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Game #4647

Wednesday, 17 January 2001

Attendance: 25,387

Won

FA Cup 3rd Round Replay

3rd Round

Newcastle United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa win through in the FA Cup third round replay as Darius Vassell's first goal in 27 months beats Newcastle.

Aston Villa

1-0

Newcastle United

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Darius Vassell, FA Cup scorer

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Newcastle United
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Gareth Southgate, Sub on, Gareth Barry
โšฝ | 50โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Richard Walker ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle United

ON THIS DAY

Forward Richard Walker made his final appearance for Villa aged 23 before moving on to Blackpool for a fee of ยฃ68,000. Walker had played for Villa between 1997-98 and 2000-01 making 10 appearances, 6 as a substitute, and scoring twice.

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

Newcastle United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1954-55

FIXTURE HISTORY

Newcastle United

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2000-01 |
Matchday | #28 |
Manager Game | #138 |
Wednesday, 17 January 2001

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Paul Durkin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Dorset, 1987-2004
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Durkin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Dorset, 1987-2004
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 7 January 2001, FA Cup, Villa 1-1 Newcastle, St James' Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Newcastle United

๐ŸŸจ

Paul Durkin

TEAM NEWS

Jlloyd Samuel, Gareth Barry and David Ginola drop out and are replaced by Darius Vassell (first start of the season), Lee Hendrie and George Boateng.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.51 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.85 |

Youngest Player |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.61 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Bobby Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Newcastle United

GK Steve Harper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Alain Goma | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Marcelino Elena Sierra | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Aaron Hughes | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
RB Andy Griffin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stephen Glass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Christian Bassedas | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Clarence Acuรฑa | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Gary Speed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Kevin Gallacher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Shola Ameobi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 45โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | F Richard Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Stephen Glass | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CF Lomano LuaLua | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Gary Speed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (RB Warren Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Kevin Gallacher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CF Daniel Cordone | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Shay Given | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Diego Gavilรกn | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ |

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: 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: 5/16

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 : 7/11

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

"Villa continued to enjoy the bulk of the possession while Newcastle largely hung around hoping to catch them on the break."

*The Guardian*
Thursday, 18 January, 2001

*Vassellโ€™s volley gives Villa a leg up*

While Aston Villa await their Angel they might as well shine up a halo or two. Last night John Gregoryโ€™s team earned themselves an FA Cup fourth-round tie at home to Leicester City with a fluent display of passing against a Newcastle side weakened by injuries and suspensions.

The winning goal came early in the second half when Darius Vassell, Villaโ€™s most impressive forward on the night, met a centre from Paul Merson to loop a shot beyond the reach of Steve Harper.

It was hard to judge how much the FA Cup meant to either side compared with what they might still hope to achieve in the Premiership. And after all, Villa and Newcastle had between them played patsies to the winners in the previous three finals.

Certainly on a bitter west midlands evening, and with Villa Park not two-thirds full, the thought of Cardiff in the spring seemed an even longer way off than Wembley in May. Newcastle, moreover, were without two of their brighter sparking plugs in Kieron Dyer and Nolberto Solano, both of whom were suspended.

The occasion, then, was hardly conducive to inspired football, and as both sides appeared intent on thumping the ball forward long and high the spectacle did not immediately capture the imagination. Yet with Vassell looking sharp up front and worrying Newcastleโ€™s defenders with his pace, Villa might well have taken an early lead.

In fact the striker had two chances inside nine minutes. Lee Hendrieโ€™s free-kick found him in space and in range but Vassellโ€™s first shot hit the near post and his second was headed off the line by Aaron Hughes.

Undaunted, the lively Vassell showed good control and vision in setting up opportunities for Dion Dublin and Hendrie, neither of whom could produce a shot to disturb Harper. Even so Villa, now getting the ball down and exposing Newcastle with adroit passing allied to astute movement, were starting to dictate the pattern and tempo of the match.

Without Dyer and Solano Newcastle could not help but look limited. The attacking combination of Shola Amoebi and Kevin Gallacher was not short of scoring potential but Bobby Robsonโ€™s midfield was being forced too deep to give the pair meaningful support.

On the half-hour a neat first-time movement caught Newcastle bare on the left but when the ball was laid back to Merson he could only get a toe-end to it. From Villaโ€™s point of view the evening was acquiring a disturbingly familar look, with superior football let down by a chronic inability to score.

The loss of Gareth Southgate following a collision with Amoebi - the Villa captain was replaced in defence by Gareth Barry right on half-time - made little difference to the shape of the play. Villa continued to enjoy the bulk of the possession while Newcastle largely hung around hoping to catch them on the break.

Villa finally broke the deadlock five minutes into the second half when Barry swept the ball out to Merson on the right. His long centre brushed the head of the last Newcastle defender, Warren Barton, who had come on for Gary Speed, and Vassell, running in from the left, beat Harper with a looping shot off his thigh.

As he had not scored for 27 months, Vassell was presumably not overmuch concerned about which part of his anatomy was responsible. Nor were his team.

Newcastle now had to move forward in greater numbers which meant more space in their half for Villa to exploit. On the hour Hendrie and George Boateng did so to good effect, surging through with a double exchange of passes only for Hendrie to drag his shot wide. Almost at once, though, James had to dive at the feet of Gallacher near the edge of Villaโ€™s penalty area.