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Game #4735

Saturday, 23 November 2002

Attendance: 33,279


Premier League

11th (+3)

West Ham United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa win for the second time in three to make it five wins in fifteen Premier League games under Graham Taylor as they climb to 11th in the table.

Aston Villa


West Ham United

Assist(s) | Dion Dublin | 29โ€™ | Darius Vassell | 59โ€™ | Lee Hendrie | 71โ€™ | ร–yvind Leonhardsen | 80โ€™ |


Lee Hendrie opens the scoring for Villa against West Ham to set up a convincing win and make it five wins in fifteen Premier League games under Graham Taylor, Saturday, 23 November 2002.




๐ŸŸจ | 14โ€™ Booking, Steve Staunton
โšฝ | 29โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Lee Hendrie, Assist by Dion Dublin
๐ŸŸจ | 48โ€™ Booking, Dion Dublin
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 West Ham United
โšฝ | 59โ€™ Goal, 2-0, ร–yvind Leonhardsen, Assist by Darius Vassell
๐Ÿฅ… | 70โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (West Ham United), Paulo Di Canio
โšฝ | 72โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Dion Dublin, Assist by Lee Hendrie
โšฝ | 80โ€™ Goal, 4-1, Darius Vassell, Assist by ร–yvind Leonhardsen
๐ŸŸจ | 83โ€™ Booking, Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Marcus Allbรคck
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Mark Kinsella
๐Ÿ” | 85โ€™ Sub off, Dion Dublin, Sub on, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 4-1 West Ham United


Villa make it five games unbeaten and five League wins this season as Dion Dublin hits his 100th Premier League goal. As a result Villa climb to 11th place. Of the eight wins in 28 games that Graham Taylor has now delivered in the Premier League, four have seen Villa score three or more goals.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
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

West Ham United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1979-80


West Ham United

Previous 5 vs. West Ham: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ


Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Game | #15 |
Manager Game | #34 |
Saturday, 23 November 2002


Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ


Referee: Chris Foy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | St. Helens, 1996-2015
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 30 Jan 02, Villa 0-0 Everton (h)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ



๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

West Ham United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Chris Foy


Lee Hendrie, Steve Staunton and Darius Vassell return for Ronny Johnsen, Marcus Allbรคck and Mark Delaney.


Starting XI Average Age
| 27.03 |

Oldest Player |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.49 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 20.65 |



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

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

Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M ร–yvind Leonhardsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

West Ham United

GK David James (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Nigel Winterburn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Christian Dailly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ian Pearce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Sรฉbastien Schemmel | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
M ร‰douard Cissรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Michael Carrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Joe Cole | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Trevor Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Paulo Di Canio | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |
CF Jermain Defoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |


๐Ÿ” F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | for Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 85โ€™ |


No Substitutions Made


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


GK Raimond van der Gouw | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Gary Breen | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Tomas Repka | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
CF Titi Camara | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
CF Richard Garcia | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |


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: 5/11

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



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 : 8/11

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 : 8/16



Not reported


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


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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance




Not reported


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โ€œItโ€™s fair to say that West Ham had their chances but I was very pleased with us today.

"Our fourth goal was one of the best I've seen.โ€

Graham Taylor.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 23 November, 2002

*Villa sink sad West Ham*

Aston Villaโ€™s recent revival gathered pace as they heaped more misery on struggling West Ham, who found themselves bottom of the Premiership following this latest defeat.

Graham Taylorโ€™s side took the lead through Lee Hendrie before the break but really sparked into life in the second half.

Paolo di Canio gave the visitors some hope when he reduced the deficit with 20 minutes left after Oyvind Leonhardsen had doubled the home sideโ€™s advantage.

But further strikes from Dion Dublin, his 100th Premiership goal, and Darius Vassell ensured the Hammers remained deep in trouble at the foot of the table.

Both sides made a bright start, but it was West Ham who perhaps should have broken the deadlock in the first 25 minutes.

Jermain Defoe dragged a left-foot shot wide of the far post after turning Steve Staunton before Joe Cole saw his header cleared off the line by JLloyd Samuel.

Defoe had the ball in the back of the net on 28 minutes only for the assistant refereeโ€™s flag to rule the goal out for offside.

And within 60 seconds, Villa had taken the lead through Hendrie, who had been recalled to the starting line-up.

Gareth Barryโ€™s free-kick was chested down by Dublin, and the former England midfielder drilled a low, left-foot shot past David James.

The home side had two chances to increase their lead before the break.

Dublin forced a reflex save out of James before Vassell, back in the side after a toe problem, saw his injury-time volley hit the crossbar.

The action really began to hot up after the interval - and Villa were indebted to Peter Enckelman for keeping them in front.

The Finn rushed off his line to deny Edouard Cisse on 51 minutes before pulling off another top stop to keep out Trevor Sinclair just three minutes later.

Villa could have doubled their lead in between Enckelmanโ€™s heroics, Leonhardsenโ€™s header bravely blocked by Ian Pearce.

But the Norwegian was not to be denied just before the hour mark, beating James at his near post following a dazzling run by Vassell.

Dublin should have made it 3-0 on 65 minutes after James could only parry Thomas Hitzlspergerโ€™s 25-yard shot.

But the beanpole striker failed to hit the target with the goal at his mercy.

That miss looked as though it might prove costly when Paolo di Canio reduced the deficit with a header on 70 minutes.

But Dublin made amends when he headed Villa back into a two-goal advantage from a Hendrie free-kick less than two minutes later.

Vassell then heaped more misery on the Hammers by netting number four with 10 minutes remaining.