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Game #4449

Sunday, 22 December 1996

Attendance: 28,874

Won

Premier League

4th (+1)

Wimbledon

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Villa Park

Villa hammer Wimbledon to extend their winning tune to five Premier League games.

Aston Villa

5-0

Wimbledon

Assist(s) | Andy Townsend | 61โ€™ | Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | 86โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡, destroyed Wimbledon

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MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 38โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dwight Yorke
โšฝ | 42โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Wimbledon
โšฝ | 61โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Ian Taylor, Assist by Andy Townsend
๐Ÿ” | 74โ€™ Sub off, Fernando Nรฉlson, Sub on, Carl Tiler
โšฝ | 75โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡
๐Ÿ” | 79โ€™ Sub off, Mark Draper, Sub on, Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡
โšฝ | 86โ€™ Goal, 5-0, Dwight Yorke, Assist by Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 5-0 Wimbledon

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡

ON THIS DAY

Future Villa midfielder ร˜yvind Leonhardsen lined up for Wimbledon.

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

Wimbledon

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1987-88

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wimbledon

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1996-97 |
Matchday | #22 |
League Game | #18 |
Manager Game | #103 |
Sunday, 22 December 1996

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Steve Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1992-2006
Kick off: 4.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 5-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Dunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1992-2006
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 17 April 1996, Villa 1-1 West Ham, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Wimbledon

๐ŸŸจ

Steve Dunn

TEAM NEWS

Mark Bosnich replaces Michael Oakes in an otherwise unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.96 |

Oldest Player
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 33.44 |

Youngest Player
CB Riccardo Scimeca | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.54 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Joe Kinnear | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Fernando Nรฉlson | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ” |
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 |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Andy Townsend | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

Wimbledon

GK Neil Sullivan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Alan Kimble | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Chris Perry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Kenny Cunningham | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
CB Dean Blackwell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Neal Ardley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M ร˜yvind Leonhardsen | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
M Vinnie Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Robbie Earle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Marcus Gayle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Efan Ekoku | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Carl Tiler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Fernando Nรฉlson | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | M Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 79โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CB Chris Perry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (RB Brian McAllister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)
๐Ÿ” | CB Kenny Cunningham | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | (CF Dean Holdsworth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Tommy Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Brendan Murphy | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Peter Fear | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Mick Harford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ 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 : 5/11

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 : 9/16

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 8 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 : 12/16

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

"Milosevic has been a different player since the collapse of his move to Perugia last month, finally showing the kind of form on a consistent basis that persuaded manager Brian Little to pay ยฃ3.5m for his services in the summer of 1995 and warned that the best was still to come from his flourishing partnership with Dwight Yorke."

*Evening Herald*
Monday, 23 December 1996

ASTON VILLA striker Savo Milosevic helped destroy Wimbledon's proud unbeaten run with two goals and then sent a shiver down the spine of the rest of the Premiership title chasers.

Milosevic has been a different player since the collapse of his move to Perugia last month, finally showing the kind of form on a consistent basis that persuaded manager Brian Little to pay ยฃ3.5m for his services in the summer of 1995 and warned that the best was still to come from his flourishing partnership with Dwight Yorke.

Many more performances likes this from the Serb and any thoughts Little may have of moving into the market for the likes of Liverpool's Stan Collymore, Celtic's Pierre Van Hooydonk or any other multi-million pound striker may well be rendered redundant.

The Dons' previously mean-machine defence on their travels only seven Premiership goals conceded previously away from home simply could not contain the Milosevic-Yorke combination as Villa powered to a 5-0 win.

While Milosevic rejoiced in finally producing the goods, Yorke is already on a red-hot scoring streak with 11 goals in the last 12 matches and chasing last season's tally of 25.

Milosevic said: "Myself and Dwight have got to know each other over the past 18 months as a partnership and things definitely now look much better for us but I think there is more to come from the both of us.

Milosevic added: ''The good thing for Aston Villa is that we have a hit a winning streak while some of the other leading teams such as Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle have been losing the odd game recently. We also still have a lot more to come from us as a team."