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Game #4082

Saturday, 18 November 1989

Attendance: 22,803

Won

Division One

3rd (+2)

Coventry City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa bounce back from their Norwich defeat to hammer an ill-disciplined Coventry who are still yet to win at Villa Park in 53 years of trying.

Aston Villa

4-1

Coventry City

Assist(s) | Tony Daley | 11โ€™ | Kent Nielsen | 54โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Ian Ormondroyd, first Villa Park goals saw off Cov.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 11โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ian Ormondroyd, Assist by Tony Daley
โšฝ | 20โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Own Goal, Trevor Peake
๐Ÿฅ… | 27โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Coventry City), Micky Gynn
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Coventry City
โšฝ | 54โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Ian Ormondroyd, Assist by Kent Nielsen
โšฝ | 73โ€™ Goal, 4-1, David Platt (pen)
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Ian Olney, Sub on, Gareth Williams
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 4-1 Coventry City

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylorโ€™s Villa get back to winning ways in the League to make it six wins in the last seven and 3rd place in the 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

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 ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1989-90 |
Matchday | #18 |
League Match | #14 |
Manager Game | #116 |
Saturday, 18 November 1989

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: George Tyson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sunderland, 1978-1990
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: George Tyson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sunderland, 1978-1990
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 10 October 1987, Villa 3-1 Leeds, Elland Road.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Coventry City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

George Tyson

TEAM NEWS

Stuart Gray and Tony Daley replace Nigel Callaghan and Andy Comyn.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.03 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.30 |

Youngest Player |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.93 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

John Sillett | 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 Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Stuart Gray | 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 Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ian Ormondroyd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

Coventry City

GK Steve Ogrizoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Peter Billing | 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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Tony Dobson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Micky Gynn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Kevin MacDonald | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M David Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF David Speedie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Kevin Drinkell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Gareth Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81' |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M David Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Gary Bannister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Steve Livingstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Mark Blake | 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 : 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 : 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

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

"It was now or never for him [Ian Ormondroyd].โ€

โ€œIt's fair to say we considered selling him simply because of the pressure he was coming under"

John Ward.


"I knew the supporters were on my back last season when the results were going against us.

โ€But there was no way I was going to back out of this club because of them.

โ€œI think I have won them over now and I believe I am a better player for the experience.

"Hopefully, he [Nigel Callaghan] will come through it like I have done."

Ian Ormondroyd.

*Birmingham Evening Mail"
Monday, 20 November 1989

IAN ORMONDROYD revelled in his role as Aston Villa's new folk hero after he had scored his first senior goals at Villa Park.

The 6ft 4in striker - nicknamed Rodney by the Hotle End fans because of his similarity to Rodney Trotter of the BBC's Only Fools and Horses TV blockbuster has suddenly become everyone's favourite.

His two goals in Villa's latest spectacular helped them to another exciting win over their old whipping boys Coventy City.

The Sky Blues are still waiting for their first win at Villa for 53 years and Ormondroyd saw to it that they were well and truly flattened again. Ironically.

Ormondroyd, who has worn his ยฃ650,000 record transfer fee most uneasily since his arrival from Bradford nine months ago, has heard the fans jeers turn to cheers since he returned for the 6-2 humiliation of Everton a fortnight ago.

"I knew the supporters were on my back last season when the results were going against us," he said.

"But there was no way I was going to back out of this club because of them. I think I have won them over now and I believe I am a better player for the experience."

Ormondroyd, who started the demolition of Coventry in the 11th minute after a superb defence-splitting run by Tony Daley, had a word of comfort for unsettled Nigel Callaghan.

The former Derby County winger has asked for a transfer after also being barracked by Villa fans but Ormondroyd said: "Hopefully, he will come through it like I have done."

Villa's latest victory, which briefly took them to third in the First Division, was hugely entertaining with Daley's pace torturing Coventry's defence.

The young winger created the second goal in the 20th minute with Steve Ogrizovic palming out his angled cross only for Trevor Peake to ram the ball into his own net as he ran back.

Coventry threatened to fight their way back with Michael Gynn pulling a goal back seven minutes later.

But Ormondroyd added a vital third with a 54th minute header which flew in off the bar after Kent Nielsen had flicked-on Gordon Cowans' left-wing corner.

The luckless Peake then upended David Platt in the area with the new England midfielder hitting the fourth from the spot after 73 minutes.

It was all too much for some of Coventry's players with Smith, Brian Borrows, Kevin MacDonald and Speedie being booked in the second half.