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Game #3413

Aston Villa

Won

4th Round

Saturday, 29 January 1977

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

FA Cup

West Ham United

Villa Park

Attendance: 46,954

Aston Villa

3-0

West Ham United

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 57' | John Deehan | 77' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa beat West Ham for the second successive game but this time there is no danger of a late equaliser as the Hammers are put to the sword at Villa Park to earn Villa a fifth round FA Cup spot.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 29 January 1977

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham United
⚽ | 57’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Brian Little
⚽ | 66' Goal, 2-0, John Deehan
⚽ | 77' Goal, 3-0, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by John Deehan
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 West Ham United

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa beat West Ham for a second successive game to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Aston Villa

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

West Ham United

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Ham United

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Season | 1976-77 |
Matchday | #28 |
Manager Game | #131 |
Saturday, 29 January 1977

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Pat Partridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Middlesbrough, 1966-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 131 | 🟩 | 63 🟨 | 33 🟥 35 | 1.69

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Pat Partridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Middlesbrough, 1966-1981
Matches Officiated: 13
🟩 : 6
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 4
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 28 August 1976, Villa 2-0 Everton, Goodison Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

West Ham United

None

TEAM NEWS

Gordon Cowans replaces Alex Cropley.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.29 |

Oldest Player |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 | 30.32 |

Youngest Player |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 18.27 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ | 🔥 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

John Lyall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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West Ham United

GK Mervyn Day | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Bill Green | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Kevin Lock | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Tommy Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Frank Lampard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Billy Bonds | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Trevor Brooking | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Alan Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Billy Jennings | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Pop Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF John Radford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M David Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Anton Otulakowski | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 | 2 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"The secret of my success is that I've got intelligent players. “I don't have to tell them anything. "He [Brian Little] must have gone over that side for a corner and forgotten to go back [playing out right in the second half].“ Ron Saunders. “Defences are so scared of Andy’s [Andy Gray’s] reputation they put two men on him and ignore me. “I’m amazed how much freedom I’ve had recently. “Yet I also work on creating room for Andy. “I’m a better player now because I’m not trying to do so much. “The Manager has told me to concentrate on getting goals so I just give the ball to the midfield men and let them do the donkey work.” John Deehan.

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