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Game #4626

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 6 September 2000

Lost

19th (-3)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 43,360

Liverpool

Anfield

Villa fall to a first defeat of the season as they are beaten at Anfield to leave them 19th in the early Premier League table having finished 6th the previous season.

Liverpool

3-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Dion Dublin | 83โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Luc Nilis, close

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Wednesday, 6 September 2000

๐Ÿฅ… | 5โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Michael Owen
๐Ÿฅ… | 14โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool), Michael Owen
๐ŸŸจ | 31โ€™ Booking, Gareth Southgate
๐Ÿฅ… | 33โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Liverpool), Michael Owen
๐ŸŸจ | 35โ€™ Booking, Ugo Ehiogu
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 3-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, George Boateng, Sub on, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Alpay ร–zalan, Sub on, David Ginola
โšฝ | 83โ€™ Goal, 1-3, Steve Stone, Assist by Dion Dublin
๐ŸŸจ | 86โ€™ Booking, Ian Taylor
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 3-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa's poor start to the campaign continues as they fall 0-3 behind in just over half an hour and have 2 goals, and 2 points from 9.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners: โŒ
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: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2000-01 |
Matchday | #7 |
League Game | #3 |
Manager Game | #117 |
Wednesday, 6 September 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: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 116 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 55 ๐ŸŸจ | 27 ๐ŸŸฅ 34 | 1.66

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 ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 8 January 2000, FA Cup, Villa 1-0 Southampton, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Neale Barry

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Ugo Ehiogu and Ian Taylor return in place of Alan Wright and Lee Hendrie as the average age of the starting XI nudges 29 years old.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.95 |

Oldest Player |
F Luc Nilis | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.31 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.55 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿคก |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Luc Nilis | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

Liverpool

GK Sander Westerveld | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Djimi Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Stรฉphane Henchoz | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CB Markus Babbel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Sami Hyypiรค | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Jamie Carragher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Vladimir ล micer | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Dietmar Hamann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Michael Owen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | 70โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Vladimir ล micer | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | (M Nick Barmby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Erik Meijer | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Pegguy Arphexad | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Rigobert Song | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
W Bernard Diomede | 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 : 8/11
Homegrown: 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 : 11/16
Homegrown: 4/16

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 : 4/11

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 : 5/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"It was to get worse for Villa and quickly. John Gregoryโ€™s boys were actually starting to play well when they succumbed for a second time."

*The Guardian*
Thursday, 7 September, 2000

*Owen hat-trick hits Vรถller and Villa*

Until Rudi Vรถller left his seat in the directorsโ€™ box just before the final whistle he had been little more than a face in the crowd. But, as he made his way through dark and unfamiliar street she may well have found himself on the sharp end of some typical scouse joshing.

If the caretaker manager of Germany, who play England in a World Cup qualifier next month, had come to Anfield to assess the form of Dietmar Hamman and Markus Babbel, he will, presumably, have departed mulling over the possible consequences for his country of the startling renaissance of Michael Owen.

As Vรถller looked on impassively, Owen single-handedly took Aston Villa apart with a fine hat-trick to take his tally to six goals in his last three games for club and country.

โ€œMichael is coming back to what he was before all his injury problems; he is beginning to menace, to scare, defences again,โ€ said Liverpoolโ€™s manager Gรฉrard Houllier.

After the trauma which had unfolded 11 days earlier at the Dell - three sloppy goals conceded without so much as a hint of collective defiance - there was a real sense of urgency about Owen and his team-mates last night.

Had the Villa defence been able to boast a similar degree of defiance, they would not have been undone quite so early for barely five minutes had elapsed when Liverpool made a memorable breakthrough.

It was a goal constructed at great speed and beautifully executed, Owen stabbing in powerfully from no great distance after Emile Heskey had outmanoeuvred and outpaced George Boateng and Gareth Barry before crossing exquisitely from the by-line.

It was to get worse for Villa and quickly. John Gregoryโ€™s boys were actually starting to play well when they succumbed for a second time.

Both Luc Nilis and Dion Dublin had gone close but success away from home is built on defensive resilience and there was little of that as the red tide rolled ever forward.

It was Owen again, this time arriving unannounced at the far post to head in a Vladimir Smicer corner after the Villa goalkeeper David James had reminded supporters of his former club that his fondness for flapping at anything above waist height has in no way been diminished by his relocation in the Midlands.

Although Villa continued to attack with panache and enthusiasm, Villa had come apart at the back and there was an air of inevitability about Owenโ€™s third goal after 33 minutes, a text-book finish after Alpay Ozalanโ€™s composure had deserted him.

Had Villa folded in the traditional manner they would, of course, have been forgiven but, commendably, they opted to carry the fight to their tormentors, swamping midfield in the forlorn belief that Liverpool would eventually be undone either by complacency or, more probably, boredom.

But, by attempting to retrieve the night, Villa did leave open the prospect of yet more punishment and, as legs began to tire, Owenโ€™s ceaseless running did serve as a timely reminder that gifted goal-scorers are likely to prosper when those charged with containing them are otherwise engaged.

But, as it turned out, Villa scored the only other goal, Steve Stoneโ€™s late strike giving them something to reflect on - well, that and a season which has still to yield a victory.

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