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Game #4584

Aston Villa

Saturday, 30 October 1999

Lost

11th= (-2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 55,211

Manchester United

Old Trafford

David Jamesโ€™ return to the side coincides with the team conceding six goals in three winless games compared to three in the previous six with young Peter Enckelman in goal. As a result Villa's winless Premier League run extends to five as they are beaten at Old Trafford and fall to 11th in the table. Meanwhile, two former Villains, Mark Bosnich and Dwight Yorke, who had done little to enhance their reputations with the club in their machinations to leave, lined up for the opposition.

Manchester United

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

David James, surprised by a shot

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 30 October 1999

๐Ÿฅ… | 30โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester United), Paul Scholes
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester United), Andrew Cole
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester United 2-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 55โ€™ Sub off, George Boateng, Sub on, Steve Staunton
๐Ÿฅ… | 65โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Manchester United), Roy Keane
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Alan Thompson, Sub on, Alan Wright
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Benito Carbone, Sub on, Paul Merson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester United 3-0 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Gareth Barry

ON THIS DAY

David Jamesโ€™ return to the side coincides with the team conceding six goals in three winless games compared to three in the previous six with young Peter Enckelman in goal. As a result Villa's winless Premier League run extends to five as they are beaten at Old Trafford and fall to 11th in the table. Meanwhile, two former Villains, Mark Bosnich and Dwight Yorke, who had done little to enhance their reputations with the club in their machinations to leave, lined up for the opposition.

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

Manchester United

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1998-99

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester United

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1999-00 |
Matchday | #16 |
League Game | #13 |
Manager Game | #74 |
Saturday, 30 October 1999

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Alan Wilkie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester-le-Street | 1988-2000
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alan Wilkie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester-le-Street | 1988-2000
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 9 December 1998, Villa 1-2 Chelsea, Stamford Bridge.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Manchester United

None

Alan Wilkie

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.10 |

Oldest Player |
CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 34.80 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.69 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Alex Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Colin Calderwood |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |

Manchester United

GK Mark Bosnich (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Denis Irwin | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Mikaรซl Silvestre | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Jaap Stam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Phil Neville | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Roy Keane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
M Paul Scholes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W David Beckham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ryan Giggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Andrew Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dwight Yorke (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 55โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Alan Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Ryan Giggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (M Jordi Cruyff | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Andrew Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Mark Wilson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Dwight Yorke (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | (CF Ole Gunnar Solskjรฆr | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
RB Steve Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Raimond Van Der Gouw | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Henning Berg | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

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 : 13/16

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 : 5/11

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 : 6/16

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

"Villaโ€™s back line looked like a back three plus Mark Delaney, which does not necessarily make a four, and its shortcomings were fully exposed by United."

*The Guardian*
Sunday, 31 October 1999

The two outstanding individuals in a tediously low-key game were David Beckham and Paul Scholes, which would to be good news for England but for the latter needing a hernia operation which may take place as soon as this week, thereby putting him out of the play-offs against Scotland.

If so Scholes signed off in some style, not only scoring the first goal but spraying passes around from midfield with great accuracy. Yet having said that Scholes, unlike Beckham, rarely achieves consistent brilliance, and was probably annoyed with himself at half time for already having passed up a hat-trick.

The midfielder scored with what was possibly the most difficult of the chances which fell his way in the first half, but had he managed to keep the 36th minute volley from Denis Irwinโ€™s cross on target he might have been rewarded with the goal of the season.

His control let him down in the 18th minute, when Andy Cole headed down Beckhamโ€™s cross but he was unable to produce a finish in time facing an open goal, and the same thing happened again just after half an hour when another telling cross - inevitably from the great provider on the right - eluded Cole and Dwight Yorke and was met by a ghastly first touch from Scholes.

In between, Beckham had come up with a low cross from the right by way of a change for Scholes to read his intentions perfectly, darting to the near post to flick a first-time shot past a surprised David James. Surprised at the shot that is, not that it should have come from a right wing cross.

Beckham spent more or less the whole afternoon doing just what he wanted on the right, and probably wishing he could be marked by Gareth Barry every week. The Villa defender has plenty of talent, but would not be everyoneโ€™s choice of left back, especially against a winger as dangerous as Beckham. Villaโ€™s back line looked like a back three plus Mark Delaney, which does not necessarily make a four, and its shortcomings were fully exposed by Unitedโ€™s second goal on the stroke of half-time. Ryan Giggsโ€™ overhit cross from the left was ignored by Barry but gratefully collected by Beckham, whose cut back from the byline was put away with fact efficiency by Cole.

That was game over, despite a first half-hour which had seen the visitors exploit uncertainty in a United defence featuring Mikael Silvestre with Jaap Stam in the centre, only to spurn a succession of reasonable chances. Benito Carbone was too high with a snap-shot after Silvestre had been caught in possession, George Boateng blazed over from a carefully constructed opening on the right, and the normally reliable Dion Dublin missed the best chance of the lot after 20 minutes after Boateng and Ian Taylor had carved United wide open.

Even when United are only playing fitfully well you cannot expect to take anything away from Old Trafford with finishing like that, and though Villa had a couple of opportunities to pull a goal back at the start of the second half, by that stage they lacked the conviction.

Carbone, always eye-catching but not especially influential in his second game for Villa, saw an optimistic bicycle kick flash wide, then managed to get behind the United defence with a clear sight of goal only to be denied by a masterly recovering block by Stam.

Silvestre then cleared off his own line after Mark Bosnich dived at the Italianโ€™s feet but only partly stopped his shot, at which point United appeared to decide enough was enough and gave Villa a finishing lesson at the other end.

Beckham and Scholes had been much quieter as United coasted through the second half, though predictably they were both involved in the third goal. Beckhamโ€™s cross from the right was daintily diverted by Scholes into the path of Roy Keane, and Villa had to stand and watch as the United captain arrived to beat James from outside the penalty area.

Villaโ€™s fans enjoyed themselves enormously chanting โ€˜You fat bastardโ€™ every time Bosnich took a goal kick, but left with precious little else to cheer about.