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Game #4337

Saturday, 8 October 1994

Attendance: 32,158

Lost

Premier League

14th (-2)

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Anfield

Villa lose a fourth successive Premier League game under Ron Atkinson as they slump to 14th in the table.

Liverpool

3-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Dwight Yorke | 37โ€™ | Guy Whittingham | 90โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Steve Staunton, late consolation

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 18โ€™ Booking, Andy Townsend
๐Ÿฅ… | 20โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Neil Ruddock
๐Ÿฅ… | 26โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool), Robbie Fowler
๐Ÿ” | 31โ€™ Sub off, Andy Townsend, Sub on, Phil King
โšฝ | 37โ€™ Goal, 1-2 Guy Whittingham, Assist by Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 57โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Liverpool), Robbie Fowler
๐Ÿ” | 73โ€™ Sub off, Ray Houghton Sub on, Nii Lamptey
โšฝ | 90โ€™ Goal, 2-3, Steve Staunton, Assist by Guy Whittingham
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 3-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

After starting the season unbeaten in the league for 5 games, Ron Atkinsonโ€™s Villa had now lost their last 4 Premier League fixtures.

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

Liverpool

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1991-92

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Match | #9 |
Manager Game | #172 |
Saturday, 8 October 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Keith Burge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Tonypandy, 1986โ€“1999
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 2-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Burge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Tonypandy, 1986โ€“1999
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 7 May 1994, Villa 2-1 Liverpool, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Liverpool

None

Keith Burge

TEAM NEWS

Mark Bosnich returns in goal alongside Ugo Ehiogu, Ray Houghton, Dean Saunders, Andy Townsend and Earl Barrett as Phil King, Michael Oakes, Nii Lamptey, Shaun Teale and Dave Farrell make way.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.10 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 34.87 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.94 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Roy Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Earl Barrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Guy Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

Liverpool

GK David James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Rob Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Phil Babb | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB John Scales | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Neil Ruddock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
LB Stig Inge Bjรธrnebye | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Jan Mรธlby | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
W John Barnes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steve McManaman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ian Rush | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Robbie Fowler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | LB Phil King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 31โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Nii Lamptey | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | for M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 73โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Ian Rush | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (M Jamie Redknapp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Stensgaard | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
M Nigel Clough | 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 : 5/11

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 : 10/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

M Kevin Richardson
CF John Fashanu
F Dean Saunders
GK Michael Oakes
CF Dalian Atkinson
CB Shaun Teale
F Graham Fenton
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

"Villa 'keeper Mark Bosnich, returning after three games out with a knee injury, showed some early jitters by failing to cut out the resulting corner, but eventually found his form minutes later to deny Rush and pull off a smart save to deny Fowler."

*The Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 9 October 1994

Robbie Fowler gave watching England coach Terry Venables a timely reminder of his prowess, with a double strike, as Liverpool's resurgence continues.

They dominated the game from the first minute, with McManaman freeing Rob Jones down the right, before collecting the right-back's cross, only to see his shot blocked for a corner by Paul McGrath.

Villa 'keeper Mark Bosnich, returning after three games out with a knee injury, showed some early jitters by failing to cut out the resulting corner, but eventually found his form minutes later to deny Rush and pull off a smart save to deny Fowler.

But rampant Liverpool were not to be denied the breakthrough, though when it came in the 21st minute they had to rely on the intervention of the linesman, who ruled that Bosnich had controlled a Townsend back pass with his hands.

Rush tapped the free kick sideways to Neil Ruddock. whose cannonball shot burst through the massed ranks of the Villa defenders for his first goal of the season.

And Fowler increased the advantage six minutes later with the first or his two stunning strikes, scoring from the edge of the area with a shot that was no less ferocious than Ruddock's.

Villa looked set for a hiding but after Dean Saunders headed badly over and then saw claims for a penalty turned down the visitors snatched a goal seven minutes before the break.

Garry Parker found Guy Whittingham clear in the area and the former Portsmouth man beat David James with a low shot.

Dwight Yorke prodded a half chance over the bar soon after the interval, after Jones had seen his clearance roll just past the post before Liverpool struck again after 58 minutes.

Fowler's quick thinking was again decisive as he took advantage by beating a slow Bosnich with a crisp shot into the corner of the net.

Saunders gamely tried to drag Villa back and saw one stinging shot saved by the fingertips of James before skimming the bar with another effort.

McManaman ended a lightning break down the left by cutting inside and curling a shot just past the post.

Then Fowler was only inches away from his hat-trick.

Villa gave the scoreline a lopsided look when Steve Staunton netted against his former club, rolling the ball home after Whittingham's pressure on James had created the opening.