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Game #4559

Saturday, 13 March 1999

Attendance: 35,963

Lost

Premier League

6th (-1)

Tottenham Hotspur

Last 5 | ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

White Hart Lane

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

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Steve Stone, out of position debut

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Steve Stone
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Paul Merson, Sub on, Julian Joachim
๐Ÿฅ… | 88โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur) Tim Sherwood
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Gareth Barry
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Mark Draper
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Lee Hendrie
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Steve Stone

ON THIS DAY

A third successive League defeat and one win in nine meant Villaโ€™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 ยฃ7,200,000 earlier this month.

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

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

Tottenham Hotspur

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1990-91

FIXTURE HISTORY

Tottenham Hotspur

Previous 5 vs. Spurs: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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 |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loughborough, 1988-2002 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 21 November 1998, Villa 2-4 Liverpool, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ

Peter Jones

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 | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.00 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.06 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

George Graham (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Alan Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Stan Collymore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Ian Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Mauricio Taricco | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ramon Vega | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CB Sol Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Stephen Carr | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Tim Sherwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Allan Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
W Darren Anderton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Les Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Chris Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 67โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Mauricio Taricco | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | (F Steffen Iversen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Chris Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Josรฉ Dominguez | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (W Andy Sinton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Darren Byfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Espen Baardsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Luke Young | 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 : 10/11

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 : 15/16

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 : 6/11

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

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

M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Graham cited that as he condemned the referee Peter Jonesโ€™s โ€œvery poorโ€ 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."

*The Guardian*
Saturday, 13 March 1999

*Stone totally outflanked*

Tottenham must hope the so-called wide open spaces of Wembley will provide as promising territory for David Ginola as the more familiar flanks of White Hart Lane where the Frenchman flamboyantly plies his trade.

Ginola roamed exclusively down the left against Aston Villa, which meant two halves of trouble for Steve Stone, who in this defensive role looked a very expensive debutant at ยฃ5.5 million. He looked dazed long before he was booked for a late tackle on his tormentor just past the hour.

At least Villaโ€™s dogged newcomer can pass on a few tips to the Leicester man deputed to mind Ginola next Sunday. That could be Pontus Kaamark, the Swedish specialist marker who extinguished Juninhoโ€™s flame in this final two years ago. But Stone can also tell Kaamark and Co that often very little comes from Ginolaโ€™s generation of chances.

George Grahamโ€™s improving team have more than one shot in their locker, though that was difficult to discern until Steve Sherwoodโ€™s persistence brought the scrambled winner two minutes from time. The first half illustrated the over-dependence on Ginola, whose six unrewarded crosses represented the only avenue of Spurs opportunity. Save for Sherwoodโ€™s thoughtful runs - often unseen by his team-mates - both midfields were barren zones.

With nothing through the middle, it was back to crosses. One from the impressive Steve Carr brought Villa as much consternation as any of Ginolaโ€™s, finding Riccardo Scimeca seemingly shoving Les Ferdinand out of its path in the penalty area.

Graham cited that as he condemned the referee Peter Jonesโ€™s โ€œvery poorโ€ 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.

The ยฃ4.3 million Sherwood will be a cup-tied spectator on Sunday; Graham rues the loss. โ€œThe run weโ€™ve had is a lot to do with the strength in midfield of Sherwood and Steffen Freund. Sherwood makes good runs. Heโ€™s also a winner.โ€ At least Tottenhamโ€™s German, like their Frenchman, will be there.