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Game #4712

Aston Villa

Saturday, 20 April 2002

Drew

10th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Leicester City

Attendance: 18,125

Filbert Street

Leicester City

2-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Peter Crouch | 22โ€™ | Steve Staunton 27โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa can't even beat relegated Leicester to leave them with one win and six defeats in thirteen Premier League games since John Gregory's departure.

KEY MAN

Villa mob Thomas Hitzlsperger after scoring his first goal for the club against Leicester but Villa with one win in thirteen Premier League games since John Gregory's departure can only draw with the relegated Foxes, Saturday, 20 April 2002.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 20 April 2002

โšฝ | 22โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Darius Vassell, Assist by Peter Crouch
๐Ÿฅ… | 24โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Leicester City, pen), Muzzy Izzet
โšฝ | 27โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Assist by Steve Staunton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Leicester City 1-2 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 67โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Leicester City), Jon Stevenson
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Hassan Kachloul
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Jlloyd Samuel, Sub on, Boลกko Balaban ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Leicester City 2-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa stop their run of defeats with a draw at relegated Leicester but now have just a single win in eleven games under Graham Taylor. Meanwhile the career of one of the strangest signings in Villa's history came to an end. Bert Kingaby (1905-06) and Gary Penrice (1991-92) had been odd signings but Boลกko Balaban took this to another level. What made the Balaban case more concerning than curious were allegations about fees and funds not tying up and claims of mystery beneficiaries of a transfer that was as ill-suited as it was overpriced. Three signings of this ilk in 115 years was probably not bad going but in a surprising turn of events they became a far more regular occurrence over the following decade. Graham Taylor and his successors David O'Leary, Martin O'Neill and Paul Lambert all made signings - some more than once - who rivalled Balaban in mystifying observers and who were clearly out of their depth in the top flight. Over the following decade Michael Boulding (Taylor), Eric Djemba Djemba (O'Leary), Moustapha Salifou and Habib Beye (O'Neill) and Joe Bennett and Jordan Bowery (Lambert) confounded the footballing world and led many to question the judgement of successive Villa bosses.

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: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2001-02 |
Matchday | #47 |
League Game | #36 |
Manager Game | #11 |
Saturday, 20 April 2002

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2002-03

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 11 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 1 ๐ŸŸจ | 4 ๐ŸŸฅ 6 | 0.64

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Poll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Matches Officiated: 21
๐ŸŸฉ : 9
๐ŸŸจ : 8
๐ŸŸฅ : 4
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 6 Jan 02, Villa 2-3 United (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Leicester City

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Villa recall Steve Stone, Darius Vassell and Jlloyd Samuel as Hassan Kachloul, Juan Pablo รngel and Ian Taylor drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.70 |

Oldest Player |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.27 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 20.05 |

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2002-03

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Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
M George Boateng | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

MANAGER

Micky Adams | 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 |
CB Gary Rowett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Frank Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Callum Davidson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Matt Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Lee Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Muzzy Izzet | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Robbie Savage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Stefan Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Matthew Piper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Paul Dickov | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Hassan Kachloul | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 80โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Boลกko Balaban | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | for RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 80โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Callum Davidson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CB Matt Heath | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Lee Marshall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Jon Ashton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Stefan Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Jon Stevenson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Boaz Myhill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mike Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tommy Williamson | 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 : 6/11
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 : 8/16
Homegrown: 5/16

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 : 10/11

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 : 15/16

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

๐Ÿ”ด CF Boลกko Balaban | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | 2001-02 | ๐Ÿ•’ 11 | 2 (9) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 17 | #756 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œWe had enough chances to have won two games - we should have been 4-1 up at half-time.โ€ Graham Taylor.

MATCH REPORT