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Game #3362

Aston Villa

7-7-7, 21 PTS

Saturday, 13 December 1975

Won

11th= (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division One

Attendance: 30,478

Norwich City

Villa Park

7-4-10, 18 PTS

Villa, beginning to look comfortable at this level, record another strong win and performance as Ron Saundersโ€™ injury hit and youthful side beat a resilient Norwich to return to 11th in the table thanks to a brace from John Deehan and a goal and assist from the in form Ray Graydon.

Aston Villa

3-2

Norwich City

Assist(s) | Andy Gray | 17' | Frank Carrodus | 22' | Ray Graydon | 57' |

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 13 December 1975

๐Ÿฅ… | 2โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Norwich City), Martin Peters, 75 seconds
โšฝ | 17โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Ray Graydon, Assist by Andy Gray
โšฝ | 22โ€™ Goal, 2-1, John Deehan, Assist by Frank Carrodus
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Norwich City
๐Ÿฅ… | 54โ€™ Goal, 2-2, (Norwich City), Ted McDougall
โšฝ | 57โ€™ Goal, 3-2, John Deehan, Assist by Ray Graydon
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-2 Norwich City

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it seven wins, seven draws and seven defeats in twenty one 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

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: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1975-76 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Match | #21 |
Manager Game | #80 |
Saturday, 13 December 1975

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Daniels | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Essex, 1968-1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 80 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 41 ๐ŸŸจ | 19 ๐ŸŸฅ 20 | 1.78

Career Form:

Top 6

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Brian Daniels | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Essex, 1968-1983
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

Brian Daniels

CARDS

Villa

None

Norwich City

None

TEAM NEWS

Andy Gray replaces Frank Pimblett.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.93 |

Oldest Player |
CB Chris Nicholl | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 29.19 |

Youngest Player |
F John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.36 |

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 John Burridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB John Robson | 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 |
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 |
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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

Norwich City

GK Kevin Keelan (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Colin Sullivan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Duncan Forbes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Dave Stringer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Martin Peters | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Peter Morris | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mel Machin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Colin Suggett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ted MacDougall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Phil Boyer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

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*
Monday, 15 December 1975

The reports were good and there was even a profile on television but John Deehan was still worried. He thought he was playing well but his concern was that one goal in six games was not good enough for a striker. So his relief was evident when he scored two on Saturday even though, as he admitted later, he may be back in the reserves in a couple of weeks.

He realises that soon Brian Little and Keith Leonard will have recovered from their cartilage operations and that his first team chances may be limited. But he is prepared for it and as long as he remains in the first team squad and is occasionally substitute he will be happy.

When Little and Leonard, last seasonโ€™s main strikers, do recover, and they should be fit in the New Year, manager, Ron Saunders, will have the sort of problem he would prefer: four proven strikers, the oldest of which is Leonard at 24, with two places to fill. And although Deehan, at 18 the youngest, is prepared for demotion, if he continues to play as at present, Saunders will be unable to leave him out. It was the first time I had seen him and he confirmed all the reports.

He took his goals without fuss and the rest of his game showed the same simple economy. At times he was too good to be true and a more accurate assessment of his ability will have to wait until he settles Into the First Division.

At the moment, it is all new to him and he sometimes attempted things that more experienced players might not have tried. But they often came off and such youthful enthusiasm, in concert with Andy Grayโ€™s, was an antidote to the bitterly cold afternoon.

While all 22 players deserve reward for playing so well on such a difficult pitch - it was hard and slippery - and Deehan and Gray caught the eye, there were two more experienced players whose contributions to Villaโ€™s game were just as valuable.

Ray Graydon scored the equalising goal, after Martin Peters had put Norwich ahead after 75 seconds, while Frank Carrodus had a compelling match.

Carrodus often had โ€œanonymousโ€ games in which his work goes unrecognised but on Saturday he was the difference between victory and defeat. His stamina and running in midfield seemed to give Villa an extra man in a game which had to remain open because of the conditions.

Mistakes were frequent, players either slipping or failing to control the ball. but Carrodus seemed to be wherever you looked, always supporting someone, often making a telling pass, as with Deehanโ€™s first goal that put Villa ahead for the first time and the contrast in styles was fascinating.

Norwich prepared to build their attacks with neat short passes. Villa attacked in huge splashes of colour using the width of the pitch.

Their third goal after Ted MacDougall had equalised was typical. Gray found Graydon with a 40-yard pass, raced forward to control the cross and push it sideways to Deehan who killed it before clipping it wide of Kevin Keelan.

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