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Game #4308

Aston Villa

Tuesday, 22 February 1994

Drew

6th

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 19,254

Manchester City

Villa Park

Former Villan Steve McMahon proves the Villain as his underhand tactics cost Villa victory from the penalty spot.

Aston Villa

0-0

Manchester City

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Dean Saunders, missed from the spot.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 22 February 1994

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Graham Fenton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester City
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Guy Whittingham, Sub on Dean Saunders
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 82โ€™ Missed penalty, Dean Saunders
๐ŸŸจ | 84โ€™ Booking, Graham Fenton
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Forward Graham Fenton made his debut aged 19 after joining as a trainee and signing professional forms in August 1993.

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

Manchester City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Game | #28 |
Manager Game | #143 |
Tuesday, 22 February 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Martin Bodenham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Looe, 1981-1998
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Bodenham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Looe, 1981-1998
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 6 November 1993, Villa 2-1 Arsenal, Highbury.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

None

Martin Bodenham

TEAM NEWS

Villa make six changes from the team that lost to Bolton last time out. Out go Paul McGrath, Ray Houghton, Dalian Atkinson, Tony Daley, Dean Saunders and Steve Froggatt. In come Guy Whittingham (first start in 10), Bryan Small (first start in 11), Garry Parker (first start in 8), Ugo Ehiogu (first start in 22) and Dwight Yorke and Graham Fenton for their first starts of the season.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.84 |

Oldest Player |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.24 |

Youngest Player |
F Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.77 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Brian Horton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Bryan Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Earl Barrett | 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 |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Guy Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ |

Manchester City

GK Tony Coton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Terry Phelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Michel Vonk | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CB Alan Kernaghan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Richard Edghill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Fitzroy Simpson | ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ |
M David Rocastle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve McMahon (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve Lomas | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CF Carl-Steven Shutt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Mike Sheron | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | for CF Guy Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 71โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Terry Phelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (RB Andy Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Andy Dibble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Carl Griffiths | 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 : 11/14

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 : 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

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

CF Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"We played some quality football despite the poor conditions and deserved to win.

"McMahon's delaying tactics when Dean Saunders was preparing to take his penalty were a touch of gamesmanship, but I also thought that Deano lost his footing as he ran up to strike the ball."

Ron Atkinson.

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Wednesday, 23 February 1994

DEAN SAUNDERS missed the penalty last night that finally gave Brian Horton a break. The Manchester City manager, who is fighting to save his job, was handed a lifeline by the Aston Villa striker with just nine minutes of last night's snow fight.

Horton could only watch helplessly as City's defiant rearguard action looked like caving in when Richard Edghill hauled back the Welsh hitman just inside the box. But Saunders, who had only replaced Guy Whittingham nine minutes earlier, moved forward to smash the ball at least a yard wide of Tony Coton's right-hand post to allow Manchester City to escape with a precious point.

The crisis-hit Maine Road side now creep out of the bottom three and above Oldham on goal difference, so that dreadful clanger from Saunders could yet prove to be the turning point as City scramble to fight their way out of the Premiership's desperation alley.

City even survived the second half loss of Terry Phelan, who limped off with what looked like a pulled hamstring, but happy Horton revealed later Terry's injury is nothing like serious as we first thought.

Saunders' miss may also have been the result of a little gamesmanship from Steve McMahon, who wandered into the box then out again as the Villa striker prepared to shoot.

Villa manager Ron Atkinson said: "We played some quality football despite the poor conditions and deserved to win. "McMahon's delaying tactics when Dean Saunders was preparing to take his penalty were a touch of gamesmanship, but I also thought that Deano lost his footing as he ran up to strike the ball."