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Game #4173

Aston Villa

Drew

16th (-2)

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟨

Saturday, 14 September 1991

Division One

Liverpool

Anfield

Attendance: 38,400

Liverpool

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Dalian Atkinson | 25' |

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

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

Saturday, 14 September 1991

⚽ | 25’ Goal, 1-0, Kevin Richardson, Assist by Dalian Atkinson
🥅 | 39’ Goal, 1-1, (Liverpool, pen), Mark Walters
🔁 | 43’ Sub off, Tony Daley, Sub on, Dwight Yorke
🕒 | HT Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa
🔁 | 89’ Sub off, Dalian Atkinson, Sub on, Kent Nielsen
🕒 | FT Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | 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: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 🏆🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1989-90

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Mike Peck | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kendal, 1977-1995
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 8 | 🟩 | 2 🟨 | 3 🟥 3 | 1.13

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Peck | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kendal, 1977-1995 🆘
Matches Officiated: 9
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 3
🆘 : 3
Previous 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 17 April 1990, Villa 0-2 Manchester United, Old Trafford.
Cards: 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Liverpool

None

TEAM NEWS

Dalian Atkinson replaces Dwight Yorke.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.14 |

Oldest Player |
CF Cyrille Regis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 33.62 |

Youngest Player |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 | 22.67 |

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 |
CB Shaun Teale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 |
RB Dariusz Kubicki | 🇵🇱 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Kevin Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Cyrille Regis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dalian Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Graeme Souness | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Liverpool

GK Bruce Grobbelaar | 🇿🇼 |
LB David Burrows | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Nick Tanner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Gary Ablett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Steve Nicol | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Ray Houghton | 🇮🇪 |
M Mike Marsh | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Mark Walters (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Steve McManaman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dean Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Ronny Rosenthal | 🇮🇱 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 CF Dwight Yorke | 🇹🇹 | for W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 43’ |
🔁 CB Kent Nielsen | 🇩🇰 | for CF Dalian Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 89’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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LB Steve Harkness | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Ian Rush | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/13

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 Half


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:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

“If 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]. “There has to be question marks over the attitude of some of them [the reserve team players]. “They either want to play or they may as well move on. They are doing no one any good with that sort of performance. “When 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. “But, for the second week running, we had a very experienced reserve side who made a mess of things. “I don’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. “If they carry on like that, they will end up playing for nobody." Ron Atkinson. “That’s the best we have played and but for the penalty we would have won.” Gordon Cowans.

MATCH REPORT

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*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 £2.9 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.

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