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Game #4752

Monday, 3 March 2003

Attendance: 42,602

Lost

Premier League

14th (-2)

Birmingham City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

If September's defeat was a surprising embarrassment this loss to Birmingham, only Villa's second in fifteen years, was simply shameful, on and off the pitch with the manager compounding defeat with needless arrogance.

Aston Villa

0-2

Birmingham City

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Dion Dublin feigns a headbutt and gets a red as Villa put on a shameful performance on and off the pitch to leave them well beaten by a relegation threatened Birmingham side, Monday, 3 March 2003

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Birmingham City
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Stefan Moore, Sub on, Mustapha Hadji
๐ŸŸฅ | 51โ€™ Sending off, Dion Dublin
๐Ÿฅ… | 74โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Birmingham City), Stan Lazaridis
๐ŸŸจ | 75โ€™ Booking, Joey Guรฐjรณnsson
๐Ÿฅ… | 77โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Birmingham City), Geoff Horsfield
๐ŸŸจ | 81โ€™ Booking, Joey Guรฐjรณnsson
๐ŸŸฅ | 81โ€™ Sending off, Joey Guรฐjรณnsson
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Alan Wright, Sub on, Peter Crouch
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Birmingham City

ON THIS DAY

Villa lose for the third successive game and have now failed score in fourteen of 29 league matches and Graham Taylor records a 20th Premier League defeat in 42 games. The once venerated manager is no longer the subject of deference as his defeatist, dismissive and self absorbed response to defeat exacerbates the chasm that this most torrid of seasons had begun to create.

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

Birmingham City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1962-63

FIXTURE HISTORY

Birmingham City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Game | #29 |
Manager Game | #51 |
Monday, 3 March 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 26 Dec 02, Villa 1-3 Manchester City (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Birmingham City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Mark Halsey

TEAM NEWS

Jlloyd Samuel, Dion Dublin, Lee Hendrie and Stefan Moore return with Alpay ร–zalan, Ulises de la Cruz, Mark Kinsella and Peter Crouch drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.94 |

Oldest Player |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.88 |

Youngest Player |
F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.44 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Steve Bruce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Joey Guรฐjรณnsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Birmingham City

GK Nico Vaesen | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Jamie Clapham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kenny Cunningham | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Matthew Upson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Jeff Kenna | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Robbie Savage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Damien Johnson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Stephen Clemence | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Stan Lazaridis | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Clinton Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Christophe Dugarry | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | for CF Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Robbie Savage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (M Darren Carter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Stan Lazaridis | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | (M Paul Devlin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (๐ŸŸจ) )
๐Ÿ” | CF Clinton Morrison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Geoff Horsfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Rob Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Ian Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Stern John | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |

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 : 8/16
Homegrown: 7/16

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 : 6/11

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

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

"As referee Mark Halsey mulled over whether to book the Villa striker for a late tackle on Savage, Dublin then headbutted the Birmingham midfielder."

*BBC Sport*
Monday, 3 March, 2003

*Blues win fierce derby*

For the second time this season the Midlands derby ended disastrously for Aston Villa, who finished the game with nine men as they went down to their local rivals.

Dion Dublin and Joey Gudjonsson were sent off for the home side as Birmingham scored twice in the last 16 minutes.

Goals from Stan Lazaridis and Geoff Horsfield helped the visitors move six points clear of the relegation zone.

Horsfield profited from another piece of lame goalkeeping from Peter Enckelman, who had given away a bizarre own goal in the first meeting at St Andrews.

As with that first meeting, this game also saw fans running on to the pitch in the closing stages as the match degenerated into farce.

Dublin was dismissed five minutes into the second half.

As referee Mark Halsey mulled over whether to book the Villa striker for a late tackle on Savage, Dublin then headbutted the Birmingham midfielder.

Gudjonsson was red-carded for a two-footed tackle on Matthew Upson nine minutes from time.

A couple of Savageโ€™s challenges, particularly one on Gudjonsson, had set the tone for this bruising encounter.

Gudjonsson and Christophe Dugarry had also clashed intermittently throughout the match and their running feud saw the Frenchman appear to spit at the Icelandic player.

Despite the feisty tackling it took 35 minutes before Halsey booked a player - showing a yellow card to Kenny Cunningham for his high tackle on Gareth Barry.

At least when the ball did intermittently reach either penalty area the tackling was more judicious.

Notably when Jeff Kenna denied Barry with a last-ditch tackle, while Dublin was similarly thwarted by Jamie Clapham.

Two spectacular long-range volleys also stood out in a frenetic first half.

Lee Hendrie drove just wide of the Birmingham post, while at the other end of the pitch Peter Enckelman reacted quickly to tip a dipping effort from Dugarry over the bar.

Clinton Morrison should have also done better with a header from a Damien Johnson cross.

On 74 minutes Lazaridis got on to the end of a Kenna cross to give Birmingham the lead.

Soon after, Horsfield doubled Birminghamโ€™s advantage after he capitalised on Enckelmanโ€™s indecision, and Gudjonsson was dismissed four minutes later.

Horsfield ended the game in goal for Birmingham after Nico Vaesen was injured clearing the ball.

The win leaves Birmingham six points ahead of third-from-bottom West Ham.