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Game #4358

Saturday, 21 January 1995

Attendance: 24,598

Won

Premier League

16th (+2)

Nottingham Forest

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

City Ground

Villa make it three consecutive wins in all competitions under Brian Little and their fourth win in seven unbeaten games to climb back to 16th in the Premier League table.

Nottingham Forest

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Steve Staunton | 32โ€™ | 68โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Steve Staunton, tormentor

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸจ | 10โ€™ Booking, John Fashanu, Ungentlemanly conduct
โšฝ | 32โ€™ Goal, 1-0, John Fashanu, Assist by Steve Staunton
๐ŸŸจ | 35โ€™ Booking, Paul McGrath, Foul
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Nottingham Forest 0-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 53โ€™ Booking, Ugo Ehiogu, Dissent
๐Ÿฅ… | 53โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Nottingham Forest, pen), Stan Collymore
โšฝ | 68โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Dean Saunders, Assist by Steve Staunton
๐Ÿ” | 88โ€™ Sub off, Dwight Yorke, Sub on, Ray Houghton
๐Ÿ” | 89โ€™ Sub off, Tommy Johnson, Sub on, Gary Charles ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Nottingham Forest 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa under Brian Little had now lost once in 10 Premier League games winning 3 and drawing 6 moving up to 12th position and well out of the relegation threatened bottom four.

Right back Gary Charles made his Villa debut aged 24 as an 89โ€™ substitute after moving from Derby County earlier this month for a fee of ยฃ1,450,000.

Future Villa centre forward Stan Collymore scored Forestโ€™s equalising penalty whilst both future Villa centre back Carl Tiler and future Villa winger Steve Stone featured.

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

Nottingham Forest

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1989-90

FIXTURE HISTORY

Nottingham Forest

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #34 |
League Match | #25 |
Manager Game | #12 |
Saturday, 21 January 1995

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Keith Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Pontypridd, 1982-1996
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Pontypridd, 1982-1996
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 22 October 1994, Villa 0-2 Forest, Villa Park.
Incidents: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Nottingham Forest

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Keith Cooper

TEAM NEWS

Brian Little names an unchanged line up from the team that beat QPR in the previous fixture.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.45 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 35.16 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.23 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Frank Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Earl Barrett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dean Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
CF John Fashanu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Tommy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

Nottingham Forest

GK Mark Crossley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Carl Tiler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Steve Chettle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Des Lyttle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alf-Inge Hรฅland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M David Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lars Bohinen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Ian Woan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Bryan Roy | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Stan Collymore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | forย CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | 88โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Gary Charles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |ย ๐ŸŸข | for CF Tommy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 89โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK John Filan | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Scott Gemmill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Gary Bull | 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 : 9/14

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

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

RB Gary Charles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Although we feel a little more comfortable now, there is still a lot herd work to be done.

โ€œWe felt that if we could get something out of this match, we would have done well and that's how it turned out.

โ€œThe lads showed plenty of character and the right attitude, but then they have been doing that for the past few weeks now."

Brian Little.

*The Sunday Life*
Sunday, 22 January 1995

BRIAN Little remained guarded about Aston Villaโ€™s prospects after they had continued their revival with a 2-1 victory over Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest.

The win stretched Villa's unbeaten run to seven matches end enabled them to climb out of the Premiership's danger zone.

However, little said: "Although we feel a little more comfortable now, there is still a lot of hard work to be done.

โ€œWe felt that if we could get something out of this match, we would have done well and that's how it turned out.

The lads showed plenty of character and the right attitude, but then they have been doing that for the past few weeks now."

Forestโ€™s leading scorer Stan Collymore hit back at suggestions that Forest are on a downward slide after their third league defeat in four matches.

"Obviously we are bitterly disappointed, but anyone who thinks we are on a downward slide is daft." he said.

Villa made the brighter start to the game and were eventually rewarded in the 32nd minute when John Fashanu lunged in at the near post to stab home a Steve Staunton cross.

Forest hit back, however, in the second half and were awarded a penalty in the 53rd minute.

Dutchman Bryan Roy went down under a challenge from Ugo Ehiogu and referee Keith Cooper had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.

In the absence of captain Stuart Pearce, Stan Collymore took responsibility for the spot kick and lashed it into the roof of the net.

Forest were on level terms for only 15 minutes. Staunton was their tormentor again, whipping over a left-wing cross from which the unmarked Saunders planted his header past Crossley.