Wednesday, 4 October 1978
League Cup 3rd Round
Villa looked to be coasting to a comfortable win against second tier Palace when former ‘keeper John Burridge who left the club seven months ago saved Tommy Craig’s spot kick before the referee awarded a disputed hand ball penalty for Palace to equalise the score. The referee went on to clamp down on dissent but continually overlooked the brutal challenges on and off the ball that Palace were inflicting on the home players. Ron Saunders didn’t need any more ammunition for his post match outburst.
Assist(s) | Ken McNaught | 41' |
41’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Ken McNaught
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace
60’ Missed penalty, Tommy Craig
74’ Goal, 1-1, (Crystal Palace, pen), Nick Chatterton
82’ Sub off, Gary Shelton, Sub on, Leighton Phillips
FT Aston Villa 1-1 Crystal Palace
ON THIS DAY
Injury ravaged Villa can only draw with second division high flyers Palace in the League Cup third round ahead of a Selhurst Park replay.
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌
Previous 5 vs. Palace: | 🟥 | 🟨 | 🟩 | 🟨 | 🟩 |
Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #10 |
Manager Game | #223 |
Wednesday, 4 October 1978
Manager | Ron Saunders |
Referee | Tony Morrissey, Cheshire |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | WDLLD |
Referee: Tony Morrissey | 🏴 | Wirral, 1968-1979
Frank Carrodus replaces Gordon Cowans.
Starting XI Average Age
| 24.45 |
Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 30.67 |
Youngest Player |
RB Gary Williams | 17.81 |
GK Jimmy Rimmer |
RB Gary Williams |
CB Allan Evans |
CB Ken McNaught |
M John Gregory |
M Tommy Craig |
M Gary Shelton |
M Dennis Mortimer |
W Frank Carrodus |
F Brian Little |
F John Deehan |
M Leighton Phillips for M Gary Shelton | 82' |
Injury | 5 |
Alex Cropley |
Gordon Smith |
John Gidman |
Andy Gray |
Gordon Cowans |
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
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game
⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution
🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
“If that is what football is about them I don’t like football any more.
“I keep reading about what good football this side plays [Palace] and then that kind of thing happens.
“They tried to kick us off the park.
“I must be preaching the wrong thing here.
“Shelton was done four times before they finally got him.
“The way injuries are going for us at the moment we are going to have to close up shop and play our games off in the summer.
“It was not what was happening on the ball that bothered me - you expect that in football - it was that was going on off it.”
Thursday, 5 October 1978