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Game #3358

Aston Villa

5-5-7, 15 PTS

Lost

13th= (-2)

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟥

Saturday, 15 November 1975

Division One

Manchester United

Old Trafford

10-3-4, 23 PTS

Attendance: 51,682

Manchester United

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa, winless on the road this season, lose away again and where their League Cup match ended in undeserved defeat to Manchester United, this League rematch was the home side's from beginning to end as Villa slip to 13th.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 15 November 1975

🥅 | 18’ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester United), Steve Coppell
🕒 | HT Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 55’ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester United), Sammy McIlroy
🔁 | 61’ Sub off, Frank Pimblett, Sub on, Leighton Phillips
🕒 | FT Manchester United 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

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

Aston Villa

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

Manchester United

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester United

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1975-76 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Match | #17 |
Manager Game | #76 |
Saturday, 15 November 1975

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Clive Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Treorchy, 1966–1984
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 76 | 🟩 | 39 🟨 | 17 🟥 20 | 1.79

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Clive Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Treorchy, 1966–1984
Matches Officiated: 11
🟩 : 4
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 4
🆘 : 3
Previous 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 21 September 1974, Villa 3-0 Millwall, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester United

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.82 |

Oldest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 33.56 |

Youngest Player |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 18.29 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
CB Ian Ross | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Frank Pimblett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Tommy Docherty | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Manchester United

GK Paddy Roche | 🇮🇪 |
RB Jimmy Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
CB Martin Buchan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Stewart Houston | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Brian Greenhoff | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steve Coppell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Gerry Daly | 🇮🇪 |
M Sammy McIlroy | 🇬🇧 | ⚽ | 🔁 |
M Lou Macari | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Gordon Hill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Stuart Pearson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | for M Frank Pimblett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 61' |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Sammy McIlroy | 🇬🇧 | ⚽ | (M David McCreery | 🇬🇧 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
CF Keith Leonard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

“He [John Burridge] played exceptionally well and did everything asked of him under difficult conditions.” Ron Saunders.

MATCH REPORT

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 17 November 1975

John Burridge, Aston Villa’s £100,000 goalkeeper saved his side from an even more humiliating defeat, but earned the praise of Manchester United’s fiercely partisan Old Trafford fans. If it had not been for the 23 year-old goalkeeper’s ability and reflexes Villa might have received a more comprehensive hiding from Tommy Docherty’s rampant United. Burridge made world-class saves from Steve Coppell, Sammy Mcllroy, Stuart Pearson and Lou Macari which was just as well because he could seldom rely on the defensive cover in front of him. Ron Saunders. Villa’s manager, was afterwards full of praise for his goalkeeper: “He played exceptionally well and did everything asked of him under difficult conditions.” he said. Saunders refrained from commenting publicly on the individual displays of several other members of his side, but the guilty ones can expect to be on the manager’s mat when they report for training today. Burridge could not he blamed for the goals in the 18th and 55th minutes from the lively Coppell and the enterprising McIlroy. Both were gifted to them by slack defensive work. Chris Nicholl and company had a wretched time trying to quell United’s eager attack in which the unselfish work of Pearson and the fine debut of £70,000 Gordon Hill from Millwall were the prominent features. It was a pity that England manager Don Revie decided to stay at home instead of traveling to Old Trafford, he might have found Pearson’s form irresistible. Pearson gave the sort of display that should make him an automatic selection for England’s vital European championship game in Portugal this Wednesday. But he will most probably miss the vote again. John Gidman will have been thankful however, that Revie was not present. He was at fault with both goals giving McIlroy space and time to cross from the left for Coppell’s goal and then allowing the Irish international to wriggle past and score himself from close range. Ironically Villa might well have had the game won in the first 15 minutes if Ray Graydon had shown anything of last season’s shooting power. He had four excellent chances, two of which he really should have put away, and he was unlucky when another attempt hit goalkeeper Paddy Roche on the shins.

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