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Game #4480

Aston Villa

Won

9th (+6)

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩

Saturday, 20 September 1997

Premier League

Derby County

Villa Park

Attendance: 35,444

Aston Villa

2-1

Derby County

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa record a third successive Premier League win to lift them to ninth in the table as Derby are beaten at Villa Park.

KEY MAN

Julian Joachim, scored the winner

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 20 September 1997

🥅 | 15’ Goal, 0-1, (Derby County), Francesco Baiano
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Derby County
🔁 | 68’ Sub off, Saša Ćurčić, Sub on, Julian Joachim
⚽ | 73’ Goal, 1-1, Dwight Yorke
⚽ | 75’ Goal, 2-1, Julian Joachim
🔁 | 87’ Sub off, Steve Staunton, Sub on, Riccardo Scimeca
🔁 | 88’ Sub off, Stan Collymore, Sub on, Savo Milošević
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Derby County

ON THIS DAY

Villa record a third successive Premier League win to lift them to ninth in the table as Derby are beaten at Villa Park.

Dwight Yorke scores his third goal in four league games as Julian Joachim opens his account for the season.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Derby County

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1974-75

FIXTURE HISTORY

Derby County

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1997-98 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #134 |
Saturday, 20 September 1997

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Jeff Winter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Middlesbrough, 1992-2004
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 134 | 🟩 | 59 🟨 | 37 🟥 38 | 1.60

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jeff Winter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Middlesbrough, 1992-2004
Matches Officiated: 7
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 4
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 5 April 1997, Villa 3-1 Everton, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Derby County

None

TEAM NEWS

Saša Ćurčić makes his first start of the season as Simon Grayson drops to the subs bench

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.60 |

Oldest Player
M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 29.32 |

Youngest Player
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 24.90 |

MANAGER

Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | 🇦🇺 |
RB Fernando Nélson | 🇵🇹 |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Gareth Southgate | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Alan Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 | 🔁 |
M Saša Ćurčić | 🇷🇸 | 🔁 |
M Mark Draper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Stan Collymore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Dwight Yorke | 🇹🇹 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Jim Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Derby County

GK Mart Poom | 🇪🇪 |
CB Gary Rowett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Chris Powell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jacob Laursen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Christian Dailly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Lee Carsley | 🇮🇪 |
M Paul Trollope | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Stefano Eranio | 🇮🇹 |
M Jonathan Hunt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Dean Sturridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
F Francesco Baiano | 🇮🇹 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Julian Joachim | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | for M Saša Ćurčić | 🇷🇸 | 68’ |
🔁 | CB Riccardo Scimeca | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 | 87’ |
🔁 | CF Savo Milošević | 🇷🇸 | for CF Stan Collymore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 88’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Jonathan Hunt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Aljoša Asanović | 🇭🇷 |)
🔁 | CF Dean Sturridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Deon Burton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | F Francesco Baiano | 🇮🇹 | (CF Paulo Wanchope | 🇨🇷 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Michael Oakes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Simon Grayson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Russell Hoult | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Robin van der Laan | 🇳🇱 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/16

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 Half


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:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"Joachim, who has struggled to make a first team impact since signing from Leicester two years ago, had been on the field only seven minutes when he grabbed the winner."

MATCH REPORT

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*Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 21 September 1997

JULIAN Joachim came off the substitutes' bench to complete a stirring Aston Villa revival with a second half winner that broke Derby's stubborn resistance in the Premiership clash at Villa Park. Joachim, who has struggled to make a first team impact since signing from Leicester two years ago, had been on the field only seven minutes when he grabbed the winner. It added to the equaliser two minutes earlier by Dwight Yorke and enabled Villa to register their third successive Premiership success after losing the opening four matches. Derby grabbed a shock early lead through Francesco Baiano after a mistake by Ugo Ehiogu but that was just about the sum total of their attacking aspirations. They were forced to defend for most of the game and in the first half restricted Villa to mainly long-range efforts with Jacob Laursen outstanding at the back. But in the second half Villa started to hurt them more and it was just a matter of how long Smith's men could survive against the odds as they seldom moved out of their own half. Man of the match Steve Staunton was a constant threat with his surging runs and thunderbolt like shots while Yorke tormented the Derby rearguard in the second 45 minutes. After a fiercely contested but uninspiring opening 15 minutes Derby stunned the home side by snatching the lead courtesy of that mistake by Ehiogu. The former England player tried to head a through ball back to Mark Bosnich but he woefully fell short with the effort and let in Baiano. Jim Smith's £1.5 million capture from Fiorentina saw his first effort blocked but reacted to scoop the rebound into the unguarded net. Derby were forced to defend deeper and deeper in the second half and Villa's pressure finally told off with two goals in two minutes. First Yorke struck from close range following a Staunton corner. The ball was headed back across goal by first Taylor and then Collymore before Yorke swivelled to score from close range. Derby had hardly recovered before Villa went in front. Nelson tried to pick out Yorke with a low centre and, although he missed his kick. Joachim was to make no mistake at the far post.

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