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Game #4425

Aston Villa

Drew

4th (-)

Wednesday, 17 April 1996

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨

Premier League

West Ham United

Villa Park

Attendance: 26,768

Aston Villa

1-1

West Ham United

Assist(s) | Andy Townsend | 27’ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Paul McGrath hits a stunning volley to put Villa ahead but the game is overshadowed by a horrific injury to Gary Charles who as a result does not return to football until the 1997-98 season.

KEY MAN

Paul McGrath, stunning volley

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 17 April 1996

⚽ | 27’ Goal, 1-0, Paul McGrath, Assist by Andy Townsend
🔁 | 30’ Sub off, Gary Charles, Sub on, Riccardo Scimeca
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 West Ham United
🔁 | 60’ Sub off, Dwight Yorke, Sub on, Julian Joachim
🥅 | 85’ Goal, 1-1, (West Ham United)
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham United

🟨 | Booking, Savo Milošević

ON THIS DAY

Villa right back Gary Charles suffered a horrific ankle injury in the first half of the game and was to face an extended spell on the sidelines missing the entire 1996-97 season.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1995-96

West Ham United

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Ham United

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Season | 1995-96 |
Matchday | #49 |
League Game | #36 |
Manager Game | #79 |
Wednesday, 17 April 1996

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Steve Dunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, 1992-2006
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 79 | 🟩 | 36 🟨 | 23 🟥 20 | 1.66

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Dunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, 1992-2006
Matches Officiated: 3
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 14 October 1995, Villa 0-1 Chelsea, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨

West Ham United

None

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up for the second consecutive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.66 |

Oldest Player |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 | 36.39 |

Youngest Player |
CF Savo Milošević | 🇷🇸 | 22.64 |

MANAGER

Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | 🇦🇺 |
RB Gary Charles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Paul McGrath | 🇮🇪 | ⚽ |
LB Alan Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mark Draper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ian Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Andy Townsend | 🇮🇪 | 🔥 |
CF Savo Milošević | 🇷🇸 |
CF Dwight Yorke | 🇹🇹 | 🔁 |
CF Tommy Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Harry Redknapp | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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West Ham United

GK Ludek Mikloško | 🇨🇿 |
LB Keith Rowland | 🇬🇧 |
LB Julian Dicks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Marc Rieper-Jonsen | 🇩🇰 |
CB Slaven Bilić | 🇭🇷 |
RB Tim Breacker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Steve Potts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Danny Williamson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Moncur | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Tony Cottee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Iain Dowie | 🇬🇧 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Riccardo Scimeca | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for RB Gary Charles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 30’ |
🔁 | CF Julian Joachim | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for F Dwight Yorke | 🇹🇹 | 60’ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | RB Steve Potts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Daniel da Cruz Carvalho | 🇵🇹 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Michael Oakes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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GK Les Sealey (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Alvin Martin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 6/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/14

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/14

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"PAUL McGRATH proved that he still has a lot to offer Aston Villa when he netted a spectacular goal in last night's 1-1 draw with West Ham at Villa Park."

MATCH REPORT

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*The Irish Independent”
Thursday, 18 April 1996

McGrath is on target with stunning volley PAUL McGRATH proved that he still has a lot to offer Aston Villa when he netted a spectacular goal in last night's 1-1 draw with West Ham at Villa Park. The veteran Irish international struck in the 27th minute when he met Andy Townsend's left-wing corner with a stunning volley at the far post. That rare McGrath goal looked to have settled the issue until West Ham manager Harry Redknapp made an inspired late substitution. He sent on Portuguese player Dani with five minutes to go and with his second touch, he set up the equaliser. Dani's precise pass picked out Tony Cottee, who took the ball down on his chest and made no mistake from close range.

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