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Game #4118

Aston Villa

Lost

13th (-5)

Saturday, 1 September 1990

Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟥

Division One

Liverpool

Anfield

Attendance: 38,061

Liverpool

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Kent Nielsen | 26' |

MATCH SUMMARY

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 Vengloš gains the plaudits for his tactical nous.

KEY MAN

Tony Daley, jet heeled.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 1 September 1990

🥅 | 12’ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Peter Beardsley
⚽ | 26’ Goal, 1-1, David Platt, Assist by Kent Nielsen
🕒 | HT Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 87’ Goal, 1-2, (Liverpool), John Barnes
🕒 | FT Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Jozef Vengloš' 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: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 🏆🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1989-90

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Jozef Vengloš | 🇨🇿 | Ružomberok, 1990-1991
Referee: Keith Hackett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1976-1994
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Jozef Vengloš | 🇨🇿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 2 | 🟩 | 0 🟨 | 1 🟥 1 | 0.50

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Hackett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Matches Officiated: 20
🟩 : 8
🟨 : 4
🟥 : 8
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 14 March 1990, FA Cup, Villa 0-3 Oldham, Boundary Park
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Liverpool

None

TEAM NEWS

Kevin Gage replaces Ian Olney.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.52 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 32.09 |

Youngest Player |
W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 22.89 |

MANAGER

Jozef Vengloš | 🇨🇿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Derek Mountfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Kent Nielsen | 🇩🇰 | 🔥 |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 |
RB Kevin Gage | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Chris Price | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M David Platt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Stuart Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Tony Cascarino | 🇮🇪 |

MANAGER

Kenny Dalglish | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Liverpool

GK Bruce Grobbelaar | 🇿🇼 |
RB Steve Nicol | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Gary Ablett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Glenn Hysén | 🇸🇪 |
CB Gary Gillsepie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Steve McMahon (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ray Houghton | 🇮🇪 |
M Ronnie Whelan | 🇮🇪 |
W John Barnes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Peter Beardsley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Ian Rush | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Andy Comyn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ian Olney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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RB Barry Venison | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jan Mølby | 🇩🇰 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/13

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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

"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."

MATCH REPORT

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*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.

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