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Game #4241

Aston Villa

Saturday, 19 December 1992

Drew

2nd (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 23,525

Manchester City

Maine Road

Villa are held to a draw at Maine Road but remain second in the Premier League table ahead of the Christmas fixtures.

Manchester City

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ray Houghton | 34' |

KEY MAN

Garry Parker, thunderous volley for the opener.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 19 December 1992

โšฝ | 34โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Garry Parker, Assist by Ray Houghton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester City 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 58โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester City), Garry Flitcroft
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Dalian Atkinson, Sub on, Matthias Breitkreutz
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester City 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Former Villan Steve McMahon lines up against Villa and proves vital in rescuing a draw for Manchester City.

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

Manchester City

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1992-93 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Match | #20 |
Manager Game | #76 |
Saturday, 19 December 1992

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Ray Bigger | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Croydon, 1989โ€“1995
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ray Bigger | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Croydon, 1989โ€“1995
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 8 February 1992, Villa 0-2 Wimbledon, Selhurst Park
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Ray Bigger

TEAM NEWS

In one change from the team that lost to Ipswich, Dalian Atkinson replaces Cyrille Regis.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 28.05 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.39 |

Youngest Player |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | 21.14 |

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

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Peter Reid | 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 | โšฝ |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

Manchester City

GK Tony Coton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Terry Phelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Keith Curle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Ian Brightwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Andy Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Peter Reid | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Steve McMahon (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Garry Flitcroft | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Rick Holden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W David White | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Niall Quinn | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Matthias Breitkreutz | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Peter Reid | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Mike Sheron | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Neil Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Martyn Margetson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Fitzroy Simpson | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |

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 : 8/14

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 : 9/11

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 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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œIโ€™m not satisfied.

โ€œWe got ourselves into a winning position and I expect us to win from there.

"We played well at times and obviously we had our chances.

"But I don't go along with this business of us being favourites.

"I think there are other clubs with better qualifications."

Ron Atkinson.


โ€œThe league is up and down but you have got to fancy Villa because they have got good players

โ€œIf you give the ball away they are always dangerous because none of the midfielders sit in their position so they are hard to pick up and itโ€™s difficult for a team to cope with.

โ€œThey will pass you to death and until you have played them you don't realise how hard the forward line works.โ€

Steve McMahon.

*Sunday Independent*
Sunday. 20 December 1992

ASTON VILLA. the bookmakers choice in the wide open Premier League title race seemed odds on to apply more pressure on leaders Norwich when Garry Parker volleyed them into a thunderous lead after 34 minutes.

They had wit and poise and Paul McGrath continued to look arguably Europe's smoothest, most resilient central defender.

Only a special effort could have obscured this picture of a genuine title claimant coming into sharp focus.

But to the distress of their manager Ron Atkinson that special effort came from Steve McMahon, a man who some were beginning to consign to the forlorn ranks of football's yesterday men.

McMahon shook off the spectre with a superbly controlled performance after an uncertain start which matched in frailty that of his player-manager Peter Reid.

Reid was eventually pulled off the field after a half-time discussion with coach Sam Ellis after 58 minutes.

McMahon went from strength to strength. Cleverly switching the emphasis from a stream of high balls to Niall Quinn.

McMahon's incisive passing gave City a range to their game which had been increasingly absent in a run of three successive defeats.

Inevitably City equalised, 20 year-old Garry Flitcroft heading past Nigel Spink after Mike Sheron, Reid's replacement, sent fullback lan Brightwell away down the right flank with his first touch.

Brightwell's cross arrived in Flitcroftโ€™s path quite perfectly.

City might well have scooped up all the points when Quinn and then Sheron came within an inch of beating Spink again.

McMahon said: "We feel weโ€™ve come a long way back. We were getting a lot of stick for playing the ball from back to front, we varied it a bit today and