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Game #4727

Wednesday, 2 October 2002

Attendance: 20,833

Won

League Cup 2nd Round

2nd Round

Luton Town

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa beat third tier Luton in the second round of the League Cup.

Aston Villa

3-0

Luton Town

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Dion Dublin, brace.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 9โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ulises de la Cruz, Assist by Gareth Barry
โšฝ | 25โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Dion Dublin, Assist by Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Luton Town
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Stefan Moore
โšฝ | 48โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Dion Dublin
๐Ÿ” | 69โ€™ Sub off, Steve Staunton, Sub on, ร–yvind Leonhardsen
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Dion Dublin, Sub on, Marcus Allbรคck
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Luton Town

ON THIS DAY

Villa seek respite from their League troubles as they see off Second Division side Luton Town to reach the League Cup third round.

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

Luton Town

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1987-88

FIXTURE HISTORY

Luton Town

Previous 5 vs. Luton: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #13 |
Manager Game | #26 |
Wednesday, 2 October 2002

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Colin Webster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Newcastle upon Tyne, 2000-2012
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Colin Webster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Newcastle upon Tyne, 2000-2012
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Luton Town

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Colin Webster

TEAM NEWS

Ulises de la Cruz replaces Mark Delaney.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.31 |

Oldest Player |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.72 |

Youngest Player |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.53 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Joe Kinnear | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | โšฝ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Luton Town

GK Carl Emberson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Sol Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Coyne | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Russell Perrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Emmerson Boyce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Matthew Spring | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Robinson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Peter Holmes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Steve Howard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Andrew Fotiadis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M ร–yvind Leonhardsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | for LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Russell Perrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Alan Neilson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Peter Holmes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Ian Hillier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | F Andrew Fotiadis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (F Dean Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Cรฉdric Berthelin | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M Ahmet Brkovic | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |

SQUAD STATS

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

SQUAD STATS

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 : 13/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not reported

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not reported

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Lutonโ€™s hopes of staging a second half revival were effectively killed off within three minutes of the restart through a fine second goal from Dublin."

*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 2 October 2002

Dion Dublin scored twice as Aston Villa cruised past Luton Town and into the third round of the Worthington Cup.

Villa boss Graham Taylor played his strongest team and his side dominated proceedings from start to finish.

Luton, who battled hard throughout, had the first half-chance of the game when Chris Coyne went close with a low drive following a corner from Peter Holmes.

But Villa were soon in the ascendancy and just about their first worthwhile attack produced the opening goal after nine minutes from Ulises de la Cruz.

Jlloyd Samuel crossed from the left flank and Gareth Barry turned the ball into the path of de la Cruz, who made no mistake from close range.

Villa doubled their lead after 25 minutes through Dublin, who was again preferred to Peter Crouch and Marcus Allback as Darius Vassellโ€™s strike partner.

Dublin connected with a Lee Hendrie free kick and headed home from six yards out.

Lutonโ€™s hopes of staging a second half revival were effectively killed off within three minutes of the restart through a fine second goal from Dublin.

Luton substitute Ian Hillier cleared the ball out of the danger area but it quickly came back to Dublin, who controlled on his chest before sending a low volley past the despairing dive of Carl Emberson.

Dublin was causing all sorts of problems and he thought he had completed his hat-trick after 57 minutes when he scored from close range after a Hendrie shot had been parried by Emberson into his path.

But his celebrations in front of the Holte End were cut short as he was adjudged to have been marginally offside.

Villa substitute Oyvind Leonhardsen then came close to registering his first goal for the club when his far post effort hit the post after he had got on the end of a de la Cruz cross.