Season #105

| 1993-94 |

Games #4309 - #4365 |

 

1993-94 Club Summary

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President | Harold Musgrove

Chairman | Herbert Douglas Ellis

Manager | Ron Atkinson

Secretary | Steve Stride

 

 1993-94 Season Summary 


Manager | Ron Atkinson |
Games | #4309 - #4365 |

Captain(s) | #677 Kevin Richardson |
Top Scorer | 17 | #695 Dean Saunders | 11 League | 1 FA Cup | 4 League Cup | 1 UEFA Cup | Goal |

Most Appearances | 55 | #677 Kevin Richardson | 40 League | 3 FA Cup | 8 League Cup | 4 UEFA Cup | Appearances |
Final League Position | 10th Premier League |
FA Cup Progress | 5th Round |

League Cup Progress | Winners | Villa's 4th League Cup win |

UEFA Cup Progress | 2nd Round |
Biggest Win | 5-0 | Swindon Town (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 45,347 | Liverpool |

 

 1993-94 Premier League Table 

| 8 | Liverpool | P42 | W17 | D9 | L16 | F59 | A55 | GD4 | Pts 60 |
| 9 |
Queens Park Rangers | P42 | W16 | D12 | L14 | F61 | A61 | GD1 | Pts 60 |
| 10 | Aston Villa | P42 | W15 | D12 | L15 | F46 | A50 | GD-4 | Pts 57 |
| 11 |
Coventry City | P42 | W14 | D14 | L14 | F43 | A45 | GD-2 | Pts 56 |
| 12 |
Norwich City | P42 | W12 | D17 | L13 | F65 | A61 | GD4 | Pts 53 |

 1993-94 Results 

| 1 | 14 Aug | h | Queens Park Rangers | W | 4-1 | 

| 2 | 18 Aug | a | Sheffield Wednesday | D | 0-0 | 

| 3 | 21 Aug | a | Wimbledon | D | 2-2 | 

| 4 | 23 Aug | h | Manchester United | L | 1-2 | 

| 5 | 28 Aug | h | Tottenham Hotspur | W | 1-0 | 

| 6 | 31 Aug | a | Everton | W | 1-0 | 

| 7 | 11 Sep | h | Coventry City | D | 0-0 | 

| 8 | 15 Sep | a | ŠK Slovan Bratislava (UEFA R1 L1) | D | 0-0 |

| 9 | 18 Sep | a | Ipswich Town | W | 2-1 |

| 10 | 21 Sep | a | Birmingham City (LC R2 L1) | W | 1-0 |

| 11 | 25 Sep | a | Oldham Athletic | D | 1-1 |

| 12 | 29 Sep | h | ŠK Slovan Bratislava (UEFA R1 L2) | W | 2-1 |

| 13 | 2 Oct | a | Newcastle United | L | 0-2 |

| 14 | 6 Oct | h | Birmingham City (LC R2 L2) | W | 1-0 |

| 15 | 16 Oct | a | West Ham United | D | 0-0 |

| 16 | 19 Oct | a | Deportivo La Coruña (UEFA R2 L1) | D | 1-1 |

| 17 | 23 Oct | h | Chelsea W | 1-0 |

| 18 | 26 Oct | a | Sunderland (LC R3) W | 4-1 |

| 19 | 30 Oct | a | Swindon Town W | 2-1 |

| 20 | 3 Nov | h | Deportivo La Coruña (UEFA R2 L2) | L | 0-1 |

| 21 | 6 Nov | a | Arsenal | W | 2-1 |

| 22 | 20 Nov | h | Sheffield United | W | 1-0 |

| 23 | 24 Nov | h | Southampton | L | 0-2 |

| 24 | 28 Nov | a | Liverpool | L | 1-2 |

| 25 | 30 Nov | a | Arsenal (LC R4) | W | 1-0 |

| 26 | 4 Dec | a | Queens Park Rangers | D | 2-2 |

| 27 | 8 Dec | h | Sheffield Wednesday | D | 2-2 |

| 28 | 11 Dec | h | Wimbledon | L | 0-1 |

| 29 | 19 Dec | a | Manchester United | L | 1-3 |

| 30 | 29 Dec | a | Norwich City | W | 2-1 |

| 31 | 1 Jan | h | Blackburn Rovers | L | 0-1 |

| 32 | 8 Jan | a | Exeter City (FAC R3) | W | 1-0 |

| 33 | 12 Jan | a | Tottenham Hotspur (LC QF) | W | 2-1 |

| 34 | 15 Jan | h | West Ham United | W | 3-1 |

| 35 | 22 Jan | a | Chelsea | D | 1-1 |

| 36 | 29 Jan | a | Grimsby Town (FAC R4) | W | 2-1 |

| 37 | 6 Feb | h | Leeds United | W | 1-0 |

| 38 | 12 Feb | h | Swindon Town | W | 5-0 |

| 39 | 16 Feb | a | Tranmere Rovers (LC SF L1) | L | 1-3 |

| 40 | 20 Feb | a | Bolton Wanderers (FAC R5) | L | 0-1 |

| 41 | 22 Feb | h | Manchester City | D | 0-0 |

| 42 | 27 Feb | h | Tranmere Rovers (LC SF L2) | W | 3-1 |

| 43 | 2 Mar | a | Tottenham Hotspur | D | 1-1 |

| 44 | 6 Mar | a | Coventry City | W | 1-0 |

| 45 | 12 Mar | h | Ipswich Town | L | 0-1 |

| 46 | 16 Mar | a | Leeds United | L | 0-2 |

| 47 | 19 Mar | h | Oldham Athletic | L | 1-2 |

| 48 | 27 Mar | n | Manchester United (LC Final) | W | 3-1 |

| 49 | 30 Mar | h | Everton | D | 0-0 |

| 50 | 2 Apr | a | Manchester City | L | 0-3 |

| 51 | 4 Apr | h | Norwich City | D | 0-0 |

| 52 | 11 Apr | a | Blackburn Rovers | L | 0-1 |

| 53 | 16 Apr | a | Sheffield United | W | 2-1 |

| 54 | 23 Apr | h | Arsenal | L | 1-2 |

| 55 | 27 Apr | a | Newcastle United | L | 1-5 |

| 56 | 30 Apr | a | Southampton | L | 1-4 |

| 57 | 7 May | h | Liverpool | W | 2-1 |

 

 1993-94 Season Review 

Ron Atkinson's third season as Villa boss saw Villa lose just twice in the league in the first 22 games of the season as another title tilt looked on the cards.

 

Villa were 3rd in the Premier League coming into November but by year end they had fallen back to 10th having lost 5 of the 8 league games they had played however Villa had reached the League Cup quarter final with the season very much alive.

 

The turn of the year saw Villa return to the form of the start of the season winning 6 of the 7 games they played and rose to 6th in the table ahead of a League Cup semi and the run to the end of the season.

 

Villa triumphed in a thrilling League Cup final second leg under the lights at Villa Park but could only rise to 5th in the league before a terrible run of form either side of their 4th League Cup trophy win saw them fall back to 10th in the Premier League just a season after they finished as runners up.      

 

Villa's form in the final 12 league  games of the season made grim reading, 2 wins and 8 losses and a second successive top 5 finish was thrown away.

 

Undoubtedly there was consolation for Atkinson's side in winning silverware with a fabulous League Cup win over Champions Manchester United but for the first time there were concerns about the staying power of the team and the overall age of the squad which some felt may have contributed to Villa's poor finishes to the last two seasons.

 

 1993-94 Season Statistics 


Games | 57 |

Won | 25 | 44% |   
Drew |
14 | 25% |  
Lost |
18 | 31% |

Unbeaten | 39 | 69% |


Goals Scored | 68 | 1.19 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 62 | 1.09 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 18 | 32% |

Average Home Attendance | 29,480 |

Longest winning run | 3 Games |

League winning run | 2 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 8 Games |
Longest losing run | 3 Games |

Games without a win | 4 Games |

 

 1993-94 Transfers

1 July 1993 to 30 June 1994


Incoming | 6 |

#697 Andy Townsend | Chelsea | £2,100,000 | Jul 93 | 30 |

#713 Riccardo ScimecaYouth Team | Signed professional forms | Jul 93 | 18 |

#716 Lee Hendrie | Youth Team | Signed professional forms | Jul 93 | 18 |

#698 Guy Whittingham | Portsmouth | £1,300,000 | Aug 93 | 28 |

#719 Paul Browne | Youth Team | Signed professional forms | Aug 93 | 18 |

#726 Darren Byfield | Youth Team | Signed professional forms | Feb 94 | 17 |

Outgoing | 6 |

#679 Cyrille Regis | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Free | Aug 93 | 35 |

#670 Mark Blake | Portsmouth | £400,000 | Aug 93 | 22 |

#694 Frank McAvennie | Celtic Free | Jan 94 | 34 |

#586 Gordon Cowans | Derby County | £80,000 | Feb 94 | 35 |

#681 Dariusz Kubicki | Sunderland | £100,000 | Mar 94 | 30 |

#637 Tony Daley | Wolverhampton Wanderers | £1,250,000 | Jun 94 | 26 |

 1993-94 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 3 |

#69Andy Townsend | Saturday, 14 August 1993 | Queens Park Rangers (h) | 30 |

#698 Guy Whittingham | Monday, 23 August 1993 | Manchester United (h) | 28 |

#699 Graham Fenton | Tuesday, 22 February 1994 | Manchester City (h) | 19 |

Returning Players | 1 |

#586 Gordon Cowans | Saturday, 14 August 1993 | Queens Park Rangers (h) | 34 |

Final Appearances | 7 |

#581 Dariusz KubickiWednesday, 24 November 1993 | Southampton (h) | 30 |

#581 Gordon Cowans | Saturday, 11 December 1993 | Wimbledon (h) | 35 |

#686 Steve Froggatt | Wednesday, 30 March 1994 | Everton (h) | 21 |

#690 Neil Cox | Saturday, 30 April 1994 | Everton (h) | 22 |

#586 Matthias Breitkreutz | Saturday, 30 April 1994 | Everton (h) | 22 |

#691 Stefan Beinlich | Saturday, 7 May 1994 | Liverpool (h) | 22 |

#637 Tony DaleySaturday, 7 May 1994 | Liverpool (h) | 26 |

 1993-94 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 26 | -1 |
Average Age | 26.0 | +0.6 |

Average 1st XI Age | 28.04 | +0.58 |

Youngest 1st XI | 25.84 | Manchester City (h) | -0.63 |

Oldest 1st XI | 30.17 | ŠK Slovan Bratislava (a), UEFA Cup | +1.18 |

Youngest Player(s) | 19 |

Graham Fenton | 22-May-1974

Oldest Player(s) | 35 | 

Nigel Spink | 8-Aug-1958

 1993-94 Scorers 

Goals Scored | 68 | League Goals | 46 | FA Cup Goals | 3 | League Cup Goals | 16 | UEFA Cup Goals | 3 | 

| 17 |

Dean Saunders | Goals | 17 | League | 11 | FA Cup | 1 | League Cup | 4 | UEFA Cup | 1 | 

| 15 |

Dalian Atkinson | Goals | 15 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 6 | UEFA Cup | 1 | 

| 7 |

Kevin Richardson | Goals | 7 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 2 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

| 5 |

Ray Houghton | Goals | 5 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 1 | League Cup | 2 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

| 4 |

Andy Townsend | Goals | 4 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 1 | 

| 3 |

Guy Whittingham | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

Dwight Yorke | Goals | 3 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 1 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

| 2 |

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

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

Garry Parker | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

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

| 1 |

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

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

Tony Daley | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

Graham Fenton | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

Stefan Beinlich | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

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

 1993-94 First Team Squad

#586 | 15 | Gordon Cowans | 34 |

#615 | 1 | Nigel Spink | 35 | 

#637 | 11 | Tony Daley | 25 |

#667 | 5 | Paul McGrath | 33 |

#672 | 18 | Dwight Yorke | 21 |

#673 | 3 | Steve Staunton | 24 |

#674 | 4 | Shaun Teale | 29 |

#677 | 6 | Kevin Richardson | 30 |

#678 | 10 | Dalian Atkinson | 25 |

#680 | 16 | Ugo Ehiogu | 20 |

#681 | 24 | Dariusz Kubicki | 30 | LEFT MARCH 1994

#683 | 23 | Bryan Small | 21 |

#685 | 8 | Garry Parker | 27 |

#686 | 12 | Steve Froggatt | 20 |

#687 | 20 | Matthias Breitkreutz | 22 |  

#689 | 2 | Earl Barrett | 26 |

#690 | 17 | Neil Cox | 21 |

 #691 | 19 | Stefan Beinlich | 21 |

 #692 | 13 | Mark Bosnich 21 |

 #693 | 7 | Ray Houghton | 31 |

 #694 | - | Frank McAvennie | 33 | LEFT JANUARY 1994

 #695 | 9 | Dean Saunders | 29 |

 #696 | 21 | Dave Farrell | 21 |

 #697 | 14 | Andy Townsend | 30 |

 #698 | 22 | Guy Whittingham | 28 |

 #699 | 25 | Graham Fenton | 19 |

 #703 | - | Michael Oakes | 20 |

 1993-94 Managerial Record 

Ron Atkinson's third season as Villa boss saw a 3rd successive top 10 finish in the Premier League following the previous season's runners up spot and their fourth League Cup trophy win.

 Atkinson’s Villa had achieved a win rate of 45%, losing 30% of their 159 League and Cup matches under his leadership.

As a result Atkinson had returned 1.60 points per game* across his 159 games in charge of Villa. Atkinson was 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) and Jimmy Hogan (1.59 in 124). Atkinson however was behind Graham Taylor (1.61 in 150), Billy Smith’s 1.62 across 364 games, 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  

 1993-94 Appearances 

| 55 |

#677 Kevin Richardson | Appearances | 55 | League | 40 (0) | FA Cup | 3 (0) | League Cup | 8 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 52 |

#689 Earl Barrett | Appearances | 52 | League | 42 (0) | FA Cup | 3 (0) | League Cup | 7 (0) | UEFA Cup | 3 (0) | . Player Profile

#695 Dean Saunders | Appearances | 52 | League | 37 (1) | FA Cup | 3 (0) | League Cup | 7 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 51 |

#675 Shaun Teale | Appearances | 51 | League | 34 (4) | FA Cup | 0 (2) | League Cup | 6 (1) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 47 |

#697 Andy Townsend | Appearances | 47 | League | 32 (0) | FA Cup | 3 (0) | League Cup | 8 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 44 |

#667 Paul McGrath | Appearances | 44 | League | 30 (0) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 8 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

#678 Dalian Atkinson | Appearances | 44 | League | 29 (0) | FA Cup | 3 (0) | League Cup | 8 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 41 |

#692 Mark Bosnich | Appearances | 41 | League | 28 (0) | FA Cup | 3 (0) | League Cup | 7 (1) | UEFA Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

#693 Ray Houghton | Appearances | 41 | League | 25 (5) | FA Cup | 3 (0) | League Cup | 4 (2) | UEFA Cup | 1 (1) | . Player Profile

| 37 |

#637 Tony Daley | Appearances | 37 | League | 18 (9) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 5 (1) | UEFA Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 32 |

#674 Steve Staunton | Appearances | 32 | League | 23 (0) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 5 (0) | UEFA Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 29 |

#690 Neil Cox | Appearances | 29 | League | 16 (4) | FA Cup | 2 (1) | League Cup | 4 (1) | UEFA Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 23 |

#685 Garry Parker | Appearances | 23 | League | 17 (2) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 3 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 21 |

#698 Guy Whittingham | Appearances | 21 | League | 13 (5) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | UEFA Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 19 |

#680 Ugo Ehiogu | Appearances | 19 | League | 14 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (1) | League Cup | 0 (1) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 18 |

#615 Nigel Spink | Appearances | 18 | League | 14 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | UEFA Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 17 |

#586 Gordon Cowans | Appearances | 17 | League | 9 (2) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 14 |

#699 Graham Fenton | Appearances | 14 | League | 9 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (1) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#672 Dwight Yorke | Appearances | 14 | League | 2 (10) | FA Cup | 0 (2) | League Cup | 0 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 12 |

#683 Bryan Small | Appearances | 12 | League | 8 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | UEFA Cup | 2 (0) | . Player Profile

| 11 |

#686 Steve Froggatt | Appearances | 11 | League | 8 (1) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 0 (1) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 7 |

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

| 4 |

#696 Dave Farrell | Appearances | 4 | League | 4 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 2 |

#681 Dariusz Kubicki | Appearances | 2 | League | 1 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

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

| 0 |

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

 1993-94 'Keepers

Nigel Spink | Appearances | 18 | Conceded | 22 | Ratio | 1.22 | 

Mark Bosnich Appearances | 41 | Conceded | 40 | Ratio | 0.98 |

 1993-94 Kits 

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1993-94 Season Results 
 


Game #4309
Matchday | #1 |
League Game | #1 |
Manager Game | #103 |
Saturday, 14 August 1993
Premier League | Home | Queens Park Rangers | Villa Park | 32,994 |

 

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Kelvin Morton |
KO | 15.00 |
HT Score | 1-1 |

FT Score | 4-1 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLLLW |

Scorers | Dalian Atkinson | 38’ | 89’ | Dean Saunders | 61’ | Steve Staunton | 90’ |
Assists | Andy Townsend | 38’ | Dalian Atkinson | 61’ |

League Position | 6th |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton | GOAL | 90' |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton | SUB OFF | 59' |

M Kevin Richardson |

M Andy Townsend | DEBUT | ASSIST | 38' |

W Tony Daley |

F Dalian Atkinson | GOAL | 38' | 89' | ASSIST | 61' |

F Dean Saunders | GOAL | 61' |

Substitutes |
M Gordon Cowans DEBUT | for M Ray Houghton | 59’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Michael Oakes
F Guy Whittingham

On this day 14 August 1993
Midfielder Gordon Cowans made his first appearance for Villa aged 34 after rejoining the club from Blackburn Rovers in July 1993 on a free transfer.

Midfielder Andy Townsend made his Villa debut aged 30 after moving from Chelsea in July 1993 for a fee of £2,100,000.

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Game #4310

Matchday | #2 |
League Game | #2 |
Manager Game | #104 |
Thursday, 18 August 1983
Premier League | Away | Sheffield Wednesday | Hillsborough | 28,450 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Peter Foakes |
KO | 19.45 |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 0-0 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LLLWD |

League Position | 6th |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett | BOOKED | 41' | 

LB Steve Staunton |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Kevin Richardson |

M Andy Townsend | SUB OFF | 28' |

W Steve Froggatt |

W Tony Daley |

F Dalian Atkinson | 

F Dean Saunders |

Substitutes |
M Gordon Cowans for M Andy Townsend | 28’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Mark Bosnich
F Guy Whittingham

Cards |
Yellow | Earl Barrett | 41’ |

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Game #4311

Matchday | #3 |
League Game | #3 |
Manager Game | #105 |
Saturday, 21 August 1993
Premier League | Away | Wimbledon | Selhurst Park | 7,564 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Jim Borrett |
KO | 15.00 |
HT Score | 1-1 |
FT Score | 2-2 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LLWDD |


Scorers | Kevin Richardson | 18’ | Steve Staunton | 82’ |
Assists | Ray Houghton | 18’ |

League Position | 11th | -5 |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton | GOAL | 82' |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton | ASSIST | 18' |

M Gordon Cowans |

M Kevin Richardson | GOAL | 18' |

W Steve Froggatt |

F Dalian Atkinson | 

F Dean Saunders |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Mark Bosnich
F Guy Whittingham
RB Neil Cox

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Game #4312

Matchday | #4 |
League Game | #4 |
Manager Game | #106 |
Monday, 23 August 1993
Premier League | Home | Manchester United | Villa Park | 39,624 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | David Elleray |
KO | 20.00 |
HT Score | 1-1 |

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

Last 5 Games | LWDDL |

Scorers | Dalian Atkinson | 44’ |
Assists | Paul McGrath | 44’ |

League Position | 11th | - |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

LB Bryan Small |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton | BOOKED | 25' | SUB OFF | 77' | 

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath | ASSIST | 44' | 

M Garry Parker | BOOKED | 54' | 

M Ray Houghton | SUB OFF | 80' | 

M Kevin Richardson |

F Dalian Atkinson | GOAL | 44' | 

F Dean Saunders |

Substitutes |
W Steve Froggatt for LB Steve Staunton | 77’ |
F Guy Whittingham for M Ray Houghton | 80’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Mark Bosnich

Cards |
Yellow | Steve Staunton | 25’ |

Yellow | Garry Parker | 54’ |

 

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Game #4313

Matchday | #5 |
League Game | #5 |
Manager Game | #107 |
Saturday, 28 August 1993
Premier League | Home | Tottenham Hotspur | Villa Park | 32,498 |

 

 

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Keith Cooper |
KO | 15.00 |
HT Score | 0-0 |

FT Score | 1-0 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDDLW |

Scorers | Steve Staunton | 71’ pen |

League Position | 6th | +5 |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton | GOAL | 71' | BOOKED | 86' |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Garry Parker |

M Ray Houghton |

M Kevin Richardson |

W Tony Daley | SUB OFF | 81' |

F Dalian Atkinson | 

F Dean Saunders |

Substitutes |
F Guy Whittingham for W Tony Daley | 81’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Mark Bosnich
RB Neil Cox

Cards |
Yellow | Steve Staunton | 86’ |

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Game #4314

Matchday | #6 |
League Game | #6 |
Manager Game | #108 |
Tuesday, 31 August 1993
Premier League | Away | Everton | Goodison Park | 24,067 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Alan Gunn |
KO | 19.30 |

HT Score | 1-0 |
FT Score | 1-0 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDDLW |

Scorers | Guy Whittingham | 32’ |

League Position | 6th | - |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett | BOOKED | 71' |

LB Steve Staunton |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Andy Townsend |

M Gordon Cowans |

M Kevin Richardson |

F Dalian Atkinson |

F Dean Saunders | SUB OFF | 87' |

F Guy Whittingham | GOAL | 32' |

Substitutes |
RB Neil Cox for F Dean Saunders | 87’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Mark Bosnich
M Garry Parker |

Cards |
Yellow | Earl Barrett | 71’ |

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Game #4315
Matchday | #7 |
League Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #109 |
Saturday, 11 September 1993
Premier League | Home | Coventry City | Villa Park | 31,181 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Martin Bodenham |
KO | 15.00 |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 0-0 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | DDLWD |

League Position | 6th | - |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Andy Townsend |

M Gordon Cowans |

M Kevin Richardson |

F Dalian Atkinson |

F Dean Saunders |

F Guy Whittingham | SUB OFF | 76' |

Substitutes |
M Ray Houghton for F Guy Whittingham | 76’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Mark Bosnich
M Garry Parker |

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Game #4316

Matchday | #8 |
Manager Game | #110 |
Wednesday, 15 September 1993
UEFA Cup | 1st Round 1st Leg | Away | ŠK Slovan Bratislava | Tehelné pole | 10,886 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 0-0 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | DLWDD |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Andy Townsend |

M Ray Houghton |

M Gordon Cowans |

M Kevin Richardson |

F Dalian Atkinson |

F Dean Saunders |

F Guy Whittingham |

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Game #4317

Matchday | #9 |
League Game | #8 |
Manager Game | #111 |
Saturday, 18 September 1993
Premier League | Away | Ipswich Town | Portman Road | 16,858 |

 

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Roger Dilkes |
KO | 15.00 |
HT Score | 1-1 |

FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | LWDDW |

Scorers | Dean Saunders | 19’ | Andy Townsend | 55’ |
Assists | Steve Staunton | 19’ | Kevin Richardson | 55’ |

League Position | 3rd | +3 |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton | ASSIST | 19' |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Andy Townsend | GOAL | 55' |

M Gordon Cowans |

M Kevin Richardson | ASSIST | 55' |

F Dalian Atkinson | SUB OFF | 87' |

F Dean Saunders | GOAL | 19' |

F Guy Whittingham | SUB OFF | 61' |

Substitutes |
W Tony Daley for F Guy Whittingham | 61’ |
M Ray Houghton for F Dalian Atkinson | 87’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Mark Bosnich

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Game #4318
Matchday | #10 |
Manager Game | #112 |
Tuesday, 21 September 1993
League Cup | Away | 2nd Round 1st Leg | Birmingham City | St Andrew’s | 27,815 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |
FT Score | 1-0 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WDDWW |

Scorers | Kevin Richardson |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

RB Earl Barrett |

LB Steve Staunton |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Andy Townsend |

M Gordon Cowans |

M Kevin Richardson | GOAL |

F Dalian Atkinson |

F Dean Saunders |

F Guy Whittingham |

Substitutes |
GK Mark Bosnich for GK Nigel Spink |

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​Game #4319

Matchday | #11 |
League Game | #9 |
Manager Game | #113 |
Saturday, 25 September 1993
Premier League | Away | Oldham Athletic | Boundary Park | 12,836 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Howard King |
KO | 15.00 |

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


Scorers | Dean Saunders | 51’ |
Assists | Ray Houghton | 51’ |

League Position | 3rd | - |

Line Up |
GK Mark Bosnich |

RB Neil Cox |

LB Steve Staunton |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Andy Townsend |

M Gordon Cowans |

M Ray Houghton | ASSIST | 51' |

M Kevin Richardson |

F Dean Saunders | GOAL | 51' |

F Guy Whittingham |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Michael Oakes |
CB Ugo Ehiogu |
M Stefan Beinlich |

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Game #4320

Matchday | #12 |
Manager Game | #114 |
Wednesday, 29 September 1993
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