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Game #3377

Aston Villa

9-12-13, 30 PTS

Lost

16th= (-3)

Saturday, 13 March 1976

Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟥

Division One

Tottenham Hotspur

White Hart Lane

9-14-11, 32 PTS

Attendance: 23,169

Tottenham Hotspur

5-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 29' | John Gidman | 51' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa come out on the wrong side of seven goals at White Hart Lane to leave them winless on the road in 17 top flight games but such is the paucity of both defences could easily have shared a 5-5 draw.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 13 March 1976

🥅 | 23’ Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Nicholl o.g.
⚽ | 29’ Goal, 1-1, Ray Graydon, Assist by Brian Little
🥅 | 30’ Goal, 1-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Perryman
🥅 | 41’ Goal, 1-3, (Tottenham Hotspur), John Duncan
🕒 | HT Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 51’ Goal, 2-3, Andy Gray, Assist by John Gidman
🥅 | 64’ Goal, 2-4, (Tottenham Hotspur), Don McAllister
🥅 | 70’ Goal, 2-5, (Tottenham Hotspur), Martin Robinson
🔁 | 75' Sub off, Andy Gray, Sub on, Chico Hamilton
🕒 | FT Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it nine wins, twelve draws and thirteen defeats in thirty four League games following their return to the top flight.

Aston Villa

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

Tottenham Hotspur

UEFA Cup / Europa League: 🏆
UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Tottenham Hotspur

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Season | 1975-76 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Match | #34 |
Manager Game | #95 |
Saturday, 13 March 1976

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Peter Walters | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Somerset, 1965-1976
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 1-3
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 2-5
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 95 | 🟩 | 43 🟨 | 25 🟥 27 | 1.62

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Walters | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Somerset, 1965-1976
Matches Officiated: 9
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 4
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 24 April 1973, Villa 2-1, Wednesday, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Tottenham Hotspur

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.39 |

Oldest Player |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 | 29.44 |

Youngest Player |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 20.30 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
CB Ian Ross | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Terry Neill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Tottenham Hotspur

GK Pat Jennings | 🇬🇧 |
CB Keith Osgood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Don McAllister | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CB Willie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
D Terry Naylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Glenn Hoddle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steve Perryman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Noel Brotherston | 🇬🇧 | 🔁 |
W Ralph Coates | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Martin Chivers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF John Duncan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Chico Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 75' |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | W Noel Brotherston | 🇬🇧 | (F Martin Robinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |)

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
CF Keith Leonard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

"The score line looks convincing. but tactically it was rubbish. “We could have had countless goals so could Villa." Tottenham manager Terry Neill.

MATCH REPORT

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*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 15 March 1976

Aston Villa’s dismal away record - now 17 games without a First Division victory — was easy to understand as they shambled to a 5-2 defeat at Tottenham on Saturday. Spurs’ triumph proved to be their first League victory at White Hart Lane since November 29 last year. It was also their biggest win of the season. But in a strange game of tactical blunders, the brilliant Pat Jennings once again propped up Spurs when they could easily have finished the game sharing a 5-5 draw. Spurs were already 5-2 up when the Northern Ireland international pulled off outstanding saves to foil Ray Graydon and Brian Little. He had already broken Villa’s heart with a world class save in the first half - a brilliant one-handed tip away to foil a powerful Andy Gray header. Villa’s defence never got to grips with the direct running of Ralph Coates, or the intel