top of page

Game #4332

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 21 September 1994

Won

2nd Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

League Cup

Wigan Athletic

Attendance: 12,433

Villa Park

Aston Villa (Holders)

5-0

Wigan Athletic

Assist(s) | Dwight Yorke | 85' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Holders Villa hammer bottom tier side Wigan in the 2nd round of the League Cup as the curious case of Nii Lamptey descends on Villa Park.

KEY MAN

Nii Lamptey, breathtaking

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

2020-21 (h) Aston Villa Kit.gif
2020-21 (h) Aston Villa Kit.gif
2021-22 Matchweek 38.jpg

Copyright Historical Football Kits and reproduced by kind permission.

MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 21 September 1994

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Nii Lamptey
โšฝ | 4โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dwight Yorke
โšฝ | 26โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Dalian Atkinson
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Wigan Athletic
โšฝ | 70โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Dean Saunders
๐Ÿ” | 71โ€™ Sub off, Andy Townsend, Sub on, Graham Fenton
โšฝ | 73โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Nii Lamptey
โšฝ | 85โ€™ Goal, 5-0, Dalian Atkinson, Assist by Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 5-0 Wigan Athletic

ON THIS DAY

Midfielder Nii Lamptey made a goalscoring debut for Villa aged 19 after joining from RSC Anderlecht in August 1994.

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

Wigan Athletic

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

Wigan Athletic

Previous 5 vs. Wigan: ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Villa.gif
2509-2.png

Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #8 |
Manager Game | #167 |
Wednesday, 21 September 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Gerald Ashby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worcester, 1985โ€“1998
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 5-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 167 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 74 ๐ŸŸจ | 44 ๐ŸŸฅ 49 | 1.59

Villa Career Form:

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Gerald Ashby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worcester, 1985โ€“1998
Matches Officiated: 5
๐ŸŸฉ : 4
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 21 September 1994, League Cup. Villa 5-0 Wigan, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Wigan Athletic

None

TEAM NEWS

Garry Parker returns to the starting line up after a 5 game absence with Ray Houghton dropping out. Kevin Richardson makes way for debutant Nii Lamptey whilst Phil King replaces Steve Staunton and Dalian Atkinson comes in for John Fashanu.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.28 |

Oldest Player |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 31.19 |

Youngest Player |
M Nii Lamptey | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | 19.79 |

MANAGER

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

Villa.gif

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Phil King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Earl Barrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Nii Lamptey | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | โšฝ |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Graham Barrow | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

2509-2.png

Wigan Athletic

GK Simon Farnworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Greg Strong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB John Robertson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Joe Jakub | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Matt Carragher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Dave Campbell | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Neill Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Kilford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Neil Morton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Pat Gavin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Villa.gif

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

Villa.gif

๐Ÿ” | CF Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 71' |

SUBSTITUTES

2509-2.png

๐Ÿ” | RB Joe Jakub | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (LB David McKearney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

Villa.gif

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

Villa.gif

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

2509-2.png

GK Mark Statham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Brendan Ormsby (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Villa.gif

SQUAD STATS

Villa.gif

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 : 7/11

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 : 9/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

Villa.gif

SQUAD STATS

2509-2.png

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

2509-2.png

UNAVAILABLE

Villa.gif

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Villa.gif

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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

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

โ€‹

Match Symbols:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข M Nii Lamptey | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"The 19-year-old Ghanaian's eye-catching debut made him an instant hit with Villa supporters. When he ran 70-yards for a scintillating goal Villa's fourth after 73 minutes, you just knew the Holte End faithful had found themselves another hero. Long before he put his name on the scoresheet, the former Anderlecht player had made enough breathtaking runs to suggest his ยฃ1.3 million fee was a wise investment. โ€œCollecting Earl Barrett's headed clearance deep in his own half, Lamptey sprinted into Wigan's penalty area where he was hauled down by Rennie. Most players would have been happy to settle for a penalty but, as the ball ran loose, Lamptey stabbed it past goalkeeper Simon Farnworth for a goal which deserves a place in Villa's hall of fame.โ€

MATCH REPORT