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Game #3475

Saturday, 14 January 1978

Attendance: 40,630

Lost

Division One

11th (-)

Everton

WLDLL

Goodison Park

Evertonโ€™s Terry Darracott tackles Andy Gray after 3โ€™ to leave Villaโ€™s No. 9 with torn knee ligaments, but Gray comes back on in the 6โ€™ only to be hacked down by Evertonโ€™s Mark Higgins, leaving Gray with a gashed ankle, five stitches and out of the game after 8โ€™. Neither player was cautioned. But Gordon Smith was. For a foul that didnโ€™t remove someone from the game.

Everton

1-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

8โ€™ Sub off, Andy Gray, Sub on, Ivor Linton
22โ€™ Goal, (Everton), Andy King
HT Everton 1-0 Aston Villa
FT Everton 1-0 Aston Villa

Cards
Booking, Gordon Smith, Foul.

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa's Goodison nightmare continues as they lose successive games to Everton to make it nine wins, six draws and nine defeats in twenty four division one games this season. Meanwhile, Mick Buttress made his final appearance for Villa aged 19 before moving on to Gillingham on a free transfer in March 1978. Buttress played for Villa between 1976-77 and 1977-78 making 3 appearances.

Aston Villa

Everton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1969-70

FIXTURE HISTORY

Everton

Previous 5 vs. Everton: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1977-78 |
Matchday | #34 |
League Match | #24 |
Manager Game | #193 |
Saturday, 14 January 1978

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
Referee | George Nolan, Stockport |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-1 |
Last 5 Games | WLDLL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: George Nolan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stockport, 1974-1981 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Everton

None

George Nolan

TEAM NEWS

John Deehan and Mick Buttress (first start of the season) replace Frank Carrodus and Leighton Phillips.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.26 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 29.95 |

Youngest Player |
M Gordon Cowans | 19.23 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer |
FB Mick Buttress |
RB John Gidman |
CB Ken McNaught |
FB Gordon Smith |
M Gordon Cowans |
M John Gregory |
M Dennis Mortimer |
CF Andy Gray |
F Brian Little |
F John Deehan |

Everton

Wood, Darracott, Higgins, Pejic (ex), Lyons, Dobson, King (g), Ross, McKenzie, Thomas, Latchford. Manager: Gordon Lee.

SUBSTITUTES

M Ivor Linton for CF Andy Gray | 8' |

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 2 |
John Robson |
Alex Cropley |

Suspension | 1 |
Leighton Phillips

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

*Liverpool Echo*
Monday, 16 January 1978