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Game #4245

Saturday, 9 January 1993

Attendance: 40,826

Won

Premier League

1st= (+2)

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Anfield

Villa beat Liverpool at Anfield to go joint top of the Premier League after 23 games.

Liverpool

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Kevin Richardson | 54โ€™ | Dwight Yorke | 64โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Dean Saunders, sweet moment.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 42โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), John Barnes
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 1-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Dalian Atkinson, Sub on, Steve Froggatt
๐ŸŸจ | 52โ€™ Booking, Shaun Teale, Foul
โšฝ | 54โ€™ Goal, 1-1,Garry Parker, Assist by Kevin Richardson
โšฝ | 64โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Dean Saunders, Assist by Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Steve Froggatt, Sub on, Neil Cox
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Having secured a League double over Liverpool, Villa are only denied top spot in the title race because of goal difference.

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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1991-92

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1992-93 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Match | #23 |
Manager Game | #80 |
Saturday, 9 January 1993

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Keith Hackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Hackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 11 January 1992, Villa 0-0 Arsenal, Highbury.
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

None

Keith Hackett

TEAM NEWS

Dalian Atkinson replaces Steve Froggatt in the only change from the team that drew with Bristol Rovers in the Cup.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 28.11 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.45 |

Youngest Player |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | 21.20 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Graeme Souness | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 | โšฝ |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”

Liverpool

GK Mike Hooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Rob Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Torben Piechnik | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
LB Stig Inge Bjรธrnebye | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Mike Marsh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Stewart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jamie Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Michael Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steve McManaman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W John Barnes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Ronnie Rosenthal | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Steve Froggatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” | for CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Neil Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Steve Froggatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Jamie Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Don Hutchison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Ronnie Rosenthal | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | (W Mark Walters (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK David James | 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 : 9/14

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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œIt was something I hadn't even dared think about because I don't think I have ever been in a visiting team which has scored at Liverpool before never mind win.โ€

Dean Saunders.



"I was delighted for Dean because he had a particularly good second-half and scoring the winner was a lovely moment for him.

"When we were 1-0 sown at half-time I said that if we don't roll up our sleeves we will get buried.

"All the players got stuck in and battled, and the turning point was Garry Parker's shot.

โ€œIt lifted us and stunned Liverpool."

Ron Atkinson.

*Sunday Life*
Sunday, 10 January 1993

DEAN Saunders returned with a nightmare show for the Kop, claiming the winner as Villa came from behind to emphasise their title credentials.

The Welshman, a former ยฃ2.9 million transfer record holder, was off-loaded by Liverpool for a knockdown ยฃ2.2m earlier this season and if he has a point to prove he did it in superb style.

Saunders cashed in after 65 minutes when Liverpool's Danish defender Torben Piechnik dithered before finally slipping and allowing Saunders to steal the ball from him and score comfortably from 15 yards.

There was no doubting Saunders jubilation and he said:

โ€œIt was something I hadn't even dared think about because I don't think I have ever been in a visiting team which has scored at Liverpool before never mind win "

Equally delighted was Villa boss Ron Atkinson whose team are only denied top spot in the title race because of goal difference.

He said: "I was delighted for Dean because he had a particularly good second-half and scoring the winner was a lovely moment for him.

"When we were 1-0 down at half-time I said that if we don't roll up our sleeves we will get well buried.

"All the players got stuck in and battled, and the turning point was Garry Parker's shot. It lifted us and stunned Liverpool."

Indeed it looked as if Liverpool would run out comfortable winners after they survived a couple of early scares to take the lead through stand-in skipper John Barnes, four minutes before the interval.

The England star did well to control a low cross from the right by Mike Marsh and turn to drive a low shot just inside a post.

In the early minutes of the game Villa striker Dalian Atkinson had threatened the Liverpool goal on a couple of occasions.

But Villa's plans were upset, and their hopes apparently diminished when he didn't reappear for the second-half because of a groin injury.

Villa, however, knuckled down to the task and got a surprise equaliser after 55 minutes.

An attempted clearance by Steve McManaman struck Kevin Richardson and rebounded invitingly for Parker to rush a 20-yard volley in off the underside of the bar.

It set the stage for Saundersโ€™ magic moment, and even though Liverpool stormed forward in search of a point Villa clung on.

It has effectively killed off any remaining hopes Liverpool had of mounting a late title charge. However, they were always going to struggle.