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Game #4588

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 1 December 1999

Won

4th Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

League Cup 4th Round

Attendance: 17,608

Southampton

Villa Park

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 Watsonโ€™s first for the club and Julian Joachimโ€™s second in four. Meanwhile David James keeps a second consecutive clean sheet.

Aston Villa

4-0

Southampton

Assist(s) | Not recorded

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

โšฝ | 22โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Steve Watson, Assist by Alan Wright
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Southampton
โšฝ | 66โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Julian Joachim
โšฝ | 72โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Dion Dublin, Assist by Steve Watson
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Ian Taylor, Sub on, Steve Stone
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Julian Joachim, Sub on, Paul Merson
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Alan Thompson
โšฝ | 90โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Dion Dublin
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 4-0 Southampton

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Julian Joachim
๐ŸŸจ | 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 Watsonโ€™s first for the club and Julian Joachimโ€™s second in four. Meanwhile David James keeps a second consecutive clean sheet.

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: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Barry Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1991-2008
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Barry Knight | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1991-2008
Previous 5:
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Southampton

๐ŸŸจ

Barry Knight

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.30 |

Oldest Player |
CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 34.88 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.78 |

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 David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steve Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Southampton

GK Paul Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Patrick Colleter | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Dean Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Claus Lundekvam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Hassan Kachloul | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Trond Egil Soltvedt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
M Matt Oakley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jo Tessem | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
W Stuart Ripley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Mark Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Marians Pahars | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Alan Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 79โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Hassan Kachloul | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | (W Luis Boa Morte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | M Trond Egil Soltvedt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (M Matt Le Tissier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Stuart Ripley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Jason Dodd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Najwan Ghrayib | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Neil Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 : 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 : 9/16

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

"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 substitutesโ€™ bench. Had it been the Villa manager paying nearly ยฃ2m for LS Lowryโ€™s painting yesterday, and not the PFA, he would presumably have immediately stuck it in a dark cupboard under the stairs."

*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 Villaโ€™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 Jamesโ€™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 substitutesโ€™ bench. Had it been the Villa manager paying nearly ยฃ2m for LS Lowryโ€™s painting yesterday, and not the PFA, he would presumably have immediately stuck it in a dark cupboard under the stairs.

Alan Wrightโ€™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 Wrightโ€™s cross, rather than attempting to attack it, and although Watsonโ€™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 Saintsโ€™ 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 Southamptonโ€™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 Villaโ€™s fourth, was similarly embarrassing.