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Game #3337

Aston Villa

26-8-9, 58 PTS

Wednesday, 30 April 1975

Won

2nd (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division Two

Attendance: 35,999

Norwich City

Carrow Road

20-13-9, 53 PTS

Villa win for the eighth consecutive game to finish the season second, promoted, three points behind long time leaders Manchester United as they concede for the first time in six games as Ron Saunders masterminds promotion and a second League Cup win in his first season in charge.

Norwich City

1-4

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | Chico Hamilton | 11' | 86' | Jim Cumbes | 20' | Frank Pimblett | 76' |

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 30 April 1975

โšฝ | 11โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Keith Leonard, Assist by Chico Hamilton
โšฝ | 20โ€™ Goal, 2-0, John Gidman, Assist by Jim Cumbes
๐Ÿฅ… | 25' Goal, 2-1, (Norwich City), Phil Boyer
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Norwich City 1-2 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 76โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Bobby McDonald, Assist by Frank Pimblett
โšฝ | 86โ€™ Goal, 4-1, Frank Carrodus, Assist by Chico Hamilton
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Norwich City 1-4 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Keith Leonard, Foul
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, John Robson, Foul

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' promoted Villa end the season with just a single defeat in their last nineteen League games including eight successive wins and twenty goals scored to one conceded in the last six as they make it twenty five wins, eight draws and nine defeats in Saunders' first forty two 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†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1974-75

Norwich City

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1961โ€“62

FIXTURE HISTORY

Norwich City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1974-75 |
Matchday | #55 |
League Match| #42 |
Manager Game | #55 |
Wednesday, 30 April 1975

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 55 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 33 ๐ŸŸจ | 12 ๐ŸŸฅ 10 | 2.02

Career Form:

Top 4

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Cards:

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Norwich City

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Unknown

TEAM NEWS

Chico Hamilton returns as Ron Saunders hands John Gidman a start for the first time in 36 games and Frank Pimblett returns for his first start in 21. Dropping out are Steve Hunt, Leighton Phillips and Brian Little

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.47 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 33.02 |

Youngest Player |
M Frank Pimblett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.15 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

John Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
RB John Gidman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
FB John Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 |
LB Bobby McDonald | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Chico Hamilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Frank Pimblett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Frank Carrodus | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Keith Leonard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |

Norwich City

GK Kevin Keelan (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB Geoff Butler | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Duncan Forbes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Tony Powell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Colin Sullivan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Peter Morris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mick McGuire | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Colin Suggett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Martin Peters | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ted MacDougall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Phil Boyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

W Steve Hunt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CB Dave Stringer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 : 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

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
M Pat McMahon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Ankle
F Sammy Morgan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Stomach muscle
W Ray Graydon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hamstring

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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Thursday, 1 May 1975

Aston Villa manager Ron Saunders completed a highly successful season with the personal satisfaction of seeing his side beat his former club, which he left only 17 months ago after a board room disagreement.

Even though Villa were without their top scoring strikers Ray Graydon and Brian Little, Norwich had no answer to the visitors free flowing attack who took the clubโ€™s goal tally for the season to an incredible 110.

The Villa victory was all the sweeter for Saunders as it was achieved in front of Norwichโ€™s biggest gate of the season, one short of 36,000.

Norwich, like Villa, already assured of First Division football next season even before this game, presented bouquets to some of the crowd before the start.

They showed they hadnโ€™t forgotten Villa either by handing them two gift goals in the first 20 minutes to wipe out any hope of achieving revenge for Villaโ€™s 1-0 win over Norwich in the League Cup final at Wembley in March.

It was Keith Leonard who put Villa on the winning path after only 11 minutes when he rose unchallenged direct home a fine header from perfectly taken free kick by Chico Hamilton.

Nine minutes later the Norwich defence was shattered again, this time when Tony Powell failed to control a long goal clearance from Villaโ€™s goalkeeper Jim Cumbes, allowing John Gidman to race clear.

Despite Powellโ€™s desperate attempts to haul the Villa man back by his shirt Gidman surged on before sliding the ball calmly past Kevin Keelan.

However. the goal sparked Norwich into some of their best attacking action and they pulled a goal back just minutes later through Phil Boyer, who powered a neat header past Jim Cumbes, after skipper Duncan Forbes had knocked back a cross from the far post.

The nearest Norwich came to getting back on terms was a couple of minutes later when Martin Peters saw a well-judged header hit the inside of a post and bounce away.

Understandably the game went off the boil at the start of the second half but then VIIIa, always looking the more composed and controlled, produced a sting in the tail with two further goals in the last 14 minutes.

A fabulous through ball by young Frank Pimblett sent Bobby McDonald racing clear on the left and the youngster rocketed home a fine goal from an acute angle.

Four minutes from the end Frank Carrodus rounded off the scoring by stabbing home a centre from Hamilton.

Four players were booked. Villaโ€™s I.eonard and John Robson along with Powell and Peters from Norwich for foul tackles, although none particularly serious in a clean and entertaining game.