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Game #4446

Saturday, 30 November 1996

Attendance: 39,053

Won

Premier League

6th= (+2)

Middlesbrough

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa make it successive Premier League wins for the first time since September as they beat Middlesbrough to climb back to 6th in the table.

Aston Villa

1-0

Middlesbrough

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

Dwight Yorke, scored from the spot to clinch the points

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 39โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dwight Yorke (pen)
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Middlesbrough
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Middlesbrough

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Alan Wright

ON THIS DAY

Former Villa defender Neil Cox lined up for Middlesbrough

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

Middlesbrough

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1996-97 |
Matchday | #19 |
League Game | #15 |
Manager Game | #100 |
Saturday, 30 November 1996

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Gary Willard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worthing, 1990โ€“2000
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Gary Willard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Worthing, 1990โ€“2000
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 10 January 1996, Villa 0-0 Manchester United, Old Trafford.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Middlesbrough

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Gary Willard

TEAM NEWS

Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ returns after a 7 game absence as Julian Joachim drops out whilst Riccardo Scimeca replaces Gareth Southgate.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.74 |

Oldest Player
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.38 |

Youngest Player
CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.48 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Bryan Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Fernando Nรฉlson | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น |
CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐ŸŸจ |

Middlesbrough

GK Gary Walsh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Neil Cox (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Curtis Fleming | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Chris Morris | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Derek Whyte | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Juninho Paulista | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | ๐Ÿ” |
M Phil Stamp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Robbie Mustoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Craig Hignett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Mikkel Beck | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
CF Fabrizio Ravanelli | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Juninho Paulista | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท | (CF Andy Campbell | 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 |
M Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Lee Hendrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Ben Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Phil Whelan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Craig Liddle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Jan Aage Fjรถrtoft | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |

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 : 10/16

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 : 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 : 10/16

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's spotkick was the fitting decider for a game to forget as Boro's winess Premiership run extended to nine matches."

*Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 1 December 1996

Boro pay the penalty

DWIGHT Yorke's spotkick was the fitting decider for a game to forget as Boro's winess Premiership run extended to nine matches.

But the Teessiders were still fuming after Villa Park old boy Neil Cox was adjudged to have brought the Tobagan down for the penalty six minutes before the break.

When Savo Milosevic played the ball into Yorke just inside the box there seemed little on. Cox, one of three defenders behind the striker, appeared to grab hold of Yorke's shorts as he turned to the right, but whatever contact there was, was milked to the full as Yorke crumpled to the ground.

Yorke picked himself up to calmly sidefoot beyond Gary Walsh for his eight of the campaign.

Although Middlesborough were angry, a side that could manage only one real shot in 90 minutes can hardly complain at being beaten.

Villa were hardly impressive themselves and just shaded an average game.

It had looked likely to be better in the beginning, with the return of Milosevic giving Villa a more familiar look, although Riccardo Scimeca was in for Gareth Southgate.

The visitors then started to work off Juninho, although their only move of real quality ended with Fabrizio Ravanelli just failing to get on the end of Mikkel Beck's left-wing cross

Yorke and lan Taylor combined to put each other off when Mark Draperโ€™s free kick found them both alone, before Villa were asking for another spot kick when Yorkeโ€™s free kick seemed to be batted away by the wall.

Milosevic almost marked on his return with a goal when he went close with a curler at the death, but the game would not have deserved that.