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Game #4032

Wednesday, 9 November 1988

Attendance: 8,324

Won

Simod Cup 1st Round

1st Round

Birmingham City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Such is the dominance Villa once again exhibit over their neighbours Birmingham that Graham Taylor makes half time changes to weaken his own team to spare the opposition more humiliation than the 13-0 they had already received at Villa's hands this season.

Aston Villa

6-0

Birmingham City

Assist(s) | Martin Keown | 3โ€™ | 37โ€™ | 42โ€™ | Alan McInally | 34โ€™ | Kevin Gage | 38โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Alan McInally, another brace, another rout of Birmingham.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 3โ€™ Goal, 1-0, David Platt, Assist by Gordon Cowans
โšฝ | 34โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Bernie Gallacher, Assist by Alan McInally
โšฝ | 37โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Derek Mountfield, Assist by Gordon Cowans
โšฝ | 38โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Alan McInally, Assist by Kevin Gage
โšฝ | 42โ€™ Goal, 5-0, Allan Evans, Assist by Gordon Cowans
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 5-0 Birmingham City
๐Ÿ” 46โ€™ Sub off, Kevin Gage, Sub on, Andy Gray
๐Ÿ” 46โ€™ Sub off, Gordon Cowans, Sub on, Stuart Gray
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 6-0, Alan McInally
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 6-0 Birmingham City

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylor's Villa beat near neighbours Birmingham for the third time this season and have now put 13 goals past the Small Heath outfit without reply.

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: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1988-89 |
Matchday | #15 |
Manager Game | #66 |
Wednesday, 9 November 1988

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Mike Peck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kendal, 1977-1995
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 5-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 6-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Peck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kendal, 1977-1995
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 31 October 1987, Villa 2-1 Reading, Villa Park.
Incidents: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Birmingham City

None

Mike Peck

TEAM NEWS

Not recorded

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.20 |

Oldest Player |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 32.10 |

Youngest Player |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.08 |

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 Lee Butler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Chris Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Bernie Gallacher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Martin Keown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB Kevin Gage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Alan McInally | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

Birmingham City

GK Martin Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB John Frain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ian Atkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Adrian Bird | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Brian Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kevin Langley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Des Bremner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Gary Childs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Yates | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steve Wigley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Simon Sturridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for FB Kevin Gage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Simon Sturridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Ronnie Morris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

RB Kevin Ashley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

Not recorded

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"For Villa it was another step on the road to Wembley for Birmingham another step on the road to oblivion."

*Birmingham News*
Thursday, 10 November 1988

DOWN-and-out Birmingham City received another derby hiding here last night Aston Villa showed no mercy after their Littlewoods destruction with a six-goal Simod Cup thrashing.

Alan Mclnally led the rout with two goals and there was one apiece for defenders Allan Evans, Derek Mountfield and Bernie Gallacher and midfielder David Platt.

For Villa it was another step on the road to Wembley for Birmingham another step on the road to oblivion.

Bluesโ€™ resistance was lowered after just 214 seconds by Platt. Cowans stroked in Villaโ€™s first corner and from Keownโ€™s flick-on Platt pounced for his fourth goal of the season.

Garry Pendreyโ€™s shellshocked troops mounted a token come-back and with a little more composure Langley would have netted a 17th minute equaliser.

Villa conceded a flurry of corners but it was merely the lull before the storm.

A sensational four-goal burst in eight minutes killed the tie and killed Birmingham stone dead.

Mclnally did the spadework in the 34th minute for Gallacher to blast home.

The Cowans and Keown corner combination enabled Mountfield to apply a deft finishing touch for the third three minutes later.

Number four was provided by leading scorer Mclnally who streaked on to Gageโ€™s throughball and applied the perfect finish.

Evans added the fifth in the 42nd minute from yet another Cowansโ€™ corner.

Villa boss Graham Taylor introduced the substitutes Andy and Stuart Gray after half-time But Blues kept fighting and Atkins rattled a shot wide with Butler out of position.

Teenage striker Yates came within inches of netting a consolation goal in the 65th minute.

But Villa were gifted a sixth goal in the 75th minute when Mclnally capitalised on a defensive mistake and scored his second with an almost disdainful drive from 20 yards.