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Game #4221

Saturday, 29 August 1992

Attendance: 18,773

Won

Premier League

15th (+3)

Sheffield United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Bramall Lane

Villa secure their first Premier League win as Garry Parker hits a spectacular brace at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United

0-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Steve Staunton | 2โ€™ | Dalian Atkinson 86โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Garry Parker, most effective individual contribution.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 2โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Garry Parker, Assist by Steve Staunton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Sheffield United 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 72โ€™ Sub off, Cyrille Regis, Sub on, Ugo Ehiogu
๐ŸŸจ | 84โ€™ Booking, Steve Froggatt, Ungentlemanly conduct
โšฝ | 88โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Garry Parker, Assist by Dalian Atkinson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Sheffield United 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa record their first ever Premier League victory.

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

Sheffield United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1924โ€“25

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Sheffield United: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1992-93 |
Matchday | #5 |
League Match | #5 |
Manager Game | #56 |
Saturday, 29 August 1992

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Roger Milford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1981-1994
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 17 August 1991, Villa 3-2 Wednesday, Hillsborough.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Sheffield United

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change from the team that lost to Everton with Cyrille Regis replacing Tony Daley.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 28.20 |

Oldest Player |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.58 |

Youngest Player |
W Steve Froggatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.49 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Dave Bassett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Earl Barrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steve Froggatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Sheffield United

GK Simon Tracey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Kevin Gage (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Brian Gayle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Beesley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Tom Cowan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Mike Lake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John Gannon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mitch Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Glyn Hodges | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Brian Deane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Alan Cork | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 72โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Mike Lake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Adrian Littlejohn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Alan Cork | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Carl Bradshaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Les Sealey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Frank McAvennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Alan Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡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 : 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 : 11/14

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 : 13/14

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

"Parker's guile and vision gave Villa a classy edge which was far too sharp for the somewhat blunt Blades, and with Ray Houghton and Kevin Richardson continuing to forge a formidable midfield, Atkinson's side once again oozed enormous potential."

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 31 August 1992

The Birmingham Mail continue to โ€˜supportโ€™ Villa in their inimitable style:

A FIRST victory of the season, and the manner in which it was achieved, provided double delight for Villa manager Ron Atkinson at Bramall Lane.

As Villa have painfully discovered over the past two seasons, failure to compete with Dave Bassett's direct, no-nonsense approach, can only result in misery.

This time, though, they not only matched United at their own game, but did so without sacrificing the quality which has become their hallmark under Big Ron.

When a physical approach was required Villa never once shirked their responsibility.

But they also found time and space to exhibit the silky skills and fluidity which had gone largely unrewarded in four previous matches.

Garry Parker's thundering fourth minute strike provided the springboard for both a thoroughly professional team performance and the midfielderโ€™s most effective individual contribution since his ยฃ650,000 transfer from Nottingham Forest last November.

Parker's guile and vision gave Villa a classy edge which was far too sharp for the somewhat blunt Blades, and with Ray Houghton and Kevin Richardson continuing to forge a formidable midfield, Atkinson's side once again oozed enormous potential.

Central defenders Paul McGrath and Shaun Teale were never seriously troubled by the highly-rated Brian Deane, and on the one occasion he managed to get In a goalbound header, Nigel Spink reacted with a marvellous reflex save.

What Villa need now, of course. is to translate the superiority they have enjoyed over the past two matches into success in front of their own supporters.

Home matches against Chelsea and Crystal Palace over the next five days present the perfect opportunity for a surge up the table but don't fall Into the trap of thinking Villa's goalscoring headache is cured.

For the second match running, Dalian Atkinson squandered an inviting headed chance right in front of goal.

The ยฃ1.6 million striker is at his best when turning and taking on opponents rather than providing penalty area menace, and Cyrille Regis's lack of fitness has compounded the problem. The sooner Dwight Yorke is fit, the better.