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Game #3357

Aston Villa

5-5-6, 15 PTS

Saturday, 8 November 1975

Won

11th= (+3)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division One

Attendance: 30,053

Sheffield United

Villa Park

1-2-13, 4 PTS

Villa climb into a five goal lead before conceding a late consolation as they record their biggest win of the season and climb back to eleventh in the table after goals from Andy Gray, Chico Hamilton, Ray Graydon and John Deehan on his home debut.

Aston Villa

5-1

Sheffield United

Assist(s) | John Robson | 9' | Frank Pimblett | 50' | Ray Graydon | 57' |

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 8 November 1975

โšฝ | 9โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by John Robson
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield United
โšฝ | 50โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Chico Hamilton, Assist by Frank Pimblett
โšฝ | 57โ€™ Goal, 3-0, John Deehan, Assist by Ray Graydon
โšฝ | 67โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Ray Graydon (pen)
โšฝ | 84โ€™ Goal, 5-0, Chico Hamilton
๐Ÿฅ… | 87โ€™ Goal, 5-1, (Sheffield United), Chris Guthrie
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 5-1 Sheffield United

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa win for the first time in eight to make it five wins, five draws and six defeats in sixteen League games following their return to the top flight.

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

Sheffield United

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1924โ€“25

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield United

Previous 5 vs. Sheffield United: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1975-76 |
Matchday | #20 |
League Match | #16 |
Manager Game | #75 |
Saturday, 8 November 1975

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Alf Grey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Great Yarmouth, 1972-1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 5-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 75 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 39 ๐ŸŸจ | 17 ๐ŸŸฅ 19 | 1.79

Career Form:

Top 6

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alf Grey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Great Yarmouth, 1972-1983
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards:

Cards:

Villa

None

Sheffield United

None

Alf Grey

TEAM NEWS

Following the thuggish assaults of Ipswich last time out, Villa lose Leighton Phillips and Frank Carrodus to injury with Frank Pimblett and Chico Hamilton coming in to replace them.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.80 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 33.55 |

Youngest Player |
F John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.27 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Jimmy Sirrell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK John Burridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB John Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
RB John Gidman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
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 |
M Chico Hamilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
M Frank Pimblett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Ray Graydon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
F John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

Sheffield United

GK Tom McAlister | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Ted Hemsley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Eddie Colquhoun | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Len Badger | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Terry Garbett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Colin Franks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Keith Eddy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tony Currie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Alan Woodward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Bill Dearden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Chris Guthrie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Bill Dearden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Steve Cammack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

CB John Overton | 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 : 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 | 4 |
CF Keith Leonard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Frank Carrodus | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leighton Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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

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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

โ€œThey completely destroyed us, although they had a bit of luck with their goals.

โ€œIt looks bad for us now. Itโ€™s rather like being in a ship surrounded by U-boats.

โ€œBut in my Royal Navy days the other lads always used to say โ€˜Whereโ€™s Sirrellโ€™ Weโ€™ll stay at his end of the ship.โ€™

โ€œI just hope my luck holds.โ€

Sheffield United manager, Jimmy Sirrell.

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 10 November 1975

Aston Villaโ€™s long-suffering fans would be advised not to place too much importance on the margin of their sideโ€™s victory over troubled Sheffield United. I doubt whether they will face weaker First Division opponents this campaign.

United, with Just four points from their first 16 games, already seem doomed to sink into the Second Division, despite the insistence of new manager Jimmy Sirrel that there Is still hope.

Sirrel suggested that United might well have been 3-1 up at the interval if they had accepted their chances against Villaโ€™s shaky defence which is still giving cause for concern. And he was right. But the former Notts County manager admitted that after half-time Villa were In a different class.

โ€œThey completely destroyed us, although they had a bit of luck with their goals,โ€ he said. โ€œIt looks bad for us now. Itโ€™s rather like being in a ship surrounded by U-boats,โ€ added ex-sailor Sirrel. โ€œBut in my Royal Navy days the other lads always used to say โ€˜Whereโ€™s Sirrelโ€™ Weโ€™ll stay at his end of the ship.โ€™ I just hope my luck holds โ€œ

Amidst the debris and flotsam of Unitedโ€™s relegation threatened outfit three young men stood out like shining beacons: Villaโ€™s Andy Gray, John Deehan and Frank Pimblett.

Gray opened the scoring after nine minutes with a stunning left foot volley.

Villaโ€™s goal scarcely gave a true picture of the first-half with goalkeeper John Burridge saving magnificently from Chris Guthrie (twice), Tony Currie and a mis-hit back pass from his own Chris Nicholl.

But it was a different story In the second-half with Pimblett sending Chico Hamilton away for the first of his two goals in the 50th minute with full back Len Badger deflecting his shot into the net.

Deehan scored his first League goal on his home debut seven minutes later, jumping well to head powerfully Ray Graydonโ€™s corner into the net off the underside of the crossbar.

Graydon made it four with a 67th minute penalty after Ted Hemsley was unluckily ruled to have handled a low centre from the winger and Hamilton rounded out the Villa goal onslaught three minutes from time.

Guthrie scored a consolation goal in the dying seconds after Alan Woodward had appeared to obstruct Burridge who had earlier received a nasty gash under his chin in a mid-air collision with Ian Ross. The injury afterwards required six stitches.