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Game #4015

Aston Villa

Won

2nd (+2)

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩

Saturday, 23 April 1988

Division Two

Shrewsbury Town

Villa Park

Attendance: 18,936

Aston Villa

1-0

Shrewsbury Town

Assist(s) | Andy Gray | 35' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win for the first time in five as Warren Aspinall strikes before controversially taking and missing a penalty ahead of appointed specialist Stuart Gray. The victory however is enough to propel Villa back to second, two points behind Millwall with two to play with third placed Bradford up next.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 23 April 1988

⚽ | 35’ Goal, 1-0, Warren Aspinall, Assist by Andy Gray
💥 | 39’ Missed penalty, Warren Aspinall
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Shrewsbury Town
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Shrewsbury Town

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylor's Villa win for the first time in five and have now lost seven in thirty six League games winning twenty.

Aston Villa

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

Shrewsbury Town

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Shrewsbury Town

Previous 5 vs. Shrewsbury: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1987-88 |
Matchday | #49 |
League Match | #42 |
Manager Game | #49 |
Saturday, 23 April 1988

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: David Allison | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Lancaster, 1980-1997
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 49 | 🟩 | 25 🟨 | 11 🟥 13 | 1.76

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Allison | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Lancaster, 1980-1997
Matches Officiated: 4
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 29 October 1986, League Cup, Villa 1-1 Derby, Baseball Ground.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Shrewsbury Town

None

TEAM NEWS

Warren Aspinall, Tony Daley and Mark Lillis replace David Platt, Gareth Williams and Paul Birch.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.31 |

Oldest Player |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 31.55 |

Youngest Player |
W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.53 |

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 Warren Aspinall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Stuart Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Garry Thompson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Ian McNeill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Shrewsbury Town

GK Steve Perks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Richard Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Dick Pratley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB David Linighan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Brian Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Phil Priest | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Bernard McNally | 🇬🇧 |
W Vic Kasule | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Mike Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF David Geddis (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Jim Melrose | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Paul Birch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gareth Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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RB Wayne Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Alan Irvine | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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

MATCH REPORT

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