Game #4329

1993-94

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Position:

3rd (+2)

Premier League

Arsenal

Highbury

Attendance: 31,773

Saturday, 6 November 1993

Villa weather the Highbury storm to win a third consecutive Premier League game for the first time this season and climb to third in the table.

Arsenal

1-2

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Guy Whittingham | 74’ | Andy Townsend | 90’ |

Assist(s) | Dalian Atkinson | 74’ | Dean Saunders | 90’ |

AT A GLANCE

Game #4329

Season | 1993-94 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Game | #14 |
Manager Game | #123 |
Saturday, 6 November 1993

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Atkinson |
Referee | Martin Bodenham, East Looe |
KO | 3.00pm |
HT Score | 0-0 |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWLW |
League Position | 3rd | +2 |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Bodenham

MATCH INCIDENTS

Martin Bodenham

Villa

🟨 |

Arsenal

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
| 28.02 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | 33.95 |

Youngest Player |
GK Mark Bosnich | 21.83 |

TEAM NEWS

Ray Houghton returns as Gordon Cowans drops out.

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 Shaun Teale |
CB Paul McGrath |
M Andy Townsend |
M Ray Houghton |
M Kevin Richardson |
W Tony Daley |
CF Dalian Atkinson |
CF Dean Saunders | 

SUBSTITUTES

GK Nigel Spink for GK Mark Bosnich | 51’ |
CF Guy Whittingham for M Ray Houghton | 65’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CB Ugo Ehiogu

THE OPPOSITION

Seaman, Dixon, Winterburn, Adams, Keown (ex), Selley, Jensen, Limpar, Campbell, Merson (ex), Wright (g). Manager: George Graham (ex).

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Despite losing goalkeeper Mark Bosnich and falling behind Villa score a 90’ winner to rise to 3rd in the table.

Former Villa centre back Martin Keown and future Villa midfielder Paul Merson lined up for Arsenal.

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MATCH TIMELINE

45’ Booking, Dalian Atkinson, Foul
HT Arsenal 0-0 Aston Villa
51’ Sub off, GK Mark Bosnich, Sub on, GK Nigel Spink
58’ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Ian Wright
65’ Sub off, M Ray Houghton, Sub on, CF Guy Whittingham
74’ Goal, 1-1, Guy Whittingham, Assist by Dalian Atkinson
90’ Goal, 2-1, Andy Townsend, Assist by Dean Saunders
FT Arsenal 1-2 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

"Let's face it, we mugged them really.

“We got out of jail with three points but I wasn't happy with our performance apart from the last 20 minutes.

“The players feel the same.

"At least we showed the character to keep going when other sides would have folded under Arsenal's pressure.

"But Arsenal's game is all about hounding and hustling, and for long periods they outplayed us."

Ron Atkinson.

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*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 8 November 1993

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We stole it says Big Ron ARSENAL 1 ASTON VILLA 2 admitted: "Let's face it, we mugged them really. We got out of jail with three points but I wasn't happy with our performance apart from the last 20 minutes. The players feel the same. "'At least we showed the character to keep going when other sides would have folded under Arsenal's pressure. "But Arsenal 's game is all about hounding and hussling, and for long periods they outplayed us." Arsenal chief George Graham said: "I can only agree with Ron. It was probably our best performance at home this season but we didn't get the result we deserved." Whittingham chased a Townsend pass to score a surprise equaliser via the inside of a post, and Villa's surprise turned fu elation when Dean Saunders managed to drag an over-hit pass back into the middle for Townsend to slot home the shock decider.

We stole it says Big Ron ARSENAL 1 ASTON VILLA 2 admitted: "Let's face it, we mugged them really. We got out of jail with three points but I wasn't happy with our performance apart from the last 20 minutes. The players feel the same. "'At least we showed the character to keep going when other sides would have folded under Arsenal's pressure. "But Arsenal 's game is all about hounding and hussling, and for long periods they outplayed us." Arsenal chief George Graham said: "I can only agree with Ron. It was probably our best performance at home this season but we didn't get the result we deserved." Whittingham chased a Townsend pass to score a surprise equaliser via the inside of a post, and Villa's surprise turned fu elation when Dean Saunders managed to drag an over-hit pass back into the middle for Townsend to slot home the shock decider.