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Game #3481

Aston Villa

11-7-11, 29 PTS

Saturday, 11 March 1978

Norwich City

2-1

Aston Villa

Division One

Norwich City

10-13-8, 33 PTS

Carrow Road

Attendance: 19,031

Lost

11th= (-1)

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟥

Assist(s) | Gordon Smith | 87' |

MATCH SUMMARY

John Gregory scores his first for Villa and the returning John Gidman nearly grabs the equaliser in the dying seconds but Villa are undone on the eve of their UEFA Cup Quarter Final by a disputed penalty at Carrow Road.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 11 March 1978

🥅 | 31’ Goal, 0-1, (Norwich City), Kevin Reeves
🕒 | HT Norwich City 1-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 64’ Sub off, Allan Evans, Sub on, John Gregory
🥅 | 84’ Goal, 0-2, (Norwich City, pen), John Ryan
⚽ | 87’ Goal, 2-1, John Gregory, Assist by Gordon Smith
🕒 | FT Norwich City 2-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Ken McNaught, Foul
🟨 | Booking, Tommy Craig, Late tackle
🟨 | Booking, Gordon Smith

ON THIS DAY

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

Aston Villa

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

Norwich City

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1961–62

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Norwich City

Previous 5 vs. Norwich: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1977-78 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Match | #29 |
Manager Game | #199 |
Saturday, 11 March 1978

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ken Salmon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hadley Wood, Herts, 1974-1985
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 199 | 🟩 | 93 🟨 | 51 🟥 55 | 1.66

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ken Salmon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hadley Wood, Herts, 1974-1985
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 2 March 1977, Villa 4-0 Derby, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

🟨 🟨 🟨

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🟨 🟨

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TEAM NEWS

John Gidman and Tommy Craig replace Gordon Cowans and John Gregory.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.28 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 30.10 |

Youngest Player |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.61 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 | 🔥 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

John Bond | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Norwich City

GK Roger Hansbury | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Colin Sullivan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tony Powell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB David Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
RB John Ryan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Martin Peters | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mick McGuire | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Graham Paddon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin Suggett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Keith Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Kevin Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | for CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 64' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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LB Greg Downs | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 | 3 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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

"Technically I suppose it was a foul, and consequently they got a penalty for it." Ron Saunders.

MATCH REPORT