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Game #4776

Sunday, 23 November 2003

Attendance: 33,140

Lost

Premier League

18th (-1)

Tottenham Hotspur

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

White Hart Lane

Villa's concerning form under David O'Leary continues as they lose for the second successive game in a sequence of seven winless Premier League games to leave them 16th in the table with just two wins in thirteen.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Peter Whittingham | 66โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Marcus Allbรคck heads Villa into the lead but they lose once again to leave David O'Leary with two wins in his first thirteen Premier League games in charge, Sunday, 23 November 2003.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 39โ€™ Booking, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 66โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Marcus Allbรคck, Assist by Peter Whittingham
๐Ÿฅ… | 78โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Rohan Ricketts
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Mark Delaney, Sub on, Dion Dublin
๐Ÿฅ… | 81โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Robbie Keane
๐Ÿ” | 87โ€™ Sub off, Lee Hendrie, Sub on, Stefan Moore
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa's season descends further into the mire as David O'Leary sees his side lose a second successive game and record a seventh game without a win. As a result, Villa fall to 18th in the table - their lowest position of the season - and into the relegation places as they are in real danger of out under-performing even the torrid 2002-03 campaign. Villa were desperately in need of inspiration but there was simply no-one of that calibre available in a largely workmanlike squad if talisman Juan Pablo รngel was not firing.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

Tottenham Hotspur

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1998-99

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 2003-04 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Game | #13 |
Manager Game | #15 |
Sunday, 23 November 2003

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stoke Newington, 2003-2006
Referee: Jeff Winter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1992-2004
Kick off: 4.05pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jeff Winter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1992-2004
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 27 September 2003, Villa 0-1 Chelsea, Stamford Bridge.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

None

TEAM NEWS

Thomas Hitzlsperger and Darius Vassell replace Gavin McCann (suspension) and Juan Pablo รngel.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.67 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | 34.48 |

Youngest Player |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.22 |

MANAGER

David O'Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

MANAGER

Chris Hughton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Aston Villa

GK Thomas Sรถrensen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Ronny Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Olof Mellberg | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Jlloyd Samuel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gareth Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Thomas Hitzlsperger | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Peter Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Marcus Allbรคck | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
F Darius Vassell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Kasey Keller | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
LB Mauricio Taricco | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Paul Konchesky | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ledley King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Anthony Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dean Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Stephen Carr | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Stรฉphane Dalmat | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท |
W Darren Anderton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Hรฉlder Postiga | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Robbie Keane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Mark Delaney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 80โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF 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” | LB Paul Konchesky | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Rohan Ricketts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Hรฉlder Postiga | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | (CF Bobby Zamora | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Stefan Postma | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Liam Ridgewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Kinsella | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Rob Burch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gary Doherty | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gustavo Poyet | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ |

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: 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

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 : 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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

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 recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWe gifted Tottenham the win.โ€

David Oโ€™Leary.

*BBC Sport*
Sunday, 23 November, 2003

*Spurs stun Villa*

Spurs scored two goals in three minutes as David Pleatโ€™s side came from behind to beat Aston Villa.

Marcus Allback scored his first league goal of the season to give Villa the lead only to then concede possession to set up Spursโ€™ equaliser.

Under no pressure Allbackโ€™s sloppy pass allowed Spurs to break forward and when the ball reached substitute Rohan Ricketts, the former Arsenal midfielder found the net with a shot through a posse of players.

On 81 minutes Robbie Keane jinked his way past Ronnie Johnsen and fired his shot past Thomas Sorensen.

The early stages of the game - dull and uninspiring - gave no clue to that exciting climax.

Stephane Dalmat shone in midfield for Spurs as did Keane in attack, but the rest of Spurs team struggled to replicate that duoโ€™s invention, notably Helder Postiga, who has still yet to score a goal since arriving at White Hart Lane in the summer.

Keaneโ€™s innovative forward play created Spursโ€™ first chance, the Republic of Ireland internationalโ€™s clever flick sending Postiga clear, only for the Portuguese striker to hesitate, allowing Jlloyd Samuel to snuff out the danger.

Soon afterwards Olof Mellbergโ€™s poor clearance presented Spurs with another chance, though Paul Konchesky wasted the opportunity, delivering a poor cross.

Konchesky improved his delivery when he next roamed down the left, but Darren Anderton sent his header over the bar.

Having weathered the storm, Villa began to probe forward and Thomas Hitzlsperger sent a low shot narrowly wide.

Spurs regrouped and Mellberg slid in to block a Postiga effort, while Sorensen pushed away Mauricio Tariccoโ€™s curling shot.

Darius Vassell was finding things equally tough in the Villa attack.

Like Postiga without a league goal this season, Vassell spurned a glorious opportunity when he turned his shot round the corner from Mark Delaneyโ€™s pass.

Allback was to show a more ruthless streak when he drifted away from his marker to guide Peter Whittinghamโ€™s clever pass past Keller.

But Allback turned from hero to villain as he played his part in Spursโ€™ equaliser and then Keaneโ€™s opportunism conjured up an important win for Pleat, who had seen his side lose their previous two league games.