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Game #4569

Saturday, 7 August 1999

Attendance: 36,376

Won

Premier League

1st=

Newcastle United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

St James' Park

Villa open the season with victory at St James' Park.

Newcastle United

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Mark Delaney | 75โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Villa look on astonished as Alan Shearer is sent off by Uriah Rennie after a tussle with Colin Calderwood as Villa win at Newcastle on the opening day of the Premier League season, Saturday, 7 August 1999.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, David James, George Boateng
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Newcastle United 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 56โ€™ Sub off, George Boateng, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
๐ŸŸฅ | 70โ€™ Sending off (Newcastle United), Alan Shearer
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Julian Joachim, Assist by Mark Delaney
๐Ÿ” | 87โ€™ Sub off, Colin Calderwood, Sub on, Steve Stone
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Newcastle United 0-1 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Ugo Ehiogu
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Mark Delaney
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Alan Thompson

ON THIS DAY

Goalkeeper David James made his Villa debut aged 29 after joining from Liverpool for a fee of ยฃ2,160,000 in June 1999.

Midfielder George Boateng made his Villa debut aged 24 after joining from Coventry City for a fee of ยฃ5,580,000 in July 1999.

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

Newcastle United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1954-55

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1999-00 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Game | #1 |
Manager Game | #59 |
Saturday, 7 August 1999

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Uriah Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Uriah Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 27 Feb 99, Villa 1-4 Coventry (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Newcastle United

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Villa hand debuts to David James and George Boateng as well as giving Mark Delaney his first start.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.86 |

Oldest Player |
CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 34.57 |

Youngest Player |
FB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 23.25 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Ruud Gullit | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

Aston Villa

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ 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 George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Newcastle United

GK Steve Harper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Carl Serrant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Didier Domi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Franck Dumas | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Marcelino Elena Sierra | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Alain Goma | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Warren Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gary Speed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Temuri Ketsbaia | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Alan Shearer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 56โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 87โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Carl Serrant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Silvio Mariฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CB Marcelino Elena Sierra | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (W Kieron Dyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Nolberto Solano | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช | (CF Paul Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Najwan Ghrayib | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Lionel Perez | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Laurent Charvet | 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 : 14/16

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

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Villa snatched the points having been second best most of the game but the talking point surrounded referee Uriah Rennie, who booked seven players and controversially sent off Newcastle and England skipper Alan Shearer late in the second half."

*The Guardian*
Saturday, 7 August 1999

*Shearer sent off in 100th match*

Villa snatched the points having been second best most of the game but the talking point surrounded referee Uriah Rennie, who booked seven players and controversially sent off Newcastle and England skipper Alan Shearer late in the second half. It is the first time in his career that the England captain has been dismissed and this was his 100th appearance for Newcastle.

After losing the FA Cup final and finishing 13th in successive seasons, Newcastle fans were expecting their underachieving Magpies to raise the roof this season, but the club have taken them literally at their word: half the stadium - including the press box and the visitorsโ€™ end - will be exposed to the elements until January at the earliest as part of the ยฃ40 milion expansion of St Jamesโ€™ Parkโ€™s to a capacity of 51,900. The building work has not been at the expense of team building. Although manager Ruud Gullit has sold or released 12 professionals in the close season, raising ยฃ11 million - assuming Nicos Dabizasโ€™ projected move to Leicester is completed next week - he has also brought in ยฃ17 million worth of new talent. Elena Marcelino, Alain Goma, Franck Dumas all started here, Kieron Dyer was on the bench after suffering a slight hamstring strain.

Despite six of yesterdayโ€™s starting eleven having been bought under Kevin Keegan or Kenny Dalglish, Gullit knows this is now his team. The pressure is also on Aston Villa boss John Gregory to match the progress made last season, although his close season spending is somewhat more modest than Gullitโ€™s. He handed debuts to ยฃ4.5 million capture from Coventry George Boateng and ex-Liverpool goalkeeper David James.

Newcastle enjoyed the best of a scrappy first period, which somehow witnessed five yellow cards. Goma hit the bar with a header from Serrantโ€™s cross in their most significant attack, though the approach play, especially from Nolberto Solano, was occasionally thrilling. Dyer was introduced at half time for Marcelino, and his presence immediately galvanised Newcastle. Ketsbaia drew two brilliant saves from James before Dyer himself shot over from the Georgianโ€™s cut-back. But the failure to score allowed Villa back in the game.

But then controversy struck. Shearer and Colin Calderwood challenged for the ball. With the defender on the ground, referee Rennie, brandished a red card at Shearer, to the astonishment of even Villa players. With the boos still ringing around the ground, Mark Delaney found Joachim free in the box and his stooped header crept in.