Twelve years since last all-English Premier League team

25 February 2011 01:36
It's meant to be the English Premier League. Well, Sunday marks 12 years since a team made entirely of home-grown players took to the field in the top flight. [LNB]The 14 players used by Aston Villa in their match against Coventry City were: Michael Oakes, Alan Wright, Gareth Southgate, Steve Watson, Riccardo Scimeca, Ian Taylor, Paul Merson, Simon Grayson, Lee Hendrie, Dion Dublin, Julian Joachim. Subs: Gareth Barry, Stan Collymore, Mark Draper. [LNB] Day to remember: Merson in action for Villa in the last game which featured 11 Englishmen in the Stating XI[LNB]The manager was John Gregory. That they lost 4-1 tells its own story. [LNB]The closest we've come to a full English this season is the eight players that Newcastle have fielded four times, Sunderland three times and West Ham once. [LNB](Statistics supplied by Opta)  Aston Villa to fight Bordeaux for the signature of Le Havre teenager FofanaVilla ace Bent insists he won't buckle despite feeling pressure of ?24m dealBannan: I'm good enough to play for Villa so don't send me out on loanAll the latest Aston Villa news, features and opinion[LNB]  Explore more:People: Steve Watson, John Gregory, Stan Collymore, Simon Grayson, Gareth Barry, Paul Merson, Gareth Southgate Places: Newcastle Organisations: English Premier League

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