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Game #4444

Aston Villa

Saturday, 23 November 1996

Won

8th (+2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Premier League

Attendance: 21,335

Coventry City

Highfield Road

Villa recover from defeat to Leicester - their fourth in six Premier League games - to beat Coventry and climb back up to 8th in the table.

Coventry City

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Alan Wright | 29โ€™ | Andy Townsend | 85โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Steve Staunton, hit a rocket to beat Cov.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 23 November 1996

โšฝ | 29โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Julian Joachim, Assist by Alan Wright
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Coventry City 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ” | 60โ€™ Sub off, Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡, Sub on, Ian Taylor
๐Ÿฅ… | 75โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Coventry City), Dion Dublin
๐Ÿ” | 75โ€™ Sub off, Julian Joachim, Sub on, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡
โšฝ | 85โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Steve Staunton, Assist by Andy Townsend
๐Ÿ” | 90โ€™ Sub off, Mark Draper, Sub on, Riccardo Scimeca
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Coventry City 1-2 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Mark Draper
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Andy Townsend
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Tommy Johnson

ON THIS DAY

Future Villa centre forward Dion Dublin scores a 75' equaliser for Coventry whilst future Villa caretaker manager Gary McAllister lines up for the Highfield Road outfit.

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†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

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

Coventry City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1996-97 |
Matchday | #17 |
League Game | #14 |
Manager Game | #98 |
Saturday, 23 November 1996

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Paul Durkin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Dorset, 1987-2004
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 98 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 43 ๐ŸŸจ | 28 ๐ŸŸฅ 27 | 1.60

Career Form:

Top 6

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Paul Durkin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Dorset, 1987-2004
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 31 March 1996, FA Cup, Villa 0-3 Liverpool, Old Trafford ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Paul Durkin

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Coventry City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Steve Staunton, Julian Joachim and Mark Draper return as Ian Taylor, Dwight Yorke and Carl Tiler drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.80 |

Oldest Player
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.36 |

Youngest Player
F Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.19 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Gordon Strachan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
RB Fernando Nรฉlson | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Tommy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

Coventry City

GK Steve Ogrizovic | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB David Burrows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Richard Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Paul Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Liam Daish | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gary McAllister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Eoin Jess | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W John Salako | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Noel Whelan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CF Dion Dublin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Ndlovu | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 60โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | for CF Julian Joachim | 75โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 90โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Richard Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Paul Telfer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | LB David Burrows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Brian Borrows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |)
๐Ÿ” | CF Peter Ndlovu | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ | (W Darren Huckerby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Adam Rachel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Carl Tiler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK John Filan | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
M Willie Boland | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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 : 11/16

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 : 12/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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

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

โ€‹

Match Symbols:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Staunton could hardly conceal his delight but it was rough justice on Coventry who are now plunged even deeper into relegation trouble."

*Sunday Independent*
Sunday, 24 November 1996

Staunton rocket a Villa winner

STEVE STAUNTON marked his return from injury by hitting a dramatic last-gasp winner to settle a full-blooded Midlands derby clash at Highfield Road.

The Republic of Ireland international, out for five weeks with a hamstring injury, capped an impressive display by driving home a spectacular 30-yard shot which flew into the top left hand corner of the net.

Staunton could hardly conceal his delight but it was rough justice on Coventry who are now plunged even deeper into relegation trouble. They dominated the second period with Gary McAllister and John Salako both in fine form and created several reasonable chances, deserving Dion Dublin's equaliser as Villa were over-run in midfield during this period.

But Villa, with Staunton and Ugo Ehiogu cool performers at the back, rode the storm to register their first away win since September 5. Six players were booked and a challenge by Noel Whelan on Andy Townsend was the signal for a 15-man brawl in the closing stages.

Coventry made a bright start and it needed a fine tackle from Gareth Southgate to deny Peter Ndlovu in the first minute after he had been released by Noel Whelan who operated in a deeper role.

There was plenty of commitment, as would be expected of a local derby, and Tommy Johnson and Mark Draper were both booked for crude challenges on Coventry skipper Gary McAllister.

But there was precious little in the way of goalmouth action apart front a close range volley from Ugo Ehiogu which flew wide before Joachim opened the scoring in the 29th minute.

There appeared to be little danger when Alan Wright looked to have overhit his through ball but Steve Ogrizovic failed to collect as Joachim challenged and then the former Leicester player, somehow squeezed the ball from a seemingly. impossible angle.

Coventry, who lost Burrows through injury after minutes, tried desperately to redress the balance and Eoin Jess sent a curling shot just over the bar.

But Villa came within inches of adding to their lead in first half injury time when Joachimโ€™s glancing header from an AIan Wright left-wing centre hit the inside of the post a rebounded to safety.

Coventry dominated proceedings after the Interval with Salako a more influential figure and they squandered two solid chances to get back on level. terms.

Salako's left-wing centre picked out the onrushing Richard Shaw at the far post, but he directed his header back across goal when unmarked.

Dion Dublin then headed a Paul Williams centre back in the path of Noel Whelan who sent his low shot wide.

It was one-way traffic towards the Villa goal as Southgate had to get In another tremendous last-ditch tackle to deny Dublin after he had been sent clear by Liam Daish.

But Coventry were not to be denied and in the 75th new ยฃ1m signing Darren Huckerby skated past the impressive Steve Staunton before his low centre was diverted by Dublin from close range.

It was Huckerby's first touch of the ball after coming on as substitute, but his celebrations were cut short by Staunton's decisive rocket shot.

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