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Game #4079

Sunday, 5 November 1989

Attendance: 17,637

Won

Division One

4th (+3)

Everton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa hammer Everton at Villa Park as they cruise to a 6-0 lead before conceding a couple of sloppy goals but nothing can detract from Villa's most thrilling performance for many a season as they rise to 4th place in the first division.

Aston Villa

6-2

Everton

Assist(s) | David Platt | 20โ€™ | 52โ€™ | Gordon Cowans | 35โ€™ | 67โ€™ | Ian Ormondroyd | 50โ€™ |

KEY MAN

David Platt, second successive brace and six goals sends Villa 4th. How did the Evening Mail celebrate...? By announcing "It was a bad day for Merseyside after Coventry beat Liverpool." Support.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 8โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans
โšฝ | 20โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Ian Olney, Assist by David Platt
โšฝ | 35โ€™ Goal, 3-0, David Platt, Assist by Gordon Cowans
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 3-0 Everton
โšฝ | 50โ€™ Goal, 4-0, David Platt, Assist by Ian Ormondroyd
โšฝ | 52โ€™ Goal, 5-0, Ian Olney, Assist by David Platt
๐Ÿ” | 63โ€™ Sub off, Kevin Gage, Sub on, Mark Blake
โšฝ | 67โ€™ Goal, 6-0, Kent Nielsen, Assist by Gordon Cowans
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Ian Olney, Sub on, Adrian Heath
๐Ÿฅ… | 83โ€™ Goal, 6-1, (Everton), Tony Cottee
๐Ÿฅ… | 86โ€™ Goal, 6-2, (Everton), Paul McGrath o.g.
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 6-2 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylorโ€™s Villa make it four successive League wins and secure their biggest win of the season as they destroy Everton at Villa Park to climb to 4th in the table.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

Everton

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Everton

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1989-90 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #12 |
Manager Game | #113 |
Sunday, 5 November 1989

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Tony Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | London, 1980-1993
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 6-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tony Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | London, 1980-1993
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 22 April 1989, Villa 2-2 Norwich, Carrow Road.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Everton

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tony Ward

TEAM NEWS

Paul McGrath (first start in 5) and Ian Ormondroyd (first start of the season) replace Mark Blake and Stuart Gray.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.63 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.27 |

Youngest Player |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.90 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Colin Harvey | 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 |
RB Kevin Gage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | โšฝ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ian Ormondroyd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Everton

GK Neville Southall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Neil McDonald | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Keown (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dave Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John Ebbrell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Kevin Sheedy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Stuart McCall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Norman Whiteside | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Pat Nevin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Mike Newell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Tony Cottee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Mark Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Kevin Gage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 63' |
๐Ÿ” F Adrian Heath | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 73' |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Dave Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Peter Beagrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Norman Whiteside | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | (CF Graeme Sharp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

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 : 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

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 : 10/11

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 : 12/13

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

"What you don't do is crow about it.

"We have got to go to Everton and. as I have told the players, you have to be careful what you say after a victory like this."

Graham Taylor.



"We are still short of quality in some areas.

โ€œI don't think we are quite good enough yet to win the title.

โ€œBut if we can strengthen the side we might still make it.โ€

Gordon Cowans.

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 6 November 1989

GRAHAM Taylor last night saluted his goal-crazy Aston Villa team after they thrashed title pretenders Everton 6-2 in a TV spectacular.

Said Taylor: "We were exceptional. This result should give the whole club confidence."

Everton boss Colin Harvey confessed: "This was my worst day as a manager - one of my worst-ever in football."

Two-goal attack partners David Platt and lan Olney led the Villa all-star parade. Gordon Cowans and Kent Nielsen completed the rout, Tony Cottee and Paul McGrath's own goal offering Everton small consolation.

Paul McGrath, Ireland's 'Black Pearlโ€™, totally snuffed out the challenge of Everton's Norman Whiteside who was reduced to committing niggling fouls and getting booked. He was eventually substituted.

In the second half VIU manager Graham Taylor made some tactical switches and moved McGrath to left back. Again McGrath did everything that was asked of him with skill and absolute composure.

If beleaguered Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was watching this game be must surely have regretted letting McGrath leave for ยฃ130,000 last summer. It may well turn out to be the bargain buy of the season.

The only blemish on McGrath's brilliant comeback from injury was that he scored a goal . .. against his own team. McGrath displayed his class and, just as importantly. his versatility in what was unquestionably Villa's finest performance this season.

The home side opened the scoring in the sixth minute when midfielder Gordon Cowans ran on to a ball from Chris Price and beat Neville Southall from 10 yards.

Villa went two up in the 19th minute when an lan Ormondroyd cross was hooked on by David Platt and blocked by Southall before lan Olney prodded the ball into the net.

They went three up on the 25th minute when a Cowans free kick was superbly headed over Southall by Platt.

Villa continued their inspired form after the break.

Platt got his second in the 50th minute when he beat Southall after being put through by Kevin Gage, leaving former teammate Martin Known for dead to score Villa's fourth.

Two minutes later Olney got his second when he scored after Southall had parried a Platt header.

Villa got their sixth in the 67th minute when defender Kent Nielsen beat Southall at the far post to head home a Cowans free kick.

Everton, who last conceded six when they lost 6-2 to Manchester United in 1977, got some consolation with seven minutes left.

First Tony Cottee scored his second in two games when he beat Nigel Spink. Then McGrath prodded into his own goal after new signing Peter Beagrie, who had come on as a second half substitute to make his debut, shot from the left.

Villa's performance gave the TV audience spectacular viewing and lifted them to fourth place in the League. They are now unbeaten in eight games. It was Everton's first defeat in seven games.