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Game #4334

Aston Villa

Thursday, 29 September 1994

Won

1st Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

UEFA Cup

Inter Milan

Attendance: 30,533

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-0

Inter Milan

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa beat Inter at Villa Park to square the tie as Villa win the resultant shootout thanks to Phil King's winner on a raucous late September evening.

KEY MAN

Phil King, legend made

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MATCH TIMELINE

Thursday, 29 September 1994

๐Ÿ” | 18โ€™ Sub off, Dean Saunders, Sub on, Guy Whittingham
โšฝ | 41โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Ray Houghton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Inter Milan
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Inter Milan
๐Ÿ” | 98โ€™ Sub off, Kevin Richardson, Sub on, Garry Parker
๐Ÿ•’ | AET Aston Villa 1-0 Inter Milan
Aggregate Aston Villa 1-1 Inter Milan

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Paul McGrath, Foul

Penalties
๐ŸŸข | 0-1, Inter Milan, Scored
๐ŸŸข | 1-1, Garry Parker, Scored
๐ŸŸข | 1-2, Inter Milan, Scored
๐ŸŸข | 2-2, Steve Staunton, Scored
๐ŸŸข | 2-3, Inter Milan, Scored
๐ŸŸข | 3-3, Andy Townsend, Scored
๐Ÿ”ด | 3-3, Inter Milan, Missed
๐Ÿ”ด | 3-3, Guy Whittingham, Missed
๐ŸŸข | 4-3, Phil King, Scored
Aston Villa 4-3 Inter Milan

ON THIS DAY

Another great European night at Villa Park as Villa beat Italian giants Inter to level the tie and went on to win the tie on penalties with left back Phil King hitting the crucial winning spot kick.

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

Inter Milan

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Serie A Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Coppa Italia Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1993-94

FIXTURE HISTORY

Inter Milan

Previous 5 vs. Inter: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #10 |
Manager Game | #169 |
Thursday, 29 September 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Joรซl Quiniou | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Paris, 1980โ€“1994
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
AET Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
AET Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Aggregate Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Aggregate Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
๐ŸŸฉ Villa won 4-3 on penalties
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 169 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 75 ๐ŸŸจ | 44 ๐ŸŸฅ 50 | 1.59

Villa Career Form:

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Joรซl Quiniou | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Paris, 1980โ€“1994
Matches Officiated: 2
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 24 September 1983, UEFA Cup, Villa 0-1 Vitรณria, Estรกdio D. Afonso Henriques.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Inter Milan

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Nigel Spink replaces Mark Bosnich in goal as Ray Houghton and Phil King also return with Shaun Teale and Dwight Yorke making way.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.59 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 36.17 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.92 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Phil King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Ottavio Bianchi | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

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Inter Milan

GK Gianluca Pagliuca | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Mirko Conte | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Giovanni Bia | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Massimo Paganin | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Gianluca Festa | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
RB Giuseppe Bergomi | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Andrea Seno | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Nicola Berti | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
F Dennis Bergkamp | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Rubรฉn Sosa | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Darko Panฤev | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | ๐Ÿ” |

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SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Guy Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 18' |
๐Ÿ” | M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 98' |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CB Mirko Conte | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น | (D Angelo Orlando | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Darko Panฤev | ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | (M Davide Fontolan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF John Fashanu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Luca Mondini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
M Marco Barollo | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Marco Delvecchio | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 12/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น : 13/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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 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

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Match Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œIf people want to talk about Newcastle and [Manchester] United, thatโ€™s fine, but we can do a good job too, and we proved that against Inter Milan. โ€œIt would be nice to get a bit of credit for a performance like that. โ€œActually, I think a lot of people overrated Inter. โ€œWe were disappointed when we didnโ€™t get a result out there, but we had the belief that we could do it here. โ€œThey didnโ€™t like the quick tempo go our game at all. โ€œIโ€™m sure if I had taken a penalty I would have kept my record [of misses] going! โ€œNo doubt a lot of people were happy to see me come off with the prospect of penalties looming. โ€œIf iโ€™d stayed on, it [the result] might have been a different story.โ€ Kevin Richardson. โ€œThis was not just a great result for Aston Villa, it was a great result for England. โ€œI cannot remember enjoying a result so much in all my career. โ€œMake no mistake about it, this was a great result for Aston Villa and a great result for English football. โ€œIt was a massive performance. โ€œThe defence were tremendous and there were some brilliant individual performances. โ€œHoughton was dynamic. The little fella had as good a game as heโ€™s had with Villa and I would guess his career. โ€œStaunton had a heavy cold but I wanted to play an Irish midfield because of the Italian Irish thing at the World Cup [Ireland beating finalists Italy in their final group match in USA 1994]. โ€œAndy Townsend said before extra time to tell Stan [Steve Staunton] not to go off, he and Ray [Houghton] would do all the running. โ€œThat was typical of the spirit. โ€œFor me, the match was something Iโ€™ll treasure forever.โ€ Ron Atkinson. โ€œThe fans were a big part of it for us tonight. โ€œThey kept us going when our legs were tired, always encouraging us - and it paid off in the end. โ€œI love big games like that and love playing against continental opposition.โ€ Dalian Atkinson. โ€œI took a couple of penalties when I was at Portsmouth, and when I changed my mind on one occasion, the keeper saved it. โ€œThis time I made my mind up where I was going to put it but Pagliuca did very well. โ€œI just wanted to grab a spade, dig a hole and climb into it. โ€œFortunately, the night will be remembered for Phil Kingโ€™s penalty, not mine.โ€ Guy Whittingham. โ€œPhil King was cracking jokes as he walked up to take it [the final penalty]. โ€œHe thought we were playing Wigan because they were in blue and black stripes.โ€ Ron Atkinson. โ€œThat match should have been the semi final, such was the quality of the teams. โ€œThe top teams in Italy, Spain, Germany and England all stand out - these were two strong, well matched teams. โ€œIt will probably be much easier for Villa in the next round.โ€ Inter manager Ottavio Bianchi. โ€œI began to support Villa in 1981, the season when we won the League Championship. โ€œI remember that the first private TV channels started to broadcast English football in Italy, and I became keen on the big challenge for the title with Ipswich Town. โ€œIt was a truly memorable season. โ€œI fell in love with the Villa shirt, which is both beautiful and unique. โ€œI remember that moment very well [Jimmy Rimmer was injured after just nine minutes of the European Cup final against Bayern Munich], as I held Jimmy Rimmer in high esteem and he was obviously Villaโ€™s first-choice keeper. โ€œWhen I saw him injured I was very frightened because I was a young fan andI had never seen Nigel Spink play - but he was brilliant. โ€œ[My favourite player is] easy - Tony Morley. I liked his pace and he deserves credit for the winning goal in the final. โ€œI also liked Gary Shaw, Peter White and Dennis Mortimer. โ€œI have a lot of Villa-related stuff - shirts, scarves, tops. I am a true Villan! โ€œI was happy [with the draw in the 1994 UEFA Cup] because it meant I was able to play at Villa Park, but it was very strange to face the team that I supported. โ€œThe second leg in that beautiful stadium was emotional.โ€ Inter goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca.

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