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Game #4291

Sunday, 28 November 1993

Attendance: 38,484

Lost

Premier League

5th (-2)

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Anfield

Villa suffer a second successive Premier League defeat as yet again Liverpool luck into an underserved win.

Liverpool

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Dalian Atkinson. hero and villain.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 45โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Robbie Fowler
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 1-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 53โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Dalian Atkinson
๐Ÿฅ… | 63โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Liverpool), Jamie Redknapp
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Bryan Small, Sub on, Guy Whittingham
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

A second successive defeat pushes Villa down to 5th in the table.

Former Villa winger Mark Walters came on as a 81โ€™ substitute for Liverpool.

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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1991-92

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Game | #17 |
Manager Game | #126 |
Sunday, 28 November 1993

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Alan Wilkie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester-le-Street | 1988-2000
Kick off: 2.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alan Wilkie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester-le-Street | 1988-2000
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Liverpool

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Shaun Teale, Tony Daley, Guy Whittingham and Dariusz Kubicki miss out with Bryan Small, Neil Cox, Dalian Atkinson and Ray Houghton returning to the line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.58 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 34.01 |

Youngest Player |
GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 21.89 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Graeme Souness | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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 Bryan Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Kevin Richardson | 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 | โšฝ |

Liverpool

GK Bruce Grobbelaar | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
RB Steve Nicol | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Mark Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Neil Ruddock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Dominic Matteo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Harkness | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jan Mรธlby | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jamie Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W John Barnes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ian Rush | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Robbie Fowler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Guy Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for LB Bryan Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Jan Mรธlby | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (W Mark Walters (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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 David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Clough | 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 : 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 : 11/14

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

"I'm not too unhappy because at least we looked like a decent team today.

"I enjoyed that game more than some of the matches we have won this season.โ€

Ron Atkinson.

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 29 November 1993

DALIAN ATKINSON was Aston Villaโ€™s hero-turned-villain as grateful Liverpool collected their sixth straight home win at Anfield.

Atkinson put Villa on course for a victory they badly wanted to reduce Manchester United's overwhelming Premiership lead, but then recklessly handed back the initiative to a Liverpool side, struggling once again to paper over the cracks caused by a crippling injury list.

Atkinson's opportunist ninth goal of the season, early in the second half of a thrilling Anfield encounter, ensured that Villa, unlucky to be trailing to a goal by Robbie Fowler just before the interval, were not behind long.

But within eight minutes Atkinson had undone his good work with an appallingly loose pass which set up the winner for Jamie Redknapp.

Villa, proudly defending an unbeaten away record, were showing signs of producing the ideal response to manager Ron Atkinson's heavily critical appraisal of their home defeat by Southampton last Wednesday.

With Paul McGrath again outstanding in a reshuffled Villa defence, which was missing Shaun Teale, who has had an operation on his nose, Villa came through an early assault by a Liverpool team who had won their previous five home matches.

But Villa looked the more likely winners until Fowler's 11th goal in as many games.

The Villa manager, however, still fancied his team to pick up maximum points. During his interval pep talk, he reminded them they had come back powerfully to win from a similar position last year - and when his namesake equalised, he was even more confident.

Later he refused to condemn Dalian Atkinson for his basic error, which left Villa chasing a point in less composed fashion for the last half hour.

Villa were rushing forward in numbers when Atkinson's hopelessly misdirected pass allowed Fowler to launch a rapid counter-attack which was finished by Redknapp's shot going through the legs of Mark Bosnich.

"I'm not too unhappy because at least we looked like a decent team today." said Ron Atkinson.

"I enjoyed that game more than some of the matches we have won this season."

So did the crowd of 38,484 who had braved the Siberian wind to watch two teams who are realistically out of the title race, though not out of the running for European qualifying place.

The home supporters warmed to the predatory skills of Fowler, who showed great maturity for his tender years when he headed home the opening goal.

Dominic Matteo, another of the talented youngsters on whom Graeme Souness has based his rebuilding plans, sent over the cross which found Fowler with his back to goal.

The teenager showed great awareness in flicking the ball over the badly-positioned Bosnich.

Villa, angered that their impressive first-half work should come to nothing, almost equalised immediately when former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders rattled the crossbar with a superb volley.

Garry Parker also hit the Liverpool bar in the second half, while Grobbelaar made several valuable saves, the best of them to prevent Atkinson from profiting from an inviting chip from Ray Houghton.

Grobbelaar was possibly at fault for Atkinson's goal, although the lion's share of the blame must go to Steve Nicol, whose weak back-header allowed the striker to pounce.

Villa's green and black away strip again proved a problem with Chester-le-Street referee Alan Wilkie having to put a white top over his green shirt midway through the first half to avoid a clash.

Wilkie and both linesmen were kitted out with white tops for the second half.