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Game #4181

Wednesday, 23 October 1991

Attendance: 6,447

Won

Zenith Data Systems 1st Round

1st Round

Coventry City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Highfield Road

Loanee Alan McLoughlin puts in a superb cameo performance on debut to help Villa beat Coventry in the derided ZDS trophy.

Coventry City

0-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Alan McLoughlin | 16' | Kevin Richardson | 72' |

KEY MAN

Paul McGrath, emphasised the difference between the two old rivals.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 16โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ian Olney, Assist by Alan McLoughlin
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Coventry City 0-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸฅ | 62โ€™ Sending off, (Coventry City), Terry Butcher
โšฝ | 72โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Kevin Richardson
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Kevin Richardson, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Coventry City 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Atkinson's Villa beat Coventry in the latest version of the Full Member's Cup.

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

Coventry City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1986-87

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Coventry: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1991-92 |
Matchday | #16 |
Manager Game | #16 |
Wednesday, 23 October 1991

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Roger Wiseman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1986โ€“1994
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Roger Wiseman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hertfordshire, 1986โ€“1994
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 24 January 1987, Villa 0-3 Chelsea, White Hart Lane.
Incidents: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Coventry City

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Alan McLoughlin comes in for his Villa debut after his loan from Southampton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.63 |

Oldest Player |
GK Les Sealey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.09 |

Youngest Player |
LB Bryan Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.95 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Terry Butcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Les Sealey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Chris Price | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Bryan Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan McLoughlin | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸข | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |

Coventry City

GK Steve Ogrizoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Brian Borrows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Andy Pearce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Terry Butcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
D Chris Greenman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Paul Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stewart Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lloyd McGrath | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Kevin Gallacher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Robert Rosario | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Paul Furlong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 78โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | D Chris Greenman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Dean Emerson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Robert Rosario | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Peter Ndlovu | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CF Cyrille Regis | 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 : 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

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 : 12/13

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€œWe want to get into Europe if we can and our chances are though the League and the FA Cup.

โ€œIn the later stages, the Zenith becomes really interesting but it doesnโ€™t carry a place in Europe.โ€

Ron Atkinson.



"It was so good finally to get the chance to prove myself, and I think I played well enough.

"It's all down to Ron Atkinson now. My loan period ends on Sunday and I suppose I'll know soon whether I have a future at Villa.โ€

Alan McLoughlin.

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Thursday, 24 October 1991

BE prepared for a shock Villa appearance at Wembley this season by way of the Zenith Data Systems Cup.

It might sound an unlikely vehicle for a club with such a great tradition and history of Cup fighting. But even Ron Atkinson had to concede after this win that anything was possible.

In the same way that Birmingham City gained enormous credibility in the Leyland Daf Cup last season, so could their big City rivals at Villa achieve another piece of Wembley immortality.

Terry Butcher's 59th minute sending off for a professional foul on lan Olney scarcely affected the outcome of a contest that Villa always controlled.

After Olney had headed Villa in front after 16 minutes from Alan McLoughlin's right wing cross, the issue was seldom in doubt.

Coventry, who had defeated their Midlands rivals 1-0 in the League three weeks earlier, just never functioned as a team on a disappointing night for them.

Paul McGrath, emphasised the difference between the two old rivals. Villa were always on top, and ran out clear winners with skipper Kevin Richardson picking out Yorke for the second goal after 72 minutes.

Now Villa go into the hat again in a competition they ignored last season while they were enjoying their brief spell in Europe.

But Atkinson's main objective is still to finish high enough In the League to clinch a place back in Europe again next season.

If it means that they might also appear at Wembley in what might be regarded as a 'Micky Mouse' Cup, that will not deflect from the target.

"We got our tactics wrong for this game," confessed assistant manager Mick Mills afterwards.

And having gone behind the Sky Blues struggled desperately to make any impact.

Villa's fans gave player-manager Butcher, playing his first game in nine months, the 'hee-haw' donkey chant as he struggled to get to grips with the pace of Dwight Yorke and Tony Daley and the deceptive control of Olney.

For Villa, former Coventry goalkeeper Les Sealey had an easy time against a lightweight attack.