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Game #4562

Aston Villa

Drew

7th (-)

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨

Tuesday, 6 April 1999

Premier League

Leicester City

Filbert Street

Attendance: 20,652

Leicester City

2-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ian Taylor | 49’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

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

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

⚽ | 2’ Goal, 1-0, Lee Hendrie
🕒 | HT Leicester City 0-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 49’ Goal, 2-0, Julian Joachim, Assist by Ian Taylor
🥅 | 63’ Goal, 2-1, (Leicester City), Robbie Savage
🥅 | 71’ Goal, 2-2, (Leicester City), Tony Cottee
🔁 | 75’ Sub off, Steve Watson, Sub on, Gareth Barry
🕒 | FT Leicester City 2-2 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Mark Draper
🟨 | 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 Villa’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: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Leicester City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1996-97

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leicester City

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Steve Lodge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Barnsley, 1987-2001
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 52 | 🟩 | 26 🟨 | 10 🟥 16 | 1.69

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Lodge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Barnsley, 1987-2001
Matches Officiated: 25
🟩 : 13
🟨 : 6
🟥 : 6
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 13 December 1998, Villa 3-2 Arsenal, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Leicester City

🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Lee Hendrie returns in place of Alan Thompson.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.82 |

Oldest Player |
CB Colin Calderwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 34.23 |

Youngest Player |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.90 |

MANAGER

John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | 🇦🇺 |
RB Steve Watson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Colin Calderwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Gareth Southgate | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Alan Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steve Stone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Mark Draper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Julian Joachim | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Martin O’Neill | 🇬🇧 |

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Leicester City

GK Kasey Keller | 🇺🇸 |
LB Rob Ullathorne | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Frank Sinclair | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Matt Elliott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Andy Impey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Neil Lennon | 🇬🇧 |
M Robbie Savage | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Steve Guppy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
W Arnar Gunnlaugsson | 🇮🇸 | 🔁 |
CF Tony Cottee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Emile Heskey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Steve Watson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 75’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W Arnar Gunnlaugsson | 🇮🇸 | (M Charlie Miller | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Michael Oakes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Mark Delaney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Paul Merson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Pegguy Arphexad | 🇫🇷 |
CB Pontus Kamark | 🇸🇪 |
M Theo Zagorakis | 🇬🇷 |
CF Ian Marshall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11

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

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH 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."

MATCH REPORT

Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. With thanks to Reach PLC. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved. Source: British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)

*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 Gregory’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 Villa’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 Joachim’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. Villa’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 Cottee’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 goalkeeper’s left-hand post. Another quickfire opening reaped its dividends for Villa at the start of the second half when Alan Wright’s 49th minute corner was headed across goal by Ian Taylor for Julian Joachim to hook the ball home. But Leicester’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.

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