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Game #4112

Aston Villa

Saturday, 14 April 1990

Won

2nd (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division One

Chelsea

Attendance: 28,361

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-0

Chelsea

Assist(s) | Tony Cascarino | 13' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win consecutive games as Liverpool lose to allow Villa to close to within a point of the leaders who still have a game in hand with four to play. Villa's achievements however are once again pilloried by the spiteful coverage in the Birmingham Evening Mail as they are offered grudging support solely "for reasons of local patriotism."

KEY MAN

Gordon Cowans, gave Villa a crucial lead to defend to retain the title pressure.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 14 April 1990

โšฝ | 13โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans, Assist by Tony Cascarino
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea
๐Ÿ” | 77โ€™ Sub off, Derek Mountfield, Sub on, Andy Comyn
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylorโ€™s Villa make it nineteen first division victories in twenty seven games as they remain second and close the gap to leaders Liverpool to five points whilst opening up a ten point gap ahead of third placed Arsenal.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

Chelsea

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1970-71

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1989-90 |
Matchday | #48 |
League Match | #34 |
Manager Game | #146 |
Saturday, 14 April 1990

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Roger Dilkes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Mossley, Lancashire, 1983-1998
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 146 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 68 ๐ŸŸจ | 32 ๐ŸŸฅ 46 | 1.62

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Roger Dilkes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Mossley, Lancashire, 1983-1998
Matches Officiated: 6
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 2 December 1989, Villa 2-1 Forest, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Chelsea

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Derek Mountfield (first start in 8) and Stuart Gray replace Andy Comyn and Kevin Gage.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.27 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.70 |

Youngest Player |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.50 |

MANAGER

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

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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” |
CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Birch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Tony Cascarino | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

MANAGER

Bobby Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Chelsea

GK Dave Beasant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Tony Dorigo (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Erland Johnsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB Ken Monkou | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Gareth Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M John Bumstead | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Peter Nicholas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Kevin McAllister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Kevin Wilson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Kerry Dixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Gordon Durie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CB Andy Comyn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 77' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Mark Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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LB Clive Wilson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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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 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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"We have won our last two 1-0 and four more 1-0โ€™s would suit me. โ€œOur strength is our ability to defend. "Basically we are a solid side, hard to break down. We take a goal here and a goal there. โ€œIt would be silly to expect my team to swarm over the opposition. โ€œThey are not a team built that way - they are not really able to sustain their attacks, even though in mid-season there was a spell when we did play with more confidence. โ€œThe side has developed from the three central defenders. They have prevented up going a goal down or the other side getting the equaliser. โ€œMuch as the purists might like something better, we live in a real world and I am satisfied. โ€œThe results suit me and the Villa fans.โ€ Graham Taylor.

MATCH REPORT