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Game #3409

Monday, 27 December 1976

Attendance: 31,451

Lost

Division One

4th= (-1)

Middlesbrough

WWWWL

Ayresome Park

Villa lose to Middlesbrough for the first time in seven years and lose for the first time in nine this season as they are beaten at Ayresome Park in the final game of 1976. Despite a late rally that threatened a draw after David Hughesโ€™ debut goal, Villa left too much to do after a suicidal first half performance.

Middlesbrough

3-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

1โ€™ Debut, David Hughes
5โ€™ Goal, 1-0, (Middlesbrough), David Mills
14โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Andy Gray, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
19โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Middlesbrough), David Mills
29โ€™ Goal, 1-3, (Middlesbrough), David Mills
FT Middlesbrough 3-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 3-2, David Hughes
FT Middlesbrough 3-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa lose for the first time in nine to make it eleven wins, three draws and six defeats in twenty division one games this season. Meanwhile, midfielder David Hughes made a goalscoring debut for Villa aged 18 after joining from junior football in June 1974.

Aston Villa

Middlesbrough

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

Previous 5 vs. Middlesbrough: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1976-77 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Match | #20 |
Manager Game | #127 |
Monday, 27 December 1976

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 2-3 |
Last 5 Games | WWWWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown

CARDS

Villa

None

Middlesbrough

None

Unknown

TEAM NEWS

David Hughes makes his debut in place of Alex Cropley.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 22.94 |

Oldest Player |
W Frank Carrodus | 27.59 |

Youngest Player |
M David Hughes | 18.79 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

Aston Villa

GK Jake Findlay |
CB Charlie Young |
FB Gordon Smith |
FB John Robson |
M Leighton Phillips |
M David Hughes |
M Dennis Mortimer |
W Frank Carrodus |
CF Andy Gray |
F Brian Little |
F John Deehan |

Middlesbrough

Platt, Maddren (Willey), Boam, Craggs, McAndrew, Cooper, Souness, Brine, Armstrong, Wood, Mills (g) (g) (g). Manager: Jack Charlton.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

FB Mick Buttress |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 5 |
Ray Graydon
John Burridge
Chris Nicholl
John Gidman
Alex Cropley

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

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Tuesday, 28 December 1976