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Game #4148

Wednesday, 16 January 1991

Attendance: 28,176

Lost

League Cup Quarter Final

Quarter Final

Leeds United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Elland Road

Villa lose in the League Cup quarter final at Elland Road to a side that would go on to win the League title the following season and who only recorded a resounding scoreline in the final 10 minutes as Villa chased the game. That however did not stop a massive over reaction from the Birmingham Evening Mail whose barely concealed vendetta against the dignified Jozef Vengloลก seemed to escalate. This was Villa's eighth defeat in twenty nine games under the Czech boss..

Leeds United

4-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 85' |

KEY MAN

A poor performance made worse by another unnecessarily destructive piece from the local rag.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 17โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Leeds United), Lee Chapman
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 54โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Leeds United), Gary McAllister
๐Ÿ” | 61โ€™ Sub off, Paul Birch, Sub on, Ian Ormondroyd
๐Ÿฅ… | 78โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Leeds United), Gary Speed
๐Ÿฅ… | 80โ€™ Goal, 0-4, (Leeds United), Lee Chapman
โšฝ | 85โ€™ Goal, 1-4, Ian Ormondroyd, Assist by Gordon Cowans
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Leeds United 4-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Jozef Vengloลก' Villa are swept aside at Elland Road in the League Cup quarter final, going 0-4 down before a late consolation.

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

Leeds United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1973โ€“74

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1990-91 |
Matchday | #32 |
Manager Game | #32 |
Wednesday, 16 January 1991

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Jozef Vengloลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | Ruลพomberok, 1990-1991
Referee: Ray Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Surrey, 1975-1993
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-4 |
Last 5 Games | WDLDL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ray Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Surrey, 1975-1993
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 27 October 1990, Villa 0-0 Leeds, Villa Park.
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Leeds United

None

TEAM NEWS

Dwight Yorke and Paul Birch replace Tony Daley and Kevin Gage.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.67 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.46 |

Youngest Player |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | 19.22 |

MANAGER

Jozef Vengloลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

MANAGER

Howard Wilkinson | 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 |
CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Paul Birch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stuart Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Nigel Callaghan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Tony Cascarino | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |

Leeds United

GK John Lukic | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Mel Sterland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Fairclough | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Whyte | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Glynn Snodin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Batty | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Strachan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Gary McAllister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Gary Speed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Carl Shutt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Lee Chapman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Ian Ormondroyd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for M Paul Birch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81' |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Glynn Snodin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Peter Haddock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Carl Shutt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF John Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

RB Kevin Gage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

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 : 9/13

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 : 11/11

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 : 13/13

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

"Birch stuck to his task gamely, even finding time and space for a stunning drive which thudded against the bar. "

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Thursday, 17 January 1991

LEEDS United's fervent supporters last night exploded the myth that they only have eyes for their own idols.

In between celebrating their team's triumphant march to the Rumbelow's League Cup semi-finals, the Elland Road faithful took time out to deliver their verdict on Aston Villa. "You're so bad, it's unbelievable," was the cutting, but oh-so-accurate assessment of Villa's abysmal performance.

Only a week ago, it was all too easy to sympathise with Villa's heartbreaking late exit from the FA Cup.

But the loyal band of Midland fans who travelled to Yorkshire could this time feel only shame as their favourites were outclassed, outwitted and outfought by a Leeds side superior in every department.

For Howard Wilkinson's outfit, a marvellous first season back in the top flight remains full of promise, with a three-pronged attack on Wembley taking shape nicely.

For Villa, the campaign is as good as over, the modest target of mid-table respectability providing their sole ambition over the remaining three months.

Even that would appear to be somewhat over-optimistic on the evidence of last night's horror show, with a struggle against relegation looking a more realistic alternative.

Was this really the team who earned so much admiration in Saturday's absorbing goalless draw against leaders Liverpool?

Cosmetically, at least, the difference was slight, Stuart Gray and Paul Birch replacing Kevin Gage and Andy Comyn respectively.

But the tactic of abandoning a five-man defence and employing Birch to mark Leeds midfield maestro Gordon Strachan, was little short of catastrophic.

Birch stuck to his task gamely, even finding time and space for a stunning drive which thudded against the bar.

But he and fellow midfielders David Platt and Gordon Cowans were generally too pre-occupied in trying to contain their Leeds counterparts to contemplate creativity.