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Game #4264

Sunday, 18 April 1993

Attendance: 33,108

Won

Premier League

2nd (-)

Manchester City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa, trailing at half time, are subject to the riot act at half time and hit three in the second half to keep the title race alive into the final three games of the campaign with Manchester United one point ahead and on a superior goal difference. Villa face moneybags Blackburn next as United have relegation threatened Palace.

Aston Villa

3-1

Manchester City

Assist(s) | Tony Daley | 47' | Steve Staunton | 89โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Dean Saunders, crucified.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 34โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Niall Quinn
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester City
โšฝ | 47โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Dean Saunders, Assist by Tony Daley
โšฝ | 67โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Garry Parker (pen)
๐Ÿ” | 76โ€™ Sub off, Garry Parker, Sub on, Bryan Small
โšฝ | 89โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Ray Houghton, Assist by Steve Staunton
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Villa stormed to victory after conceding the first goal however the game was most noticeable for a bizarre banner in the away end then positioned in the bottom tier of the North Stand.

The Manchester City fans - long time strangers to even moderate success - had taken time to produce a large banner supporting Villaโ€™s title run against their local revivals and signed it from the โ€œCity of Manchesterโ€.

Villa won the game so presumably both sets of fans left happy but Villaโ€™s brave fight had all but come to the end and these would prove to be the last points the club would earn this season.

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

Manchester City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1992-93 |
Matchday | #48 |
League Match | #39 |
Manager Game | #99 |
Sunday, 18 April 1993

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Philip Don | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesex, 1986โ€“1995
Kick off: 1.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Philip Don | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesex, 1986โ€“1995
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 28 October 1992, League Cup, Villa 1-0 Manchester United, Villa Park.
Incidents: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester City

None

TEAM NEWS

Shaun Teale drops out as Garry Parker returns in the only change from the side that beat Arsenal last time out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 26.84 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.39 |

Youngest Player |
GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 21.28 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Peter Reid | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Neil Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Earl Barrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Manchester City

GK Tony Coton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Terry Phelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Keith Curle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Michel Vonk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
RB Ray Ranson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Peter Reid | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fitzroy Simpson | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M Garry Flitcroft | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W David White | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Rick Holden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Niall Quinn | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” LB Bryan Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 76โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W Rick Holden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB David Brightwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Martyn Margetson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Kare Ingebrigtsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

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 : 9/14

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

"We are nuisances aren't we?

"After we drew at home to Coventry last week everybody was saying that was it then we went and won at Arsenal.

"After United beat Chelsea they were saying the same again.

โ€œBut we keep clinging on in there.

"We showed great character and great commitment. We kept on battling and straining every last sinew.

โ€œFor a team of so-called fairies and fanny merchants, we don't half show some determination"

Ron Atkinson.

*Irish Independent*
Monday, 19 April 1993

`GOOD LUCK Villa from the City of Manchester' read a banner unfurled by visiting supporters at Villa Park yesterday.

But any suggestions that Peter Reid's team would lie down to assist Manchester United's Premier League championship rivals were seriously misplaced.

At the halfway stage of a tense encounter, the gripping title race looked set to end prematurely.

Aston Villa, starting the day four points adrift, were trailing an inspired City team through a stunning Niall Quinn header and did not look capable of restoring the gap at the top of the table to a single point.

Dean Saunders, the Villa striker who, within three minutes of the restart had ended his personal goal famine after 1,095 minutes, revealed afterwards that manager Ron Atkinson had "crucified" the team in the dressing room.

That justifiable verbal assault had the desired effect as Villa raised their game and a worried home crowd were transformed into a joyful throng by the time Ray Houghton completed their recovery with a superbly taken third goal a minute from the end.

Delighted Villa boss Atkinson quipped afterwards: "We are nuisances aren't we?

"After we drew at home to Coventry last week everybody was saying that was it then we went and won at Arsenal.

"After United beat Chelsea they were saying the same again. but we keep clinging on in there.

"We showed great character and great commitment. We kept on battling and straining every last sinew."