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Game #3395

Aston Villa

4-0-4, 8 PTS

Lost

11th= (-6)

Saturday, 2 October 1976

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥

Division One

Stoke

Victoria Ground

3-3-2, 9 PTS

Attendance: 29,652

Stoke City

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa suffer at the hands of referee John Wrennall after four crucial interventions from the official robs Villa of victory and sends them down to defeat at the Victoria Ground. Villa had a John Gidman goal ruled out incorrectly for offside, then Andy Gray was pushed in the back in the area but no penalty was forthcoming, when Villa were awarded a penalty - for hand ball on the line - the referee allowed Peter Shilton's blatantly early dive to save Ray Graydon's accurate penalty. Then in the 70th minute Brian Little was about to shoot from six yards when he was tripped, then held by Alan Bloor yet again no penalty was given.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 2 October 1976

🟨 | 29' Booking, Dennis Mortimer
🥅 | 39’ Goal, 0-1, (Stoke City), Terry Conroy
🕒 | HT Stoke City 1-0 Aston Villa
💥 | 51' Missed penalty, Ray Graydon
🕒 | FT Stoke City 1-0 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Chris Nicholl

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it four wins and four defeats in eight division one games this season.

Aston Villa

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

Stoke

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1971-72

FIXTURE HISTORY

Stoke

Previous 5 vs. Stoke: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟨

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Season | 1976-77 |
Matchday | #10 |
League Match | #8 |
Manager Game | #113 |
Saturday, 2 October 1976

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Wrennall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chorley, 1971-1979 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 113 | 🟩 | 51 🟨 | 30 🟥 32 | 1.62

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: John Wrennall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chorley, 1971-1979 🆘
Matches Officiated: 5
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 2
🆘 Ruled out a goal for an impossible offside, denied a penalty
Previous 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 23 December 1972, Villa 2-2 Wednesday, Hillsborough.
Cards: None

This game signified the first day of English football's adoption of the continental style card system. Cautions and sending offs pre-existed this point but for the first time coloured cards were shown on field.

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Stoke

🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.22 |

Oldest Player |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 | 29.99 |

Youngest Player |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 20.85 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 | 🟨 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Tony Waddington | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Stoke

GK Peter Shilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Lumsdon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Brian Bithell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Alan Dodd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Mike Pejic | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Alan Bloor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Geoff Salmons | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Kevin Sheldon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Terry Conroy | 🇮🇪 | ⚽ |
CF Dave Goodwin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Jimmy Greenhoff | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF John Tudor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CF Garth Crooks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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None

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

"Well, that's life. ”It evens itself out in the end. “You can't get upset about it or you'll go round the bend." Leighton Phillips "Sure it was a good penalty save by Peter Shilton, considering he was down there waiting for it." Ron Saunders.

MATCH REPORT

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