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A look back at when Ipswich Town last beat Aston Villa in 1994

PUBLISHED: 12:00 12 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:02 12 February 2017

The battle for the ball as Ipswich Town beat Aston Villa in 1994

The battle for the ball as Ipswich Town beat Aston Villa in 1994

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Continuing our ITFC nostalgia series, and after a famous win for the Blues at the weekend, we look back to when Ipswich Town last beat Aston Villa in 1994.

The scoreboard in the 86th minute as Ipswich Town hold onto a slim lead against Aston Villa in 1994The scoreboard in the 86th minute as Ipswich Town hold onto a slim lead against Aston Villa in 1994

Emyr Huws scored a late winner as Ipswich Town secured a gutsy 1-0 victory at Aston Villa yesterday afternoon.

Phil Whelan and John Wark were part of the Ipswich Town set upPhil Whelan and John Wark were part of the Ipswich Town set up

The on-loan Cardiff City midfielder arrived late to stab home David McGoldrick’s sweeping low cross inside the six-yard box in the 83rd minute.

Ian Marshall battling for the ball as Ipswich Town thought to keep the lead over Aston Villa in 1994 at Villa ParkIan Marshall battling for the ball as Ipswich Town thought to keep the lead over Aston Villa in 1994 at Villa Park

This was Villa’s first home defeat since relegation from the Premier League and Town’s first win against the Midlands club since 1994.

ITFC Clive Baker saves a goalITFC Clive Baker saves a goal

See here for our match report and photo gallery.

The last win against Aston Villa for Ipswich Town came in 1994 with a 1-0 away from homeThe last win against Aston Villa for Ipswich Town came in 1994 with a 1-0 away from home

In fact, it was on March 12, 1994, when Villa played host to the Blues at Villa Park in the Premier League in front of almost 24,000 fans.

The only goal scorer of the match - Gavin JohnsonThe only goal scorer of the match - Gavin Johnson

The first and only goal of the game came via Gavin Johnson in the 8th minute. From there the Blues had to dig in deep to secure the win against a Villa side who boasted the likes of Dean Saunders, Dwight Yorke and Paul McGrath in their squad.

Ipswich Town playing at Villa Park as they win 1-0 in 1994Ipswich Town playing at Villa Park as they win 1-0 in 1994

The last win for Town prior to this came in 1992 in the league cup, with another slim 1-0 victory.

Celebrating the winCelebrating the win

The best Ipswich have managed in the nine meetings between the two sides since 1994 were two draws, one in 2002 and another in September 2016 with both scores ending 0-0.

Steve Palmer on the ball against Aston Villa in 1994Steve Palmer on the ball against Aston Villa in 1994

Gavin Johnson celebrating after netting the only goal to win against Aston VillaGavin Johnson celebrating after netting the only goal to win against Aston Villa

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