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Game #4559

Aston Villa

Saturday, 13 March 1999

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0

Aston Villa

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur

White Hart Lane

Attendance: 35,963

Lost

6th (-1)

Last 5 | 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa succumb to their third successive defeat and seventh in eight games in all competitions as they slump to 6th in the table.

KEY MAN

Steve Stone, out of position debut

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 13 March 1999

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Steve Stone
🕒 | HT Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 67’ Sub off, Paul Merson, Sub on, Julian Joachim
🥅 | 88’ Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur) Tim Sherwood
🕒 | FT Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Gareth Barry
🟨 | Booking, Mark Draper
🟨 | Booking, Lee Hendrie
🟨 | Booking, Steve Stone

ON THIS DAY

A third successive League defeat and one win in nine meant Villa’s title challenge seemed a long time ago and with little sign of form there was no sign of the free-fall stopping even with midfielder Steve Stone making his debut appearance for Villa aged 27 after joining from Nottingham Forest for a fee of £7,200,000 earlier this month.

Future Villa manager Tim Sherwood scored the winner on 88’ - just as he had done for Blackburn against Villa earlier in the season on 26 December.

Aston Villa

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

Tottenham Hotspur

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 🏆🏆
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1990-91

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Tottenham Hotspur

Previous 5 vs. Spurs: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1998-99 |
Matchday | #36 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #49 |
Saturday, 13 March 1999

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | John Gregory |
Referee | Peter Jones, Loughborough |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-1 |
Last 5 Games | LDLLL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 49 | 🟩 | 26 🟨 | 8 🟥 15 | 1.76

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loughborough, 1988-2002 🆘
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 21 November 1998, Villa 2-4 Liverpool, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

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🟨

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TEAM NEWS

Dion Dublin drops out with Steve Stone making his Villa debut.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.11 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.00 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 18.06 |

MANAGER

John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | 🇦🇺 |
CB Riccardo Scimeca | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Gareth Southgate | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Alan Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mark Draper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Steve Stone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 | 🟨 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Paul Merson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Alan Thompson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Stan Collymore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

George Graham (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Tottenham Hotspur

GK Ian Walker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Mauricio Taricco | 🇦🇷 | 🔁 |
CB Ramon Vega | 🇨🇭 |
CB Sol Campbell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Stephen Carr | 🇮🇪 |
M Tim Sherwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Allan Nielsen | 🇩🇰 |
W Darren Anderton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W David Ginola | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF Les Ferdinand | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CF Chris Armstrong | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Julian Joachim | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Paul Merson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 67’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | LB Mauricio Taricco | 🇦🇷 | (F Steffen Iversen | 🇳🇴 |)
🔁 | CF Chris Armstrong | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (W José Dominguez | 🇵🇹 |)
🔁 | W David Ginola | 🇫🇷 | (W Andy Sinton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Michael Oakes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Mark Delaney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Darren Byfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Espen Baardsen | 🇳🇴 |
RB Luke Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 15/16

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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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

🟢 M Steve Stone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"Graham cited that as he condemned the referee Peter Jones’s “very poor” performance. Villa had an even stronger complaint after only four minutes when Ian Walker could have been sent off after taking out Alan Thompson just outside the area. Admittedly Spurs had a defender covering but it cannot be assumed Jones would have seen that either."

MATCH REPORT