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Game #4309

Aston Villa

Sunday, 27 February 1994

Won

Semi Final

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

League Cup

Tranmere Rovers

Attendance: 40,593

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-1

Tranmere Rovers

Assist(s) | Andy Townsend | 19' | Kevin Richardson | 24' | Tony Daley | 88' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Mark Bosnich proves the penalty shoot out hero as Villa draw the tie after an exhilarating second leg of the League Cup semi final to set up a first Wembley date in 17 years.

KEY MAN

Mark Bosnich, owed a drink or two.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 27 February 1994

โšฝ | 19โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dean Saunders, Assist by Andy Townsend
โšฝ | 24โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Shaun Teale, Assist by Kevin Richardson
๐Ÿฅ… | 27โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Tranmere Rovers, pen), John Aldridge
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Tranmere Rovers
๐Ÿ” | 77' Sub off, Neil Cox, Sub on, Graham Fenton
โšฝ | 88โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Dalian Atkinson, Assist by Tony Daley
๐Ÿ” | 90' Sub off, Ray Houghton, Sub on, Ugo Ehiogu
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Tranmere Rovers
๐Ÿ•’ | AET Aston Villa 3-1 Tranmere Rovers
Aggregate Aston Villa 4-4 Tranmere Rovers

Penalties
๐ŸŸข | 1-0, Dean Saunders, Scored
๐ŸŸข | 1-1, Tranmere Rovers, Scored
๐ŸŸข | 2-1, Shaun Teale, Scored
๐ŸŸข | 2-2, Tranmere Rovers, Scored
๐ŸŸข | 3-2, Graham Fenton, Scored
๐Ÿ”ด | 3-2. Tranmere Rovers, Missed
๐ŸŸข | 4-2, Dalian Atkinson, Scored
๐ŸŸข | 4-3, Tranmere Rovers, Scored
๐Ÿ”ด | 4-3, Ugo Ehiogu, Missed
๐ŸŸข | 4-4, Tranmere Rovers, Scored
๐Ÿ”ด | 4-4. Kevin Richardson, Missed
๐Ÿ”ด | 4-4. Tranmere Rovers, Missed
๐ŸŸข | 5-4 Tony Daley, Scored
Aston Villa 5-4 Tranmere Rovers

ON THIS DAY

In a truly memorable game, Villa overturned a first leg deficit to beat First Division side Tranmere Rovers on penalties and advance to their sixth appearance in the League Cup final.

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

Tranmere Rovers

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

Tranmere Rovers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #42 |
Manager Game | #144 |
Sunday, 27 February 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Allan Gunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sussex, 1977-1994
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
AET Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
AET Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
AET Aggregate Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
AET Aggregate Score: ๐ŸŸจ 4-4
๐ŸŸฉ Villa won 5-4 on penalties
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 144 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 67 ๐ŸŸจ | 38 ๐ŸŸฅ 39 | 1.66

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Allan Gunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sussex, 1977-1994
Matches Officiated: 15
๐ŸŸฉ : 5
๐ŸŸจ : 6
๐ŸŸฅ : 4
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 11 December 1993, Villa 0-1 Wimbledon, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Tranmere Rovers

None

TEAM NEWS

Villa make six changes for the second leg of the League Cup semi final. Returning are Paul McGrath, Ray Houghton, Dalian Atkinson, Tony Daley, Dean Saunders and Neil Cox. Whilst Guy Whittingham, Bryan Small, Garry Parker, Ugo Ehiogu, Dwight Yorke and Graham Fenton drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.34 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 34.26 |

Youngest Player |
GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 22.14 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Neil Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
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 | โšฝ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

John King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Tranmere Rovers

GK Eric Nixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ian Nolan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB John McGreal | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Mark Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Dave Higgins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Liam O'Brien | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Kenny Irons | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ged Brannan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Pat Nevin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF John Aldridge | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
CF Chris Malkin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Neil Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 77' |
๐Ÿ” | CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 90' |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Mark Hughes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (RB Tony Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Pat Nevin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (W John Morrissey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Danny Coyne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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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:

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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

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œThat was drama. The whole game was dramatic. โ€œWe got a great start by going two up in the first 23 minutes but then got a penalty against us. โ€œBut we just kept going and going and it paid on. It is a long time since we have been to Wembley. โ€œWe got ourselves in a hole at Tranmere and I said we would have to dig ourselves out.โ€ Ron Atkinson.

MATCH REPORT