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Game #4166

Aston Villa

Saturday, 17 August 1991

Won

2nd

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division One

Sheffield Wednesday

Attendance: 36,749

Hillsborough

Sheffield Wednesday

2-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 42' | Cyrille Regis | 52' | Dalian Atkinson | 86' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa recover from a 2' Wednesday goal and going 0-2 down after 30' to win at Hillsborough as three of new boss Ron Atkinson's debutants hit the goals.

KEY MAN

Dalian Atkinson, debut goal.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 17 August 1991

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Steve Staunton, Shaun Teale, Paul Mortimer, Kevin Richardson, Dalian Atkinson, Cyrille Regis
๐Ÿฅ… | 3โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Sheffield Wednesday), David Hirst
๐Ÿฅ… | 37โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Sheffield Wednesday), Danny Wilson
โšฝ | 42โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Cyrille Regis, Assist by Gordon Cowans
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 52โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Dalian Atkinson, Assist by Cyrille Regis
โšฝ | 86โ€™ Goal, 3-2, Steve Staunton, Assist by Dalian Atkinson
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Dalian Atkinson, Sub on, Gary Penrice
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Sheffield Wednesday 2-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

New Villa boss Ron Atkinsonโ€™s first game in charge which also happened to be against the team he had left to join Villa and who had been promoted the previous season under Atkinson.

Left back Steve Staunton made a goalscoring Villa debut aged 22 after joining from Liverpool for a fee of ยฃ1,100,000 earlier in the month.

Centre forward and Villa legend Dalian Atkinson made a goalscoring debut for the club aged 23 after moving from Real Sociedad for a fee of ยฃ1,600,000.

Centre back and Villa hero Shaun Teale made his debut aged 27 after signing from AFC Bournemouth for ยฃ300,000 in July 1991,

Midfielder Kevin Richardson made his debut aged 28 after moving from Real Sociedad for a fee of ยฃ450,000.,

Veteran centre forward Cyrille Regis made a goalscoring Villa debut aged 33 after joining from Coventry City on a free transfer in July 1991.

Midfielder Paul Mortimer made his debut as a 23 year old after moving from Charlton Athletic for ยฃ350,000.

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

Sheffield Wednesday

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1990โ€“91

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield Wednesday

Previous 5 vs. Wednesday: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1991-92 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #1 |
Saturday, 17 August 1991

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Roger Milford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1981-1994
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 1 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 1 ๐ŸŸจ | 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 0 | 3.00

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Roger Milford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1981-1994
Matches Officiated: 10
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 5
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 13 April 1991, Villa 0-0 Palace, Selhurst Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Sheffield Wednesday

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Atkinson hands debuts to Steve Staunton, Dalian Atkinson, Shaun Teale, Kevin Richardson, Cyrille Regis and Paul Mortimer in his first game in charge.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.75 |

Oldest Player |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.54 |

Youngest Player |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | 19.80 |

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸข | โšฝ |
CB Derek Mountfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Paul Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |

MANAGER

Trevor Francis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Sheffield Wednesday

GK Chris Woods | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Phil King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Nigel Worthington | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Nigel Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Warhurst | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Roland Nilsson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Danny Wilson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | โšฝ |
M Carlton Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John Sheridan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Paul Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF David Hirst | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CF Gary Penrice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M John Harkes | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
F Trevor Francis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 10/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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 Halfโ€จ

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:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
๐ŸŸข CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข M Paul Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œComing up here on the coach the manager got a hell of a lot of stick. โ€œAt the end of the day who is right we got the result. โ€œRon has seen and done everything. He was very quiet in the dressing room afterwards with just a little smile but when he gets home and sees his missus he wonโ€™t be drinking water.โ€ Dalian Atkinson. โ€œI knew exactly how they were going to play but I hadnโ€™t got a clue what we were going to do. "They were zipping down the hill at us and scored an early goal and made life difficult. โ€œBut we showed tremendous character coming back. We scored at just the right time before half-time and that really brought us back into it. โ€œAll the talk about death threats and everything was pure fabrication and all that about extra police protection was nonsense.โ€ Ron Atkinson. โ€œWith so many making their debuts there was a little bit of nervousness in the first half but in the second-half we came out and grafted. โ€œIt meant a lot for us on our debuts, We were psyched up as well as Ron. โ€œI scored four or five goals for Liverpool but none of them from left back โ€œI saw Dalian go down the left and acres of space alongside him and I just galloped into it.โ€ Steve Staunton.

MATCH REPORT