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Game #4323

Aston Villa

Saturday, 30 April 1994

Lost

10th

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Premier League

Southampton

Attendance: 18,803

The Dell

Southampton

4-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Stefan Beinlich | 58โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

With nine goals conceded in two games, more Paul McGrath controversy swirling and one win and eight defeats in eleven Premier League matches, 1993-94 ends in ignominy away from home as fans' let their frustration be known on the fixtures and fittings of the Dell pitch.

KEY MAN

Nigel Spink, sent off on an afternoon to forget

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 30 April 1994

๐Ÿฅ… | 19โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Southampton), Matt Le Tissier
๐Ÿฅ… | 39โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Southampton), Ken Monkou
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Paul McGrath, Sub on, Neil Cox
๐ŸŸจ | 46โ€™ Booking, Andy Townsend, Encroachment
โšฝ | 58โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Dean Saunders, Assist by Stefan Beinlich
๐Ÿ” | 70โ€™ Sub off, Matthias Breitkreutz, Sub on, Tony Daley
๐Ÿฅ… | 77โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Southampton), Matt Le Tissier
๐ŸŸฅ | 79โ€™ Sending off, Nigel Spink, Professional foul
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 79โ€™ Neil Cox in goal
๐Ÿฅ… | 89โ€™ Goal, 1-4, (Southampton), Neil Maddison
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Southampton 4-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa had now won just once in 11 Premier League games, losing 8.

Villa received their first red card in the Premier League with goalkeeper Nigel Spink being sent off with 11 minutes plus stoppage time to go in the second half.

Right back Neil Cox made his final appearance for Villa aged 22 before moving on to Middlesbrough in July 1994 for a fee of ยฃ1,000,000. Cox had played for Villa between 1991-92 and 1993-94 making 56 appearances and scoring 4 goals.

Midfielder Matthias Breitkreutz made his final Villa appearance aged 22 before moving on to Hertha Berlin in July 1994 for a fee of ยฃ130,000. Breitkreutz had played for Villa between 1991-92 and 1993-94 making 14 appearances.

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

Southampton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #56 |
League Game | #41 |
Manager Game | #158 |
Saturday, 30 April 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Steve Lodge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Barnsley, 1987-2001
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-4
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 158 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 70 ๐ŸŸจ | 41 ๐ŸŸฅ 47 | 1.59

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Lodge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Barnsley, 1987-2001
Matches Officiated: 9
๐ŸŸฉ : 6
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 15 January 1994, Villa 3-1 West Ham, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Southampton

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Villa make three changes from the side that lost to Newcastle last time out with Matthias Breitkreutz (first start of the season), Dean Saunders and Paul McGrath replacing Shaun Teale, Dave Farrell and Graham Fenton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.52 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 35.75 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.50 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
RB Earl Barrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Matthias Breitkreutz | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Stefan Beinlich | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Alan Ball | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Southampton

GK Dave Beasant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Jeff Kenna | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ken Monkou | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | โšฝ |
LB Francis Benali | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Simon Charlton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Tommy Widdrington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jim Magilton | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Matt Le Tissier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
M Neil Maddison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Iain Dowie | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Neil Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CBย Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Matthias Breitkreutz | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 70โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Paul Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Jason Dodd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Ian Andrews | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Craig Maskell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 5/11

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 : 8/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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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 Halfโ€จ

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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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด RB Neil Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1991-94 | ๐Ÿ•’ 56 | 36 (20) | โšฝ 4 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 2 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 29 | #680 |
๐Ÿ”ด M Matthias Breitkreutz | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 1992-94 | ๐Ÿ•’ 14 | 10 (4) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 0 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 8 | #685 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œPaul [McGrath] was struggling with the injury. that's why he went off at half-time. "He went missing again at the interval, this time with club permission. โ€œHe just didn't do himself justice out there and he was frustrated". Ron Atkinson.

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