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Game #4050

Aston Villa

Lost

12th (-1)

Saturday, 11 February 1989

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥

Division One

Wimbledon

Plough Lane

Attendance: 6,201

Wimbledon

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

KEY MAN

Allan Evans, repeatedly in action.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 11 February 1989

🥅 | 45’ Goal, 0-1, (Wimbledon), John Fashanu
🕒 | HT Wimbledon 1-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 67’ Sub off, Gordon Cowans, Sub on, Paul Birch
🕒 | FT Wimbledon 1-0 Aston Villa

🟨 | 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: 🏆
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 | #33 |
League Match | #24 |
Manager Game | #84 |
Saturday, 11 February 1989

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Lester Shapter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Torquay, 1974-1992
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 84 | 🟩 | 39 🟨 | 20 🟥 25 | 1.63

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Lester Shapter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Torquay, 1974-1992
Matches Officiated: 12
🟩 : 7
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 4
🆘 : 3
Previous 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 2 November 1988, League Cup, Villa 3-1 Millwall, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Wimbledon

None

TEAM NEWS

Allan Evans replaces Martin Keown.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.43 |

Oldest Player |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 32.36 |

Youngest Player |
M David Platt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 22.78 |

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Chris Price | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Derek Mountfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kevin Gage | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stuart Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M David Platt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Nigel Callaghan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Alan McInally | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Ian Ormondroyd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Bobby Gould | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Wimbledon

GK Hans Segers | 🇳🇱 |
LB Terry Phelan | 🇮🇪 |
CB John Scales | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Roger Joseph | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Keith Curle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Wise | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Lawrie Sanchez | 🇬🇧 |
M Paul Miller | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Vinnie Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Carlton Fairweather | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF John Fashanu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Paul Birch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 67' |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Paul Miller | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Alan Cork | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Detzi Kruszyński | 🇩🇪 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/13

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

"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.

MATCH REPORT

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*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.

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