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Game #4674

Saturday, 8 September 2001

Attendance: 44,102

Won

Premier League

8th (+6)

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Anfield

Villa record their first win of the Premier League season as they beat Liverpool at Anfield to climb to eighth in the table after three unbeaten games.

Liverpool

1-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Paul Merson | 31โ€™ | Dion Dublin | 55โ€™ | Olof Mellberg | 86โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Darius Vassell scored late on to give the score a fairer reflection of Villaโ€™s superiority

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 31โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dion Dublin, Assist by Paul Merson
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 46โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Liverpool), Steven Gerrard
๐ŸŸจ | 48โ€™ Booking, Olof Mellberg
โšฝ | 55โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Lee Hendrie, Assist by Dion Dublin
๐ŸŸจ | 63โ€™ Booking, Alpay ร–zalan
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Paul Merson, Sub on, Mustapha Hadji
๐ŸŸฅ | 74โ€™ Sending off, (Liverpool), Steven Gerrard
โšฝ | 86โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Darius Vassell, Assist by Olof Mellberg
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Steve Staunton
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it three games unbeaten to climb to 8th in the table.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: โŒ
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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2000-01

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2001-02 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Game | #3 |
Manager Game | #165 |
Saturday, 8 September 2001

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Andy D'Urso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Essex, 1994-2015
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andy D'Urso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Essex, 1994-2015
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 16 December 2000, Villa 2-2 Manchester City, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Dion Dublin returns in place of Juan Pablo รngel.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.32 |

Oldest Player |
GK Peter Schmeichel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 37.83 |

Youngest Player |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.25 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Peter Schmeichel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Hassan Kachloul | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Liverpool

GK Jerzy Dudek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB John Arne Riise | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Stรฉphane Henchoz | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Sami Hyypiรค | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Jamie Carragher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Dietmar Hamann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Nick Barmby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gary McAllister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Robbie Fowler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB John Arne Riise | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (LB Grรฉgory Vignal | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | CB Stรฉphane Henchoz | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ | (M Danny Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Nick Barmby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (F Michael Owen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
F Boลกko Balaban | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Pegguy Arphexad | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Igor Biลกฤ‡an | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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 : 5/11
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 : 5/16
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 : 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€œI was amazed Michael Owen wasnโ€™t playingโ€ฆ he was our biggest fear and he never even started the match.โ€

Paul Merson.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 8 September, 2001

*Villa stun Liverpool*

Villa inflicted a second successive Premiership defeat on ten-man Liverpool after Steven Gerrard was sent off for a reckless challenge on George Boateng.

Darius Vassell scored late on to give the score a fairer reflection of Villaโ€™s superiority after Liverpool had struggled to find their form.

And Liverpoolโ€™s England contingent were brought back down to earth following their victories against Germany and Albania.

Significantly, Englandโ€™s biggest hero, Michael Owen, was a surprise exclusion from Liverpoolโ€™s starting line-up.
And it had a negative effect on Liverpoolโ€™s attacking potency.

Despite boasting two other England scorers, Houllierโ€™s front line looked laboured and Villa took full advantage - and three points from the match. Heskey in particular was out-of-sorts, and perhaps not fully fit.

But Villaโ€™s Dion Dublin looked sharp and was involved in two of his sideโ€™s goals. He scored Villaโ€™s opener with a bullet header from Paul Mersonโ€™s cross in the first-half. And, on 55 minutes, he helped the ball on to Hendrie, who stabbed the ball home to restore Villaโ€™s lead.

In between Gerrard had equalised with a header from Gary McAllisterโ€™s corner seconds after the restart. Liverpool had no doubt been on the end of some stern criticism from Houllier at half-time.

Villaโ€™s midfield had bossed the match for the first 45 minutes, with Boateng impressively dictating proceedings. But poor finishing from Paul Merson prevented them underlining their advantage with more goals.

There was a spring about Villaโ€™s game and they were quicker and harder into the tackle and Liverpool were unable to raise the pace of their own efforts.

Owen was introduced on 59 minutes to cheers from everyone in the ground and even the Villa fans chanted โ€œEngland, Englandโ€.

However, Owen was unable to rescue Liverpool and five minutes from the time the Kop was silenced when Vassell compounded Liverpoolโ€™s misery with Villaโ€™s third goal.

Liverpoolโ€™s new signing, goalkeeper Jerzy Dudek, was given no time to settle into the Premiership. And the out-of-favour Sander Westerveld must have been relieved he was not the one picking the ball out of the net on three occasions.

Given Houllierโ€™s response to Westerveldโ€™s error against Bolton, there is almost certain to be a backlash from the Frenchman after this disappointing display. Not least against Gerrard, who has learned that three days can be an awful long time in football.