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Game #4318

Monday, 4 April 1994

Attendance: 25,416

Drew

Premier League

10th

Norwich City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa extend their winless run to six Premier League games as they fail to score for the fifth time.

Aston Villa

0-0

Norwich City

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Dwight Yorke, worthy of a run in the team.

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Norwich City
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Graham Fenton, Sub on, Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Norwich City

ON THIS DAY

Villa fail to score for the fifth time in six Premier League games and for the third consecutive match.

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†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1993-94

Norwich City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1984โ€“85

FIXTURE HISTORY

Norwich City

Previous 5 vs. Norwich: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #51 |
League Game | #36 |
Manager Game | #153 |
Monday, 4 April 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: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Bodenham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Looe, 1981-1998
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 22 February 1994, Villa 0-0 Manchester City, Villa Park.
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Norwich City

None

Martin Bodenham

TEAM NEWS

In one change to the team that lost to Manchester City last time out, Dalian Atkinson replaces Garry Parker.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.38 |

Oldest Player |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |31.35 |

Youngest Player |
F Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.88 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

John Deehan (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
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 |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Norwich City

GK Bryan Gunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Ian Culverhouse | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Spencer Prior | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Colin Woodthorpe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Rob Ullathorne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Mark Bowen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Gary Megson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ian Crook | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jeremy Goss | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Darren Eadie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Chris Sutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | for CF Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Gary Megson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M David Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | W Darren Eadie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Neil Adams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Scott Howie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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 : 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 : 11/11

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 : 14/14

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

โ€œIf anyone listening can score goals, they should come and join Villa.โ€

Kevin Richardson.

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Tuesday, 5 April 1994

LIKE many a word spoken in jest, the remark had a distinctive ring of truth about it. Kevin Richardson, conducting a post-match radio interview, pleaded: "If anyone listening can score goals, they should come and join Villa!"

It was a typical piece of dry humour from Villa's skipper, yet there was undeniably an underlying concern. You can't just pluck goalscorers out of thin air, of course, but Villa desperately need to start hitting the target or their season will fade into a dreadful anti-climax.

The wonder of Wembley will sustain supporters for a little while, of course, and with European football already assured, the necessity for a lofty league position has been removed.

The blunt fact, though, is that Ron Atkinson's men have now failed to win in six Premiership fixtures either side of the Coca-Cola League Cup final, managing just a single goal an own goal during that dismal run.

Against Norwich yesterday, there was little question that they should have broken the sequence, for there was very little wrong with their approach work in difficult windy conditions. keepers like Bryan Gunn are rarely beaten from such distances.

At least, there were also a few chances around the six yard box, with Gunn clutching Fenton's lunging header, Dean Saunders' flick being blocked by an lan Culverhouse tackle and substitute Dwight Yorke firing over from Tony Daley's deep cross.

Manager Atkinson has intimated he will be giving his younger players a few outings during the final games, and Yorke certainly looks worthy of a run after a season sabotaged by injury problems.

Taking over from calf injury victim Fenton at half time, the Calypso kid produced some sparkling runes from midfield and was always on the lookout for a shooting opportunity.

If the match provided reasonable Bank Holiday entertainment, though, it was never in the same class as Villa's 2-1 win at Carrow Road at the end of last year.

That night, both sides looked good enough for Europe, and Villa, of course, have already booked their UEFA Cup place. But both sides have somehow lost the zest they produced on that occasion, and the Canaries have won only once in 14 league matches since John Deehan took over as manager.

For most of yesterday's contest, they were content to sit back and let Villa take the game to them although a couple of breaks might just have left Atkinson staring at another defeat.

Goalkeeper Mark Bosnich had to be at his best as ยฃ2 million-rated Chris Sutton ghosted through for a low 23rd minute drive. But even the agile Aussie was a mere spectator as Sutton's 86th minute shot crashed against his right-hand post.

There would have been no radio wisecracks if that one had gone in.