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Game #4658

Wednesday, 4 April 2001

Attendance: 29,043

Won

Premier League

10th (+1)

Leicester City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa make if five unbeaten Premier League games as they win for the third time in four to climb to 10th in the table as their strong form proves equally as surprising as their January and February horror show.

Aston Villa

2-1

Leicester City

Assist(s) | Lee Hendrie | 30โ€™ | Gareth Southgate | 72โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Lee Hendrie, late strike

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 27โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Leicester City), Callum Davidson
โšฝ | 30โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Dion Dublin, Assist by Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Leicester City
๐ŸŸจ | 51โ€™ Booking, Steve Stone
๐Ÿ” | 59โ€™ Sub off, Steve Stone, Sub on, David Ginola
๐ŸŸจ | 60โ€™ Booking, Alpay ร–zalan
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, George Boateng, Sub on, Julian Joachim
โšฝ | 72โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Lee Hendrie, Assist by Gareth Southgate
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it three wins in five games unbeaten to climb to tenth 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

Leicester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1999-00

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leicester City

Previous 5 vs. Leicester: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2000-01 |
Matchday | #39 |
League Game | #31 |
Manager Game | #149 |
Wednesday, 4 April 2001

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dean | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1997-2022
Previous 5:
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Leicester City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Mike Dean

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.15 |

Oldest Player |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.06 |

Youngest Player |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 23.90 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Peter Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Leicester City

GK Simon Royce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gary Rowett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gerry Taggart | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Callum Davidson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Matt Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Andy Impey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Junior Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Lee Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stefan Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ade Akinbiyi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dean Sturridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | for M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 59โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | 70โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Callum Davidson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CF Trevor Benjamin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Ade Akinbiyi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Steve Guppy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Dean Sturridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Arnar Gunnlaugsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Ian Andrews | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Damien Delaney | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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 : 11/16
Homegrown: 2/16

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 : 11/11

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 : 14/16

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€œTo be fair I canโ€™t believe he gave it,โ€ said Gregory, โ€œand Iโ€™m sure Peter Taylor isnโ€™t very happy. I certainly wouldnโ€™t be.โ€

*The Guardian*
Thursday, 5 April, 2001

*Hendrieโ€™s late strike helps run the Foxes to ground*

Aston Villa finally ended Leicester Cityโ€™s hold over them with an overdue victory that adds impetus to their finishing-straight sprint for European qualification.

Until last night Villa had failed to win any of the 14 League and Cup encounters with their Midlands neighbours since the Premiership was formed.

And in ending their own unenviable record Villa also extended an equally unacceptable sequence for Leicester, one that is posing a very real threat to their chances of qualifying for the Uefa Cup for the second successive season.

City have now lost nine Premiership away games in a row, a sequence that goes back to November and one that has been interrupted just once, curiously at Villa Park in the FA Cup. City had Callum Davidson sent off in that 2-1 victory and the Scottish international defender went some way towards atoning by putting his side in front in the 27th minute.

It was a goal scored, however, more by luck than judgment. Villaโ€™s keeper David James appeared to have Davidsonโ€™s low effort from distance covered before he was wrong-footed when the ball took a diversion past him via Alpay Ozalanโ€™s leg.

Judgment and luck were also involved in Villaโ€™s equaliser two minutes later when Dion Dublin headed a cross from Lee Hendrie into Simon Royceโ€™s hands.

According to the linesman the ball had crossed the line before the City keeper grounded it in front of the line.

The official had no hesitation in signalling a goal, a decision that was greeted with scepticism by both managers. โ€œYou can tell by looking at a video of the incident there is no possible way anyone can be sure that was a goal,โ€ Cityโ€™s manager Peter Taylor said.

โ€œTo be fair I canโ€™t believe he gave it,โ€ said Gregory, โ€œand Iโ€™m sure Peter Taylor isnโ€™t very happy. I certainly wouldnโ€™t be.โ€

Despite that considerable portion of good fortune, Villa were good value for their victory over opponents handicapped by the absence of experienced midfielders Robbie Savage and Muzzy Izzet.

As hard as they tried Lee Marshall, Junior Lewis and Stefan Oakes were dominated by Villaโ€™s new-look midfield quartet as, once again, Gregory opted for a 4-4-2 formation. That included Hendrie playing on the left of the four for the second game in a row and once again to good effect.

He scored Villaโ€™s final goal in the 3-1 win at Manchester City on Saturday and was responsible for an even more important one last night when he fired home the winner 17 minutes from time.

The midfielder served notice in the ninth minute with a fierce cross-shot that evaded the diving Royce but also his left-hand post. He should have done better in the 69th minute, however, when Villa executed a manoeuvre that would have delighted all devotees of route one football. James kicked long, Dublin headed on only for Hendrie to shoot wide when one on one with Royce.

He redeemed himself when, having taken a short free-kick to Gareth Southgate, he accepted the reply and shot past Royce to settle matters.