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Game #4169

Wednesday, 28 August 1991

Attendance: 23,644

Lost

Division One

10th (-5)

West Ham United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Upton Park

Villa take the lead through Tony Daley's second goal in as many games but are hit by a West Ham treble as they lose for the second time in four first division games under new boss Ron Atkinson.

West Ham United

3-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gary Penrice | 50' |

KEY MAN

Kevin Richardson, hat-trick of chances.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT West Ham United 0-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 50โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Tony Daley, Assist by Gary Penrice
๐Ÿฅ… | 66โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (West Ham United), Mike Small
๐Ÿ” | 67โ€™ Sub off, Chris Price, Sub on, Dwight Yorke
โšฝ | 68โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (West Ham United), Leroy Rosenior
โšฝ | 87โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (West Ham United), Kenny Brown
๐Ÿ•’ | FT West Ham United 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Despite taking the lead through Tony Daley early in the second half, Ron Atkinson's Villa lose to newly promoted West Ham to make it two wins and two defeats in the opening four games of the season.

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

West Ham United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. West Ham: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1991-92 |
Matchday | #4 |
League Match | #4 |
Manager Game | #4 |
Wednesday, 28 August 1991

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Allan Gunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sussex, 1977-1994
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Allan Gunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sussex, 1977-1994
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 9 January 1991, FA Cup, Villa 0-1 Wimbledon, Plough Lane.
Incidents: None

CARDS

Villa

None

West Ham United

None

TEAM NEWS

Chris Price replaces Steve Staunton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.40 |

Oldest Player |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.57 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.83 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Billy Bonds | 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 | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 |
F Gary Penrice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

West Ham United

GK Ludek Mikloลกko | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
LB Mitchell Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Colin Foster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Kenny Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
RB Tim Breacker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M George Parris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stuart Slater | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Martin Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ian Bishop | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Leroy Rosenior | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Mike Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | for RB Chris Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 67' |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Martin Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Matthew Rush | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CF Trevor Morley | 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 : 10/11

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 : 10/11

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

"It was a worrying collapse which will give manager Atkinson plenty to ponder as he continues his quest to mould his expensive individuals into a team capable of challenging for honours."

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Thursday, 29 August 1991

VILLA's roller coaster excursion into the new season took another sudden dip at Upton Park last night, just when they appeared to have applied the break.

After the dizzy heights of Saturday's victory over champions Arsenal, Ron Atkinson's men were sent hurtling back to ground level by a West Ham side who had previously collected only two points and scored just once.

And the breathtaking plunge, in keeping with a fairground ride came totally unexpectedly.

For more than an hour Villa had looked safe and secure. They created better openings than their East Londoners, and deservedly led on 50 minutes when Gary Penrice flicked on Cyrille Regis' pass for Tony Daley to steer a 15-yard shot beyond the reach of Czech goalkeeper Ludek Miklosko.

But the Hammers blew Villa apart in the space of three whirlwind minutes.

Birmingham-born Mike Small drilled home a blistering left-foot equaliser after 65 minutes and the visitors' discipline simply disintegrated.

Atkinson's side had barely recovered from the blow when Tim Breacker's freekick was helped across goal by Small - with his hand, Villa claim - for Leroy Rosenior to run in West Ham's second.

Where there had previously been poise and polish, there was suddenly chaos and confusion, with Rosenior quickly having another effort disallowed for offside before on-loan full-back Kenny Brown's stunning 25-yard angled drive settled the issue three minutes from time.

It was a worrying collapse which will give manager Atkinson plenty to ponder as he continues his quest to mould his expensive individuals into a team capable of challenging for honours.

On the strength of last night's brittle showing, he has a long way to go, although the one quality he has clearly instilled into Villa may yet see them through these early days of uncertainty.

Last season, they would have given up the ghost after surrendering the lead in such dramatic fashion.

Now, at least, there is a willingness to repair the damage, and Kevin Richardson might easily have had a hat-trick before Brown delivered his late killer blow.

The former Everton and Arsenal midfielder saw one shot deflected wide and another cannon off the acrobatic Mikiosko, although he will be unhappy at not converting a 40-yard Gordon Cowans pass which left him clear of the West Ham defence.

He was even helped by Miklosko's stumble, but still managed only to shoot straight at the keeper's legs.

On the plus side, the back four were solid apart from that nightmare three-minute spell, while Tony Daley pressed his claim for an England call-up.