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Game #4244

Saturday, 2 January 1993

Attendance: 27,040

Drew

FA Cup 3rd Round

3rd Round

Bristol Rovers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

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.

Aston Villa

1-1

Bristol Rovers

Assist(s) | Dwight Yorke | 38' |

KEY MAN

Dean Saunders, penalty miss.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ” | 17โ€™ Sub off, Steve Staunton, Sub on, Neil Cox
โšฝ | 38โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Neil Cox, Assist by Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Bristol Rovers
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 51โ€™ Missed Penalty, Dean Saunders
๐Ÿฅ… | 72โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Bristol Rovers), Marcus Browning
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Dwight Yorke, Sub on, Cyrille Regis
๐Ÿ•’ | 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.

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

Bristol Rovers

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

Bristol Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Bristol Rovers: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1992-93 |
Matchday | #28 |
Manager Game | #79 |
Saturday, 2 January 1993

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Bob Nixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Kirby, 1981-1993
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Bob Nixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Kirby, 1981-1993 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 7 October 1992, League Cup, Villa 2-1 Oxford, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Bristol Rovers

๐ŸŸจ

Bob Nixon

TEAM NEWS

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 27.64 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.43 |

Youngest Player |
W Steve Froggatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.83 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Malcolm Allison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Earl Barrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steve Froggatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |

Bristol Rovers

GK Gavin Kelly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Ian Alexander | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Andy Tillson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Steve Yates | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Paul Hardyman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Waddock | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Marcus Browning | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Richard Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Marcus Stewart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF John Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Carl Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” RB Neil Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for LB Steve Staunton | 17' |
๐Ÿ” CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Dwight Yorke | 79โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Marcus Stewart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF David Mewhew | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

D Geoff Twentyman | 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 : 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 : 9/13

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 : 13/13

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

"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 ยฃ2.3 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.