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Game #3472

Saturday, 31 December 1977

Attendance: 46,074

Lost

Division One

10th (-)

Manchester City

WLDWL

Maine Road

Villa end 1977 with defeat to Manchester's other club.

Manchester City

2-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City)
Goal, 0-2, (Manchester City)
FT Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

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

Aston Villa

Manchester City

UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1977-78 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Match | #22 |
Manager Game | #190 |
Saturday, 31 December 1977

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
Referee | Keith Styles, Barnsley |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-2 |
Last 5 Games | WLDWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Keith Styles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Barnsley, 1967-1979
Previous 5:
Last Match: None
Cards:

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester City

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.85 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 29.91 |

Youngest Player |
F John Deehan | 20.42 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

MANAGER

Aston Villa

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

Manchester City

Corrigan, Watson, Clements, Booth, Donachie, Owen, Hartford, Bell, Tueart, Kidd (g), Barnes (g). Manager: Tony Book.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Gordon Cowans |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
John Robson |
Alex Cropley |

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

*Sports Argus*
Saturday, 31 December 1977