Aston Villa v Arsenal, 31 December 1988

Score3-0 to Arsenal
CompetitionLeague Division One
VenueVilla Park
Attendance32,486

Goals:

Goals:

David Rocastle G
Alan Smith G
Perry Groves G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Nigel Spink
Defender Allan Evans
Defender Derek Mountfield
Defender Chris Price
Defender/Midfielder Kevin Gage
Midfielder Gordon Cowans
Midfielder Andy A Gray
Midfielder David Platt
Midfielder/Left back Stuart Gray
Forward Tony Daley
Forward Alan McInally

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper John Lukic
Defender Tony Adams
Defender Steve Bould
Defender/Centre back David O'Leary
Defender/Left back Nigel Winterburn
Midfielder Paul Merson
Midfielder Kevin Richardson
Midfielder David Rocastle
Midfielder Michael Thomas
Forward Alan Smith
Winger Brian Marwood

Substitutions:

Martin Keown for Andy A Gray

Substitutions:

Perry Groves for Paul Merson

On the bench:

Defender/Centre back Martin Keown

On the bench:

Forward Perry Groves