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Game #4311

Sunday, 6 March 1994

Attendance: 14,323

Won

Premier League

5th

Coventry City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Highfield Road

Villa beat Coventry at Highfield Road to make it four wins in seven unbeaten Premier League games as the climb to 5th in the table.

Coventry City

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Andy Townsend | 20โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Tony Daley, first goal of the season the winner.

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 20โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Tony Daley, Assist by Andy Townsend
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Coventry City 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Coventry City 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

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

Coventry City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1986-87

FIXTURE HISTORY

Coventry City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Game | #30 |
Manager Game | #146 |
Sunday, 6 March 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Keith Hackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Kick off: 4.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Hackett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 4 December 1993, Villa 2-2 QPR, Loftus Road.
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Coventry City

None

Keith Hackett

TEAM NEWS

Villa make three changes from the team that beat Spurs last time out with Paul McGrath, Dalian Atkinson and Steve Froggatt being replaced by and Andy Townsend, Ugo Ehiogu and Graham Fenton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.29 |

Oldest Player |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.27 |

Youngest Player |
F Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.80 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Phil Neal | 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 |
RB Earl Barrett | 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 |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Coventry City

GK Steve Ogrizovic | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Morgan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Peter Atherton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Phil Babb | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Brian Borrows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Julian Darby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Sean Flynn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Micky Quinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Ndlovu | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Bryan Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jonathan Gould | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Willie Boland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Leigh Jenkinson | 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 : 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

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

"For the first one I thought the player was already going down, while the second one hinged on whether there was any intent. I didn't feel it was intentional. I thought he was trying to regain his balance."

Referee Keith Hackett.



"Referees are the most maligned men in the game.

"You have just seen a very sensible display of refereeing.

โ€œHe cut out all time wasting and he didn't give the penalties because he knew Mark Bosnich would save them anyway.

โ€œI would not have been surprised if either of them had been given."

Ron Atkinson.

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 7 March 1994

FURIOUS Coventry City manager Phil Neal launched a blistering attack on referee Keith Hackett after seeing his side denied two penalties at Highfield Road.

The two incidents occurred in the space of 90 seconds the first after 75 minutes when Peter Ndlovu looked to have been brought down by Neil Cox and the second when Shaun Teale clearly handled the ball.

"We are top of the Fair Play League and I tell my players never to question referee's decisions," said Neal. "But after something like that it makes you wonder if it is to your advantage.

"We try to make the referee's job easier but you just wonder if you should go out and cause mayhem instead."

Hackett said: "For the first one I thought the player was already going down, while the second one hinged on whether there was any intent. I didn't feel it was intentional. I thought he was trying to regain his balance."

Villa manager Ron Atkinson, whose side seem to attract penalty dramas at the moment, commented: "Referees are the most maligned men in the game.

"You have just seen a very sensible display of refereeing. He cut out all time wasting and he didn't give the penalties because he knew Mark Bosnich would save them anyway."

On a more serious note Atkinson admitted: โ€œI would not have been surprised if either of them had been given."

Tony Daley's first goal of the season in the 15th minute was enough to earn victory for Villa.

There was more heartache for City in the 81st minute when David Rennie's shot was blocked by Tony Daley and then Garry Parker cleared Sean Flynn's effort from the rebound off the line.

Bosnich then produced a brilliant save to deny Rennie before Villa raced to the other end where Parker should have settled it but sliced badly wide.