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Game #3398

Saturday, 23 October 1976

Attendance: 37,094

Won

Division One

2nd= (+2)

Bristol City

WLWWW

Villa Park

Villa go level on points with second placed Liverpool but ahead on goal difference as they again have to come from behind before another fine second half showing dispatches Bristol City as Chris Nicholl equalises, John Gidman scores the first headed goal of his career and Ray Graydon caps it off.

Aston Villa

3-1

Bristol City

Assist(s) | Alex Cropley | 51' | 64' | Brian Little | 78' |

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

27โ€™ Goal (Bristol City), Tom Ritchie
HT Aston Villa 0-1 Bristol City
51โ€™ Goal, Chris Nicholl, Assist by Alex Cropley
64โ€™ Goal, John Gidman, Assist by Alex Cropley
78โ€™ Goal, Ray Graydon, Assist by Brian Little
FT Aston Villa 3-1 Bristol City

ON THIS DAY

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

Aston Villa

Bristol City

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Bristol City: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1976-77 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Match | #11 |
Manager Game | #116 |
Saturday, 23 October 1976

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
Referee | Roger Kirkpatrick, Leicester |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-1 |
Last 5 Games | WLWWW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Roger Kirkpatrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 1966-1979
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Bristol City

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.28 |

Oldest Player |
CB Chris Nicholl | 30.05 |

Youngest Player |
CF Andy Gray | 20.91 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

MANAGER

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 |

Bristol City

Bond, Collier, Rodgers, Gillies, Drysdale, Whitehead, Tainton, Sweeney, Mann, Gow, Ritchie (g) (McNeill). Manager: Alan Dicks.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

FB John Robson |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

None

UNAVAILABLE

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

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 25 October 1976