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Game #4170

Saturday, 31 August 1991

Attendance: 16,161

Drew

Division One

12th (-2)

Southampton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

The Dell

Kevin Richardson gives Villa the lead after 91 seconds but Villa are pegged back on 32' by Southampton before an end of match fight leaves Barry Horne injured and Richardson booked.

Southampton

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not Recorded

KEY MAN

Kevin Richardson, scuffle.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Dariusz Kubicki
โšฝ | 2โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Kevin Richardson, Assist by Dalian Atkinson
๐Ÿฅ… | 33โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Southampton), Alan Shearer
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Southampton 1-1 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Kevin Richardson

ON THIS DAY

Ron Atkinson's Villa draw for the first time this season as right back Dariusz Kubicki made his Villa debut aged 28 after moving from Legia Warsaw for ยฃ200,000 earlier this month.

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

Southampton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1991-92 |
Matchday | #5 |
League Match | #5 |
Manager Game | #5 |
Saturday, 31 August 1991

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Keith Burge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Tonypandy, 1986โ€“1999
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Burge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Tonypandy, 1986โ€“1999
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 1 January 1988, Villa 5-0 Hull, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Southampton

None

Keith Burge

TEAM NEWS

Steve Staunton, Dalian Atkinson and Dariusz Kubicki replace Gary Penrice, Ugo Ehiogu and Chris Price.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.10 |

Oldest Player |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.58 |

Youngest Player |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 22.63 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Ian Branfoot | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Dariusz Kubicki | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸข |
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 | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Southampton

GK Tim Flowers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Jason Dodd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Neil Ruddock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Micky Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Glenn Cockerill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Barry Horne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Matt Le Tissier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Alan Shearer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Paul Moody | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Matt Le Tissier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (LB Francis Benali | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Paul Moody | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Nicky Banger | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

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 : 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 : 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

RB Dariusz Kubicki | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œI could do with a goal because any striker likes to aversion one on three games.

โ€œI didnโ€™t really think I would start the season, and I know I will have to carry on working hard to stay in the side.

โ€œIt was an accident [Barry Horne losing front teeth].

โ€œI went across to sort out the melee [after a confrontation between Barry Horne and Kevin Richardson] and I was just trying to push Horne away.

โ€œIf I did catch him then Iโ€™m very sorry, I certainly didnโ€™t hit him on purpose.โ€

Cyrille Regis.



โ€œCyril simply went over to sort things out.

โ€œIt was a storm in a teacup.โ€

Ron Atkinson.



โ€œI thought it was the red card for me under the new professional foul rules.โ€

Southampton goalkeeper Tim Flowers after handling outside of the area.



โ€œIt was not deliberate.

โ€œIt was an instinctive reaction.โ€

Referee Keith Berge on why he did not red card Tim Flowers.

*Sunday Mirror*
Sunday, 1 September 1991

Villa left The Dell shaking their heads at the controversial decision by referee Keith Burge which might have changed the result.

The Welsh referee amazingly declined to send off Southamptonโ€™s goalkeeper Tim Flowers when he deliberately handled the ball outside his own area in the 22nd minute.

Under the new FA rules concerning professional fouls the former Wolves keeper should clearly have been given his marching orders.

But Burge took no action throwing further confusion into the new law which has caused so much consternation among players and management.

Villa were already one up at the time with Kevin Richardson scoring in the first minute after Dalian Atkinson had seen a shot charged down.

Flowers twice had to push out 20 yarders from Villaโ€™s speedy winger Tony Daley in rapid succession.

Ron Atkinsonโ€™s new streamlined team is not yet firing on all cylinders. He has always insisted it would take time for them to settle into a cohesive winning unit. But he was well served by new Polish full-back Dariusz Kubicki a ยฃ200,000 signing from Legia Warsaw who showed up well against Southamptonโ€™s dangerman Matthew Le Tissier.

Dalian Atkinson came through the game well after being absent with a hamstring strain and Cyrille Regis led the attack with great skill.

But Villa were found a little wanting in midfield with skipper Gordon Cowans and Richardson closely marshalled.

Tempers understandably became a little frayed in the steamy heat and Richardson was eventually shown a yellow card for retaliation.

The scuffle also involved Aston Villa's Kevin Richardson, Cyrille Regis and Dalian Atkinson leaving SOUTHAMPTON midfielder Barry Horne was last night receiving emergency dental treatment after three front teeth were knocked out.