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Game #4562

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 6 April 1999

Drew

7th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 20,652

Leicester City

Filbert Street

Villa record a second successive draw but are now winless in eleven as they throw away a two goal lead.

Leicester City

2-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ian Taylor | 49โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Lee Hendrie, scored after 2' but still Villa couldn't win, Tuesday, 6 April 1999.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 6 April 1999

โšฝ | 2โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Leicester City 0-1 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 49โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Julian Joachim, Assist by Ian Taylor
๐Ÿฅ… | 63โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Leicester City), Robbie Savage
๐Ÿฅ… | 71โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Leicester City), Tony Cottee
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Steve Watson, Sub on, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Leicester City 2-2 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Mark Draper
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Colin Calderwood

ON THIS DAY

Villa took the lead in a game for the first time in 11 matches but cannot hold onto a win despite going two up early in the second half. A second successive draw however had stabilised Villaโ€™s descent from top of the table to their current 6th position.

Future Villa centre forward Emile Heskey lined up for Leicester.

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

Leicester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1996-97

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leicester City

Previous 5 vs. Leicester: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1998-99 |
Matchday | #39 |
League Game | #32 |
Manager Game | #52 |
Tuesday, 6 April 1999

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Steve Lodge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Barnsley, 1987-2001
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Lodge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Barnsley, 1987-2001
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 13 December 1998, Villa 3-2 Arsenal, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Leicester City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Steve Lodge

TEAM NEWS

Lee Hendrie returns in place of Alan Thompson.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.82 |

Oldest Player |
CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 34.23 |

Youngest Player |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.90 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Martin Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Steve Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Leicester City

GK Kasey Keller | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Rob Ullathorne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Frank Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Matt Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Andy Impey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Neil Lennon | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Robbie Savage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Steve Guppy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Arnar Gunnlaugsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tony Cottee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Steve Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Arnar Gunnlaugsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | (M Charlie Miller | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Pegguy Arphexad | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Pontus Kamark | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Theo Zagorakis | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CF Ian Marshall | 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 : 9/11

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 : 11/16

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"An ignominious run yielding two points from a possible 27 had left Villa suffering a severe case of the bends in recent weeks. Their metamorphosis from Premiership front runners to direction-less also-rans have left them without a victory since January 18, and goalless in their previous three attempts."

*The Guardian*
Tuesday, 6 April 1999

The health of Aston Villa took another turn for the worse last night after recklessly tossing away a two-goal cushion to add another unhappy footnote to their spectacular fall from grace.

John Gregoryโ€™s ailing side should have been home and dry but, just as the breaks were screeching on their plunge into mid-table obscurity, Leicester exposed more chinks in the armour to extend Villaโ€™s miserable sequence to 10 matches without a win.

An ignominious run yielding two points from a possible 27 had left Villa suffering a severe case of the bends in recent weeks. Their metamorphosis from Premiership front runners to direction-less also-rans have left them without a victory since January 18, and goalless in their previous three attempts.

Almost bizarre, therefore, that it should take only 79 seconds before Villa took the lead. Julian Joachimโ€™s right-wing delivery was innocuous enough but Matt Elliott slipped at the vital moment and, although Dion Dublin could not bring the ball under control, Lee Hendrie was waiting behind him to drive a left-foot shot past the exposed Kasey Keller.

Villaโ€™s goal led a charmed life at times during an action-packed opening. Tony Cottee, presented with a crystal ball before kick-off in recognition of his 200 top-flight goals, missed a far-post header he would normally gobble up, and Alan Wright saw one clearance ricochet off Cotteeโ€™s backside beyond the stranded Mark Bosnich only to pass up the opportunity for a place in the archives of What Happened Next? by drifting inches wide of the goalkeeperโ€™s left-hand post.

Another quickfire opening reaped its dividends for Villa at the start of the second half when Alan Wrightโ€™s 49th minute corner was headed across goal by Ian Taylor for Julian Joachim to hook the ball home.

But Leicesterโ€™s resilience is no secret. Robbie Savage brought them back into the match with an audacious lob on 62 minutes, and the ubiquitous Cottee took his personal tally to 201 with a typically predatory header nine minutes later. If Leicester had taken their chances, it could have been much worse for Villa.