FA Carling Premiership
Saturday, February 12, 1994

Aston Villa Swindon Town
D.Saunders (32', 66' pen, 84' pen), S.Froggatt (56'), K.Richardson (74')
HT: 1-0
Attendance:  27,637   Referee:  R. Hart



 
After two wins on the bounce, Swindon travelled to Villa Park hoping to continue their revival - a goalkeeping crisis though saw Jon Sheffield make his debut for the Town on loan, becoming the first player to wear the number 40 shirt in the Premier League. A hat-trick from ex-Oxford star Dean Saunders helped Villa to a 5-0 drubbing in one of the Town's worst performances of the season - and on the way out, I was told that "that Norwegian you've got's shoite" by a home fan in his best Brummie accent.




Lineups
13
Mark BOSNICH  
                 
Jon SHEFFIELD
40
2
Earl BARRETT  
                 
  Kevin HORLOCK
16
5
Paul MCGRATH  
 79'
              
Shaun TAYLOR
6
17
Neil COX
                 
Brian KILCLINE
31
6
Kevin RICHARDSON  
         62'    67'
Adrian WHITBREAD
14
7
Ray HOUGHTON  
           58'     
Nicky SUMMERBEE
2
11
Tony DALEY  
                 
Martin LING
10

12
Steve FROGGATT
               
Luc NIJHOLT
5

14
Andy TOWNSEND  
 74'
              
John MONCUR
7
9
Dean SAUNDERS  
              85'
  Jan-Åge FJØRTOFT
9
10
Dalian ATKINSON
                 
Keith SCOTT
27
Substitutes
16
Ugo EHIOGU  

79' 
           
67' 
  Paul BODIN
3
18
Dwight YORKE  

74' 
           
85' 
  Terry FENWICK
26
1
Nigel SPINK  
                 
Nicky HAMMOND
23













Results on Saturday, February 12, 1994: League Table

 
  Aston Villa 5 - 0 Swindon Town  
  Everton 0 - 0 Ipswich Town  
  Manchester City 0 - 0 West Ham United  
  Oldham Athletic 2 - 1 Chelsea  
  Sheffield United 0 - 0 Coventry City  
  Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 2 Blackburn Rovers  
  Wimbledon 4 - 2 Newcastle United  

Table as at Saturday, February 12, 1994:

  TEAM P W D L F A GD Pts 
1 Manchester United 28 20 7 1 57 25 32 67 
2 Blackburn Rovers 27 17 6 4 41 20 21 57 
3 Arsenal 27 12 10 5 31 14 17 46 
4 Newcastle United 27 13 6 8 47 29 18 45 
5 Liverpool 27 12 8 7 46 34 12 44 
6 Aston Villa 27 12 8 7 36 27 9 44 
7 Sheffield Wednesday 28 11 10 7 52 37 15 43 
8 Leeds United 27 11 10 6 39 29 10 43 
9 Norwich City 26 10 10 6 42 32 10 40 
10 Queens Park Rangers 27 11 6 10 42 36 6 39 
11 Wimbledon 27 9 9 9 31 38 -7 36 
12 West Ham United 28 9 9 10 25 35 -10 36 
13 Coventry City 28 8 11 9 28 32 -4 35 
14 Ipswich Town 28 7 12 9 23 30 -7 33 
15 Everton 29 9 5 15 32 40 -8 32 
16 Tottenham Hotspur 29 7 9 13 36 39 -3 30 
17 Chelsea 27 6 8 13 26 36 -10 26 
18 Oldham Athletic 28 6 8 14 24 47 -23 26 
19 Manchester City 27 5 10 12 23 33 -10 25 
20 Southampton 27 7 3 17 27 39 -12 24 
21 Sheffield United 28 4 11 13 22 42 -20 23 
22 Swindon Town 29 4 10 15 31 67 -36 22 

Key: Champions Relegation