Game | #3381 |

Season | 1975-76 |

Matchday | #2 |

League Match-week | #2 |

Manager Game | #57 |

Tuesday, 19 August 1975

Football League | Division One | Away | Queens Park Rangers | Loftus Road | 21,986 |

Game Summary |

Manager | Ron Saunders |

FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |

Last 5 Games | WWWLD |

Scorers | Keith Leonard | 77' |

Line Up |

GK Jim Cumbes |

RB John Gidman |

D Chris Nicholl |

D Ian Ross |

LB Charlie Aitken | BOOKED |

M Leighton Phillips |

M Chico Hamilton |

W Frank Carrodus |

W Ray Graydon |

F Keith Leonard | GOAL | 77' |

F Brian Little |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 26.85 | 

Oldest Player | LB Charlie Aitken | 33.32 |

Youngest Player | RB John Gidman | 21.62 |

Match Report

*Birmingham Daily Post*

*Wednesday 20 August 1975*

Keith Leonard snatched Aston Villa's first ... 

Q.P.R. 1 Aston Villa 1 

Keith Leonard snatched Aston Villa's first division one point with a firm header 13 minutes from the end at Loftus Road. Leonard struck as QPR struggled to overcome the loss of central defender Frank McLintock. who hobbled off with a damaged ankle after six minutes. At that point things looked bad for Rangers who were already without another injured back four man, Dave Webb. But seconds later their problems were eased when Gerry Francis. fancied by many succeed Alan Hall as England captain. slotted home a low shot from a sharp angle. Then tireless Villa took over. Parkes dived to save from Little, Leonard and Hamilton and Givens headed a fierce Graydon volley off the line. Villa had Aitken booked for a foul and Rangers Masson followed him into The book for time waisting, both in the second half.