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Game #4564

Aston Villa

Saturday, 17 April 1999

Won

5th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 44,306

Liverpool

Anfield

Having not won in eleven and fallen from 1st to 7th, Villa record consecutive victories to climb to 5th in the Premier League table.

Liverpool

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Julian Joachim | 33โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Ian Taylor, winner, Saturday, 17 April 1999.

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Saturday, 17 April 1999

โšฝ | 33โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ian Taylor, Assist by Julian Joachim
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Paul Merson
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Julian Joachim, Sub on, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Mark Bosnich

ON THIS DAY

As if from nowhere, Villa win their second successive game having taken 12 attempts to win their first.

Goalkeeper Mark Bosnich played his final game for Villa aged 27 before moving on to Manchester United on a free transfer after allowing his contract to run down. Bosnich was never far from controversy but the relatively stable environment of Villa helped calm the rough edges, once gone however there was no such protection and Bosnich became better known for his off field exploits than his on pitch performances. Bosnich played for Villa between 1991-92 and 1998-99 making 228 appearances however he sat out much of the 1998-99 season as Michael Oakes was often preferred as Villaโ€™s โ€˜keeper by John Gregory.

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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1994-95

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1998-99 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Game | #34 |
Manager Game | #54 |
Saturday, 17 April 1999

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Jeff Winter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1992-2004
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jeff Winter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1992-2004
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 19 September 1998, Villa 0-0 Leeds, Elland Road.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Jeff Winter

TEAM NEWS

Lee Hendrie returns in place of Alan Thompson.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.85 |

Oldest Player |
CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 34.26 |

Youngest Player |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.93 |

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

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

Liverpool

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Stig Inge Bjรธrnebye | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Dominic Matteo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Rigobert Song | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | ๐ŸŸจ |๐Ÿ” |
CB Phil Babb | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Jamie Carragher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jamie Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Ince | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steve McManaman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Robbie Fowler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Karl-Heinz Riedle | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Rigobert Song | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ | (CF Sean Dundee | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | LB Stig Inge Bjรธrnebye | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (M ร˜yvind Leonhardsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Steve Staunton (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Jean-Michel Ferri | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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 : 7/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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 Halfโ€จ

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:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Ian Taylorโ€™s first-half goal made it one win in eight for the Merseyside club who are now accepting the prospect of failing to qualify for Europe for only the third time since they first ventured abroad in 1964."

*The Guardian*
Saturday, 17 April 1999

*Taylor keeps his eye on the prize*

The football played a secondary role to memories of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives a decade ago on an emotion-charged Anfield occasion. In such circumstances, it was, therefore, perhaps not surprising that Liverpool should produce the sort of perfunctory performance that has so blighted their season.

Ian Taylorโ€™s first-half goal made it one win in eight for the Merseyside club who are now accepting the prospect of failing to qualify for Europe for only the third time since they first ventured abroad in 1964.

It was a strange and emotional afternoon, one in which the football scarcely mattered as the game paid its respects to the dead of Hillsborough. Every Premier League ground held its minute silence but, naturally, at Anfield the day was weighted with special significance.

Villa played their part admirably, the travelling supporters behaving impeccably and keeper Mark Bosnich and substitute Paul Merson laying wreaths in front of the Kop before kick-off. That air of goodwill between rival clubs seemed to extend to the contest once it started. A place in Europe is still on the agenda, for Villa at least, but the level of competitiveness did not reflect that.

Robbie Fowler capped a promising Steve McManaman-inspired break with an errant 20-yard shot and Mark Draperโ€™s free-kick found Taylor at the far post whose touch-on sparked a furious scramble, ultimately tidied up by Jamie Carragher. By halfway through the first period, the thoughts of the Kop clearly lay elsewhere, a chant of โ€œStand up if you want justiceโ€ bringing the stand to its feet and quickly travelling around the stadium.

Inevitably, given the current fragility of the Liverpool psyche, the first concerted Villa attack brought a goal and a predictably muted response from Anfield. Alan Wrightโ€™s left-wing cross found Julian Joachim unmarked and his 15-yard drive was intercepted, and practically walked past James into the goal, by Taylor.

The goal at least raised the level of competition, Rigobert Song soon getting booked for a quite dreadful two-footed lunge on Lee Hendrie. On the stroke of half-time Carragher made a timely goal-line clearance after Dion Dublin had met Steve Watsonโ€™s cross for what looked like being goal number two.

Shortly after the restart keeper James did his utmost to present Villa with precisely that, delaying his kick from a Carragher backpass and coming within inches of Joachim intercepting. It was the wake-up call Liverpool needed and, with Oyvind Leonhardsen providing better balance on the left of midfield as a half-time substitute, started at least worrying the visitorsโ€™ defence.