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Game #3490

Saturday, 15 April 1978

Attendance: 27,375

Won

Division One

10th= (-)

Chelsea

DLLDW

Villa Park

Villa beat Chelsea to record their first win in six League games but do so in front of their lowest crowd of the season - 27,375. Happily though there is no dodgy refereeing to spoil the entertainment.

Aston Villa

2-0

Chelsea

Assist(s) | Andy Gray | 55' |

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

HT Aston Villa 0-0 Chelsea
55โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans, Assist by Andy Gray
87โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Own Goal, Stephen Wicks
FT Aston Villa 2-0 Chelsea

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa, win for the first time in six to make it fourteen wins, ten draws and thirteen defeats in thirty seven division one games this season.

Aston Villa

Chelsea

UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1970-71

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1977-78 |
Matchday | #49 |
League Match | #37 |
Manager Game | #208 |
Saturday, 15 April 1978

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
Referee | Alex Lees, Bridgewater |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-0 |
Last 5 Games | DLLDW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alex Lees | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 1972-1978
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards:

CARDS

Villa

None

Chelsea

None

TEAM NEWS

John Gidman and Andy Gray replace Leighton Phillips and Gordon Smith.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.10 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 30.20 |

Youngest Player |
M Gordon Cowans | 19.48 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

MANAGER

Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer |
RB John Gidman |
CB Allan Evans |
CB Ken McNaught |
M John Gregory |
M Gordon Cowans |
M Dennis Mortimer |
W Frank Carrodus |
F Brian Little |
F John Deehan |
CF Andy Gray |

Chelsea

Bonetti, Wilkins G, Wicks, Harris, Swain (ex), Britton, Lewington, Hay, Finnieston, Frost (Garner), Langley. Manager: Ken Shellito.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Gary Shelton |

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

โ€œWe seem to be getting a lot more understanding and rhythm in out play.

โ€œItโ€™s important that we sort ourselves out for the start of next season.

โ€œWe knew it would be a hard game against Chelsea because they ended the points so badly so I think the lads tried that little but harder.โ€

Brian Little.



โ€œIt was a very good goal. He [Gordon Cowans] took it well.

โ€œWe created a lot of chances and controlled 75 per cent of the play, therefore, I though we deserved the result.โ€

Ron Saunders.

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 17 April 1978