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Game #4227

Saturday, 26 September 1992

Attendance: 20,905

Won

Premier League

6th (+1)

Middlesbrough

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Ayresome Park

Villa record a third win in four unbeaten Premier League games to as Dean Saunders scores his second successive top flight brace to send Villa sixth in the table.

Middlesbrough

2-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Steve Froggatt | 22โ€™ | Ray Houghton | 71โ€™ | Dwight Yorke | 74โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Dean Saunders, four in two Premier League games.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 22โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dean Saunders, Assist by Steve Froggatt
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Middlesbrough 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 62โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Middlesbrough)
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Steve Froggatt, Sub on, Dwight Yorke
โšฝ | 71โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Dalian Atkinson, Assist by Ray Houghton
โšฝ | 74โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Dean Saunders Assist by Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿฅ… | 86โ€™ Goal, 3-2, (Middlesbrough), Paul McGrath o.g.
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Garry Parker, Sub on, Mark Blake ๐Ÿ”ด
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Middlesbrough 2-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa were now unbeaten in 5 games, winning 4.

Midfielder Mark Blake made his final appearance for Villa aged 21 before moving on to Division One Portsmouth in August 1993 for a fee of ยฃ400,000. Blake played for Villa between 1989-90 and 1992-93 making 37 appearances and scoring twice.

Goalkeeper Les Sealey returned to Manchester United from his loan spell with Villa without making an appearance.

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

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1992-93 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Match | #10 |
Manager Game | #62 |
Saturday, 26 September 1992

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: David Elleray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Harrow, 1986-2003
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Elleray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Harrow, 1986-2003
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 10 March 1992, Villa 0-0 Notts County, Meadow Lane.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Middlesbrough

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

David Elleray

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up from the team that beat Oxford last time out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 27.70 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.16 |

Youngest Player |
W Steve Froggatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.56 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Lennie Lawrence | 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 |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steve Froggatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

Middlesbrough

GK Ian Ironside | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Jimmy Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Derek Whyte | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Alan Kernaghan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Chris Morris | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Andy Peake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jamie Pollock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Robbie Mustoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tommy Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Bernie Slaven | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
CF Paul Wilkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for W Steve Froggatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Mark Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด | for M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Andrew Collett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Jonathan Gittens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Marc Proctor | 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 : 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 : 10/14

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 : 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

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

M Mark Blake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œWeโ€™re a tidy side.

Dalian Atkinson.



โ€œWe are looking for 35 goals from our front two, 30 from midfield and a dozen from the back.

โ€œIf we managed that, we wonโ€™t be far away [from the title].โ€

Ron Atkinson.

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 28 September 1992

NEVER mind Villa's five match unbeaten sequence and their surge to the Premier League's top six.

Those statistics, impressive as they are, don't even begin to illustrate the superb depth of quality currently running through the best side for a decade to wear the famous claret and blue.

These days. quite simply, Ron Atkinson's men are a delight to watch. Even home supporters in Middlesbrough's best crowd of the season left Ayresome Park with reluctant admiration.

Villa were shaping up nicely, not always convincingly. before Dean Saunders' arrival. Now they carry the aura of genuine championship contenders.

Middlesbrough give you nothing at Ayresome Park, as Leeds discovered in a 4-1 thumping earlier in the season, yet Villa were still able to stamp their authority on a contest which was a marvellous advert for the much-maligned Premier League.

Dalian Atkinson's description of Villa as a "tidy side" was something of an understatement. They're compact, all right, but there's also a self-assured exuberance which hasnโ€™t been evident since the days of First Division and European Cup glory.

Villa knocked the ball around the greasy Ayresome surface with all the confidence and panache of a team who know exactly what they are doing.

Saunders and Atkinson provided a spearhead which has already yielded halt a dozen goals - four of them for the new boy - and looks destined to become a razor-sharp double-edged sword as their understanding develops.

Dean Saunders continued his fairytale start with another two-goal blast.

The ยฃ2.3million Villa striker matched last week's debut double against old club Liverpool.

Boss Ron Atkinson was asked whether Deano could have improved on his four goals in two games. "Yes - he could have had two hat-tricks," quipped Big Ron.

Saunders opened his Ayresome Park account with a 22nd minute strike.

Boro's Bernie Slaven grabbed an equaliser, but Villa stepped up a gear. More goals - from Dalian Atkinson and Saunders - in three minutes wrecked Boro.

An own goal by Villa's Paul McGrath three minutes from time ensured a frantic finish.

Boro boss Lennie Lawrence admitted: "We were outclassed in the first half. Then after getting back level, we let our hearts rule our heads."