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Game #3273

Saturday, 23 March 1974

Attendance: 15,517

Won

Division Two

9th= (+3)

Portsmouth

DLWWW

Villa Park

After falling behind to Portsmouthโ€™s sole attack of the first 45โ€™, Villa respond with a fine second half showing as they hit four to record their biggest win since October thanks to braces from Pat McMahon and Sammy Morgan and a brace of assists from Keith Leonard on his home League debut. Villa climb back to 9th after their fourth win in six second division games and are now just four points off the third and final promotion place.

Aston Villa

4-1

Portsmouth

Assist(s) | Keith Leonard | 54' | 67' | Charlie Aitken | 80' | Brian Little | 86' |

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

20โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Portsmouth), Norman Piper
HT Aston Villa 0-1 Portsmouth
54โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Pat McMahon, Assist by Keith Leonard
67โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Sammy Morgan, Assist by Keith Leonard
80โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Pat McMahon, Assist by Charlie Aitken
86โ€™ Goal, 4-1, Sammy Morgan, Assist by Brian Little
FT Aston Villa 4-1 Portsmouth

Cards.
Booking, Chris Nicholl, Foul.

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa win three successive games for the first time since November to make it eleven wins, twelve draws and ten defeats in thirty three League games this season.

Aston Villa

Portsmouth

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1949-50

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1973-74 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Match | #33 |
Manager Game | #213 |
Saturday, 23 March 1974

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Vic Crowe |
Referee | Peter Willis, County Durham |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 4-1 |
Last 5 Games | DLWWW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Willis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | County Durham, 1972-1986
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Portsmouth

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Vic Crowe names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.11 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 31.92 |

Youngest Player |
RB John Gidman | 20.21 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Vic Crowe

Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes |
CB Chris Nicholl |
CB Ian Ross |
CB Fred Turnbull |
RB John Gidman |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Chico Hamilton |
M Pat McMahon |
F Brian Little |
F Sammy Morgan |
F Keith Leonard |

Portsmouth

Best, Roberts, Collins, Piper (g), Stephenson, Hand, Marinello, McCann, Davies, Wilson, Lewis (Foggo).

Manager: John Mortimore.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

F Alun Evans |

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, 25 March 1974