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Game #4025

Aston Villa

Lost

16th (-5)

Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥

Saturday, 8 October 1988

Division One

Wimbledon

Villa Park

Attendance: 15,416

Aston Villa

0-1

Wimbledon

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa slump to successive defeats after their six game unbeaten start as a late Wimbledon goal condemns them to 17th in the table after seven games,

KEY MAN

Graham Taylor, yet to win at home in four attempts.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 8 October 1988

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Wimbledon
🔁 | 76’ Sub off, Garry Thompson, Sub on, Allan Evans
🥅 | 86’ Goal, 0-1, (Wimbledon), John Scales
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Wimbledon

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylor's Villa lose and fail to score for the second successive match and drop to 17th in the table. Meanwhile, Garry Thompson made his final appearance for Villa aged 29 before moving to Watford later this month for a fee of £350,000. Thompson played for Villa between 1986-87 and 1988-89 making 70 appearances and scoring 18 goals after signing him from Sheffield Wednesday for £450,000 in June 1986.

Aston Villa

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

Wimbledon

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1987-88

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wimbledon

Previous 5 vs. Wimbledon: 🟥 🟨

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1988-89 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Match | #7 |
Manager Game | #59 |
Saturday, 8 October 1988

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Neil Midgley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Salford, 1977-1992
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 59 | 🟩 | 28 🟨 | 16 🟥 15 | 1.69

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neil Midgley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Salford, 1977-1992
Matches Officiated: 12
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 4
🟥 : 4
🆘 : 4
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 7 May 1988, Villa 0-0 Swindon, County Ground.
Cards: 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Wimbledon

🟨

TEAM NEWS

Graham Taylor names an unchanged line up for the first time this season.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.09 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 30.19 |

Youngest Player |
W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.99 |

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Chris Price | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Derek Mountfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Martin Keown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kevin Gage | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stuart Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M David Platt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Garry Thompson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔴 |

MANAGER

Bobby Gould | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Wimbledon

GK Hans Segers | 🇳🇱 |
CB Eric Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB John Scales | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CB Roger Joseph | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Andy Clement | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Garry Brooke | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Wise | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Lawrie Sanchez | 🇬🇧 |
M Vinnie Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF John Fashanu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Alan Cork | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | for CF Garry Thompson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 76' |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF John Fashanu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Robbie Turner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CF Ian Olney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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LB Terry Phelan | 🇮🇪 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Alan McInally

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

🔴 CF Garry Thompson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 1986-88 | 🕒 73 | 69 (4) | ⚽ 18 | 🔥 9 | 🇺 3 | #636 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"It stunned Villa fans, who have yet to see their team win at home in four attempts."

MATCH REPORT

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*Sunday Mirror*
Sunday, 9 October 1988

A last gasp strike by Wimbledon defender John Scales sealed a much needed win for the struggling FA Cup holders. The 87th minute effort ensured the Dons' second successive win, establishing a solid base from which to climb the table. Delighted manager Bobby Gould later praised Dons' coach Don Howe, rejoining the club after a heart by-pass operation. Gould said: "The upturn in our confidence and fortunes is due to the return of Howe. "I am convinced he can do a similar job for England boss Bobby Robson.” The match winner came after Robbie Turner capitalise on a Villa clearance error. He flicked the ball to Vinny Jones, whose shot rebounded to Scales to score. It stunned Villa fans, who have yet to see their team win at home in four attempts. But Villa failed dismally and manager Graham Taylor must soon make wholesale changes if performances don’t improve. Until that late strike it seemed the slow-moving match would end in a no-score draw. John Fashanu, limping badly in the second period after some tough clashes with Martin Keown, disappeared after 48 minutes. Later Tony Daley missed a fine chance to put Villa ahead. Garry Thompson's cross had the Dons defence in trouble but Daley's header was ill-directed. Villa keeper Nigel Spink did not have to make a notable save throughout the game and Wimbledon's Hans Segers was tested just twice.

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