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Game #4761

Aston Villa

Sunday, 11 May 2003

Lost

16th (-2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Leeds United

Attendance: 40,205

Elland Road

Leeds United

3-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Thomas Hitzlsperger | 40โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose on the final day to leave them with twelve wins in thirty eight Premier League games under Graham Taylor and a 16th placed finish - their lowest since 1994-95.

KEY MAN

Joey Guรฐjรณnsson, scored on his final appearance, Sunday, 11 May 2003.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 11 May 2003

๐Ÿฅ… | 7โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Leeds United), Ian Harte
โšฝ | 40โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Joey Guรฐjรณnsson, Assist by Thomas Hitzlsperger
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Leeds United 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Stefan Moore, Sub on, Stephen Cooke ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿฅ… | 80โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Leeds United), Nick Barmby
๐Ÿ” | 83โ€™ Sub off, Jlloyd Samuel, Sub on, Ian Taylor ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Ronny Johnsen, Sub on, Dion Dublin
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Olof Mellberg
๐Ÿฅ… | 90โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Leeds United), Mark Viduka
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Leeds United 3-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

The truly woeful Graham Taylor reign came to an end, in truth it was an impossible task to expect a great man, wedded in a certain footballing ideal, to adjust to the modern footballing world, sadly the laziness, or incompetence, of the Villa board allowed the pain to continue far beyond its clear failure.

With just 15 wins in 51 Premier League fixtures and 23 defeats, the football had not only been woeful but the results damaging. The inherited squad, ageing but occasionally still effervescent, was a shadow of itself within months, and but for the emergence of young prospects there was little to cheer.

The unfathomable ostracism of players, not least Juan Pablo รngel and Peter Crouch, robbed the squad of talent, and the bizarre recruitment policy burdened the team with players simply not up to the rigours and standards of Premier League football.

Without question the worst season in over 25 years for Villa, the venerated Graham Taylor left with most people wishing to forget 2002-03 happened and with a desire to simply focus on that day at Goodison Park in May 1990.

Midfielder and Villa great Ian Taylor made his final appearance aged 34 after 9 season with the club before moving on to Derby County on a free transfer in June 2003. Taylor played for Villa between 1994-95 and 2002-03.

Midfielder Joey Guรฐjรณnsson played the final game of his loan spell with Villa aged 22 before returning to Real Betis. Guรฐjรณnsson had brought ill-disciplined passion to his appearances with Villa and proved a lovable though flawed player. In a better environment and surrounded by stronger team-mates those raw characteristics may have been harnessed to create a good player however that wasnโ€™t to be. During his loan spell Guรฐjรณnsson made 11 appearances, scoring twice.

Midfielder Stephen Cooke made his final appearance for Villa aged 20 before moving on to Bournemouth on a free transfer in July 2005. Cooke had played for Villa between 2000-01 and 2002-03 making 5 appearances - all as substitute.

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

Leeds United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1991โ€“92

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leeds United

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 2002-03 |
Matchday | #47 |
League Game | #38 |
Manager Game | #60 |
Sunday, 11 May 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: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 60 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 19 ๐ŸŸจ | 14 ๐ŸŸฅ 27 | 1.18

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mark Halsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1996-2013 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 11
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 4
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 3 Mar 03, Villa 0-2 Birmingham (h) ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Leeds United

None

TEAM NEWS

Gareth Barry, Stefan Moore, Stefan Postma and Joey Guรฐjรณnsson return as Peter Whittingham makes his first start. ร–yvind Leonhardsen, Steve Staunton, Ian Taylor, Lee Hendrie and Peter Enckelman.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.19 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 33.94 |

Youngest Player |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.68 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Joey Guรฐjรณnsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

MANAGER

Peter Reid | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Leeds United

GK Paul Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ian Harte | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
LB Dominic Matteo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Michael Duberry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Lucas Radebe | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
RB Danny Mills | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Gary Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Eirik Bakke | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐Ÿ” |
M Seth Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Jason Wilcox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Mark Viduka | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” M Stephen Cooke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Stefan Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for FB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 83โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | LB Dominic Matteo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CB Matthew Kilgallon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | RB Danny Mills | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Nick Barmby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Eirik Bakke | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | (M Stephen McPhail | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Peter Enckelman | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Nigel Martyn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jacob Burns | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

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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 : 5/11
Homegrown: 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 : 9/16
Homegrown: 8/16

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 : 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 : 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 M Joey Guรฐjรณnsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 2003 | ๐Ÿ•’ 11 | 9 (2) | โšฝ 2 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 2 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 0 | #768 |
๐Ÿ”ด M Stephen Cooke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 2000-03 | ๐Ÿ•’ 4 | 0 (4) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 4 | #745 |
๐Ÿ”ด M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1994-03 | ๐Ÿ•’ 291 | 254 (37) | โšฝ 44 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 15 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 6 | #700 |

MATCH STATS

Not reported

MATCH QUOTES

"The visitors protested that referee Mark Halsey had not blown his whistle, but their pleas fell on deaf ears."

MATCH REPORT