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Game #4372

Aston Villa

Monday, 17 April 1995

Aston Villa

0-4

Arsenal

Premier League

Arsenal

Villa Park

Attendance: 32,005

Lost

18th (-2)

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa fall to a two minute first half brace and miss a second half penalty as they are beaten heavily at home by Arsenal as they slump to 18th in the table with four Premier League games to play.

KEY MAN

Dean Saunders, missed pen

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 17 April 1995

🥅 | 31’ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), John Hartson
🥅 | 32’ Goal, 0-2, (Arsenal), Ian Wright
🟨 | 43’ Booking, Steve Staunton, Foul
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal
🟨 | 46’ Booking, Andy Townsend, Foul
🟨 | 72’ Booking, Paul McGrath
🥅 | 72’ Goal, 0-3, (Arsenal, pen), Ian Wright
🥅 | 87’ Goal, 0-4, (Arsenal), John Hartson
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-4 Arsenal

ON THIS DAY

Just when a first win in three became ever more urgent Villa delivered their worst result of the season as Arsenal ripped the team apart at Villa Park to leave the club teetering on the precipice of a relegation battle.

Villa had lost successive fixtures and had now lost seven of their last 23 Premier League games under Brian Little winning 7 and drawing 9 leaving them standing 16th place in the table after this latest defeat.

Villa cult hero Dalian Atkinson made his final appearance aged 27 before moving on to Fenerbahçe S.K. for a fee of £500,000. Atkinson played for Villa between 1991-92 and 1994-95 making 113 appearances and scoring 35 goals including the greatest goal in Premier League history. Later in life tragedy hit Dalian, killed by the police in a taser assault, he died aged just 48 in August 2016. Dalian Atkinson, a player and a man who will never be forgotten.

Aston Villa

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

Arsenal

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1993–94

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Arsenal

Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #48 |
League Match | #38 |
Manager Game | #26 |
Monday, 17 April 1995

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Kelvin Morton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bury St Edmunds, 1986–1995
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Score: 🟥 0-4
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 26 | 🟩 | 8 🟨 | 9 🟥 9 | 1.27

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Kelvin Morton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bury St Edmunds, 1986–1995
Matches Officiated: 12
🟩 : 5
🟨 : 5
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 22 February 1995, Villa 4-4 Leicester, Villa Park.
Incidents: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

🟨 🟨 🟨

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🟨 🟨

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TEAM NEWS

Tommy Johnson returns as Gary Charles drops out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.53 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 | 35.39 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 22.47 |

MANAGER

Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | 🇦🇺 |
LB Steve Staunton | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Shaun Teale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Andy Townsend | 🇮🇪 | 🟨 |
CF Dalian Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔴 |
CF Dwight Yorke | 🇹🇹 |
CF Dean Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Tommy Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Stewart Houston | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | (Caretaker)

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Arsenal

GK David Seaman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Lee Dixon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Steve Bould | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Tony Adams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Martin Keown (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Nigel Winterburn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stefan Schwarz | 🇸🇪 | 🟨 |
M Ray Parlour | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Paul Merson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ian Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ | 🔁 |
CF John Hartson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Ray Parlour | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M David Hillier | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)
🔁 | CF Ian Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ | (CF Chris Kiwomya | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Franz Carr | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Graham Fenton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Vince Bartram | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

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

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

🔴 CF Dalian Atkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 1991-95 | 🕒 114 | 106 (8) | ⚽ 35 | 🔥 15 | 🇺 3 | #673 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"The conversion was as nicely judged as the tumble."

MATCH REPORT