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Game #4737

Wednesday, 4 December 2002

Attendance: 23,042

Won

League Cup 4th Round

4th Round

Preston North End

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa hammer first division side Preston in the League Cup to qualify for the Quarter Finals.

Aston Villa

5-0

Preston North End

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Darius Vassell celebrates scoring his and Villa's second of the night as they go on to put five past first division Preston without reply to reach the League Cup quarter final, Wednesday, 4 December, 2002

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ” | 30โ€™ Sub off, Ian Taylor, Sub on, Mark Kinsella
โšฝ | 44โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Darius Vassell, Assist by Mark Kinsella
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Preston North End
โšฝ | 55โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Darius Vassell, Assist by Dion Dublin
โšฝ | 80โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Dion Dublin, Assist by Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Jlloyd Samuel, Sub on, Ulises de la Cruz
๐Ÿ” | 82โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Juan Pablo รngel
โšฝ | 84โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Juan Pablo รngel, Assist by Ulises de la Cruz
โšฝ | 87โ€™ Goal, 5-0, Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 5-0 Preston North End

ON THIS DAY

Villa sweep aside First Division Preston to progress to the League Cup Fifth 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

Preston North End

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1937โ€“38

FIXTURE HISTORY

Preston North End

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #23 |
Manager Game | #36 |
Wednesday, 4 December 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: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 5-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Clive Wilkes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Gloucester, 1990-2003
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 24 August 2002, Villa 0-1 Tottenham, White Hart Lane.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Preston North End

๐ŸŸจ

Clive Wilkes

TEAM NEWS

Gareth Barry replaces Olof Mellberg for the League Cup.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.81 |

Oldest Player |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.52 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 20.68 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Craig Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

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

Preston North End

GK David Lucas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Colin Murdock | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Adam Eaton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Lucketti | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Graham Alexander | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Eric Skora | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Dickson Etuhu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Paul McKenna | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Eddie Lewis | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF David Healy | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CF Richard Cresswell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 30โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | for F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Eric Skora | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (M Paul McKenna | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Dickson Etuhu | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ | (M Mark Rankine | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Paul McKenna | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Lee Cartwright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

RB Tyrone Mears | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Marlon Broomes | 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 : 6/11
Homegrown: 5/11

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 : 11/14

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

โ€œI feel some sympathy for Preston because I didnโ€™t think their performance warranted them being beaten by five goals.โ€

Graham Taylor.

*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 4 December, 2002

*Vassell punishes Preston*

Darius Vassell grabbed two goals as Aston Villa cruised to victory over Preston in the Worthington Cup fourth round.

Dion Dublin, Thomas Hitzlsperger and Juan Pablo Angel - with his first touch after coming on to replace Vassell - also scored at Villa Park.

The Premiership side always looked in control, and some razor-sharp finishing underlined their overall superiority.

Resolute Preston defending kept them at bay until the 44th minute, when Vassell opened the scoring.

Mark Kinsella was on hand to put a Colin Murdock clearance back into the Preston box, and Vassell fired home from close range.

His second came 10 minutes after the re-start when a Lee Hendrie cross was laid back by Dion Dublin.

Vassell kept his composure to skip past Colin Murdock and Chris Lucketti before side-footing past goalkeeper David Lucas.

The home side should have gone ahead two minutes earlier when Murdock was robbed by JLloyd Samuel who combined with Vassell to set up Dublin, but he shot wide.

It was not Murdockโ€™s night - he was also booked in the 34th minute for bringing down Vassell.

Preston began the second half brightly, with a 48th-minute cross by Eddie Jones nearly eluding Villa keeper Peter Enckelman.

But Graham Taylorโ€™s team were rewarded for their overall dominance by Vassellโ€™s second - only his fourth goal of the season.

Dublin added a third, heading home from Barryโ€™s cross in the 80th minute, but the nightโ€™s best goal came from Angel.

The Colombian latched on to a cross by fellow substitute Ulises De la Cruz to acrobatically hook the ball past Lucas.

Hitzlsperger then put the icing on Villaโ€™s best win of the season, drilling home a left-footed shot from 30 yards.