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Game #3346

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 17 September 1975

Lost

1st Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

UEFA Cup

Royal Antwerp F.C.

Attendance: 20,000

Bosuilstadion

Royal Antwerp F.C.

4-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Frank Carrodus | 81' |

MATCH SUMMARY

For the first half hour of Villa's first UEFA Cup match the tie was even, perhaps even Villa were in the ascendancy before Antwerp struck and Austrian Karl Kodat took over with an 11 minute hat-trick to leave Villa trailing by a totally unrepresentative four goals at half time.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 17 September 1975

๐ŸŸจ | 24โ€™ Booking, Charlie Aitken
๐Ÿฅ… | 28โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Royal Antwerp), Jos Heylighen
๐Ÿฅ… | 33โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Royal Antwerp), Karl Kodat
๐Ÿฅ… | 35โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Royal Antwerp), Karl Kodat
๐Ÿฅ… | 43โ€™ Goal, 0-4, (Royal Antwerp), Karl Kodat
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Royal Antwerp 4-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 80โ€™ Goal, 1-4, Ray Graydon, Assist by Frank Carrodus
๐Ÿ” | 81โ€™ Sub off, Chico Hamilton, Sub on, Steve Hunt
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Royal Antwerp 4-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa's first ever European fixture ends in heavy defeat. Meanwhile, after a difficult display, celebrated Villa 'keeper Jim Cumbes made his final appearance aged 31 before moving on to Portland Timbers in March 1976. Cumbes played for Villa between 1971-72 and 1975-76 making 183 appearances and conceding 173 goals at a rate of just 0.95 goals per game as Villa climbed back through the Leagues.

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

Royal Antwerp F.C.

Belgian First Division Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Belgian Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1956-57

FIXTURE HISTORY

Royal Antwerp F.C.

Previous 5 vs. Antwerp: None
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1975-76 |
Matchday | #9 |
Manager Game | #64 |
Wednesday, 17 September 1975

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Antรณnio Garrido | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Marinha Grande, 1954-1982
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-4
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-4
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 64 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 37 ๐ŸŸจ | 13 ๐ŸŸฅ 14 | 1.94

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Antรณnio Garrido | ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น | Marinha Grande, 1954-1982
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Royal Antwerp F.C.

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Frank Carrodus replaces Keith Leonard.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.16 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 33.40 |

Youngest Player |
LB Bobby McDonald | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 20.44 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ด |
LB Bobby McDonald | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Nicholl | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Ian Ross | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB John Gidman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leighton Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Chico Hamilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
W Frank Carrodus | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Ray Graydon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Sammy Morgan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

MANAGER

Guy Thys

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Royal Antwerp F.C.

GK Jean-Marie Trappeniers | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Paul Lieben | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB John De Schrijver | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Jos Velser | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
D Xavier Caers | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
D Bob Geens | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
D Jos Heyligen | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | โšฝ |
M Louis van Gaal | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Flemming Lund | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ |
W Joseph Deraeve | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CF Karl Kodat | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Steve Hunt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Chico Hamilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 81' |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Karl Kodat | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น | (M August Wilmssen | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช : 9/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Keith Leonard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 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:

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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 GK Jim Cumbes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1971-75 | ๐Ÿ•’ 183 | 183 (0) | โšฝ 0 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ 2 | ๐Ÿ‡บ 0 | #555 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œThis injury is bad luck both for Keith [Leonard] and the team. He has been playing well and has become an essential part of out plans.โ€ Ron Saunders.

MATCH REPORT