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Game #4104

Aston Villa

Sunday, 4 March 1990

Coventry City

2-0

Aston Villa

Division One

Coventry City

Highfield Road

Attendance: 17,891

Lost

2nd (-1)

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa suffer a crazy 60 seconds as Derek Mountfield is injured, gamely plays on but misses his tackle from a corner to allow Kevin Drinkell - who had come onto the field seconds before - to score Coventry's first. Controversial referee George Courtney then forced Mountfield to leave the field of play and within 40 seconds of their first Coventry added a second against 10 man Villa. Two goals and a man down in a single minute, Villa couldn't recover and lose a second successive first division game for the first time this season. As a result Villa fall to second in the table, a point behind Liverpool.

KEY MAN

Graham Taylor, defiant.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 4 March 1990

🕒 | HT Coventry City 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 53’ Goal, 0-1, (Coventry City), Kevin Drinkell
🥅 | 53’ Goal, 0-2, (Coventry City), David Smith
🔁 | 54’ Sub off, Derek Mountfield, Sub on, Stuart Gray
🔁 | 72’ Sub off, Ian Ormondroyd, Sub on, Paul Birch
🕒 | FT Coventry City 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylor’s Villa lose for the second time in a week having previously lost twice in thirteen games. Villa remain second but fall four points behind leaders Liverpool.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Coventry City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1986-87

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Coventry City

Previous 5 vs. Coventry: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1989-90 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #138 |
Sunday, 4 March 1990

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: George Courtney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Spennymoor, 1974-1992
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 138 | 🟩 | 64 🟨 | 31 🟥 43 | 1.62

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: George Courtney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Spennymoor, 1974-1992 🆘
Matches Officiated: 11
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 8
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 27 January 1990, FA Cup, Villa 6-0 Vale, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

None

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None

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TEAM NEWS

Graham Taylor names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.96 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.59 |

Youngest Player |
CF Ian Olney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.22 |

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Chris Price | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Derek Mountfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Kent Nielsen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 |
RB Kevin Gage | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M David Platt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ian Olney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ian Ormondroyd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

John Sillett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Coventry City

GK Steve Ogrizović | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Brian Kilcline | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Trevor Peake | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Brian Borrows | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tony Dobson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Micky Gynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M David Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Kevin Gallacher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF David Speedie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Cyrille Regis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Steve Livingstone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 M Stuart Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CB Derek Mountfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 54’ |
🔁 M Paul Birch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Ian Ormondroyd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 72’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Steve Livingstone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Kevin Drinkell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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LB Greg Downs | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/13

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 13/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


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:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"It is always difficult. If we had gone clear again everybody would have been telling us that all we had to do was to turn up for the next ten games. “But my reaction is to tell the players to look where they are. “With two thirds of the season played we are in the sixth round of the Cup and second In the League. “Our season is going all right we are not having too bad a season. "I would like to have had a little more time to see what was wrong with Mountfield before he was taken off. But it would be very rash to offer this as an excuse." Graham Taylor. "There seemed to be indecent haste from the referee to get Mountfield off. “I didn't even have time to take my tracksuit off before they scored their second." Stuart Gray.

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