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Game #4746

Saturday, 11 January 2003

Attendance: 43,210

Drew

Premier League

13th (+1)

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Anfield

Villa make it three Premier League games unbeaten but are held at Anfield to make it eight wins in twenty three Premier League games under Graham Taylor as they climb to 13th in the table.

Liverpool

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Dion Dublin, scored from the spot.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 38โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Michael Owen
๐ŸŸจ | 41โ€™ Booking, Ian Taylor
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Stefan Moore
โšฝ | 50โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Dion Dublin (pen)
๐Ÿ” | 52โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Ulises de la Cruz
๐ŸŸจ | 79โ€™ Booking, Alan Wright
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa, in a New Year, continue to confound expectations, delivering a draw at Anfield, as unexpected as that at Old Trafford earlier in the campaign, just days after capitulation in the FA Cup. Villa were now unbeaten in three League games.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 2000-01

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #32 |
League Game | #23 |
Manager Game | #45 |
Saturday, 11 January 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Paul Durkin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Dorset, 1987-2004
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Durkin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Dorset, 1987-2004
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 9 February 2002, Villa 1-1 Chelsea, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

๐ŸŸจ

Paul Durkin

TEAM NEWS

Peter Enckelman, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Ian Taylor, Darius Vassell and Ronny Johnsen replace Stefan Postma, Rob Edwards, Juan Pablo รngel, Mark Kinsella and Ulises de la Cruz.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.02 |

Oldest Player |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.63 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 20.78 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Gรฉrard Houllier | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Liverpool

GK Chris Kirkland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB John Arne Riise | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Stรฉphane Henchoz |๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ| ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Sami Hyypiรค | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Jamie Carragher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Danny Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steven Gerrard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Salif Diao | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF El-Hadji Diouf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Neil Mellor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Michael Owen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Ulises de la Cruz | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 52โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Salif Diao | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (M Bruno Cheyrou | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | CF El-Hadji Diouf | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ | (M Vladimir ล micer | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Neil Mellor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Emile Heskey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Rob Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jerzy Dudek | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Djimi Traorรฉ | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

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
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 : 10/16
Homegrown: 7/16

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 biggest problem all season is that we have not converted a high enough ratio of chances."

Graham Taylor.

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 11 January 2003

Michael Owen broke his goal drought, but Liverpoolโ€™s poor form continued as a draw against Aston Villa left them without a Premiership win from their last 11 outings.

Owen struck his first goal since 2 November, the last time Liverpool won a league game.

Villa have not won on their Premiership travels this season and Dion Dublinโ€™s spot-kick equaliser was not enough to break that run.

The visitors had two chances to land an early blow in their quest for an away win.

First, Dublin volleyed Gareth Barryโ€™s pin-point cross over the bar from just seven yards out.

And then the striker watched in agony as his hooked shot was cleared off the line by Stephane Henchoz.

Liverpool applied increasing pressure, midfielder Salif Diao sending a left-foot shot just wide, Owen firing into the side-netting instead of passing to Neil Mellor and John Arneโ€™s Riise hitting the post.

The home side finally broke through Villaโ€™s defence after 38 minutes with El-Hadji Diouf the creator.

Dioufโ€™s skill and trickery saw him work his way to the by-line before pulling the ball back for Owen to lash home from close range.

Villa were out 10 minutes warming up at half-time prior to Liverpoolโ€™s emergence after the interval and they were rewarded with an equaliser.

Anfield keeper Chris Kirkland impressively saved an Ian Taylor header.

But he could not stop a well-placed Dublin penalty awarded when Sami Hyypia brought down Barry.

Dublin then headed over from six yards as Liverpool struggled for form and fluency against their more determined visitors.

When Liverpool did manage to threaten the Villa goal they were denied by a mixture of good defending and Peter Enckelmanโ€™s goalkeeping, Steven Gerrard and Emile Heskey both denied by the Finn.

And Liverpoolโ€™s Murphy had a free-kick cleared off the line by Ulises de la Cruz.

Barry volleyed over for the visitors as the frustration from the home fans became apparent from the terraces and the spoils were shared.