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Game #4321

Aston Villa

Lost

10th

Saturday, 23 April 1994

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟥

Premier League

Arsenal

Villa Park

Attendance: 31,580

Aston Villa

1-2

Arsenal

Assist(s) | Kevin Richardson | 57’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa put in another below par performance to leave them with one win in nine Premier League games and six defeats as they slump to 10th in the table under Ron Atkinson.

KEY MAN

Ray Houghton, 30 yard chip to equalise.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 23 April 1994

🥅 | 30’ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal, pen), Ian Wright
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Arsenal
⚽ | 57’ Goal, 1-1, Ray Houghton, Assist by Kevin Richardson
🥅 | 90’+ Goal, 1-2, (Arsenal), Ian Wright
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Arsenal

ON THIS DAY

Villa had now won just once in 9 Premier League games, losing 6.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1993-94

Arsenal

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1992–93

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #54 |
League Game | #39 |
Manager Game | #156 |
Saturday, 23 April 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Keith Cooper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Pontypridd, 1982-1996
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 156 | 🟩 | 70 🟨 | 41 🟥 45 | 1.61

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Cooper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Pontypridd, 1982-1996
Matches Officiated: 11
🟩 : 5
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 4
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 27 March 1994, League Cup Final, Villa 3-1 Manchester United, Wembley Stadium.
Cards: 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Villa make two changes to the team that beat Sheffield United last time out with Dalian Atkinson and Neil Cox returning in place of Stefan Beinlich and Steve Staunton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.26 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 35.73 |

Youngest Player |
F Graham Fenton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.93 |

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Earl Barrett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Neil Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Shaun Teale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Andy Townsend | 🇮🇪 |
M Dave Farrell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ray Houghton | 🇮🇪 | ⚽ |
M Kevin Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
CF Graham Fenton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dalian Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

George Graham (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Arsenal

GK David Seaman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Andy Linighan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Steve Bould | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Martin Keown (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Steve Morrow | 🇬🇧 |
RB Lee Dixon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mark Flatts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔁 |
CF Alan Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Kevin Campbell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ian Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Paul Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Ray Parlour | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Michael Oakes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stefan Beinlich | 🇩🇪 |
CF Dean Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Alan Miller | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Eddie McGoldrick | 🇮🇪 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 13/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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

"A half-time roasting from Atkinson appeared to have the desired effect as Villa began the second half in more positive fashion, with Ray Houghton grabbing the equaliser with a brilliant 30-yard chip."

MATCH REPORT

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*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 25 April 1994

lAN Wright proved his value to Arsenal with a high class, two-goal display to sink Coca-Cola Cup winners Aston Villa. Arsenal made the breakthough on the half hour. Villa right back Neil Cox pulled down Wright in the area and the striker got up to easily beat Nigel Spink from the spot. A half-time roasting from Atkinson appeared to have the desired effect as Villa began the second half in more positive fashion, with Ray Houghton grabbing the equaliser with a brilliant 30-yard chip. But, in the 90th minute. Arsenal surged forward and Wright picked up a pass from Kevin Campbell to drive the ball past Spink from six yards.

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