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Game #4614

Aston Villa

Saturday, 15 April 2000


6th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 35,304

Tottenham Hotspur

White Hart Lane

Villa make it four consecutive top flight victories to make it one defeat in seventeen Premier League games winning ten as they make 6th place in the table all their own.

Tottenham Hotspur


Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Benito Carbone | 69โ€™ | Dion Dublin | 70โ€™ | 74โ€™ |


Dion Dublin, scored two and created two on his second start after over three months out with a broken neck, Saturday, 15 April 2000.




Saturday, 15 April 2000

๐Ÿฅ… | 16โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Steffen Iversen
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Steve Watson, Sub on, Mark Delaney
๐Ÿฅ… | 47โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Armstrong
โšฝ | 62โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Dion Dublin
โšฝ | 69โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Dion Dublin (pen)
โšฝ | 70โ€™ Goal, 3-2, Benito Carbone, Assist by Dion Dublin
โšฝ | 74โ€™ Goal, 4-2, Alan Wright, Assist by Dion Dublin
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Mark Delaney, Sub on, Jonathan Bewers ๐ŸŸข ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Tottenham Hotspur 2-4 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Alan Thompson
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, George Boateng
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Jlloyd Samuel


Villa won a third successive League game to make it just one loss in the last 17 Premier League matches as defender Jonathan Bewers made his sole appearance for Villa as a substitute aged 17 before signing professional forms with the club in July 2000. Bewers would not add to his appearances and moved on to Walsall in July 2004.

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


Tottenham Hotspur

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


Season | 1999-00 |
Matchday | #47 |
League Game | #34 |
Manager Game | #104 |
Saturday, 15 April 2000


Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Rob Harris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxford, 1994-2002
Kick off: 3.06pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ


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


๐Ÿ•’ 104 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 53 ๐ŸŸจ | 22 ๐ŸŸฅ 29 | 1.75

Career Form:

Top 6

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


Referee: Rob Harris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxford, 1994-2002
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 2 October 1999, Villa 0-0 Liverpool, Villa Park ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Rob Harris


Dion Dublin and Alan Thompson return as Julian Joachim and Lee Hendrie drop out.


Starting XI Average Age
| 26.62 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.09 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.06 |



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

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 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

Tottenham Hotspur

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


๐Ÿ” | RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | for RB Steve Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | D Jonathan Bewers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ด | for FB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |


No Substitutions Made


GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
GK Matthew Ghent | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Richard Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


GK Espen Baardsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB John Scales | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Luke Young | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Matthew Etherington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Willem Korsten | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |


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

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



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

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



Not recorded


Not Recorded

Player Positions:


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


Match Symbols:


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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


๐ŸŸข D Jonathan Bewers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


๐Ÿ”ด D Jonathan Bewers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


Not recorded


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โ€œWe were grateful to the linesman.

โ€œHe was 35 yards away to the refโ€™s 10 and spotted it.

โ€œStill, Mr Harris got the minuteโ€™s silence for Hillsborough right.โ€

John Gregory piles in on referee Rob Harris once again.

*The Guardian*
Sunday, 16 April 2000

The Tottenham manager George Graham is in hospital with rheumatoid arthritis, apparently on steroids. This match will have done little for his recovery after Aston Villa, from two goals down, scored four of their own in 12 astonishing second-half minutes.

It was a Spurs decline within a decline, their run of four defeats in five games taking them into the bottom half of the table and prompting new calls last night for the chairman Sir Alan Sugar to resign. Within minutes of the final whistle, a group of around 150 angry supporters had gathered outside the main gates chanting โ€˜We want our Tottenham back.โ€™

It had been planned anyway but its intensity was fuelled by a result that looked unthinkable after an hour, with Tottenham coasting thanks to goals by Steffen Iversen and Chris Armstrong and Villa looking a shadow of the side comfortably sixth in the Premiership as well as FA Cup finalists.

Then Villa got a break, an assistant referee spotting the handball, missed by the referee Rob Harris, that enabled Dion Dublin to pull a goal back from the penalty spot and spark the remarkable revival. โ€˜We were grateful to the linesman,โ€™ said Villa manager John Gregory, unlike his counterpart in rude health and due to run the London marathon this morning. โ€˜He was 35 yards away to the refโ€™s 10 and spotted it. Still, Mr Harris got the minuteโ€™s silence for Hillsborough right.โ€™

It was a moment that showed again the brittle character of this Tottenham team; potentially fluent when things are going for them, usually porous when the going gets tougher. The first hour showed the former, the last half hour was all about the latter.

They had the fillip of an early goal, too. David Ginolaโ€™s pinpoint cross found the head of Iversen who had only to guide the ball home from six yards. It should have been more before the interval, with Armstrong chipping Stephen Carrโ€™s through ball into David Jamesโ€™s arms before looping an overhead kick on to the bar and Villa looked grateful for the break.

The gratitude was short-lived, however, as a minute into the second half Armstrong made amends, this time clipping Carrโ€™s ball round James before sliding home. Then controversy, then amazement, then acrimony.

As Paul Mersonโ€™s corner came in, Gareth Barry appeared to push Iversen and Ugo Ehiogu headed down for Dublin to shoot goalwards. Iversenโ€™s arm intervened but it took the Villa playersโ€™ protests to send Mr Harris to his assistant for the penalty to be awarded.

After consultation, Mr Harris also looked about to send off Stephen Clemence but then decided against it, he and the linesman unsure as to the identity of the offender. His indecision upset both John Gregory, who thought Iversen should have been sent off, and the Spurs assistant Stewart Houston, who conceded the handball but lamented the Barry foul.

Dublin duly stroked home the penalty and Villa scented reprieve. Soon he had volleyed home the hitherto subdued Benito Carboneโ€™s cross with a brilliant overhead kick and Spurs were reeling. Next, the towering Dublin returned the compliment, heading down for Carbone to drive a curling shot into Ian Walkerโ€™s top right corner. Finally, Walkerโ€™s 250th Spurs appearance was further spoiled by Alan Wrightโ€™s arrow-straight 25-yard half-volley into the goalkeeperโ€™s top left corner.

After that, James grabbed Ginolaโ€™s shot on his line at the second attempt and tipped over Clemenceโ€™s shot but the Spursโ€™ fans anger was reaching boiling point. โ€˜Itโ€™s not nice but itโ€™s part of football,โ€™ said Houston. โ€˜We are trying to rectify the problems and we have just got to get out on the training ground and work with the boys.โ€™ He and Sugar might reflect that there are good games to miss.