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Game #4471

Aston Villa

Saturday, 3 May 1997

Lost

5th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Middlesbrough

Attendance: 30,012

Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough

3-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Dwight Yorke | 58โ€™ | Andy Townsend | 77โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose for the second time in eight Premier League games in the penultimate match of the campaign but remain fifth.

KEY MAN

"Another cardinal error, by the unsettled Bosnich"

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 3 May 1997

๐Ÿฅ… | 20โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Fabrizio Ravanelli
๐Ÿฅ… | 34โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Middlesbrough), Mikkel Beck
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Middlesbrough 2-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡, Sub on, Julian Joachim
โšฝ | 58โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Ugo Ehiogu, Assist by Dwight Yorke
โšฝ | 77โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡, Assist by Andy Townsend
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Mark Bosnich, Sub on, Michael Oakes
๐ŸŸฅ | 81โ€™ Sending off, Steve Staunton
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡, Sub on, Gareth Farrelly ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™+ Goal, 2-3, (Middlesbrough, pen), Fabrizio Ravanelli
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Middlesbrough 3-2 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Andy Townsend
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Ian Taylor

ON THIS DAY

Villa fielded their oldest team of the season at an average age of 26.65

Midfielder Gareth Farrelly made his final appearance for Villa aged 21 before moving on to Everton for a fee of ยฃ945,000. Farrelly played for Villa in 1995-96 and 1996-97 making 9 appearances. A talented player whoโ€™s potential was unfulfilled, Farrelly revealed in 2018 that he, and others in the youth set up at Villa had been bullied in a toxic environment that had prevented Villaโ€™s youth team prospects from flourishing.

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

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

Previous 5 vs. Middlesbrough: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1996-97 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Game | #37 |
Manager Game | #125 |
Saturday, 3 May 1997

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Paul Alcock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1988โ€“2002
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 2-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 125 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 54 ๐ŸŸจ | 36 ๐ŸŸฅ 35 | 1.58

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Alcock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1988โ€“2002
Matches Officiated: 7
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 4
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 29 January 1997, Villa 0-1 Wednesday, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Middlesbrough

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.65 |

Oldest Player
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.80 |

Youngest Player
F Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 23.68 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Fernando Nรฉlson | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

MANAGER

Bryan Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Middlesbrough

GK Ben Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Clayton Blackmore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Nigel Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Curtis Fleming | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Gianluca Festa | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Juninho Paulista | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M ร‰merson Moisรฉs Costa | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Robbie Mustoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Craig Hignett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Mikkel Beck | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Fabrizio Ravanelli | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 77โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Gareth Farrelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ด | for F Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | 85โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Mikkel Beck | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | โšฝ | (M Phil Stamp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Steve Vickers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Alan White | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Neil Cox (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Chris Freestone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 4/11

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

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 10/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด M Gareth Farrelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 1995-97 | ๐Ÿ•’ 9 | 2 (7) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 22 | #709 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"FABRIZIO Ravanelli rescued Middlesbrough's dream of escaping relegation with a dramatic injury-time penalty winner after Aston Villa had threatened to bring the curtain down on top-flight football at the Riverside."

MATCH REPORT