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Game #4026

Wednesday, 12 October 1988

Attendance: 19,753

Won

League Cup 2nd Round

2nd Round

Birmingham City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa score four in the first seventeen minutes, five across ninety and seven across the two legs without reply as Kevin Gage revels in his midfield role and neighbours Birmingham are annihilated at Villa Park with ease.

Aston Villa

5-0

Birmingham City

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 1' |

KEY MAN

Ian Olney, scored on debut as Villa rout Birmingham once again.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Ian Olney
โšฝ | 1โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Derek Mountfield, Assist by Gordon Cowans, 45 Seconds
โšฝ | 10โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Kevin Gage
โšฝ | 16โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Kevin Gage
โšฝ | 17โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Ian Olney
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 4-0 Birmingham City
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Stuart Gray, Sub on, Bernie Gallacher
โšฝ | 70โ€™ Goal, 5-0, Tony Daley
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 5-0 Birmingham City

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylor's Villa hammer near neighbours Birmingham in the second leg of the second round of the League Cup to win the tie 7-0 on aggregate. Meanwhile, Ian Olney made a goalscoring debut for Villa aged 18 after joining from Ebley FC as a youth player in 1986.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Birmingham City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1962-63

FIXTURE HISTORY

Birmingham City

Previous 5 vs. Birmingham: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1988-89 |
Matchday | #9 |
Manager Game | #60 |
Wednesday, 12 October 1988

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Keith Hackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1976-1994
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 5-0
Aggregate Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 7-0
Aggregate Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Hackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 31 January 1988, FA Cup, Villa 0-2 Liverpool, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Birmingham City

๐ŸŸจ

Keith Hackett

TEAM NEWS

Allan Evans, Steve Sims (first start in 7) and Ian Olney (debut) replace Martin Keown, Andy Gray and Garry Thompson.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.66 |

Oldest Player |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 32.02 |

Youngest Player |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.83 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Garry Pendrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Chris Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Steve Sims | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Kevin Gage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
M Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | โšฝ |

Birmingham City

GK Tony Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB John Frain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ian Atkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Vince Overson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ian Clarkson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ray Ranson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Des Bremner (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Dean Peer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ronnie Morris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Steve Wigley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Colin Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” LB Bernie Gallacher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | for M Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46' |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Ray Ranson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Simon Sturridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Ronnie Morris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Gary Childs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CF Alan McInally | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 13/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 13/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Alan McInally

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"The job has been done well and that is all you can ask.

โ€Whether It is 7-0 on aggregate or 1-0. the objective was to be in the third round and we have achieved that.โ€

Graham Taylor.

*Birmingham News*
Thursday, 13 October 1988

Villa showed no mercy for struggling neighbours Birmingham City with a ruthless demolition job here last night.

After their disastrous start to the season the lack of an established recognised goalkeeper and Ian Handysidesโ€™ recent brain operation Blues were due for a lucky break.

But Graham Taylorโ€™s side allowed them no let-up as they repeatedly ripped through a wafer-thin defence to wrap up a crushing 7-0 aggregate win.

Bluesโ€™ rookie goalkeeper Tony Elliott had a nightmare debut picking the ball out of his net four times in the opening 17 minutes.

Derek Mountfield beat him with a header in the first minute after Gordon Cowans destroyed the defence with a curling cross.

Ian Atkinsโ€™s foul on Chris Price earned him a booking and allowed Kevin Gage to extend the lead direct from his 11th minute free kick.

With the Birmingham defence in tatters Elliott was reduced to a spectating role as Gage lashed in a low 20-yard drive from the edge of the area five minutes later.

The rout continued when Blues failed to clear a dangerous attack allowing teenager Ian Olney to score from close range on his debut.

To make matters worse for Blues Ray Ranson limped off on the half hour to be replaced by youngster Simon Sturridge.

Villa came to life after a subdued start to the second half when Price streaked clear on the right but his cross was hacked away by Vince Overson.

A minute later Elliott was under pressure again when he fumbled a corner but his defence fortunately came to the rescue.

Tony Daley repeatedly caused panic with his lightning speed and after having one shot beaten out by the Bluesโ€™ back four he grabbed Villaโ€™s fifth goal after 70 minutes with a superb chip from the edge of the box that gave the outstretched Elliott no chance.