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Game #4747

Aston Villa

Lost

14th (-1)

Saturday, 18 January 2003

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur

Villa Park

Attendance: 38,576

Aston Villa

0-1

Tottenham Hotspur

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose for the first time in four Premier League games to make it eight wins in twenty four Premier League games under Graham Taylor as they fall back to 14th in the table.

KEY MAN

Ronny Johnsen, stood tall.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 18 January 2003

🟨 | 36’ Booking, Mark Delaney
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Stefan Moore, Sub on, Darius Vassell
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Ulises de la Cruz
🥅 | 70’ Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Teddy Sheringham
🔁 | 78’ Sub off, Dion Dublin, Sub on, Peter Crouch
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose in the League for the first time in four games and fail to score for the twelve time in 24 Premier League matches. As a result Graham Taylor now has a record of 17 defeats in 37 Premier League games since returning to Villa.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Tottenham Hotspur

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 🏆🏆
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1998-99

FIXTURE HISTORY

Tottenham Hotspur

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Game | #24 |
Manager Game | #46 |
Saturday, 18 January 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Neale Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 2002-03

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 46 | 🟩 | 15 🟨 | 10 🟥 21 | 1.20

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neale Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Matches Officiated: 12
🟩 : 6
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 4
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 28 September 2002, Villa 0-1 Sunderland, Stadium of Light.
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Tottenham Hotspur

🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Mark Delaney (first start in 13) and Stefan Moore (first start in 16) replace Alan Wright and Darius Vassell.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.32 |

Oldest Player |
M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 34.65 |

Youngest Player |
F Stefan Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.32 |

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 2002-03

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Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | 🇫🇮 |
CB Olof Mellberg | 🇸🇪 |
CB Ronny Johnsen | 🇳🇴 |
RB Mark Delaney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Gareth Barry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | 🇩🇪 |
M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
F Stefan Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Glenn Hoddle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Tottenham Hotspur

GK Kasey Keller | 🇺🇸 |
LB Mauricio Taricco | 🇦🇷 |
CB Goran Bunjevčević | 🇸🇰 |
CB Ledley King | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Dean Richards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Stephen Carr | 🇮🇪 |
M Gustavo Poyet | 🇺🇾 | 🔁 |
M Simon Davies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Darren Anderton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
F Robbie Keane | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
F Teddy Sheringham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CF Darius Vassell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Stefan Moore | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 46’ |
🔁 RB Ulises de la Cruz | 🇪🇨 | for M Lee Hendrie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 46’ |
🔁 CF Peter Crouch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 78’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Gustavo Poyet | 🇺🇾 | (M Steffen Freund | 🇩🇪 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | 🇳🇱 |
LB Alan Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Neil Sullivan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Chris Perry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Milenko Acimovic | 🇸🇮 |
F Steffen Iversen | 🇳🇴 |

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/16
Homegrown: 6/16

SQUAD STATS

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

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

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

“At one end Ian Taylor missed the sort of chance he would normally put away and they go straight down the other end and score. “That summed up how things have been going this season and we have now lost seven or eight matches by a single goal which is so frustrating for me. “It always looked as if one side might nick it 1-0 and unfortunately it’s gone to Tottenham.” Graham Taylor.

MATCH REPORT

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 18 January, 2003

*Sheringham sees off Villa* Tottenham finally ended their Villa Park hoodoo thanks to a single strike by veteran striker Teddy Sheringham. Sheringham’s right-volley from close range brought Spurs’ 16-year wait for a win at Villa to an end. And three points keeps the Londoners in the hunt for a European place. Villa however failed to find their feet in front of goal, and that remains the reason for their indifferent Premiership form. Spurs took the game to Villa and Simon Davies’ prowess in midfield saw them dominate the opening 10 minutes. Last week’s hat-trick hero Robbie Keane also looked lively. But Villa’s Ronny Johnsen stood tall to snuff out his threat early on. Graham Taylor’s side did eventually remember they were playing at home, not least because of their vociferous fans. Youngster Stefan Moore’s low cross in the 17th minute found Dion Dublin prowling at the near post, but his shot was deflected wide by Dean Richards. Nevertheless, it was the visitors who finished the first half on top, and indeed had the ball in the net. Keane got the ball past Enckelman but the referee ruled the goal out as Teddy Sheringham was judged offside. Graham Taylor made his intentions clear in the second half with a double Villa substitution. Defender Ulises de la Cruz replaced the ineffective Lee Hendrie while Darius Vassell came on for Moore. But it made little difference, and Spurs eventually broke the stalemate in the 69th minute. Stephen Carr’s run down the right found Sheringham unmarked and he volleyed home from six yards. De la Cruz made a last-ditch attempt to save the game for the home side but his drive was halted by Keller. And Tottenham soaked up the pressure to take away a rare three points.

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