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Game #4689

Aston Villa

Saturday, 1 December 2001

Lost

6th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Leicester City

Attendance: 30,711

Villa Park

Aston Villa

0-2

Leicester City

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose successive games in all competitions for the first time this season as Villa make it four Premier League games without a win under John Gregory after their fine start to the campaign.

KEY MAN

David Ginola, embarrasment

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 1 December 2001

๐Ÿฅ… | 12โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Leicester City), Ade Akinbiyi
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Leicester City
๐Ÿฅ… | 52โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Leicester City), James Scowcroft
๐Ÿ” | 60โ€™ Sub off, Alpay ร–zalan, Sub on, Steve Staunton
๐Ÿ” | 61โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, David Ginola ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Dion Dublin
๐ŸŸฅ | 85โ€™ Sending off, David Ginola
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Leicester City

ON THIS DAY

Villa failed to scored for the second successive game and the fourth time in five matches as they lose at home to second from bottom Leicester. Embarrassing as the result was, the match also, fittingly, featured the end of another wretched and embarrassing episode with the utterly ill-fitting and ill-disciplined David Ginola finally making his final appearance for the club. Ginola had brought his melodrama to the club for a scarcely believable ยฃ3m and was an unwelcome and unwanted as his attitude seemed to reciprocate.

Ginola made his final appearance aged 34 before being released on a free transfer to Everton in February 2002. Ginola was a classic example of the late-era Ellis strategy of making a single โ€˜marqueeโ€™ signing, regardless of team fit, despite more pressing needs elsewhere in the squad.

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: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2001-02 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Game | #14 |
Manager Game | #180 |
Saturday, 1 December 2001

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 179 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 80 ๐ŸŸจ | 47 ๐ŸŸฅ 52 | 1.60

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Matches Officiated: 5
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 24 Jan 01, Villa 1-2 Leeds (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ

Leicester City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Mark Delaney, Alan Wright, George Boateng, Paul Merson, Darius Vassell and Juan Pablo รngel are recalled as Boลกko Balaban, Ian Taylor, Hassan Kachloul, Dion Dublin and Steve Staunton drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.10 |

Oldest Player |
GK Peter Schmeichel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 38.06 |

Youngest Player |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.48 |

MANAGER

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

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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 | ๐Ÿ” |
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 |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Dave Bassett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Leicester City

GK Ian Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Callum Davidson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Frank Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Matt Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Lee Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Impey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Dennis Wise | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Robbie Savage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Ade Akinbiyi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF James Scowcroft | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | 60โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 61โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | LB Alan Rogers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (LB Jordan Stewart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Ade Akinbiyi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Trevor Benjamin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Simon Royce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stefan Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Matt Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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
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 : 7/16
Homegrown: 2/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 16/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด W David Ginola | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | 2000-02 | ๐Ÿ•’ 41 | 19 (22) | โšฝ 5 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 4 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 20 | #747 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œ[Ginola] getting sent off for that was futile. โ€œIโ€™ve always prided my team on behaving themselves properly and that was unnecessary.โ€ โ€œI have to keep a level head. โ€œI didnโ€™t get too carried away when we were sitting on top and Iโ€™m certainly not going to start jumping up and down now. โ€œIโ€™m hurting, it was a crap result, but itโ€™s our fourth defeat in the last 26 Premiership matches and Iโ€™m proud of that record.โ€ John Gregory.

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