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Game #4642

Aston Villa

Saturday, 23 December 2000

Won

7th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Leeds United

Attendance: 39,714

Elland Road

Leeds United

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Paul Merson | 88โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win for the first time in six after four consecutive draws as they beat Leeds to move back up to 7th in the Premier League under John Gregory.

KEY MAN

Gareth Southgate, scored despite agitating for a lucrative move

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 23 December 2000

๐ŸŸจ | 38โ€™ Booking, Paul Merson
โšฝ | 43โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gareth Southgate
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 48โ€™ Booking, Alpay ร–zalan
๐ŸŸจ | 68โ€™ Booking, George Boateng
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Gilles De Bilde, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, David Ginola, Sub on, Jlloyd Samuel
๐ŸŸจ | 86โ€™ Booking, Steve Stone
โšฝ | 88โ€™ Goal, 2-0, George Boateng, Assist by Paul Merson
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Leeds United), Jonathan Woodgate
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Leeds United 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

In a season where late goals have proved a prominent feature in Villa's games, another last minute goal, itself following an 88' winner, is not enough to stop Villa recording their first win in 6.

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

Leeds United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1991โ€“92

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leeds United

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2000-01 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Game | #18 |
Manager Game | #133 |
Saturday, 23 December 2000

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 132 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 62 ๐ŸŸจ | 33 ๐ŸŸฅ 37 | 1.66

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Matches Officiated: 5
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 3
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 23 Sep 00, Villa 1-1 Middlesbrough (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Leeds United

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Gilles De Bilde replaces Dion Dublin.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.36 |

Oldest Player |
W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 33.93 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.84 |

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 |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ | โšฝ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
F Gilles De Bilde | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Leeds United

GK Paul Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Dominic Matteo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Lucas Radebe | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Jonathan Woodgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Rio Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Gary Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Lee Bowyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Eirik Bakke | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Alan Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Harry Kewell | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CF Mark Viduka | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Gilles De Bilde | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | 71โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Lucas Radebe | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | (F Robbie Keane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Nigel Martyn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Danny Mills | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jacob Burns | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
W Jason Wilcox | 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 : 8/11
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 : 11/16
Homegrown: 4/16

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 : 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

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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:

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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

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œIt was a great result, and I think we thoroughly deserved it on the balance of play โ€œDavid Ginola had an outstanding first 45 minutes, although he was blowing a bit at the end, and we chose to bring him off. โ€œDavid got smacked in the mouth a couple of times, and he was uptight. โ€œBut in England we tend to just get on with it. It wasnโ€™t a big thing. Aside from David, Lee Hendrie had a fantastic game, and Paul Merson bossed everything from the middle of the park again. That is definitely his best position. โ€œI thought Steve Stone was outstanding. He had as difficult task as you could ask for, trying to mark Harry Kewell, but he did as he always does. No fuss, he just gets on with the job. You have to look at the likes of Stoney and Alan Wright as our unsung heroes. โ€œWe have shown again that we are a good Premiership side. But we take on the champions in a couple of days time, and we have got to beat the top three or four sides on a regular basis if we are to consider ourselves serious contenders for a Champions League place. โ€œWe manage to beat teams in 16th or 17th place, but in the final analysis that just isnโ€™t good enough. We have to beat the Manchester Unitedโ€™s and the Arsenals of this world, which is something we have really struggled to do in the last few years.โ€ John Gregory.

MATCH REPORT