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Game #3470

Monday, 26 December 1977

Attendance: 43,571

Drew

Division One

10th= (+1)

Coventry City

LDWLD

Villa Park

Villa fall behind on a terrible Villa Park playing surface that "resembles a beach" before equalising a minute later through John Deehan to earn a Boxing Day point.

Aston Villa

1-1

Coventry City

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 73' |

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MATCH TIMELINE

HT Aston Villa 0-0 Coventry City
72โ€™ Goal, (Coventry City), Ian Wallace
73โ€™ Goal, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
FT Aston Villa 1-1 Coventry City

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it eight wins, five draws and seven defeats in twenty division one games this season.

Aston Villa

Coventry City

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Coventry City

Previous 5 vs. Coventry: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1977-78 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Match | #20 |
Manager Game | #188 |
Monday, 26 December 1977

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | LDWLD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown

CARDS

Villa

None

Coventry City

None

Unknown

TEAM NEWS

John Deehan replaces John Gidman.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.40 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 29.90 |

Youngest Player |
M Gordon Cowans | 19.18 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

Aston Villa

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

Coventry City

Blyth, Oakey (Beck), Roberts, Coop, McDonald (ex), Powell, Yorath, Hutchison, Ferguson, Graydon (ex) Wallace (g). Manager: Gordon Milne.

SUBSTITUTES

Not recorded

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

FB Mick Buttress |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
John Robson |
Alex Cropley |

Suspension | 1 |
John Gidman

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

*Coventry Evening Telegraph*
Wednesday, 28 December 1977