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Game #4384

Saturday, 23 September 1995

Attendance: 33,972

Drew

Premier League

5th (-2)

Nottingham Forest

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

An appalling refereeing performance from an East Midlands based official robs Villa of a deserved win against Forest.

Aston Villa

1-1

Nottingham Forest

Assist(s) | Dwight Yorke | 68โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Andy Townsend, scored and sent of by idiot refereeing

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Nottingham Forest
โšฝ | 68โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Andy Townsend, Assist by Dwight Yorke
๐ŸŸฅ | 69โ€™ Sending off, Andy Townsend for excessive celebration
๐Ÿ” | 80โ€™ Sub off, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡, Sub on, Tommy Johnson
๐Ÿฅ… | 87โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Nottingham Forest)
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Nottingham Forest

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Paul McGrath
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Ian Taylor

ON THIS DAY

The worst refereeing performance ever seen at Villa Park? Itโ€™s certainly up there. Referee Paul Danson who carried a reputation for a lack of competence combined with aggressive refereeing sent off midfielder Andy Townsend for celebrating his goal in front of his own fans and made a litany of appalling decisions that changed the face of the game. Danson did not referee at this level for long.

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

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1995-96 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Game | #7 |
Manager Game | #38 |
Saturday, 23 September 1995

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Paul Danson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 1987-2005
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Danson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 1987-2005 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 2 January 1995, Villa 0-0 Leeds, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Nottingham Forest

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ replaces Tommy Johnson.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.12 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 35.83 |

Youngest Player |
F Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 22.07 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

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

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Gary Charles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Gareth Southgate | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Nottingham Forest

GK Mark Crossley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Des Lyttle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Steve Chettle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Colin Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Alf-Inge Hรฅland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Steve Stone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Lars Bohinen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Chris Bart-Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Woan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Bryan Roy | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Jason Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Tommy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for F Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 80โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CB Carl Tiler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Bobby Howe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Scott Gemmill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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 : 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 : 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 : 11/14

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

"Aston Villa captain Andy Townsend was sensationally sent after three minutes after giving inside 67th minute lead."

*The Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 24 September 1995

Aston Villa captain Andy Townsend was sensationally sent after three minutes after giving inside 67th minute lead.

It looked as though the Irish midfielders goal would give Villa a deserved win until Des Lyttle came up with a surprise equaliser three minutes from the end.

In an amazing finish fullback Lyttle scored with the final touch following are Colin Cooper freekick and that left Villa fans seething over the red card fate of Townsend.

Forest, who extended their unbeaten premiership run to 20 matches, had looked dead and buried when Townsend, Villaโ€™s outstanding performer on the day, landed a superb strike to reward them for virtually non stop pressure.

Townsend drove home a splendid shot after Dwight Yorke cleverly backheeled pass in behind the forest defence, but before the celebrations ended he was taking a long walk back to the dressing room.

Booked in the first half for a foul on Ian Woan he bought card waving referee Paul Danson into action again shortly after his goal. A clash with forest Norwegian midfielder Lars Bohinen looked fierce but hardly worthy of a second booking.

Villaโ€™s anguish was doubled when Forest stole an equaliser, Lyttle creeping in on the blindside to apply the final touch for an incredible finish to a game that had been at one way bore fest for much of the time.

Referee Danson handed out six yellow cards on top of Townsend red.