Oxford 0 Villa 3

Last updated : 06 November 2002 By VillaMAD

The third division side, winners of the Milk Cup in 1986 never threatened to add Villa to their impressive scalps, which include wins over Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Leeds and Everton in cup competitions.

Villa with only a single away goal this season against the Red Devils and no wins were in control from the start, but against a solid defence failed to test Oxford keeper Andy Woodman with a single shot on target in the first half.

Dion Dublin went closest with two headers narrowly wide but the Premiership club eventually wore down the home defence.

It held out until the 74th minute when a right-wing corner was not cleared and Ian Taylor scored from close in.

Two minutes later Woodman presented Villa with a second, a not too powerful shot from Gareth Barry slipped through his hands and into the net.

The scoring was completed by Dublin four minutes from the end.

Worthington Cup 3rd Round
Oxford 0, Aston Villa 3
Kickoff 6 November 2002 19:45 at Kassam Stadium
Referee: Messias, M. D.Attendance: 12,177
Final Result
Oxford 0
Aston Villa 3
I.Taylor (74)
G.Barry (77)
D.Dublin (86)
Yellow Cards
M.Robinson, 74, dissent
M.Bound, 74, dissent
I.Taylor, 65, unsporting behaviour
Red Cards
Match Squads
Oxford 0
Aston Villa 3
1. A.Woodman
2. M.Robinson
3. J.Louis
4. A.Crosby
5. S.Basham
6. D.Savage
7. M.Bound
8. A.Viveash
9. D.Whitehead
10. J.Hunt
11. S.McNiven
1. S.Postma
2. M.Delaney
3. G.Barry
4. I.Taylor
5. D.Dublin
6. S.Staunton
7. J.Samuel
8. S.Moore
9. M.Kinsella
10. R.Johnsen
11. O.Leonhardsen
12. P.Powell
13. C.Hackett
14. G.Gordon(53)
15. E.Omoyimni(81)
16. D.Waterman
12. J.Angel
13. T.Hitzlsperger
14. M.Allback
15. P.Crouch
16. W.Henderson