Game #4260

1992-93

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Position:

14th (-)

Premier League

Southampton

Villa Park

Attendance: 17,894

Saturday, 22 August 1992

Villa are held to their third successive 1-1 draw at the start of the 1992-93 Premier League campaign to leave them 14th in the early table.

Aston Villa

1-1

Southampton

Scorer(s) | Dalian Atkinson | 64’ |  

Assist(s) | Frank McAvennie | 64’ |

AT A GLANCE

Game #4260

Season | 1992-93 |
Matchday | #3 |
League Match | #3 |
Manager Game | #54 |
Saturday, 22 August 1992

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Atkinson |
Referee | Kelvin Morton, Bury St Edmunds |
KO | 15.00 |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WLDDD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Kelvin Morton

MATCH INCIDENTS

Kelvin Morton

Villa

None

Southampton

🟨 | 🟨 |

🟨 | 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 | 26.94 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | 34.06 |

Youngest Player |
W Steve Froggatt | 19.47 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change to the team that drew with Leeds as Steve Froggatt replaces Tony Daley.

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 Steve Froggatt |
CF Dalian Atkinson |
F Dwight Yorke | 

SUBSTITUTES

CF Frank McAvennie for F Dwight Yorke | 37’ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu for W Steve Froggatt | 77’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Les Sealey |

THE OPPOSITION

Flowers, Moore, Adams (g), Kenna, Hall, Benali, Hurlock, Cockerill, Speedie, Le Tissier (Dowie), Dixon. Manager: Ian Branfoot.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Frank McAvennie made his Villa debut aged 32 after joining from West Ham United on a free transfer in July 1992.

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MATCH TIMELINE

37’ Sub off Dwight Yorke, Sub on Frank McAvennie
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Southampton
64’ Goal, 1-0, Dalian Atkinson, Assist by Frank McAvennie
79’ Goal, 1-1, (Southampton), Micky Adams
77’ Sub off Steve Froggatt, Sub on Ugo Ehiogu
FT Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 24 August 1992

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. 34 EVENING MAIL, MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 1992 D (Cr in the Mail's Soccer High Court ~.,, r 4 , d SNOT: Frank MeAverdnie congratulates Dalian Atkinson. a}i 0. N.:, , :.:i : FATALISM has already taken the average working man's weekly wage the mercy of physical conditioning. The root among Villa fans, you could Aston Villa 1 goes on 180 minutes of football, some of it season is barely into its second week and glaringly ordinary. Even Whittock might Dwight Yorke has failed to flidsh a first tell that by the rows of empty Southampton 1 not see the funny side of that. halt so far while Kevin Richardson has seats on the Witten Lane side even The Premier League has pretentions covered more miles than Moses KipUund. before the kick-off. For The Judge and his colleagues, above itself. Nothing has or will change, They know their team is not the com- whom chairman Doug Ellis has squeezed except the number of times its teams Pandd readily plete article and that after a season as high into the back of the Trinity Road appear on the television screen, and, oh Lord of the Lions, Ron Atkinson has yet to stand, entrance remains free and hospi- yes. the new carpets In the redesigned There will be no respite until November collect together a full pride he can lead tality as worthy as ever, even if the atmo- Trinity Road stand. and somehow, out of this motorway with the assurance that they are capable sphere and view up there in *the gods" is On the only carpet most of us are con- pile-up of fixtures. Graham Taylor must of winning a major trophy. akin to a hot-air balloon.extract England teams of freshness and Ceram about , Villa proved disa pp ointin g . skill. The FA who, insanely, have ruled After one home match, realism has sur- faced, too. Fumy side I suspect they were just as football- that for transfer purposes Saturday is not lagged as the fans and Leeds United, a working day, should rename their Fewer than 18,000 spectators turned up Evening Mail cartoonist Colin Whittock too, judging by their result at Middles- league, the Posers' League. and as the recession continues to bite in had not been to a match for years until brough from Wednesday's titantic exer- When will Premier League chief execu- direct proportion to the rising prices at last Wednesday when he and his student tions. tive Rick Parry do something really use- the turnstiles —£9 at the Holte End son stood in the Holte End. At £9 each, We are flogging dead horses, aren't we? ful for his £250,000-a-year and persuade against £7 for the corresponding match Plus a programme and £2 parking, the bill In another three days' time, Villa go to the clubs that one match a week is suffi- last season even this figure may look came to £21.20 even before the hot dogs. Goodison Park for a third fiercely con- dent? Never, that's when. handsome by the time Wimbledon come A repeat of that against Southampton tested match when two attractive teams After Saturday's match, the true confes- round on February 27. would mean that more than a quarter of will find good football has been placed at sions of Southampton manager lan MATCH FACTS: Your at-a- lance guide to the Big Six ■ GOAL ACE Steve Burr seems certain to watch Hednesford Town's home Beazer Premier debut tonight from the bench. ■ Manager John Baldwin is ready to stick by the old adage of 'never changing a winning team' when the Pitmen entertain Halesowen Town (7.30 pm). ■ That means Archie King, who partnered Joe O'Connor in the opening day 2-1 win at Hastings, will keep his place after Burr missed the first game through suspension. ■ Centre-half Richard Brown, on loan from Walsall, will also start, after replacing the injured Kevin Foster as substitute on Saturday. Foster is ruled out with his calf injury. ■ Halesowen add flying winger Frankie Bennett to the squad which drew 2-2 against Waterlooville. D EVENING MAL. MONDAY. AUGUST 24. 1992 SS Lacking A balance VILLA lack balance and the ability to ../ get behind defences to make quality MINIM We also used a=n goalscorer to -- ambit Dallas A is being stifled othsewie?.ur potential ' D Parrett, Deily Good hunting VILLA are sound defensively but Earl Barrett has difficulty getting forward from right back. and a livewire up treat whir can get us 29 goals a season. With Andy Townsend and Steve Bull we'd have // every chance el the championship. Geed hunting, Bea. Healey, Rubery Have a go WE seem more content to pass the ball around the box than shoot at goal. We don't take the chance to have a go. We've got to grasp the opportuni- ties to grab the goals. K Davis, atelmsley Wood. Walking pace VILLA gave an entertaining display midfield. •ON TIM WEAK: Villa's Garry Parker gets away from his Saints' marker, Tarry thillock- Pictures: PAUL. YOKES Dalian Atkinson and Frank MeAvmak, when match fit, could be a • • lethal strike force. The trouble is, • though, that we want to walk the ball i n t o the net. A Smith, Knowle. shambles 0 :::':. FRANK McAvennie is too old and we • . haven't got enough good youngsters coming through. Stephen Fro alt's not the answer nor is Ugo. 4 • I'm a season ticket holder and it's • • th e bigg es t shambles I've seen. And if .. Doug Ellis dropped the admission Branfoot made painful reading for Villa the left, Villa romped gleefully by way of McAvennie could conceivably be the price for standing to .£7 he'd get 10,000 fans. Steve Staunton and Steve Froggatt until short-term answer because neither Cyrille more on the gate- It seems he wants . "We're not a team yet. There are a lot of you wondered whether Saints had some Regis and Tony Daley, missed though they us to be a money-grabbing Liverpool new faces and they don't know how we mysterious plan to force-feed their oppo- were, are other than irregular scorers. or Manchester United, though. play. We don't have any co-ordination," he ve nts to death. The manager has scoured this country D Fullord, Tamworth admitted after a game his assortment of Villa, all touch and no thrust, scorned and others, even checked on players of Sitting ducks well-travelled journeymen might have won. their superiority until Frank McAvennie near-pensionable age, but still hasn't found There is a sinister air about the Saints. In chased Staunton , s deep cross after 64 min- the man for his money. HOW long Doug Ellis going to sit on David Speedie they have a demon Scot, in utes and flippedtheball back for Dalian No question about it, Villa with a 25 goals- his money and Ben Atkinson on his Without him, the midfield players must Terry Hurlock a figure whose resemblance Atkinson to score his third goal in three a-season man would be top-three material. hands' Still, in another years Alan Shearer to Laurence Olivier's Richard 111 was dis- games. will be old enough to play for concerting and in the reserves a lad called Fourteen minu tes later, the defence blue take far more responsibility In front of Villa ... Nicky Banger, so no one needed reminding dered eft, right and centre and Micky Ad- goal- of their appalling disciplinary record. ams settled Villa's third consecutive draw. On Saturday, full back Steve Staunton M Cartwright, Kitts Green. In this respect at least Southampton was more effective in Southampton's area than all four put together. He created one than Parker failed us, even II they did give away IS VERDICT goal and nearly set up a winner for Ugo HAVING seen both home matches second-half fouls to Villa's one. Ehiegu. now I feel Garry Parker must start to They were moderately tough and mod- Dalian Atkinson In midfield, Richardson, Ray Houghton, is doing his job but goner - release the ball quicker. It's easy to estly talented and Villa should have sunk ally he is blazer rather than a goal- Garry Parker and Stephen Froggatt prom- close him down and he can't distribute them to the bottom, so clearly superior poacher. Yorke is more that kind but re- ised the earth. In the area, they delivered the ball as well when that happens. were they in all areas but the 18 x 44 yards quires confidence in his ability to fill the nothing. K Dykes, Darntwood. in front of Tim Flowers's goal Lopsided to role. 'COLIN STONER'S spotlight on the weekend's Non , League scene Burr to sit out home debut

. 34 EVENING MAIL, MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 1992 D (Cr in the Mail's Soccer High Court ~.,, r 4 , d SNOT: Frank MeAverdnie congratulates Dalian Atkinson. a}i 0. N.:, , :.:i : FATALISM has already taken the average working man's weekly wage the mercy of physical conditioning. The root among Villa fans, you could Aston Villa 1 goes on 180 minutes of football, some of it season is barely into its second week and glaringly ordinary. Even Whittock might Dwight Yorke has failed to flidsh a first tell that by the rows of empty Southampton 1 not see the funny side of that. halt so far while Kevin Richardson has seats on the Witten Lane side even The Premier League has pretentions covered more miles than Moses KipUund. before the kick-off. For The Judge and his colleagues, above itself. Nothing has or will change, They know their team is not the com- whom chairman Doug Ellis has squeezed except the number of times its teams Pandd readily plete article and that after a season as high into the back of the Trinity Road appear on the television screen, and, oh Lord of the Lions, Ron Atkinson has yet to stand, entrance remains free and hospi- yes. the new carpets In the redesigned There will be no respite until November collect together a full pride he can lead tality as worthy as ever, even if the atmo- Trinity Road stand. and somehow, out of this motorway with the assurance that they are capable sphere and view up there in *the gods" is On the only carpet most of us are con- pile-up of fixtures. Graham Taylor must of winning a major trophy. akin to a hot-air balloon.extract England teams of freshness and Ceram about , Villa proved disa pp ointin g . skill. The FA who, insanely, have ruled After one home match, realism has sur- faced, too. Fumy side I suspect they were just as football- that for transfer purposes Saturday is not lagged as the fans and Leeds United, a working day, should rename their Fewer than 18,000 spectators turned up Evening Mail cartoonist Colin Whittock too, judging by their result at Middles- league, the Posers' League. and as the recession continues to bite in had not been to a match for years until brough from Wednesday's titantic exer- When will Premier League chief execu- direct proportion to the rising prices at last Wednesday when he and his student tions. tive Rick Parry do something really use- the turnstiles —£9 at the Holte End son stood in the Holte End. At £9 each, We are flogging dead horses, aren't we? ful for his £250,000-a-year and persuade against £7 for the corresponding match Plus a programme and £2 parking, the bill In another three days' time, Villa go to the clubs that one match a week is suffi- last season even this figure may look came to £21.20 even before the hot dogs. Goodison Park for a third fiercely con- dent? Never, that's when. handsome by the time Wimbledon come A repeat of that against Southampton tested match when two attractive teams After Saturday's match, the true confes- round on February 27. would mean that more than a quarter of will find good football has been placed at sions of Southampton manager lan MATCH FACTS: Your at-a- lance guide to the Big Six ■ GOAL ACE Steve Burr seems certain to watch Hednesford Town's home Beazer Premier debut tonight from the bench. ■ Manager John Baldwin is ready to stick by the old adage of 'never changing a winning team' when the Pitmen entertain Halesowen Town (7.30 pm). ■ That means Archie King, who partnered Joe O'Connor in the opening day 2-1 win at Hastings, will keep his place after Burr missed the first game through suspension. ■ Centre-half Richard Brown, on loan from Walsall, will also start, after replacing the injured Kevin Foster as substitute on Saturday. Foster is ruled out with his calf injury. ■ Halesowen add flying winger Frankie Bennett to the squad which drew 2-2 against Waterlooville. D EVENING MAL. MONDAY. AUGUST 24. 1992 SS Lacking A balance VILLA lack balance and the ability to ../ get behind defences to make quality MINIM We also used a=n goalscorer to -- ambit Dallas A is being stifled othsewie?.ur potential ' D Parrett, Deily Good hunting VILLA are sound defensively but Earl Barrett has difficulty getting forward from right back. and a livewire up treat whir can get us 29 goals a season. With Andy Townsend and Steve Bull we'd have // every chance el the championship. Geed hunting, Bea. Healey, Rubery Have a go WE seem more content to pass the ball around the box than shoot at goal. We don't take the chance to have a go. We've got to grasp the opportuni- ties to grab the goals. K Davis, atelmsley Wood. Walking pace VILLA gave an entertaining display midfield. •ON TIM WEAK: Villa's Garry Parker gets away from his Saints' marker, Tarry thillock- Pictures: PAUL. YOKES Dalian Atkinson and Frank MeAvmak, when match fit, could be a • • lethal strike force. The trouble is, • though, that we want to walk the ball i n t o the net. A Smith, Knowle. shambles 0 :::':. FRANK McAvennie is too old and we • . haven't got enough good youngsters coming through. Stephen Fro alt's not the answer nor is Ugo. 4 • I'm a season ticket holder and it's • • th e bigg es t shambles I've seen. And if .. Doug Ellis dropped the admission Branfoot made painful reading for Villa the left, Villa romped gleefully by way of McAvennie could conceivably be the price for standing to .£7 he'd get 10,000 fans. Steve Staunton and Steve Froggatt until short-term answer because neither Cyrille more on the gate- It seems he wants . "We're not a team yet. There are a lot of you wondered whether Saints had some Regis and Tony Daley, missed though they us to be a money-grabbing Liverpool new faces and they don't know how we mysterious plan to force-feed their oppo- were, are other than irregular scorers. or Manchester United, though. play. We don't have any co-ordination," he ve nts to death. The manager has scoured this country D Fullord, Tamworth admitted after a game his assortment of Villa, all touch and no thrust, scorned and others, even checked on players of Sitting ducks well-travelled journeymen might have won. their superiority until Frank McAvennie near-pensionable age, but still hasn't found There is a sinister air about the Saints. In chased Staunton , s deep cross after 64 min- the man for his money. HOW long Doug Ellis going to sit on David Speedie they have a demon Scot, in utes and flippedtheball back for Dalian No question about it, Villa with a 25 goals- his money and Ben Atkinson on his Without him, the midfield players must Terry Hurlock a figure whose resemblance Atkinson to score his third goal in three a-season man would be top-three material. hands' Still, in another years Alan Shearer to Laurence Olivier's Richard 111 was dis- games. will be old enough to play for concerting and in the reserves a lad called Fourteen minu tes later, the defence blue take far more responsibility In front of Villa ... Nicky Banger, so no one needed reminding dered eft, right and centre and Micky Ad- goal- of their appalling disciplinary record. ams settled Villa's third consecutive draw. On Saturday, full back Steve Staunton M Cartwright, Kitts Green. In this respect at least Southampton was more effective in Southampton's area than all four put together. He created one than Parker failed us, even II they did give away IS VERDICT goal and nearly set up a winner for Ugo HAVING seen both home matches second-half fouls to Villa's one. Ehiegu. now I feel Garry Parker must start to They were moderately tough and mod- Dalian Atkinson In midfield, Richardson, Ray Houghton, is doing his job but goner - release the ball quicker. It's easy to estly talented and Villa should have sunk ally he is blazer rather than a goal- Garry Parker and Stephen Froggatt prom- close him down and he can't distribute them to the bottom, so clearly superior poacher. Yorke is more that kind but re- ised the earth. In the area, they delivered the ball as well when that happens. were they in all areas but the 18 x 44 yards quires confidence in his ability to fill the nothing. K Dykes, Darntwood. in front of Tim Flowers's goal Lopsided to role. 'COLIN STONER'S spotlight on the weekend's Non , League scene Burr to sit out home debut