Condition: 8/10 Excellent. Light wear
Size: Adult's Extra Large
Chest Measurement: 42-44 Inches / 106-112 CM
Colour: Claret, blue trim
Official Umbro Aston Villa home football shirt from the 1992/93 season.
Condition of this original football shirt is 8/10 - Excellent. Light wear (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Aston Villa spent most of the season challenging for the title, and were top of the Premier League with six games left to play, but were eventually overhauled by manager Ron Atkinson's old club Manchester United, who sealed the title without kicking a ball when on 2 May 1993 Villa were surprisingly beaten 1-0 at home by an Oldham Athletic side who were in the process of pulling off a surprise escape from relegation. The club lost their last three games, allowing United to pull ten points clear at the end of the season.
The season began with three successive 1-1 draws, with striker Dalian Atkinson scoring in each of these games. They then lost 1-0 to Everton, meaning that victory did not come until their fifth league game, when they triumphed 2-0 at Sheffield United.
On 9 September, Villa paid a club record £2.5million for Liverpool striker Dean Saunders, who 10 days later scored twice against his former employers in a 4-2 win for Villa at home. This came during a 10-match unbeaten run which sent Villa to the top of the table. That unbeaten run ended on 28 November when they lost 3-2 at home to a Norwich City side who were emerging as title contenders after being among the pre-season relegation favourites. A 3-0 defeat at Coventry City on Boxing Day was followed by a five-match winning run which restored Villa's leadership of the league from the East Anglians.
Villa had to win their penultimate game of the season at home to Oldham Athletic to stand any chance of catching Manchester United in the title race. But their opponents also had to win that game to have any hope of avoiding relegation, and it was the unfashionable Greater Manchester side who came away victorious from Villa Park, handing the league title to Manchester United.
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