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Game #4729

Aston Villa

Lost

15th (-1)

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥

Monday, 21 October 2002

Premier League

Southampton

Villa Park

Attendance: 25,817

Aston Villa

0-1

Southampton

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose for the sixth time in ten Premier League games under Graham Taylor to fall to 15th in the table.

KEY MAN

Peter Enckelman, sent off.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 21 October 2002

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Southampton
🟥 | 46’ Sending off, Peter Enckelman
🥅 | 48’ Goal, 0-1, (Southampton, pen), James Beattie
🔁 | 47’ Sub off, Mark Kinsella, Sub on, Stefan Postma
🟨 | 51’ Booking, Lee Hendrie
🟨 | 56’ Booking, Steve Staunton
🔁 | 57’ Sub off, Ulises deal Cruz, Sub on, Mustapha Hadji
🔁 | 83’ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Stefan Moore
🟨 | 89’ Booking, Gareth Barry
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Southampton

ON THIS DAY

Villa fail to score for the seventh time in ten Premier League games as they lose for the twelfth time in 23 League games under Graham Taylor with just 6 wins to their credit over that period. Villa’s defeat comes against a Southampton side who had not won away from home since March 2002.

Aston Villa

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

Southampton

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Game | #10 |
Manager Game | #28 |
Monday, 21 October 2002

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Steve Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 2002-03

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 28 | 🟩 | 8 🟨 | 6 🟥 14 | 1.07

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1995-2010
Matches Officiated: 8
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 4
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 11 May 02, Villa 3-1 Chelsea (a)
Cards: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨

Southampton

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TEAM NEWS

Alpay Özalan replaces Juan Pablo Ángel in the line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.00 |

Oldest Player |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 | 33.78 |

Youngest Player |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.58 |

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 2002-03

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Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | 🇫🇮 | 🟥 |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
CB Alpay Özalan | 🇹🇷 |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | 🇪🇨 | 🔁 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Mark Kinsella | 🇮🇪 | 🔁 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Gordon Strachan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Southampton

GK Antti Niemi | 🇫🇮 |
LB Wayne Bridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Claus Lundekvam | 🇳🇴 | 🔁 |
CB Michael Svensson | 🇸🇪 |
RB Jason Dodd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Chris Marsden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Rory Delap | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
M Anders Svensson | 🇸🇪 |
W Fabrice Fernandes | 🇫🇷 | 🔁 |
CF James Beattie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Brett Ormerod | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 GK Stefan Postma | 🇳🇱 | for M Mark Kinsella | 🇮🇪 | 47’ |
🔁 M Mustapha Hadji | 🇲🇦 | for RB Ulises de la Cruz | 🇪🇨 | 57’ |
🔁 F Stefan Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 83’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Claus Lundekvam | 🇳🇴 | (CB Paul Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | W Fabrice Fernandes | 🇫🇷 | (RB Paul Telfer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |)
🔁 | CF Brett Ormerod | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Jo Tessem | 🇳🇴 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Öyvind Leonhardsen | 🇳🇴 |
CF Juan Pablo Ángel | 🇨🇴 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Paul Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Matt Oakley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 5/11
Homegrown: 4/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/16
Homegrown: 5/16

SQUAD STATS

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Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 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

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not reported

MATCH QUOTES

"Our play doesn't have a lot of smoothness. “You have to go along with the referee’s decision.” Graham Taylor. “Villa played better after they had [Enckelman] sent off Southampton goalkeeper Antti Niemi.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Monday, 21 October, 2002

*Saints pile on Villa pain* Southampton snatched their first away of the season as Gordon Strachan’s side narrowly beat 10-man Aston Villa. The struggling Midlands side had to play most of the second half without goalkeeper Peter Enckelman. Just 11 seconds after the restart Enckelman was sent-off after giving away a penalty that was converted by James Beattie. The win saw Southampton move up one place into twelfth spot as Gordon Strachan’s side won on their travels for the first time since March. After a muted first half the game exploded into life as Enckelman again took centre stage in a Monday night game of football. Just over a month ago the Villa goalkeeper was adjudged to have touched Olof Melberg’s throw-in on its way to goal as Graham Taylor’s side lost 3-0 to Birmingham. This time the Finn was involved in a mix-up with Alpay, which saw Brett Ormerod sandwiched between the two Villa players. Referee Steve Bennett immediately red-carded the goalkeeper. Television replays suggested that it was Alpay - the transfer-listed defender who was returning to the Villa team after a five-week interlude - who should have been dismissed. On came Stefan Postma to make his Premiership debut, but the Dutch goalkeeper’s first task was to pick the ball out of the net after Beattie crashed his shot low into the corner. The pity for Enckleman was that he had had a solid game up to that point. After Fabrice Fernandes had sent Anders Svensson away, the Finn did well to stand his ground and block the Swede’s shot. He then got down to gather an Ormerod shot and dealt with an Anders Svensson header on the stroke of half-time with aplomb. The game’s other Finnish goalkeeper - Southampton’s Antti Niemi - enjoyed a more profitable game. Notably when Barry strode into the box and his low shot saw the Finn turn the ball round the post. He also got down well to save from Mustapha Hadji late on. Villa have managed to score just six goals this season and this was the seventh game in which Villa have failed to score. Those are miserable statistics which led to the Villa Park crowd booing their team off the pitch both at half time as well as at the end of the game.

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