Monday, 24 September 2001
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩
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.
Assist(s) | Dion Dublin | 9’ | 20' | Lee Hendrie | 79’ |
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.
⚽ | 9’ Goal, 1-0, George Boateng, Assist by Dion Dublin
⚽ | 15’ Goal, 2-0, Juan Pablo Ángel, Assist by Dion Dublin
🥅 | 45’ Goal, 2-1, (Southampton), Marian Pahars
🕒 | HT Southampton 1-2 Aston Villa
🟥 | 52’ Sending off, (Southampton), Rory Delap
🟥 | 57’ Sending off, Dion Dublin
🟨 | 64’ Booking, Lee Hendrie
🟨 | 67’ Booking, Hassan Kachloul
🔁 | 69’ Sub off, Hassan Kachloul, Sub on, Steve Staunton
🔁 | 74’ Sub off, Juan Pablo Ángel, Sub on, Boško Balaban
⚽ | 79’ Goal, 3-1, Mustapha Hadji, Assist by Lee Hendrie
🔁 | 87’ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Steve Stone
🕒 | 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.
European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96
European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1975-76
Previous 5 vs. Southampton: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨
Season | 2001-02 |
Matchday | #12 |
League Game | #5 |
Manager Game | #168 |
Monday, 24 September 2001
Manager: John Gregory | 🏴 | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Steve Dunn | 🏴 | Bristol, 1992-2006
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩
Referee: Steve Dunn | 🏴 | Bristol, 1992-2006 🆘
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 21 December 1998, Villa 1-0, Charlton, The Valley.
Cards: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨
Villa recall Dion Dublin and Paul Merson in place of Steve Stone and Darius Vassell.
Starting XI Average Age
| 28.45 |
Oldest Player |
GK Peter Schmeichel | 🇩🇰 | 37.88 |
Youngest Player |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 | 24.07 |
John Gregory | 🏴 |
Stuart Gray (ex) | 🏴 |
GK Peter Schmeichel | 🇩🇰 |
LB Alan Wright | 🏴 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
CB Alpay Özalan | 🇹🇷 |
RB Mark Delaney | 🏴 |
M George Boateng | 🇳🇱 | ⚽ |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴 | 🟨 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
M Hassan Kachloul | 🇲🇦 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
M Mustapha Hadji | 🇲🇦 | ⚽ |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴 | 🔥 | 🔥 | 🟥 |
GK Paul Jones | 🏴 |
LB Wayne Bridge | 🏴 |
CB Tahar El Khalej | 🇲🇦 |
CB Claus Lundekvam | 🇳🇴 |
M Matt Oakley | 🏴 |
M Anders Svensson | 🇸🇪 |
M Rory Delap | 🇮🇪 | 🟥 |
M Jo Tessem | 🇳🇴 | 🔁 |
CF Kevin Davies | 🏴 | 🔁 |
CF James Beattie | 🏴 |
CF Marians Pahars | 🇱🇻 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
🔁 LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 | for M Hassan Kachloul | 🇲🇦 | 69’ |
🔁 F Boško Balaban | 🇭🇷 | for CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 | 74’ |
🔁 M Steve Stone | 🏴 | for M Lee Hendrie | 🏴 | 87’ |
🔁 | M Jo Tessem | 🇳🇴 | (LB Francis Benali | 🏴 |)
🔁 | CF Kevin Davies | 🏴 | (CF Scott McDonald | 🇦🇺 |)
🔁 | CF Marians Pahars | 🇱🇻 | (M Matt Le Tissier | 🏴 |)
GK Peter Enckelman | 🇫🇮 |
W David Ginola | 🇫🇷 |
GK Neil Moss | 🏴 |
M Chris Marsden | 🏴 |
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 4/11
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 5/16
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 5/11
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 9/16
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
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game
⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution
🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
“There was hardly any contact.”
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 Mary’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 Beattie’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 Delap’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 Villa’s rearguard and it was left to Hadji to deny Southampton their first point as well as their first goal at St Mary’s.