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Game #4720

Aston Villa

Saturday, 24 August 2002

Lost

17th (-2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur

Attendance: 35,384

White Hart Lane

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa make it three consecutive defeats under Graham Taylor as Olof Mellberg is already forced to disabuse rumours of major unrest at the direction of the club under the manager and Chairman.

KEY MAN

Darius Vassell, mayhem.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 24 August 2002

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Mark Kinsella
๐Ÿฅ… | 26โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Jamie Redknapp
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Peter Crouch, Sub on, Marcus Allbรคck
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Ulises de la Cruz, Sub on, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Gareth Barry, Sub on, Jlloyd Samuel
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose a third consecutive game and had now lost 8 of their 15 league games under Graham Taylor, winning 3, as concerns already mounted about the season ahead.

Taylorโ€™s penchant for half time substitutions showed again which to the cynic suggested one of three things. A lack of understanding or knowledge of the oppositionโ€™s tactics necessitating a change; panic in even the slightest adversity; or a tendency to field the wrong team in the first place. Whatever was the cause the impact was often disjointed performances and what seemed tactical unfamiliarity for those on the pitch.

A further cause for concern was the calibre of the new signings being brought into the club, honest and uncomplicated attitudes was refreshing but there were signs that these were not additions that materially improved the playing quality of the squad.

Irish international midfielder Mark Kinsella made his Villa debut aged 30 after joining from Charlton Athletic for a fee of ยฃ1,040,000 in July 2002.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 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

Tottenham Hotspur

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1998-99

FIXTURE HISTORY

Tottenham Hotspur

Previous 5 vs. Spurs: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Game | #2 |
Manager Game | #19 |
Saturday, 24 August 2002

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Clive Wilkes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Gloucester, 1990-2003
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 19 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 4 ๐ŸŸจ | 5 ๐ŸŸฅ 10 | 0.89

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Clive Wilkes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Gloucester, 1990-2003
Matches Officiated: 6
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 4
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 28 November 2001, League Cup, Villa 0-1 Wednesday, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Alan Wright replaces Alpay ร–zalan as Mark Kinsella is handed his debut ahead of Thomas Hitzlsperger.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.36 |

Oldest Player |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.62 |

Youngest Player |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.51 |

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 Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸข |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Glenn Hoddle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Tottenham Hotspur

GK Kasey Keller | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Mauricio Taricco | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Anthony Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dean Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Matthew Etherington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jamie Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Milenko Aฤimoviฤ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
M Christian Ziege ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Simon Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Les Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Teddy Sheringham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 77โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Matthew Etherington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Goran Bunjevฤeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Christian Ziege ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | (LB Ben Thatcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Les Ferdinand | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Gary Doherty | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Neil Sullivan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Sergei Rebrov | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |

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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 : 7/16
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 : 7/11

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

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 M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not reported

MATCH QUOTES

"We didn't make things happen and we're left very frustrated." Graham Taylor. --- โ€œThereโ€™s [not] any crisis in the dressing-room. โ€œThere are a couple of players who are dissatisfied and that makes headlines.โ€ Olof Mellberg

MATCH REPORT