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Game #4729

Aston Villa

Monday, 21 October 2002

Lost

15th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Attendance: 25,817

Southampton

Villa Park

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

Aston Villa

0-1

Southampton

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Peter Enckelman, sent off.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 21 October 2002

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Southampton
๐ŸŸฅ | 46โ€™ Sending off, Peter Enckelman
๐Ÿฅ… | 48โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Southampton, pen), James Beattie
๐Ÿ” | 47โ€™ Sub off, Mark Kinsella, Sub on, Stefan Postma
๐ŸŸจ | 51โ€™ Booking, Lee Hendrie
๐ŸŸจ | 56โ€™ Booking, Steve Staunton
๐Ÿ” | 57โ€™ Sub off, Ulises deal Cruz, Sub on, Mustapha Hadji
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Stefan Moore
๐ŸŸจ | 89โ€™ Booking, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ•’ | 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. Villaโ€™s defeat comes against a Southampton side who had not won away from home since March 2002.

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

Southampton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

Previous 5 vs. Southampton: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1995-2010
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 11 May 02, Villa 3-1 Chelsea (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Southampton

๐ŸŸจ

Steve Bennett

TEAM NEWS

Alpay ร–zalan replaces Juan Pablo รngel in the line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.00 |

Oldest Player |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.78 |

Youngest Player |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.58 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Gordon Strachan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Alpay ร–zalan | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Southampton

GK Antti Niemi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Wayne Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Claus Lundekvam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Michael Svensson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Jason Dodd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Marsden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Rory Delap | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Anders Svensson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Fabrice Fernandes | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
CF James Beattie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Brett Ormerod | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | for M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 47โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | 57โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Claus Lundekvam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (CB Paul Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Fabrice Fernandes | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (RB Paul Telfer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Brett Ormerod | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Jo Tessem | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M ร–yvind Leonhardsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Paul Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Matt Oakley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 : 6/16
Homegrown: 5/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

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 : 7/14

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

"Our play doesn't have a lot of smoothness.

โ€œYou have to go along with the refereeโ€™s decision.โ€

Graham Taylor.


โ€œVilla played better after they had [Enckelman] sent off

Southampton goalkeeper Antti Niemi.

*BBC Sport*
Monday, 21 October, 2002

*Saints pile on Villa pain*

Southampton snatched their first away of the season as Gordon Strachanโ€™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 Strachanโ€™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 Melbergโ€™s throw-in on its way to goal as Graham Taylorโ€™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 goalkeeperโ€™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 Swedeโ€™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 gameโ€™s other Finnish goalkeeper - Southamptonโ€™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.