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Game #4588

Aston Villa

Won

4th Round

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩

Wednesday, 1 December 1999

League Cup

Southampton

Villa Park

Attendance: 17,608

Aston Villa

4-0

Southampton

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win for the first time in seven as they hammer Southampton in the fourth round of the League Cup thanks to a brace from Dion Dublin, Steve Watson’s first for the club and Julian Joachim’s second in four. Meanwhile David James keeps a second consecutive clean sheet.

KEY MAN

Steve Watson, opened the scoring with his first goal for the club, Wednesday, 1 December 1999.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 1 December 1999

⚽ | 22’ Goal, 1-0, Steve Watson, Assist by Alan Wright
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Southampton
⚽ | 66’ Goal, 2-0, Julian Joachim
⚽ | 72’ Goal, 3-0, Dion Dublin, Assist by Steve Watson
🔁 | 74’ Sub off, Ian Taylor, Sub on, Steve Stone
🔁 | 75’ Sub off, Julian Joachim, Sub on, Paul Merson
🔁 | 79’ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Alan Thompson
⚽ | 90’ Goal, 4-0, Dion Dublin
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 4-0 Southampton

🟨 | Booking, Julian Joachim
🟨 | Booking, George Boateng

ON THIS DAY

Villa win for the first time in seven as they hammer Southampton in the fourth round of the League Cup thanks to a brace from Dion Dublin, Steve Watson’s first for the club and Julian Joachim’s second in four. Meanwhile David James keeps a second consecutive clean sheet.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Southampton

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

Previous 5 vs. Southampton: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1999-00 |
Matchday | #20 |
Manager Game | #78 |
Wednesday, 1 December 1999

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Barry Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1991-2008
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 4-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 78 | 🟩 | 38 🟨 | 14 🟥 26 | 1.64

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Barry Knight | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1991-2008
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Southampton

🟨

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.30 |

Oldest Player |
CB Colin Calderwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 34.88 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 18.78 |

MANAGER

John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK David James | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Steve Watson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔥 |
LB Alan Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
CB Colin Calderwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Gareth Southgate | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M George Boateng | 🇳🇱 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
F Julian Joachim | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Dave Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Southampton

GK Paul Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
LB Patrick Colleter | 🇫🇷 |
CB Dean Richards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Claus Lundekvam | 🇳🇴 |
M Hassan Kachloul | 🇲🇦 | 🔁 |
M Trond Egil Soltvedt | 🇳🇴 | 🔁 |
M Matt Oakley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Jo Tessem | 🇳🇴 |
W Stuart Ripley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Mark Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Marians Pahars | 🇱🇻 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Steve Stone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 74’ |
🔁 | M Paul Merson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for F Julian Joachim | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 75’ |
🔁 | M Alan Thompson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 79’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Hassan Kachloul | 🇲🇦 | (W Luis Boa Morte | 🇵🇹 |)
🔁 | M Trond Egil Soltvedt | 🇳🇴 | (M Matt Le Tissier | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | W Stuart Ripley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (RB Jason Dodd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Peter Enckelman | 🇫🇮 |
LB Najwan Ghrayib | 🇮🇱 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Neil Moss | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF James Beattie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 13/16

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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

"This was only his second match in two months, Watson being one of many expensive Gregory signings, including Steve Stone and Paul Merson, who have spent an inordinate amount of time on the substitutes’ bench. Had it been the Villa manager paying nearly £2m for LS Lowry’s painting yesterday, and not the PFA, he would presumably have immediately stuck it in a dark cupboard under the stairs."

MATCH REPORT

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*The Guardian*
Thursday, 2 December 1999

*Fortune favours Gregory as Villa stun Saints* It is possible, having drawn the lucky losers Darlington in the third round of the FA Cup, that a little of that lucky tag has rubbed off on Villa’s beleaguered manager John Gregory. Certainly Villa, having lost at home to Southampton in the Premiership last month, enjoyed a considerable upturn of fortune last night with goals from Steve Watson, Julian Joachim and two from Dion Dublin rushing them through to a Worthington Cup quarter-final against West Ham United. After a frantic and largely inconsequential opening, with Southampton creating the slightly better chances but without threatening David James’s goal, Villa took the lead in the 22nd minute with a Watson header, his first goal for the club since joining them from Newcastle United last year. This was only his second match in two months, Watson being one of many expensive Gregory signings, including Steve Stone and Paul Merson, who have spent an inordinate amount of time on the substitutes’ bench. Had it been the Villa manager paying nearly £2m for LS Lowry’s painting yesterday, and not the PFA, he would presumably have immediately stuck it in a dark cupboard under the stairs. Alan Wright’s long cross from the left, swinging slightly away from Paul Jones, should have been cleared by Southampton, but Watson was virtually unchallenged as he headed over and beyond the exposed goalkeeper. Hassan Kachloul previously had a shot blocked while Southampton had a fairly half-hearted appeal for a penalty against Joachim for handball as Marian Pahars moved in on goal. Kachloul escaped the attention of the Villa defence a second time, but his low cross was played too far in front of his forwards - either that or they were too slow on the uptake. This was certainly true of Dean Richards and Patrick Colleter when Watson scored. They appeared to be bemused by Wright’s cross, rather than attempting to attack it, and although Watson’s header was perfectly timed and placed, he had time aplenty. Just before half-time Matthew le Tissier replaced Trond Soltvedt who had been injured when James came out to challenge his run on goal. The Saints needed a little magic. But there was none from the portly Le Tiss. Another raking cross by Wright again eluded Saints’ defence and it took a sprawling save by Jones in the 65th minute to deny Joachim. But not for long. A minute later Joachim virtually sealed Southampton’s fate when a wretchedly poor back header by Colleter allowed the Villa forward to skip airily past the hapless Jones on the edge of the area. Dublin added a third goal shortly afterwards when once again the frailty of the Southampton defence was horribly exposed. Watson cut in from the right and although his low cross was by no means perfect, Dublin had enough time to control and thump home, with no Saints defender within a yard. His second, and Villa’s fourth, was similarly embarrassing.

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