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Game #4398

Saturday, 16 December 1995

Attendance: 28,486

Won

Premier League

4th (+2)

Coventry City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

After consecutive draws Villa beat Coventry at Villa Park and have now put seven goals past the Sky Blues in two games this season after a Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ hat-trick.

Aston Villa

4-1

Coventry City

Assist(s) | Mark Draper | 12โ€™ | 63โ€™ | Tommy Johnson | 48โ€™ | Andy Townsend | 80โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡, hat-trick

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 12โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Tommy Johnson, Assist by Mark Draper
๐Ÿ” | 34โ€™ Sub off, Dwight Yorke, Sub on, Andy Townsend
๐ŸŸฅ | 37โ€™ Sending off, (Coventry City), Kevin Richardson
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Coventry City
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Mark Bosnich, Sub on, Nigel Spink
โšฝ | 48โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡, Assist by Tommy Johnson
๐Ÿฅ… | 54โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Coventry City), Dion Dublin
โšฝ | 63โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡, Assist by Mark Draper
๐Ÿ” | 68โ€™ Sub off, Paul McGrath, Sub on, Riccardo Scimeca
โšฝ | 80โ€™ Goal, 4-1, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡, Assist by Andy Townsend
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 4-1 Coventry City

ON THIS DAY

Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ scored his first hat-trick for the club making it 8 goals for the season.

Former Villa captain, midfielder Kevin Richardson lined up for Coventry before being sent off on 37โ€™.

Future Villa centre forward Dion Dublin scored Coventryโ€™s consolation goal despite playing the game in defence.

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

Coventry City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1986-87

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Coventry: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1995-96 |
Matchday | #22 |
League Game | #18 |
Manager Game | #52 |
Saturday, 16 December 1995

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Paul Alcock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1988โ€“2002
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Alcock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kent, 1988โ€“2002
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 28 September 1991, Villa 0-1 Coventry, Highfield Road,
Incidents: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Coventry City

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Paul McGrath returns in place of Riccardo Scimeca.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.67 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 36.06 |

Youngest Player |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 22.30 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Ron Atkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

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

Coventry City

GK John Filan | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
CB Richard Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Busst | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Marcus Hall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kevin Richardson (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
M Paul Telfer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W John Salako | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Noel Whelan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Peter Ndlovu | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |ย ๐Ÿ”ฅ | for CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | 34โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 46โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 68โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | W John Salako | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (D Ally Pickering | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Peter Ndlovu | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | (M David Rennie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jonathan Gould | 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 : 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 : 9/11

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 : 12/14

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

"SAVO MILOSEVIC upstaged English football's exhibition match for visiting Eurocrats with a hat-trick for Aston Villa to plunge Coventry back into the relegation mire."

*The Sunday Independentโ€
Sunday, 17 December 1995

SAVO MILOSEVIC upstaged English football's exhibition match for visiting Eurocrats with a hat-trick for Aston Villa to plunge Coventry back into the relegation mire.

The UEFA delegates, in Birmingham for today's European Championship draw, saw blood and controversy as well as a brilliant goal from Tommy Johnson.

As so often in the Premiership these days, the show was stolen by a foreigner. The Serb striker finally ended his home jinx with his first Villa Park goals since his ยฃ3.5m move from Partizan Belgrade.

Coventry, wrecked by Kevin Richardson's sending off against his former teammates, could offer only a single reply from Dion Dublin to cushion a miserable return for Ron Atkinson to the club that sacked him 13 months ago.

Richardson had been booked after just two minutes for a heavy tackle on Mark Draper and played on with blood gushing from his nose after receiving a boot in the face from Johnson.

It was much later that he exacted revenge with a late cut at Johnson's ankles that sparked a brief but fierce retaliation.

The off-the-ball flare-up was spotted by referee Paul Alcock, who showed him his second fellow card before the red but ignored Johnson.

By then Johnson had put Villa comfortably in charge with a superb solo strike after. He rode three challenges on a relentless drive into the area, climaxed by a cracking right foot shot into the top corner.

Villa were hit by the loss of Dwight Yorke with concussion but it looked all over when Milosevic at last opened his Villa Park account in his ninth home league game.

He rose like a salmon to meet Townsend's 48th minute cross from the left to plant a powerful header past stand-in goalkeeper John Filan.

Dublin continued his one-man survival act for Coventry, heading in his ninth goal in as many games from Paul Teller's cross after 55 minutes.

But it was never going to be enough and Milosevic delighted the Villa fans with a second goal his seventh of the season eight minutes later when he was left criminally unmarked at the far post for a simple downward header from Draper's cross.

He missed an easy chance for his hat trick from Alan Wright's pass moments later, sidefooting wide of a gaping goal.

But it was only a temporary disappointment as substitute Andy Townsend intercepted Busst's dreadful 80th minute clearance and sent the Serb clear on the left. Though suspiciously offside, the flag stayed down and he neatly chipped the goalkeeper with his left foot.