top of page

Game #4050

Saturday, 11 February 1989

Attendance: 6,201

Lost

Division One

12th (-1)

Wimbledon

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Plough Lane

Villa are beaten by the hated and hateful Wimbledon for the third consecutive time as they fall back to 12th in the table but there is reckoning coming for the Dons thuggish behaviour with the authorities no longer willing to turn their blind eyes to a an over-hyped fairytale.

Wimbledon

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Allan Evans, repeatedly in action.

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Wimbledon), John Fashanu
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Wimbledon 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Gordon Cowans, Sub on, Paul Birch
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Wimbledon 1-0 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Stuart Gray, Foul

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylor's Villa lose at Wimbledon to make it three League defeats in five.

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

Wimbledon

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1987-88

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wimbledon

Previous 5 vs. Wimbledon: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1988-89 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Match | #24 |
Manager Game | #84 |
Saturday, 11 February 1989

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Lester Shapter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Torquay, 1974-1992
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lester Shapter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Torquay, 1974-1992
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 2 November 1988, League Cup, Villa 3-1 Millwall, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Wimbledon

None

Lester Shapter

TEAM NEWS

Allan Evans replaces Martin Keown.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.43 |

Oldest Player |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 32.36 |

Youngest Player |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.78 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Bobby Gould | 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 Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Kevin Gage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Nigel Callaghan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Alan McInally | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Ian Ormondroyd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Wimbledon

GK Hans Segers | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Terry Phelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB John Scales | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Roger Joseph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Keith Curle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Dennis Wise | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lawrie Sanchez | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Paul Miller | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Vinnie Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Carlton Fairweather | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Fashanu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Paul Birch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 67' |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Paul Miller | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Alan Cork | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Detzi Kruszyล„ski | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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 : 9/11

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 : 10/13

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

2021-22 Matchweek 38.jpg

PROGRAMME

Quotation Marks.png

MATCHDAY QUOTES

"It was disappointing to say the least.

"We gave our players the benefit of the doubt at halftime, because we were facing such a strong wind, but we didn't put Wimbledon under the same amount of pressure when it was in our favour."

Villa assistant manager John Ward.

*Sunday World (Dublin)*
Sunday, 12 February 1989

WIMBLEDON repeated their recent FA Cup success over Aston Villa on a day when good behaviour was as important as goals and points.

The much criticised Dons were winners on every count. John Fashanu, lying on the floor, scooped the ball over the line in the 44th minute and a crossbar, a goalline clearance and half a dozen fine saves from Nigel Spink prevented a runaway home victory.

Allan Evans saved Villa from falling behind after 10 minutes when he cleared off his line from Fairweather with goalkeeper Spink beaten.

Evans, replacing the suspended Keown, was frequently in action as the Dons pushed forward and headline-maker Vinny Jones' main early contribution was a series of long throws into the crowded Villa box.

A rare Villa attack saw Segers fail to gather a cross from Ormondroyd, but Platt arrived just too late to capitalise.

On the half-hour Wise curled a free kick against the Villa crossbar after he himself had been fouled, but Spink was equal to the challenge when Fairweather put in a powerful header minutes later.

After 39 minutes Callaghan found Mclnally unmarked only eight yards out but the 21-goal striker headed over the top.

Five minutes later Villa were punished for that miss.

Wise crossed from the left, Fashanu tumbled to the ground as he tried to meet the ball but somehow managed to stab it home when Fairweather returned the loose ball.

Gage and Cowans were off target as Villa took advantage of the stiff breeze behind them on the resumption.

Wimbledon gradually eased their way back into control, however, and the games first real flare-up came in the 53rd minute when a late tackle on Wise brought a booking.