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Game #4348

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 30 November 1994

Lost

4th Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

League Cup

Attendance: 12,653

Crystal Palace

Selhurst Park

In the latest example of poor business acumen and short sighted, panicked decision making from the Chairman, Villa are taken to the High Court after former club Leicester had sought an injunction and are forced to plead with Mr Justice Smith to not stop Brain Little from working for the club. Needless off the field distractions - as ever caused by the parsimonious Ellis - impact on field performances as Villa suffer the embarrassment of defeat to Palace in the League Cup despite Dalian Atkinsonโ€™s fifth goal in six games.

Crystal Palace

4-1

Aston Villa (Holders)

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Ugo Ehiogu, sent off

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 30 November 1994

๐ŸŸฅ | 26' Sending off, Ugo Ehiogu
โšฝ | 33โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dalian Atkinson
๐Ÿ” | 37' Sub off, Dalian Atkinson, Sub on, Graham Fenton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 48โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Crystal Palace), Chris Armstrong
๐Ÿฅ… | 59โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Crystal Palace), Gareth Southgate
๐Ÿ” | 70' Sub off, Dave Farrell, Sub on, Guy Whittingham
๐Ÿฅ… | 75โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Crystal Palace), Gareth Southgate
๐Ÿฅ… | 88โ€™ Goal, 1-4, (Crystal Palace), Chris Armstrong
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Crystal Palace 4-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Midfielder Dave Farrell was handed a rare start by new boss Brian Little in what was to prove to be his final appearance for Villa aged 23. Farrell moved on to Division Two Wycombe Wanderers in September 1995 for a fee of ยฃ100,000. Farrell had played for Villa between 1992-93 and 1994-95 making 8 appearances and scoring once.

Future Villa centre back Gareth Southgate scored twice as Palace came from behind to sweep aside Villa and knock the holders out of the League Cup.

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

Crystal Palace

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

Crystal Palace

Previous 5 vs. Palace: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #24 |
Manager Game | #2 |
Wednesday, 30 November 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Gary Willard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worthing, 1990โ€“2000
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-4
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 2 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 0 ๐ŸŸจ | 1 ๐ŸŸฅ 1 | 0.50

Career Form:

Relegation

Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Gary Willard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worthing, 1990โ€“2000
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 10 September 1994, Villa 2-0 Ipswich, Villa Park.
Cards: None

Gary Willard

CARDS

Villa

None

Crystal Palace

None

TEAM NEWS

Dave Farrell replaces Kevin Richardson whilst Dwight Yorke comes in for Graham Fenton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.28 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 35.01 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.09 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Alan Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Phil King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Earl Barrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Dave Farrell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” | ๐Ÿ”ด |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dwight Yorke |ย ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |

Crystal Palace

GK Nigel Martyn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D John Humphrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Dean Gordon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Coleman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
M Ricky Newman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Bobby Bowry | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ |
W John Salako | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Andy Preece | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Chris Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Dalian Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 37' |
๐Ÿ” | CF Guy Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Dave Farrell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 70' |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Rhys Wilmot | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Darren Pitcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF George Ndah | 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 : 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 : 10/14

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 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

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด M Dave Farrell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Little's men survived the 25th minute sending off of England Under-21 defender Ugo Ehiogu to take the lead with Dalian Atkinson's fifth goal in six games.

"But two goals apiece from Southgate and Palace captain Armstrong crowned a superb second-half comeback and condemned Villa to their heaviest defeat of the season."

*Irish Independent*
Thursday, 1 December 1994

Belittled Villa court disaster

TROUBLED Aston Villa won their battle in the High Court yesterday, but suffered their biggest humiliation of the season where it really counts.

The Villa lawyers convinced Mr Justice Smith not to stop new manager Brain Little from working for the club.

Little's former club Leicester had sought an injunction, but Villa emerged victorious after a a 60-minute hearing behind closed doors.

But after a 90-minute cross-examination last night, the Villa Park bosses must have been wondering if it was all worthwhile.

The Coca-Cola Cup, won at the expense of Manchester United last season, was ripped from their grasp by double salvoes from Gareth Southgate and Chris Armstrong.

Little's men survived the 25th minute sending off of England Under-21 defender Ugo Ehiogu to take the lead with Dalian Atkinson's fifth goal in six games.

But two goals apiece from Southgate and Palace captain Armstrong crowned a superb second-half comeback and condemned Villa to their heaviest defeat of the season.

It was a night of mixed fortune of Republic of Ireland defender Paul McGrath who cleared a thundering 30-yard drive from Dean Gordon off the line in the fourth minute, but was at fault for the final goal when Armstrong took the ball off his toes before scoring.

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