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Game #3457

Aston Villa

5-3-4, 13 PTS

Drew

9th= (-1)

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

Saturday, 22 October 1977

Division One

West Ham United

Upton Park

1-5-6, 7 PTS

Attendance: 26,598

West Ham United

2-2

Aston Villa

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

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 22 October 1977

🥅 | 23’ Goal, 0-1, (West Ham United), Trevor Brooking
⚽ | 25’ Goal, 1-1, Ken McNaught, Assist by John Gidman
💥 | 27’ Goal disallowed, John Deehan
🕒 | HT West Ham United 1-1 Aston Villa
💥 | 66’ Penalty ‘awarded’ then refused, John Deehan
🥅 | 72’ Goal, 1-2, (West Ham United), Derek Hales
⚽ | 77’ 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

UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1976-77

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Allan Gunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sussex, 1977-1994 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 175 | 🟩 | 85 🟨 | 44 🟥 46 | 1.71

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Allan Gunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sussex, 1977-1994 🆘
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 1
🆘 "Any ref can make a mistake but Gunn shot down the wrong man for the wrong offence too often."
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

West Ham United

None

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

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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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 | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

John Lyall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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West Ham United

GK Mervyn Day | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Paul Brush | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Tommy Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Frank Lampard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Trevor Brooking | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Geoff Pike | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Billy Bonds | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alan Devonshire | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Derek Hales | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Pop Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF John Radford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Alan Curbishley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 | 1 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

“We are not supposed to critics referees but when Tommy Taylor pulled down John Deehan in the second half, it was a blatant penalty. “It was impossible for Deehan to have been offside when Gray headed the ball [in the 27’ minute. “Gray 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. “How can you expect a player to keep cool when this happens? “We dropped a point because of it and that the sort of thing that can cost me my job at the end of the season.” Ron Saunders.

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