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Game #4563

Saturday, 10 April 1999

Attendance: 32,203

Won

Premier League

6th (+1)

Southampton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa win for the first time in twelve as they climb back into the top six after a torrid three months.

Aston Villa

3-0

Southampton

Assist(s) | Ian Taylor | 13โ€™ | Paul Merson | 66โ€™ | Steve Stone | 88โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Mark Draper, opened the scoring as Villa win for the first time in twelve, Saturday, 10 April 1999.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ” | 5โ€™ Sub off, Alan Thompson, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
โšฝ | 13โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Mark Draper, Assist by Ian Taylor
๐ŸŸฅ | 40โ€™ Sending off, (Southampton), Claus Lundekvam
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Southampton
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Mark Draper, Sub on, Paul Merson
โšฝ | 66โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Julian Joachim, Assist by Paul Merson
โšฝ | 88โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Dion Dublin, Assist by Steve Stone
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Dion Dublin, Sub on, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Southampton

ON THIS DAY

Villa take the lead for the second game in succession but this time hold on to win their first game in 12 attempts and move up to 6th in the table.

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

Southampton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

Previous 5 vs. Southampton: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1998-99 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Game | #33 |
Manager Game | #53 |
Saturday, 10 April 1999

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Neale Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neale Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 18 January 1999, Villa 3-0 Everton, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Southampton

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Neale Barry

TEAM NEWS

Alan Thompson replaces Lee Hendrie.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.14 |

Oldest Player |
CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 34.24 |

Youngest Player |
F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 24.57 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Dave Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

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

Southampton

GK Neil Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Patrick Colleter | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ken Monkou | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Claus Lundekvam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
RB Scott Hiley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Jason Dodd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Marsden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Matt Le Tissier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Mark Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Egil ร˜stenstad | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Alan Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 5โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Patrick Colleter | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF David Hirst | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Mark Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (LB Francis Benali | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Egil ร˜stenstad | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (W Stuart Ripley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Stensgaard | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CF James Beattie | 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 : 7/11

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

"The omens for a fluent, high-quality game were not encouraging. Villaโ€™s alarming freefall from the top of the table had seen them take only three points from 10 matches while Southampton had lost their last seven away games."

*The Guardian*
Saturday, 10 April 1999

*Villa pick up the pieces*

Today Villa Park plays host to an FA Cup semi-final, next month to the European Cup-Winnersโ€™ Cup final. Those two events, allied to yesterdayโ€™s ultimately comfortable win over a Southampton side whose plight worsens at the foot of the Premiership, serve only to bring home to Aston Villa what might have been this season.

Finally the misery of sliding from top to sixth inside three months was halted with goals by Mark Draper, Julian Joachim and Dion Dublin. Saints made a contest of it for a half but after losing Claus Lundekvam for a second bookable offence, their 10 men degenerated into a demoralised, well-beaten crew for whom the relegation trapdoor beckons.

The omens for a fluent, high-quality game were not encouraging. Villaโ€™s alarming freefall from the top of the table had seen them take only three points from 10 matches while Southampton had lost their last seven away games. Such was the visitorsโ€™ desperation for points, though, that their manager, Dave Jones, went with a bold attacking formation, Matthew Le Tissier making a rare start in the absence of Hassan Kachloul, who was playing for Morocco.

It almost paid early dividends. Le Tissierโ€™s long pass over a Villa defence - in back-four system these days - who were too square and too advanced found Egil Ostenstad and it seemed certain that he would run on and score until Mark Bosnich intervened, saving with his legs. Chris Marsden was then just wide with a low 25-yard shot.

Gradually, though, Villaโ€™s lack of confidence was shown to be less debilitating than Southamptonโ€™s. Ian Taylor had glanced a header wide from Alan Wrightโ€™s cross as early indication that they still had some attacking force and, so fired, they claimed the lead.

Mark Draper shrugged off Marsden in midfield and ran on unchallenged, the Saintsโ€™ defence backing off. His shot, from the edge of the penalty area, was low and true past Neil Moss, deputy for the injured Paul Jones, entering the net via a post.

Villa might have had another but a nervous Moss tipped Draperโ€™s free-kick round a post and Steve Stone shot high and wide after neat work by Lee Hendrie, on for the injured Alan Thompson. Then came a bizarre incident that further stoked Villaโ€™s dominance.

Jason Dodd appeared to be shown a yellow card for a foul on Ian Taylor but after consulting a linesman, who had flagged for offside, the referee, Neale Barry, returned and sent off the already-booked Lundekvam to Southamptonโ€™s disgust and the bemusement of the crowd.

It was a position from which Villa should have gone on to win the game comfortably, and the signs immediately looked promising for them when Hendrie sent Taylor clear, only for him to screw his shot wide. Southampton duly steeled themselves for a second-half onslaught, withdrawing Dodd into defence and bringing on Francis Benali for Mark Hughes, leaving Le Tissier up front to forage for an equaliser.

A 40-yard shot over the bar was an optimistic attempt. It was also a rare one from a side looking increasingly ragged. Villa were now in the ascendancy, the more so when the lively Paul Merson was introduced. He took less than 10 minutes to make his mark. A delightful chipped pass over the Saintsโ€™ back line found Julian Joachim and the striker lobbed Moss, whose touch was not enough to keep the ball from the net, for his 11th league goal of the season.

The third looked inevitable. Hendrie sliced a volley wide after Mersonโ€™s ball had been flicked on by Dublin before Moss saved from Joachim after Merson had sent him past Dodd. No matter. Stone beat Dodd and crossed to the far post, where Dublin leapt to nod home his own 11th of the season.