Game #4259

1992-93

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Position:

14th (-6)

Premier League

Leeds United

Villa Park

Attendance: 29,151

Wednesday, 19 August 1992

A mix up between Nigel Spink and Paul McGrath allows hated former Villan Steve Hodge to set up Gary Speed for a late equaliser to leave Villa with successive draws at the start of the 1992-93 season.

Aston Villa

1-1

Leeds United

Scorer(s) | Dalian Atkinson | 77’ |

Assist(s) | Cyrille Regis | 77’ |

AT A GLANCE

Game #4259

Season | 1992-93 |
Matchday | #2 |
League Match | #2 |
Manager Game | #53 |
Wednesday, 19 August 1992

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Atkinson |
Referee | Robbie Hart, Darlington |
KO | 19.45 |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LWLDD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Robbie Hart

MATCH INCIDENTS

Robbie Hart

Villa

None

Leeds United

None

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 27.42 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | 34.05 |

Youngest Player |
F Dwight Yorke | 20.81 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change to the team that drew with Ipswich as Steve Froggatt is replaced by Dwight Yorke.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson

STAFF

Assistant Manager: Jim Barron

STARTING LINE UP

GK Nigel Spink |
RB Earl Barrett |
LB Steve Staunton |
CB Shaun Teale |
CB Paul McGrath |
M Ray Houghton |
M Garry Parker |
M Kevin Richardson |
W Tony Daley |
CF Dalian Atkinson |
F Dwight Yorke |

SUBSTITUTES

CF Cyrille Regis for F Dwight Yorke | 29’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Les Sealey |
CB Ugo Ehiogu |

THE OPPOSITION

Lukic, Fairclough, Whyte, Newsome, Dorigo (ex), Batty (Hodge (ex)), McAllister, Speed (g), Chapman, Wallace, Cantona (Strachan). Manager: Howard Wilkinson.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Dwight Yorke suffers injury and is forced to leave the field of play after 28' as hated former Villan Steve Hodge lines up for Leeds.

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MATCH TIMELINE

29’ Sub off Dwight Yorke, Sub on Cyrille Regis
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Leeds United
77’ Goal, 1-0 Dalian Atkinson, Assist by Cyrille Regis
84’ Goal, 1-1, (Leeds United)
FT Aston Villa 1-1 Leeds United

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

“It will have done him [Dalian Atkinson] the world of good and us as well.

“He got what I describe as a scruffy goal, like the one at Ipswich.

“You need someone to be there for the close-range chances, Usually he just gets spectacular goals, but it’s nice to see them going in like that.

“I was not happy with it [Leeds’ equaliser], but that’s the way it goes.

“I thought it was a brilliant game, one of the fastest I’ve ever seen.

“Considering the speed, the quality from both sides was tremendous.”

Ron Atkinson.


“I can do better still.

“That was my first goal at Villa Park and obviously I was delighted but disappointed that we didn’t win.

“The manager has always been on at me to get these sort.

“He used to have a go and say I’d only get long range drives and fancy ones.

“Hopefully I can continue to score these but add.a few tap ins and ugly ones as well.

“Any team who wants to win the Championship must have someone up there who can do that, I hope it’s me.

“I reckon when my fitness is fully back I can get even better, but ima not taking anything for granted, there’s still a long way to go.”

Dalian Atkinson.

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*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Thursday, 20 August 1992

"GARY SPEED struck seven minutes from time to rescue Leeds at Villa Park."

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Irish Independent - Thursday 20 August 1992
Gary speeds ASTON VILLA I LEEDS UTD I GARY SPEED struck seven minutes from time to rescue Leeds at Villa Park. The Welsh international midfielder took decisive advantage of a mix-up in the Villa defence between Paul McGrath and Nigel Spink to squeeze a pass from Villa old boy Steve Hodge under the goalkeepers body and rob home striker Dalian Atkinson of the glory. Just minutes earlier Atkinson had put Villa ahead with his second goal of the season, doubling his output for all of last term when he was restricted to just 14 starts through a knee injury. Speed's late reply was just about what Leeds deserved in a game of high quality but lack of goalmouth action until the closing stages. to rescue England winger Tony Daky's pace was a constant problem to Leeds who again left out £2 million signing David Rocas.le. and then lost David Battle through injury at half time. Villa also suffered an injury blow when last season's top scorer Dwight Yorke hobbled off in the 28th minute. Leeds manager Howard Wilkinson said aftewrwards: "I can remember when we have played as well as this. but I can't remember when we've played better. "There were certainly no cheap victories to be won out there. I thought it was a great game played at a tremendous pace and Villa played very well in the first half. We had to be at our best defensively. •'We had the better of the second half but got a real kick in the guts when Villa scored. We needed to show a lot of determination to come back and I would suggest that we showed it throughout."

Irish Independent - Thursday 20 August 1992
Gary speeds ASTON VILLA I LEEDS UTD I GARY SPEED struck seven minutes from time to rescue Leeds at Villa Park. The Welsh international midfielder took decisive advantage of a mix-up in the Villa defence between Paul McGrath and Nigel Spink to squeeze a pass from Villa old boy Steve Hodge under the goalkeepers body and rob home striker Dalian Atkinson of the glory. Just minutes earlier Atkinson had put Villa ahead with his second goal of the season, doubling his output for all of last term when he was restricted to just 14 starts through a knee injury. Speed's late reply was just about what Leeds deserved in a game of high quality but lack of goalmouth action until the closing stages. to rescue England winger Tony Daky's pace was a constant problem to Leeds who again left out £2 million signing David Rocas.le. and then lost David Battle through injury at half time. Villa also suffered an injury blow when last season's top scorer Dwight Yorke hobbled off in the 28th minute. Leeds manager Howard Wilkinson said aftewrwards: "I can remember when we have played as well as this. but I can't remember when we've played better. "There were certainly no cheap victories to be won out there. I thought it was a great game played at a tremendous pace and Villa played very well in the first half. We had to be at our best defensively. •'We had the better of the second half but got a real kick in the guts when Villa scored. We needed to show a lot of determination to come back and I would suggest that we showed it throughout."