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Game #3323

Aston Villa

14-7-8, 35 PTS

Tuesday, 18 February 1975

Won

4th= (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division Two

Attendance: 13,355

Portsmouth

Fratton Park

8-9-13

Villa beat Portsmouth in an end to end game to make it four wins in five unbeaten League games in 1975 as they remain 4th in the table.

Portsmouth

2-3

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | Keith Leonard | 20' | Bobby McDonald | 37' |

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 18 February 1975

โšฝ | 1โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Frank Carrodus, 30 seconds
๐ŸŸจ | 8โ€™ Booking, Leighton Phillips
โšฝ | 20โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Ray Graydon, Assist by Keith Leonard
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 33โ€™ Missed penalty (Portsmouth), Mick Mellows
๐Ÿฅ… | 33โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Portsmouth, pen), Mick Mellows, Retaken penalty
๐Ÿฅ… | 36โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Portsmouth), George Graham
โšฝ | 37โ€™ Goal, 3-2, Brian Little, Assist by Bobby McDonald
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Portsmouth 2-3 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Portsmouth 2-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it five unbeaten games in League football in 1975 to record fourteen wins, seven draws and eight defeats in his first twenty nine League games as Villa boss. Meanwhile, central defender Neil Rioch made his final appearance for Villa aged 23 before moving on to Plymouth Argyle in May 1975. Rioch played for Villa between 1969-70 and 1974-75 making 24 appearances and scoring 3 goals.

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

Portsmouth

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Portsmouth

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1974-75 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Match | #29 |
Manager Game | #41 |
Tuesday, 18 February 1975

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Iorwerth Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Trelewis, 1966-1975
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 41 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 21 ๐ŸŸจ | 11 ๐ŸŸฅ 9 | 1.80

Career Form:

Top 4

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Iorwerth Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Trelewis, 1966-1975
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ

Cards:

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Portsmouth

None

Iorwerth Jones

TEAM NEWS

Brian Little and Leighton Phillips replace Chico Hamilton and Alun Evans.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.85 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 32.82 |

Youngest Player |
LB Bobby McDonald | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 19.87 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Ian St John | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Neil Rioch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
CB Ian Ross | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
FB John Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Bobby McDonald | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Leighton Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
W Ray Graydon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Frank Carrodus | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Keith Leonard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Portsmouth

GK David Best | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Malcolm Manley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Phil Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Peter Ellis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Norman Piper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Eoin Hand | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Ken Foggo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M George Graham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Mick Mellows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Ray Hiron | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Marinello | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | RB Phil Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | (W Andy Stewart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

F Alun Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

Suspension | 1 |
CB Chris Nicholl | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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

โ€‹

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

๐Ÿ”ด CB Neil Rioch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Wednesday, 19 February 1975

Aston Villa took another stride towards promotion at Fratton Part in last nightโ€™s five goal thriller.

The 13,355 crowd were on tenterhooks right to the final whistle as both sides played attacking football which was a credit to the game.

Villa, eleven days away from their Wembley League Cup Final date against fellow promotion rivals Norwich were just that little bit more skilful and positive. But it was a desperately close affair as Portsmouth attempted to improve their position at the opposite end of the table.

The first half was the most exciting I have seen all season as all five goals were scored in 37 minutes.

Villa made an explosive start, scoring the first goal after just 30 seconds as Portsmouthโ€™s injury hit side were still virtually warming up.

Ray Graydon crossed from the left and Frank Carrodus and Keith Leonard both had shots blocked before Carrodus breached Portsmouthโ€™s defensive barricade for his third goal of the season.

Leonard, who had a tremendous game, inspired the second goal after 20 minutes, putting Graydon through to score his 22nd goal of the campaign from close range. But Portsmouth, who had only 13 fit men to select from because of influenza, fought back to level the scores in a three minute revival.

Ian Ross and Bobby McDonald were adjudged to have brought down the former Albion winger Ken Foggs in the area in the 33rd minute and Mick Mellows scored from the spot at the second attempt after Jim Cumbes had saved his first kick.

Cumbes who had a fine game, also reached Mellowsโ€™s second kick but the ball unkindly bounced over his body to deny him a third consecutive penalty save.

Villaโ€™s defence was all at sea in the 36th minute when the unmarked George Graham at the far post, equalised after a grand right wing centre from Phil Roberts.

But Villa were not to be denied. They went ahead again a minute later with a determined goal from Brian Little as he pushed McDonaldโ€™s low centre from the left under David Bestโ€™s body.

The second half could not match what had gone before but it was still full of eventful entertaining football.

Villaโ€™s victory, their fourth away from home this season, moved them up to fourth in the table and should put them in tremendous spirit for Saturdayโ€™s clash with the leaders, Manchester United.

It is also a marvellous fillip for the League Cup final.

Referee Joey Jones from Treharris booked Leighton Phillips after eight minutes for taking the ball away after disputing a decision.