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Game #3409

Aston Villa

11-3-6, 25 PTS

Lost

4th= (-1)

Monday, 27 December 1976

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

Division One

Middlesbrough

Ayresome Park

9-4-6, 22 PTS

Attendance: 31,451

Middlesbrough

3-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 14' |

MATCH SUMMARY

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 Hughes’ debut goal, Villa left too much to do after a suicidal first half performance.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 27 December 1976

🟢 | 1’ Debut, David Hughes
🥅 | 5’ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), David Mills
⚽ | 14’ Goal, 1-1, Andy Gray, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🥅 | 19’ Goal, 1-2, (Middlesbrough), David Mills
🥅 | 29’ Goal, 1-3, (Middlesbrough), David Mills
🕒 | HT Middlesbrough 3-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 66' 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

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

Middlesbrough

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Middlesbrough

Previous 5 vs. Middlesbrough: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟩 3-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 2-3
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 127 | 🟩 | 60 🟨 | 33 🟥 34 | 1.68

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown
Cards:

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Middlesbrough

None

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

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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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 | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Jack Charlton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Middlesbrough

GK Jim Platt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Craggs | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Willie Maddren | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Stuart Boam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tony McAndrew | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Terry Cooper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Graeme Souness | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Peter Brine | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M David Armstrong | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F David Mills | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ | ⚽ |
CF Alf Wood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Willie Maddren | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Alan Willey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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FB Mick Buttress | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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 | 5 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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

🟢 M David Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT

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