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Game #4327

Saturday, 27 August 1994

Attendance: 23,305

Drew

Premier League

12th (-)

Crystal Palace

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa draw for the third time in seven days as Paul McGrath and Mark Bosnich collide to gift Gareth Southgate and Palace a late equaliser.

Aston Villa

1-1

Crystal Palace

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Steve Staunton, wicked inswinger

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace
โšฝ | 46โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Steve Staunton
๐Ÿฅ… | 86โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Crystal Palace), Gareth Southgate
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Ray Houghton, Sub on, Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Crystal Palace

ON THIS DAY

Villa under Ron Atkinson had now won just 2 of their last 15 Premier League games but were unbeaten in the last 4.

Future Villa centre back Gareth Southgate scored for Palace on 86โ€™.

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

Crystal Palace

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Crystal Palace

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #3 |
League Match | #3 |
Manager Game | #162 |
Saturday, 27 August 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Joe Worrall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Warrington, 1976-1995
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Joe Worrall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Warrington, 1976-1995
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 19 March 1994, Villa 1-2 Oldham, Villa Park.
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Crystal Palace

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Joe Worrall

TEAM NEWS

Steve Staunton is recalled in place of Phil King whilst Dalian Atkinson and Earl Barrett return to the line up with Garry Parker and Dwight Yorke dropping out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.76 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 34.75 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.83 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

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

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
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 |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF John Fashanu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Crystal Palace

GK Nigel Martyn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Darren Patterson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Richard Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Coleman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
LB Dean Gordon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Ricky Newman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Simon Rodger | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W John Salako | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Bruce Dyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Chris Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | for M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 88โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Simon Rodger | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Ian Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Bruce Dyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Darren Pitcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Phil King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Rhys Wilmot | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ 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 : 6/11

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

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 : 11/11

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 : 14/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

M Garry Parker
GK Michael Oakes
M Nii Lamptey
CB Shaun Teale
F Graham Fenton
CF Guy Whittingham
M Dave Farrell
D Chris Boden
LB Bryan Small

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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Rocks for brains.

โ€œI don't know what they were doing or thinking of.

โ€œWe committed suicide.

โ€œWe were in control, but you are never safe at 1-0.โ€

Ron Atkinson.

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 29 August 1994

MAYBE it's a little early to start pushing panic buttons but the signs are worrying to say the least.

Three matches into the new season Villa are still looking for their first win, a statistic which sounds rather less drastic when you consider they haven't lost either.

Where concern begins to creep into the equation, however, is when you take a closer look at the strength of the opposition so far and the manner in which two of Villa's three draws have been achieved.

After a promising opening day performance at Everton, Ron Atkinson's men have contrived to squander leads in the final minutes of two consecutive home matches.

Even that would be of only minor concern if they had been playing the likes of Manchester United, Newcastle or Blackburn.

But where Big Ron's men have stumbled embarrassingly against modest opponents, other clubs have capitalised in ruthless fashion.

Everton slumped 4-0 at Manchester City on Saturday, Southampton were on the receiving end of a 5-1 drubbing. And I'm sure sure Crystal Palace's 6-1 demolition by Liverpool nine days ago will remain an enduring memory throughout the season.

Not that there was ever any question of Palace suffering a similar humiliation on Saturday. Villa had the edge, no question about that. But merely having greater possession on home territory is not going to win any trophies.

Once again they forced their way in front, this time through Steve Staunton's wickedly inswinging corner, only to lack the application to finish the job.

Well before skipper Gareth Southgate plundered Palace's equaliser, three minutes from time, the warning signals had been flashing.

With Paul McGrath never fully at ease against the pace of front runners Chris Armstrong and Bruce Dyer and Earl Barrett only just settling back in, Villa's defence always looked vulnerable. And, while Kevin Richardson's return to the anchor man role offered greater stability in midfield, that crucial department still did not function as it should.

Andy Townsend still hasn't recaptured the driving energy for which Villa paid ยฃ2.1 million and which we witnessed only fleetingly last season.

And this summer's new boy John Fashanu is taking time to settle. Fash the Bash could hardly have enjoyed a better debut, scoring at Goodison Park on the opening day and forming a formidable partnership with Dean Saunders.

But he has so tar failed to convince the Villa Park faithful and never seriously threatened Palace.

True, Fashanu's arrival has given Villa an extra attacking option and created competition among the likes of Yorke, Atkinson and the currently sidelined Guy Whittingham.

The same can also be said of Phil King - unlucky to be left out on Saturday and Nii Lamptey, yet to make his Premiership debut.

But all the options in the world do not guarantee good performances.

Villa should really have seven points in the bag by now. The fact it is only three is indicative that, despite a wealth of choices, they still haven't stumbled on the formula for success.