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Game #4064

Aston Villa

Saturday, 13 May 1989

Drew

17th (-3)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Division One

Coventry City

Attendance: 29,906

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-1

Coventry City

Assist(s) | Paul Birch | 18' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa secure a final day draw against a Coventry side who have never won at Villa Park but it is not enough to stop Villa finishing worst of the rest as they tumble to seventeenth in the table, one place and one point above the relegation zone.

KEY MAN

David Platt, brilliant 18th minute goal earns Villa a crucial point.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 13 May 1989

โšฝ | 18โ€™ Goal, 1-0, David Platt, Assist by Paul Birch
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Coventry City
๐Ÿฅ… | 68โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Coventry City), Gary Bannister
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Alan McInally, Sub on, Ian Olney
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Coventry City

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylor's Villa draw their final game of the season to finish the season 17th in the table, one point clear of the final relegation place.

Villaโ€™s first season in the top flight after one year in the second tier saw Graham Taylorโ€™s side consistently in mid-table for much of the season but such was the tight nature of the League that they were rarely more than a defeat away from falling into the drop zone.

Conversely they were also rarely more than a win away from securing safety and had Alan McInallyโ€™s form from the first half of the season continued, would in all likelihood have finished far higher up the table.

As it was McInally scored just once after January, having scored twenty one in the first five months of the season.

Sadly Villa wouldnโ€™t get to see McInally in a much improved squad for 1989-90 as he made his final appearance for Villa aged 26 before moving on to to Bayern Munich in July 1989 for a fee of ยฃ1,100,000.

McInally had played for Villa in 1987-88 and 1988-89 making 69 appearances and scoring 25 goals after his arrival from Celtic for ยฃ225,000 in July 1987.

Also moving on as part of Graham Taylorโ€™s squad overhaul was long time defender Allan Evans who made his final Villa appearance aged 32 before moving on to Leicester City in August 1989.

Evans was the last of the League and European Cup winning team to leave Villa.

Evans played for Villa between 1977-78 and 1988-89 making 466 appearances and scoring 60 goals.

Centre back Martin Keown made his final appearance for Villa aged just 22 before moving on to Everton in July 1989 for a fee of ยฃ750,000.

Keown had played for Villa between 1986-87 and 1988-89 making 130 appearances and scoring 3 goals following his arrival from Arsenal for ยฃ200,000 in June 1986.

Central defender Steve Sims made his final Villa appearance aged 31 before moving on to Burton Albion in October 1990.

Sims played for Villa in 1987-88 and 1988-89 making 46 appearances.

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

Coventry City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1986-87

FIXTURE HISTORY

Coventry City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1988-89 |
Matchday | #47 |
League Match | #38 |
Manager Game | #98 |
Saturday, 13 May 1989

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Ron Bridges | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Deeside, 1978-1989
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 98 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 41 ๐ŸŸจ | 24 ๐ŸŸฅ 33 | 1.50

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ron Bridges | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Deeside, 1978-1989
Matches Officiated: 9
๐ŸŸฉ : 3
๐ŸŸจ : 5
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 19 November 1988, Villa 1-2 Derby, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Coventry City

None

TEAM NEWS

Allan Evans, Chris Price, Martin Keown, Paul Birch and Gordon Cowans replace Tony Daley, Ian Olney, Mark Lillis, Darrell Duffy and David Hunt.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.12 |

Oldest Player |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 32.61 |

Youngest Player |
CB Martin Keown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.82 |

MANAGER

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

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

MANAGER

John Sillett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Coventry City

GK Steve Ogrizoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Brian Kilcline | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Trevor Peake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Brian Borrows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tony Dobson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Dean Emerson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF David Speedie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Gary Bannister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for CF Alan McInally | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 76' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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LB Greg Downs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Howard Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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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 Halfโ€จ

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด CF Alan McInally | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 1987-89 | ๐Ÿ•’ 72 | 63 (9) | โšฝ 28 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 13 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 7 | #649 |
๐Ÿ”ด CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 1978-89 | ๐Ÿ•’ 472 | 464 (8) | โšฝ 61 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 12 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 22 | #593 |
๐Ÿ”ด CB Martin Keown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1986-89 | ๐Ÿ•’ 132 | 129 (3) | โšฝ 3 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 3 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 3 | #637 |
๐Ÿ”ด CF Steve Sims | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1987-89 | ๐Ÿ•’ 47 | 47 (0) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 1 | #645 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"I can assure everyone that I am going nowhere. "I don't think the manager Is going to let me go now I have scored 22 goals In my first season in the First Division." Alan McInally.

MATCH REPORT