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Game #3924

Aston Villa

Drew

22nd (-)

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨

Saturday, 27 September 1986

Division One

Liverpool

Anfield

Attendance: 38,298

Liverpool

3-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Steve Hunt | 34' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa take the lead three times at Anfield only to be pegged back with a helping hand from the referee and a painful late equaliser from old boy Steve McMahon.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 27 September 1986

⚽ | 4’ Goal, 1-0, Steve Hodge
🥅 | 24’ Goal, 1-1, (Liverpool, pen), John Wark
⚽ | 34’ Goal, 2-1, Garry Thompson, Assist by Steve Hunt
🥅 | 44’ Goal, 2-2, (Liverpool), John Wark
🕒 | HT Liverpool 2-2 Aston Villa
⚽ | 59’ Goal, 3-2, Allan Evans (pen)
🥅 | 81’ Goal, 3-3, (Liverpool), Steve McMahon
🕒 | FT Liverpool 3-3 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Nigel Spink, Time wasting
🟨 | Booking, Tony Dorigo, Trip
🟨 | Booking, Garry Thompson, Foul
🟨 | Booking, Steve Hunt, Foul

ON THIS DAY

Billy McNeill takes charge of Villa for the first time in the first division with the club having won just seven of their last thirty four league games losing eighteen. McNeill oversees a draw at 5th placed Liverpool prompting both relief and hope that the end of a torrid spell is near.

Aston Villa

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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 🏆🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1985-86

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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Season | 1986-87 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Match | #8 |
Manager Game | #2 |
Saturday, 27 September 1986

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Billy McNeill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Bellshill, 1986-1987
Referee: Don Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sandbach, 1976-1988
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 2-2
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 3-3
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Billy McNeill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 2 | 🟩 | 0 🟨 | 2 🟥 0 | 1.00

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Don Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sandbach, 1976-1988 🆘
Matches Officiated: 9
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 4
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 4
Previous 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 11 January 1986, Villa 3-3 Coventry, Highfield Road.
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

Liverpool

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TEAM NEWS

Billy McNeill names an unchanged line up for his first game in charge.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.08 |

Oldest Player |
W Steve Hunt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 30.17 |

Youngest Player |
CB Martin Keown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.19 |

MANAGER

Billy McNeill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Martin Keown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Paul Elliott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Tony Dorigo | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M David Norton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steve Hodge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Birch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Steve Hunt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Simon Stainrod | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Garry Thompson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Kenny Dalglish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Liverpool

GK Bruce Grobbelaar | 🇿🇼 |
LB Jim Beglin | 🇮🇪 |
CB Mark Lawrenson | 🇮🇪 |
CB Gary Gillespie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Alan Hansen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Steve Nicol | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M John Wark | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
M Steve McMahon (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Ronnie Whelan | 🇮🇪 |
CF Kenny Dalglish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Ian Rush | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Steve Nicol | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | (RB Barry Venison | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Paul Kerr | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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 are far from perfect. "We have the ingredients to make ourselves into a good side and start marching forward. "We have got to do something about our goals against column. “I’m a big believer in always fielding your strongest side and it could be very worthwhile to get Mark Walters crossing for Garry Thompson. “We have got to become meaner and tighter there because if we stop other teams scoring then there is no question we have the players here to cause havoc at the other end.” Billy McNeill. "They played really well but we expected them to have fire in their bellies now that BILLY MCNEILL has arrived as the new manager. ”We were disappointed with the three goals we conceded and there will be an inquest. "But Villa are too good and have too many quality players to stay at the bottom of the First Division for much longer.” Steve McMahon.

MATCH REPORT

Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. With thanks to Reach PLC. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved. Source: British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 29 September 1986.

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