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Game #3188

Saturday, 5 August 1972

Attendance: 34,890

Lost

Charity Shield

Final

Manchester City

WDWWL

Villa Park

Another season, another example of the debilitating and self interested behaviour of Herbert Douglas Ellis. The ex-Birmingham City director, unpopular in just about every circle he has been within distance of, tries to force Villa men off the board and strengthen his own position despite his reign having been utterly catastrophic as he led Villa into the third tier of English football for the first time in their history. Villa remain fortunate however that the likes of manager Vic Crowe and Villa great Harry Parkes have the clubโ€™s best interests at heart and vow to protect Villa from the โ€œleading travel agentโ€™sโ€ destructive behaviour.

Meanwhile, on the pitch Villa lose narrowly to first division Manchester City in the Charity Shield.

Aston Villa

0-1

Manchester City

Assist(s) | None |

KEY MAN

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

MATCH TIMELINE

1โ€™ Debut, Alun Evans
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester City
46โ€™ Sub off, Alun Evans, Sub on, Andy Lochhead
70โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City, pen), Francis Lee
FT Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa open the season with a Charity Shield game despite having no reason to be there other than numerous division one sides declining the invitation. Meanwhile, Alun Evans made his Villa debut aged 22 having joined Villa from Liverpool for a fee of ยฃ72,000 in June 1972.

Aston Villa

Manchester City

UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1969-70

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1972-73 |
Matchday | #1 |
Manager Game | #128 |
Saturday, 5 August 1972

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Vic Crowe |
Referee | Norman Burtenshaw, Great Yarmouth |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-1 |
Last 5 Games | WDWWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Norman Burtenshaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Great Yarmouth, 1962-1973
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ

Norman Burtenshaw

TEAM NEWS

Vic Crowe hands Alun Evans his squad debut.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.36 |

Oldest Player |
CF Andy Lochhead | 31.43 |

Youngest Player |
M Bruce Rioch | 24.93 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Vic Crowe

Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes |
RB Mick Wright |
CB Chris Nicholl |
CB Ian Ross |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Pat McMahon |
M Bruce Rioch |
M Willie Anderson |
W Ray Graydon |
CF Andy Lochhead |
F Geoff Vowden |

Manchester City

Corrigan, Brook, Donachie (Jeffries), Doyle, Booth, Bell, Summerbee, Lee (g), Davies (Mellor), Marsh, Towers.

Manager: Malcolm Allison.

SUBSTITUTES

F Alun Evans for CF Andy Lochhead | 46' |

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 7 August 1972