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Game #4324

Saturday, 7 May 1994

Attendance: 45,347

Won

Premier League

10th

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa end the season, and a terrible run, with only their second Premier League win in twelve that although doesn't change their finishing position of 10th, does at least end a campaign that had fallen spectacularly off the rails in March on a high.

Aston Villa

2-1

Liverpool

Assist(s) | Dean Saunders | 65โ€™ | Ray Houghton | 81โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Dwight Yorke, first goals of the season, two starts, final day

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 17โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool)
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Liverpool
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Stefan Beinlich, Sub on, Bryan Small
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Tony Daley, Sub on, Dwight Yorke
โšฝ | 65โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Dean Saunders
โšฝ | 81โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Ray Houghton
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool

ON THIS DAY

The final day of the standing only Holte End.

Villa secured their second victory in 12 Premier League games.

Midfielder Stefan Beinlich made his final appearance for Villa aged 22 before moving on to Hansa Rostock for a fee of ยฃ130,000. Beinlich had played for Villa between 1991-92 and 1993-94 making 16 appearances and scoring once.

Winger Tony Daley made his final Villa appearance aged 26 before moving on to Wolverhampton Wanderers in June 1994 for a fee of ยฃ1,250,000. Daley had played for Villa between 1984-85 and 1993-94 and over his 9 years with the club made 290 appearances and scored 38 goals.

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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1991-92

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #57 |
League Game | #42 |
Manager Game | #159 |
Saturday, 7 May 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Keith Burge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Tonypandy, 1986โ€“1999
Kick off: 3,00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Burge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Tonypandy, 1986โ€“1999
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 30 October 1993, Villa 2-1 Swindon, County Ground.
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Liverpool

None

Keith Burge

TEAM NEWS

Villa make two changes for the final game of the season as Mark Bosnich returns in goal for Nigel Spink and Tony Daley replaces Matthias Breitkreutz.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.64 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 34.45 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.52 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Roy Evans | 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 Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Stefan Beinlich | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Liverpool

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Rob Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Steve Nicol | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Neil Ruddock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Julian Dicks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Don Hutchison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Ronnie Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Jamie Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W John Barnes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ian Rush | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Robbie Fowler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Bryan Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Stefan Beinlich | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | โšฝ | for W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 46โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Ronnie Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (LB Steve Harkness | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Bruce Grobbelaar | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
M Nigel Clough | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ 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 : 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 : 7/14

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 : 10/11

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 : 12/14

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

M Stefan Beinlich | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Whatever his recent statements about little or no change in his roster, no-one with an inkling of Atkinson's character will be fooled into believing that he thinks this season's campaign has been good enough.

"He has been let down too many times by players who are high-class one day and bottom of it the next."

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 9 May 1994

YORKE FIRES VILLA TO A ROUSING FAREWELL

ONCE again Villa proved they can play with determination and style.

As they also showed they can be ponderous and lazy-minded, you will understand why their fans were receiving mixed messages.

First half: Villa no shots; Liverpool seven, one goal.

Second half: Villa eight shots, two goals; Liverpool two shots.

The biggest crowd on a League ground this season watched a transformation as complete as Superman's, from being kicked around for 45 minutes to providing the Holte End stand era with a final and enduring memory of victory against one of the world's great clubs.

Villa's abject first half caused us to ponder whether it was more disconcerting that they were not doing their best or that they were.

Either way, Ron Atkinson has a summer problem of elephantine dimension.

The answer came quickly. In two minutes they had expended more energy than in the previous 45 and by the end of the game they were reproducing the kind of play which had blessed Wembley five weeks ago.

Atkinson, already disturbed by a post-Wembley disintegration that wrecked any top-six hopes, must have had sharp half-time words to say about a bon voyage that had become a bad trip.

For the hammers to have echoed a last Holte End lament would have struck at the heart of his pride. The players' response was thrilling and none more so than from Dwight Yorke whose season in the shadows - only one goal and two starts - ended in the sunshine of both goals.

Whatever his recent statements about little or no change in his roster, no-one with an inkling of Atkinson's character will be fooled into believing that he thinks this season's campaign has been good enough.

He has been let down too many times by players who are high-class one day and bottom of it the next.

The gnawing hunger for consistent achievement is missing from several of his veteran players whose occasional indolence and fitful lack of discipline has affected impressionable young team-mates.

This was not concealed by Saturday's second half, rather it was highlighted. No question about it, Villa need a couple of powerfully hungry players of the Carlton Palmer variety.

It has been made clear to Atkinson that he does not have much money to play with.

However, the manager is a maestro of knockout competitions and three already beckon him.

On the positive side he has three or four younger players Mark Bosnich, Graham Fenton, Ugo Ehiogu and Yorke on which to found a future side and it may be that Villa fans will have to be content to watch a transition next season as the thirty somethings begin to make way for a new generation.

Bosnich, Ehiogu and Yorke, along with Earl Barrett, were Villa's four outstanding performers against Liverpool.

Yorke made a late play for regular first-team place next season. This may seem a ridiculously premature statement but Atkinson must have seen enough from him to believe that he has a potential 20-goals-a-season man on his books.

If so, a number of pieces fall into place. He would have one or even two strikers for transfer during a summer that will surely see him replenish his playing staff.

Villa found space on the left to provide a low cross which Yorke converted from the edge of the six-yard box in the 65th minute for his first goal of the season.

Liverpool who had previously dominated the midfield, suddenly lost their way and it was another of their old players Ray Houghton who created the opening for the second. The Republic of Ireland international sent Yorke racing clear down the middle in the 81st minute and the Villa player produced a clinical finish.