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Game #4407

Saturday, 3 February 1996

Attendance: 35,982

Won

Premier League

4th (+2)

Leeds United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa batter Leeds to climb to 4th in the Premier League table as Dwight Yorke scores two and creates another.

Aston Villa

3-0

Leeds United

Assist(s) | Gary Charles | 11โ€™ | Dwight Yorke | 62โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Dwight Yorke, desperately close to a hat trick

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 11โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Gary Charles
โšฝ | 23โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Leeds United
โšฝ | 62โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Alan Wright, Assist by Dwight Yorke
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Andy Townsend, Sub on, Gareth Farrelly
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Leeds United

ON THIS DAY

Former Villa defender Tony Dorigo lined up for Leeds.

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

Leeds United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1991โ€“92

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1995-96 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Game | #24 |
Manager Game | #61 |
Saturday, 3 February 1996

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Robbie Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Darlington, 1986-1996
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Robbie Hart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Darlington, 1986-1996
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 29 November 1995, League Cup, Villa 1-0 QPR, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Leeds United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Villa recall Ian Taylor in place of Tommy Johnson.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.49 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 36.19 |

Youngest Player |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 22.44 |

MANAGER

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

MANAGER

Howard Wilkinson | 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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CB Paul McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
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 | โšฝ |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |

Leeds United

GK Mark Beeney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Rob Bowman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Maybury | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB John Pemberton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Tony Dorigo (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Couzens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Carlton Palmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary McAllister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Gary Speed | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Rod Wallace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Brian Deane | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Gareth Farrelly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 75โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB John Pemberton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (LB Nigel Worthington | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | RB Alan Maybury | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (M Mark Tinkler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Franz Carr | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CF Andy Gray | 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 : 6/11

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 : 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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Dwight Yorke condemned Leeds to defeat by scoring two goals and making Aston Villa's third for Alan Wright."

*The Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 4 February 1996

Dwight Yorke condemned Leeds to defeat by scoring two goals and making Aston Villa's third for Alan Wright.

Yorke struck first after just 11 minutes with his 50th goal for Villa and rammed home his 14th of the season in the 23rd minute to make it 41 wins and just one defeat from the 45 games in which he has scored for the cub.

The 24-year-old Tobagan went desperately close to a hat trick before setting up Wright for his first Villa Park goal as the Midlanders cruised to one of their best wins of a season that is witnessing their rejuvenation.

Yorke pounced as Carlton Palmer's clearance cannon off Savo Milosevic and dashed forward into the right side the penalty area before drilling the ball inside Mark Beeneyโ€™s left-hand post.

His first was a real gem - a flying leap and precision glancing header inside the back post from Gary Charles' right wing cross after the former England full-back and midfielder Mark Draper had scrapped to retrieve the ball near the halfway line.

It was a stirring response from Villa to their midweek defeat to Liverpool's deadly duo, Robbie Fowler and Stan Collymore.

Though they were without injured centre-half Ugo Ehiogu, Steve Staunton slotted effortlessly into Littleโ€™s sophisticated back three givind Mark Bosnich a largely leisurely afternoon.

They could pick off Leeds at their leisure and clinched the points in the 62nd minute with Wright's second goal since leaving Blackburn.