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Game #3330

Aston Villa

18-8-9, 44 PTS

Won

3rd= (-1)

Saturday, 29 March 1975

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

Division Two

West Bromwich Albion

Villa Park

14-9-12, 37 PTS

Attendance: 47,574

Aston Villa

3-1

West Brom

Assists(s) | Ray Graydon | 59' | 64 | 66' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa beat Albion but drop to third in the table as Sunderland and Manchester United, one point and eight points ahead respectively, have now played two games more than Ron Saunders’ side.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 29 March 1975

🥅 | 25’ Goal, 0-1, (West Bromwich Albion), Tony Brown
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
⚽ | 59’ Goal, 1-1, Keith Leonard, Assist by Ray Graydon
⚽ | 64’ Goal, 2-1, Chico Hamilton, Assist by Ray Graydon
⚽ | 66’ Goal, 3-1, Keith Leonard, Assist by Ray Graydon
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-1 West Bromwich Albion

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa return to winning ways and now have just a single defeat in twelve League games as they make it eighteen wins, eight draws and nine defeats in Saunders' first thirty five League games as Villa boss.

Aston Villa

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1974-75

West Bromwich Albion

League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1967-68

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Bromwich Albion

Previous 5 vs. Albion: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1974-75 |
Matchday | #48 |
League Match | #35 |
Manager Game | #48 |
Saturday, 29 March 1975

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tom Reynolds | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Swansea, 1968-1979
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 48 | 🟩 | 26 🟨 | 12 🟥 10 | 1.88

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tom Reynolds | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Swansea, 1968-1979
Matches Officiated: 4
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 24 November 1973, Villa 0-1 Swindon, County Ground.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

West Bromwich Albion

None

TEAM NEWS

Leighton Phillips replaces Bobby McDonald

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.77 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 32.93 |

Youngest Player |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.35 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
CB Ian Ross | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔥 | 🔥 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Keith Leonard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Don Howe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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West Bromwich Albion

GK John Osbourne | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gordon Nisbet | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Alan Merrick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D John Wile | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D David Rushbury | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Trevor Thompson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Len Cantello | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Allan Glover | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Willie Johnston | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Ian Edwards | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CF Tony Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Bobby McDonald | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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F David Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/12

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
M Pat McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Ankle
F Sammy Morgan | 🇬🇧 | Stomach muscle

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 Half


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:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

“Jimmy [Cumbes] made an error, then made up for it with that saved. “But we deserved the victory. “Albion had three shots on target while we created nine reasonable chances. “It was inevitable we would take some of them and we did.” Ron Saunders.

MATCH REPORT

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 31 March 1975

Villa aren't top quality yet—Howe ' l . DAVE HORRIDGE : Aston Villa 3, WBA 1 WEST BROMWICH manager Don Howe paid Aston Villa a backhanded compliment after a defeat that killed off his own promotion hopes. He said : " Villa must have a great chance of going p—and with a couple of players I think they will tay up. With their resources they should be able to get them." While the bulk of the huge crowd were thrilled with Villa's fightback that produced three goals in seven minutes, Howe said: "At half-time I couldn't see us losing. We had got away with two errors in allowing Keith Leonard free headers from corner kicks. " I told my team during the interval to make sure that didn't happen again, yet you saw the result." The dogged Leonard equalised in the fiftyninth minute, scored from an unmarked position in the sixty-sixth, with Chico 'Hamilton heading home in the sixty-fourth. All three goals were made by ton scorer Ray Graydon with cleverly-flighted centres. Brave Blackpool 0, Nott'm F. 0 OUT of a game that Forest manager Brian Clough described as " atrocious," there emerged an exciting 17-yearold, Billy Ranson, Clough said: " This kid was a breath of fresh air and a colourless game I certainly enioyed watching him." The Forest boss pu t the blame for this otherwise drab afternoon firmly on Blackpool. "It was up to them to make a real game of it," he accused. Ask them why they didn't come out and play." Old for Tony Brown had put , Albion ahead with the help of a misjudgment by goalkeeper Jimmy . Cumbes in the twenty- . rh minute. Brown. uld have put Albion up early in the ond half, but for a ve save by Cumbes. illa boss Ron unders said: "Jimmy de an error, then le up for it with that e. But we deserved victory. Albion had three ots on target while we ated nine reasonable chances. It was inevitable we would take some of them and we did." Saunders revealed that his half-time chat wa s necessary to reassure a team that froze after Brown's goal. SECOND DIVISION -- SUPER RONSON Master spy LIGHTS Bond plots BORE DRAW Norwich win Bristol C 0, Norwich 1 NORWICH manager John Bond spent Good Friday spying on promotion rivals Bristol City in their 1-0 win at Southampton and is convinced his mission paved the