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Game #4097

Aston Villa

Saturday, 27 January 1990

Won

4th Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FA Cup 4th Round

Attendance: 36,532

Port Vale

Villa Park

Villa hammer Vale at Villa Park in the fourth round of the FA Cup as Ray Walker and Dean Glover return to their old stomping ground.

Aston Villa

6-0

Port Vale

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 8โ€™ | Ian Ormondroyd | 25โ€™ | Paul Birch | 52' |

KEY MAN

Paul Birch, put the game beyond doubt after 25'

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 27 January 1990

โšฝ | 8โ€™ Goal, 1-0, David Platt, Assist by Gordon Cowans
โšฝ | 25โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Paul Birch, Assist by Ian Ormondroyd
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Port Vale
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Derek Mountfield, Sub on, Stuart Gray
โšฝ | 52โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Ian Olney, Assist by Paul Birch
โšฝ | 65โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Stuart Gray
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Ian Olney, Sub on, Adrian Heath
โšฝ | 79โ€™ Goal, 5-0, Paul Birch
โšฝ | 84โ€™ Goal, 6-0, Stuart Gray
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 6-0 Port Vale

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylorโ€™s Villa hammer Second Division Port Vale in the 4th Round of the FA Cup. Meanwhile the deeply underwhelming forward Adrian Heath made his final appearance aged 29 before moving on to Manchester City in February for a ยฃ300,000. Heath had only joined Villa 5 months earlier in August 1989 for a fee of ยฃ360,000 from RCD Espanyol and made just 12 appearances without scoring.

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

Port Vale

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Port Vale

Previous 5 vs. Port Vale: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1989-90 |
Matchday | #33 |
Manager Game | #131 |
Saturday, 27 January 1990

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: George Courtney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Spennymoor, 1974-1992
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 6-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: George Courtney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Spennymoor, 1974-1992 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 25 October 1989, League Cup, Villa 0-0 West Ham, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Port Vale

๐ŸŸจ

George Courtney

TEAM NEWS

Paul Birch replaces Tony Daley.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.31 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.49 |

Youngest Player |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.13 |

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

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

John Rudge | 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 |
CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Chris Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Birch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ian Ormondroyd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Port Vale

GK Mark Grew | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Simon Mills | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Neil Aspin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Dean Glover (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Darren Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ray Walker (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Porter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John Jeffers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Robbie Earle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Nicky Cross | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Darren Beckford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | for CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46' |
๐Ÿ” F Adrian Heath | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70' |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Andy Porter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Paul Millar | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

D Tim Parkin | 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 : 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 : 13/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด F Adrian Heath | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"It was an absolutely first class performance.

โ€œWe didn't need to chase the game with any stupidity.

โ€œI told the players at half-time that they didn't need to score six goals to win a cup tie but they did and good luck to them.

"We have to expect the so-called 'professional foul' at times. But I don't like tackles that are meant to hurt people [Neil Aspin's scything tackle six minutes from time on David Platt].โ€

Graham Taylor.


โ€œThey are a wonderful side and it wouldn't surprise me if they won the Cup and did the double."

Ray Walker

*Sunday Life*
Sunday, 28 January 1990

ASTON VILLA are rapidly emerging as an outstanding outside bet for both the English league championship and FA Cup.

They stormed to an eleventh successive home victory with a ruthless fourth round cup demolition of second division Port Vale who had excelled in the previous round by winning a replay at Derby County.

David Platt, the England striker, was again an inspiration for Villa, scoring their all important opening goal after six minutes and figuring prominently in several of the flowing passing movements which followed.

The match was over as a contest as early as the 25th minute when Birch hammered the ball into the Vale net for Villa's second after Ormondroyd had headed down one of countless dangerous free kicks by Cowans.

Vale had not caused a threat at that stage and it was not until seven minutes from time that they got their first effort on target when Cross headed tamely at Spink.

Vale were fortunate to be only two goals down at the interval, Platt heading against an upright, but Villa's third goal arrived seven minutes into the second half when lan Olney finished off a delightful movement involving Platt and Birch.

Substitute Gray scored the fourth with a superb free kick over a defensive wall. He repeated that feat, putting the ball into the opposite corner of Grew's net, for the sixth goal five minutes form the end.

In between Birch had scored his second and Villa's fifth, following up a good run into the penalty area by substitute Heath.

John Rudge, Vale's manager, said his team would learn much from the chastening experience:

โ€œThe disappointing thing is we did not do ourselves justice," he said. "We know we can play much better than that but unfortunately he didn't do it today. Having said that I wouldn't write Villa off for the double not on the evidence of that display."