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Game #3368

Aston Villa

8-8-9, 24 PTS

Saturday, 10 January 1976

Drew

13th= (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Division One

Arsenal

Attendance: 24,501

Highbury

7-7-11, 21 PTS

Arsenal

0-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa earn an away point in an attritional draw at Highbury as Chris Nicholl, injured midway through the first half, stays on to help Ron Saunders' side claim a first clean sheet since October.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 10 January 1976

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Arsenal 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Arsenal 0-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa return to League competition and make it eight wins, eight draws and nine defeats in twenty five League games following their return to the top flight. Meanwhile, Alan Peters made his one and only appearance in the Villa squad aged 17 before moving on to Hereford United.

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

Arsenal

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1970โ€“71

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1975-76 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Match | #25 |
Manager Game | #86 |
Saturday, 10 January 1976

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tom Reynolds | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Swansea, 1968-1979
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 86 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 42 ๐ŸŸจ | 21 ๐ŸŸฅ 23 | 1.71

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tom Reynolds | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Swansea, 1968-1979
Matches Officiated: 6
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 23 September 1975, Villa 0-0 Wolves, Molineux.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Arsenal

None

TEAM NEWS

Charlie Aitken and Dennis Mortimer replace Ray Graydon and John Deehan.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.97 |

Oldest Player |
CB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 33.72 |

Youngest Player |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 20.13 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK John Burridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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 Dennis Mortimer | 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 |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Bertie Mee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Arsenal

GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Pat Rice | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB David Oโ€™Leary | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Richie Powling | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Terry Mancini | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Sammy Nelson | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
W George Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Liam Brady | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Alan Ball | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Brian Kidd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Frank Stapleton | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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F Alan Peters | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Trevor Ross | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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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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 : 7/11

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 : 8/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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

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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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œI really did not know how I was going to continue. I was in dreadful pain every time I moved, but the rest of the lads covered me splendidly.โ€ Chris Nicholl, who injured his left knee in a 24th minute collision with Sammy Nelson, somehow managed to complete the game even though he could hardly kick the ball or jump to head it.

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