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Game #4311

Aston Villa

Won

5th

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩

Sunday, 6 March 1994

Premier League

Coventry City

Highfield Road

Attendance: 14,323

Coventry City

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Andy Townsend | 20’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

KEY MAN

Tony Daley, first goal of the season the winner.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Sunday, 6 March 1994

⚽ | 20’ Goal, 1-0, Tony Daley, Assist by Andy Townsend
🕒 | HT Coventry City 0-1 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Coventry City 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Coventry City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1986-87

FIXTURE HISTORY

Coventry City

Previous 5 vs. Coventry: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟨

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Keith Hackett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Kick off: 4.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 146 | 🟩 | 68 🟨 | 39 🟥 39 | 1.66

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Hackett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Matches Officiated: 26
🟩 : 10
🟨 : 8
🟥 : 8
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 4 December 1993, Villa 2-2 QPR, Loftus Road.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Coventry City

None

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 | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.27 |

Youngest Player |
F Graham Fenton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.80 |

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | 🇦🇺 |
RB Neil Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Earl Barrett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Shaun Teale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Garry Parker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Kevin Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Andy Townsend | 🇮🇪 | 🔥 |
W Tony Daley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Dean Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Graham Fenton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Phil Neal | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Coventry City

GK Steve Ogrizovic | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Steve Morgan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Peter Atherton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Phil Babb | 🇮🇪 |
RB Brian Borrows | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M David Rennie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Julian Darby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Sean Flynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Micky Quinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF John Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Peter Ndlovu | 🇿🇼 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Bryan Small | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dwight Yorke | 🇹🇹 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jonathan Gould | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Willie Boland | 🇮🇪 |
M Leigh Jenkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/14

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH 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. “He cut out all time wasting and he didn't give the penalties because he knew Mark Bosnich would save them anyway. “I would not have been surprised if either of them had been given." Ron Atkinson.

MATCH REPORT

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*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: “I 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.

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