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Game #4328

Monday, 29 August 1994

Attendance: 12,218

Won

Premier League

10th (+2)

Coventry City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Highfield Road

Four goals in nine games prove no problem for Villa as they beat Coventry at Highfield Road thanks to an early Dwight Yorke strike and extend their unbeaten Premier League run to four.

Coventry City

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Andy Townsend | 3โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Dwight Yorke, only attacker of substance

PREVIOUS MATCH

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 3โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Andy Townsend
๐ŸŸจ | 5โ€™ Booking, Kevin Richardson, High tackle
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Coventry City 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Coventry City 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa under Ron Atkinson won for the first time this season and for only the third time in their last 16 Premier League games however they were now unbeaten in the last 5.

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

Coventry City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1986-87

FIXTURE HISTORY

Coventry City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #4 |
League Match | #4 |
Manager Game | #163 |
Monday, 29 August 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Paul Durkin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Dorset, 1987-2004
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Durkin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Dorset, 1987-2004
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 2 April 1994, Villa 0-3 Manchester City, Maine Road.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Coventry City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Paul Durkin

TEAM NEWS

Ray Houghton and Dalian Atkinson make way as Phil King and Dwight Yorke return.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.89 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 34.76 |

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 |

Phil Neal | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Phil King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
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 Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF John Fashanu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |

Coventry City

GK Steve Ogrizovic | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Morgan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Phil Babb | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB David Busst | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Brian Borrows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M David Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Julian Darby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Sean Flynn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Cook | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Willie Boland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Roy Wegerle | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M David Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (CF John Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Nii Lamptey | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jonathan Gould | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
D Ally Pickering | 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 : 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 : 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 : 8/11

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

UNAVAILABLE

M Ray Houghton
GK Michael Oakes
CF Dalian Atkinson
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

"THE season isn't old, it only felt like it as two weary-looking sides made watching hard work at Highfield Road last night."

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Tuesday, 30 August 1994

YORKE ON MARK TO LIFT VILLA

THE season isn't old, it only felt like it as two weary-looking sides made watching hard work at Highfield Road last night.

Villa struck early through Dwight Yorke in the third minute and, heedless of the risk that has cost them four points to late goals in their two most recent matches, barely troubled Coventry's defence in the following 87.

This amounted to a negative feat of considerable proportion, for Coventry's goals against column thus far had read 1,4,4, figures which would worry a fourth-change bowler, never mind a football manager.

If Villa were flat and predictable, they at least had the consolation of their first victory after three consecutive draws.

Coventry have one point and were unassertive and under-confident.

Dull in midfield until Paul Cook was moved inside to provide an occasional daring and sometimes inaccurate pass, their most threatening player was left-back Steve Morgan.

Predictions of Coventry's relegation have been made every autumn since Harold Wilson was Prime Minister.

The Villa manager is still searching for the formation to exploit the gladiatorial talents of John Fashanu, last night mysteriously voted man of the match by Sky TV.

Initially, Dean Saunders appeared to have benefited from the assistance of this bludgeon of a footballer but last night the Welshman, unusually for him, was a shadowy figure on the fringes of action.

The only attacker of substance proved to be Dwight Yorke. Omitted on Saturday, the Trinidad international made a lightning impression, perfectly timing his run to angle into goal a leaping header to Andy Townsend's cross after a shocking piece of defending by David Rennie.

It was the night's only moment of true decisiveness.

Coventry were totally without rhythm and not a lot of method, either.

In trying to induce a more regular flow of crosses, Atkinson selected Phil King and Steve Staunton, but Staunton had probably his worst game in claret and blue while King remained defensively inclined.

The right side was more dangerous. Earl Barrett used his speed and athleticism to the full and allowed Yorke to concentrate on his footwork in more productive areas.

His 17th minute shot into the side netting was Villa's total goal attempt for more than an hour before a small flurry failed to worry Steve Ogrizovic at all.

Morgan had three serious long-range drives, only one of which caused Mark Bosnich the slightest concern. "If the TV cameras hadn't been here, he'd have put his foot on it," said Atkinson later.

The rest merits no mention.