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Game #4191

Aston Villa

Saturday, 28 December 1991

Won

6th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division One

Southampton

Attendance: 23,094

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-1

Southampton

Assist(s) | Cyrille Regis | 60โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win for the third time in four first division games as Southampton are beaten to end the year in 6th place under Ron Atkinson.

KEY MAN

Dwight Yorke, tenth of the season.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 28 December 1991

โšฝ | 15โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Cyrille Regis
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Southampton
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Steve Staunton, Sub on, Kent Nielsen ๐Ÿ”ด
โšฝ | 60โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Cyrille Regis
๐Ÿฅ… | 73โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Southampton), Alan Shearer
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Southampton

ON THIS DAY

Ron Atkinson's Villa win for the third time in four Division One games as Kent Nielsen makes his final appearance for Villa aged 30 before moving on to Aarhus GF later this month. Nielsen played for Villa between 1989-90 and 1991-92 making 101 appearances and scoring 5 goals.

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

Southampton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1991-92 |
Matchday | #26 |
League Match | #22 |
Manager Game | #26 |
Saturday, 28 December 1991

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Mick Bailey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cambridgeshire, 1986โ€“1998
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 26 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 12 ๐ŸŸจ | 5 ๐ŸŸฅ 9 | 1.58

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mick Bailey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cambridgeshire, 1986โ€“1998
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Southampton

None

TEAM NEWS

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.31 |

Oldest Player |
GK Les Sealey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.27 |

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

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Les Sealey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
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 |
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 |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Ian Branfoot | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Southampton

GK Tim Flowers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Steve Wood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Kevin Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Jonathan Gittens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Micky Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Jason Dodd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ
M Stuart Gray (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Glenn Cockerill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Barry Horne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Alan Shearer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Iain Dowie | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | for LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 46โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CF Martin Carruthers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Richard Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 13/13

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 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:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด CB Kent Nielsen | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 1989-91 | ๐Ÿ•’ 102 | 96 (6) | โšฝ 5 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 7 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 7 | #661 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"It's a dream come true to hit double figures for Villa in my first full season. "But a lot of the praise has to go to old man Cyrille he is a tremendous inspiration to us all and he is always helping us.โ€ I should have scored a couple of minutes before I eventually found the net. โ€œBut Tim Flowers made a super save and I thought Southampton were always very tough opponents.โ€ But after Cyrille had scored the first goal and then provided me with the through-pass for the second we deserved our victory.โ€ Dwight Yorke โ€œIt wasnโ€™t a vintage performance from us. โ€œBut the thing that pleases me most is that the team can make something out of nothing. โ€œThere were two smashing goals which would been three of the best in the country had Daleyโ€™s been a hit.โ€ "If Ian Olney or Dalian Atkinson had been fit I might have been tempted to give Cyrille a rest. "But I'm glad I didnโ€™t. Paul McGrath also did a magnificent job at the heart of our defence. "But it's easy for him and its far more difficult for centre-forwards like Regis in our current game. "We have to be satisfied to be going into the New Year in fifth place.โ€ Ron Atkinson.

MATCH REPORT