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Game #4754

Saturday, 22 March 2003

Attendance: 31,888

Drew

Premier League

14th (-)

Southampton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium

Villa stop a run of four consecutive defeats but are held at the last at St Mary's to make it ten wins in thirty one Premier League games under Graham Taylor as they remain 14th in the table.

Southampton

2-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Lee Hendrie opens the scoring against Southampton but Villa are pegged back to leave them with ten wins in thirty one Premier League games under Graham Taylor, Saturday, 22 March 2003

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 30โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Lee Hendrie, Assist by Darius Vassell
โšฝ | 36โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Darius Vassell
๐Ÿฅ… | 43โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Southampton), James Beattie
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Southampton 1-2 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Peter Crouch, Sub on, Marcus Allbรคck
๐ŸŸจ | 71โ€™ Booking, Gareth Barry
๐Ÿ” | 87โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Stefan Moore
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Southampton), Kevin Davies
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Southampton 2-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa, with no win in five, can only draw with Southampton and now have just thirteen League wins in 44 games under Graham Taylor. At a time when Villa desperately needed quality, experience and leadership, left back Alan Wright played his final game for Villa aged 31 before moving to Middlesbrough on a free transfer in June 2003. An unsung hero of Villa, Wright had spent 9 seasons at the club between 1994-95 and 2002-03.

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

Southampton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Game | #31 |
Manager Game | #53 |
Saturday, 22 March 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Graham Barber | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Tring, 1994-2004
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Barber | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Tring, 1994-2004
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 18 December 2002, League Cup, Villa 3-4 Liverpool, Villa Park ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Southampton

None

Graham Barber

TEAM NEWS

Peter Crouch replaces Dion Dublin.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.90 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 33.80 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 20.98 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Gordon Strachan | 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 | ๐Ÿ”ด |
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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Mustapha Hadji | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |

Southampton

GK Antti Niemi | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
LB Wayne Bridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Claus Lundekvam | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Michael Svensson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Paul Telfer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Matt Oakley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Prutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Fabrice Fernandes | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jo Tessem | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CF James Beattie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Brett Ormerod | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Peter Crouch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 87โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M David Prutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Chris Baird | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |)
๐Ÿ” | W Fabrice Fernandes | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Kevin Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Jo Tessem | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (CB Danny Higginbotham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Rob Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Paul Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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: 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

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 : 9/14

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

LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH STATS

Not reported

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"An injury-time goal from substitute Kevin Davies salvaged a point for Southampton against struggling Aston Villa."

*BBC Sport*
Saturday, 22 March, 2003

*Saints fight back to deny Villa*

An injury-time goal from substitute Kevin Davies salvaged a point for Southampton against struggling Aston Villa.

Without a win in nearly two months it was cruel finale for a Villa side, who at one stage had led by two goals.

Villa rediscovered the goalscoring habit - Graham Taylorโ€™s side had failed to score in nearly five hours - in a match that exploded into life on 30 minutes.

Lee Hendrie scored with a slick finish and Darius Vassell added a second six minutes later.

Just before the interval James Beattie scored his 20th Premiership goal of the season and with time running out Davies popped up with that late finish.

Standing forlornly amid the goalrush was the former Portsmouth striker Crouch, who has failed to score in any competition this season for Villa.

Back on the south coast, he was roundly booed from the start and his confidence took a further battering as he missed a succession of chances.

After four minutes Vassell pulled the ball back from the right, and Crouch completely missed his shot from eight yards.

He then slid in at the far post but failed to touch Thomas Hitzlspergerโ€™s cross home.

Hendrie showed Crouch how to do it as the Villa midfielder sparked an enthralling passage of play.

The ball squirted square to the little midfielder after a forward raid by Vassell - and Hendrie coolly stroked it past Antti Niemi.

Claus Lundekvamโ€™s then underhit his back-pass and Vassell took advantage to poke the ball past Niemi.

After Villaโ€™s first goal Beattie had met Fabrice Fernandesโ€™ cross and powered a header against Stefan Postmaโ€™s left-hand post.

His aim proved truer on 40 minutes when he latched onto a deflection to thump the ball home.

Vassell then rounded Niemi but lost his balance and hit the post from right in front of goal.

Niemi also saved from Crouch and Hendrie at the end of an thrilling 15 minute period of play.

The pace and excitement of second half never matched the opening period, though Crouch delighted the home crowd when he headed wide from a great position.

In the 68th minute Ronny Johnsen, on a forward raid, almost squeezed the ball past Niemi from a tight angle.

Davies lashed home the equaliser in the 90th minute after a horrendous Johnsen error, slicing Wayne Bridgeโ€™s long ball high into the air.