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Game #3400

Saturday, 30 October 1976

Attendance: 51,751

Lost

Division One

7th= (-5)

Liverpool

WWWWL

Anfield

Level on points with Villa who are ahead on goal difference after the previous weekendโ€™s matches, Liverpool are the hosts and Villa have them on the ropes until three goals in the final fifteen minutes deliver a misleading scoreline and leave Villa defeated for the first time in five after four successive wins.

Liverpool

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

HT Liverpool 0-0 Aston Villa
74โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Ian Callaghan
79โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool), Terry McDermott
86โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Liverpool), Kevin Keegan
FT Liverpool 3-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

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

Aston Villa

Liverpool

UEFA Cup / Europa League: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1976-77 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #12 |
Manager Game | #118 |
Saturday, 30 October 1976

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
Referee | Anthony Morrissey, Cheshire |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-3 |
Last 5 Games | WWWWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tony Morrissey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1968-1979
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Liverpool

None

Tony Morrissey

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.30 |

Oldest Player |
CB Chris Nicholl | 30.07 |

Youngest Player |
CF Andy Gray | 20.93 |

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 |

Liverpool

Clemence, Neal, Thompson, Hughes, Jones, Callaghan (g), Kennedy, McDermott (g), Heighway, Keegan (g), Toshack (Johnson). Manager: Bob Paisley.

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

"They are the best side we've played this season.

โ€œA very, very good side.

"If I was an Aston Villa player and I'd lost 3-0 after playing Like that, I'd be very, very sick."

Liverpool central defender Emlyn Hughes.



"Best game we've had here in a long time.

โ€œWe knew they were starting to tie the game up just before half-time but we thought if we could hold them in the first 20 minutes of the second half, we could do it."

Kevin Keegan.



โ€œLiverpool deserved to win, but not by 3-0.

โ€œWe wasted a lot of passes but we have learned from the game.

โ€œWe lost 3-0 here last year but our performance today was 20 times better.

โ€œI still feel that with a bit of luck we'll win something this season."

Ron Saunders.

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 1 November 1976