Game #4325

1993-94

Position:

7th (-)

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Premier League

Chelsea

Villa Park

Attendance: 29,706

Saturday, 23 October 1993

Despite playing in a new midfield role, Dalian Atkinson scores on 6' to secure Villa's first win in four Premier League games as they sit 7th in the table.

Aston Villa

1-0

Chelsea

Scorer(s) | Dalian Atkinson | 6’ |

Assist(s) | Tony Daley | 6’ |

AT A GLANCE

Game #4325

Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #17 |
League Game | #12 |
Manager Game | #119 |
Saturday, 23 October 1993

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Atkinson |
Referee | David Allison, Lancaster |
KO | 3.00pm |
HT Score | 1-0 |
FT Score | 1-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LWDDW |
League Position | 7th | - |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Allison

MATCH INCIDENTS

David Allison

Villa

🟨 |

Chelsea

None

🟨 | 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
| 27.74 |

Oldest Player |
M Gordon Cowans | 35.01 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 20.98 |

TEAM NEWS

Paul McGrath and Bryan Small with Guy Whittingham and Ugo Ehiogu coming in. For Ehiogu it was his first start of the season.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson

STAFF

Assistant Manager: Jim Barron

STARTING LINE UP

GK Mark Bosnich |
RB Earl Barrett |
CB Ugo Ehiogu |
CB Shaun Teale |
M Andy Townsend |
M Gordon Cowans |
M Kevin Richardson |
W Tony Daley |
F Dean Saunders |
CF Dalian Atkinson |
CF Guy Whittingham |

SUBSTITUTES

M Garry Parker for CF Guy Whittingham | 64’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Nigel Spink
RB Neil Cox

THE OPPOSITION

Kharin, Dow, Kjeldberg, Donaghy (Johnsen), Clarke, Sinclair, Hopkin, Hoddle, Newton, Shipperley, Fleck (Cascarino (ex)). Player Manager: Glenn Hoddle.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Former Villa centre forward Tony Cascarino came on as a 78’ substitute for Chelsea.

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MATCH TIMELINE

6’ Goal, 1-0, Dalian Atkinson, Assist by Tony Daley
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea
50’ Booking, Guy Whittingham
64’ Sub off, CF Guy Whittingham, Sub on, M Garry Parker
FT Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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*The Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 24 October 1993

"ASTON Villa's converted midfielder Dalian Atkinson gave the perfect answer to criticism from the terraces with the only goal against Chelsea. Revelling in his new role, he settled the issue after just six minutes."

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Sports villa within reach at top Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 0 ASTON Villa's converted midfielder Dalian Atkinson gave the perfect answer to criticism from the terraces with the only goal against Chelsea. Revelling in his new role, he settled the issue after just six minutes. thus ending Villa's run of three league games without a win and moving them within striking distance of the leaders. The goal was set up by Tony Daley in his last league appearance at Villa Park before his C 2 million move to Udinese. His inch-perfect left-wing cross found Atkinson, who headed past Chelsea 'keeper Dmitri Kharine for his fifth goal of the season. Atkinson then forced a fine save out of Kharine with a 20 yarder and set up a chance for Dean Saunders, whose chip was inches wide. Villa dominated the opening period. although 'keeper Mark Bosnich had to make a fine one-handed save to keep out an Andy Dow volley. With player-manager Glenn Hoddle adopting a more forward role, Chelsea had more of the play in the second half. But. Robert Fleck wasted their best chance when he shot wide from 12 yards in the 55th minute after latching onto a misdirected clearance. A Saunders' snapshot which flew past the post was the nearest Villa came to increasing their lead. Paul McGrath missed the game. with manager Ron Atkinson explaining that the Irish defender was suffering from a hamstring injury.

Sports villa within reach at top Aston Villa 1 Chelsea 0 ASTON Villa's converted midfielder Dalian Atkinson gave the perfect answer to criticism from the terraces with the only goal against Chelsea. Revelling in his new role, he settled the issue after just six minutes. thus ending Villa's run of three league games without a win and moving them within striking distance of the leaders. The goal was set up by Tony Daley in his last league appearance at Villa Park before his C 2 million move to Udinese. His inch-perfect left-wing cross found Atkinson, who headed past Chelsea 'keeper Dmitri Kharine for his fifth goal of the season. Atkinson then forced a fine save out of Kharine with a 20 yarder and set up a chance for Dean Saunders, whose chip was inches wide. Villa dominated the opening period. although 'keeper Mark Bosnich had to make a fine one-handed save to keep out an Andy Dow volley. With player-manager Glenn Hoddle adopting a more forward role, Chelsea had more of the play in the second half. But. Robert Fleck wasted their best chance when he shot wide from 12 yards in the 55th minute after latching onto a misdirected clearance. A Saunders' snapshot which flew past the post was the nearest Villa came to increasing their lead. Paul McGrath missed the game. with manager Ron Atkinson explaining that the Irish defender was suffering from a hamstring injury.