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Game #4482

Aston Villa

Saturday, 27 September 1997

Drew

16th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Premier League

Attendance: 32,044

Sheffield Wednesday

Villa Park

Villa are held at home by Wednesday to remain 16th in the Premier League table.

Aston Villa

2-2

Sheffield Wednesday

Assist(s) | Fernando Nรฉlson | 49โ€™ |

KEY MAN

Ian Taylor, scored but should have had more

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 27 September 1997

๐Ÿฅ… | 26โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Sheffield Wednesday), Wayne Collins
โšฝ | 32โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Steve Staunton
๐Ÿฅ… | 42โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Sheffield Wednesday), Guy Whittingham
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
โšฝ | 49โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Ian Taylor, Assist by Fernando Nรฉlson
๐Ÿ” | 58โ€™ Sub off, Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡, Sub on, Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡
๐Ÿ” | 78โ€™ Sub off, Fernando Nรฉlson, Sub on, Gary Charles
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday

ON THIS DAY

Future Villa forward Benito Carbone and former Villa centre forward Guy Whittingham lined up for Sheffield Wednesday.

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

Sheffield Wednesday

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1990โ€“91

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield Wednesday

Previous 5 vs. Wednesday: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1997-98 |
Matchday | #10 |
League Game | #9 |
Manager Game | #136 |
Saturday, 27 September 1997

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Peterlee, 1994-1998
Referee: Neale Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 136 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 59 ๐ŸŸจ | 38 ๐ŸŸฅ 39 | 1.58

Career Form:

Top 8

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neale Barry | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Scunthorpe, 1993-2006
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

Neale Barry

CARDS

Villa

None

Sheffield Wednesday

None

TEAM NEWS

Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ is brought back into the starting XI in place of Simon Grayson

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.62 |

Oldest Player
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 29.33 |

Youngest Player
CB Ugo Ehiogu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 24.92 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

David Pleat | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Mark Bosnich | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |
RB Fernando Nรฉlson | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ” |
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 |
LB Steve Staunton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
M Mark Draper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Ian Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Stan Collymore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Dwight Yorke | ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น |

Sheffield Wednesday

GK Matt Clarke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Ian Nolan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Des Walker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dejan Stefanoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Mark Pembridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Lee Briscoe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Wayne Collins | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Jim Magilton | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
F Benito Carbone | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Paulo Di Canio | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น |
CF Guy Whittingham (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Savo Miloลกeviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | for M Saลกa ฤ†urฤiฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ | 58โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | RB Gary Charles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for RB Fernando Nรฉlson | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | 78โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | M Mark Pembridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (M Adem Poric | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Michael Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Simon Grayson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Julian Joachim | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Bruce Grobbelaar | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ |
CB Steve Nichol | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Nigel Clough | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Scott Oakes | 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 : 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 : 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 : 10/16

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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 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

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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

"Villa manager Brian Little must be concerned with the way his defence was pulled apart far too easily with a UEFA Cup return against the swift counter-attacking forwards of Bordeaux to follow on Tuesday."

*Sunday Tribune*
Sunday, 28 September 1997

ASTON VILLA dropped two more points as their former player Guy Whittingham scored one goal and made the other to earn struggling Sheffield Wednesday a draw.

But Wednesdayโ€™s inspiration was Italian Paulo Di Canio, whose skill and trickery tormented Villa from the start to finish of the 90 minutes.

Villa manager Brian Little must be concerned with the way his defence was pulled apart far too easily with a UEFA Cup return against the swift counter-attacking forwards of Bordeaux to follow on Tuesday.

Wednesday looked like a side who had conceded 20 goals in their previous eight matches and Villa's man-of-the match, midfielder lan Taylor, scored one goal but could easily have added to his tally with steadier finishing.

Villa opened brightly and Mark Draper drilled a low 20-yard effort inches wide but they looked suspect at the back from the start and were twice rescued by the woodwork in the first ten minutes.

First, Benito Carbone headed Di Canio's centre against the bar and then Whittingham clipped the outside of the post with a curling 20-yard effort.

Wednesday also looked insecure in defence and Taylor turned Dwight Yorke's cross wide at the far post. But a Wednesday goal looked on the cards and it arrived in the 25th minute.

Jim Magilton's deep, hanging cross beyond the far post was headed back across goal by Whittingham to leave Wayne Collins with a simple task to head in from close range.

But Villa equalised spectacular style in the 31st minute with a typically powerful shot from Steve Staunton sailing past Wednesday 'keeper Matt Clarke from 30 yards out via the woodwork.

Villa enjoyed a purple patch in which they might have gone ahead, with Collymore standing on the ball when picked out by Alan Wright's low cross and then Clarke saving a low drive-on-the-turn by Yorke.

But Wednesday exposed Villa's defensive deficiencies again in the 42nd minute. Di Canio turned Fernando Nelson inside out on the left flank before picking out Whittingham at the far post and his header gave Mark Bosnich no chance.

Villa needed only four minutes of the second half to get back on level terms, with Taylor capping a fine performance by hitting the target.

Nelson's centre picked out Taylor. who had time to swivel and plant a low drive past Clarke. The hosts looked for the killer goal. with Collymore and Taylor going close, but at the other end Collins headed wide from close range after more magic from Di Canio.

The home side continued to press and Nelson fired in a viciously swerving 23 yard effort, which crashed into the side netting.

Taylor was denied by Clarke and Milosevic screwed a shot just wide but Wednesday held on for a share of the spoils.

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