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Game #3493

Aston Villa

17-10-13, 44 PTS

Won

9th (-)

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

Wednesday, 26 April 1978

Division One

Leeds United

Villa Park

18-9-14, 45 PTS

Attendance: 30,524

Aston Villa

3-1

Leeds United

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 2' | John Deehan | 72' | Andy Gray | 74' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win a fourth consecutive game for the first time this season as John Deehan scores his thirteenth of the campaign to set Villa on the way to an utterly dominant victory over fellow European aspirants Leeds.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 26 April 1978

⚽ | 2’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds United
🥅 | 50’ Goal, 1-1, (Leeds United), Ray Hankin
⚽ | 72’ Goal, Brian Little, Assist by John Deehan
⚽ | 74’ Goal, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by Andy Gray
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Leeds United

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa, win four successive games for the first time this season to make it seventeen wins, ten draws and thirteen defeats in forty division one games this season.

Aston Villa

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

Leeds United

League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1973–74

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leeds United

Previous 5 vs. Leeds: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1977-78 |
Matchday | #52 |
League Match | #40 |
Manager Game | #211 |
Wednesday, 26 April 1978

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Eric Read | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, 1974-1985
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 211 | 🟩 | 99 🟨 | 54 🟥 58 | 1.66

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Eric Read | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, 1974-1985
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 1 December 1976, Villa 2-0 Millwall, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Leeds United

🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Ken McNaught replaces John Gregory.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.12 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 30.23 |

Youngest Player |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.51 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | ⚽ |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🔥 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |

MANAGER

Jimmy Armfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Leeds United

GK David Harvey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Trevor Cherry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Frank Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Peter Hampton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CB Paul Hart | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Madeley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Brian Flynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Tony Currie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Arthur Graham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Allan Clarke | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ray Hankin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | LB Peter Hampton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (W Eddie Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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 | 2 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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

MATCH REPORT

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