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Game #4694

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 26 December 2001

Lost

8th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Liverpool

Attendance: 42,602

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-2

Liverpool

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

A questionable refereeing performance sees Villa beaten by a poor Liverpool outfit to make it one win in nine Premier League games and five defeats but after John Gregory's strong start to the season Villa still remain 8th in the table.

KEY MAN

Lee Hendrie celebrates his equaliser against thirteen man Liverpool as referee Andy D'Urso hands the game on a plate to the Anfield side to leave Villa with one win in nine Premier League games, Wednesday, 26 December 2001.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 26 December 2001

๐Ÿฅ… | 9โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Jari Litmanen
โšฝ | 21โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 35โ€™ Missed Penalty, (Liverpool)
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Liverpool
๐Ÿ” | 47โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Ian Taylor
๐ŸŸจ | 54โ€™ Booking, George Boateng
๐Ÿฅ… | 73โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Liverpool), Vladimir Smicer
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Jlloyd Samuel, Sub on, Steve Stone
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool

ON THIS DAY

Villa's dreadful run since the start of November continues with a sixth defeat in 10 games and a single victory for their efforts.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners: 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

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2001-02 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Game | #19 |
Manager Game | #185 |
Wednesday, 26 December 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: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 184 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 81 ๐ŸŸจ | 48 ๐ŸŸฅ 55 | 1.58

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andy D'Urso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Essex, 1994-2015 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 6
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 8 September 2001, Villa 3-1 Liverpool, Anfield.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

None

TEAM NEWS

Lee Hendrie, Darius Vassell and Hassan Kachloul return with Dion Dublin, Gareth Barry and Steve Stone dropping out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.98 |

Oldest Player |
GK Peter Schmeichel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 38.13 |

Youngest Player |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.76 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Peter Schmeichel | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Hassan Kachloul | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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Liverpool

GK Jerzy Dudek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB John Arne Riise | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Jamie Carragher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Stรฉphane Henchoz | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CB Sami Hyypiรค | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Vladimir ล micer | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Patrik Berger | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
M Dietmar Hamann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Michael Owen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Jari Litmanen | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 47โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for FB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Vladimir ล micer | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | (M Gary McAllister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Danny Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Jari Litmanen | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | (CF Nicolas Anelka | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Chris Kirkland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Stephen Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ 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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 3/11

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
Homegrown: 4/16

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 : 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 : 7/16

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:

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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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œI was sent off. Mr Dโ€™Urso told me to sit back in the stand. I presume it was for questioning a couple of decisions the linesman made. I must have hit a nerve and he took umbrage at the comments I made and no doubt Iโ€™ll be reported. โ€œIโ€™m not proud of them, but I felt I was 100 per cent correct at what I said. I was amazed at the penalty. โ€œThe referee [Dโ€™Urso] took it down well and showed a bit of skill, and I think he said: `Go on Jari, have a go.โ€™ But I think it was a bit strong when he ran to the Kop and celebrated.โ€ John Gregory. โ€œSometimes you feel as if everybodyโ€™s against you.โ€ Villa coach John Deehan. โ€œThere was no luck involved.โ€ Liverpool assistant manager Phil Thompson.

MATCH REPORT