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Game #4595

Aston Villa

Saturday, 8 January 2000

Won

4th Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FA Cup 4th Round

Attendance: 25,025

Southampton

Villa Park

Villa make it seven unbeaten games in all competitions as Gareth Southgate scores his third goal in two games to send Villa through to the FA Cup Fifth Round.

Aston Villa

1-0

Southampton

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Gareth Southgate, scores his third in two games to send Villa through, Saturday, 8 January 2000.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 8 January 2000

โšฝ | 20โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gareth Southgate
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Southampton
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Steve Watson, Sub on, Steve Stone
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Paul Merson, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Julian Joachim, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Southampton

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Benito Carbone

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it seven unbeaten games in all competitions as Gareth Southgate scores his third goal in two games to send Villa through to the FA Cup Fifth Round.

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: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1999-00 |
Matchday | #28 |
Manager Game | #85 |
Saturday, 8 January 2000

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Neale Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 85 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 43 ๐ŸŸจ | 15 ๐ŸŸฅ 27 | 1.69

Career Form:

Top 6

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neale Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 21 August 1999, Villa 0-1 Chelsea, Stamford Bridge.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Neale Barry

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Southampton

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Ian Taylor replaces Steve Stone.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.32 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.82 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.88 |

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 | ๐Ÿ” |
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 |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ian Taylor | 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 |
F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Southampton

GK Paul Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Wayne Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Francis Benali | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Claus Lundekvam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Jason Dodd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Chris Marsden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jo Tessem | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
W Stuart Ripley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Luis Boa Morte | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Kevin Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Marians Pahars | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Steve Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 67โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 79โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Jason Dodd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Hassan Kachloul | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Chris Marsden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Trond Egil Soltvedt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Marians Pahars | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป | (CF Mark Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Neil Cutler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Najwan Ghrayib | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Neil Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Patrick Colleter | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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 : 7/11

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 Positions:

โ€‹

GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

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

โ€‹

Match Symbols:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œSouthgate is getting into the penalty box to score, which wasnโ€™t possibly the case before. But Iโ€™d like to see the strikers score, I must say, it does worry me.โ€

John Gregory.

*The Guardian*
Sunday, 9 January 2000

*Villaโ€™s revival rolls on*

Given a helpful draw, Aston Villa look the sort of side who could go all the way to Wembley now that they appear to have arrested their alarming autumn slide. They will need to improve on the wasteful finishing of yesterday, however, when their victory over a woeful Southampton was, in terms of goals, about one sixth as convincing as it should have been.

Fortunately for Villa, their captain Gareth Southgate, the defensive rock on whom so much of their game relies, showed his forwards how to do it and grabbed his third goal in a week after the brace in the win at Leeds, to take them through with considerably more ease than the scoreline suggests.

The omens were not good for Southampton, even if they did win here in the third round on their way to winning the Cup in 1977. Saints also managed a 1-0 win over Villa in the League in November in the middle of the home sideโ€™s bad patch when John Gregoryโ€™s job as manager was called into question, but more recently were beaten 4-0 in the Worthington Cup, a result that helped Villa regain some of their confidence.

To Southampton went the gameโ€™s first half-chance, Kevin Davies crossing low from the right and Marian Pahars just failing to reach it at the far post, but it served only to sting Villa into action. Soon, with Ian Taylor and George Boateng establishing a grip over the Norwegian Jo Tessem and Chris Marsden in midfield, they were pouring through a porous Saints defence.

Julian Joachim got between the unsteady pairing of Claus Lundekvam and Francis Benali and headed Steve Watsonโ€™s cross just wide, and Joachim then should have opened the scoring, clipping Taylorโ€™s knock-down from Paul Mersonโ€™s ball forward over the bar. Alan Wright was then similarly culpable, sidefooting wide from eight yards after Taylor had put him in the clear.

A goal surely had to come and duly it did. After Lundekvam had held back Joachim, the eager, inventive Merson delivered a clever, accurate free kick to the far post where Taylor headed down for Southgate to stoop and head home from a few yards out.

More should have followed before half-time. Lundekvam slid in to block Joachimโ€™s shot when it seemed certain that he would turn home Boatengโ€™s cut back from the byline and Paul Jones flew across his goal to turn aside Carboneโ€™s curling 20-yard free kick.

The interval only interrupted, rather than stemmed, the tide. Wright saw his low shot saved by Jones after Benito Carbone had missed an overhead kick from an astute cross by Joachim, who also forced the goalkeeper into a save after nipping behind a dreaming Southampton defence to reach Southgateโ€™s clearance.

Taylor, his industry and energy making him the gameโ€™s outstanding player, then came close to sealing the match for Villa, rising to meet Mersonโ€™s chip only to see his header thump against the bar and away to safety.

Villa could have done with the second so that they could have confidently rested players before Tuesdayโ€™s Worthington Cup replay at West Ham. Instead, they did so with reservations, the more so because Southampton introduced Mark Hughes for a final attempt to secure a replay, although to create a chance would have been a start.

The fear for Villa was that self-doubt might creep in after their dominance had failed to yield more than one goal. In the end, though, Southampton were simply too inadequate to fight their way back into the tie.

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*The Guardian*
Monday, 10 January 2000
Match report by Mark Redding

*Southgate in striking form to pre-empt penalties*

West Ham United had better watch out. Not only is Gareth Southgate threatening to hand over the penalty-taking duties to his team-mates but his third goal in two games from open play means he may even settle tomorrow nightโ€™s re-run Worthington Cup tie before it ever gets to the shoot-out stage.

โ€œIโ€™m always available to take penalties but it might sometimes be wiser to say to someone else, โ€˜You have a crack,โ€™โ€ the Aston Villa captain acknowledged on Saturday. โ€œPenalties are not my forte, as you know.โ€

Maybe not, but goalscoring presently is. As the only Villa player to have found the back of the net in the last 180 minutes Southgate can claim sole responsibility for upsetting the Premiership leaders Leeds United and now for knocking Southampton out of the FA Cup.

This was a tepid match that warmed up only when Southgate displayed his customary opportunism in the 20th minute. After Claus Lundekvam had been booked for pulling back Julian Joachim on the left, Paul Merson swung in the free-kick, Ian Taylor headed the ball back across the six-yard line and South gate stooped to conquer.

The watching England coach Kevin Keegan must have been impressed. No defender in the country is playing as well as Southgate and he easily snuffed out the threat of the reborn Kevin Davies, who was coming off a run of three goals in three games. That is something that gave Southgate as much satisfaction as scoring.

โ€œItโ€™s pleasing that we made a lot of chances and should have won easily but we also limited them to only a few opportunities,โ€ he pointed out with professional relish.

Not that Southampton posed much of a threat. This was a spiritless show by the Saints, who had beaten Ipswich away in the last round, and it hardly bodes well for their annual battle against relegation. Jones is clearly having difficulty motivating his players and he looks like a man at his witsโ€™ end.

โ€œIt doesnโ€™t matter what team you put out, they have to go out and perform and today we couldnโ€™t even make a pass over five yards,โ€ he said after David James in the Villa goal did not have a save to make. โ€œWe never really got them turned, our forward line was non-existent and you canโ€™t perform at the highest level when only three players are doing the business.โ€ .

John Gregoryโ€™ problems are mundane in comparison but perturbing none the less. Southgateโ€™s success in front of goal tells its own story about the lack of bite from Villaโ€™ forwards and, with Dion Dublin out for the rest of the season with a damaged neck, the manager said he was considering shopping for a striker.

โ€œSouthgate is getting into the penalty box to score, which wasnโ€™t possibly the case before. But Iโ€™d like to see the strikers score, I must say, it does worry me,โ€ Gregory said. He refused to mention the C-word but it seems the forgotten Stan Collymore is now a target for the German club Bayer Leverkusen.

Villa have reached a crucial part of their season. They are on a mini run of 10 points from 12 in the league and the talk now is of a Uefa Cup place, most probably through one of the cup competitions, magnifying considerably the importance of tomorrow nightโ€™s visit to Upton Park in a quarter-final being replayed because West Ham fielded an ineligible player the first time round.

That night Southgate missed the crucial penalty in the shoot-out; now he aims to settle things in advance of extra-time. โ€œThe miss is past history,โ€ he said. โ€œWeโ€™re looking forward to going there and winning the game.โ€

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