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Game #4630

Saturday, 30 September 2000

Attendance: 27,941

Won

Premier League

5th (+4)

Derby County

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa make it three wins in four unbeaten Premier League games to climb to fifth in the table under John Gregory.

Aston Villa

4-1

Derby County

Assist(s) | Paul Merson | 28โ€™ | Lee Hendrie | 37โ€™ | Julian Joachim | 54โ€™ | Alan Wright | 87โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Paul Merson, inspirational

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ” | 19โ€™ Sub off, David Ginola, Sub on, Julian Joachim
โšฝ | 28โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Julian Joachim, Assist by Paul Merson
โšฝ | 37โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Paul Merson, Assist by Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Derby County
โšฝ | 54โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Alan Wright, Assist by Julian Joachim
๐Ÿฅ… | 61โ€™ Goal, 3-1, (Derby County), Chris Riggott
๐Ÿ” | 68โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, George Boateng
โšฝ | 87โ€™ Goal, 4-1, Julian Joachim, Assist by Alan Wright
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Julian Joachim, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 4-1 Derby County

ON THIS DAY

Villa are unbeaten in four with three wins since their defeat to Liverpool and rise to 5th in the early Premier League table.

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

Derby County

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1974-75

FIXTURE HISTORY

Derby County

Previous 5 vs. Derby: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2000-01 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #121 |
Saturday, 30 September 2000

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: David Elleray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Harrow, 1986-2003
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Elleray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Harrow, 1986-2003
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 2 April 2000, FA Cup, Villa p0-0 Bolton, Wembley Stadium.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Derby County

๐ŸŸจ

David Elleray

TEAM NEWS

Lee Hendrie replaces George Boateng.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.99 |

Oldest Player |
W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 33.70 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.61 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Jim Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Derby County

GK Mart Poom | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Stefan Schnoor | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Bjรธrn Otto Bragstad | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Danny Higginbotham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Riggott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Seth Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Daryl Powell | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M Craig Burley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Stefano Eranio | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Malcolm Christie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Deon Burton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ | for W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 19โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 68โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Stefan Schnoor | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Rory Delap | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Malcolm Christie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Giorgi Kinkladze | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Deon Burton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Dean Sturridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Lee Grant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Simo Valakari | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

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
Homegrown: 2/11

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 : 12/16
Homegrown: 3/16

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 : 8/16

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

โ€œOne or two players have shot themselves in the foot but we are a pretty tight bunch of blokes.โ€

John Gregory.

*The Guardian*
Sunday, 1 October, 2000

*Four-star Villa fuelled by inspirational Merson*

Slow out of the blocks, suddenly Aston Villa are flying.

A comfortable win over a limp Derby County, who never looked like ending their sorry record of being the only team in the English professional leagues without a win and slumped to bottom of the Premiership, made it 10 points from their last four games for Villa and could have a clutch of seemingly disaffected players thinking again about needing to move to more ambitious clubs.

Somehow John Gregory has kept Paul Merson, Gareth Southgate and Julian Joachim onside after all have talked of leaving in the past few months and all were outstanding yesterday.

It may be the trioโ€™s professionalism, or a desire to put themselves in the shop window, but while Gregory holds on to them, Villaโ€™s form could prove more than a false dawn.

None is flying more than Merson, who will be doing literally just that today, having been given his managerโ€™s thanks and blessing to jet off to Florida for a weekโ€™s holiday.

The inventive Merson unlocked the game by setting up Joachimโ€™s first goal before scoring a fortuitous one himself, his 100th league goal.

Then, after Alan Wright had drilled home a belter and Chris Riggott pulled one back for a belatedly stirred Derby, Joachim sealed a fair scoreline.

โ€œOne or two players have shot themselves in the foot but we are a pretty tight bunch of blokesโ€ said Gregory.

Merson, still seeking an extension to his contract, impressed with his โ€˜desire and hungerโ€™, added Gregory; Southgate was โ€˜a diamond, which is why I donโ€™t want him to goโ€™, while Joachim โ€˜fell out with me, I didnโ€™t fall out with himโ€™.

Loved by some, loathed by others, the outspoken Villa manager does have a knack of getting players to produce.

Joachim got his chance only because of a thigh injury to David Ginola, who was replaced in the 19th minute. Within another 10, he had tucked Mersonโ€™s through-pass past Mart Poom and Villa were up and running. They soon turned midfield dominance into goals.

Before the break, Merson emphasised the disharmony in the Derby defence when his cross drifted to the far post, with the Estonian Poom and the German Stefan Schnoor the width of the Baltic apart when it came to communication.

Derby manager Jim Smith threw on three attacking substitutes for the second half but it backfired when Villa exploited gaps further back, Steve Stone supplying Joachim for a low cross from the right, which found Wright on the edge of the penalty area. His sweet shot saw the far corner of the net bulging.

Riggott provided a spark for disparate Derby by heading home Craig Burleyโ€™s corner but there was no fire. โ€˜Itโ€™s worrying,โ€™ were Smithโ€™s reported words afterwards: the Derby manager chose not to come to the press room. The concern will have increased at the way his defence allowed Joachim to weave along the left byline before clipping the ball home. It will be interesting to see who Gregory selects for the next match - Joachim or Ginola.

Villa Park is currently a building site, with the old Trinity Road stand being rebuilt, though its beautiful red-brick facade is apparently being retained. It is like the team. If old heads remain and a couple of quality players are added, it could be good when itโ€™s finished.