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Game #4719

Aston Villa

Sunday, 18 August 2002

Lost

15th

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Liverpool

Attendance: 41,183

Villa Park

Aston Villa

0-1

Liverpool

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa suffer successive home defeats under Graham Taylor as they start their Premier League campaign with a somewhat worrying whimper.

KEY MAN

Peter Enckelman, penalty save.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 18 August 2002

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Ulises de la Cruz
๐ŸŸจ | 14โ€™ Booking, Alpay ร–zalan
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool
๐Ÿฅ… | 47โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), John Arne Riise
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Peter Crouch, Sub on, Marcus Allbรคck
๐ŸŸจ | 70โ€™ Booking, Steve Staunton
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Sub on, Mustapha Hadji
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 78โ€™ Missed Penalty, (Liverpool), Michael Owen
๐Ÿ” | 84โ€™ Sub off, Gareth Barry, Sub on, Jlloyd Samuel
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose a second consecutive game but there is enough evidence of positivity - especially in the form of Peter Crouch - to compensate as right back Ulises de la Cruz made his Villa debut aged 28 after joining from Hibernian FC for ยฃ2,430,000 - described by his new boss as the "Ecuadorian David Beckham".

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 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 ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #5 |
League Game | #1 |
Manager Game | #18 |
Sunday, 18 August 2002

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Andy D'Urso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Essex, 1994-2015
Kick off: 1.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 18 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 4 ๐ŸŸจ | 5 ๐ŸŸฅ 9 | 0.94

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Andy D'Urso | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Essex, 1994-2015
Matches Officiated: 7
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 26 December 2001, Villa 1-2 Liverpool, Villa Park ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Alpay ร–zalan returns for his first start since December 2001 as Ulises de la Cruz is handed his debut and Lee Hendrie is recalled. Dion Dublin, Ian Taylor and Marcus Allbรคck drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.32 |

Oldest Player |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.60 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 20.38 |

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 |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ๐ŸŸข |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
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 | โšฝ |
CB Stรฉphane Henchoz | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ |
CB Sami Hyypiรค | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Djimi Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Abel Xavier | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
M Danny Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Dietmar Hamann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF El-Hadji Diouf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿคก | ๐Ÿ” |
F Michael Owen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 76โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 84โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF El-Hadji Diouf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (CB Jamie Carragher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | F Michael Owen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
F Michael Boulding | 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 |
M Bruno Cheyrou | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Vladimir ล micer | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡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: 4/11

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: 5/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 5/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not reported

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

๐ŸŸข RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not reported

MATCH QUOTES

"The score was about right because of the chances they had - but it would have been interesting if we had converted one of our earlier chances." Graham Taylor.

MATCH REPORT