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Game #3486

Wednesday, 29 March 1978

Attendance: 41,625

Drew

Division One

9th (+1)

Manchester United

LWWDD

Old Trafford

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.

Manchester United

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 71' |

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

44โ€™ Missed penalty, (Manchester United), Brian Greenhoff
HT Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa
71โ€™ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
72โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester United), Sammy McIlroy
FT Manchester United 1-1 Aston Villa

Cards
Booking, Andy Gray, Dissent
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

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. Manchester United: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
Referee | Peter Willis, County Durham |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | LWWDD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Willis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | County Durham, 1972-1986 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Manchester United

None

Peter Willis

TEAM NEWS

John Deehan replaces John Gregory.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.68 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 30.15 |

Youngest Player |
M Gordon Cowans | 19.43 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

Aston Villa

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

Manchester United

Stepney, Greenhoff B, Houston, McQueen, Buchan, Macari, Coppell, McIlroy, Pearson, Greenhoff J (McCreery), Jordan. Manager: Dave Sexton.

SUBSTITUTES

Not recorded

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

Not recorded

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

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Thursday, 30 March 1978