top of page

Game #4696

Aston Villa

Drew

9th (-1)

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨

Tuesday, 1 January 2002

Premier League

Sunderland

Stadium of Light

Attendance: 45,324

Sunderland

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Darius Vassell | 59’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa open 2002 as they ended 2001 with a draw to leave them down in ninth in the Premier League table after one win in eleven under John Gregory.

KEY MAN

Ian Taylor headed Villa's opener against Sunderland but they are held again to leave them with one win in eleven Premier League games under John Gregory, Tuesday, 1 January 2002.

2020-21 (h) Aston Villa Kit.gif
2020-21 (h) Aston Villa Kit.gif
2021-22 Matchweek 38.jpg

Copyright Historical Football Kits and reproduced by kind permission.

MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 1 January 2002

💥 | 15' Missed Penalty (Sunderland), Kevin Phillips
🟨 | 30’ Booking, Ian Taylor
🕒 | HT Sunderland 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 59’ Goal, 1-0, Ian Taylor, Assist by Darius Vassell
🔁 | 67’ Sub off, Hassan Kachloul, Sub on, Gareth Barry
🟨 | 79’ Booking, Darius Vassell
🥅 | 86’ Goal, 1-1, (Sunderland), Émerson Thome
🟨 | 88’ Booking, Steve Stone
🕒 | FT Sunderland 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Late goals had proven a common theme under John Gregory and once again Villa conceded in the final minutes of a game to snatch a draw from the jaws of victory, as a result Villa extend their run to one win in twelve.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Sunderland

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

Previous 5 vs. Sunderland: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

Villa.gif
2509-2.png

Season | 2001-02 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Game | #21 |
Manager Game | #187 |
Tuesday, 1 January 2002

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Scunthorpe, 1998-2002
Referee: Mike Riley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leeds, 1994-2009
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟥 Drew
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 186 | 🟩 | 81 🟨 | 50 🟥 55 | 1.58

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Riley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leeds, 1994-2009
Matches Officiated: 15
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 7
🟥 : 5
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 5 May 01, Villa 3-2 Coventry (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨 🟨

Sunderland

🟨

TEAM NEWS

Dion Dublin, Steve Stone and Ian Taylor return for George Boateng, Paul Merson and Juan Pablo Ángel.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.94 |

Oldest Player |
GK Peter Schmeichel | 🇩🇰 |38.15 |

Youngest Player |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.78 |

MANAGER

John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Villa.gif

Aston Villa

GK Peter Schmeichel | 🇩🇰 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 |
LB Alan Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | ⚽ |
M Hassan Kachloul | 🇲🇦 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steve Stone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
F Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔥 |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Peter Reid | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

2509-2.png

Sunderland

GK Thomas Sørensen | 🇩🇰 |
RB Bernt Haas | 🇨🇭 |
LB Michael Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Émerson Thome | 🇧🇷 | ⚽ |
RB Darren Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Claudio Reyna | 🇺🇸 | 🔁 |
M Gavin McCann | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jason McAteer | 🇮🇪 |
M Julio Arca | 🇦🇷 |
CF Niall Quinn | 🇮🇪 |
CF Kevin Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

Villa.gif

🔁 M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Hassan Kachloul | 🇲🇦 | 67’ |

SUBSTITUTES

2509-2.png

🔁 | M Claudio Reyna | 🇺🇸 | (M Paul Thirlwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

Villa.gif

GK Peter Enckelman | 🇫🇮 |
M George Boateng | 🇳🇱 |
M Paul Merson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

2509-2.png

GK Jürgen Macho | 🇦🇹 |
LB George McCartney | 🇬🇧 |
W Kevin Kilbane | 🇮🇪 |
CF Kevin Kyle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

Villa.gif

1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 3/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/16
Homegrown: 5/16

SQUAD STATS

2509-2.png

1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 4/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

Villa.gif

MATCHDAY SQUAD

2509-2.png

UNAVAILABLE

Villa.gif

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Villa.gif

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

​

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


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

​

Match Symbols:

​

⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

“There were three points at stake today and we’ve allowed two to slip away. “I was disappointed that we let the points slip away, much as we did here last season.” John Gregory.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 1 January, 2002

*Thome saves Sunderland* Emerson Thome’s late strike grabbed a share of the points for Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Thome met Julio Arca’s cross with a looping header to cancel out Ian Taylor’s effort, which came 14 minutes into the second half. With Kevin Phillips missing his third successive penalty after quarter of an hour, it had looked as if the home side’s industry was to be left unrewarded. But then the big Brazilian Thome popped up to spoil Villa’s New Year celebrations. Taylor had crashed home Darius Vassell’s cross with half an hour to go - the first goal Sunderland had conceded at home in over seven hours of football. Stone picked up the ball in midfield and found Vassell on the right. When he delivered a teasing cross into the middle, Taylor did not even have to break stride to head past Sorensen. Sunderland searched for a way back into the game and pinned Villa back inside their own half. But they could not find a way through, with Schmeichel denying Phillips from distance. Phillips had seen his first-half penalty saved by Schmeichel, the Danish keeper diving low to his left to keep out the 15th-minute spot-kick. The Black Cats were dealt a further blow on 23 minutes when joint record signing Claudio Reyna was stretchered off after a midfield clash with Lee Hendrie. Steve Stone set the alarm bells ringing with 26 minutes gone when he picked out Vassell inside the penalty area, but the striker’s control let him down and Thome was able to clear. Sunderland’s response was swift. Phillips turned provider a minute later, curling a cross towards Quinn at the far post only for Samuel to hack clear. Quinn broke on halfway and fed Julio Arca, who cut inside on the edge of the box but was robbed by Olof Mellberg. Phillips smashed a 20-yard effort inches wide and continued to terrorise the Villa defence. Two minutes before the break he pulled away from his man to receive Arca’s pass but drilled his shot straight at the keeper.

All Videos

All Videos

All Videos
Search video...
HIGHLIGHTS | Crystal Palace 5-0 Aston Villa

HIGHLIGHTS | Crystal Palace 5-0 Aston Villa

02:16
Play Video
DURAN DOUBLE RESCUES A POINT FOR VILLA | Aston Villa 3-3 Liverpool

DURAN DOUBLE RESCUES A POINT FOR VILLA | Aston Villa 3-3 Liverpool

03:25