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Game #4366

Saturday, 4 March 1995

Attendance: 40,114

Lost

Premier League

14th (-3)

Blackburn Rovers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Villa Park

Villa lose successive games for the first time under Brian Little as they are pipped by Blackburn in a narrow defeat as referee Roger Gifford missed a blatant Colin Hendry handball to save a certain goal for Brian Little's side.

Aston Villa

0-1

Blackburn Rovers

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Mark Bosnich, fine save

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 12โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers), Colin Hendry
๐Ÿ” | 18โ€™ Sub off, Andy Townsend, Sub on, Ray Houghton
๐ŸŸจ | 41โ€™ Booking, Tommy Johnson
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Blackburn Rovers
๐ŸŸจ | 68โ€™ Booking, Steve Staunton
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Tommy Johnson, Sub on, Graham Fenton
๐ŸŸจ | 77โ€™ Booking, Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Blackburn Rovers

ON THIS DAY

A second successive defeat sees Villa remain in 11th as the tight table closes up around Brian Littleโ€™s men.

Villa under Brian Little had now lost two consecutive games for the first time in his reign and had now lost four of their last 17 Premier League games winning 6 and drawing 7.

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

Blackburn Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1927โ€“28

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Blackburn: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #42 |
League Match | #32 |
Manager Game | #20 |
Saturday, 4 March 1995

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: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Rodger Gifford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Llanbradach, 1984-1996
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 10 December 1994, Villa 0-0 Everton, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Blackburn Rovers

None

Rodger Gifford

TEAM NEWS

Brian Little names an unchanged line up for the fourth successive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.22 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 35.27 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.35 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Kenny Dalglish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Shaun Teale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Gary Charles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Tommy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |

Blackburn Rovers

GK Tim Flowers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Henning Berg | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
RB Mark Atkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ian Pearce | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Colin Hendry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
LB Graeme Le Saux | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tim Sherwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Stuart Ripley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Jason Wilcox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Alan Shearer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Chris Sutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Ray Houghton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 18โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Graham Fenton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CF Tommy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 75โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Bobby Mimms | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Warhurst | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Mike Newell | 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

"The Brian Little revival at Villa Park has shown signs of running out of steam recently. Villa fell apart just once yesterday, but the loss of concentration after only 12 minutes proved crucial."

*The Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 5 March 1995

Blackburn hold onto their lead, but only just.

Colin Hendry preserved Blackburnโ€™s three point advantage at the top of the Premiership but Kenny Dalglishโ€™s side can consider themselves lucky.

While Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, the ยฃ8.6m, 49 goal strike pairing, drew a blank for only the seventh time in 36 matches this season, Hendry scored the all important goal and then got in a crucial last minute block to a Paul McGrath shot the left Villa fuming.

They claimed that Hendry used his arms to turn aside the goal bound drive and replays suggested referee Rodger Gifford could have given a penalty.

The Brian Little revival at Villa Park has shown signs of running out of steam recently. Villa fell apart just once yesterday, but the loss of concentration after only 12 minutes proved crucial. Mark Bosnich had been busy, dashing well out to clear from Jason Wilcox and then twice sprawling to his right to save from Stuart Ripley and Chris Sutton.

But he stayed on his line when Wilcox bent in a big inswinging corner from the right wing and no-one picked up Hendry as he stirred to head his first goal since scoring against Manchester United October. Gary Charles lunged on the line, but could not keep it out.

Villa were hit again six minutes later, when Republic of Ireland captain Andy Townsend, holding his back painfully, went off to be replaced by Ray Houghton.

But they so nearly levelled almost immediately, Charlesโ€™ cross flicked on by Ian Taylor to Saunders, with Henning Berg just hooking the chance off his toe and into the chest of Tim Flowers.

Sutton got in behind McGrath in the 48th minute, but Bosnich made a fine save to beat down his shot and keep Villa alive. Teale caused real panic with a swinging cross in the 51st minute, but though Graeme Le Saux missed it, so did Houghton and Jonson.

Saunders did connect with Stauntonโ€™s swirling ball from the left, but his header lacked the power and direction to trouble Flowers. Sadly it was the best opening Villaโ€™s sweat created until the final frantic moments.