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Game #4619

Aston Villa

Saturday, 20 May 2000

Lost

Final

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FA Cup

Chelsea

Attendance: 78,217

Wembley Stadium

Aston Villa

0-1

Chelsea

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa save arguably their worst performance of the season for the FA Cup final as they suffer Wembley stage fright once again whilst David James saves his worst to last to hand victory to an equally off colour Chelsea. Even a day of supposed joy however is undermined by the myriad contractual and personal issues stored up by a seemingly inactive but apparently highly obstructive Chairman.

KEY MAN

David James, mistake cost Villa the FA Cup

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 20 May 2000

๐ŸŸจ | 16โ€™ Booking, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Chelsea
๐Ÿฅ… | 73โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Roberto Di Matteo
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Benito Carbone, Sub on, Julian Joachim
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Ian Taylor, Sub on, Steve Stone
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Alan Wright, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Chelsea

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, George Boateng

ON THIS DAY

Villa lost the FA Cup final through a goalkeeping error from David James as future Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo inflicted heartbreak after 73โ€™.

James who arrived at Villa with a reputation for gaffes had proved a largely error free โ€˜keeper through the season to this point. Sadly he left his worst till last and Villaโ€™s wait for another FA Cup win went on, 43 years after their last.

Forward Benito Carbone made his final appearance for Villa aged 28 before moving on to Bradford City in August 2000. Villa had wanted to keep Carbone but what were described as contractual problems meant that despite his excellent showings for Villa he was allowed to move to Bradford City on terms nearer his demands. As a sad footnote Carbone himself has admitted his biggest regret in football was leaving Villa and not building on what was promising to be a dynamic career with the club.

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

Chelsea

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1997-98

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

Previous 5 vs. Chelsea: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1999-00 |
Matchday | #52 |
League Game | #38 |
Manager Game | #109 |
Saturday, 20 May 2000

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 109 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 53 ๐ŸŸจ | 25 ๐ŸŸฅ 31 | 1.70

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Matches Officiated: 17
๐ŸŸฉ : 9
๐ŸŸจ : 6
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 5 Apr 00, Villa 1-0 Wednesday (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chelsea

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

John Gregory recalls David James and Ian Taylor for the FA Cup final with Peter Enckelman and Lee Hendrie dropping out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.99 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.19 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |19.25 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿคก |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Gianluca Vialli | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

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Chelsea

GK Ed De Goey | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Celestine Babayaro | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
CB Frank Leboeuf | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Marcel Desailly | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Mario Melchiot | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Dider Deschamps | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Gustavo Poyet | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Dennis Wise | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Roberto Di Matteo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |
F Gianfranco Zola | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
CF George Weah | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 79โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 79โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | F Gianfranco Zola | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | (M Jody Morris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF George Weah | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Tore Andrรฉ Flo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Carlo Cudicini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB John Terry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Jon Harley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 1/11

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 : 4/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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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

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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

๐Ÿ”ด F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | 1999-00 | ๐Ÿ•’ 30 | 28 (2) | โšฝ 9 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 5 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 1 | #741 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWe didnโ€™t do enough in the final third, but thatโ€™s been the story of our season. John Gregory. --- โ€œWe can only get stronger from this. โ€œIndividual mistakes cost us the game, and mine was one of them, but we are a group of friends and we will overcome it.โ€ David James. --- โ€œI still have marks on me because there were so many challenges from Wise the referee didnโ€™t see. โ€œI play my football hard but I play it fair. I donโ€™t play to injure anybody or get them sent off. โ€œWise literally tried to walk over my face while I was on the ground. โ€œAnother time I walked away from Wise and he tried to flick my heels but I saw him coming. โ€œHe was talking at me all the way through. โ€œI wouldnโ€™t shake [Marcel] Desaillyโ€™s hand afterwards. I played the ball but he stepped on my feet once it had gone. George Boateng. --- โ€œIโ€™ve offered to take a pay cut to stay, as well. โ€œIโ€™ve had very negative feedback. Iโ€™ve got to see the boss [John Gregory] in the next couple of days but, if I want to stay at the top until Iโ€™m 35, I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ll be doing it here. โ€œVilla need to spend a lot of money. I think youโ€™re looking at three or four players. When I think who from our team would get in the top four sides, there are not many, including me. โ€œThe class gap was evident last week against Manchester United and it showed again against Chelsea in the second half. The distance is massive at the moment.โ€ Paul Merson --- โ€œThe club and I will talk this week. โ€œBut I think it will be positive news because the club and the manager want me to stay and I want to stay. I think we can close the contract quickly.โ€ Benito Carbone.

MATCH REPORT