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Game #4094

Saturday, 13 January 1990

Attendance: 10,513

Won

Division One

1st= (+1)

Charlton Athletic

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Selhurst Park

Villa move into joint first place at the top of the first division table as they beat Charlton to record a fourth successive League victory.

Charlton Athletic

0-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Kent Nielsen | 4' |

KEY MAN

Tony Daley, quicksilver runs saw off Charlton.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 4โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Derek Mountfield, Assist by Kent Nielsen
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Charlton Athletic 0-1 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 57โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Own Goal, Joe McLaughlin
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Charlton Athletic 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylorโ€™s Villa make it twelve first division victories in fifteen games as they move into joint first place with Liverpool.

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

Charlton Athletic

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1946-47

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1989-90 |
Matchday | #30 |
League Match | #22 |
Manager Game | #128 |
Saturday, 13 January 1990

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Martin Bodenham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Looe, 1981-1998
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Bodenham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Looe, 1981-1998
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 3 May 1986, Villa 2-4 Tottenham, White Hart Lane.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Charlton Athletic

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Kent Nielsen replaces Gareth Williams.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.82 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.45 |

Youngest Player |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.09 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Lennie Lawrence | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Kevin Gage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
RB Chris Price | 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 |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ian Ormondroyd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Charlton Athletic

GK Bob Bolder | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Joe McLaughlin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
D John Humphrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tommy Caton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Rob Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Peake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve MacKenzie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Colin Walsh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Paul Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Andy Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Paul Birch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CB Colin Pates | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Scott Minto | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

Stuart Gray

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

"We had a job to do. It was a good solid performance. It wasn't pretty, but we got a result.โ€

Graham Taylor.

*Sunday Independent (Dublin)*
Sunday, 14 January 1990

McGrath in command as Aston Villa go joint top

ASTON VILLA joined Liverpool at the top of the First Division with a workmanlike display against bottom club Charlton. And Irish international Paul McGrath gave a commanding performance at the heart of the Villa defence as the Londoners never came within a sniff of getting back into the game.

Villa took charge as early as the third minute. Livewire winger Tony Daley won a corner on the right, and when Gordon Cowans' kick landed in a crowded Charlton penalty area Derek Mountfield bundled the ball home for his seventh goal of the season.

McGrath, with little to do early on, went down with a knee injury on the quarter hour but was able to resume after treatment. With Kent Neilson he forged a rock solid partnership at the heart of the Villa defence and, while Charlton fought back as the first half wore on, they could find no way through.

Their frustration showed when midfielder Andy Jones was booked for a wild tackle on Daley. Andy Peake and Paul Mortimer almost put through their own goal, with a sliced clearance and a header respectively, as Villa were content to soak up home pressure without needing to come forward.

As the game moved into the second period McGrath found time to get forward for Villa in between winning the numerous high balls Charlton pumped into their danger area. And after 56 minutes he found the Charlton net with a towering header, only for referee Martin Bodenham to rule it out for offside.

But Villa had to wait just one minute more to confirm their superiority. Daley went on yet another quicksilver run through the Charlton rearguard, and his cross took a wicked deflection off Joe McLaughlin, that gave Charlton 'keeper Bob Bolder no chance.

From then on Villa were able to coast to victory against a Charlton side that looks as though its time in the First Division is up at last.

Villa 'keeper Nigel Spink had his first real save to make after 80 minutes from Paul Williams, but it was always going to be Villa's day.

To add to Charlton's misery their centre-half Tommy Caton was booked for a foul on Daley after 73 minutes.

Villa manager Graham Taylor said: "We had a job to do. It was a good solid performance. It wasn't pretty, but we got a result.โ€