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Game #4341

Wednesday, 26 October 1994

Attendance: 19,254

Won

League Cup 3rd Round

3rd Round

Middlesbrough

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa gain respite from their difficult League spell with a narrow win over Boro in the League cup for the holders.

Aston Villa (Holders)

1-0

Middlesbrough

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Andy Townsend, winner

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 30' Goal, 1-0, Andy Townsend
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Middlesbrough
๐Ÿ” | 82' Sub off, Guy Whittingham, Sub on, Nii Lamptey
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Middlesbrough

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Andy Townsend, Foul
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Ugo Ehiogu

ON THIS DAY

Former Villa defender Neil Cox lined up for Boro

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

Middlesbrough

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

Middlesbrough

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #17 |
Manager Game | #176 |
Wednesday, 26 October 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Liverpool, 1991-1994
Referee: Kelvin Morton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bury St Edmunds, 1986โ€“1995
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Kelvin Morton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bury St Edmunds, 1986โ€“1995
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 20 August 1994, Villa 2-2 Everton, Goodison Park.
Incidents: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Middlesbrough

None

Kelvin Morton

TEAM NEWS

Mark Bosnich returns in goal as Garry Parker and Guy Whittingham replace Phil King and Graham Fenton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.15 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 34.92 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.99 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Bryan Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

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

Middlesbrough

GK Alan Miller | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Clayton Blackmore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Derek Whyte | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Steve Vickers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Andy Todd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Curtis Fleming | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Neil Cox (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Jamie Pollock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan Moore | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W John Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Paul Wilkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Nii Lamptey | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | for CF Guy Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 82' |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Andy Todd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (W Craig Hignett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Ben Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Alan White | 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 : 6/11

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 : 8/14

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 : 10/11

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 : 13/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

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

"ANDY TOWNSEND ended Middleshrough's Coca Cola Cup hopes with a first-half deflected goal at holders Aston Villa last night."

*Newcastle Journal*
Thursday, 27 October 1994

ANDY TOWNSEND ended Middleshrough's Coca Cola Cup hopes with a first-half deflected goal at holders Aston Villa last night.

The Irish international's 14-yard shot on the half hour seemed to be heading for the right-hand side of goal but took a ricochet off Boro defender Derek Whyte and ended up in the top left-hand corner.

It was Townsend's first goal of the season. It eased the mutterings of discontent at Villa Park. Aston Villa have not won a league game since September 10. Boro, without a win themselves in four games, battled hard to try to pull back into the game but lacked the fire power up front.

Indeed patience, experience and understanding withstood Boro's early thrusts after which Villa rarely looked like losing their grip on a place in the last 16.

Villa always held the upper hand and, but for desperate defending by Boro in the second half, the FA Carling Premiership side would have won by a bigger margin.

Villa were lifting their game all the time and broke the deadlock on the half hour. Republic of Ireland international Ray Houghton crossed towards the far post and Boro keeper Alan Miller was unable to get there.

Guy Whittingham headed into the middle and Townsend got there first to fire home off the unfortunate White.

Boro continued to knock the ball around and had a chance to equalise before the interval but Bosnich made a fine save from Hendrie.

Villa gradually began to assert control and the outcome of the game was never in doubt.

Striker Dean Saunders should have increased the lead when he was put clear by Earl Barrett, but shot tamely into the crowd.

Then Miller prevented Villa breaking through again with fine parrying saves from Saunders and Dwight Yorke.