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Game #3353

Saturday, 11 October 1975

Attendance: 40,048

Drew

Division One

10th= (+3)

Tottenham Hotspur

WLDLD

Villa Park

Villa miss their chances to allow a struggling Tottenham side to equalise at Villa Park after Andy Gray had scored his first League goal for the club but Brian Little - one goal this season - and Ray Graydon - four - need to start firing soon.

Aston Villa

1-1

Tottenham Hotspur

Assist(s) | Ray Graydon | 61' |

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

HT Aston Villa 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
61โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Ray Graydon
Sending off, (Tottenham Hotspur), Terry Naylor
82โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), John Pratt
FT Aston Villa 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Cards.
Booking, Leighton Phillips
Booking, Frank Carrodus

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it four wins, four draws and four defeats in twelve League games following their return to the top flight.

Aston Villa

Tottenham Hotspur

UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Tottenham Hotspur

Previous 5 vs. Spurs: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1975-76 |
Matchday | #16 |
League Match | #12 |
Manager Game | #71 |
Saturday, 11 October 1975

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
Referee | Kevin McNally, South Wirral |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | WLDLD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Kevin McNally | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1972-1981 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tottenham Hotspur

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Kevin McNally

TEAM NEWS

John Burridge replaces Jake Findlay.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.84 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 33.47 |

Youngest Player |
CF Andy Gray | 19.88 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

Aston Villa

GK John Burridge |
RB John Gidman |
CB Chris Nicholl |
CB Ian Ross |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Chico Hamilton |
M Leighton Phillips |
W Ray Graydon |
W Frank Carrodus |
F Brian Little |
CF Andy Gray |

Tottenham Hotspur

Jennings, Osgood, McAllister, Naylor, Young, Pratt (g), Conn, Perryman, Duncan (Jones), Neighbour, Chivers. Manager: Terry Neill.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

FB John Robson |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
Keith Leonard

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 13 October 1975

Seven cautions and a sending off sounds exciting if a little dangerous.

It was neither.

An undistinguished match became an alarming statistic because of the apparent machinations of the referee Kevin McNally, from Hooton, in Cheshire. He said afterwards: โ€œTrouble seems to follow me around.โ€ Which was a reference to another sending off earlier in the season, but it seemed to me that he was seeking it out.

In the past two weeks I have seen referees decide not to send players off for violent fouls. If they were not strong enough McNally was too fussy, transgressions against his authority seemed a notch more important than offences against laws.

The bookings started after a goalless first half when things never quite came together. The spark was a goal from Andy Gray, his second In three games for Villa, a fine headed goal after good work by Ray Graydon. Within seconds John Pratt was booked for obstructing John Gidman. A few minutes later a clash between Terry Naylor and Leighton Phillips resulted in both being booked.

Retaliate

Neither player knew what made Naylor approach Phillips but most people, except for McNally and his linesmen, saw Phillips butt Naylor and the Spurs man retaliate. Both deserved to be sent off there and then. But it was Naylor who went three minutes later for kicking out at Chico Hamilton.

Then within 18 minutes four more playersโ€™ names went into McNallyโ€™s book. John Duncan for a foul on Frank Carrodus, Alfie Conn for saying something out of turn and Carrodus and Keith Osgood for kicking the ball away - in separate incidents of course.

After all this activity McNally could hardly have had the strength to note down Prattโ€™s 82nd minute equaliser for Tottenham.

Villa had again been guilty of wasting chances and it was typical that with only six minutes to go Graydon should misuse the gameโ€™s best opportunity. He had shot wildly wide in the 77th minute but now he was 12 yards from goal with a free shot after Brian Littleโ€™s cross had been pushed out. But the right foot which brought Graydon so many of his goals last season was not quite accurate and the ball was sent furiously over the bar.

Marksmanship

ViIla would be much higher In the First Division if their marksmanship had matched last seasonโ€™s but in 15 games Graydon has scored only four times while Little, in 14 has scored only one. If either or both hit form Villa will get the rewards their exciting approach work deserves but I fear that until then Grayโ€™s shoulders will need to bear a large burden.