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Game #4328

Aston Villa

Won

10th (+2)

Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩

Monday, 29 August 1994

Premier League

Coventry City

Highfield Road

Attendance: 12,218

Coventry City

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Andy Townsend | 3’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

KEY MAN

Dwight Yorke, only attacker of substance

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 29 August 1994

⚽ | 3’ Goal, 1-0, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Andy Townsend
🟨 | 5’ Booking, Kevin Richardson, High tackle
🕒 | HT Coventry City 0-1 Aston Villa
🕒 | 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: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1993-94

Coventry City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1986-87

FIXTURE HISTORY

Coventry City

Previous 5 vs. Coventry: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Paul Durkin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Dorset, 1987-2004
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 163 | 🟩 | 72 🟨 | 44 🟥 47 | 1.60

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Durkin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Dorset, 1987-2004
Matches Officiated: 7
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 5
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 2 April 1994, Villa 0-3 Manchester City, Maine Road.
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

Coventry City

🟨 🟨 🟨

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 | 🇮🇪 | 34.76 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.83 |

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | 🇦🇺 |
LB Phil King | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 |
RB Earl Barrett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 |
M Kevin Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Andy Townsend | 🇮🇪 | 🔥 |
CF John Fashanu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dean Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Dwight Yorke | 🇹🇹 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Phil Neal | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Coventry City

GK Steve Ogrizovic | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Steve Morgan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Phil Babb | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
CB David Busst | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Brian Borrows | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M David Rennie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Julian Darby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Sean Flynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Cook | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Willie Boland | 🇮🇪 |
CF Roy Wegerle | 🇺🇸 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M David Rennie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | (CF John Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Garry Parker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Nii Lamptey | 🇬🇭 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Jonathan Gould | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
D Ally Pickering | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 7/14

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH 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."

MATCH REPORT

Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. With thanks to Reach PLC. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved. Source: British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)

*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.

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