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Game #3486

Aston Villa

13-9-11, 35 PTS

Wednesday, 29 March 1978

Drew

9th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Division One

Manchester United

Attendance: 41,625

Old Trafford

12-10-14, 32 PTS

Manchester United

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 71' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa extend their unbeaten League run to five games but again experience rough justice at Old Trafford as once more the standard of refereeing in the English top flight once again proves itself to be all too often appalling. Yet so poor was this latest showing from the official that incompetence looked less likely than malevolent intent.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 29 March 1978

๐Ÿ’ฅ | 42' Referee Willis awards a penalty against Jimmy Rimmer despite a clean challenge
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 43โ€™ Missed penalty, (Manchester United), Brian Greenhoff
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ’ฅ | Referee Willis denies Villa a clear penalty
โšฝ | 50โ€™ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
๐Ÿฅ… | 52โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester United), Sammy McIlroy
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 73' Referee Willis fails to send off Macari for a goal preventing foul
๐Ÿ’ฅ | Referee Willis denies Villa a clear penalty for a second time
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester United 1-1 Aston Villa

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Andy Gray, Dissent
๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Gordon Smith, Dissent

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it thirteen wins, nine draws and eleven defeats in thirty three 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: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1977-78 |
Matchday | #45 |
League Match | #33 |
Manager Game | #204 |
Wednesday, 29 March 1978

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Peter Willis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bishop Auckland, 1972-1986 ๐Ÿ†˜
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 204 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 95 ๐ŸŸจ | 53 ๐ŸŸฅ 56 | 1.66

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Willis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bishop Auckland, 1972-1986 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 4
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 2
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ Inept handling of the game, awarding United a non-penalty for refusing Villa two clear penalties
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 16 October 1974, Villa 1-0 Crewe, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Manchester United

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

John Deehan replaces John Gregory.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.68 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 30.15 |

Youngest Player |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.43 |

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 |
RB John Gidman | 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 | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Leighton Phillips | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
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 Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F John Deehan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

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 |
M Brian Greenhoff | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Stewart Houston | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Gordon McQueen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Buchan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Lou Macari | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Steve Coppell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Sammy McIlroy | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | โšฝ |
CF Stuart Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Jimmy Greenhoff | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Joe Jordan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | CF Jimmy Greenhoff | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (M David McCreery | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M John Gregory | 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 : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
FB John Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Alex Cropley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ 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

MATCH REPORT