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Game #4399

Saturday, 23 December 1995

Attendance: 14,778

Lost

Premier League

6th (-2)

Queens Park Rangers

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Loftus Road

QPR gain revenge for their League Cup exit as they inflict a first Premier League defeat in five on Villa as Lee Hendrie is sent off on debut.

Queens Park Rangers

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Lee Hendrie, sent off on debut

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿ” | 34โ€™ Sub off, Mark Draper, Sub on, Lee Hendrie ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿ•’ | HT QPR 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 46โ€™ Sub off, Mark Bosnich, Sub on, Nigel Spink
๐Ÿฅ… | 54โ€™ Goal 0-1, (QPR)
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Paul McGrath, Sub on, Riccardo Scimeca
๐ŸŸจ | 90โ€™+1 Booking, Lee Hendrie
๐ŸŸฅ | 90โ€™+1 Sending off, Lee Hendrie
๐Ÿ•’ | FT QPR 1-0 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Mark Bosnich
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Alan Wright
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Lee Hendrie

ON THIS DAY

Midfielder Lee Hendrie was sent off on his Villa debut aged 18 after joining as a trainee and signing professional forms in July 1993.

Goalkeeper Nigel Spink replaced Mark Bosnich for the second game in a row at half time which would prove to be his final game for Villa aged 37.

Spink played for Villa between 1979-80 and 1995-96 making 453 appearances (excluding FMC). Spinkโ€™s 453 appearances was the highest of any Villa goalkeeper eclipsing second place man Billy George who made 399 appearances between 1897-98 and 1910-11.

Former Villa centre forward Tony Hateleyโ€™s son, Mark, and future Villa assistant manager Ray Wilkins lined up for QPR.

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

Queens Park Rangers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1966-67

FIXTURE HISTORY

Queens Park Rangers

Previous 5 vs. QPR: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1995-96 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Game | #19 |
Manager Game | #53 |
Saturday, 23 December 1995

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Alan Wilkie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester-le-Street | 1988-2000
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alan Wilkie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Chester-le-Street | 1988-2000
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 30 September 1995, Villa 3-0 Coventry, Highfield Road.
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Queens Park Rangers

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Alan Wilkie

TEAM NEWS

Andy Townsend returns in place of Dwight Yorke.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.84 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 36.08 |

Youngest Player |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 22.32 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Ray Wilkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐ŸŸจ | 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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
CF Tommy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Queens Park Rangers

GK Jurgen Sommer | ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
RB David Bardsley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Alan McDonald | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ |
D Steve Yates | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Rufus Brevett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Impey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Simon Barker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Ray Wilkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Trevor Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Kevin Gallen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Mark Hateley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | for M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 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 | 78โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Ray Wilkins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Bradley Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Kevin Gallen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Matt Brazier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Mark Hateley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Karl Ready | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

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 : 10/14

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

M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Teenager Lee Hendrie was sent off on his first appearance to complete a miserable afternoon for Aston Villa."

*The Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 24 December 1995

Teenager Lee Hendrie was sent off on his first appearance to complete a miserable afternoon for Aston Villa.

The 18 year old substitute was dismissed in the eighth minute of injury time.

It needed a defiant display by Rangersโ€™ giant American goalkeeper Jurgen Sommer to prevent Villa grabbing at least a point in a march they had dominated in long spells.

The 6ft 5ins keeper brilliantly kept out a hat-trick of scoring attempts by Villaโ€™s Serbian striker Savo Milosevic - once memorably, mid way through the second half from a point blank header.

Sommer repeated his heroics in a frantic finish, somehow seeing out a close range header from Tommy Johnson and then tipping over a blockbuster by full back Alan Wright.

Villa badly missed the cutting edge usually provided by top scorer Dwight Yorke who missed the match with a broken nose, but still outplayed their London hosts for long spells only to end up in disarray, sending on reserve goalkeeper Nigel Spink as their third outfield substitute after Ian Taylor had been carried off on a stretcher in the prolonged injury time.

It did not end there as Hendrie, who had replaced the injured Mark Draper before half time was booked early in the second period was shown the red card right at the death when he blatantly blocked Rangers full back Rufus Brevett.