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Game #4677

Monday, 24 September 2001

Attendance: 26,794

Won

Premier League

6th (+4)

Southampton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium

Villa extend their unbeaten Premier League run to five games under John Gregory this season as they record their second win to climb to sixth in the early table.

Southampton

1-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Dion Dublin | 9โ€™ | 20' | Lee Hendrie | 79โ€™ |

KEY MAN

George Boateng opened the scoring for Villa at Southampton to set up the win and extend their unbeaten Premier League run to five games under John Gregory, Monday, 24 September 2001.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 9โ€™ Goal, 1-0, George Boateng, Assist by Dion Dublin
โšฝ | 15โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Dion Dublin
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Southampton), Marian Pahars
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Southampton 1-2 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸฅ | 52โ€™ Sending off, (Southampton), Rory Delap
๐ŸŸฅ | 57โ€™ Sending off, Dion Dublin
๐ŸŸจ | 64โ€™ Booking, Lee Hendrie
๐ŸŸจ | 67โ€™ Booking, Hassan Kachloul
๐Ÿ” | 69โ€™ Sub off, Hassan Kachloul, Sub on, Steve Staunton
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Boลกko Balaban
โšฝ | 79โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Mustapha Hadji, Assist by Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ” | 87โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Steve Stone
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Southampton 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa remain five games unbeaten in the League to rise to 6th in the early 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

Southampton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2001-02 |
Matchday | #12 |
League Game | #5 |
Manager Game | #168 |
Monday, 24 September 2001

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Steve Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1992-2006
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1992-2006 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 21 December 1998, Villa 1-0, Charlton, The Valley.
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Southampton

๐ŸŸฅ

Steve Dunn

TEAM NEWS

Villa recall Dion Dublin and Paul Merson in place of Steve Stone and Darius Vassell.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.45 |

Oldest Player |
GK Peter Schmeichel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 37.88 |

Youngest Player |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 24.07 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Stuart Gray (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 |
CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Hassan Kachloul | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | โšฝ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

Southampton

GK Paul Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Wayne Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tahar El Khalej | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CB Claus Lundekvam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Matt Oakley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Anders Svensson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Rory Delap | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Jo Tessem | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Kevin Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF James Beattie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Marians Pahars | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Hassan Kachloul | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Boลกko Balaban | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 87โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Jo Tessem | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (LB Francis Benali | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Kevin Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Scott McDonald | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Marians Pahars | ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป | (M Matt Le Tissier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Neil Moss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Marsden | 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 : 4/11
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 : 5/16
Homegrown: 1/16

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 : 5/11

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€œThere was hardly any contact.โ€

John Gregory.

*BBC Sport*
Monday, 24 September, 2001

*Angel strike sinks Saints*

Aston Villa have maintained their unbeaten start to the Premiership season with a hard-earned win at Southampton that moves them into the top five.

Early goals from George Boateng and Juan Pablo Angel set Villa on their way, but they had to wait for a 78th minute header from Mustapha Hadji to seal the points.

By that stage both teams were down to 10-men in an action-packed contest on the south coast.

Marian Pahars dragged Southampton back into the game with a first home goal at the St Maryโ€™s Stadium on the stroke of half time.

His good work looked to have been in vain, however, when Rory Delap saw red early in the second half.

And within five minutes it was all level, at least in terms of players on the pitch, when Dion Dublin was also dismissed.

Southampton managed to reassert their control on the match.

But, just after the crowd acclaimed the arrival of Matt Le Tissier, Hadji struck to end the match as a contest.

Saints started with Pahars, James Beattie and Kevin Davies in a three man attacking formation and came close to seeing their adventure rewarded after only two minutes.

Davies climbed for a header from a Delap cross only to see Peter Schmeichel soar even higher to claw the effort wide.

However before Saints had any opportunities to build on their early promise it was Villa who broke the deadlock with their first attack of the match.

In a move that started with Angel on the left flank, Boateng hammered a lay off from Dublin high into the net beyond Paul Jones at the near post.

Six minutes later Angel again started a move that finished with a goal that he himself scored.

After neat inter-passing on the edge of the area with Lee Hendrie, Dublin again dropped a deft pass into the path of the Colombian who poked the ball under the advancing Jones.

However as half time approached the game turned on its head.

Schmeichel was forced into a second world-class save, palming Beattieโ€™s fierce drive wide, before Pahars stole in to head home moments before the whistle.

The hosts attempted to build on that breakthrough early in the second half but Delapโ€™s dismissal, for bringing down former Saints star Hassan Kachloul, seemed to have checked their stride.

Five minutes later Dublin followed Delap off after a controversial clash with El Khalej as they awaited a free-kick on the edge of the Villa area.

Despite playing with renewed purpose, Saints were unable to find a way through Villaโ€™s rearguard and it was left to Hadji to deny Southampton their first point as well as their first goal at St Maryโ€™s.