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Game #4102

Wednesday, 21 February 1990

Attendance: 32,472

Won

Division One

1st (-)

Tottenham Hotspur

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

White Hart Lane

Villa toy with Tottenham at White Hart Lane winning in second gear against an increasingly frustrated Spurs side whilst Villa's ascendancy at the top of the League prompts the Birmingham Evening Mail to use their back page to tout Graham Taylor for an England post that isn't vacant. Villa sit top, two points clear of Liverpool with a game in hand.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | David Platt | 51' | Derek Mountfield | 66' |

KEY MAN

Ian Ormondroyd, set Villa on the way to the top of the table.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 51โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ian Ormondroyd, Assist by David Platt
โšฝ | 66โ€™ Goal, 2-0, David Platt, Assist by Derek Mountfield
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylorโ€™s Villa make it fifteen first division victories in eighteen games as they remain in 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

Tottenham Hotspur

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1983-84

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Spurs: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1989-90 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Match | #25 |
Manager Game | #136 |
Wednesday, 21 February 1990

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Jim Ashworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rutland, 1983โ€“1991
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jim Ashworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Rutland, 1983โ€“1991
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 30 December 1989, Villa 2-1 Arsenal, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Graham Taylor names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.93 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.56 |

Youngest Player |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.19 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Terry Venables | 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 Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Kevin Gage | 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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
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 | โšฝ |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Erik Thorstvedt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
LB Pat van den Hauwe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Chris Hughton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
D Andy Polston | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gary Mabbutt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Steve Sedgley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Gascoigne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Howells | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Nayim | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Paul Walsh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Gary Lineker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Paul Gascoigne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M John Moncur | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Nayim | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ | (CF Paul Moran | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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

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 : 8/11

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 : 10/13

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

โ€œIt was one of the most controlled performances we have given all season.

โ€œWe have gone top on merit. It is no fluke.

โ€œWhether we can stay there is a challenge to everybody at the club, from the directors, down to the supporters, and, most importantly, the players.

โ€œBut, I think, we are good enough and now we will have to see how we cope with it.

โ€œI am sure we will come through because I have always believed we are genuine challengers and not pretenders.

Graham Taylor.

*Evening Herald (Dublin)*
Thursday, 22 February 1990

GRAHAM TAYLOR doubts that his new English League leaders Aston Villa will get any chance to rest on their laurels.

Villa, top for the first time since they won the championship in 1981, can stretch their lead over Liverpool to five points if they beat Wimbledon, at Villa Park on Saturday.

And manager Taylor, whose side took over the leadership after beating Tottenham 2-0 at White Hart Lane last night, has no fears about them becoming complacent.

"If you need to play a side that are going to make sure that you are going to have to work and scrap for everything, then Wimbledon are ideal, - explained Taylor.

"Our record against them is not very good at all. And Wimbledon have lost fewer games away from home than anyone. That tells you something. We will have to work very hard for everything we get if we get anything.

"But since this side came together, it has come through all the different types of challenge, in the main. It will be another type of challenge on Saturday but one I hope and expect them to come through."

Villa moved ahead of Liverpool in the championship race after recording their seventh League win in succession.

Goals from lan Ormondroyd, in the 51st minute, and David Platt, in the 67th minute, gave them victory against a Spurs side who rarely looked like winning. "We are top on merit. You cannot be in this position after 25 games by a fluke," added Taylor.