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Game #4125

Saturday, 29 September 1990

Attendance: 34,939

Lost

Division One

11th (-2)

Tottenham Hotspur

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

White Hart Lane

Villa take the lead through David Platt's seventh goal in eight games but Tottenham hit back late on to inflict a first defeat in six on Jozef Vengloลก' Villa.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 33' |

KEY MAN

Paul Birch, marked Gascoigne out of the game.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 33โ€™ Goal, 1-0, David Platt, Assist by Gordon Cowans
๐Ÿฅ… | 44โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Gary Lineker
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 81โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Paul Allen
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Aston Villa

๐Ÿ” | Sub off, Ian Olney, Sub on, Ian Ormondroyd

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Derek Mountfield, Foul
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Chris Price, Late tackle

ON THIS DAY

Jozef Vengloลก' Villa lose for the first time in six despite David Platt's seventh goal in eight games. As a result Villa fall back to 11th in the 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

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: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1990-91 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Match | #7 |
Manager Game | #9 |
Saturday, 29 September 1990

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Jozef Vengloลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | Ruลพomberok, 1990-1991
Referee: Bob Hamer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1985โ€“1993
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Bob Hamer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1985โ€“1993
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 24 September 1986, League Cup, Villa 1-1 Reading, Elm Park.
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Tottenham Hotspur

None

TEAM NEWS

Paul Birch (first start of the season) replaces Ian Ormondroyd.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.06 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.16 |

Youngest Player |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.80 |

MANAGER

Jozef Vengloลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Paul Birch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Tottenham Hotspur

GK Erik Thorstvedt | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
LB Pat van den Hauwe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Gudni Bergsson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CB Gary Mabbutt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Paul Stewart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Nayim | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Steve Sedgley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Gascoigne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Howells | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Gary Lineker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Ian Ormondroyd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

LB Mitchell Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Paul Walsh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

"Platt and Tony Daley probed and prodded the Tottenham defence while Paul McGrath kept Gary Lineker quiet."

*Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 30 September 1990

PAUL ALLEN scored the winner in the 82nd minute against Aston Villa to lift Tottenham into joint second place in the League.

Villa had gone ahead in the 33rd minute through David Platt, Gordon Cowans chipping a free kick into the box for Platt to head home.

Spurs levelled on the stroke of half time when Gary Lineker got his fifth goal of the season.

And Paul Gascoigne almost increased Tottenham's lead in the closing minutes but the home fans had to be content with Allen's effort.

Both sides found it hard to create chances in the second half but Daley nearly did the trick when he slipped past five Tottenham defenders only to be stopped in his tracks by a good tackle from Allen.

It was Spurs though who had the last laugh when Mitchell Thomas dispossessed David Platt near his own corner flag and set Paul Walsh free up the middle of the park.

Walsh looked up and saw Allen bursting through the Villa ranks and fed the little midfielder with a superb through ball.

Allen kept cool and rammed the ball past the literally defenceless Spink.

The Londoners will probably come away feeling slightly fortunate to have taken the points.

Platt and Tony Daley probed and prodded the Tottenham defence while Paul McGrath kept Gary Lineker quiet for most of the match, even Gascoigne found it difficult to escape Paul Birch's tight marking and only once managed to break through the Villa defence forcing keeper Nigel Spink scramble the ball to safety.

It was Platt who opened the scoring after 32 minutes when he rose above the Spurs defence to head a Gordon Cowansโ€™ free-kick past Erik Thorsvdt.

Tottenham looked in trouble but just before half-time a piece of typically deadly finishing from Lineker saw Spurs into the break on level terms. England's number one marksman dived bravely into a melee of players to head past Spink after a Gary Mabbutt's header had thudded off the upright.