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Game #4529

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 15 September 1998

Won

1st Round

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

UEFA Cup

Strømsgodset IF

Attendance: 28,893

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-2

Strømsgodset IF

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa need two late goals from teenage striker Darius Vassell to beat Strømsgodset in the UEFA Cup first round at Villa Park.

KEY MAN

Darius Vassell, scored his first goals to win it for Villa, Tuesday, 15 September 1998.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 15 September 1998

🥅 | 21’ Goal, 0-1, (Strømsgodset IF), Anders Michelsen
🥅 | 23’ Goal, 0-2, (Strømsgodset IF), Christer George
🔁 | 37’ Sub off, Simon Grayson, Sub on, Ian Taylor
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-2 Strømsgodset IF
🔁 | 66’ Sub off, Mark Draper, Sub on, Riccardo Scimeca
🟥 | 68’ Sending off, (Strømsgodset IF)
🔁 | 80’ Sub off, Darren Byfield, Sub on, Darius Vassell
⚽ | 83’ Goal, 1-2, Gary Charles
⚽ | 89’ Goal, 2-2, Darius Vassell
⚽ | 90’ Goal, 3-2, Darius Vassell
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-2 Strømsgodset IF

🟨 | Booking, Alan Thompson
🟨 | Booking, Ian Taylor

ON THIS DAY

Darius Vassell came off the bench on 80' with Villa trailing and within 10 minutes had scored a brace - his first goals for the club - and won the game for Villa. Had Villa unearthed another youth gem?

Aston Villa

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

Strømsgodset IF

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
Norwegian League Champions: 🏆
Norwegian Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1991

FIXTURE HISTORY

Strømsgodset IF

Previous 5 vs. Strømsgodset: None
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1998-99 |
Matchday | #6 |
Manager Game | #19 |
Tuesday, 15 September 1998

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Hartmut Strampe | 🇩🇪 | Handorf, 1993-2001
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 19 | 🟩 | 15 🟨 | 1 🟥 3 | 2.42

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Hartmut Strampe | 🇩🇪 | Handorf, 1993-2001
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 21 October 1997, UEFA Cup, Villa 0-0 Bilbao, San Mamés Stadium.
Cards: 🟥

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Strømsgodset IF

🟥

TEAM NEWS

Mark Draper and Simon Grayson come in for Ian Taylor and Ugo Ehiogu as Paul Merson makes way for Darren Byfield.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.13 |

Oldest Player |
FB Simon Grayson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 28.77 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 17.57 |

MANAGER

John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | 🇦🇺 |
LB Alan Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Gareth Southgate | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Simon Grayson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
RB Gary Charles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mark Draper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alan Thompson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CF Julian Joachim | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Darren Byfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Dag Vidar Kristoffersen | 🇳🇴 |

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Strømsgodset IF

GK Glen-Arne Hansen | 🇳🇴 |
D Morten Kihle | 🇳🇴 | 🟨 |
CB Thomas Wæhler | 🇳🇴 |
CB Kenneth Karlsen | 🇳🇴 | 🟨 | 🟨 | 🟥 |
CB Pal Skistad | 🇳🇴 |
RB Anders Michelsen | 🇳🇴 | 🔁 |
M Hans Erik Ødegaard | 🇳🇴 | 🔁 |
M Rune Hagen | 🇳🇴 |
M Lars Granås | 🇳🇴 |
M Ousman Nyan | 🇳🇴 |
W Sander Solberg | 🇳🇴 |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | for RB Simon Grayson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 37’ |
🔁 | CB Riccardo Scimeca | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Mark Draper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 66’ |
🔁 | CF Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ | for CF Darren Byfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 80’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Hans Erik Ødegaard | 🇳🇴 | (W Christer George | 🇳🇴 | 🟨 |)
🔁 | W Christer George | 🇳🇴 | (CB Vegard Ström | 🇳🇴 |)
🔁 | RB Anders Michelsen | 🇳🇴 | (CF Lasse Olsen | 🇳🇴 |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Michael Oakes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB David Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
LB Tommy Jaszczun | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Fabio Ferraresi | 🇮🇹 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Thomas André Ödegaard | 🇳🇴 |
CB Espen Horsrud | 🇳🇴 |
CB Erland Johnsen | 🇳🇴 |
M Tor Arne Sannerholt | 🇳🇴 |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 16/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🇳🇴 : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🇳🇴 : 18/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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

Match Symbols:

⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT