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Game #4608

Wednesday, 15 March 2000

Attendance: 43,615

Drew

Premier League

6th= (-)

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Anfield

Villa are held at Anfield by Liverpool but make it twelve Premier League games unbeaten as they consolidate 6th place in the table.

Liverpool

0-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Gareth Southgate, conceded pen

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 52โ€™ Sub off, Gareth Southgate, Sub on, Ian Taylor
๐Ÿ” | 59โ€™ Sub off, Paul Merson, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Julian Joachim, Sub on, Richard Walker
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 0-0 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Gareth Barry

ON THIS DAY

Villa remained in 6th place in the table after making it 13 games unbeaten in the League.

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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1994-95

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1999-00 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #98 |
Wednesday, 15 March 2000

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 18 Dec 99, Villa 2-1 Wednesday (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

None

Steve Bennett

TEAM NEWS

Steve Stone replaces Ian Taylor.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.42 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.01 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.07 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
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 | ๐Ÿ” |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Steve Stone | 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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

Liverpool

GK Sander Westerveld | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Dominic Matteo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Stรฉphane Henchoz | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CB Sami Hyypiรค | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Jamie Carragher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Patrik Berger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
M Dietmar Hamann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Michael Owen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 52โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 59โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | F Richard Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Jamie Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M David Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Erik Meijer | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Michael Owen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Titi Camara | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Neil Cutler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steve Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Steve Staunton (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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 : 8/11

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 : 7/16

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

"Not until the eveningโ€™s final quarter did Aston Villa show any interest in building upon the one point they held at kick-off."

*The Guardian*
Thursday, 16 March 2000

Michael Owen, starting his first game since returning from injury, missed a penalty last night as Liverpool dropped two home points. Having impressed so often since the turn of the year, the Anfield club appear to be working studiously towards ensuring that their season ends in anti-climax.

While the solitary point they gathered from an untidy game was sufficient, just, to move them back into the Premiershipโ€™s top three they have lost their way somewhat.

Blessed with a watertight defence, they are not losing - but it is wins they need as they seek the money pot of Champions League qualification.

Had their finishing not been so wretched, a win they would certainly have had. Not until the eveningโ€™s final quarter did Aston Villa show any interest in building upon the one point they held at kick-off.

Liverpoolโ€™s opportunity to collect a maximum return came and went just after the half-hour when they paid a high price for what many would see as a curious decision to allow Michael Owen to take a penalty awarded after Gareth Southgate had felled Patrik Berger.

After just 15 minutes of senior football in eight hamstrung weeks Owen - not Berger, not Emile Heskey - stepped forwards to place the ball on the spot. His kick was ferocious but struck the underside of the crossbar before dropping down.

Believing the ball had fallen behind the line, Owen, fleetingly, raised his arms in triumph; he was to be disappointed.

It was not Owenโ€™s night. The Boy Wonder missed several chances he would normally have been expected to take, most notably in the 13th minute when he latched on to Steven Gerrardโ€™s fine pass only to steer his shot tamely into the legs of the Villa goalkeeper Peter Enckelman.

The recovery of Owen welcome though it may have been for club and country, did no favours for Anfieldโ€™s latest cult figure, the Dutchman Erik Meijer, whose reward for a tireless display against Sunderland at the weekend was demotion to the substitutesโ€™ bench.

As the Liverpool manager Gรฉrard Houllier embraces the system of squad rotation, many will be called upon but many more left disappointed in the years that lie ahead.

Heskey was another young man who was to endure a less than satisfying night.

The youngster tried manfully to suppress a natural instinct to drift out towards the touchline but, sadly, without too much success.

Villaโ€™s role was of a supporting nature but with Paul Merson and Steve Stone energetic and enthusiastic in central midfield their counter-attacks, rare though they were, did hold at least a measure of promise.

They went close just once, Julian Joachim drifting around Stรฉphane Henchoz only to cross tamely into the area when the goal lay at his mercy.

Owen should have won the game for Liverpool shortly before his inevitable withdrawal just after the hour.

Having found himself on the end of Heskeyโ€™s nicely weighted and intelligent pass he should have done rather more than lift his shot over the crossbar from 10 or so yards.

The impressive David Thompson was to go a little closer shortly afterwards but Enckelman was equal to the task, throwing himself down to block one of only a handful of shots which Liverpool were to land on what proved to be a most elusive target.