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Game #3903

Aston Villa

Lost

Semi Final

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟥

Wednesday, 12 March 1986

League Cup

Oxford United

Manor Ground

Attendance: 13,989

Oxford United

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa are well beaten at the Manor Ground, scoring a late goal that disguises the gulf between the teams as Oxford knock Villa out of the League Cup semi final and pressure mounts on the Villa hierarchy.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 12 March 1986

🕒 | HT Oxford United 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 57’ Goal, 0-1, (Oxford United), Les Phillips
🥅 | 73’ Goal, 0-2, (Oxford United), Jeremy Charles
⚽ | 88’ Goal, 1-2, Mark Walters
🕒 | FT Oxford United 2-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Paul Birch, Foul

ON THIS DAY

Graham Turner’s Villa lose the away leg of the League Cup semi final against an Oxford United side having an even worse League season than Villa.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Oxford United

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Oxford United

Previous 5 vs. Oxford: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟨

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Season | 1985-86 |
Matchday | #43 |
Manager Game | #89 |
Wednesday, 12 March 1986

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Turner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1984-1986
Referee: Alan Robinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Portsmouth, 1973-1986
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Aggregate Result: 🟥 Lost
Aggregate Score: 🟥 3-4
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Turner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 89 | 🟩 | 28 🟨 | 26 🟥 35 | 1.24

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alan Robinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Portsmouth, 1973-1986
Matches Officiated: 6
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 3
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 17 December 1985, Villa 1-0 QPR, Loftus Road.
Cards: 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Oxford United

None

TEAM NEWS

Tony Dorigo, Gary Williams and Paul Kerr replace Darren Bradley, David Norton and Simon Stainrod.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.30 |

Oldest Player |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 30.30 |

Youngest Player |
LB Tony Dorigo | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.21 |

MANAGER

Graham Turner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Tony Dorigo | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Dean Glover | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Paul Elliott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Birch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Paul Kerr | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steve Hodge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Mark Walters | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Maurice Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Oxford United

GK Alan Judge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Neil Slatter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB Gary Briggs | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Malcolm Shotton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ray Houghton | 🇮🇪 |
M Les Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M John Trewick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Trevor Hebberd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Peter Rhoades-Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF John Aldridge | 🇮🇪 |
CF Jeremy Charles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Darren Bradley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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RB Dave Langan | 🇮🇪 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/12

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"We feel that for the good of the club and its future Mr Ellis must take stock of his position before further damage is done to our once great club. “This decline has occurred during his period as chairman and paid director." Statement from the Aston Villa Shareholders Association. "We just let the game slip. “For some of the players the game just passed them by. "I would imagine some can't remember much about it. “At least two or three of them looked in a bit of a dream. "It will obviously be difficult to get over the defeat. “I have never experienced a disappointment of this magnitude. “But it has got to be forgotten by tomorrow.” Graham Turner.

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