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Game #3493

Wednesday, 26 April 1978

Attendance: 30,524

Won

Division One

9th (-)

Leeds United

DWWWW

Villa Park

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.

Aston Villa

3-1

Leeds United

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

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

2โ€™ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds United
50โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Leeds United), Ray Hankin
72โ€™ Goal, Brian Little, Assist by John Deehan
74โ€™ 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

Leeds United

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1973โ€“74

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Eric Read | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1974-1985
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-1 |
Last 5 Games | DWWWW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Eric Read | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Bristol, 1974-1985
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

None

Leeds United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

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

MANAGER

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 |

Leeds United

Harvey, Cherry, Hampton (Gray E), Hart, Madeley, Gray F, Flynn, Currie, Hankin (g), Graham, Clark. Manager: Jimmy Armfield.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M John Gregory |

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, 27 April 1978