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Game #3371

Aston Villa

8-9-11, 25 PTS

Saturday, 7 February 1976

Lost

17th (-2)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Division One

Manchester City

Attendance: 32,331

Maine Road

11-9-8, 31 PTS

Manchester City

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Chico Hamilton | 6' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa concede a late goal for the second successive game to fall to an undeserved defeat to Manchester City at Maine Road as Ron Saundersโ€™ is forced to field a team full of youngsters with 17 year old Gordon Cowans and John Overton making their debuts before the hosts luck into a late winner that should not have stood.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 7 February 1976

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, John Overton
โšฝ | 6โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Chico Hamilton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester City 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 80โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester City), Tommy Booth
๐Ÿ” | 84' Sub off, Leighton Phillips, Sub off, Gordon Cowans ๐ŸŸข
๐Ÿฅ… | 86โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Manchester City), Asa Hartford
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester City 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it eight wins, nine draws and eleven defeats in twenty eight League games following their return to the top flight. Meanwhile, Gordon Cowans made his Villa debut aged 17 after joining from school football in July 1974.

Also making their debut was John Overton, 19, having joined Villa from school football in June 1972.

Aston Villa

UEFA Cup Winners Cup: โŒ
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

Manchester City

UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1969-70

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1975-76 |
Matchday | #34 |
League Match | #28 |
Manager Game | #89 |
Saturday, 7 February 1976

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: George Flint | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kirkby-in-Ashfield, 1973โ€“1982
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 89 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 42 ๐ŸŸจ | 22 ๐ŸŸฅ 25 | 1.66

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: George Flint | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kirkby-in-Ashfield, 1973โ€“1982
Matches Officiated: 2
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 20 August 1974, Villa 1-1 Hull, Boothferry Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester City

None

TEAM NEWS

Frank Pimblett and John Overton (debut) replace Charlie Aitken and Chris Nicholl.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.25 |

Oldest Player |
CB Ian Ross | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 29.05 |

Youngest Player |
M Frank Pimblett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.92 |

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 |
RB John Gidman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB John Overton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
CB Ian Ross | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
FB John Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leighton Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Chico Hamilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Frank Pimblett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Ray Graydon | 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 | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Tony Book | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Manchester City

GK Joe Corrigan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Willie Donachie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Dave Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Mike Doyle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Kenny Clements | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
RB Ged Keegan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alan Oakes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Asa Hartford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Peter Barnes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Dennis Tueart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Joe Royle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | for M Leighton Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 84' |

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Kenny Clements | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CB Tommy Booth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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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 : 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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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 5 |
CF Keith Leonard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Dennis Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Nicholl | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

UNAVAILABLE

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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

๐ŸŸข CB John Overton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
๐ŸŸข M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

โ€œI was bundled over by two or three of them and I thought we should have had a free kick. โ€œIโ€™m terribly disappointed because I thought I had my best game since joining Villa. โ€œThat was what I was playing like last season with Dundee United. โ€œIโ€™ve been feeling a bit low lately and for the last few weeks Iโ€™ve not been playing well. โ€œBut today, after that sixth minute goal, all my enthusiasm came flooding back.โ€œ Andy Gray. โ€œIf it had happened at the other end there would have been a free kick.โ€ Ian Ross.

MATCH REPORT