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Game #4745

Saturday, 4 January 2003

Attendance: 23,884

Lost

FA Cup 3rd Round

3rd Round

Blackburn Rovers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa embarrass at home as they lose heavily to a poor Blackburn side and are knocked out of the FA Cup in third round.

Aston Villa

1-4

Blackburn Rovers

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Juan Pablo รngel, equalised to no avail, Saturday, 4 January 2003.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 17โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers), Matt Jansen
โšฝ | 41โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Juan Pablo รngel
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Blackburn Rovers
๐Ÿฅ… | 52โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Blackburn Rovers), Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿฅ… | 60โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Blackburn Rovers), Matt Jansen
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Mark Kinsella, Sub on, Ian Taylor
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Juan Pablo รngel, Sub on, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿ” | 69โ€™ Sub off, Rob Edwards, Sub on, Liam Ridgewell
๐Ÿฅ… | 71โ€™ Goal, 1-4, (Blackburn Rovers), Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-4 Blackburn Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylor's difficult second coming continues as Villa are routed at home by Blackburn and a shadow of his former self Dwight Yorke.

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

Blackburn Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2001-02

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #31 |
Manager Game | #44 |
Saturday, 4 January 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Jeff Winter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1992-2004
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-4
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jeff Winter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1992-2004
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 22 September 2002, Villa 3-2 Everton, Villa Park.
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Blackburn Rovers

None

Jeff Winter

TEAM NEWS

Graham Taylor recalls Mark Kinsella in place of Thomas Hitzlsperger.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.58 |

Oldest Player |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.73 |

Youngest Player |
CB Rob Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 20.04 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Graeme Souness | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Rob Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Blackburn Rovers

GK Brad Friedel | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Lucas Neill | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Andy Todd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jay McEveley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Neil Danns | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Garry Flitcroft | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Matt Jansen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Egil ร˜stenstad | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
F Dwight Yorke (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Juan Pablo รngel | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด | 63โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Rob Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 69โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Neil Danns | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Tugay KerimoฤŸlu | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Egil ร˜stenstad | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (W Keith Gillespie | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Wayne Henderson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Alan Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Nils-Eric Johansson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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: 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 : 9/16
Homegrown: 8/16

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 : 7/11

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 : 8/16

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

"It wasn't a case of Dwight coming back to haunt me because I regard him as the best signing I ever made."

Graham Taylor.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 4 January, 2003

*Rovers rout Villa*

Dwight Yorke and Matt Jansen each scored twice as Blackburn Rovers routed disappointing Aston Villa to reach the FA Cup fourth round.

Juan Pablo Angelโ€™s fortuitous rebound had given Villa hope in the first half, cancelling out Jansenโ€™s opener - the Blackburn manโ€™s first goal since his summer motorbike accident.

But Rovers dominated after the break as Yorke silenced the boo-boys with a brace against his former club, either side of Jansenโ€™s header, sending Blackburn into round four.

Blackburn boss Graeme Souness made four changes from the side which beat Middlesbrough on New Yearโ€™s Day, but his reshuffled team made an unconvincing start.

Although David Dunn forced a good early save from Villa keeper Stefan Postma, the home team began well.

Dion Dublin held his head in his hands after volleying Ulises de la Cruzโ€™s penetrating cross over from just five yards on seven minutes.

Lee Hendrie and Angel both saw shots blocked as Villa turned up the pressure, but Blackburn took the lead on 17 minutes.

Jansen latched on to a loose long ball and rifled home in style from 18 yards - and he nearly added a second shortly afterwards, forcing a great save from the diving Postma.

Garry Flitcroft saw a powerful drive blocked, Neil Danns fired the rebound wide and Dunn forced another save as rejuvenated Blackburn took control.

For Villa, Dublin came close as he attempted to scoop Gareth Barryโ€™s cross goalwards, but the ball drifted inches wide.

De la Cruzโ€™s curling cross almost surprised Brad Friedel on 40 minutes, but the Blackburn keeper could do nothing to stop Angelโ€™s equaliser one minute later.

Barry created the goal, cutting into the box and shooting low past Friedel.

McEveley cleared on the line, but hit the ball against Angel, who watched in delight as it rebounded into the net.

Friedel then saved brilliantly from Angel on the stroke of half-time.

Souness made a double substitution at the break, Tugay and Keith Gillespie coming on, and the fresh blood seemed to raise their
spirits.

Rovers regained their lead on 52 minutes, with Yorke hammering home the rebound after Postma had saved the former Villa manโ€™s header.

And the visitors compounded Villaโ€™s misery eight minutes later when Jansen headed home from six yards with the home teamโ€™s defence utterly static.

Barry nearly gave Villa a lifeline on 71 minutes, his jinking run and shot forcing a save from Friedel, and Dublin headed wide from the resulting corner.

But they were made to regret the missed chance seconds later as Yorke latched on to Dunnโ€™s incisive pass and slid the ball home from 18 yards.

Blackburn sat back and Villa fashioned a host of half-chances late on - but the visitorsโ€™ defence was resolute and held firm.