock before beating Srnicek with a dipping volley as the ball sat up invitingly.

The Magpies restored their two-goal advantage on 67 minutes when Howey beat Oakes with a perfectly placed header from Gillespie's cross the England defender's first goal of the season.

But the game swung again two minutes later when Yorke completed his hat-trick with another clinical finish when Sasa Curcic's incisive pass opened up the Newcastle rearguard.

Yorke had the ball in the net again eight minutes from time, only to be this time pulled up by an offside flag.

Then, moments later. Newcastle substitute Faustino Asprilla saw his delicate chip headed off the line by Staunton. who had a great game, as Villa refused to surrender. It was Newcastle who were hanging on.