Game #3096

1969-70

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Position:

19th= (-2)

Division Two

Sheffield United

Bramall Lane

Attendance: 17,266

Saturday, 22 November 1969

Villa are hammered at Bramall Lane and fall back to third from bottom of the table, level on points with Millwall and one point above safety. Tommy Docherty, with four wins in twenty two games, heaps blame on an 18 year old, 16 year old and a 23 year old as there seems little personal recognition of the much fawned over manager’s own performance.

Sheffield United

5-0

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | None |

Assists(s) | None |

AT A GLANCE

Game #3096

Season | 1969-70 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Match | #22 |
Manager Game | #47 |
Saturday, 22 November 1969

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Tommy Docherty |
Referee | Mike Berkhof, Bicester |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-5 |
Last 5 Games | LWDWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Berkhof

MATCH INCIDENTS

Mike Berkhof

Villa

💥- | 🟨 |

Sheffield United

None

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 22.89 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 27.58 |

Youngest Player |
M Jimmy Brown | 16.15 |

TEAM NEWS

Brian Tiler replaces Dave Rudge.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Tommy Docherty

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK John Phillips |
RB Mick Wright |
CB Fred Turnbull |
CB Brian Tiler |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Lionel Martin |
M Bruce Rioch |
M Lew Chatterley |
M Willie Anderson |
M Pat McMahon |
M Jimmy Brown |

SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

F Brian Godfrey |

THE OPPOSITION

Hodgkinson, Badger, Heresley, Barlow, Colquhoun (g) (g), Powell (g), Woodward, Currie (g), Addison, Salmons, Reece (g).

Manager: John Harris.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Tommy Docherty's terrible season continues as Villa's run of just two defeats in twelve - having lost eight of the previous eleven - comes crashing down as Villa are humiliated at Bramall Lane to make it four wins, eight draws and ten defeats in twenty two division two matches.

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MATCH TIMELINE

43’ Goal, 0-1, (Sheffield United), Eddie Colquhoun
HT Sheffield United 1-0 Aston Villa
48’ Goal, 0-2, (Sheffield United), Eddie Colquhoun
68’ Goal, 0-3, (Sheffield United), Gil Reece
72’ Goal, 0-4, (Sheffield United, pen), Dave Powell
90’ Goal, 0-5, (Sheffield United), Tony Currie
FT Sheffield United 5-0 Aston Villa

Cards.
Booking, Brian Tiler, Foul

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

“A thoroughly disappointing and poor all round show.

“It is a long time since I have seen a side so outclassed.

“My heart bleeds for Villa.”

Villa great Ronnie Starling.




“Sheffield United are a very good side.

“What chance do you stand if you give away four silly goals?

“John Phillips [18 and in his 8th game for the club] lets in two soft ones for the first goals;

“Full back Mick Wright is caught on the wrong side of his hand for the third and Jimmy Brown [16] played a bad ball out of defence for the fifth.”

Tommy Docherty.

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 24 November 1969

"The simple truth is that they were outclassed and outplayed by a far superior side."

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`My heart bleeds for Villa' By lAN WILLASS Sheffield Utd. 5. Aston Villa It would be easy to slate Villa on this performance, which brought their heaviest defeat of the season, but it would also be unfair. The simple truth is that they were outclassed and outplayed by a far superior side. Apart from Willie Anderson and, perhaps, Fred Turnbull, they didn't have a player to measure up to any of United's eleven. and all=round' - ihow. comented former Villa idol- Ronnie Starling after he had watched the side for the first time since he left the club In 1950 Ii is a long time since 1 have seen a side so outclassed. My heart bleeds for Villa." he added. With half the season gone. Villa must now face the fact that, unless there is a rapid all-round improvement away from home, relegation is a real threat. The only answer to their present troubles would seem to be that they must buy again. But, having said that. the problem then arises of whom to buy, and, more important. which leak should be plugged first? Tommy Docherty took this massive defeat on the chin and was afterwards quite philosophical about it. "United are a very good side." he said. "What chance do you stand is you give away four silly goals? "John Phillips lets in two soft ones for the firstgoals: full-back Mick Wright is caught on the wrong side of his man for the third and Jimmy Brown played a bad ball out of defence for their fifth." Then came United's avalanche. Phillips. who had a nightmare game, which comes to every player now and again, dropped Woodward's corner in the 43rd ilinute and former Albion defender Eddie Colquhoun scored . Centre half Colquhoun, again unmarked, headed the second just after the interval from another Woodward corner, with Phillips again at fault. Oil Reece scored the third after 68 minutes. Dave Powell the fourth from a penalty after Brian Tyler earlier booked for a foul on Tony Currie had floored Reece in the box• and Currie made it a nap hand just before the end. Attendance: 17.266. Veiled, Nodgighum: Balm Moen: Wot4rord. Currie. C Adel.* Salmam Tud., 4Mo %Ma: wrqbt. 'NwNal TOM Woos Rhoda. mdersos.

`My heart bleeds for Villa' By lAN WILLASS Sheffield Utd. 5. Aston Villa It would be easy to slate Villa on this performance, which brought their heaviest defeat of the season, but it would also be unfair. The simple truth is that they were outclassed and outplayed by a far superior side. Apart from Willie Anderson and, perhaps, Fred Turnbull, they didn't have a player to measure up to any of United's eleven. and all=round' - ihow. comented former Villa idol- Ronnie Starling after he had watched the side for the first time since he left the club In 1950 Ii is a long time since 1 have seen a side so outclassed. My heart bleeds for Villa." he added. With half the season gone. Villa must now face the fact that, unless there is a rapid all-round improvement away from home, relegation is a real threat. The only answer to their present troubles would seem to be that they must buy again. But, having said that. the problem then arises of whom to buy, and, more important. which leak should be plugged first? Tommy Docherty took this massive defeat on the chin and was afterwards quite philosophical about it. "United are a very good side." he said. "What chance do you stand is you give away four silly goals? "John Phillips lets in two soft ones for the firstgoals: full-back Mick Wright is caught on the wrong side of his man for the third and Jimmy Brown played a bad ball out of defence for their fifth." Then came United's avalanche. Phillips. who had a nightmare game, which comes to every player now and again, dropped Woodward's corner in the 43rd ilinute and former Albion defender Eddie Colquhoun scored . Centre half Colquhoun, again unmarked, headed the second just after the interval from another Woodward corner, with Phillips again at fault. Oil Reece scored the third after 68 minutes. Dave Powell the fourth from a penalty after Brian Tyler earlier booked for a foul on Tony Currie had floored Reece in the box• and Currie made it a nap hand just before the end. Attendance: 17.266. Veiled, Nodgighum: Balm Moen: Wot4rord. Currie. C Adel.* Salmam Tud., 4Mo %Ma: wrqbt. 'NwNal TOM Woos Rhoda. mdersos.