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Game #4173

Saturday, 14 September 1991

Attendance: 38,400

Drew

Division One

16th (-2)

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Anfield

Villa take the lead at Anfield only to see a blatant dive from Ronny Rosenthal awarded with an equalising penalty hit by the now underwhelming former Villa youth Mark Walters.

Liverpool

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Dalian Atkinson | 25' |

KEY MAN

Kevin Richardson, for his 25th minute strike but potentially Graeme Souness for the utter drivel that has cascaded from his mouth throughout his time in football, on, off and in the studio besides the pitch.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 25โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Kevin Richardson, Assist by Dalian Atkinson
๐Ÿฅ… | 39โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Liverpool, pen), Mark Walters
๐Ÿ” | 43โ€™ Sub off, Tony Daley, Sub on, Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Dalian Atkinson, Sub on, Kent Nielsen
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Shaun Teale, Persistent fouling.

ON THIS DAY

Ron Atkinson's Villa now have two wins in eight games.

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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1989-90

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1991-92 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Match | #8 |
Manager Game | #8 |
Saturday, 14 September 1991

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Mike Peck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kendal, 1977-1995
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Peck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kendal, 1977-1995 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 17 April 1990, Villa 0-2 Manchester United, Old Trafford.
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

None

Mike Peck

TEAM NEWS

Dalian Atkinson replaces Dwight Yorke.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.14 |

Oldest Player |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.62 |

Youngest Player |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 22.67 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Graeme Souness | 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 |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Dariusz Kubicki | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
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 |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

Liverpool

GK Bruce Grobbelaar | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
LB David Burrows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Nick Tanner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gary Ablett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steve Nicol | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Mike Marsh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Mark Walters (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Steve McManaman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Ronny Rosenthal | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | for W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 43โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | for CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

LB Steve Harkness | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Ian Rush | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ 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 : 8/13

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 : 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

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

โ€œIf they [Dalian Atkinson and Tony Daley are not fit [for Chelsea], we may as well play with a man short [rather than pick the replacement players from the reserve side after their defeat to Sheffield United].

โ€œThere has to be question marks over the attitude of some of them [the reserve team players].

โ€œThey either want to play or they may as well move on. They are doing no one any good with that sort of performance.

โ€œWhen I was playing, if a manager had kicked me out of the team I would have been determined to roll mu sleeves up and show him what I could do.

โ€œBut, for the second week running, we had a very experienced reserve side who made a mess of things.

โ€œI donโ€™t like having the reserve side cluttered with experienced players, but I have given them the opportunity to get back into the first team, or get themselves a move to another club.

โ€œIf they carry on like that, they will end up playing for nobody."


Ron Atkinson.



โ€œThatโ€™s the best we have played and but for the penalty we would have won.โ€

Gordon Cowans.

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 16 September 1991

VILLA'S best performance of the season ended with Ron Atkinson and his rival Liverpool boss Graeme Souness agreeing to differ on the controversial penalty that gave the Merseysiders a point.

Big Ron watched the television replay of the 39th-minute incident when Paul McGrath and Ronnie Rosenthal tangled in the box.

"I have my opinions about that," said the Villa chief.

"It was a penalty," said Souness. "And we might have had another penalty in the second half.

Villa's players were still fuming about Rosenthal's fall in the box claiming he had dived.

Disappointed skipper Gordon Cowans said:

"That's the best we have played and but for the penalty we would have won."

Kendal referee Michael Peck certainly seemed to have erred although Israeli international Rosenthal said later:

"I was clearly obstructed by McGrath."

Depending which side you were on, the versions of the penalty converted by ex-Villa winger Mark Walters varied enormously.

But there was also a school of thought that Liverpool substitute lan Rush was brought down in the area by Shaun Teale in the 73rd minute.

The drawn result was about spot on, but nothing could take away from Villa that they put on a masterful performance with McGrath having a magnificent game.

The Republic of Ireland international was so outstanding that Souness made a double 66th-minute substitution, taking off ยฃ2.9 million record British transfer striker Dean Saunders and Rosenthal and bringing on Rush and Steve Harkness.

And McGrath was given marvellous support by Teale and Liverpool old boy Steve Staunton.

The only scare was Villa's record signing Dalian Atkinson having to come off seven minutes before the end after damaging ligaments in his right ankle.

Atkinson, who had run brilliantly to provide the opening for Kevin Richardson's smart 25th minute goal, is now likely to miss Wednesday night's clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.