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Game #4190

Aston Villa

Thursday, 26 December 1991

Won

8th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division One

Attendance: 31,959

West Ham United

Villa Park

Villa win for the second time in three first division games as West Ham are beaten on Boxing Day.

Aston Villa

3-1

West Ham United

Assist(s) | Kevin Richardson | 34' | Dwight Yorke | 89' |

KEY MAN

Dwight Yorke, breakthrough.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Thursday, 26 December 1991

โšฝ | 34โ€™ Goal 1-0, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Kevin Richardson
โšฝ | 35โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Tony Daley
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 West Ham United
๐Ÿฅ… | 64โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (West Ham United), Frank McAvennie
โšฝ | 89โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Kevin Richardson, Assist by Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Dwight Yorke, Sub on, Steve Froggatt ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-1 West Ham United

ON THIS DAY

Ron Atkinson's Villa win for the second time in five top flight games as winger Steve Froggatt made his Villa debut aged 18.

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

West Ham United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Ham United

Previous 5 vs. West Ham: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1991-92 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Match | #21 |
Manager Game | #25 |
Thursday, 26 December 1991

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Roger Dilkes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Mossley, Lancashire, 1983-1998
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Roger Dilkes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Mossley, Lancashire, 1983-1998
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 9 March 1991, Villa 1-2 Luton, Villa Park.
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

West Ham United

None

Roger Dilkes

TEAM NEWS

Ron Atkinson names the same line up for the third successive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.31 |

Oldest Player |
GK Les Sealey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.26 |

Youngest Player |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | 20.16 |

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

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Billy Bonds | 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 Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Mark Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

West Ham United

GK Ludek Mikloลกko | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
LB Julian Dicks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tony Gale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Tim Breacker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steve Potts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M George Parris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stuart Slater | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kevin Keen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Bishop | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Mike Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Frank McAvennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Steve Froggatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | 90โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Mike Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Trevor Morley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

D Kenny Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ 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 : 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 : 10/11

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 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 Halfโ€จ

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:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข W Steve Froggatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"When Tony Daley's shot deflected beyond Miklosko's reach off the unfortunate Steve Potts, a goal riot was on the cards."

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Friday, 27 December 1991

Aston Villa were guaranteed three festive points from the moment the Football League computer churned out this season's fixture list.

West Ham at home at any time of year is not the most taxing of propositions.

Come the holiday season, the Hammers are usually ripe for slaughter.

So yesterday's scoreline was no more than any self-respecting Villa supporter would have expected.

What the Holte End faithful may not have had in mind was the uneasy manner in which Ron Atkinson's men accepted only their second win in the last six matches.

Villa didn't exactly look the gift horse in the mouth, but there were times when they appeared to be acutely embarrassed about opening their Christmas bonus. They started like a side emerging from pre-season training, exuding all the enthusiasm and inventiveness associated with August sunshine. Yet well before the end, April showers looked a more likely option as this winter's tale assumed a late season atmosphere. After Frank McAvennie West Ham back into contention In the 64th minute, there were fears that two points be surrendered. Thankfully, Kevin Richardson's last minute clincher, after goalkeeper Ludek Miklosko had failed to hold Dwight Yorke's low shot, won the game.

It was Yorke's sharp 34th minute header from a Richardson cross that provided the breakthrough which had been imminent for some time.

And when Tony Daley's shot deflected beyond Miklosko's reach off the unfortunate Steve Potts, a goal riot was on the cards.

It didn't materialise, even though the Hammers seemed prepared to surrender tamely at that stage.

Ultimately, we were left with a somewhat less-than satisfying Christmas message from Atkinson's men.

Even so, there was little real dispute about Villa's entitlement to victory, for 56 minutes had elapsed before lan Bishop forced Les Sealey into his first save.

There were plenty of outstanding individual contributions, too. Paul McGrath was as as ever at the heart of defence, led the line with authority, and revelled In his new role down the middle.