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Game #4211

Aston Villa

Won

9th (-)

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩

Saturday, 4 April 1992

Division One

Tottenham Hotspur

White Hart Lane

Attendance: 26,370

Tottenham Hotspur

2-5

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Kevin Richardson | 31' | Cyrille Regis | 58' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win away for the first time in five months as they hammer Tottenham on their own patch to sit ninth in the first division table.

KEY MAN

Cyrille Regis, completed the rout.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 4 April 1992

🥅 | 6’ Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Gary Lineker
🥅 | 13’ Goal, 0-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Shaun Teale o.g.
⚽ | 20’ Goal, 1-2, Kevin Richardson
⚽ | 31’ Goal, 2-2, Ian Olney, Assist by Kevin Richardson
🕒 | HT Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Aston Villa
⚽ | 58’ Goal 3-2, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Cyrille Regis
🔁 | 68’ Sub off, Matthias Breitkreutz, Sub on, Tony Daley
💥 | 75’ Missed penalty, (Tottenham Hotspur), Gary Lineker
🔁 | 79’ Sub off, Dwight Yorke, Sub on, Neil Cox
⚽ | 86’ Goal, 4-2, Tony Daley
⚽ | 89’ Goal, 5-2, Cyrille Regis
🕒 | FT Tottenham Hotspur 2-5 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Atkinson's Villa record only their third League win in fifteen in 1992 but are now four games unbeaten.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Tottenham Hotspur

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup / Europa League: 🏆🏆
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1990-91

FIXTURE HISTORY

Tottenham Hotspur

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Season | 1991-92 |
Matchday | #46 |
League Match | #37 |
Manager Game | #46 |
Saturday, 4 April 1992

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Ron Groves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Isle of Wight, 1984–1994
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 2-2
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 5-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 46 | 🟩 | 18 🟨 | 12 🟥 16 | 1.43

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ron Groves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Isle of Wight, 1984–1994
Matches Officiated: 7
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 3
🆘 : 2
Previous 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 7 December 1991, Villa 3-1 Manchester City, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Tottenham Hotspur

None

TEAM NEWS

Dwight Yorke replaces Tony Daley.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.92 |

Oldest Player |
CF Cyrille Regis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 34.17 |

Youngest Player |
CF Dwight Yorke | 🇹🇹 | 20.43 |

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 |
CB Shaun Teale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 |
RB Earl Barrett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Matthias Breitkreutz | 🇩🇪 | 🔁 |
M Kevin Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Garry Parker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ian Olney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Cyrille Regis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Dwight Yorke | 🇹🇹 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Peter Shreeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Tottenham Hotspur

GK Ian Walker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Justin Edinburgh | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jason Cundy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Gudni Bergsson | 🇮🇸 |
CB Gary Mabbutt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Allen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Andy Gray (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Nayim | 🇪🇸 |
M David Howells | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Gordon Durie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Gary Lineker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Matthias Breitkreutz | 🇩🇪 | 68’ |
🔁 RB Neil Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Dwight Yorke | 🇹🇹 | 79’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Gordon Durie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | (CF Paul Walsh | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Steve Sedgley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/13

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/13

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"Nigel Spink saved Gary Lineker's penalty 15 minutes from time to deny Tottenham an equaliser, before late goals from Tony Daley and Cyrille Regis delivered a crushing defeat to send the Londoners back into relegation trouble."

MATCH REPORT

Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. With thanks to Reach PLC. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved. Source: British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 6 April 1992

AFTER going two goals up through Gary Lineker's 30th goal of the season and a Shaun Teale own goal, Spurs lost what had seemed an unassailable lead through some slapdash defending at White Hart Lane yesterday. Goals by Kevin Richardson and lan Olney put Villa level before the break and Dwight Yorke struck again on 58 minutes to put Villa ahead after brilliant work by Regis. The match has looked as good as won for Tottenham when Villa defender Shaun Teale deflected a 13th minute cross from Andy Gray into his own net. Shreeves complained that his side were denied a chance to make it 3-0 when Paul McGrath appeared to impede Durie in the box. But even when Kevin Richardson pulled one back in the 19th minute there was little sign of the collapse to follow. Nigel Spink saved a Gary Lineker's penalty 15 minutes from time to deny Tottenham an equaliser, before late goals from Tony Daley and Cyrille Regis delivered a crushing defeat to send the Londoners back into relegation trouble. Peter Shreeves surveyed the wreckage of his side's latest White Hart Lane disaster and confessed: "I'm shellshocked." He added: To go 2-0 up and then concede five is inexplicable. But we've just got to lick our wounds and come out fighting. “The biggest concern is the way we defended in the last 20 minutes. We were out-paced and out-gunned.” To add insult to the injury, it was against a Villa side who had not won away in the League for five months - and had not scored away for three months. The alarm bells began to ring on the half-hour when the Spurs defence went missing for a free-kick by Richardson. Keeper lan Walker was just as slow to respond, leaving lan Olney unmarked at the far post to guide home a soft goal off his thigh. In the 58th minute Spurs' fragile defence was exposed again when Cyrille Regis pressed deep into the box, nudging the ball wide for Dwight Yorke to bury his shot past Walker. Spurs' hopes were lifted when Paul Walsh won the penalty when he was upended by McGrath. But then came the first of two match-winning saves from Villa hero Nigel Spink. The Villa keeper guessed right with a low dive to keep out Lineker's spot kick down the middle. That took the wind out of Spurs and their defence finally disappeared altogether, conceding two goals in the final three minutes. Sub Tony Daley was the first to take advantage, rounding off a simple move with a sweet shot past Walker - then Regis completed the rout.

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