1999–2000 Aston Villa F.C. season

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Aston Villa
1999–2000 season
Chairman Doug Ellis
Manager John Gregory
Stadium Villa Park
Premiership 6th
FA Cup Runners-up
League Cup Semi-finals
Top goalscorer League: Dublin (12)
All: Dublin (16)
Highest home attendance 39,217 (vs. Liverpool, 2 October 1999; vs. Tottenham Hotspur, 29 December 1999; vs. Manchester United, 14 May 2000)
Lowest home attendance 23,885 (vs. Sheffield Wednesday, 18 December 1999)
Average home league attendance 31,697

During the 1999–2000 English football season, Aston Villa competed in the FA Premier League (known as the FA Carling Premiership for sponsorship reasons).

Season summary[edit]

Aston Villa matched their previous season's solid sixth place finish. After starting the campaign brightly, a run of nine matches without a win dragged Villa down to 15th. However, after that Villa rallied to go 12 matches unbeaten, and thereafter lost only two more games all season to finish sixth. Villa also reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 43 years, but their hopes of winning the famous trophy for the eighth time were ended by a 1–0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea, whose success was achieved in the last game at Wembley before the old stadium was rebuilt.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1 Manchester United 38 28 7 3 97 45  +52 91
2 Arsenal 38 22 7 9 73 43  +30 73
3 Leeds United 38 21 6 11 58 43  +15 69
4 Liverpool 38 19 10 9 51 30  +21 67
5 Chelsea 38 18 11 9 53 34  +19 65
6 Aston Villa 38 15 13 10 46 35  +11 58
7 Sunderland 38 16 10 12 57 56  +1 58
8 Leicester City 38 16 7 15 55 55  0 55
9 West Ham United 38 15 10 13 52 53  −1 55
10 Tottenham Hotspur 38 15 8 15 57 49  +8 53
11 Newcastle United 38 14 10 14 63 54  +9 52
12 Middlesbrough 38 14 10 14 46 52  −6 52
13 Everton 38 12 4 12 59 49  +10 50
14 Coventry City 38 12 8 18 47 54  −7 44
15 Southampton 38 12 8 18 45 62  −17 44
16 Derby County 38 9 11 18 44 57  −13 38
17 Bradford City 38 9 9 20 38 68  −30 36
18 Wimbledon 38 7 12 19 46 74  −28 33
19 Sheffield Wednesday 38 8 7 23 38 70  −32 31
20 Watford 38 6 6 26 35 77  −42 24
Key
Qualified for the Champions League
Qualified for the UEFA Cup
Relegated to Division One

P = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

Results Summary
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 15 13 10 46 35 +11 58 8 8 3 23 12 +11 7 5 7 23 23 0

Source: Statto

Results by round
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Result W W D L W W L W L D L D L L L D L W W D W D D W W D D W D L W W W W D D D L
Position 5 1 2 5 2 2 6 3 6 6 9 8 11 11 13 13 15 12 12 12 10 10 9 8 7 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

Source: Statto.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results[edit]

Aston Villa's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 1999 Newcastle United A 1–0 36,376 Joachim
11 August 1999 Everton H 3–0 30,337 Joachim, Dublin, Taylor
16 August 1999 West Ham United H 2–2 26,250 Dublin (2)
21 August 1999 Chelsea A 0–1 35,071
24 August 1999 Watford A 1–0 19,161 Delaney
28 August 1999 Middlesbrough H 1–0 28,728 Dublin
11 September 1999 Arsenal A 1–3 38,093 Joachim
18 September 1999 Bradford City H 1–0 28,083 Dublin
25 September 1999 Leicester City A 1–3 19,917 Dublin
2 October 1999 Liverpool H 0–0 39,217
18 October 1999 Sunderland A 1–2 41,045 Dublin
23 October 1999 Wimbledon H 1–1 27,160 Dublin
30 October 1999 Manchester United A 0–3 55,211
6 November 1999 Southampton H 0–1 26,474
22 November 1999 Coventry City A 1–2 20,184 Dublin
27 November 1999 Everton A 0–0 34,750
4 December 1999 Newcastle United H 0–1 34,531
18 December 1999 Sheffield Wednesday H 2–1 23,885 Merson, Taylor
26 December 1999 Derby County A 2–0 33,222 Boateng, Taylor
29 December 1999 Tottenham Hotspur H 1–1 39,217 Taylor
3 January 2000 Leeds United A 2–1 40,027 Southgate (2)
15 January 2000 West Ham United A 1–1 24,237 Taylor
22 January 2000 Chelsea H 0–0 33,704
5 February 2000 Watford H 4–0 27,647 Stone, Merson (2), Walker
14 February 2000 Middlesbrough A 4–0 31,571 Carbone (2), Joachim (2)
26 February 2000 Bradford City A 1–1 18,276 Merson
5 March 2000 Arsenal H 1–1 36,930 Walker
11 March 2000 Coventry City H 1–0 33,177 Ehiogu
15 March 2000 Liverpool A 0–0 43,615
18 March 2000 Southampton A 0–2 15,218
25 March 2000 Derby County H 2–0 28,613 Carbone, Boateng
5 April 2000 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–0 18,136 Thompson
9 April 2000 Leeds United H 1–0 33,889 Joachim
15 April 2000 Tottenham Hotspur A 4–2 35,304 Dublin (2, 1 pen), Carbone, Wright
22 April 2000 Leicester City H 2–2 31,229 Thompson, Merson
29 April 2000 Sunderland H 1–1 33,949 Barry
6 May 2000 Wimbledon A 2–2 19,188 Hendrie, Dublin
14 May 2000 Manchester United H 0–1 39,217

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1999–2000 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 11 December 1999 Darlington H 2–1 22,101 Carbone, Dublin
R4 8 January 2000 Southampton H 1–0 25,025 Southgate
R5 30 January 2000 Leeds United H 3–2 30,026 Carbone (3)
QF 20 February 2000 Everton A 2–1 35,331 Stone, Carbone
SF 2 April 2000 Bolton Wanderers N 0–0 (won 4-1 on pens) 62,828
F 20 May 2000 Chelsea N 0–1 78,217

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st Leg 14 September 1999 Chester City A 1–0 4,364 Hendrie
R2 2nd Leg 21 September 1999 Chester City H 5–0 (6-0 on agg) 22,613 Boateng, Taylor, Hendrie (2), Thompson
R3 13 October 1999 Manchester United H 3–0 33,815 Joachim, Taylor, Stone
R4 1 December 1999 Southampton H 4–0 17,608 Watson, Joachim, Dublin (2)
QF 11 January 2000 West Ham United A 3–1 25,592 Taylor (2), Joachim
SF 1st Leg 25 January 2000 Leicester City H 0–0 28,037
SF 2nd Leg 2 February 2000 Leicester City A 0–1 (0-1 on agg) 21,843

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK David James
2 England DF Steve Watson
3 England DF Alan Wright
4 England DF Gareth Southgate
5 England DF Ugo Ehiogu
6 Ghana MF George Boateng
7 England MF Ian Taylor
8 England MF Mark Draper
9 England FW Dion Dublin
10 England FW Paul Merson
11 England MF Alan Thompson
12 England FW Julian Joachim
13 England GK Neil Cutler
14 Scotland FW Neil Tarrant
15 England DF Gareth Barry
17 England MF Lee Hendrie
No. Position Player
18 Italy FW Benito Carbone
19 England FW Richard Walker
20 Israel DF Najwan Ghrayib
21 Jamaica FW Darren Byfield
22 England FW Darius Vassell
24 Wales DF Mark Delaney
25 Argentina FW Gustavo Bartelt (on loan from Roma)
26 England MF Steve Stone
27 England MF Michael Standing
30 England DF Jon Bewers
31 England DF Jlloyd Samuel
32 England MF Aaron Lescott
38 Republic of Ireland MF John McGrath
39 Finland GK Peter Enckelman
40 England GK Matthew Ghent

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
13 England GK Michael Oakes (to Wolves)
23 Wales DF David Hughes (to Shrewsbury Town)
28 England DF Tommy Jaszczun (to Blackpool)
No. Position Player
29 England FW Stan Collymore (to Leicester City)
34 Scotland DF Colin Calderwood (to Nottingham Forest)

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]