Season #104

| 1992-93 |

Games #4258 - #4308 |

 

1992-93 Club Summary

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President | Harold Musgrove

Chairman | Herbert Douglas Ellis

Manager | Ron Atkinson

Secretary | Steve Stride

1992-93 Season Summary 


Manager | Ron Atkinson |
Games | #4258 - #4308 |

Captain(s) | #677 Kevin Richardson |
Top Scorer | 16 | #695 Dean Saunders | 12 League | 2 FA Cup | 2 League Cup | Goals |

Most Appearances | 51 | #674 Steve Staunton | #689 Earl Barrett | #677 Kevin Richardson |

42 League | 4 FA Cup | 5 League Cup | Appearances |
Final League Position | 2nd Premier League |
FA Cup Progress | 4th Round |

League Cup Progress | 4th Round |
Biggest Win | 5-1 | Middlesbrough (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 38,543 | Coventry City |

 

 1992-93 Premier League Table 

| 1 | Manchester United | P42 | W24 | D12 | L6 | F67 | A31 | GD36 | Pts 84 |
| 2 | Aston Villa | P42 | W21 | D11 | L10 | F57 | A40 | GD17 | Pts 74 |
| 3 |
Norwich City | P42 | W21 | D9 | L12 | F61 | A65 | GD-4 | Pts 72 |
| 4 |
Blackburn Rovers | P42 | W20 | D11 | L11 | F68 | A46 | GD22 | Pts 71 |
| 5 |
Queens Park Rangers | P42 | W17 | D12 | L13 | F63 | A55 | GD8 | Pts 63 |

 1992-93 Results 

| 1 | 15 Aug | a | Ipswich Town | D | 1-1 | 

| 2 | 19 Aug | h | Leeds United | D | 1-1 | 

| 3 | 22 Aug | h | Southampton | D | 1-1 | 

| 4 | 25 Aug | a | Everton | L | 0-1 | 

| 5 | 29 Aug | a | Sheffield United | W | 2-0 | 

| 6 | 2 Sep | h | Chelsea | L | 1-3 | 

| 7 | 5 Sep | h | Crystal Palace | W | 3-0 | 

| 8 | 13 Sep | a | Leeds United | D | 1-1 | 

| 9 | 19 Sep | h | Liverpool | W | 4-2 | 

| 10 | 23 Sep | a | Oxford United (LC R1 L1) | W | 2-1 | 

| 11 | 26 Sep | a | Middlesbrough | W | 3-2 | 

| 12 | 3 Oct | a | Wimbledon | W | 3-2 | 

| 13 | 7 Oct | h | Oxford United (LC R1 L2) | W | 2-1 | 

| 14 | 19 Oct | h | Blackburn Rovers | D | 0-0 | 

| 15 | 24 Oct | a | Oldham Athletic | D | 1-1 | 

| 16 | 28 Oct | h | Manchester United (LC R3) | W | 1-0 | 

| 17 | 1 Nov | h | Queens Park Rangers | W | 2-0 | 

| 18 | 7 Nov | h | Manchester United | W | 1-0 | 

| 19 | 21 Nov | a | Tottenham Hotspur | D | 0-0 | 

| 20 | 28 Nov | h | Norwich City | L | 2-3 | 

| 21 | 2 Dec | h | Ipswich Town (LC R4) | D | 2-2 | 

| 22 | 5 Dec | a | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 2-1 | 

| 23 | 12 Dec | h | Nottingham Forest | W | 2-1 | 

| 24 | 15 Dec | a | Ipswich Town (LC R4 Replay) | L | 0-1 | 

| 25 | 19 Dec | a | Manchester City | D | 1-1 | 

| 26 | 26 Dec | a | Coventry City | L | 0-3 | 

| 27 | 28 Dec | h | Arsenal | W | 1-0 | 

| 28 | 2 Jan | h | Bristol Rovers (FAC R3) | D | 1-1 | 

| 29 | 9 Jan | a | Liverpool | W | 2-1 | 

| 30 | 17 Jan | h | Middlesbrough | W | 5-1 | 

| 31 | 20 Jan | a | Bristol Rovers (FAC R3 Replay) | W | 3-0 | 

| 32 | 23 Jan | h | Wimbledon (FAC R4) | D | 1-1 | 

| 33 | 27 Jan | h | Sheffield United | W | 3-1 | 

| 34 | 30 Jan | a | Southampton | L | 0-2 | 

| 35 | 3 Feb | a | Wimbledon (FAC R4 Replay) | D | 0-0 | 

| 36 | 6 Feb | h | Ipswich Town | W | 2-0 | 

| 37 | 10 Feb | a | Crystal Palace | L | 0-1 | 

| 38 | 13 Feb | a | Chelsea | W | 1-0 | 

| 39 | 20 Feb | h | Everton | W | 2-1 | 

| 40 | 27 Feb | h | Wimbledon | W | 1-0 | 

| 41 | 10 Mar | h | Tottenham Hotspur | D | 0-0 | 

| 42 | 14 Mar | a | Manchester United | D | 1-1 | 

| 43 | 20 Mar | h | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 2-0 | 

| 44 | 24 Mar | a | Norwich City | L | 0-1 | 

| 45 | 4 Apr | a | Nottingham Forest | W | 1-0 | 

| 46 | 10 Apr | h | Coventry City | D | 0-0 | 

| 47 | 12 Apr | a | Arsenal | W | 1-0 | 

| 48 | 18 Apr | h | Manchester City | W | 3-1 | 

| 49 | 21 Apr | a | Blackburn Rovers | L | 0-3 | 

| 50 | 2 May | h | Oldham Athletic | L | 0-1 | 

| 51 | 9 May | a | Queens Park Rangers | L | 1-2 | 

 

 1992-93 Other Matches of Note 

Jimmy Dugdale Testimonial | 8 Sep | h | Birmingham City | W | 2-0 | 6,998 | Richardson, McAvennie |

Gordon Cowans Testimonial | 10 May | h | Stoke City | W | 4-1 | 4,450 | Yorke, Carruthers, Platt, Farrell |

 1992-93 Season Review 

Ron Atkinson's second season as Villa boss saw Villa finish runners up in the inaugural Premier League.

Villa could and probably should have one their eighth league title and first Premier League crown but a combination of controversial refereeing and loss of form at a critical point in the season meant Villa had to settle for league runners up for the second time in four seasons.

 

The season opened with three successive 1-1 draws before the first win in the fifth game of the season either side of a defeat to Everton and Chelsea. Despite losing only two of their opening six games a title challenge looked off the cards and 15th place in the league as they entered September bore that expectation out.

Villa under Atkinson's stylish brand of football however had other ideas. A fabulous run of one league defeat in 18 games, winning 11 saw Villa climb to 2nd place as they entered a crucial run of games in December. The Christmas period however had other plans and an unexpected and resounding defeat to Coventry City on Boxing day and an exit from the League Cup meant Villa entered the New Year with form to be regained.

 

Villa shouldn't have worried. Although three defeats were suffered over the next 22 games, Villa compensated with 13 wins playing some of the most stylish football Villa Park had ever seen as well as holding a practical monopoly over the Goal of the Month competition. It came as no surprise then when Villa claimed top spot in the league.

What did come as a surprise - although perhaps it s shouldn't have - is the refereeing largesse and latitude provided to Villa's title rivals Manchester United including the infamous 'Fergie time' at Old Trafford that robbed Villa of top spot - a position they would not reclaim.

 

Villa however didn't help themselves and losing the final 3 games of the season allowed the title to slip out of their hands but despite that disappointment the football, style and panache that Villa brought to the inaugural Premier League lived long in the memory and suggested more trophies were a matter of when not if for Villa.

 

 1992-93 Season Statistics 


Games | 51 |

Won | 25 | 49% |   
Drew |
15 | 29% |  
Lost |
11 | 22% |

Unbeaten | 40 | 78% |


Goals Scored | 69 | 1.35 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 44 | 0.86 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 19 | 37% |

Average Home Attendance | 28,728 |

Longest winning run | 5 Games |

League winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 13 Games |
Longest losing run | 3 Games |

Games without a win | 4 Games |

 1992-93 Transfers

1 July 1992 to 30 June 1993

Incoming | 3 |

#693 Ray Houghton | Liverpool | £900,000 | Jul 92 | 30 |

#694 Frank McAvennie | West Ham United | Free | Jul 92 | 32 |

#695 Dean Saunders | Liverpool | £2,300,000 | Sep 92 | 28 |

Outgoing | 2 |

#666 Kent Nielsen | Aarhus GF | Free | Jul 92 | 30 |

#682 Les Sealey | Manchester United | Free | Jan 93 | 35 |

#665 Darrell Duffy | Moor Green | Free | Feb 93 | 22 |

 

 1992-93 Squad Changes


Debut Appearances | 4 |

#693 Ray Houghton | Saturday, 15 August 1992 | Ipswich Town (a) | 30 |

#694 Frank McAvennie | Saturday, 22 August 1992 | Southampton (h) | 32 |

#695 Dean Saunders | Sunday, 13 September 1992 | Leeds United (a) | 28 |

#696 Dave Farrell | Saturday, 24 October 1992 | Oldham Athletic (a) | 24 |

Final Appearances | 3 |

#694 Frank McAvennie | Saturday, 5 September 1992 | Crystal Palace (h) | 32 |

#679 Cyrille Regis | Wednesday, 24 March 1993 | Norwich City (a) | 35 |

#688 Martin Carruthers | Sunday, 9 May 1993 | Queens Park Rangers (a) | 20 |

 1992-93 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 27 | -4 |

Average Age | 25.4 | +0.3 |

 

Average 1st XI Age | 27.46 | +0.26 |

Youngest 1st XI | 25.21 | Sheffield Wednesday (a) | -0.56 |

Oldest 1st XI | 28.99 | Coventry City (a) | +0.52 |

Youngest Player(s) | 18 |

Michael Oakes | 30-Oct-1973

Oldest Player(s) | 34 |

Nigel Spink | 8-Aug-1958

 1992-93 Scorers 

Goals Scored | 69 | League Goals | 57 | FA Cup Goals | 5 | League Cup Goals | 7 | 

| 16 |

Dean Saunders | Goals | 16 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 2 | League Cup | 2 |

| 13 |

Dalian Atkinson | Goals | 13 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 2 |

| 9 |

Garry Parker | Goals | 9 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

| 7 |

Dwight Yorke | Goals | 7 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 1 | League Cup | 0 |

| 5 |

Paul McGrath | Goals | 5 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 1 |

| 4 |

Ray Houghton | Goals | 4 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 1 | League Cup | 0 |

| 3 |

Kevin Richardson | Goals | 3 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 1 |

| 2 |

Steve Staunton | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

Shaun Teale | Goals | 2 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 1 |

Tony Daley | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

Neil Cox | Goals | 2 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 1 | League Cup | 0 |

| 1 |

Steve Froggatt | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

Cyrille Regis | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

Earl Barrett | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

Own Goal | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 |

 1992-93 First Team Squad 

#615 Nigel Spink | 34 | 

#637 Tony Daley | 24 |

#665 Darrell Duffy | 21 |

#667 Paul McGrath | 32 |

#670 Mark Blake | 21 |

#672 Dwight Yorke | 20 |

#674 Steve Staunton | 23 |

#675 Shaun Teale | 28 |

#677 Kevin Richardson | 29 |

#678 Dalian Atkinson | 24 |

#679 Cyrille Regis | 34 |

#680 Ugo Ehiogu | 19 |

#681 Dariusz Kubicki | 29 |

#682 Les Sealey | 34 | LEFT JANUARY 1993

#683 Bryan Small | 20 |

#685 Garry Parker | 26 |

#686 Steve Froggatt | 19 |

#687 Matthias Breitkreutz | 21 |

#688 Martin Carruthers | 20 |

#689 Earl Barrett | 25 |

#690 Neil Cox | 20 |

#691 Stefan Beinlich | 20 |

#692 Mark Bosnich | 20 | 

#693 Ray Houghton | 30 |

#694 Frank McAvennie | 32 |

#695 Dean Saunders | 28 |

#696 Dave Farrell | 20 |

#703 Michael Oakes | 19 |

 1992-93 Appearances 

| 51 |

#689 Earl Barrett | Appearances | 51 | League | 42 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 5 (0) | . Player Profile

#674 Steve Staunton | Appearances | 51 | League | 42 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 5 (0) | . Player Profile

#677 Kevin Richardson | Appearances | 51 | League | 42 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 5 (0) | . Player Profile

| 50 |

#667 Paul McGrath | Appearances | 50 | League | 42 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 48 |

#693 Ray Houghton | Appearances | 48 | League | 39 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 5 (0) | . Player Profile

| 47 |

#675 Shaun Teale | Appearances | 47 | League | 39 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 46 |

#667 Garry Parker | Appearances | 46 | League | 37 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 5 (0) | . Player Profile

| 44 |

#685 Dean Saunders | Appearances | 44 | League | 35 (0) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 5 (0) | . Player Profile

| 35 |

#672 Dwight Yorke | Appearances | 35 | League | 22 (5) | FA Cup | 4 (0) | League Cup | 2 (2) | . Player Profile

| 33 |

#615 Nigel Spink | Appearances | 33 | League | 25 (0) | FA Cup | 3 (0) | League Cup | 5 (0) | . Player Profile

| 32 |

#678 Dalian Atkinson | Appearances | 32 | League | 28 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 21 |

#686 Steve Froggatt | Appearances | 21 | League | 16 (1) | FA Cup | 2 (1) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 20 |

#690 Neil Cox | Appearances | 20 | League | 6 (9) | FA Cup | 2 (1) | League Cup | 1 (1) | . Player Profile

| 18 |

#692 Mark Bosnich | Appearances | 18 | League | 17 (0) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 17 |

#679 Cyrille Regis | Appearances | 17 | League | 7 (6) | FA Cup | 0 (2) | League Cup | 1 (1) | . Player Profile

| 15 |

#683 Bryan Small | Appearances | 15 | League | 9 (4) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (1) | . Player Profile

| 13 |

#637 Tony Daley | Appearances | 13 | League | 8 (5) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 7 |

#691 Stefan Beinlich | Appearances | 7 | League | 1 (6) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 5 |

#680 Ugo Ehiogu | Appearances | 5 | League | 1 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 4 |

#687 Matthias Breitkreutz | Appearances | 4 | League | 2 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (1) | . Player Profile

| 3 |

#694 Frank McAvennie | Appearances | 3 | League | 0 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#696 Dave Farrell | Appearances | 2 | League | 1 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#681 Dariusz Kubicki | Appearances | 1 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

#670 Mark Blake | Appearances | 1 | League | 0 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#688 Martin Carruthers | Appearances | 1 | League | 0 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 0 |

#682 Les Sealey | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#703 Michael Oakes | Appearances | 0 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

 1992-93 'Keepers 

Nigel Spink | Appearances | 33 | Conceded | 34 | Ratio | 1.03 | 

Mark Bosnich | Appearances | 18 | Conceded | 10 | Ratio | 0.56 | 


 

 

 1992-93 Managerial Record 

Ron Atkinson's second season as Villa boss saw a 2nd place finish as runners-up in the Premier League.

 Atkinson’s Villa had achieved a win rate of 45%, losing 28% of their 102 League and Cup matches under his leadership.

As a result Atkinson had returned 1.62 points per game* across his 102 games in charge of Villa. Atkinson was level with Billy Smith’s 1.62 across 364 games and ahead of his predecessors Billy McNeill (1.05 in 42), Tommy Cummings (1.06 in 67), Tommy Doherty (1.20 in 55) Dick Taylor (1.23 in 146) and Villa’s first professional manager Jimmy McMullan (1.24 in 99), Jozef Vengloš (1.29 in 49), Eric Houghton (1.31 in 250), George Martin (1.42 in 119), Joe Mercer (1.51 in 282), Alex Massie (1.56 in 227), Tony Barton (1.56 in 137), Jimmy Hogan (1.59 in 124) and Graham Taylor (1.61 in 150). Atkinson however was behind Vic Crowe (1.63 in 222), Ron Saunders (1.64 in 393) and George Ramsay’s performance of 1.69 across his 1,332 games.

*Rankings based on 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw in all competitions  

 1992-93 Kits 

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 1992-93 Season Results 

 

Game #4258
Matchday | #1 |
League Game | #1 |
Manager Game | #52 |
Saturday, 15 August 1992
Premier League | Away | Ipswich Town | Portman Road | 16,818 |

 

Manager | Ron Atkinson |
Referee | Alf Buksh |

KO | 15.00 |
HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WLWLD |


Scorers | Dalian Atkinson | 84’ |  
Assists | Cyrille Regis | 84’ |

League Position | 14th |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton |

CB Shaun Teale | BOOKED | 57' |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton | DEBUT |

M Garry Parker |

M Kevin Richardson | SUB OFF | 54' |

W Steve Froggatt |

W Tony Daley |

F Dalian Atkinson | GOAL | 84' |

Substitutes |
F Cyrille Regis ASSIST | 84' | for M Kevin Richardson | 54’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Les Sealey |
CB Ugo Ehiogu |

Cards |
Yellow | CB Shaun Teale | 57’ |

On this day 15 August 1992
Midfielder Ray Houghton made his Villa debut aged 30 after moving from Liverpool in July 1992 for a fee of £900,000.

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Game #4259

Matchday | #2 |
League Game | #2 |
Manager Game | #53 |
Wednesday, 19 August 1992
Premier League | Home | Leeds United | Villa Park | 29,151 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Keith Hackett |
KO | 19.45 |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LWLDD |


Scorers | Dalian Atkinson | 77’ |
Assists | Cyrille Regis | 77’ |

League Position | 14th | - |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton |

M Garry Parker |

M Kevin Richardson |

W Tony Daley |

F Dalian Atkinson | GOAL | 77' |

F Dwight Yorke | SUB OFF | 29' |

Substitutes |
F Cyrille Regis ASSIST | 77' | for F Dwight Yorke | 29’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Les Sealey |
CB Ugo Ehiogu |

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Game #4260

Matchday | #3 |
League Game | #3 |
Manager Game | #54 |
Saturday, 22 August 1992
Premier League | Home | Southampton | Villa Park | 17,894 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Kelvin Morton |
KO | 15.00 |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WLDDD |


Scorers | Dalian Atkinson | 64’ |  
Assists | Frank McAvennie | 64’ |

League Position | 18th | -4 |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton |

M Garry Parker |

M Kevin Richardson |

W Steve Froggatt | SUB OFF | 77' |

F Dalian Atkinson | GOAL | 64' |

F Dwight Yorke | SUB OFF | 37' |

Substitutes |
F Frank McAvennie ASSIST | 64' | for F Dwight Yorke | 37’ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu for W Steve Froggatt | 77’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Les Sealey |

On this day 22 August 1992
Frank McAvennie made his Villa debut aged 32 after joining from West Ham United on a free transfer in July 1992.

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Game #4261

Matchday | #4 |
League Game | #4 |
Manager Game | #55 |
Tuesday, 25 August 1992
Premier League | Away | Everton | Goodison Park | 22,372 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |
Referee | Martin Bodenham |

KO | 19.30 |
HT Score | 0-0 |

FT Score | 0-1 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | LDDDL |

League Position | 18th | - |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton |

M Garry Parker | SUB OFF | 89' |

M Kevin Richardson |

W Steve Froggatt |

W Tony Daley |

F Dalian Atkinson |

Substitutes |
F Cyrille Regis for M Garry Parker | 89’ |

Unused Substitutes |
CB Ugo Ehiogu |
GK Les Sealey |

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Game #4262

Matchday | #5 |
League Game | #5 |
Manager Game | #56 |
Saturday, 29 August 1992
Premier League | Away | Sheffield United | Bramall Lane | 18,773 |

 

 

Manager | Ron Atkinson |
Referee | Roger Milford |

KO | 15.00 |
HT Score | 1-0 |
FT Score | 2-0 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DDDLW |

Scorers | Garry Parker | 2’ | 86’ |
Assists | Steve Staunton | 2’ | Dalian Atkinson 86’ |

League Position | 15th | +3 |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton | ASSIST | 2' |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton |

M Garry Parker | GOAL | 2' | 86' |

M Kevin Richardson |

W Steve Froggatt | BOOKED | 84' |

F Dalian Atkinson | ASSIST | 86' |

F Cyrille Regis | SUB OFF | 72' |

Substitutes |
CB Ugo Ehiogu for F Cyrille Regis | 72’ |  

Unused Substitutes |
F Frank McAvennie |
GK Les Sealey |

Cards |
Yellow | Steve Froggatt | 84’ |

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Game #4263

Matchday | #6 |
League Game | #6 |
Manager Game | #57 |
Wednesday, 2 September 1992
Premier League | Home | Chelsea | Villa Park | 19,125 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Peter Foakes |
KO | 19.45 |

HT Score | 1-2 |
FT Score | 1-3 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | DDLWL |

Scorers | Kevin Richardson | 31’ |
Assists | Cyrille Regis | 31’ |

League Position | 15th | - | 

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett | BOOKED | 29' |

LB Steve Staunton | BOOKED | 27' |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton |

M Garry Parker |

M Kevin Richardson | GOAL | 31' |

W Steve Froggatt |

F Dalian Atkinson |

F Cyrille Regis | ASSIST | 31' | SUB OFF | 70' |

Substitutes |
F Frank McAvennie for F Cyrille Regis | 70’ |

Unused Substitutes |
CB Ugo Ehiogu |
GK Les Sealey |

Cards |
Yellow | Steve Staunton | 27’ |

Yellow | Earl Barrett | 29’ |

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Game #4264

Matchday | #7 |
League Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #58 |
Saturday, 5 September 1992
Premier League | Home | Crystal Palace | Villa Park | 17,120 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Ken Redfern |
KO | 15.00 |

HT Score | 2-0 |
FT Score | 3-0 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | DLWLW |

Scorers | Dwight Yorke | 18’ | Steve Staunton | 42’ | Steve Froggatt | 72’ |
Assists | Steve Froggatt | 18’ |

League Position | 10th | +5 |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton | GOAL | 42' |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton |

M Garry Parker |

M Kevin Richardson |

W Steve Froggatt | GOAL | 72' |

F Dalian Atkinson |

F Dwight Yorke | GOAL | 18' | SUB OFF | 79' |

Substitutes |
F Frank McAvennie FINAL | for F Dwight Yorke | 79’ |

Unused Substitutes |
CB Ugo Ehiogu |
GK Les Sealey |

On this day 5 September 1992
Frank McAvennie made his final appearance for Villa aged 32 before moving on to Celtic in January 1994.

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Game #4265

Matchday | #8 |
League Game | #8 |
Manager Game | #59 |
Sunday, 13 September 1992
Premier League | Away | Leeds United | Elland Road | 27,817 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Joe Worrall |
KO | 16.00 |

HT Score | 1-0 |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LWLWD |


Scorers | Garry Parker | 19’ |
Assists | Ray Houghton | 19’ |

League Position | 10th | - | 

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton | ASSIST | 19' | 

M Garry Parker | GOAL | 19' | 

M Kevin Richardson |

W Steve Froggatt |

F Dalian Atkinson |

F Dean Saunders | DEBUT | 

Unused Substitutes |
CB Ugo Ehiogu |
F Dwight Yorke |
GK Les Sealey |

On this day 13 September 1992
Forward Dean Saunders made his Villa debut aged 28 after moving from Liverpool earlier this week for a fee of £2,300,000.

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Game #4266

Matchday | #9 |
League Game | #9 |
Manager Game | #60 |
Saturday, 19 September 1992
Premier League | Home | Liverpool | Villa Park | 37,863 |

 

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Philip Don |
KO | 15.00 |
HT Score | 1-1 |

FT Score | 4-2 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLWDW |

Scorers | Dean Saunders | 44’ | 66’ | Dalian Atkinson | 54’ | Garry Parker | 78’ |
Assists | Steve Froggatt | 44’ | Garry Parker | 54’ | Ray Houghton | 66’ | Dalian Atkinson | 78’ |

League Position | 7th | +3 |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton | ASSIST | 66' | BOOKED | 77' |

M Garry Parker | ASSIST | 54' | GOAL | 78' |

M Kevin Richardson |

W Steve Froggatt | ASSIST | 44' |