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Game #3457

Saturday, 22 October 1977

Attendance: 26,598

Drew

Division One

9th= (-1)

West Ham United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

Upton Park

Villa encounter a curious refereeing performance at Upton Park much to the ire of Ron Saunders as Ken McNaught scores his third in two games and Andy Gray nets again but it could have been so more from an entertaining match.

West Ham United

2-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 25' | John Deehan | 77' |

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

23โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (West Ham United), Trevor Brooking
25โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Ken McNaught, Assist by John Gidman
27โ€™ Goal disallowed, Andy Gray
FT West Ham United 1-1 Aston Villa
66โ€™ Penalty โ€˜awardedโ€™ then refused, John Deehan
72โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (West Ham United), Derek Hales
77โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Andy Gray, Assist by John Deehan
Sub off, John Deehan, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
FT West Ham United 2-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa go four games unbeaten in the league to make it five wins, three draws and four defeats in twelve division one games this season.

Aston Villa

West Ham United

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Ham United

Previous 5 vs. West Ham: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1977-78 |
Matchday | #16 |
League Match | #12 |
Manager Game | #175 |
Saturday, 22 October 1977

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Allan Gunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sussex, 1977-1994
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 2-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Allan Gunn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sussex, 1977-1994 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

West Ham United

None

Allan Gunn

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.96 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 29.72 |

Youngest Player |
F John Deehan | 20.22 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer |
CB Ken McNaught |
FB Gordon Smith |
RB John Gidman |
M Leighton Phillips |
M Alex Cropley |
M Dennis Mortimer |
W Frank Carrodus |
F John Deehan |
F Brian Little |
CF Andy Gray |

West Ham United

Day (ex), Brush, Taylor T (g), Lampard, Brooking, Pike, Bonds, Devonshire, Hales (g), Robson, Radford. Manager: John Lyall.

SUBSTITUTES

M Gordon Cowans for F John Deehan |

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
John Robson |

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

โ€œWe are not supposed to critics referees but when Tommy Taylor pulled down John Deehan in the second half, it was a blatant penalty.

โ€œIt was impossible for Deehan to have been offside when Gray headed the ball [in the 27โ€™ minute.

โ€œGray was barely four of five yards from the goalline himself and Deehan was behind him all the time.

"He was running through but was behind Gray when it mattered and only continued to move forward to make sure the ball crossed the line.

"The penalty decision was just ludicrous. The referee put his whistle to his mouth, changed his mind at the last second and then told my players it was nowhere near to being a penalty.

โ€œHow can you expect a player to keep cool when this happens?

โ€œWe dropped a point because of it and that the sort of thing that can cost me my job at the end of the season.โ€

Ron Saunders.

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 24 October 1977