Season #106

| 1994-95 |

Games #4366 - #4417 |

 

1994-95 Club Summary

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President | Harold Musgrove

Chairman | Herbert Douglas Ellis

Manager | Ron Atkinson to 9 November 1994, Brian Little from 27 November 1994

Secretary | Steve Stride

 1994-95 Season Summary 


Manager | Ron Atkinson | Jim Barron (Caretaker) | Brian Little |
Games | #4366 - #4417 |

Captain(s) | #677 Kevin Richardson | #667 Paul McGrath | #675 Shaun Teale |
Top Scorer | 17 | #695 Dean Saunders | 15 League | 1 FA Cup | 1 League Cup | Goal |

Most Appearances | 48 | #695 Dean Saunders | 39 League | 2 FA Cup | 3 League Cup | 4 UEFA Cup | Appearances |
Final League Position | 18th Premier League |
FA Cup Progress | 4th Round |

League Cup Progress | 4th Round |

UEFA Cup Progress | 2nd Round |
Biggest Win | 7-1 | Wimbledon (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 40,154 | Liverpool |

 

 1994-95 Premier League Table 

| 16 | Coventry City | P42 | W12 | D14 | L16 | F44 | A62 | GD-18 | Pts 50 |
| 17 |
Manchester City | P42 | W12 | D13 | L17 | F53 | A64 | GD-11 | Pts 49 |
| 18 | Aston Villa | P42 | W11 | D15 | L16 | F51 | A56 | GD-5 | Pts 48 |
| 19 |
Crystal Palace | P42 | W11 | D12 | L19 | F34 | A49 | GD-15 | Pts 45 |
| 20 |
Norwich City | P42 | W10 | D13 | L19 | F37 | A54 | GD17 | Pts 43 |

 1994-95 Results 

| 1 | 20 Aug | a | Everton | D | 2-2 | 

| 2 | 24 Aug | h | Southampton | D | 1-1 | 

| 3 | 27 Aug | h | Crystal Palace | D | 1-1 | 

| 4 | 29 Aug | a | Coventry City | W | 1-0 | 

| 5 | 10 Sep | h | Ipswich Town | W | 2-0 | 

| 6 | 15 Sep | a | Inter Milan (UEFA R1 L1) | L | 0-1 | 

| 7 | 17 Sep | a | West Ham United | L | 0-1 | 

| 8 | 21 Sep | h | Wigan Athletic (LC R2 L1) | W | 5-0 | 

| 9 | 24 Sep | a | Blackburn Rovers | L | 1-3 | 

| 10 | 24 Sep | h | Inter Milan (UEFA R1 L2) | W | 1-0 | 

| 11 | 1 Oct | h | Newcastle United | L | 0-2 | 

| 12 | 5 Oct | a | Wigan Athletic (LC R2 L2) | W | 3-0 | 

| 13 | 8 Oct | a | Liverpool | L | 2-3 | 

| 14 | 15 Oct | h | Norwich City | D | 1-1 | 

| 15 | 18 Oct | a | Trabzonspor (UEFA R2 L1) | L | 0-1 | 

| 16 | 22 Oct | h | Nottingham Forest | L | 0-2 | 

| 17 | 26 Oct | h | Middlesbrough (LC R3) | W | 1-0 | 

| 18 | 29 Oct | a | Queens Park Rangers | L | 0-2 | 

| 19 | 1 Nov | h | Trabzonspor (UEFA R2 L2) | W | 2-1 | 

| 20 | 6 Nov | h | Manchester United | L | 1-2 | 

| 21 | 9 Nov | a | Wimbledon | L | 3-4 | 

| 22 | 19 Nov | a | Tottenham Hotspur | W | 4-3 | 

| 23 | 27 Nov | h | Sheffield Wednesday | D | 1-1 | 

| 24 | 30 Nov | a | Crystal Palace (LC R4) | L | 1-4 | 

| 25 | 3 Dec | a | Leicester City | D | 1-1 | 

| 26 | 10 Dec | h | Everton | D | 0-0 | 

| 27 | 19 Dec | a | Southampton | L | 1-2 | 

| 28 | 26 Dec | a | Arsenal | D | 0-0 | 

| 29 | 28 Dec | h | Chelsea | W | 3-0 | 

| 30 | 31 Dec | a | Manchester City | D | 2-2 | 

| 31 | 2 Jan | h | Leeds United | D | 0-0 | 

| 32 | 7 Jan | a | Barnsley (FAC R3) | W | 2-0 | 

| 33 | 14 Jan | h | Queens Park Rangers | W | 2-1 | 

| 34 | 21 Jan | a | Nottingham Forest | W | 2-1 | 

| 35 | 25 Jan | h | Tottenham Hotspur | W | 1-0 | 

| 36 | 28 Jan | a | Manchester City (FAC R4) | L | 0-1 | 

| 37 | 4 Feb | a | Manchester United | L | 0-1 | 

| 38 | 11 Feb | h | Wimbledon | W | 7-1 | 

| 39 | 18 Feb | a | Sheffield Wednesday | W | 2-1 | 

| 40 | 22 Feb | h | Leicester City | D | 4-4 | 

| 41 | 25 Feb | a | Newcastle United | L | 1-3 | 

| 42 | 4 Mar | h | Blackburn Rovers | L | 0-1 | 

| 43 | 6 Mar | h | Coventry City | D | 0-0 | 

| 44 | 18 Mar | h | West Ham United | L | 0-2 | 

| 45 | 1 Apr | a | Ipswich Town | W | 1-0 | 

| 46 | 4 Apr | a | Crystal Palace | D | 0-0 | 

| 47 | 15 Apr | a | Chelsea | L | 0-1 | 

| 48 | 17 Apr | h | Arsenal | L | 0-4 | 

| 49 | 29 Apr | a | Leeds United | L | 0-1 | 

| 50 | 3 May | h | Manchester City | D | 1-1 | 

| 51 | 6 May | h | Liverpool | W | 2-0 | 

| 52 | 14 May | a | Norwich City | D | 1-1 | 

 1994-95 Other Matches of Note 

Tony Barton Memorial Match | 6 Dec | h | All Star XI D | 1-1 | 2,396 | Saunders |

Paul McGrath Testimonial | 9 May | h | Birmingham City | W | 2-0 | 12,014 | Scimeca, Yorke |

 1994-95 Season Review 

Villa started the season with an unbeaten run of 5 games including 2 wins and looked in better shape than they had been at the end of the previous season. That however was to prove a false dawn as the side Ron Atkinson put together once again couldn't repeat the form of two years previously. With 10 losses in his next 16 games Atkinson didn't survive past November and was replaced eventually by Villa legend Brian Little.

A man of the stature of Brian Little taking over his beloved Aston Villa was a special moment and Little didn't fail to exert a positive influence on the squad losing just twice in his first 10 games although winning only 2 and then went on to post 5 wins in the next 10 including a 7-1 defeat of regular bogey team Wimbledon - Villa's biggest win in all competitions since 1985 and their biggest win in the league since April 1962. 

Villa were now 9th in the league having been 19th when Little had taken over but winning just one game in the next 10, and losing 6 meant Villa tumbled down the table to 18th. Despite 3 unbeaten games to the end of the season that is where Villa remained - their worst finish since their relegation in 1986-87 and the first time in their history that they finish 18th in the table.

 

 1994-95 Season Statistics 


Games | 52 |

Won | 17 | 33% |   
Drew |
15 | 29% |  
Lost |
20 | 38% |

Unbeaten | 32 | 62% |


Goals Scored | 67 | 1.29 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 62 | 1.19 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 18 | 35% |

Average Home Attendance | 28,422 |

Longest winning run | 4 Games |

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

Games without a win | 6 Games |

 1994-95 Transfers 

1 July 1994 to 30 June 1995


Incoming | 11 |

#701 John Fashanu | Wimbledon | £1,460,000 | Jul 94 | 31 |

#702 Nii Lamptey | PSV Eindhoven | Free | Jul 94 | 19 |

#700 Phil King | Sheffield Wednesday | £250,000 | Aug 94 | 26 |

#720 Scott Murray | Fraserburgh FC | £35,000 | Aug 94 | 20 |

#705 Ian Taylor | Sheffield Wednesday | £1,000,000 | Dec 94 | 26 |

#706 Tommy Johnson | Derby County | £1,960,000 | Jan 95 | 23 |

#707 Gary Charles | Derby County | £1,450,000 | Jan 95 | 24 |

#708 Franz Carr | Leicester City | £250,000 | Feb 95 | 28 |

#709 Alan Wright | Blackburn Rovers | £1,350,000 | Mar 95 | 23 |

#736 Adam Rachel | Youth Team | Signed professional forms | May 95 | 18 |

Stuart Brock | Youth Team | Signed professional forms | May 95 | 18 |

Outgoing | 9 |

#686 Steve Froggatt Wolverhampton Wanderers | £1,000,000 | Jul 94 | 21 |

#687 Matthias Breitkreutz | Hertha Berlin | £130,000 | Jul 94 | 23 |

#690 Neil Cox | Middlesbrough | £1,000,000 | Jul 94 | 22 |

#691 Stefan Beinlich | Hansa Rostock | £130,000 | Jul 94 | 22 |

#689 Earl Barrett | Everton | £1,700,000 | Jan 95 | 27 |

#677 Kevin Richardson | Coventry City | £300,000 | Feb 95 | 32 |

#685 Garry Parker | Leicester City | £300,000 | Feb 95 | 29 |

#693 Ray Houghton | Crystal Palace | £300,000 | Mar 95 | 33 |

#704 Chris Boden | Derby County | £169,000 | Mar 95 | 21 |

 1994-95 Squad Changes 


Debut Appearances | 10 |

#700 Phil King | Saturday, 20 August 1994 | Everton (a) | 26 |

#701 John Fashanu | Saturday, 20 August 1994 | Everton (a) | 31 |

#702 Nii Lamptey | Wednesday, 21 September 1994 | Wigan Athletic (h),  League Cup | 19 |

#703 Michael Oakes | Wednesday, 5 October 1994 | Wigan Athletic (a). League Cup | 20 |

#704 Chris Boden | Saturday, 3 December 1994 | Leicester City (a) | 21 |

#705 Ian Taylor | Monday, 26 December 1994 | Arsenal (a) | 26 |

#706 Tommy Johnson | Saturday, 14 January 1995 | Queens Park Rangers (h) | 24 |

#707 Gary Charles | Saturday, 21 January 1995 | Nottingham Forest (a) | 24 |

#708 Franz Carr | Wednesday, 22 February 1995 | Leicester City (h) | 28 |

#709 Alan Wright | Saturday, 18 March 1995 | West Ham United (h) | 23 |

Final Appearances | 14 |

#696 Dave FarrellWednesday, 30 November 1994 | Crystal Palace (a) | 23 |

#704 Chris BodenSaturday, 3 December 1994 | Leicester City (a) | 21 |

#698 Guy WhittinghamSaturday, 10 December 1994 | Everton (h) | 30 |

#702 Nii LampteySaturday, 10 December 1994 | Everton (h) | 20 |

#685 Garry ParkerMonday, 19 December 1994 | Southampton (a) | 29 |

#677 Kevin Richardson | Monday, 2 January 1995 | Leeds United (h) | 32 |

#689 Earl BarrettSaturday, 28 January 1995 | Manchester City (a) | 27 |

#701 John Fashanu | Saturday, 4 February 1995 | Manchester United (a) | 32 |

#683 Bryan SmallSaturday, 11 February 1995 | Wimbledon (h) |23 |

#693 Ray HoughtonSaturday, 18 March 1995 | West Ham United (h) | 33 |

#678 Dalian Atkinson | Monday, 17 April 1995 | Arsenal (h) | 27 |

#675 Shaun TealeSunday, 14 May 1995 | Norwich City (a) | 31 |

#700 Phil KingSunday, 14 May 1995 | Norwich City (a) | 27 |

#695 Dean SaundersSunday, 14 May 1995 | Norwich City (a) | 30 |

 1994-95 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 28 | +2 |
Average Age | 26.5 | +0.5 |

 

Average 1st XI Age | 28.09 | +0.05 |

Youngest 1st XI | 25.82 | Wigan Athletic (a), League Cup | -0.02 |

Oldest 1st XI | 30.65 | Southampton (a) | +0.48 |

Youngest Player(s) | 19 |

Nii Lamptey | 10-Dec-1974

Oldest Player(s) | 36 |

Nigel Spink | 8-Aug-1958

 1994-95 Scorers 

Goals Scored | 66 | League Goals | 51 | FA Cup Goals | 2 | League Cup Goals | 10 | UEFA Cup Goals | 3 | 

| 17 |

Dean Saunders | Goals | 17 | League | 15 | FA Cup | 1 | League Cup | 1 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

| 8 |

Dwight Yorke | Goals | 8 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 1 | League Cup | 1 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

| 7 |

Dalian Atkinson | Goals | 7 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 3 | UEFA Cup | 1 | 

| 5 |

Steve Staunton | Goals | 5 | League | 5 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

| 4 |

Ugo Ehiogu | Goals | 4 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 1 | 

Tommy Johnson | Goals | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

Own Goal | Goals | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

| 3 |

Guy Whittingham | Goals | 3 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 1 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

John Fashanu | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

Nii Lamptey | Goals | 3 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 3 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

| 2 |

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

Graham Fenton | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

Andy Townsend | Goals | 2 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 1 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

| 1 |

Garry Parker | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

Ian Taylor | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | League Cup | 0 | UEFA Cup | 0 | 

 1994-95 First Team Squad 

#615 | 1 | Nigel Spink | 36 | 

#667 | 5 | Paul McGrath | 34 |

#672 | 18 | Dwight Yorke | 22 |

#674 | 3 | Steve Staunton | 25 |

#675 | 4 | Shaun Teale | 30 |

#677 | 6 | Kevin Richardson | 31 | LEFT FEBRUARY 1995

#678 | 10 | Dalian Atkinson | 26 |

#680 | 16 | Ugo Ehiogu | 21 |

#683 | 20 | Bryan Small | 22 |

#685 | 8 | Garry Parker | 28 | LEFT FEBRUARY 1995

#689 | 2 | Earl Barrett | 27 | LEFT JANUARY 1995

#692 | 13 | Mark Bosnich | 22 | 

#693 | 7 | Ray Houghton | 32 | LEFT MARCH 1995

#695 | 9 | Dean Saunders | 30 |

#696 | 21 | Dave Farrell | 22 |

#697 | 11 | Andy Townsend | 31 |

#698 | 22 | Guy Whittingham | 29 |

 #699 | 19 | Graham Fenton | 20 |

#700 | 15 | Phil King | 26 |

#701 | 8 | John Fashanu | 31 |

#702 | 12 | Nii Lamptey | 19 |

#703 | 30 | Michael Oakes | 20 | 

#704 | 24 | Chris Boden | 20 | LEFT MARCH 1995

#705 | 17 | Ian Taylor | 26 |

#706 | 25 | Tommy Johnson | 23 |

#707 | 22 | Gary Charles | 24 |

#708 | 14 | Franz Carr | 27 |

#709 | 2 | Alan Wright | 22 |


 

 1994-95 Appearances 

| 49 |

#667 Paul McGrath | Appearances | 49 | League | 36 (4) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 3 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 48 |

#695 Dean Saunders | Appearances | 48 | League | 39 (0) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 3 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

#680 Ugo Ehiogu | Appearances | 48 | League | 38 (1) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 3 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 43 |

#674 Steve Staunton | Appearances | 43 | League | 34 (1) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

#672 Dwight Yorke | Appearances | 43 | League | 33 (4) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 4 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 40 |

#697 Andy Townsend | Appearances | 40 | League | 32 (0) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 34 |

#692 Mark Bosnich | Appearances | 34 | League | 30 (0) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 3 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#689 Earl Barrett | Appearances | 34 | League | 24 (1) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 3 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 32 |

#675 Shaun Teale | Appearances | 32 | League | 28 (0) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#693 Ray Houghton | Appearances | 32 | League | 19 (7) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | UEFA Cup | 3 (0) | . Player Profile

| 24 |

#705 Ian Taylor | Appearances | 24 | League | 22 (0) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 23 |

#677 Kevin Richardson | Appearances | 23 | League | 18 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

#700 Phil King | Appearances | 23 | League | 13 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 3 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 21 |

#678 Dalian Atkinson | Appearances | 21 | League | 11 (5) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 2 (0) | UEFA Cup | 3 (0) | . Player Profile

| 20 |

#685 Garry Parker | Appearances | 20 | League | 12 (2) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 4 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (2) | . Player Profile  

#699 Graham Fenton | Appearances | 20 | League | 7 (10) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (2) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 18 |

#615 Nigel Spink | Appearances | 18 | League | 12 (1) | FA Cup | 1 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | UEFA Cup | 4 (0) | . Player Profile

| 16 |

#707 Gary Charles | Appearances | 16 | League | 14 (2) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#701 John Fashanu | Appearances | 16 | League | 11 (2) | FA Cup | 2 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | UEFA Cup | 1 (0) | . Player Profile

| 15 |

#706 Tommy Johnson | Appearances | 15 | League | 11 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (1) | League Cup | 0 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 12 |

#698 Guy Whittingham | Appearances | 12 | League | 4 (3) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 2 (1) | UEFA Cup | 1 (1) | . Player Profile

| 9 |

#702 Nii Lamptey | Appearances | 9 | League | 1 (5) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 2 (1) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 8 |

#709 Alan Wright | Appearances | 8 | League | 8 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 5 |

#683 Bryan Small | Appearances | 5 | League | 5 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 2 |

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

#708 Franz Carr | Appearances | 2 | League | 0 (2) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#703 Michael Oakes | Appearances | 1 | League | 0 (0) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 1 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

#704 Chris Boden | Appearances | 1 | League | 0 (1) | FA Cup | 0 (0) | League Cup | 0 (0) | UEFA Cup | 0 (0) | . Player Profile

 

1994-95 'Keepers

 

Michael Oakes | Appearances | 1 | Conceded | 0 | Ratio | 0.00 | 

Nigel Spink | Appearances | 18 | Conceded | 13 | Ratio | 0.72 | 

Mark Bosnich | Appearances | 34 | Conceded | 49 | Ratio | 1.44 | 
 

 1994-95 Managerial Record 

Ron Atkinson's final season as Villa boss saw the club drop to 19th in the Premier League by the time of his exit after 21 games.

 Atkinson’s Villa had achieved a win rate of 43%, losing 32% of their 180 League and Cup matches under his leadership.

As a result Atkinson had returned 1.53 points per game* across his 180 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) and Joe Mercer (1.51 in 282). Atkinson however was behind Alex Massie (1.56 in 227), Tony Barton (1.56 in 137), Jimmy Hogan (1.59 in 124), 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.

Atkinson's permanent successor - Villa legend Brian Little - took charge of the final 30 games of the season as the club finished 18th in the Premier League.

 

 Little's Villa achieved a win rate of 30%, losing 33% of their 30 League and Cup matches under his leadership.

 

As a result Little had returned 1.27 points per game* across his initial 30 games in charge of Villa. Little was ahead of only 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).

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

 1994-95 Kits 

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 1994-95 Season Results 
 


Game #4366
Matchday | #1 |
League Game | #1 |
Manager Game | #160 |
Saturday, 20 August 1994
Premier League | Away | Everton | Goodison Park | 35,552 |

 

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Kelvin Morton |
KO | 15.00 |

HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 2-2 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LLLWD |


Scorers | John Fashanu | 66’ | Dean Saunders | 74’ |
Assists | Phil King | 66’ | Ray Houghton | 74’ |

League Position | 12th |

Line Up |
GK Mark Bosnich |

LB Steve Staunton |

CB Ugo Ehiogu |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton | ASSIST | 74' |

M Garry Parker |

M Kevin Richardson | BOOKED | 56' | 

M Andy Townsend | BOOKED | 7' | 

F John Fashanu | DEBUT | GOAL | 66' |

F Dean Saunders | GOAL | 74' |

F Dwight Yorke | BOOKED | 86' | 

Substitutes |
LB Phil King DEBUT | ASSIST | 66' | for LB Steve Staunton | 50’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Michael Oakes
F Dalian Atkinson

Cards |
Yellow | Andy Townsend | 7’ |

Yellow | Kevin Richardson | 56’ |

Yellow | Dwight Yorke | 86’ |

On this day 20 August 1994
Forward John Fashanu made a goalscoring Villa debut aged 31 after joining from Wimbledon for a fee of £1,350,000 earlier this month.

Left back Phil King made his Villa debut aged 27 after moving from Sheffield Wednesday for a fee of £250,000 earlier this month.

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Game #4367

Matchday | #2 |
League Game | #2 |
Manager Game | #161 |
Wednesday, 24 August 1994
Premier League | Home | Southampton | Villa Park | 24,179 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Philip Don |
KO | 19.45 |

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


Scorers | Dean Saunders | 32’ |

League Position | 12th | - |

Line Up |
GK Mark Bosnich |

LB Phil King |

CB Ugo Ehiogu | BOOKED | 67' |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton |

M Garry Parker | SUB OFF | 71' |

M Kevin Richardson |

M Andy Townsend |

F John Fashanu | SUB OFF | 61' |

F Dean Saunders | GOAL | 32' |

F Dwight Yorke |

Substitutes |
F Dalian Atkinson for F John Fashanu | 61’ |
RB Earl Barrett for M Garry Parker | 71’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Nigel Spink

Cards |
Yellow | Ugo Ehiogu | 67’ |

On this day 24 August 1994
Including the end of the 1993-94 season, Villa under Ron Atkinson had now won just 2 of their last 14 Premier League games

 

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Game #4368

Matchday | #3 |
League Game | #3 |
Manager Game | #162 |
Saturday, 27 August 1994
Premier League | Home | Crystal Palace | Villa Park | 23,305 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Joe Worrall |
KO | 15.00 |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LWDDD |


Scorers | Steve Staunton | 46’ |

League Position | 10th | +2 |

Line Up |
GK Mark Bosnich |

LB Steve Staunton | GOAL | 46' |

RB Earl Barrett |

CB Ugo Ehiogu |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Ray Houghton | SUB OFF | 88' |

M Kevin Richardson |

M Andy Townsend |

F John Fashanu |

F Dean Saunders |

F Dalian Atkinson |

Substitutes |
F Dwight Yorke for M Ray Houghton | 88’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Nigel Spink
LB Phil King

On this day 27 August 1994
Villa under Ron Atkinson had now won just 2 of their last 15 Premier League games but were unbeaten in the last 4.

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Game #4369

Matchday | #4 |
League Game | #4 |
Manager Game | #163 |
Monday, 29 August 1994
Premier League | Away | Coventry City | Highfield Road | 12,218 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Paul Durkin |
KO | 20.00 |

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

Last 5 Games | WDDDW |

Scorers | Dwight Yorke | 3’ |
Assists | Andy Townsend | 3’ |

League Position | 10th | - |

Line Up |
GK Mark Bosnich |

LB Phil King |

LB Steve Staunton |

RB Earl Barrett |

CB Ugo Ehiogu |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Kevin Richardson | BOOKED | 5' |

M Andy Townsend | ASSIST | 3' |

F John Fashanu |

F Dean Saunders |

F Dwight Yorke | GOAL | 3' |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Nigel Spink
M Garry Parker
M Nii Lamptey

Cards |
Yellow | Kevin Richardson | 5’ |

On this day 29 August 1994
Villa under Ron Atkinson won for the first time this season and for only the third time in their last 16 Premier League games however they were now unbeaten in the last 5.

 

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Game #4370

Matchday | #5 |
League Game | #5 |
Manager Game | #164 |
Saturday, 10 September 1994
Premier League | Home | Ipswich Town | Villa Park | 22,241 |

 

 

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Gary Willard |
KO | 15.00 |

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

Last 5 Games | DDDWW |

Scorers | Steve Staunton | 15’ | Dean Saunders | 85’ |
Assists | Dean Saunders | 15’ | Dalian Atkinson | 85’ |

League Position | 8th | +2 |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

LB Phil King |

LB Steve Staunton | GOAL | 15' | BOOKED | 27' |

RB Earl Barrett |

CB Ugo Ehiogu |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Kevin Richardson |

M Andy Townsend | BOOKED | 31' |

F John Fashanu |

F Dean Saunders | ASSIST | 15' | BOOKED | 37' |GOAL | 85' |

F Dwight Yorke |

Substitutes |
F Dalian Atkinson ASSIST | 85' | for F John Fashanu | 74’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Michael Oakes
M Garry Parker

Cards |
Yellow | Steve Staunton | 27’ |

Yellow | Andy Townsend | 31’ |

Yellow | Dean Saunders | 37’ |

On this day 10 September 1994
Villa won successive games for the first time since February and were now unbeaten in 6 this season.

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Game #4371

Matchday | #6 |
Manager Game | #165 |
Thursday, 15 September 1994
UEFA Cup | 1st Round 1st Leg | Away | Inter Milan | Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) | 22,639 |

 

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

Last 5 Games | DDWWL |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

LB Phil King |

LB Steve Staunton |

RB Earl Barrett |

CB Ugo Ehiogu |

CB Paul McGrath |

M Kevin Richardson |

M Andy Townsend |

F John Fashanu | SUB OFF |

F Dean Saunders |

F Dalian Atkinson |

Substitutes |
M Ray Houghton for F John Fashanu |

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Game #4372
Matchday | #7 |
League Game | #6 |
Manager Game | #166 |
Saturday, 17 September 1994
Premier League | Away | West Ham United | Upton Park | 18,326 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Steve Lodge |
KO | 15.00 |
HT Score | 0-0 |

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

Last 5 Games | DWWLL |

League Position | 8th | - |

Line Up |
GK Mark Bosnich |

LB Steve Staunton |

RB Earl Barrett |

CB Shaun Teale | BOOKED | 1' |

CB Ugo Ehiogu |

M Kevin Richardson |

M Ray Houghton |

M Andy Townsend |

F John Fashanu | BOOKED | 36' |

F Dean Saunders |

F Dwight Yorke | SUB OFF | 55' |

Substitutes |
F Dalian Atkinson for F Dwight Yorke | 55’ |

Unused Substitutes |
M Garry Parker
GK Nigel Spink

Cards |
Yellow | Shaun Teale | 1’ |

Yellow | John Fashanu | 36’ |

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Game #4373

Matchday | #8 |
Manager Game | #167 |
Wednesday, 21 September 1994
League Cup | 2nd Round 1st Leg | Home | Wigan Athletic | Villa Park | 12,433 |

Manager | Ron Atkinson |
FT Score | 5-0 |
FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WWLLW |

Scorers | Dean Saunders | Dalian Atkinson | 2 | Nii Lamptey | Dwight Yorke |

Line Up |
GK Mark Bosnich |

LB Phil King |

RB Earl Barrett |

CB Shaun Teale |

CB Ugo Ehiogu |

M Andy Townsend | SUB OFF |

M Nii Lamptey | DEBUT | GOAL |

M Garry Parker |

F Dean Saunders | GOAL |

F Dwight Yorke | GOAL |

F Dalian Atkinson | GOAL | GOAL |

Substitutes |
F Graham Fenton for M Andy Townsend |

On this day 21 September 1994
Midfielder Nii Lamptey made his Villa debut aged 19 after joining on loan from RSC Anderlecht  in August 1994.

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Game #4374

Matchday | #9 |
League Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #168 |
Saturday, 24 September 1994
Premier League | Away | Blackburn Rovers | Ewood Park | 22,694 |

 

Manager | Ron Atkinson |

Referee | Martin Bodenham |
KO | 15.00 |

HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 1-3 |
FT Result | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WLLWL |

Scorers | Ugo Ehiogu | 90’ |
Assists | Kevin Richardson | 90’ |

League Position | 9th | -1 |

Line Up |
GK Mark Bosnich | BOOKED | 56' |

LB Steve Staunton | BOOKED | 67' |

RB Earl Barrett | BOOKED | 18' |

CB Paul McGrath |

CB Shaun Teale | SUB OFF | 59' |

CB Ugo Ehiogu | GOAL | 90' |

M Andy Townsend | BOOKED | 78' | ASSIST | 90' |

M Kevin Richardson |

F Dean Saunders |

F Dwight Yorke | BOOKED | 5' |

F Dalian Atkinson |

Substitutes |
M Nii Lamptey SUB OFF | 82' | for CB Shaun Teale | 59’ |
F Graham Fenton for M Nii Lamptey | 82’ |

Unused Substitutes |
GK Nigel Spink

Cards |
Yellow | Dwight Yorke | 5’ |

Yellow | Earl Barrett | 18’ |

Yellow | Mark Bosnich | 56’ |

Yellow | Steve Staunton | 67’ |

Yellow | Andy Townsend | 78’ |

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Game #4375
Matchday | #10 |
Manager Game | #169 |
Thursday, 29 September 1994
UEFA Cup | 1st Round 2nd Leg | Home | Inter Milan | Villa Park | 30,533 |

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

Aggregate Score | 1-1 |

Aggregate Result | Drew |
Villa won 4-3 on penalties
Last 5 Games | LLWLW |


Scorers | Ray Houghton |

Line Up |
GK Nigel Spink |

LB Steve Staunton |

LB Phil King |

RB Earl Barrett |

CB Paul McGrath |

CB Ugo Ehiogu |

M Andy Townsend |

M Ray Houghton | GOAL |

M Kevin Richardson | SUB OFF |

F Dean Saunders | SUB OFF |