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Game #4249

Wednesday, 27 January 1993

Attendance: 20,266

Won

Premier League

2nd (-)

Sheffield United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

A second successive visit of thugs but unlike against Wimbledon Villa batter Sheffield United in a much improved second half performance but only leave with three goals to show for it after a raft of chances are missed by Ron Atkinson's side.

Aston Villa

3-1

Sheffield United

Assist(s) | Matthias Breitkreutz | 54' | Paul McGrath | 58โ€™ | Neil Cox 89โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Paul McGrath, could have had a hat-trick.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield United
โšฝ | 54โ€™ Goal, 1-0 Paul McGrath, Assist by Matthias Breitkreutz
โšฝ | 58โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Dean Saunders, Assist by Paul McGrath
๐Ÿฅ… | 74โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Sheffield United), Brian Deane
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Dwight Yorke, Sub on, Stefan Beinlich
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Matthias Breitkreutz, Sub on, Neil Cox
โšฝ | 89โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Kevin Richardson, Assist by Neil Cox
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Sheffield United

ON THIS DAY

Villa were now unbeaten in 7 winning 5 and had lost only 3 of their last 27 games. Meanwhile Villa field two Germans in their line up for the first time - albeit for only 6 minutes as Stefan Beinlich comes on as a 74th minute sub before Matthias Breitkreutz leaves the pitch on 80'.

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

Sheffield United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1924โ€“25

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Sheffield United: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1992-93 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Match | #25 |
Manager Game | #84 |
Wednesday, 27 January 1993

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Keith Burge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Tonypandy, 1986โ€“1999
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Burge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Tonypandy, 1986โ€“1999
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 31 August 1991, Villa 1-1 Southampton, The Dell.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Sheffield United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Villa make two changes from the team that drew with Wimbledon last time out as Bryan Small and Matthias Breitkreutz (first start of the season) come in for Steve Froggatt and Ray Houghton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 26.98 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.50 |

Youngest Player |
LB Bryan Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.22 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Dave Bassett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Bryan Small | 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 |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
RB Earl Barrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Matthias Breitkreutz | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |

Sheffield United

GK Alan Kelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB David Barnes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Brian Gayle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Beesley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Kevin Gage (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Chris Kamara | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jamie Hoyland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Charlie Hartfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Glyn Hodges | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Franz Carr | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Brian Deane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” M Stefan Beinlich | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” RB Neil Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for M Matthias Breitkreutz | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 80โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Charlie Hartfield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (F Alan Cork | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Franz Carr | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | (RB Carl Bradshaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Melyvn Rees | 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 : 10/11

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 : 13/14

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

"I knew at half-time we had to get our act together or it would be one of those games.

"But we were very exciting in the second half. We played as well as any side has played this season.

โ€œWe ripped them apart and it could have finished six, seven or eight.

โ€œMcGrath could have had a hat-trick in the end but their goalkeeper Alan Kelly was outstanding, brilliant.

Ron Atkinson.

*Birmingham Post*
Thursday, 28 January 1993

RON ATKINSON showed his relief after a second half Aston Villa blitz finally kept his team's championship challenge alive against Sheffield United at Villa Park last night.

He said: "I knew at half-time we had to get our act together or it would be one of those games.

"But we were very exciting in the second half. We ripped them apart and it could have finished six, seven or eight.โ€

Paul McGrath's goal finally gave Villa the lead after Sheffield United had edged the first-half and Atkinson said:

"McGrath could have had a hat-trick in the end but their goalkeeper Alan Kelly was outstanding.โ€