top of page

Game #4282

Saturday, 16 October 1993

Attendance: 20,416

Drew

Premier League

7th (+1)

West Ham United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Upton Park

A below par Villa struggle with an aggressive West Ham side and partisan Upton Park crowd as they create little and fail to add to their 12 goals in 11 Premier League games to record another goalless draw.

West Ham United

0-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Paul McGrath, three displays of petulance in 35 minutes.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 35โ€™ Booking, Paul McGrath, Dissent
๐Ÿ•’ | HT West Ham United 0-0 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 55โ€™ Booking, Shaun Teale, Foul
๐Ÿ•’ | FT West Ham United 0-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa registered their fourth 0-0 draw of the season as they fell back to 7th in the 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

West Ham United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. West Ham: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Game | #11 |
Manager Game | #117 |
Saturday, 16 October 1993

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Steve Lodge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Barnsley, 1987-2001
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Lodge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Barnsley, 1987-2001
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 27 February 1993, Villa 1-0 Wimbledon, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

West Ham United

None

TEAM NEWS

Steve Staunton and Gordon Cowans drop out and are replaced by Bryan Small and Ray Houghton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.56 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.89 |

Youngest Player |
GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 21.77 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Billy Bonds | 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 Bryan Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

West Ham United

GK Ludek Mikloลกko | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ |
LB David Burrows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tony Gale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Tim Breacker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steve Potts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mike Marsh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Peter Butler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Matty Holmes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Bishop | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Lee Chapman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Trevor Morley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Guy Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Gerry Peyton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Keith Rowland | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CF Steve Jones | 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 : 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 : 10/14

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 : 10/11

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 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

2021-22 Matchweek 38.jpg

PROGRAMME

Quotation Marks.png

MATCHDAY QUOTES

"The frustration got to McGrath, who was finally booked for a third display of petulance in 35 minutes."

*The Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 17 October 1993

ASTON Villa and West Ham shared the points and the frustration at Upton Park in a scrappy 90 minutes that failed to produce a goal.

West Ham defender Tony Gale produced a performance of calm authority at the centre of the home team's defence. in contrast to his opposing number Paul McGrath, who lost out in a personal battle with Lee Chapman.

Villa manager Ron Atkinson has never brought a side to win at Upton Park.

His attack consisting of Saunders and Atkinson - Whittingham stayed on the bench furiously - extended Miklosko only once, with ten minutes to go, but the Czech keeper fisted clear from Atkinson.

The lack of goals will continue to worry the Villa manager. A total of 12 in 11 games in the premiership this year is a poor dividend from a ยฃ3.9m investment, not to mention the ยฃ1.2m spent on Whittingham.

In the first half, West Ham's compact midfield strangled Villa's attacking efforts, bolstered by the return of Townsend.

The frustration got to McGrath, who was finally booked for a third display of petulance in 35 minutes.

Villa's keeper Bosnich also allowed himself to be rattled by some competitive challenges from Morley.

The unsetting tactics of the West Ham striker almost indirectly produced a goal when an agitated Bosnich slipped in possession of a Teale back pass, but the Australian international recovered to scramble Chapman's goal effort clear.

Villa's most rewarding forays before the interval came from the speedy combination of Daley and Small on the left.

Miklisko was forced to parry a Daley drive after 28 minutes. Daley and Small combined well again just before halftime, working the ball from left to right for Cox, Villa's outstanding player of the half, to draw a good save from 35 yards.

West Ham started the second half well but within ten minutes Villa had begun to dominate.

Marsh. who had combined the footballing tradition of West Ham with the steel acquired in his former club Liverpool, tired, along with Breacker at right back, and Daley exploited the weakness down the left.

As the second half went on some powerful running by Townsend. Houghton and Atkinson seemed likely to produce a goal, but like Daley's crosses, the trio lacked precision in the last third of the pitch.

Villa at least avoided finishing the game with ten men. McGrath was perhaps lucky to stay on the field after wrestling Morley to the ground late in the game.