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Game #3396

Saturday, 16 October 1976

Attendance: 31,578

Won

Division One

11th= (-)

Sunderland

LWWLW

Roker Park

Villa survive a brutal Sunderland display to hold off and then beat the big spenders as Alex Cropley scores his first for the club.

Sunderland

0-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Alex Cropley, scored his first goal for Villa to secure the win at thuggish big spenders Sunderland, Saturday, 16 October 1976.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

HT Sunderland 0-0 Aston Villa
75โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Alex Cropley
FT Sunderland 0-1 Aston Villa

Cards.
Booking, Alex Cropley, Lunge
Booking, Dennis Mortimer, Tackle

ON THIS DAY

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

Aston Villa

Sunderland

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1972-73

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Sunderland: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1976-77 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Match | #9 |
Manager Game | #114 |
Saturday, 16 October 1976

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
Referee | Terry Farley, Newton Aycliffe |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 1-0 |
Last 5 Games | LWWLW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Terry Farley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | County Durham 1975-1981
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Sunderland

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.26 |

Oldest Player |
CB Chris Nicholl | 30.03 |

Youngest Player |
CF Andy Gray | 20.89 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

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 |
CF Andy Gray |
F Brian Little |

Sunderland

Siddall, Holton, Ashurst, Clarke, Bolton, Longhorn, Kerr, Towers, Lee, Foggon, Hughes (Train). Manager: Bob Stokoe.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

FB John Robson |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

None

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"I didn't think it had gone in.

"I thought I had put it too near the keeper because as I turned away there was no noise from the crowd.

โ€œThe next thing I knew the rest of the team were jumping on top of me."

Alex Cropley.

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 18 October 1976