Saturday, 2 January 1993
FA Cup 3rd Round
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟨
Villa lose Steve Staunton to concussion after 17', score through substitute Neil Cox, miss a penalty, concede an equaliser and miss an open goal in the final minutes as their fourth meeting with Bristol Rovers in Cup football needs a replay for the third time.
Assist(s) | Dwight Yorke | 38' |
Dean Saunders, penalty miss.
🔁 | 17’ Sub off, Steve Staunton, Sub on, Neil Cox
⚽ | 38’ Goal, 1-0, Neil Cox, Assist by Dwight Yorke
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Bristol Rovers
💥 | 51’ Missed Penalty, Dean Saunders
🥅 | 72’ Goal, 1-1, (Bristol Rovers), Marcus Browning
🔁 | 79’ Sub off, Dwight Yorke, Sub on, Cyrille Regis
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Bristol Rovers
ON THIS DAY
Villa face Rovers for the fourth time in League competition with two of their previous ties needing replays to be settled.
European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1981-82
European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌
Previous 5 vs. Bristol Rovers: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩
Season | 1992-93 |
Matchday | #28 |
Manager Game | #79 |
Saturday, 2 January 1993
Manager: Ron Atkinson | 🏴 | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Bob Nixon | 🏴 | West Kirby, 1981-1993
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟨
Referee: Bob Nixon | 🏴 | West Kirby, 1981-1993 🆘
Previous 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 7 October 1992, League Cup, Villa 2-1 Oxford, Villa Park.
Villa name an unchanged line up from the team that beat Arsenal last time out.
Starting XI Average Age | 27.64 |
Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | 🏴 | 34.43 |
Youngest Player |
W Steve Froggatt | 🏴 | 19.83 |
Ron Atkinson | 🏴 |
Malcolm Allison | 🏴 |
GK Nigel Spink | 🏴 |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 | 🔁 |
CB Shaun Teale | 🏴 |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 |
RB Earl Barrett | 🏴 |
M Ray Houghton | 🇮🇪 |
M Garry Parker | 🏴 |
M Kevin Richardson | 🏴 |
W Steve Froggatt | 🏴 |
CF Dean Saunders | 🏴 |
CF Dwight Yorke | 🇹🇹 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
GK Gavin Kelly | 🏴 | 🟨 |
RB Ian Alexander | 🏴 |
CB Andy Tillson | 🏴 |
D Steve Yates | 🏴 |
D Paul Hardyman | 🏴 |
M Gary Waddock | 🇮🇪 |
M Marcus Browning | 🏴 | ⚽ |
W Richard Evans | 🏴 |
CF Marcus Stewart | 🏴 | 🔁 |
CF John Taylor | 🏴 |
CF Carl Saunders | 🏴 |
🔁 RB Neil Cox | 🏴 | ⚽ | for LB Steve Staunton | 17' |
🔁 CF Cyrille Regis | 🏴 | for CF Dwight Yorke | 79’ |
🔁 | CF Marcus Stewart | 🏴 | (CF David Mewhew | 🏴 |)
D Geoff Twentyman | 🏴 |
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 7/11
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 9/13
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 11/11
Home Nation 🏴 🏴 🏴 🇬🇧 : 13/13
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
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game
⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution
🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
"Ray Houghton and Dwight Yorke could have killed Rovers off early on, leaving Villa to count the cost later."
*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 4 January 1993
Villa looked out of touch for much of a game in which First Division Rovers had enough chances to have won.
Even so, Dean Saunders must be kicking himself for missing a second half penalty and then a sitter when he hit the post from six yards near the end.
The £2.3 million striker is suffering a worrying spell and has not scored a goal from open play in seven games.
Ray Houghton and Dwight Yorke could have killed Rovers off early on, leaving Villa to count the cost later.
The loss of left-back Steve Staunton with concussion after just 17 minutes did not help Villa's cause, but they should not have allowed a Bristol side struggling in Division One to take control as they did.
Take nothing away from Rovers, though. Their manager's personality seems to have rubbed off on them.
They approached the game like they could not lose and even Neil Cox's first half opener did not deter them.
Rookie 'keeper Gavin Kelly indulged in some blatant gamesmanship as he attempted to put Saunders off as he was about to take his penalty.
He was booked, but got away with it when he made his save.
But it took the appearance of Allison on the touchline greeted by boos from the Villa fans to complete the Rovers comeback, and his team responded with Marcus Browning's equaliser.