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One and only: Aidan Newhouse

27 Jun 2018

Former Wimbledon striker recalls his goal in his single PL appearance

It's a select group; those who have only played in one Premier League match and scored. This week we remember the four "one-hit wonders".

Aidan Newhouse

Aston Villa’s 3-2 victory over Wimbledon in 1992/93 is best remembered for Dalian Atkinson’s individual goal that won the BBC's Goal of the Season award. But it was also a significant match for one of his opponents.

Wimbledon striker Aidan Newhouse, then 20 years old, became the first of four players who have scored on their single Premier League appearance.

"It was deflected past the goalkeeper," he recalls. "It was a bit of a low-life goal compared to Dalian Atkinson's."

Newhouse, who had joined the Dons from Chester City, went on to have four loan spells and then played for Fulham, Swansea City and Brighton & Hove Albion before retiring in 2001.

He has since become a maths teacher, whose former pupils include Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn, and "Sir" has discovered that the team spirit that is so important on the pitch, also applies in the classroom.

"You know, not all of us are Stevie G and the likes of Neymar," he says. "I played 13 years, made about £250 a week on average.

"It shows you that, you know, we can do all sorts of things and eventually, to do a job that you enjoy, you will need some education. You will need that to give you an option and a choice.

"'s one of those things. It's like football, there's a camaraderie between you and the class."

"Once the guys realise they're part of a team, there are some similarities. You can have a laugh with the lads and they realise you are there to try and help them succeed."

Also in this series

Part 2: One and only: Gary Bull
Part 3: One and only: Chris David
Part 4: One and only: Josh Harrop

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