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Game #4118

Aston Villa

Saturday, 1 September 1990

Lost

13th (-5)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Division One

Attendance: 38,061

Liverpool

Anfield

As sure as night follows day Liverpool snatch a late goal to beat Villa as the previous season's top two face off in just the second game of the season whilst new boss Jozef Vengloลก gains the plaudits for his tactical nous.

Liverpool

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Kent Nielsen | 26' |

KEY MAN

Tony Daley, jet heeled.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 1 September 1990

๐Ÿฅ… | 12โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Peter Beardsley
โšฝ | 26โ€™ Goal, 1-1, David Platt, Assist by Kent Nielsen
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 87โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Liverpool), John Barnes
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Jozef Vengloลก' Villa journey to Anfield to face the team they challenged to the title the previous season and remained on course for at least a point following David Platt's equaliser to Liverpool's early strike. As was so common however a late strike gave Liverpool the points to leave Villa in 18th place in the early table.

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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1989-90

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1990-91 |
Matchday | #2 |
League Match | #2 |
Manager Game | #2 |
Saturday, 1 September 1990

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Jozef Vengloลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | Ruลพomberok, 1990-1991
Referee: Keith Hackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1976-1994
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Hackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 14 March 1990, FA Cup, Villa 0-3 Oldham, Boundary Park
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Liverpool

None

Keith Hackett

TEAM NEWS

Kevin Gage replaces Ian Olney.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.52 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.09 |

Youngest Player |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.89 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Jozef Vengloลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

Kenny Dalglish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Kevin Gage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 | โšฝ |
M Stuart Gray | 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 |

Liverpool

GK Bruce Grobbelaar | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
RB Steve Nicol | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Gary Ablett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Glenn Hysรฉn | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Gary Gillsepie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Steve McMahon (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Ronnie Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W John Barnes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Peter Beardsley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Ian Rush | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CB Andy Comyn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

RB Barry Venison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jan Mรธlby | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

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

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 : 7/11

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 : 8/13

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

"Villa's jet-heeled Tony Daley gave them an early glimpse of potential glory with a 40-yard run in the fifth minute which took him past four players. His progress was checked by Gary Gillespie's illegal intervention and from the free-kick Stuart Gray hit a 25-yard curling shot which Bruce Grobbelaar saved at full stretch."

*Sunday Mirror*
Sunday, 2 September 1990

JOHN BARNES received a chorus of approval after his spectacular late goal clinched Liverpool's 2-1 victory.

His striking partner lan Rush said: "We needed something special to win the game and that's what it was."

And Aston Villa's new manager Jozef Venglos said: "Barnes' goal was one for any student of football to study."

Throughout the titanic clash Barnes had to suffer jeers of "England reject" - a legacy of his low-key World Cup. But the brilliant winger responded with a scintillating display and a goal which must have been a sickening blow for Venglos, who had seen his side hang on despite relentless pressure.

Villa had hit back after Peter Beardsley's brilliant 14th minute opener. And, though under the cosh for most of the second half, it seemed they would hold out for a moral-boosting draw.

But Barnes had other ideas. His searing pace took him on a diagonal run from the left and he unleashed a right-foot drive which screamed in off helpless Nigel Spink's bar.

Villa's jet-heeled Tony Daley gave them an early glimpse of potential glory with a 40-yard run in the fifth minute which took him past four players. His progress was checked by Gary Gillespie's illegal intervention and from the free-kick Stuart Gray hit a 25-yard curling shot which Bruce Grobbelaar saved at full stretch.

But Liverpool's Ray Houghton-inspired midfield started to wrest control and Beardsley struck a stunning goal. Then David Platt rose to head past Grobbelaar and the stage was set for a thriller. The teams didn't disappoint.