Game #4407

1994-95

Position:

14th (-3)

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Premier League

Blackburn Rovers

Villa Park

Attendance: 40,114

Saturday, 4 March 1995

Villa lose successive games for the first time under Brian Little as they are pipped by Blackburn in a narrow defeat as referee Roger Gifford missed a blatant Colin Hendry handball to save a certain goal for Brian Little's side.

Aston Villa

0-1

Blackburn Rovers

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

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AT A GLANCE

Game #4407

Season | 1994-95 |
Matchday | #42 |
League Match | #32 |
Manager Game | #20 |
Saturday, 4 March 1995

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Brian Little |
Referee | Rodger Gifford |
KO | 3.00pm |
HT Score | 0-1 |
FT Score | 0-1 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWDLL |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.22 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | 35.27 |

Youngest Player |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 22.35 |

TEAM NEWS

Brian Little names an unchanged line up for the fourth successive game.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Mark Bosnich |
LB Steve Staunton |
RB Gary Charles |
CB Paul McGrath |
CB Ugo Ehiogu |
CB Shaun Teale |
M Andy Townsend |
M Ian Taylor |
F Dean Saunders |
F Dwight Yorke |
F Tommy Johnson |

SUBSTITUTES

M Ray Houghton for M Andy Townsend | 18’ |
F Graham Fenton for F Tommy Johnson | 75’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Nigel Spink

THE OPPOSITION

Flowers, Berg, Atkins, Pearce, Hendry (g), Le Saux, Sherwood, Ripley, Wilcox, Shearer, Sutton (ex). Manager: Kenny Dalglish.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

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MATCH TIMELINE

12’ Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers)
18’ Sub off, M Andy Townsend, Sub on M Ray Houghton
41’ Booking, Tommy Johnson
HT Aston Villa 0-1 Blackburn Rovers
68’ Booking, Steve Staunton
75’ Sub off, F Tommy Johnson, Sub on F Graham Fenton
77’ Booking, Dwight Yorke
FT Aston Villa 0-1 Blackburn Rovers

ON THIS DAY

A second successive defeat sees Villa remain in 11th as the tight table closes up around Brian Little’s men.

Villa under Brian Little had now lost two consecutive games for the first time in his reign and had now lost four of their last 17 Premier League games winning 6 and drawing 7.

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*The Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 5 March 1995

MATCH REPORT

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Blackburn hold onto their lead, but only just Sutton, the (B.6million. 49-goal Villa Park has shown signs of right wing and no-one picked cross flicked on by lan Taylor to Staunton's swirling ball from 0 strike pairing, drew a blank for running out of steam recently. up Hendry as he stooped to Saunders, with Henning Berg the left, but his header lacked only the seventh time in 36 V ilia fell apart just once head his first goal since scoring just hooking the chance off his the power and direction to 1 matches this season. Hendry yesterday, but the loss of against Manchester United in toe and into the chest of Tim trouble Flowers. Sadly it was scored the all-important goal concentration after only 12 October. Gary Charles lunged Flowers. the best opening Villa's sweat and then got in a crucial last- minutes proved crucial. Mark on the line, but could not keep Sutton got i n behind created until the final frantic minute block to a Paul McGrath Bosnich had been busy, dashing it out. McGrath in the 48th minute, moments. shot that left Villa filming. well out to clear from Jason Villa were hit again six but Bosnich made a fine save to "MN S tan MeOrilitlk CAarbs Ehlaitu They claimed that Hendry Wil c o x COLIN Hendry preserved used his arms to turn aside the sprawling to his right to save Irel a n d captain Andy Villa alive. Teale caused real Tovineent Blackburn's three-point advantage at the top of the goalbound drive, and replays from Stuart Ripley and Chris Townsend. holding his back panic with a swinging cross in FlOWert Sutton, Premiership. but Kenny suggested referee Rodger Sutton. painfully, went off to be the 51st minute. but though ar t y Shinvwd • Nen ”' la Riple. Atkins, Sheerer. Pante. Dalglish's side can consider Gifford could have given a But he stayed on his line replaced by Ray Houghton. Graeme Le Saux missed it. so wp m ,. themselves lucky. penalty. when Wilcox bent in a big But they so nearly levelled did Houghton and Johnson. Referee: R Gifford (Uenbredech). While Alan Shearer and Chris The Brian Little revival at inswinging corner from the almost immediately. Charles' Saunders did connect with ASTON MIA Rob King Villa Park