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Game #3428

Aston Villa

16-5-9, 37 PTS

Saturday, 9 April 1977

Lost

7th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

Division One

Derby County

Attendance: 28,061

Baseball Ground

7-13-12, 27 PTS

Derby County

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Andy Gray | 10' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose to two second half goals at the Baseball Ground to remain seventh but are now ten points behind the leaders with five games in hand. But it is the tackles of Roy McFarland - which leave Villa with ten men, the state of the pitch, performance of the referee and questionable intimidatory tactics of Charlie George throughout the game on John Burridge - and which resulted in Derbyโ€™s lucky second goal - that dominate the headlines.

KEY MAN

Brian Little, scored an early goal, but Derby win out after Villa are reduced to ten men due to Roy McFarland's tacking, Saturday, 9 April 1977.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 9 April 1977

โšฝ | 10โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Andy Gray
๐Ÿ” | 21โ€™ Sub off, Frank Carrodus, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 45โ€™ Player leaves field of play, Andy Gray, injury, Villa reduced to 10
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Derby County 0-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 61โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Derby County), Leighton James
๐Ÿฅ… | 84โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Derby County), Derek Hales
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Derby County 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa lose for the first time in six League games to make it sixteen wins, five draws and nine defeats in thirty division one games this season. As a result Villa have five games in hand over leaders Ipswich Town who are ten points ahead.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1974-75

Derby County

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1974-75

FIXTURE HISTORY

Derby County

Previous 5 vs. Derby: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1976-77 |
Matchday | #43 |
League Match | #30 |
Manager Game | #146 |
Saturday, 9 April 1977

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Hunting | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 1968-1984 ๐Ÿ†˜
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 146 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 69 ๐ŸŸจ | 39 ๐ŸŸฅ 38 | 1.68

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: John Hunting | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 1968-1984 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 2
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ Utterly failed to clamp down and stop Roy McFarland's excuse for tackles that left Villa with 10 men after 44' and allowed George to exhibit unsportsmanlike behaviour throughout.
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 3 December 1974, Villa 2-1 Colchester, Layer Road.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Derby County

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.19 |

Oldest Player |
CB Chris Nicholl | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 30.51 |

Youngest Player |
F John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.69 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK John Burridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Nicholl | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
RB John Gidman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB John Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alex Cropley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Dennis Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leighton Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Frank Carrodus | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โŒ |

MANAGER

Colin Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Derby County

GK Colin Boulton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ron Webster | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB David Langan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
RB Steve Powell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Roy McFarland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Colin Todd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Archie Gemmill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Leighton James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Gerry Daly | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Charlie George | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Derek Hales | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for W Frank Carrodus | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Peter Daniel | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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None

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 Halfโ€จ

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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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"If I said anything about McFarland's tackle on Carrodus I would be in trouble. โ€œI didn't see the Gray incident so I cannot comment. โ€œI am hoping for a miracle cure [for Andy Gray after he was carried off with damaged ankle ligaments after Roy McFarlandโ€™s tackle to be ready in time for the League Cup replay on Wednesday. โ€œHe can not put his foot to the ground at the moment and time is running out for him. โ€œBut we can live in hope. "If looks as if that will rule him [Frank Carrodus] out for the rest of the season [Roy McFarlandโ€™s tackle that caused damaged knee ligaments]. "I haven't seen anything like it [Derby's mud flattened pitch which made a mockery of Villaโ€™s attempts to play football] since Spain.โ€ Ron Saunders. "The ankle is giving me pain and it is very swollen. โ€œI am just keeping my fingers crossed that it will be improved in the morning. "If it is humanly possible I would love to play against Everton, but everything hinges on what happens in the next two days. "When I crashed to the ground at Derby I honestly thought the ankle was broken. "I felt a sickening pain and said to myself 'l've had it.' โ€œI don't know how it happened, but I suppose I twisted the ankle on impact." Andy Gray. "I am upset and disgusted at suggestions from some quarters that I fouled Gray and Carrodus causing their injuries." "It's just not true. I have missed my share of important games through bad injuries and I appreciate how they must feel. โ€œBut my challenges on both player's were fair. The referee did not award a foul for either incident.โ€ โ€œWe [Andy Gray and McFarland] both jumped for the ball. I don't know what happened. I certainly did not make contact with him. But Ron Webster, who was nearest to us, said afterwards that as Andy came down he twisted to try and get the ball. "As far as Carrodus was concerned, I just don't see how I can be blamed for that either. I went for the ball with him and kicked it 50 yards away. It was a fair tackle." Roy McFarland.

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