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Game #4594

Monday, 3 January 2000

Attendance: 40,027

Won

Premier League

11th= (+1)

Leeds United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Elland Road

Gareth Southgate scores his first goal of the season and adds another in the second half as Villa make it four unbeaten in the Premier League and three wins to climb to eleventh in the table.

Leeds United

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Julian Joachim | 19โ€™ | Paul Merson | 62โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Gareth Southgate, scored a brace to open the new millennium for Villa, Monday, 3 January 2000.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 19โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gareth Southgate, Assist by Julian Joachim
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 46โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Leeds United), Harry Kewell
โšฝ | 62โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Gareth Southgate, Assist by Paul Merson
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Benito Carbone, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Leeds United 1-2 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Darius Vassell
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Benito Carbone
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, George Boateng
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Paul Merson
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Steve Watson

ON THIS DAY

Gareth Southgate scores his first goal of the season and adds another in the second half as Villa make it four unbeaten in the Premier League and three wins to climb to eleventh in the table.

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

Leeds United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1991โ€“92

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leeds United

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1999-00 |
Matchday | #27 |
League Game | #21 |
Manager Game | #84 |
Monday, 3 January 2000

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: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Uriah Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1994-2009
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 23 Oct 99, Villa 1-1 Wimbledon (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Leeds United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Uriah Rennie

TEAM NEWS

Steve Stone comes in after an 8 game absence in place of Ian Taylor.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.02 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.81 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.87 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Aston Villa

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steve Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Leeds United

GK Nigel Martyn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ian Harte | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Jonathan Woodgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Michael Duberry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Gary Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Alf-Inge Hรฅland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Eirik Bakke | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Matthew Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Alan Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Harry Kewell | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | โšฝ |
CF Michael Bridges | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | for F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 80โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Matthew Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (W Jason Wilcox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Alan Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Darren Huckerby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Neil Cutler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Najwan Ghrayib | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
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 Paul Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Danny Mills | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Hiden | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡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 : 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 : 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 : 10/16

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

"[Southgate's] known as 'The Ornament'. He goes up for every corner, every free-kick and becomes, well, an ornament! He never touches the ball so he was an unlikely match winner, to say the least.โ€

โ€œI think it has been beneficial - the players certainly like it [Gregoryโ€™s exile to the stand].

โ€œIt is something more intelligent managers than me do anyway, and something Iโ€™ll continue with.โ€

John Gregory.

*The Guardian*
Monday, 3 January 2000

*Southgate strikes, Leeds pay the penalty*

The ending of Leeds Unitedโ€™s run of 12 straight home victories surely also ended any lingering speculation about the job security of Aston Villaโ€™s manager John Gregory.

Gareth Southgate, a man for whom the 1990s will inexorably be linked with missed penalty kicks, opened the new decade in more fruitful fashion with both Villa goals. This was a deserved away success against the Premiership leaders, on what may prove a pivotal day in the title race.

โ€œAll the other results went for us,โ€ said the Leeds manager David Oโ€™Leary, โ€œbut the team that will laugh most is Manchester United in Brazil - and they have been the yardstick all along. When you donโ€™t play well at home you still want to pick up a point, and we could have come off the pitch with at least a draw.โ€

Oโ€™Leary had previously suggested that Leedsโ€™s to-be-rearranged match against United at Elland Road should be reserved until the last game of the season. The chances of it being a title decider receded yesterday, and the manner in which Leeds failed to cope with an injury and suspension list that denied them Lucas Radebe, Lee Bowyer, David Batty, David Hopkin and Stephen McPhail may offer an uncanny comparison with the plight of Villa 12 months ago.

Gregory believes his teamโ€™s capitulation last season, in which they won just four of their final 17 games having led the league at the turn of the year, was the result of a lack of depth in his squad.

โ€œEven a club like Manchester United would find it pretty hard to lose their entire midfield,โ€ Oโ€™Leary offered in mitigation. โ€œBut you are judged over a season and, as I have said all along, I donโ€™t know where we will finish.

โ€œUnited are the best team in the league and thatโ€™s a fact. Weโ€™re trying to do our best but itโ€™s a young side, and today it was a really, really young side.โ€

Such naivete - a characteristic Oโ€™Leary is so fond of telling you he also possesses as a manager - was exposed at the two set pieces that brought Southgate his first Villa goals since December 1998.

In the 19th minute his goalbound header from a Paul Merson corner struck his team-mate Julian Joachim on the back, only for Southgate to scramble it into the net with a fortunate mishit.

Then, just after the hour, Mersonโ€™s free-kick found Southgate eluding Jonathon Woodgate at the back of the Leeds area to score with a stooping header.

โ€œHeโ€™s known as โ€˜The Ornamentโ€™,โ€ said the tirelessly entertaining Gregory. โ€œHe goes up for every corner, every free-kick and becomes, well, an ornament! He never touches the ball so he was an unlikely match winner, to say the least.โ€

In between Southgateโ€™s efforts, Harry Kewell conjured a superb individual equaliser 11 seconds into the second half. The Australian chested down a loose ball just inside the Villa half, played it off his knee and sent a 35-yard half-volley screaming past the despairing David James.

But, with the driving mechanism effectively removed from Leedsโ€™s engine, Oโ€™Learyโ€™s team failed to capitalise against a Villa side who were themselves lacking Ian Taylor and Dion Dublin.

Indeed, it took a staggering double-save from Nigel Martyn to prevent the scoreline embarrassing Leeds further. He kept out Mersonโ€™s header from Steve Watsonโ€™s cross with an acrobatic one-handed leap, before somehow deflecting a follow-up strike from George Boateng over his bar.

Another Villa absentee, of course, was Gregory himself, currently serving a touchline ban that has coincided with an impressive run of 10 points in four games.

โ€œI think it has been beneficial - the players certainly like it,โ€ said Gregory of his exile in the stand. โ€œIt is something more intelligent managers than me do anyway, and something Iโ€™ll continue with.โ€