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Game #4285

Tuesday, 26 October 1993

Attendance: 23,692

Won

League Cup 3rd Round

3rd Round

Sunderland

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Roker Park

An outstanding goalkeeping performance from Mark Bosnich helps Villa to victory over second tier Sunderland in the League Cup.

Sunderland

1-4

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Mark Bosnich, "potentially" best in the World.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 27โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dalian Atkinson
โšฝ | 33โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Kevin Richardson
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Sunderland 0-2 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 47โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Sunderland)
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Guy Whittingham, Sub on, Ray Houghton
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Ray Houghton
โšฝ | 90โ€™ Goal, 4-1, Dalian Atkinson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Sunderland 1-4 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa progress to the 4th Round of the League Cup after a resounding victory on Wearside.

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

Sunderland

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Sunderland: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #18 |
Manager Game | #120 |
Tuesday, 26 October 1993

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Alan Flood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stockport, 1986โ€“1995
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alan Flood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stockport, 1986โ€“1995
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 8 May 1991, Villa 2-1 Norwich, Villa Park.
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Sunderland

None

TEAM NEWS

Paul McGrath, Bryan Small and Garry Parker return as Guy Whittingham, Dean Saunders and Gordon Cowans make way.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.62 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.92 |

Youngest Player |
GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 21.80 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Terry Butcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Earl Barrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Bryan Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Guy Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Sunderland

GK Alec Chamberlain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Richard Ord | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Andy Melville | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Owers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Martin Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Kevin Ball | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Brian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Martin Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Phil Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Don Goodman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | for CF Guy Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74' |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | D Richard Ord | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Gary Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | M Martin Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Jamie Lawrence | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Tony Norman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ 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 : 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 : 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 : 11/11

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 : 13/14

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

"At 2-0 up I thought we were on for a 3-3 draw.

"We won 4-1 but we owe that result to our goalkeeper.

โ€œWe took a battering."

Ron Atkinson.



โ€œIโ€™m not the best in the world and it embarrasses me when he says that.

โ€œI wish he would say potentially because I have still got so much to learn.โ€

Mark Bosnich.

*Evening Herald*
Wednesday, 27 October 1993

Mark Bosnich is not easily embarrassed but there is one thing that makes even the brash Aussie bashful.

He cringes every time his Aston Villa manager Ron Atkinson hails him as "the best goalkeeper in the world".

But Bosnich lived up to the billing with a brilliant display in Villa's 4-1 Coca-Cola Cup triumph against Sunderland, which earned a standing ovation from the Roker Park crowd.

He was named man-of-the-match after an incredible string of saves to break the hearts of first division Sunderland, who, despite the scoreline, played Villa off the park.

Bosnich goes red when reminded of the manager's words and says: โ€œIโ€™m not the best in the world and it embarrasses me when he says that. I wish he would say potentially because I have still got so much to learn.

While Bosnich was keeping Terry Butcher's side at bay, his team mates were staging an audacious smash-and-grab raid.

Dalian Atkinson put Villa in front from their first attack after 27 minutes and seven minutes later skipper Kevin Richardson made it 2-0.

But such was the Sunderland pressure that Ron Atkinson quipped: "At 2-0 up I thought we were on for a 3-3 draw."

His fears looked like materialising when Phil Gray finally beat Bosnich within minutes of the restart, but he refused to be beaten again and made one incredible save from Martin Smith, as well as denying the ever-dangerous Don Goodman.

Villa substitute Ray Houghton then added insult to injury when he scored with his first touch after 75 minutes, before Dalian Atkinson grabbed his second in the 89th minute.

Ron Atkinson summed it up saying: "We won 4-1 but we owe that result to our goalkeeper. We took a battering."