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Game #3191

Saturday, 19 August 1972

Attendance: 34,843

Won

Division Two

1st= (-)

Huddersfield Town

WLWWW

Villa Park

Villa make it successive League wins to sit top of the early second division table as they beat relegated first division Huddersfield at Villa Park with goals from Vowden and Graydon but Villa lose talisman Bruce Rioch to a broken wrist that threatens to upset the balance of Vic Croweโ€™s small squad.

Aston Villa

2-1

Huddersfield Town

Assist(s) | Pat McMahon | 48' | Alun Evans | 87' |

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

38โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Geoff Vowden, Assist by Pat McMahon
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Huddersfield Town
54โ€™ Sub off, Bruce Rioch, Sub on, Alun Evans
87โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Ray Graydon, Assist by Alun Evans
FT Aston Villa 2-0 Huddersfield Town

Cards.
Booking, Ray Graydon, Obstruction.

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa make it consecutive League wins at the start of the season as Huddersfield are dispatched at Villa Park. Meanwhile, Mick Wright made his final appearance for Villa aged just 25. Mick played for Villa between 1963-64 and 1972-73 making 318 appearances and scoring once and was well on his way to being a record appearance holder when injury struck, ending his career. Earlier in his career Wright had a penchant for transfer requests as struggling Villa fell down the leagues however his was a crucial role in Villa's dominating season of 1971-72 and hopes remained that he could replicate his form at a higher level before his injury struck.

Aston Villa

Huddersfield Town

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1925-26

FIXTURE HISTORY

Huddersfield Town

Previous 5 vs. Huddersfield: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1972-73 |
Matchday | #4 |
League Match | #2 |
Manager Game | #131 |
Saturday, 19 August 1972

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Vic Crowe |
Referee | Malcolm Sinclair, Surrey |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-0 |
Last 5 Games | WLWWW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Malcolm Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Guildford, 1966-1979 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Huddersfield Town

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Malcolm Sinclair

TEAM NEWS

Vic Crowe names the same line up for a fourth successive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.40 |

Oldest Player |
CF Andy Lochhead | 31.47 |

Youngest Player |
M Bruce Rioch | 24.97 |

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 |

Huddersfield Town

Wood, Jones, Hutt, Pugh, Lyon, Dolan, Krzywicki (Smith D), Lawson, Gowling, Smith S, Chapman.

Manager: Ian Greaves.

SUBSTITUTES

F Alun Evans for M Bruce Rioch | 54' |

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, 21 August 1972