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Game #4065

Aston Villa

Saturday, 19 August 1989

Drew

9th

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Division One

Nottingham Forest

Attendance: 26,766

City Ground

Nottingham Forest

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Paul McGrath | 8' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa open the season with a new defensive partnership as Graham Taylor looks to improve on 1988-89's 17th place finish after an opening day draw at lively Forest. Meanwhile Nottinghamshire Police lock 500 innocent Villa fans in a cage at the railway station for no apparent reason and not an apology in sight.

KEY MAN

Kent Nielsen and Paul McGrath make their debuts as Villa boast a new look central defence in the efforts to improve on last season's 17th placed finish, Saturday, 19 August 1989.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 19 August 1989

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Paul McGrath, Kent Nielsen, Adrian Heath
โšฝ | 8โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Derek Mountfield, Assist Paul McGrath
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Tony Daley, Sub off, Nigel Callaghan
๐Ÿฅ… | 58โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Nottingham Forest), Garry Parker
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Gordon Cowans, Sub on, Ian Olney
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Nottingham Forest 1-1 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Stuart Gray, Foul

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylorโ€™s Villa open the season with a freshly arrived footballing great in their ranks as Paul McGrath makes his Villa debut aged 29 after moving from Manchester United in July 1989 for a fee of ยฃ425,000.

Meanwhile, fellow centre back Kent Nielsen made his debut for Villa aged 27 after moving from Brรถndby IF in July 1989 for a fee of ยฃ500,000.

And forward Adrian Heath made his Villa debut aged 28 after moving from RCD Espanyol in July 1989 for a fee of ยฃ360,000.

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

Nottingham Forest

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1988-89

FIXTURE HISTORY

Nottingham Forest

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1989-90 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #99 |
Saturday, 19 August 1989

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Keith Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Pontypridd, 1982-1996
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 99 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 41 ๐ŸŸจ | 25 ๐ŸŸฅ 33 | 1.49

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Pontypridd, 1982-1996
Matches Officiated: 5
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 30 November 1988, League Cup, Villa 6-2 Ipswich, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Graham Taylor hands debuts to a pair of footballing legends - Paul McGrath and Kent Nielsen. Adrian Heath also made his debut but the less said about that the better.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.76 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.05 |

Youngest Player |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.85 |

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 Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐ŸŸข |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Paul Birch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Adrian Heath | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |

MANAGER

Brian Clough | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Nottingham Forest

GK Steve Sutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Stuart Pearce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Colin Foster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Des Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Brian Laws | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gary Crosby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Nigel Clough | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Hodge (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Franz Carr | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Lee Chapman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” W Nigel Callaghan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46' |
๐Ÿ” CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 67โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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RB Gary Charles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Brian Rice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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 : 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 : 11/13

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:

โ€‹

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
๐ŸŸข CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
๐ŸŸข F Adrian Heath | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œlf anyone is wondering about my fitness I hope this game has game a long way to proving that I can play a full part in helping Villa's First Division progress. โ€œI feel fine and I really enjoyed my first League game for the club. โ€œI am confident that it is going to be the first of many successful games.โ€ Paul McGrath.

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