Season 92 | 1980-81

The Story of 1980-81

Season Summary

Division
Final League Position
FA Cup Progress
EFL Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
Champions
3rd Round
3rd Round
4-0 vs. Sunderland (h), Division One

Manager Summary

P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

From
To
Manager
P
W
D
L
U
W%
L%
U%
CS%
PPG
Ongoing
Ongoing
Ron Saunders
46
28
8
10
36
61%
22%
78%
33%
2.00
Manager
Chairman
Chief Executive
Ron Saunders
Ron Bendall
Steve Stride

Season Statistics

Pos: Final League Position; P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; F: Goals Scored; A: Goals Conceded; Pts: Final League Points; GD: Goal Difference (A-F); PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); GR: Goal Ratio (F/A); GPG: Goals Scored per Game; CPG: Goals Conceded per Game; CS: Clean Sheets; CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

Results - All Competitions

P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
GR
GPG
CPG
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U
U%
PPG
46
28
8
10
76
45
31
1.68
1.65
0.98
15
33%
61%
22%
36
78%
2.00

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
PPG
Champions
42
26
8
8
72
40
60
32
1.71
0.95
1.8
14
32%
62%
19%
81%
2.05

Sequences

Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
7
7
11
4
2

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Aston Villa
42
26
8
8
72
40
32
60
2
Ipswich Town
42
23
10
9
77
43
34
56
3
Arsenal
42
19
15
8
61
45
16
53
4
West Bromwich Albion
42
20
12
10
60
42
18
52
5
Liverpool
42
17
17
8
62
42
20
51
6
Southampton
42
20
10
12
76
56
20
50
7
Nottingham Forest
42
19
12
11
62
44
18
50
8
Manchester United
42
15
18
9
51
36
15
48
9
Leeds United
42
17
10
15
39
47
-8
44
10
Tottenham Hotspur
42
14
15
13
70
68
2
43
11
Stoke City
42
12
18
12
51
60
-9
42
12
Manchester City
42
14
11
17
56
59
-3
39
13
Birmingham City
42
13
12
17
50
61
-11
38
14
Middlesbrough
42
16
5
21
53
61
-8
37
15
Everton
42
13
10
19
55
58
-3
36
16
Coventry City
42
13
10
19
48
68
-20
36
17
Sunderland
42
14
7
21
52
53
-1
35
18
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
13
9
20
43
55
-12
35
19
Brighton & Hove Albion
42
14
7
21
54
67
-13
35
20
Norwich City
42
13
7
22
49
73
-24
33
21
Leicester City
42
13
6
23
40
67
-27
32
22
Crystal Palace
42
6
7
29
47
83
-36
19

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Game
Division One
16 Aug 1980
Leeds United
1-2
Aston Villa
W
3638
Division One
20 Aug 1980
Aston Villa
1-0
Norwich City
W
3639
Division One
23 Aug 1980
Manchester City
2-2
Aston Villa
D
3640
League Cup 2nd Round
27 Aug 1980
Aston Villa
1-0
Leeds United
W
3641
Division One
30 Aug 1980
Aston Villa
1-0
Coventry City
W
3642
League Cup 2nd Round
3 Sep 1980
Leeds United
1-3
Aston Villa
W
3643
Division One
6 Sep 1980
Ipswich Town
1-0
Aston Villa
L
3644
Division One
13 Sep 1980
Aston Villa
0-2
Everton
L
3645
Division One
20 Sep 1980
Aston Villa
2-1
Wolves
W
3646
League Cup 3rd Round
23 Sep 1980
Cambridge United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
3647
Division One
27 Sep 1980
Crystal Palace
0-1
Aston Villa
W
3648
Division One
4 Oct 1980
Aston Villa
4-0
Sunderland
W
3649
Division One
8 Oct 1980
Manchester United
3-3
Aston Villa
D
3650
Division One
11 Oct 1980
Birmingham City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
3651
Division One
18 Oct 1980
Aston Villa
3-0
Tottenham Hotspur
W
3652
Division One
22 Oct 1980
Aston Villa
4-1
Brighton & Hove Albion
W
3653
Division One
25 Oct 1980
Southampton
1-2
Aston Villa
W
3654
Division One
1 Nov 1980
Aston Villa
2-0
Leicester City
W
3655
Division One
8 Nov 1980
West Brom
0-0
Aston Villa
D
3656
Division One
12 Nov 1980
Norwich City
1-3
Aston Villa
W
3657
Division One
15 Nov 1980
Aston Villa
1-1
Leeds United
D
3658
Division One
22 Nov 1980
Liverpool
2-1
Aston Villa
L
3659
Division One
29 Nov 1980
Aston Villa
1-1
Arsenal
D
3660
Division One
6 Dec 1980
Middlesbrough
2-1
Aston Villa
L
3661
Division One
13 Dec 1980
Aston Villa
3-0
Birmingham City
W
3662
Division One
20 Dec 1980
Brighton & Hove Albion
1-0
Aston Villa
L
3663
Division One
26 Dec 1980
Aston Villa
1-0
Stoke City
W
3664
Division One
27 Dec 1980
Nottingham Forest
2-2
Aston Villa
D
3665
FA Cup 3rd Round
3 Jan 1981
Ipswich Town
1-0
Aston Villa
L
3666
Division One
10 Jan 1981
Aston Villa
2-0
Liverpool
W
3667
Division One
17 Jan 1981
Coventry City
1-2
Aston Villa
W
3668
Division One
31 Jan 1981
Aston Villa
1-0
Manchester City
W
3669
Division One
7 Feb 1981
Everton
1-3
Aston Villa
W
3670
Division One
21 Feb 1981
Aston Villa
2-1
Crystal Palace
W
3671
Division One
28 Feb 1981
Wolves
0-1
Aston Villa
W
3672
Division One
7 Mar 1981
Sunderland
1-2
Aston Villa
W
3673
Division One
14 Mar 1981
Aston Villa
3-3
Manchester United
D
3674
Division One
21 Mar 1981
Tottenham Hotspur
2-0
Aston Villa
L
3675
Division One
28 Mar 1981
Aston Villa
2-1
Southampton
W
3676
Division One
4 Apr 1981
Leicester City
2-4
Aston Villa
W
3677
Division One
8 Apr 1981
Aston Villa
1-0
West Brom
W
3678
Division One
14 Apr 1981
Aston Villa
1-2
Ipswich Town
L
3679
Division One
18 Apr 1981
Aston Villa
2-0
Nottingham Forest
W
3680
Division One
20 Apr 1981
Stoke City
1-1
Aston Villa
D
3681
Division One
25 Apr 1981
Aston Villa
3-0
Middlesbrough
W
3682
Division One
2 May 1981
Arsenal
2-0
Aston Villa
L
3683

Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Debut Appearances

Final Appearances

Player
Number
Against
On
Aged

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
14
25.95
25.36 | Middlesbrough (a), 6 December 1980
26.69 | Albion (h), 8 April 1981

First Team Squad

Appearances

Starts

Subs

Unused Subs

Player
Unused

Goals

'Keepers

'Keeper
Appearances
Conceded
Ratio
Clean Sheets
Clean Sheet %
GK Jimmy Rimmer
46
45
0.98
15
33%
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