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Game #4468

Saturday, 12 April 1997

Attendance: 18,017

Lost

Premier League

4th (-)

Derby County

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Baseball Ground

Villa struggle at Derby as they lose there for the second time this season.

Derby County

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Dwight Yorke | 84โ€™ |

KEY MAN

"Julian Joachim took advantage of a mistake by Rowett but it was too little, too late."

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 21โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Derby County), Gary Rowett
๐Ÿฅ… | 36โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Derby County), Robin van der Laan
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Derby County 2-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Mark Draper, Sub on, Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, David Hughes, Sub on, Julian Joachim
โšฝ | 84โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Julian Joachim, Assist by Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Derby County 2-1 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Fernando Nรฉlson
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Andy Townsend

ON THIS DAY

Villa legend Paul McGrath lined up for Derby who he had joined earlier in the season following his release by Villa.

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

Derby County

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1974-75

FIXTURE HISTORY

Derby County

Previous 5 vs. Derby: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1996-97 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Game | #34 |
Manager Game | #122 |
Saturday, 12 April 1997

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Paul Danson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 1987-2005
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Danson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 1987-2005
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 26 December 1996, Villa 0-2 Chelsea, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Derby County

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Paul Danson

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.72 |

Oldest Player
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.75 |

Youngest Player
CB David Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 19.21 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Jim Smith | 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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Derby County

GK Russell Hoult | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Chris Powell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Gary Rowett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Paul McGrath (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Jacob Laursen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Christian Dailly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Robin van der Laan | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Paul Trollope | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Aljoลกa Asanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ashley Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dean Sturridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for CB David Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Robin van der Laan | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ | (M Daryl Powell | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Aljoลกa Asanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Mauricio Solรญs | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Ashley Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Paulo Wanchope | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Adam Rachell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Scott Murray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Farrelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Martin Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Simpson | 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 : 7/11

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 : 10/16

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 : 7/11

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

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

"DERBY effectively guaranteed their Premiership status with an impressive display which also dented Aston Villa's UEFA Cup hopes at the Baseball Ground."

*Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 13 April 1997

Derby derail slack Villa

DERBY effectively guaranteed their Premiership status with an impressive display which also dented Aston Villa's UEFA Cup hopes at the Baseball Ground.

There was little excitement in the early stages with a low 20-yard drive from Alan Wright saved away to his left by recalled Rams keeper Russell Hoult the only worthwhile shot on target in the first 20 minutes.

But then Villa striker Savo Milosevic missed a great chance to put his side ahead when he fired over from 12 yards out after bursting into the area.

This proved a costly miss and in the 21st minute Derby went in front courtesy of Gary Rowett's first goal for the club.

Dean Sturridge was the creator with a run into the area down the left in which he evaded the challenge of Fernando Nelson before chipping the ball into the centre.

It fell invitingly into the path of the onrushing Rowett who gave Vjlla keeper Michael Oakes no chance with a low drive from 15 yards out.

Villa retaliated with Yorke shooting just wide from the edge of the area but the home side went further ahead in the 36th minute courtesy of more fine play by Sturridge.

He chased back into his own half to dispossess Gareth Southgate and then turned defence into attack with a fine 40-yard ball which picked out Robbie Van Der Laan.

The Derby captain cut inside David Hughes and his low cross shot rocketed into the far corner of the net past the despairing dive of Oakes.

Villa came close to reducing the arrears in the 54th minute when Ugo Ehiogu sent a powerful header inches over the top from a Nelson free-kick whilst Derby thought they had increased their lead four minutes later when Southgate could only help the ball into his net in trying to keep out a Paul McGrath effort but the goal was disallowed for pushing.

Villa' gave themselves hope in the 84th minute when substitute Julian Joachim took advantage of a mistake by Rowett but it was too little, too late.