Game #4322

1993-94

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Position:

2nd Round

League Cup 2nd Round

Birmingham City

Villa Park

Attendance: 35,856

Wednesday, 6 October 1993

Villa repeat the trick and beat second tier Birmingham yet again however midfielder Paul Tait and manager Terry Cooper take defeat far from well as one is sent off and the other reported to the FA.

Aston Villa

1-0

Birmingham City

Scorer(s) | Dean Saunders | 82' |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #4322

Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #14 |
Manager Game | #116 |
Wednesday, 6 October 1993

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Atkinson |
Referee | Gerald Ashby |
FT Score | 1-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Aggregate Score | 2-0 |
Aggregate Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WDWLW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Gerald Ashby

MATCH INCIDENTS

Gerald Ashby

Villa

None

Birmingham City

🟥 |

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.08 |

Oldest Player |
M Gordon Cowans | 34.97 |

Youngest Player |
GK Mark Bosnich | 21.75 |

TEAM NEWS

Mark Bosnich replaces Nigel Spink as Tony Daley comes in for Guy Whittingham.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson

STAFF

Assistant Manager: Jim Barron

STARTING LINE UP

GK Mark Bosnich |
RB Neil Cox |
LB Steve Staunton |
CB Shaun Teale |
CB Paul McGrath |
M Andy Townsend |
M Gordon Cowans |
M Kevin Richardson |
W Tony Daley |
F Dean Saunders |
CF Dalian Atkinson |

SUBSTITUTES

M Ray Houghton for M Andy Townsend | 76' |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

Not recorded

THE OPPOSITION

Miller, Whyte, Marlon, Hiley (Fenwick), Dryden, Frain, Donowa (Scott), Hooper, Tait, Smith, Shutt. Manager: Terry Cooper.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Villa make it 6 wins in a row against neighbours Birmingham going back to 1987, scoring 17 and conceding 1.

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MATCH TIMELINE

HT Aston Villa 0-0 Birmingham City
60’ Sending off, (Birmingham City), Paul Tait
76’ Sub off, M Andy Townsend, Sub on, M Ray Houghton
82’ Goal, 1-0, Dean Saunders
FT Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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“If Mr Cooper had said 'You had super match ref” I would not be reporting him.”

Referee Gerald Ashby.

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ftriSranml Cooper is reported BIRMINGHAM CITY manager Terry Cooper is being reported to the English FA over an alleged verbal attack on referee Gerald Ashby after Wednesday’s Coca- Cola Cup tie with Aston Villa. Cooper heavdy criticised the FIFA official over his decision to send off City midfielder Paul Tail after he reacted to a late challenge by Villa skipper Kevin Richardson. He was also unhappy at Ashby's decision to allow the winning goal scored by Dean Saunders, claiming the Welsh international was in an offside position. Worcester-based Ashby confirmed he would be reporting the Birmingham manager and said: “If Mr Cooper had said 'You had super match ref I would not be reporting him. Villa won the match 1-0 and the tie 2-0 on aggregate.

ftriSranml Cooper is reported BIRMINGHAM CITY manager Terry Cooper is being reported to the English FA over an alleged verbal attack on referee Gerald Ashby after Wednesday’s Coca- Cola Cup tie with Aston Villa. Cooper heavdy criticised the FIFA official over his decision to send off City midfielder Paul Tail after he reacted to a late challenge by Villa skipper Kevin Richardson. He was also unhappy at Ashby's decision to allow the winning goal scored by Dean Saunders, claiming the Welsh international was in an offside position. Worcester-based Ashby confirmed he would be reporting the Birmingham manager and said: “If Mr Cooper had said 'You had super match ref I would not be reporting him. Villa won the match 1-0 and the tie 2-0 on aggregate.