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Game #4164

Wednesday, 8 May 1991

Attendance: 16,697

Won

Division One

17th (-)

Norwich City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Second half substitute Dwight Yorke heads the winner that confirms Villa's safety and make it sixteen wins and sixteen losses time in forty five games under a Jozef Vengloลก now openly exasperated with this treatment by the local press.

Aston Villa

2-1

Norwich City

Assist(s) | Tony Cascarino | 66' |

KEY MAN

Dwight Yorke, scored the goal that kept Villa in the division.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 9โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Mark Bowen
๐Ÿฅ… | 42โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Norwich City), Dale Gordon
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Norwich City
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Mark Blake, Sub on, Dwight Yorke
โšฝ | 66โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Tony Cascarino
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Norwich City

ON THIS DAY

Jozef Vengloลก' Villa win for the first time in nine.

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

Norwich City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1984โ€“85

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1990-91 |
Matchday | #48 |
League Match | #37 |
Manager Game | #48 |
Wednesday, 8 May 1991

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Jozef Vengloลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ | Ruลพomberok, 1990-1991
Referee: Alan Flood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stockport, 1986โ€“1995
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alan Flood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stockport, 1986โ€“1995
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 25 March 1987, Villa 1-1 Watford, Villa Park.
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Norwich City

None

TEAM NEWS

Mark Blake replaces Tony Daley.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.56 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 32.77 |

Youngest Player |
M Mark Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.41 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Jozef Vengloลก | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |

Dave Stringer | 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 Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Mark Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Platt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Gary Penrice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Tony Cascarino | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Norwich City

GK Mark Walton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Ian Culverhouse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ian Butterworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB John Polston | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Mark Bowen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Jeremy Goss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Ian Crook | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M David Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Tim Sherwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Dale Gordon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Robert Fleck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | for M Mark Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46' |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Ian Crook | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Chris Sutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

RB Neil Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

D Jason Minett | 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 : 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 : 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

"What will be, will be.

โ€œWe play Chelsea and then go to Malaysia for a few games. Then I will decide about the future.

โ€œWhen I came here, I signed a contract for one year, and I have been happy to add that to my 25 years experience."

Jozef Vengloลก



โ€œSince the turn of the year, though, he [Jozef Vengloลก] has come under increasing pressure as the team have slid alarmingly down the table

With no sense of shame the Birmingham Evening Mail fail to admit from where the pressure had been coming.

*Irish Independent*
Thursday, 9 May 1991

SUB Dwight Yorke secured Aston Villa's first division future with a 66th minute winner against Norwich at Villa Park last night.

Villa needed only a point to end the threat of relegation but Trinidad & Tobago international Yorke enabled them to end a run of eight matches without a win.

Villa put a jittery opening 45 minutes behind them is the second period as they celebrated England midfielder David Plattโ€™s decision to reject a move to Italian club Bari.

Fittingly it was Platt who had a hand in Villaโ€™s ninth minute opener when Norwich defender Mark Bowen could only turn his teasing left-wing cross into his own net.

A weak clearing header from Kevin Gage only found lan Crook and his fiercely driven low cross was turned into the roof of the net by Dale Gordon and Norwich were level.

But Tony Cascarinoโ€™s 66th minute centre was headed home by Yorke and so it proved the crucial winner.