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Game #4058

Saturday, 1 April 1989

Attendance: 15,640

Won

Division One

14th (+1)

Luton Town

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa take 2' to end their five game goal drought and go on to win for the first time in nine first division games to climb back to 14th in the table.

Aston Villa

2-1

Luton Town

Assist(s) | Alan McInally | 2' | Nigel Callaghan | 35' |

KEY MAN

Ian Olney, first League goal earns Villa's first win in nine.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 2โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Tony Daley, Assist by Alan McInally
๐Ÿฅ… | 26โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Luton Town), Ricky Hill
๐Ÿ” | 32โ€™ Sub off, Tony Daley, Sub on, Ian Olney
โšฝ | 35โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Ian Olney, Assist by Nigel Callaghan
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Luton Town
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Luton Town

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylor's Villa score for the first time in six games and win for the first time in nine. As a result although they remain 7th in the table, they increase the gap to their opponents, and the relegation places, to four points in a tight Division One table.

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

Luton Town

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1988-89 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Match | #32 |
Manager Game | #92 |
Saturday, 1 April 1989

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Steve Lodge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Barnsley, 1987-2001
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Lodge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Barnsley, 1987-2001
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Luton Town

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Gordon Cowans, Alan McInally, Tony Daley and Nigel Callaghan replace Derek Mountfield, Ian Olney, Ian Ormondroyd and Mark Lillis.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.56 |

Oldest Player |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 32.49 |

Youngest Player |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.47 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Ray Harford | 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 Martin Keown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Steve Sims | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Nigel Callaghan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Alan McInally | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Luton Town

GK Les Sealey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dave Beaumont | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Steve Foster (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Tim Breacker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Robert Wilson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ricky Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Ashley Grimes | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Kingsley Black | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Darren McDonough | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Roy Wegerle | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Mick Harford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32' |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Ashley Grimes | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CB John Dreyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Darren McDonough | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | (CF Raphael Meade | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ 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 : 8/11

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

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Daley gave Villa the lead after only 100 seconds and Luton needed some fine goalkeeping from Les Sealey to survive the early onslaught."

*Sunday World (Dublin)*
Sunday, 2 April 1989

LUTON-born lan Olney gave Aston Villa their first win for nine games, but pushed his home town club closer to the second division.

The 19-year-old substitute replaced Injured winger Tony Daley and was on the field for only three minutes before he forced his first league goal from a centre by Nigel Callaghan.

Olney's 35th minute strike put Luton in desperate trouble with only one point from eight games as they approach the Littlewoods Cup final next weekend.

Daley gave Villa the lead after only 100 seconds and Luton needed some fine goalkeeping from Les Sealey to survive the early onslaught.

They eventually hit back to equalise with a header by Ricky Hill after 26 minutes but their luck was out when a shot from Raphael Meade rebounded from the bar.

Brilliant saves by Sealey and Nigel Spink added to the thrills of the second half and Villa escaped again when Meade hit the woodwork.