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Game #4452

Wednesday, 1 January 1997

Attendance: 55,133

Drew

Premier League

7th (-)

Manchester United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Old Trafford

Villa draw for the second successive game as they are held by Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Manchester United

0-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡, Beckham contretemps overshadows improvement

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Ian Taylor, Sub on, Tommy Johnson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Fernando Nรฉlson
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Ian Taylor
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Carl Tiler

ON THIS DAY

Future Villa โ€˜keeper Peter Schmeichel, future Villa centre back Ronny Johnson and future Villa assistant manager Roy Keane line up for Manchester United whilst Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ gets embroiled in spittle-gate.

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

Manchester United

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester United

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1996-97 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Game | #21 |
Manager Game | #106 |
Wednesday, 1 January 1997

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: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Elleray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Harrow, 1986-2003
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 16 November 1996, Villa 1-3 Leicester, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Manchester United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

David Elleray

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change with Carl Tiler coming in for Riccardo Scimeca.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.48 |

Oldest Player
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.47 |

Youngest Player
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 23.35 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

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

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Fernando Nรฉlson | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Carl Tiler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |

Manchester United

GK Peter Schmeichel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Denis Irwin | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB David May | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Gary Neville | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Roy Keane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Nicky Butt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W David Beckham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Ryan Giggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
F Eric Cantona | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Ole Gunnar Solskjรฆr | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Tommy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Nicky Butt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Paul Scholes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Ole Gunnar Solskjรฆr | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (CF Andrew Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Farrelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Raimond Van Der Gouw | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
W Karel Poborskรฝ | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CF Brian McClair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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 : 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 : 9/16

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 : 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 : 8/16

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

"I don't know what went on. just that the referee booked both players [Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ and David Beckham].

"But if Savo did spit then I will take some action internally. that's for sure.

"If he has done it then I would obviously look at that as something to be dealt with.

โ€œIโ€™ll take a look at it and take some action if need be.โ€

Brian Little.

*Evening Herald*
Thursday, 2 January 1997

SAVO MILOSEVIC will feel the full force of Brian Little's discipline when the Aston Villa boss examines the video nasty in which his Yugoslav striker played the starring role.

Little was surprised to hear that Milosevic is had been captured on camera as he showered Manchester United midfielder David Beckham with a volley of spittle during last night's goalless draw at Old TralTord.

But he left no-one in any doubt about what the outcome will be if he arrives at the same conclusion reached by Beckham and the watching millions that the former Partizan Belgrade forward was guilty of a despicable act punishable by far more than the yellow card brandished at both players by referee David Elleray.

"I don't know what went on. just that the referee booked both players." was Little's post-match confession. "But if Savo did spit then I will take some action internally. that's for sure. "If he has done it then I would obviously look at that as something to be dealt with. I'll take a look at it and take some action if need be.โ€ There was no doubt that Milosevic was fouled by Beckham two minutes before the break, but his reaction was unforgivable and it snapped the temper of the usually mild-mannered England starlet as well as sparking a melee in which players from both sides became embroiled.