Game #4326

1993-94

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Position:

3rd Round

League Cup 3rd Round

Sunderland

Roker Park

Attendance: 23,692

Tuesday, 26 October 1993

An outstanding goalkeeping performance from Mark Bosnich helps Villa to victory over second tier Sunderland in the League Cup.

Sunderland

1-4

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Dalian Atkinson | 27' | 90' | Kevin Richardson | 33' | Ray Houghton | 75' |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #4326

Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #18 |
Manager Game | #120 |
Tuesday, 26 October 1993

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Atkinson |
Referee | Alan Flood, Lancashire |
FT Score | 4-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WDDWW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alan Flood

MATCH INCIDENTS

Alan Flood

Villa

None

Sunderland

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
| 27.62 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | 33.92 |

Youngest Player |
GK Mark Bosnich | 21.80 |

TEAM NEWS

Paul McGrath, Bryan Small and Garry Parker return as Guy Whittingham, Dean Saunders and Gordon Cowans make way.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson

STAFF

Assistant Manager: Jim Barron

STARTING LINE UP

GK Mark Bosnich |
LB Bryan Small |
RB Earl Barrett |
CB Paul McGrath |
CB Shaun Teale |
M Garry Parker |
M Andy Townsend |
M Kevin Richardson |
W Tony Daley |
CF Dalian Atkinson |
CF Guy Whittingham | 

SUBSTITUTES

M Ray Houghton for CF Guy Whittingham |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

Not recorded

THE OPPOSITION

Chamberlain, Armstrong, Ord (Bennett), Melville, Owers, Gray M (Lawrence), Ball, Atkinson, Smith, Gray P (g), Goodman. Manager: Terry Butcher.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Villa progress to the 4th Round of the League Cup after a resounding victory on Wearside.

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MATCH TIMELINE

27’ Goal, 1-0, Dalian Atkinson
33’ Goal, 2-0, Kevin Richardson
HT Sunderland 0-2 Aston Villa
46’ Sub off, CF Guy Whittingham, Sub on, M Ray Houghton
47’ Goal, 2-1, (Sunderland)
75’ Goal, 3-1, Ray Houghton
90’ Goal, 4-1, Dalian Atkinson
FT Sunderland 1-4 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

"At 2-0 up I thought we were on for a 3-3 draw.

"We won 4-1 but we owe that result to our goalkeeper.

“We took a battering."

Ron Atkinson.



“I’m not the best in the world and it embarrasses me when he says that.

“I wish he would say potentially because I have still got so much to learn.”

Mark Bosnich.

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*Evening Herald*
Wednesday, 27 October 1993

“He cringes every time his Aston Villa manager Ron Atkinson hails him as "the best goalkeeper in the world”.

“But Bosnich lived up to the billing with a brilliant display in Villa's 4-I Coca-Cola Cup triumph against Sunderland, which earned a standing ovation from the Roker Park crowd.”

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Wort , class! Mark Bosnich is not easily embarrassed but there is one thing that makes even the brash Aussie bashful. after 75 minutes, before Dalien Atkinson grabbed his second in the 89th minute. He cringes every time his Aston Villa manager Ron Atkinson hails him as "the best goalkeeper in the world". Ron Atkinson summed it up saying: "We won 4-I but we owe that result to our goalkeeper• We took a battering." But Bosnich lived up to the billing with a brilliant display in Villa's 4-I Coca-Cola Cup triumph against Sunderland, which earned a standing ovation from the Roker Park crowd. DEPOSED England goalkeeper Chris Woods is again under threat within his club, Sheffield Wednesday. After missing the Sheffield derby with a slight groin injury Woods is 'Wednesday's second choice 'keeper again to Kevin Pressman for tonight's Coca-Cola Cup tie at Middlesbrough. He was named man-of-thematch after an incredible string of saves to break the hearts of first division Sunderland, who, despite the scoreline, played Villa off the park. Bosnich goes red when reminded of the manager's words and says: "Fm not the best in the world and it embarrasses me when he says that. I wish he would say potentially because I have still got so much to learn. While Bosnich was keeping Terry Butcher's side at bay, his team mates were staging an audacious smash-and-grab raid. Dalien Atkinson put Villa in front from their first attack after 27 minutes and seven minutes *IRATE Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan has kissed and made-up with U2l star Lee Clark who he publically disciplined after a touchline row at Southampton last Sunday. "He's a lovely lad but I can't have people acting like primadonnas. He's not bigger than this football club," Keegan said. revealing that he had contemplated putting Clark on the transfer list. -.404004 RON ATKINSON: words of praise for Australian goalkeeper Mark Bosnidi. Super Aussie defies Roker onslaught later skipper Kevin Richardson made it 2-0. But such was the Sunderland pressure that Ron Atkinson quipped: "At 2-0 up I thought we were on for a 3-3 draw." His fears looked like materialising when Phil Gray finally beat Bosnich within minutes of the restart, but he refused to be beaten again and made one incredible save from Martin Smith, as well as denying the ever-dangerous Don Goodman. Villa substitute Ray Houghton then added insult to injury when he scored with his first touch 114'

Wort , class! Mark Bosnich is not easily embarrassed but there is one thing that makes even the brash Aussie bashful. after 75 minutes, before Dalien Atkinson grabbed his second in the 89th minute. He cringes every time his Aston Villa manager Ron Atkinson hails him as "the best goalkeeper in the world". Ron Atkinson summed it up saying: "We won 4-I but we owe that result to our goalkeeper• We took a battering." But Bosnich lived up to the billing with a brilliant display in Villa's 4-I Coca-Cola Cup triumph against Sunderland, which earned a standing ovation from the Roker Park crowd. DEPOSED England goalkeeper Chris Woods is again under threat within his club, Sheffield Wednesday. After missing the Sheffield derby with a slight groin injury Woods is 'Wednesday's second choice 'keeper again to Kevin Pressman for tonight's Coca-Cola Cup tie at Middlesbrough. He was named man-of-thematch after an incredible string of saves to break the hearts of first division Sunderland, who, despite the scoreline, played Villa off the park. Bosnich goes red when reminded of the manager's words and says: "Fm not the best in the world and it embarrasses me when he says that. I wish he would say potentially because I have still got so much to learn. While Bosnich was keeping Terry Butcher's side at bay, his team mates were staging an audacious smash-and-grab raid. Dalien Atkinson put Villa in front from their first attack after 27 minutes and seven minutes *IRATE Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan has kissed and made-up with U2l star Lee Clark who he publically disciplined after a touchline row at Southampton last Sunday. "He's a lovely lad but I can't have people acting like primadonnas. He's not bigger than this football club," Keegan said. revealing that he had contemplated putting Clark on the transfer list. -.404004 RON ATKINSON: words of praise for Australian goalkeeper Mark Bosnidi. Super Aussie defies Roker onslaught later skipper Kevin Richardson made it 2-0. But such was the Sunderland pressure that Ron Atkinson quipped: "At 2-0 up I thought we were on for a 3-3 draw." His fears looked like materialising when Phil Gray finally beat Bosnich within minutes of the restart, but he refused to be beaten again and made one incredible save from Martin Smith, as well as denying the ever-dangerous Don Goodman. Villa substitute Ray Houghton then added insult to injury when he scored with his first touch 114'