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Game #4182

Aston Villa

Saturday, 26 October 1991

Won

8th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division One

Attendance: 16,928

Wimbledon

Villa Park

Villa sweep aside Wimbledon at Villa Park with another fine attacking performance as life under Ron Atkinson begins to blossom.

Aston Villa

2-1

Wimbledon

Assist(s) | Cyrille Regis | 10' | Ian Olney | 29' |

KEY MAN

Tony Daley, flashing volley.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 26 October 1991

โšฝ | 10โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ian Olney, Assist by Cyrille Regis
โšฝ | 29โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Ian Olney
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Wimbledon
๐Ÿฅ… | 78โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Wimbledon), John Fashanu
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Wimbledon

ON THIS DAY

Ron Atkinson's Villa make it three consecutive League wins - their best run of the season to date.

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

Wimbledon

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1987-88

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wimbledon

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1991-92 |
Matchday | #17 |
League Match | #14 |
Manager Game | #17 |
Saturday, 26 October 1991

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Bob Nixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Kirby, 1981-1993
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Bob Nixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Kirby, 1981-1993
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 20 October 1990, Villa 0-0 Wimbledon, Plough Lane.
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Wimbledon

None

Bob Nixon

TEAM NEWS

Steve Staunton and Ian Olney replace Dalian Atkinson and Bryan Small.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.75 |

Oldest Player |
GK Les Sealey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.19 |

Youngest Player |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | 19.99 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Peter Withe (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Les Sealey | 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 Mark Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |
CF Ian Olney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Wimbledon

GK Hans Segers | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
LB Gary Elkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Terry Phelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB John Scales | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Warren Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Neil Ardley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Vaughan Ryan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Robbie Earle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul McGee | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Terry Gibson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF John Fashanu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Terry Gibson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Alan Cork | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan McLoughlin | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Detzi Kruszyล„ski | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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 : 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 : 9/13

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

"It has not taken Ron Atkinson long to stamp his presence on Villa Park. Two up in half an hour yesterday. the scene was set for his team to play with the swagger Atkinson expects from his sides and they duly responded."

*Sunday Tribune*
Sunday 27 October 1991

THE word has it that, under their third new manager in three years, Wimbledon's long stay as the first division's unwanted guests is about to come to an end.

They lost to vibrant Villa yesterday as Ron Atkinson's new creation continued their flamboyant charge up the division, but don't you believe a word of it on this performance.

Almost overrun in the first half. Wimbledon, with four regulars missing, had Villa hanging on desperately at the end.

They may have their third new manager in three years. they may continue to exist on a diet of 7,000 gates and selling their best players to survive, but they are incorrigible, their battling refusal to admit defeat one of the glories of the British game, how a crowd for too long starved of either, are loving it.

Two minutes after the second goal, in itself a splendid strike, a typical piece of bravura saw Daley meeting Blake's long cross with a flashing volley which flew a foot over the bar.

The crowd's reply was a mass chant of "Oh Ronnie. Ronnie. Ronnie. Ronnie Ronnie Atkinson."

If only Villa had their quality to add to their undoubted talents. It has not taken Ron Atkinson long to stamp his presence on Villa Park. Two up in half an hour yesterday. the scene was set for his team to play with the swagger Atkinson expects from his sides and they duly responded.

It may not win the League, which requires substance as well as style, but It was too much for Wimbledon.

Indeed. Villa could have been five up by the interval as lan Olney and Cyrille Regis tore Wimbledon's makeshift central defence apart, Blake dominated midfield. Daley for a time threatened to run Barton to destruction on one wing and the ยฃ2.5M rated Terry Phelan had his hands full with Yorke.

But Wimbledon being Wimbledon, of course, they resisted determinedly.

Barton might have been having his problems with Daley, and had his culpability for the first goal as Olney took him on with relish before beating Segers with a low drive, but the full-back at least did not give up, twice turning up on the goal-line to deny Yorke and Blake.

Segers was in equally determined mood. Unable to do anything to deny Olney, or Yorke after Olney's splendid angled pass put the young winger clear, he came to his side's rescue with close range saves from Daley and Regis as Villa threatened to run riot.

So Wimbledon were still hanging on at the interval, albeit by their finger tips. And Wimbledon being Wimbledon, that was all the purchase they needed to mount a fight back.

The ball began to be hit longer, Fashanu began to chase with greater determination, and with Barton everywhere Villa were pushed back.

McGrath though has been in brilliant form this season, and for a long time all Wimbledon's pressure had little end product as their attacks foundered on McGrath's defiance.

When he was beaten as Fashanu met a corner, Staunton. who had spent the first half dinking in crosses, popped up to kick the ball off the line, and Ardley missed a fine chance as Phelan sent McGee clear for a cross.

By now Villa's early flourish was but a memory as Wimbledon battled on, and with 13 minutes remaining the deficit was reduced to one goal as Earle headed back Barton's cross for Fashanu to hook the ball past Sealey.