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Game #3406

Aston Villa

9-3-5, 21 PTS

Won

5th (-1)

Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 11 December 1976

Division One

Leeds United

Elland Road

5-7-5, 17 PTS

Attendance: 31,232

Leeds United

1-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 25' | Leighton Phillips | 58' | John Deehan | 70' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa cruise past Leeds thanks to Andy Gray and Alex Cropley as Ron Saunders' youthful side show up their elders at Elland Road but a fortnight without a League game drops Villa to fifth.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 11 December 1976

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Charlie Young
⚽ | 25’ Goal, 1-0. Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Littlle
🕒 | HT Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 47’ Goal, 1-1, (Leeds United), David McNiven
⚽ | 58’ Goal, 2-1, Andy Gray, Assist by Leighton Phillips
⚽ | 70’ Goal, 3-1, Alex Cropley, Assist by John Deehan
🕒 | FT Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa win for the first time in four League games but are now unbeaten in six to make it nine wins, three draws and five defeats in seventeen division one games this season. Meanwhile, central defender Charlie Young made his Villa debut after joining from school football in June 1974. Charlie was a replacement for Chris Nicholl who was suffering from a broken nose.

Aston Villa

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

Leeds United

League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1973–74

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leeds United

Previous 5 vs. Leeds: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥

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Season | 1976-77 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Match | #17 |
Manager Game | #124 |
Saturday, 11 December 1976

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: George Nolan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stockport, 1974-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 124 | 🟩 | 58 🟨 | 33 🟥 33 | 1.67

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: George Nolan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stockport, 1974-1981
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Leeds United

None

TEAM NEWS

John Robson, John Deehan and Charlie Young (debut) replace Chris Nicholl, Gordon Smith and Steve Hunt.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.59 |

Oldest Player |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 27.55 |

Youngest Player |
CB Charlie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 18.84 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jake Findlay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Charlie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Jimmy Armfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Leeds United

GK David Harvey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Trevor Cherry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Frank Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Peter Hampton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Gordon McQueen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Paul Reaney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Peter Lorimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Eddie Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W David McNiven | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Joe Jordan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Byron Stevenson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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FB Mick Buttress | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CF Gary Liddell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |

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

🟢 CB Charlie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"I am not going to pick out any individual because it was a great all-round performance. “You name him, and he played well. "There was a lot to be satisfied about. “It proves we have accomplished one more thing in our development and that all the hard work we have been doing has been worthwhile. "We had a very young side out there today some might say too young. “But we have a first-team squad of about only 13 players and concentrating as we do on our youth policy, it means that we don't always have the experience to fall back on when something goes wrong. "We almost ruined poor John Deehan last season by playing him for such a long spell. But we are learning." Ron Saunders.

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