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Game #4349

Aston Villa

Drew

20th (-1)

Saturday, 3 December 1994

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟨

Premier League

Leicester City

Filbert Street

Attendance: 20,896

Leicester City

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Brian Little returns to his former club and doesn't have to look too far to see nearly 20,000 reasons why he chose to leave a side racked by a small club mentality. Meanwhile, local pundits, who should know better, pile in on the 'dropped' Paul McGrath. Almost unnoticed however is Villa's 3 game Premier League unbeaten run since the departure of Ron Atkinson. Despite the relative upturn, Villa fall to 20th in the table.

KEY MAN

Guy Whittingham, equaliser

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 3 December 1994

🥅 | 5’ Goal, 0-1, (Leicester City)
🟨 | 8’ Booking, Bryan Small, Dissent
🕒 | HT Leicester City 1-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 61’ Goal, 1-1, Guy Whittingham
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Phil King, Sub on, Chris Boden 🟢 🔴
🔁 | 89’ Sub off, Graham Fenton, Sub on, Paul McGrath
🕒 | FT Leicester City 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

In a hugely one-sided and unreciprocated display of acrimony, Brian Little returned to East Midland minnows Leicester City just two games since leaving them to join his boyhood club, Villa.

Defender Chris Boden made his one and only appearance for Villa aged 21 after joining the club as a trainee. Boden moved on to Derby County in March 1995 for a fee of £169,000.

Bryan Small made his first start of the campaign having last played for Villa as a 46’ substitute in the final game of the 1993-94 season.

Former Villa ‘keeper Kevin Poole, former Villa centre forward Ian Ormondroyd and former Villa midfielder Mark Blake lined up for Leicester.

Future Villa midfielder Mark Draper, future Villa winger Franz Carr and future Villa forward Julian Joachim also featured for the Foxes.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1993-94

Leicester City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1963-64

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leicester City

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Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Match | #17 |
Manager Match | #3 |
Saturday, 3 December 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Martin Bodenham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Looe, 1981-1998
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 3 | 🟩 | 0 🟨 | 2 🟥 1 | 0.67

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Martin Bodenham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Looe, 1981-1998
Matches Officiated: 15
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 6
🟥 : 5
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 24 September 1994, Villa 1-3 Blackburn, Ewood Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Leicester City

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TEAM NEWS

Nigel Spink returns in goal whilst Paul McGrath, Dwight Yorke, Dalian Atkinson and Dave Farrell drop out. In come Bryan Small (first start of the season), Graham Fenton and Guy Whittingham. Shaun Teale returns to the starting XI after a 12 game absence.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.19 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 36.35 |

Youngest Player |
F Graham Fenton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.55 |

MANAGER

Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Bryan Small | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
LB Phil King | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Shaun Teale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Earl Barrett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ray Houghton | 🇮🇪 |
M Garry Parker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dean Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Graham Fenton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Guy Whittingham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Kevin MacDonald | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Caretaker

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Leicester City

GK Kevin Poole (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Nicky Mohan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Mike Whitlow | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Colin Hill | 🇬🇧 |
M Mark Blake (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Steve Thompson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mark Draper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M David Oldfield | 🇦🇺 |
W Franz Carr | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Phil Gee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF Ian Ormondroyd (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | D Chris Boden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 | 🔴 | for LB Phil King | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 82’ |
🔁 | CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 | for CF Graham Fenton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 89’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Ian Ormondroyd (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Julian Joachim | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | F Phil Gee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Iwan Roberts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Mark Bosnich | 🇦🇺 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Gavin Ward | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/14

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 13/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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LB Steve Staunton
M Kevin Richardson
M Andy Townsend
CF John Fashanu
F Dwight Yorke
GK Michael Oakes
F Dalian Atkinson
M Nii Lamptey
M Dave Farrell

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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

🟢 D Chris Boden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

🔴 D Chris Boden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 1994 | 🕒 1 | 0 (1) | ⚽ 0 | 🔥 0 | 🇺 2 | #699 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"ASTON Villa striker Guy Whittingham saved his new boss Brian Little from a nightmare return to Leicester."

MATCH REPORT

Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. With thanks to Reach PLC. Digitised by Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited. All rights reserved. Source: British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)

*The Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 4 December 1994

ASTON Villa striker Guy Whittingham saved his new boss Brian Little from a nightmare return to Leicester. Little endured an almost incessant torrent of abuse from Leicester fans, still angered at the way he quit the club last week to take over at Villa. The 41-year-old had been met by some 200 fans who taunted him with cries of "liar" and "Judas" as he got off the team coach. Recalled Leicester striker Phil Gee then rubbed salt into the festering wounds by scoring after just five minutes. Whittingham, however, struck the equaliser just past the hour to at least bring his manager some consolation, even if he is still searching for a first win. Villa have drawn both Premiership games under his charge to remain deep in the relegation mire, having crashed out of the Coca- Cola Cup at Crystal Palace in midweek. His former players were clearly intent on ensuring he had a miserable return and got the early goal they wanted after just five minutes. Garry Parker should have snatched the lead minutes later when he sidefooted wide after Welsh international Dean Saunders had dragged the ball back, though Leicester substitute Julian Joachim then went close with a flashing drive.

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