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Game #4161

Saturday, 20 April 1991

Attendance: 17,001

Lost

Division One

17th (-)

Wimbledon

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa put in a poor performance as they are beaten at home by Wimbledon to leave them 17th in the table, two points clear of the relegation places, as they lose for the fourteenth time in forty two games under Jozef Vengloลก (fifteen wins). Meanwhile, in the background Vengloลก receives the dreaded vote of confidence from Chairman Ellis.

Aston Villa

1-2

Wimbledon

Assist(s) | David Platt | 35' |

KEY MAN

Jozef Vengloลก, under pressure.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 35โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ian Olney, Assist by David Platt
๐Ÿฅ… | 42โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Wimbledon), John Fashanu
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Wimbledon
๐Ÿฅ… | 81โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Wimbledon), Aidan Newhouse
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Wimbledon

๐Ÿ” | Sub off, Ian Ormondroyd, Sub on, Tony Daley
๐Ÿ” | Sub off, Andy Comyn, Sub on, Gary Penrice

ON THIS DAY

Jozef Vengloลก' Villa respond lose for the third time in five and are without a win in six as they remain seventh in the table, six points clear of the drop zone.

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

Wimbledon

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1987-88

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1990-91 |
Matchday | #45 |
League Match | #34 |
Manager Game | #45 |
Saturday, 20 April 1991

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Jozef Vengloลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | Ruลพomberok, 1990-1991
Referee: Philip Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northwich, 1986โ€“1995
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Philip Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Northwich, 1986โ€“1995
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 9 October 1990, League Cup, Villa 1-0 Barnsley, Oakwell.
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Wimbledon

None

TEAM NEWS

Nigel Spink and Andy Comyn replace Lee Butler and Paul McGrath.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.76 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.72 |

Youngest Player |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.35 |

MANAGER

Jozef Vengloลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

MANAGER

Ray Harford | 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 |
RB Kevin Gage | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Andy Comyn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Tony Cascarino | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Ian Ormondroyd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Wimbledon

GK Neil Sullivan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB John Scales | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Terry Phelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Keith Curle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dean Blackwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Roger Joseph | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Neil Ardley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Vaughan Ryan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul McGee | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF John Fashanu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Andy Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Ian Ormondroyd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐Ÿ” CF Gary Penrice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Andy Comyn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Neil Ardley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Aidan Newhouse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

LB Gary Elkins | 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 : 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

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

"I know what is to be done but this must wait until summer.โ€

Jozef Vengloลก.


โ€œI am as worried about the position as every other fan especially as we finished runners-up last season.

โ€œNevertheless I have complete confidence in the staff and players to ensure that we get the results to keep us in the First Division next season"

Herbert Douglas Ellis on a squad he failed to add to and a manager he failed to back.


โ€œItโ€™s about competing and wanting to win.โ€

Peter Withe, Villa assistant manager.


โ€œI was lucky not to have been beaten more than twice.

โ€œBut now we have to got to pull ourselves together and defeat Manchester City on Tuesday night to keep out relegation trouble.โ€

Nigel Spink.

*The People*
Sunday, 21 April 1991

Ray Harford invited Wimbledon's long queue of critics to consider the evidence for the defence his team produced in this comprehensive victory.

Harford painfully aware of the Dons' long-standing reputation as a bunch of clogging up-and-under merchants said: โ€œI wish everybody in football could have seen this game - I don't know whether weโ€™ll ever win over the general public but what happened today showed that we are prepared to play and not just whack it about.

โ€œWe moved the ball around, didn't lump it in the air.

โ€This was one of our best performances of the season - I really liked the way we went about our business. A very quick and very incisive side - that's us.โ€

You can almost hear the doubting chorus of "Oh yeah?" from Villa Park

But what Harford said was right to a degree.

Villa last year's runners-up and this year's relegation possibles were played not kicked - off the park.

Under-pressure Villa boss Jo Venglos admitted as much when said:

"They deserved to win. They worked harder. They showed more will.โ€