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Game #3459

Aston Villa

6-3-4, 15 PTS

Saturday, 29 October 1977

Won

8th= (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division One

Manchester United

Attendance: 39,144

Villa Park

5-2-5, 12 PTS

Aston Villa

2-1

Manchester United

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 31' | Dennis Mortimer | 40' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Andy Gray scores his eleventh of the season and sixth in seven games before dropping back into defence to execute some crucial tackles to prevent a second half Manchester United comeback.Andy Gray scores his eleventh of the season and sixth in seven games before dropping back into defence to execute some crucial tackles to prevent a second half Manchester United comeback.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 29 October 1977

โšฝ | 31โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
โšฝ | 40โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Alex Cropley, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Manchester United
๐Ÿฅ… | 83โ€™ Goal, 2-1, (Manchester United), Jimmy Nicholl
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Manchester United

ON THIS DAY

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

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1976-77

Manchester United

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1976-77

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester United

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1977-78 |
Matchday | #18 |
League Match | #13 |
Manager Game | #177 |
Saturday, 29 October 1977

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tony Glasson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Salisbury, 1973-1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 177 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 87 ๐ŸŸจ | 44 ๐ŸŸฅ 46 | 1.72

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tony Glasson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Salisbury, 1973-1983
Matches Officiated: 2
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 9 November 1974, Villa 0-1 Notts County, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester United

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.98 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 29.74 |

Youngest Player |
F John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.24 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ken McNaught | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
FB Gordon Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB John Gidman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leighton Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Alex Cropley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Dennis Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Frank Carrodus | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Dave Sexton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Manchester United

GK Alex Stepney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Arthur Albiston | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Stewart Houston | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Buchan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Jimmy Nicholl | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | โšฝ |
W Chris McGrath | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
W Gordon Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Steve Coppell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Sammy McIlroy | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M David McCreery | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CF Stuart Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | W Gordon Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M Ashley Grimes | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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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 : 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 : 11/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
FB John Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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:

โ€‹

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

โ€œI could see Martin Buchan pushing up all the time and when United scored their first goal it looked very desperate for us. โ€I was not acting under instructions from manager Ron Saunders. โ€œBut having watched a 2-0 lead reduced I didn't want to see us throwing two points away. โ€œI think I am back to my best form now and at last I am free from injury. "I know people have said I will not score as many goals this season but I aim to prove them wrong. "If I can maintain a good scoring rate it must improve my chances of playing for Scotland again. "I let down Scotland and myself last year when I was sent off in Czechoslovakia. I have had to sit back and watch them qualify for the World Cup finals and I know that to get back into the squad could be the hardest thing in the world." Andy Gray.

MATCH REPORT