February 27, 1999 marked the last time an all-English starting XI appeared in the Premier League.
Aston Villa, led at the time by John Gregory, were the last side in the top-flight to field an entire starting XI comprised of English players when they clashed with Coventry City at Villa Park.
The Sky Blues had not won at the home of the Villans in their last 23 attempts and with Aston Villa starting the day in fourth it seemed like another tall order for City.
However, Coventry – who were in the relegation zone at the time – tore apart their midlands neighbours in a 4-1 demolition thanks to braces from John Aloisi and George Boateng.
We’ve tasked you with the difficult challenge of naming every player from the Aston Villa starting XI from that day. Good luck!
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