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Game #4760

Aston Villa

Saturday, 3 May 2003

Won

14th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Sunderland

Attendance: 36,963

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-0

Sunderland

Assist(s) | Joey Guรฐjรณnsson | 80โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win for the second time in four having lost just once in their last seven to secure Premier League safety with twelve wins in thirty seven top flight games under Graham Taylor.

KEY MAN

Marcus Allbรคck scores his fourth in four games to win it for Villa and secure safety by making it twelve wins in thirty seven Premier League games under Graham Taylor, Saturday, 3 May 2003.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 3 May 2003

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland
๐Ÿ” | 53โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Dion Dublin
๐Ÿ” | 56โ€™ Sub off, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Sub on, Peter Whittingham
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, ร–yvind Leonhardsen, Sub on, Joey Guรฐjรณnsson
โšฝ | 80โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Marcus Allbรคck, Assist by Joey Guรฐjรณnsson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Sunderland

ON THIS DAY

Marcus Allbรคck scored his fourth in four games to earn Graham Taylor a 15th win in 50 Premier League games since replacing John Gregory.

Meanwhile, Steve Staunton made his final appearance for Villa aged 34 before moving on to Coventry City on a free transfer in August 2003. Staunton had played for Villa in two spells between 1991-92 and 2002-03. That fantastic contribution to Villa in the 90โ€™s and 00โ€™s was somewhat overshadowed by Stauntonโ€™s controversial decision to leave Villa on a Bosman free transfer in 1998, without that there is no doubt Staunton would have been rated as one of the great servants of the era.

Finnish goalkeeper Peter Enckelman played his final game for Villa aged 26 before moving on to Blackburn Rovers for a fee of ยฃ194,000 in January 2004. Villa had paid TPS Turku ยฃ513,000 for Enckelmanโ€™s services in February 1999.

Midfielder ร–yvind Leonhardsen made his final appearance for Villa aged 32 before moving on to FC Lyn Oslo on a free transfer in July 2003. Leonhardsen made 23 appearances in the 2002-03 season including 7 as substitute and scored 3 goals.

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

Sunderland

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

Previous 5 vs. Sunderland: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #46 |
League Game | #37 | Manager Game | #59 |
Saturday, 3 May 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 2002-2003
Referee: Steve Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1992-2006
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2002-03

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 59 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 19 ๐ŸŸจ | 14 ๐ŸŸฅ 26 | 1.20

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1992-2006
Matches Officiated: 15
๐ŸŸฉ : 8
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 5
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 8 February 2003, Villa 1-2 Fulham, Loftus Road.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Sunderland

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Lee Hendrie, Ian Taylor and Darius Vassell replace Rob Edwards, Joey Guรฐjรณnsson and Dion Dublin.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.15 |

Oldest Player |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.93 |

Youngest Player |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 21.09 |

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2002-03

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Aston Villa

GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ด |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M ร–yvind Leonhardsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ”ด | ๐Ÿ” |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Mick McCarthy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Sunderland

GK Mart Poom | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Michael Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Joachim Bjรถrklund | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Jody Craddock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Darren Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gavin McCann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Sean Thornton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Chris Black | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Kevin Kilbane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Kevin Kyle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Kevin Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 53โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 56โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Joey Guรฐjรณnsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M ร–yvind Leonhardsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Chris Black | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Michael Proctor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Kevin Kyle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CF Tore Andrรฉ Flo | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Thomas Sรธrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB George McCartney | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Richie Ryan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 4/11
Homegrown: 4/11

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 : 7/16
Homegrown: 6/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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 : 9/16

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 Halfโ€จ

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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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 1999-03 | ๐Ÿ•’ 67 | 65 (2) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 108 | #738 |
๐Ÿ”ด LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 1991-03 | ๐Ÿ•’ 346 | 332 (14) | โšฝ 18 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 29 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 20 | #669 |
๐Ÿ”ด M ร–yvind Leonhardsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 2002-03 | ๐Ÿ•’ 23 | 16 (7) | โšฝ 3 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 2 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 1 | #765 |

MATCH STATS

Not reported

MATCH QUOTES

"The Swedish striker scored his fourth goal in as many games to see Graham Taylorโ€™s side safe for another season in the top flight."

MATCH REPORT