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Game #4168

Aston Villa

Saturday, 24 August 1991

Won

5th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division One

Attendance: 29,684

Arsenal

Villa Park

Villa survive an equaliser on the stroke of half time and the loss of Steve Staunton at the interval to hit back and beat the reigning Champions for their second win of the first division season as Tony Daley hits a 30 yard right foot shot that rockets into the net and Gary Penrice scores his first for the club.

Aston Villa

3-1

Arsenal

Assist(s) | Paul Mortimer | 53' | Gordon Cowans | 76' |

KEY MAN

Tony Daley, rocket winner.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 24 August 1991

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Ugo Ehiogu
โšฝ | 40โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Steve Staunton (pen)
๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™+ Goal, 1-1, (Arsenal), Alan Smith
๐ŸŸจ | 45โ€™+ Booking, Shaun Teale, Dissent
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Arsenal
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Steve Staunton, Sub on, Chris Price
โšฝ | 53โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Gary Penrice, Assist by Paul Mortimer
๐Ÿ” | 60โ€™ Sub off, Gary Penrice, Sub on, Dwight Yorke
โšฝ | 76โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Tony Daley, Assist by Gordon Cowans
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Arsenal

ON THIS DAY

Villa win for the second time in three games under Ron Atkinson as they bounce back from defeat to Manchester United. Gary Penrice scores his first goal for Villa after his ยฃ1 million move in 1991 and 18 year old centre back Ugo Ehiogu makes his Villa debut after moving joining from West Bromwich Albion in July 1991 for a fee of ยฃ40,000.

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

Arsenal

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1991-92 |
Matchday | #3 |
League Match | #3 |
Manager Game | #3 |
Saturday, 24 August 1991

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: David Allison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Lancaster, 1980-1997
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Allison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Lancaster, 1980-1997
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 10 November 1990, Villa 1-1 Forest, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Arsenal

None

David Allison

TEAM NEWS

Ugo Ehiogu (debut) and Tony Daley (first start of the season) replace Derek Mountfield and Dwight Yorke.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.59 |

Oldest Player |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.56 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.82 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

George Graham (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Gary Penrice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Arsenal

GK David Seaman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Lee Dixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Andy Linighan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Tony Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Nigel Winterburn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Rocastle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Anders Limpar | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Paul Merson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Alan Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” RB Chris Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” F Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | for CF Gary Penrice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 60โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Michael Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Perry Groves | 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 : 10/13

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

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œThe gaffer gees you up. He makes you know if you arenโ€™t playing well thereโ€™s someone waiting on the bench to replace you.

โ€œYou thinkโ€ฆ Iโ€™ll show him.โ€

Tony Daley.


โ€œIโ€™ve never had to compete for a place before.

โ€œIt just didnโ€™t happen at Watford and Bristol Rovers.

โ€œThey say itโ€™s healthy, but it isnโ€™t healthy if youโ€™re not in the team.โ€

Gary Penrice.

*Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 25 August 1991

FLYING winger Tony Daley put the seal on Arsenal's fall from power with a one-man show for Aston Villa that made a mockery of the champions' pre-season illusions of security.

After two consecutive crushing defeats and just one point from their opening three games, it will take some talking from manager George Graham to restore his side to credibility.

A defence that was beaten only 18 times in 38 games last season has now already leaked seen goals and was run ragged by the 23-year-old England B winger, having his first game of the season.

Graham drafted in Andy Linighan to shore up the cracks but to no avail.

Arsenal had already been in trouble several times, notably when Paul Davis almost turned Daley's low cross into his own net, before winger stepped on the accelerator to devastating effect in the 40th minute.

He tried to squeeze through a diminishing gap between Nigel Winterbum and David O'Leary on the angle of the penalty area and referee David Allison had no hesitation in pointing to the spot when he went down under Winterburn's challenge.

Steve Staunton drove his left foot penalty beyond Seaman's outstretched left arm for his second goal since leaving Liverpool. Arsenal, to whom trailing is becoming a habit, almost levelled immediately through Anders Limpar but Nigel Spink saved superbly.

However, the little Swede won a free kick in first half injury-time that earned the impressive Shaun Teale a booking for dissent and from the kick Limpar engineered the left wing cross from which Alan Smith headed the equaliser.

That should have been the perfect boost for the champions, especially with Villa losing Staunton at half time.

But Ron Atkinson's expensively rebuilt side is coming together quickly and they ran riot in the second half. Gary Pearice scored his first goal since his ยฃ800,000 move from Watford last season to put them back in control after 53 minutes.

He accelerated onto Paul Mortimer's inch=perfect pass down the left and left O'Leary and Adams gazing at each other in bewilderment as he nipped between their inept combined challenge to tuck the ball low inside the near post.

Spink had to produce another first-class save from Smith in the 73rd minute before Daley put the result beyond doubt four minutes later with a spectacular goal.

Taking a pass from Gordon Cowans, he moved across Rocastle before unleashing a right-foot effort from 30 yards that rocketed into Seaman's bottom right-hand corner before the England keeper could move.