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Game #4174

Wednesday, 18 September 1991

Attendance: 17,182

Lost

Division One

18th (-2)

Chelsea

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Stamford Bridge

Villa create and don't take their chances as they have two decent penalty shouts turned down by referee Brian Hill as they fall to defeat in the capital for the third time in three games this season.

Chelsea

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Ian Olney, brilliantly wrong-footed Paul Elliott.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 22โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Vinnie Jones
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Chelsea 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 57โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Chelsea), Andy Townsend
๐Ÿ” | 64โ€™ Sub off, Gordon Cowans, Sub on, Kent Nielsen
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Cyrille Regis, Sub on, Gary Penrice
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Atkinson's Villa now have two wins in nine games and had now failed to win in their last six, losing three and scoring three.

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

Chelsea

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1970-71

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1991-92 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Match | #9 |
Manager Game | #9 |
Wednesday, 18 September 1991

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Brian Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kettering, 1978-1995
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Brian Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kettering, 1978-1995
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 19 January 1991, Villa 1-2 Coventry, Highfield Road.
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Chelsea

None

TEAM NEWS

Ian Olney and Dwight Yorke replace Dalian Atkinson and Tony Daley.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.62 |

Oldest Player |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.63 |

Youngest Player |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | 19.89 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Ian Porterfield | 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 |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Dariusz Kubicki | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Paul Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Chelsea

GK Dave Beasant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Tom Boyd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Graeme Le Saux | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Elliott (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ken Monkou | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Steve Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Vinnie Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Dennis Wise | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
CF Joe Allon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Kerry Dixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | for M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 64โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” CF Gary Penrice | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 79โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | F Joe Allon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (Alan Dickens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CF Kevin Wilson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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 : 7/11

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 : 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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œYou might have noticed that we have cut interest rates more times this year than Aston Villa have won home matches.โ€

Robin Leigh-Pemberton, Governor of the Bank of England.

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Thursday, 19 September 1991

IF football teams could choose the time and place to ply their trade, Aston Villa would surely be sitting pretty in the First Division.

During the course of any campaign, though, you are required to play certain games in midweek and to make a number of visits to London.

For some inexplicable reason, Villa seem incapable of coping with either situation.

Yet at Stamford Bridge last night, Villa could have laid both their phobias to rest in the space of 90 minutes.

Despite a low-key performance, there was certainly no shortage of chances against an ordinary Chelsea side, but not for the first time this term, Villa's finishing left much to be desired.

Even before the infamous Vinny Jones gave Chelsea a 22nd minute lead, lan Olney had marked his recall with a close range shot against the bar when he should really have scored, and sent another drive flashing just beyond the far post.

The England under-21 striker was also unfortunate when he moved on to a 47th minute Cyrille Regis pass, brilliantly wrong-footed former Villa man Paul Elliott, and hit a 35-yard chip which had 6ft 41n goalkeeper Dave Beasant reaching frantically to keep the ball out.

That would have been an exquisite goal, and if you want to stretch the hard luck story to the limit, Atkinson's side had two penalty appeals turned down.

But after that man Jones had gratefully accepted the space afforded him by some appalling marking, it was an uphill struggle for Villa.

Andy Townsend put the issue beyond doubt with a classy second on 58 minutes, and Villa, for all their spending, fell disappointingly short in that department.