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Game #4746

Aston Villa

Drew

13th (+1)

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨

Saturday, 11 January 2003

Premier League

Liverpool

Anfield

Attendance: 43,210

Liverpool

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

KEY MAN

Dion Dublin, scored from the spot.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 11 January 2003

🥅 | 38’ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Michael Owen
🟨 | 41’ Booking, Ian Taylor
🕒 | HT Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Darius Vassell, Sub on, Stefan Moore
⚽ | 50’ Goal, 1-1, Dion Dublin (pen)
🔁 | 52’ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Ulises de la Cruz
🟨 | 79’ Booking, Alan Wright
🕒 | 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: 🏆
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 🏆🏆🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 2000-01

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Paul Durkin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Dorset, 1987-2004
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 2002-03

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 45 | 🟩 | 15 🟨 | 10 🟥 20 | 1.22

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Durkin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Dorset, 1987-2004
Matches Officiated: 26
🟩 : 8
🟨 : 8
🟥 : 10
🆘 : 3
Previous 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 9 February 2002, Villa 1-1 Chelsea, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Liverpool

🟨

TEAM NEWS

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.02 |

Oldest Player |
M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 34.63 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 | 20.78 |

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 2002-03

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Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | 🇫🇮 |
LB Alan Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
CB Ronny Johnsen | 🇳🇴 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 |
M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Gérard Houllier | 🇫🇷 |

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Liverpool

GK Chris Kirkland | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB John Arne Riise | 🇳🇴 |
CB Stéphane Henchoz |🇨🇭| 🟨 |
CB Sami Hyypiä | 🇫🇮 |
CB Jamie Carragher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Danny Murphy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steven Gerrard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Salif Diao | 🇸🇳 | 🔁 |
CF El-Hadji Diouf | 🇸🇳 | 🔁 |
CF Neil Mellor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
F Michael Owen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CF Stefan Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 46’ |
🔁 RB Ulises de la Cruz | 🇪🇨 | for M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 52’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Salif Diao | 🇸🇳 | (M Bruno Cheyrou | 🇫🇷 |)
🔁 | CF El-Hadji Diouf | 🇸🇳 | (M Vladimir Šmicer | 🇨🇿 |)
🔁 | CF Neil Mellor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Emile Heskey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | 🇳🇱 |
CB Rob Edwards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Peter Crouch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jerzy Dudek | 🇵🇱 |
CB Djimi Traoré | 🇲🇱 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Homegrown: 5/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/16
Homegrown: 7/16

SQUAD STATS

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Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not reported

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not reported

MATCH QUOTES

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

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 11 January 2003

Michael Owen broke his goal drought, but Liverpool’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 Dublin’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 Barry’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 Arne’s Riise hitting the post. The home side finally broke through Villa’s defence after 38 minutes with El-Hadji Diouf the creator. Diouf’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 Liverpool’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 Enckelman’s goalkeeping, Steven Gerrard and Emile Heskey both denied by the Finn. And Liverpool’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.

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