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Game #4278

Aston Villa

Saturday, 25 September 1993

Drew

3rd (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 12,836

Oldham Athletic

Boundary Park

Villa are held at Boundary Park after again missing a raft of chances at struggling Oldham after conceding an early goal.

Oldham Athletic

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Ray Houghton | 51โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Dean Saunders, well deserved equaliser.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 25 September 1993

๐Ÿฅ… | 14โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Oldham Athletic), Gunnar Halle
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Oldham Athletic 1-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 51โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Dean Saunders, Assist by Ray Houghton
๐ŸŸจ | 78โ€™ Booking, Shaun Teale, Ungentlemanly conduct
๐ŸŸจ | 82โ€™ Booking, Andy Townsend, Foul
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™ Booking, Paul McGrath, Dissent
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Oldham Athletic 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa can only draw with Oldham but remain in 3rd place in the league table.

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

Oldham Athletic

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Oldham Athletic

Previous 5 vs. Oldham: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Game | #9 |
Manager Game | #113 |
Saturday, 25 September 1993

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Howard King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Merthyr Tydfil, 1980-1994
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 113 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 51 ๐ŸŸจ | 32 ๐ŸŸฅ 30 | 1.64

Career Form:

Top 6

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Howard King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Merthyr Tydfil, 1980-1994
Replaced by: Eric Hannah at half time.
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 19 October 1992, Villa 0-0 Blackburn, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Cards:

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Oldham Athletic

๐ŸŸจ

Howard King

TEAM NEWS

Nigel Spink, Earl Barrett and Dalian Atkinson drop out with Mark Bosnich, Ray Houghton and Neil Cox coming into the starting line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.88 |

Oldest Player |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.94 |

Youngest Player |
GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 21.72 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Joe Royle | 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 |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Guy Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Oldham Athletic

GK John Hallworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Andy Barlow | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Steve Redmond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Jobson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Craig Fleming | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Gunnar Halle | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Paul Bernard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Neil Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mike Milligan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Graeme Sharp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Andy Ritchie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Neil Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Roger Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Andy Ritchie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Darren Beckford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Stefan Beinlich | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Paul Gerrard | 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 : 6/11

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 : 8/14

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 : 9/11

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 : 12/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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 Halfโ€จ

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:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Oldham's defence came under increasing pressure but they held out for a narrow half-time lead."

*Sunday Life*
Sunday, 26 September 1993

OLDHAM looked to be heading to their first home victory of the season until Dean Saunders, who has found his old striking touch, got a well-deserved equaliser for Villa in the 51st minute.

Oldham were awarded a third-minute free kick when Paul McGrath pushed Andy Ritchie but Neil Adams's 25-yard effort was easily dealt with by McGrath.

Villa won a free-kick in the ninth minute when Oldham's Mike Milligan fouled Andy Townsend but Gordon Cowans' chip into the box was comfortably cleared.

But in the 14th minute Oldham stunned Villa by taking the lead. Milligan and Graham Sharp combined well to create an opening for Norwegian international Gunnar Halle, who blasted the ball into the net from six yards out.

Villa hit back in the 21st minute to create their best chance of the game. Cowans released Guy Whittingham but the ยฃ1.2 million signing from Portsmouth lifted his shot over the bar from the edge of the box.

Two minutes later Steve Staunton sent Dean Saunders away but his 20-yard shot was superbly saved by diving Oldham 'keeper John Hallworth.

Oldham, thankful for the let-off, bounced back and a 35-yard chip from Ritchie almost caught Mark Bosnich off his line, but the Villa 'keeper managed to recover to save under the bar.

Villa opened up Oldham's defence in the 31st minute but Kevin Richardson wasted the opportunity by putting a 20-yard shot well wide.

Two minutes later Oldham's leading scorer Paul Bernard blasted a similar chance over the bar at the other end.

Villa got the ball in the net in the 37th minute through Whittingham but his header was ruled offside.

Oldham's defence came under increasing pressure but they held out for a narrow half-time lead.

The second half was delayed for a few minutes for a change of referee. Match official Howard King felt unwell with stomach pains during the interval and was replaced by senior linesman Eric Hannah.

Three minutes after the restart Villa almost drew back on level terms. Cowans found Whittingham unmarked inside the box but only a timely tackle by Andy Barlow saved the day for Oldham.

In the 50th minute Saunders let another chance go begging when he fired a shot over the bar.

But a minute later he made no mistake when he ran into the six-yard box to head home a Ray Houghton cross for a well-deserved equaliser.