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Game #4002

Aston Villa

Won

1st (-)

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 23 January 1988

Division Two

Manchester City

Maine Road

Attendance: 24,668

Manchester City

0-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Alan McInally | 13' | Tony Daley | 73' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa make it thirteen away wins as they open a six point gap at the top of the table after Tony Daley - out with injury since August - makes one and scores one to make it eleven unbeaten.

KEY MAN

Tony Daley, scores one and makes one after five months out with injury as Villa open a six point lead at the top of the table, Saturday, 23 January 1988.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 23 January 1988

⚽ | 13’ Goal, 1-0, Tony Daley, Assist by Alan McInally
🕒 | HT Manchester City 0-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 73’ Goal, 2-0, Garry Thompson, Assist by Tony Daley
🕒 | FT Manchester City 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylor's Villa have now lost just once in twenty four Division Two games, winning fifteen.

Aston Villa

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

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟨

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1987-88 |
Matchday | #36 |
League Match | #30 |
Manager Game | #36 |
Saturday, 23 January 1988

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Ken Redfern | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Whitley Bay, 1978-1993
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 36 | 🟩 | 20 🟨 | 10 🟥 6 | 1.94

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ken Redfern | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Whitley Bay, 1978-1993
Matches Officiated: 4
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 8 November 1986, Villa 1-3 Manchester City, Maine Road.
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Manchester City

None

TEAM NEWS

Tony Daley replaces Gary Shaw.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.24 |

Oldest Player |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 31.30 |

Youngest Player |
W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.28 |

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kevin Gage | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Martin Keown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Bernie Gallacher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Mark Lillis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Birch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔥 |
CF Garry Thompson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Alan McInally | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |

MANAGER

Mel Machin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Manchester City

GK Eric Nixon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Andy Hinchcliffe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Steve Redmond | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Clements | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ian Brightwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
RB John Gidman (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Stewart | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Lake | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Simpson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W David White | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Trevor Morley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | RB Ian Brightwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Imre Váradi | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M David Norton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Ian Scott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 13/13

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 13/13

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

“I was beginning to wonder if I might have to pack the game in. “Every time I came back into training I broke down.” Tony Daley.

MATCH REPORT

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