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Game #4593

Wednesday, 29 December 1999

Attendance: 39,217

Drew

Premier League

12th (-)

Tottenham Hotspur

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Ian Taylor scores for the fourth successive game as Villa extend their unbeaten Premier League run to three games but are held at home by Tottenham. Meanwhile, future Villa boss Tim Sherwood once again scored against Villa.

Aston Villa

1-1

Tottenham Hotspur

Assist(s) | Paul Merson | 75โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Ian Taylor, scored for the third successive top flight game, Wednesday, 29 December 1999.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 44โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Tim Sherwood
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Benito Carbone, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Alan Wright, Sub on, Steve Stone
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Ian Taylor, Assist by Paul Merson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Ian Taylor

ON THIS DAY

Ian Taylor scores for the fourth successive game as Villa extend their unbeaten Premier League run to three games but are held at home by Tottenham. Meanwhile, future Villa boss Tim Sherwood once again scored against Villa.

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

Tottenham Hotspur

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1999-00 |
Matchday | #26 |
League Game | #20 |
Manager Game | #83 |
Wednesday, 29 December 1999

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Graham Barber | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Tring, 1994-2004
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Barber | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Tring, 1994-2004
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 22 November 1999, Villa 1-2 Coventry, Highfield Road.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.29 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.80 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.86 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

George Graham (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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 |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
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 | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Ian Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Mauricio Taricco | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Chris Perry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Sol Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Stephen Carr | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Tim Sherwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Stephen Clemence | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Allan Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Steffen Iversen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Chris Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 66โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Allan Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Neil Cutler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Colin Calderwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Espen Baardsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Ramon Vega | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
M Mark Gower | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Josรฉ Dominguez | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |

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 : 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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"It was a dejected Villa who trooped away to the dressing-room. How could they dominate so much of the game and then fall behind to Tottenhamโ€™s first effort of note?"

*The Guardian*
Thursday, 30 December 1999

*Taylor draws Sherwoodโ€™s vicious sting*

Aston Villa have more reason than most to usher in the new year, eager to see the back of 1999 which they entered as Premiership leaders and depart from still striving to prove they are not a club in crisis. Last night they deservedly fought back from Tim Sherwoodโ€™s thunderous goal to earn a point.

Villa had not lost here to Tottenham in the Premier League, and so inspired had Ian Walker been in the first half it seemed that record would fall. Then, with 15 minutes remaining, Paul Merson fed Ian Taylor and reward was at hand.

For both these sides the additional dayโ€™s rest was probably an inconvenience; each had won decisively on Boxing Day and were doubtless eager to put that confidence to good use as quickly as possible. A near capacity crowd added to the feeling in the Midlands that Villaโ€™s fortunes were on the turn.

Gregoryโ€™s team gave substance to that belief by imposing themselves on Spurs from the start, running keenly in all areas of the field, bringing urgency to their play and gaining encouragement from the early signs that Merson and Benito Carbone were on top of their game.

Julian Joachim was another discomforting presence for the Spurs defence. John Gregoryโ€™s reminder that he was without a Premiership strike since September and had to start delivering drew a positive response, and his manager would have been pleased to see him beat Sol Campbell to a ball Alan Wright had floated across.

Walker touched the header over but the moment was symbolic of Villaโ€™s drive and determination. Joachimโ€™s spin and dash along the 18-yard line then led to a shot that rose above the angle.

In the 17th minute Villaโ€™s enterprise ought to have put them ahead. An incisive move involving Steve Watson and Merson brought Joachim surging into the area where Walker was required to parry. Taylor was on hand to force the ball home had Stephen Carr not intervened.

The Irishman was well placed again soon afterwards as Carbone led another charge that Watson continued. Spurs were living dangerously at the back and losing the battle in midfield, where Taylor and George Boateng were covering much ground and giving support to Watson when David Ginola had possession.

There was another let-off for the visitors when Taylor met Mersonโ€™s free-kick at the far post and nodded across goal where a similar thrust of Joachimโ€™s forehead would surely have taken the ball over the line. This time Walker swooped low to his right to push it away with breathtaking agility.

It was somewhat against the run of play therefore when Spurs seized the advantage. David James had not been obliged to make a save up to then; now, with seconds remaining of the first half, he was retrieving the ball from his net after Sherwood, ignoring the options to his right, suddenly let fly from 30 yards, leaving the goalkeeper groping as he found the top corner in thrilling style.

It was a dejected Villa who trooped away to the dressing-room. How could they dominate so much of the game and then fall behind to Tottenhamโ€™s first effort of note?

Their task would have steepened considerably had James not been at his best in twice denying Steffen Iversen, firstly when the bustling striker was allowed to turn just inside the area and again when Ginolaโ€™s delivery from the left put the ball on Iversenโ€™s head.