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Game #4350

Saturday, 10 December 1994

Attendance: 29,678

Drew

Premier League

20th (-)

Everton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa make it three unbeaten under Brian Little but are yet to win under the new boss and remain 20th in the Premier League table as Nigel Spink makes his 450th appearance an narrowly avoids an unwanted memory as he charges from goal, misses the ball and only a Bryan Small goal-line clearance prevents disaster.

Aston Villa

0-0

Everton

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Nigel Spink, 450th appearance

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Everton
๐Ÿ” | 59โ€™ Sub off, Phil King, Sub on, Nii Lamptey
๐ŸŸจ | 59โ€™ Booking, Kevin Richardson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Although Villa had failed to win their first 3 Premier League fixtures under Brian Little they remained unbeaten with 3 draws.

Nigel Spink made his 450th appearance for the club since his debut in December 1979.

Centre Forward Guy Whittingham played his final game for Villa aged 30 before moving on to Sheffield Wednesday in November 1995 for a fee of ยฃ700,000. Whittingham had played for Villa between 1993-94 and 1994-95 making 33 appearances and scoring 6 goals.

Former Villa centre forward Paul Rideout lined up for Everton.

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

Everton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1986-87

FIXTURE HISTORY

Everton

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #26 |
League Match | #18 |
Manager Game | #4 |
Saturday, 10 December 1994

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Rodger Gifford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Llanbradach, 1984-1996
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Rodger Gifford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Llanbradach, 1984-1996
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 30 March 1994, Villa 0-0 Everton, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Everton

๐ŸŸจ

Rodger Gifford

TEAM NEWS

Kevin Richardson comes in as Dean Saunders misses out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.35 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 36.36 |

Youngest Player |
F Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.57 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Joe Royle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Bryan Small | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Phil King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Earl Barrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kevin Richardson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Garry Parker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Guy Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด |

Everton

GK Jason Kearton | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB David Burrows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Andy Hinchcliffe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Matt Jackson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dave Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Unsworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Joe Parkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M John Ebbrell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Anders Limpar | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Paul Rideout (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Duncan Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Nii Lamptey | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | for LB Phil King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 59โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jamie Speare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Graham Stuart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Stuart Barlow | 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 : 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 : 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 : 9/11

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 : 12/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

LB Steve Staunton
M Andy Townsend
CF John Fashanu
F Dean Saunders
F Dwight Yorke
GK Michael Oakes
F Dalian Atkinson
M Dave Farrell
D Chris Boden

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

CF Guy Whittingham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Villa's veteran 'keeper Nigel Spink was making his 450th appearance."

*The Sunday World*
Sunday, 11 December 1994

LITTLE to enthuse about at Villa Park, but Everton remain unbeaten under new boss Joe Royle.

Aston Villa captain Kevin Richardson returned after a two-match injury absence, but three key personalities missed the high-profile relegation battle while on duty for Wales.

Villa's top scorer Dean Saunders and Everton's Barry Home and Neville Southall all had to respond to the international call, and if force Everton's new manager Joe Royle to give Australian goalkeeper Jason Kearton only his third League start.

By contrast Villa's veteran 'keeper Nigel Spink was making his 450th appearance.

A blustery, cross-field wind contributed to a scrappy start and it was eight minutes before either side managed any kind of threat. Limpar gave the ball away in his own half and Phil King's instant through pass almost sent Guy Whittingham clear down the middle for Villa.

However, the ball was played just a few yards in front of him and Kearton was able to come out and make a comfortable save.

Everton's reply came from John Ebbrell but his shot, after Limpar returned an over-hit cross from the left by Joe Parkinson, was straight into the midriff of the grateful Spink.

It was a tedious opening 20 minutes win which neither side could string their passes together.

Ray Houghton provided a typical example after Whittingham had done well to head the ball down just outside the box only to see the Ireland international carelessly give the ball away.

Spink was the centre of a bizarre incident when he charged out his box and completely missed the long ball but defender Bryan Small got back to clear Burrow's goal-bound shot.

Kearton was having a few nervous moments in goal for Everton and when he was slow coming out for a hopeful punt forward, Graham Fenton beat him to the ball only for Dave Watson to make a vital block.

The danger was still not over for Everton though, Whittingham dived in with a tackle and turned the ball across to King whose first-time shot flashed over from 18 yards.

Villa also had some uncomfortable moments at the back' and Ugo Ehiogu did well to head away a cross in the 27th minute before Paul Hideout fired in a dangerous ball from the right after cleverly beating Small.