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Game #3256

Aston Villa

7-7-6, 21 PTS

Saturday, 15 December 1973

Lost

12th= (-2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Division Two

Luton Town

Attendance: 10,020

Kenilworth Road

11-5-4, 27 PTS

Luton Town

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

As Charlie Aitken makes his 478th League appearance - to equal Billy Walkerโ€™s record - Villa lose for third successive game and are winless in three, five points off the final promotion place and twelve points off the leaders as they fall to twelfth in the table.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 15 December 1973

๐ŸŸจ | 25โ€™ Booking, Pat McMahon.
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Luton Town 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 53โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Luton Town), Peter Anderson
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Luton Town 1-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa, lose three successive games for the first time this season and are without a win in five, losing four to make it seven wins, seven draws and six defeats in twenty League games this season. Having Played 20, Points 21 Villa comprehensively fell out of the promotion places for 1973-74 with little sign of likely revival. Sitting in 12th place having been 2nd just weeks earlier, Villa were now six points behind Luton Town in the final promotion spot (Played 20, Points 27) and twelve behind leaders Middlesbrough (Played 21, Points 33)

Meanwhile, Villa left back, Charlie Aitken, made his 478th League appearance for Villa - equalling Billy Walker's record.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1960-61

Luton Town

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Luton Town

Previous 5 vs. Luton: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1973-74 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Match | #20 |
Manager Game | #196 |
Saturday, 15 December 1973

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Abercynon, 1970-1974
Referee: Malcolm Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Guildford, 1966-1979
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 196 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 91 ๐ŸŸจ | 53 ๐ŸŸฅ 52 | 1.66

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Malcolm Sinclair | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Guildford, 1966-1979
Matches Officiated: 8
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 3
๐ŸŸฅ : 3
๐Ÿ†˜ : 3
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 21 April 1973, Villa 0-0, Luton, Kenilworth Road.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Luton Town

None

TEAM NEWS

Bruce Rioch and Pat McMahon replace Geoff Vowden and Alun Evans.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.81 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 31.65 |

Youngest Player |
RB John Gidman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.94 |

MANAGER

Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB John Gidman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Nicholl | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Ian Ross | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Jimmy Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Chico Hamilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Trevor Hockey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Bruce Rioch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Pat McMahon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Harry Haslam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Luton Town

GK Graham Horn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Don Shanks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB John Ryan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Alan Garner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D John Faulkner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Bobby Thomson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Peter Anderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Alan West | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W John Aston | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Rod Fern | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Barry Butlin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Fred Turnbull | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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W Jimmy Ryan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
W Ray Graydon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Sammy Morgan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

โ€‹

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œI thought we had done enough to win. โ€œWe didnโ€™t come here to destroy - we came to win. โ€œUnfortunately Lutonโ€™s corner kicks caught us napping. โ€œWe should have cut out that goal but just the same I was pleased with our display.โ€ Vic Crowe. "We made six good chances while Luton made one. โ€œThey won 1-0 and that's what it's all about. โ€œWe were the better side and lost. โ€œIt's happening so often it's sickening." Ron Wylie, Villa assistant manager.

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