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Game #4263

Aston Villa

Won

2nd (-)

Monday, 12 April 1993

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩

Premier League

Arsenal

Highbury

Attendance: 27,123

Arsenal

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa secure three precious points at Highbury as they survive a penalty scare but remain second in the table as title rivals Manchester United also win as Coventry roll over two days after their eleven man defensive performance at Villa Park.

KEY MAN

Tony Daley, headed winner.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 12 April 1993

🟨 | 13’ Booking, Kevin Richardson, Encroachment
🕒 | HT Arsenal 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 68’ Goal, 1-0, Tony Daley, Assist by Ray Houghton
🔁 | 75’ Sub off, Tony Daley, Sub on, Bryan Small
🕒 | FT Arsenal 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Atkinson’s Villa had now lost just one game in 10, winning 6, including this strong win away at Arsenal but couldn’t reclaim top spot with 4 to play.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Arsenal

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1990–91

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1992-93 |
Matchday | #47 |
League Match | #38 |
Manager Game | #98 |
Monday, 12 April 1993

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Gerald Ashby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worcester, 1985–1998
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 98 | 🟩 | 45 🟨 | 27 🟥 26 | 1.65

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Gerald Ashby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worcester, 1985–1998
Matches Officiated: 3
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 19 November 1991, ZDS, Villa 0-2 Forest, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Arsenal

🟨

TEAM NEWS

Tony Daley and Neil Cox come in for Dwight Yorke and Garry Parker.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 26.96 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 | 33.38 |

Youngest Player |
GK Mark Bosnich | 🇦🇺 | 21.26 |

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | 🇦🇺 |
RB Neil Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Earl Barrett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Shaun Teale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 |
M Ray Houghton | 🇮🇪 | 🔥 |
M Kevin Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Dean Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Dalian Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

George Graham (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Arsenal

GK David Seaman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Steve Morrow | 🇬🇧 |
RB Lee Dixon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Nigel Winterburn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tony Adams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Martin Keown (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ian Selley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Merson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Alan Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Kevin Campbell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Ian Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 LB Bryan Small | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 75’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Kevin Campbell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Ray Parlour | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | CF Ian Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CB Andy Linighan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dwight Yorke | 🇹🇹 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Alan Miller | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/14

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 14/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"Tony Daley might have been a bit surprised to have been included in the side. “We did think about starting with Steve Staunton in there. "We decided we needed a little more of a cutting edge and so he was brought in. “Good luck to him. And it was a superb cross by Ray Houghton for the goal." Ron Atkinson.

MATCH REPORT

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*Irish Independent*
Tuesday, 13 April 1993

TONY DALEY ended Aston Villa's scoring problems at Highbury with his first goal for a year and a day to keep Ron Atkinson's side in pursuit of Manchester United. Beginning the afternoon a point behind United, Villa's championship ambitions were in grave danger before Daley headed the winner. The otherwise anonymous lan Wright wriggled past Shaun Teale before going down easily. "My heart was in my mouth," admitted Atkinson. Referee Gerald Ashby, from Worcester, decided that it was obstruction though others might have given a penalty. But once Villa had taken the lead Arsenal were prepared to surrender the initiative and had Cox and the hard-working Dean Saunders been more accurate in their finishing the scoreline might have been more emphatic. Daley's 69th-minute goal that kept Villa within touching distance of United saw Ray Houghton, benefiting from a back-heel by Earl Barrett, cross deep into the heart of the Arsenal defence. Daley would normally be the last person anyone would expect to provide the header, but cometh the hour, cometh the man. Daley's header flew into the net. seemingly as much to his surprise as that of Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman. "Tony Daley might have been a bit surprised to have been included in the side. We did think about starting with Steve Staunton in there." said Atkinson. "We decided we needed a little more of a cutting edge and so he was brought in. Good luck to him. And it was a superb cross by Ray Houghton for the goal."

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