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Game #4367

Aston Villa

Drew

14th (-)

Monday, 6 March 1995

Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟨

Premier League

Coventry City

Villa Park

Attendance: 26,186

Aston Villa

0-0

Coventry City

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa fail to score for the second successive match but manage to draw on Ron Atkinson's first return to Villa Park since his shock sacking in November.

KEY MAN

Paul McGrath, excellent

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 6 March 1995

🔁 | 9’ Sub off, Tommy Johnson, Sub on, Graham Fenton
🟨 | 17’ Booking, Shaun Teale
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Coventry City
🟨 | 54’ Booking, Ugo Ehiogu
🟨 | 60’ Booking, Graham Fenton
🔁 | 79’ Sub off, Ray Houghton, Sub on, Franz Carr
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Coventry City

ON THIS DAY

Former Villa midfielder Kevin Richardson and future Villa centre forward Dion Dublin lined up for Coventry.

Villa had now not won in four games but had lost only four of their last 18 Premier League games under Brian Little winning 6 and drawing 8.

Aston Villa

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

Coventry City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1986-87

FIXTURE HISTORY

Coventry City

Previous 5 vs. Coventry: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #43 |
League Match | #33 |
Manager Game | #21 |
Monday, 6 March 1995

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Graham Poll | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Kick off: 8.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 21 | 🟩 | 7 🟨 | 8 🟥 6 | 1.38

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Graham Poll | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hertfordshire, 1991-2007
Matches Officiated: 4
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 27 Nov 94, Villa 1-1 Wednesday (h)
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Coventry City

🟨 🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Ray Houghton is named in the starting line up for the first time in 12 games as Andy Townsend makes way.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.37 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 | 35.28 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 22.35 |

MANAGER

Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | 🇦🇺 |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Shaun Teale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
RB Gary Charles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ray Houghton | 🇮🇪 | 🔁 |
M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dean Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Dwight Yorke | 🇹🇹 |
CF Tommy Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Coventry City

GK Jonathan Gould | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Brian Borrows | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Ally Pickering | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB David Burrows | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M David Rennie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Sean Flynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Kevin Richardson (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Cook | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Willie Boland | 🇮🇪 |
CF Dion Dublin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Peter Ndlovu | 🇿🇼 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Graham Fenton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | for CF Tommy Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 9’ |
🔁 | W Franz Carr | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for M Ray Houghton | 🇮🇪 | 79’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK John Filan | 🇦🇺 |
LB Steve Morgan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mike Marsh | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/14

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"A goalless game failed dismally to live up to it's billing and only a point apiece left both sides still looking over their shoulders at the chasing pack of Premiership relegation."

MATCH REPORT

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*The Irish Independent*
Tuesday, 7 March 1995

RON ATKINSON returned to Villa Park and kept his unbeaten Coventry record. No mean feat on a ground where the Sky Blues have not won In 21 attempts over 59 years. But a goalless game failed dismally to live up to it's billing and only a point apiece left both sides still looking over their shoulders at the chasing pack of Premiership relegation. It was a better result for Atkinson, however, than Brian Little, the man who replaced him at Villa in November when the team was languishing just three places off the bottom of the table. Little has lifted them to 11th with six league wins, but they have now taken just two points from the last four games and seldom looked likely to find the way to victory again, despite penning Coventry back with some frantic pressure in the second half. Coventry reserve keeper Jon Gould stopped Dwight Yorke's firm drive and saw Ugo Ehiohu's header from a corner go just too high at the height of that pressure, but was otherwise rarely troubled to register his second successive clean sheet as stand-in for injured Steve Ogrizovic. Atkinson, who has lifted Coventry from 17th to 12th in the Premiership with two wins and two draws, might have thought he had a winner to give the perfect reply to Doug Ellis, the chairman who sacked him five months ago, when Peter Ndlovu's goalbound shot on the hour was blocked by the excellent Paul McGrath. He had to make do instead with the rousing welcome he received from fans of both sides in the 26,000 crowd as he stepped out for the start amid a battery of press photographers. Coventry defended with gritty resolution to stem the tide in the second half, with David Rennie and former Villa captain Kevin Richardson the pick of their performers.

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