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Game #4633

Saturday, 28 October 2000

Attendance: 27,461

Won

Premier League

7th (+5)

Charlton Athletic

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa win for the first time in three but fourth time in their last seven Premier League games to climb back to 7th in the table under John Gregory.

Aston Villa

2-1

Charlton Athletic

Assist(s) | Steve Stone | 33โ€™ | Alan Wright | 41โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Paul Merson, still magic

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 33โ€™ Goal, Ian Taylor, Assist by Steve Stone
โšฝ | 41โ€™ Goal, Paul Merson, Assist by Alan Wright
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Charlton Athletic
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Julian Joachim, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐ŸŸจ | 72โ€™ Booking, Alan Wright
๐ŸŸจ | 74โ€™ Booking, Ian Taylor
๐ŸŸจ | 81โ€™ Booking, Alpay ร–zalan
๐Ÿฅ… | 82โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Charlton Athletic), Dion Dublin o.g.
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Charlton Athletic

ON THIS DAY

Villa return to winning ways to rise back to 7th in the 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

Charlton Athletic

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1946-47

FIXTURE HISTORY

Charlton Athletic

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2000-01 |
Matchday | #14 |
League Game | #10 |
Manager Game | #124 |
Saturday, 28 October 2000

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Dermot Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxfordshire, 1990-2007
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Dermot Gallagher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Oxfordshire, 1990-2007
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 20 February 2000, FA Cup, Villa 2-1 Everton, Goodison Park. ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Charlton Athletic

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Dermot Gallagher

TEAM NEWS

George Boateng returns after a 3 game absence from the starting line up in place of Lee Hendrie.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.52 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.63 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.69 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Alan Curbishley (ex) | 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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 | โšฝ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Charlton Athletic

GK Dean Kiely | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Chris Powell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Carl Tiler (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Steve Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Andy Todd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Graham Stuart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Claus Jensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
W John Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Mathias Svensson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Jonatan Johansson | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Chris Powell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (LB Paul Konchesky | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | W John Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (F Kevin Lisbie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gilles De Bilde | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Sasa Iliฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Radostin Kishishev | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
W John Solako | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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: 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 : 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 : 9/16

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€œIf he got the call to play for England again Iโ€™m sure heโ€™d jump at the opportunity.

โ€œEverything about him is good - his contribution to the team, his ability to score goals, his persona about the place. He inspires people and they look to him to score goals out of nothing.โ€

John Gregory.

*The Guardian*
Sunday, 29 October, 2000

Regrets? Paul Merson has had a few during his life, which has had so many ups and downs it has resembled a snakes-and-ladders board at times, and the Aston Villa player must now be ruing the fact that he called time on his England career last year.

The former Arsenal forward is 32 going on 21, which is why Villa manager John Gregory gave him a one-year extension to his contract earlier this week.

Merson responded with a marvellous display of guile and graft against Charlton, chasing and caressing the ball in equal measure and scoring what proved to be the winner with a rare headed goal in the 41st minute.

And with England crying out for inspiration from the middle, Merson is the sort of player the new coaching set-up can ill-afford to ignore.

Certainly Gregory thinks he could be persuaded to change his mind should Peter Taylor and Steve McClaren think he is worth another chance.

โ€˜If he got the call to play for England again Iโ€™m sure heโ€™d jump at the opportunity,โ€™ said Gregory. โ€˜Everything about him is good - his contribution to the team, his ability to score goals, his persona about the place. He inspires people and they look to him to score goals out of nothing.โ€™

Indeed, his goal yesterday showed that although he has been playing a deeper role in recent years, his strikerโ€™s instincts are still razor sharp. When Alan Wright whipped in a cross from the left, the ball was heading for the arms of Dean Kiely until Merson appeared from nowhere to glance a header past the bemused goalkeeper.

It was just reward for his relentless running and probing, which had given Villa the edge in a poor first-half. They had taken the lead in the 34th minute when Ian Taylor was given time and space to nod Steve Stoneโ€™s deep cross into the far corner, and were comfortably ahead by half-time.

โ€˜We didnโ€™t apply ourselves or close down Villa in the first-half and I couldnโ€™t wait for the break so we could do something about it,โ€™ said Charltonโ€™s manager Alan Curbishley. โ€˜For the second away game running weโ€™ve given the opposition a two-goal start and blown a chance to get something out of it.โ€™

Charlton pushed Villa all the way, though, with Dion Dublin diverting Jonatan Johanssonโ€™s cross into his own goal in the closing minutes to set up a tense finale. But Villa dug in for a victory that allowed them to replace Charlton in seventh place and leave Gregory smiling.