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Game #3304

Aston Villa

7-5-5, 19 PTS

Saturday, 16 November 1974

Lost

5th= (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Division Two

Attendance: 55,625

Manchester United

Old Trafford

13-3-2, 29 PTS

Villa lose a third successive League game as they are beaten by leaders Manchester United who open up a seemingly unsurmountable ten point lead at the top of the table over fifth placed Villa after eighteen games. This latest defeat though couldnโ€™t have been more different that the precious two as Villa had out-played the home side throughout, took a deserved lead before โ€ฆ you guessed it โ€ฆ a dodgy Old Trafford penalty changes the course of the game.

Manchester United

2-1

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | Charlie Aitken | 12' |

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 16 November 1974

โšฝ | 12โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Chico Hamilton, Assist by Charlie Aitken
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester United 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 70' John Robson chests the ball away from an oncoming forward
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 70' Referee Colin Seel awards penalty against Robson
๐Ÿฅ… | 70' Goal, 1-1, (Manchester United, pen), Gerry Daly
๐Ÿฅ… | 80' Goal, 1-2, (Manchester United), Gerry Daly
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa lose for the third time in four matches as they succumb to a dodgy penalty at Old Trafford to make it seven wins, five draws and five defeats in his first seventeen League games as Villa boss.

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

Manchester United

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1967-68

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester United

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1974-75 |
Matchday | #22 |
League Match | #17 |
Manager Game | #22 |
Saturday, 16 November 1974

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Colin Seel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Carlisle, 1973-1987
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 22 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 9 ๐ŸŸจ | 8 ๐ŸŸฅ 5 | 1.59

Career Form:

Top 8

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Colin Seel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Carlisle, 1973-1987 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

Cards:

Villa

None

Manchester United

None

Colin Seel

TEAM NEWS

Leighton Phillips replaces Bobby Campbell.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.14 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 32.57 |

Youngest Player |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.99 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Tommy Docherty | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB John Robson | 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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Chico Hamilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Jimmy Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Leighton Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Ray Graydon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Frank Carrodus | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Manchester United

GK Alex Stepney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alex Forsyth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Buchan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Arnold Sidebottom | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Stewart Houston | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Gerry Daly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ | โšฝ |
M Jim McCalliog | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Sammy McIlroy | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Lou Macari | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Willie Morgan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Stuart Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Stuart Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Brian Greenhoff | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

Not recorded

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

SQUAD STATS

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

SQUAD STATS

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 : 10/11

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 : 11/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
M Pat McMahon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Ankle
RB John Gidman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Eye
F Sammy Morgan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Stomach muscle

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€I thought the ball just hit him on the shoulder.

โ€œt was never a penalty.โ€œ

Ron Saunders.

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 18 November 1974

Two tragic moments brought despair, to unlucky Aston Villa after they had out-played the Second Division pace setters for most of this crucial game.

Villa, packed with skill and know-how in midfield, had controlled the first half with their swiftly moving well organised football.

They grabbed a deserved lead as early as the 12th minute when Chico Hamilton was on hand to swivel and glance home the ball after Charlie Aitken had nodded Leighton Phillipsโ€™s cross into his path.

Villa dominated the rest of the half. although Jimmy Cumbes was lucky to stop Stuart Pearson before Unitedโ€™s ace marksman limped off the field in the 31st minute to be substituted by Brian Greenhoff.

Chris Nicholl, marking a memorable return to the Manchester area where he began his career, and Ian Ross never gave a lacklustre United attack a look in.

Every time Hamilton or Frank Carrodus decided to run with the ball, Unitedโ€™s shuddering defence creaked and groaned, Alex Stepney and Arnie Sidebottom put up a worse defence than Capt. Mainwaringโ€™s Dadโ€™s Army.

However, Villa failed to add to that lead. Phillips with room and time in Unitedโ€™s penalty area to pick his sport, had only the nervous Stepney to beat but he slammed his left foot drive against a post.

It should have been a clincher, the goal to send United crashing to their first defeat at Old Trafford of the season. Because, even with their deep and magnificent resources surely they could not have lifted themselves to pull back two goals.

Villa, understandably, did not look too despondent about Phillipsโ€™ miss. Had they not out-smarted United, wrecked their defence, contained their goal happy attack? Yes, they had. And the mystery was what brought about the second half transformation with which United raised themselves and shattered Villa.

From the moment that tumultuous second half began, United roared on by their biggest crowd of the season - over 55,000 - pounded away at the Villa defence. Always at the heart of this was little Lou Macari who covered every inch of the ground as he spurred his colleagues onwards.

Within the first ten minutes following half time, Macari twice missed from good positions, the best being when he stormed past motionless defenders to head a centre wide.

Then came Villaโ€™s second moment of misery, one which led to some after the match controversy, Unitedโ€™s Alex Forsyth, an eager and ready attacker, exposed Villa with a high curling centre that neither Nicholl or Cumbes could reach. John Robson tried to chest the ball down and away from an oncoming United forward but to his amazement referee Mr, Collin Seel pointed to the penalty spot.
Daly hit Unitedโ€™s equaliser with this seventh penalty conversion of the season and went on to score the winner later.

Afterwards Villa manager Ron Saunders said about the incident :โ€I thought the ball just hit him on the shoulder and it was never a penalty.โ€œ