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Game #3505

Aston Villa

Drew

3rd Round

Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟨

Wednesday, 4 October 1978

League Cup

Crystal Palace

Villa Park

Attendance: 30,690

Aston Villa

1-1

Crystal Palace

Assist(s) | Ken McNaught | 41' |

MATCH SUMMARY

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.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 4 October 1978

⚽ | 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

🟨 | Booking, John Gregory, Dissent
🟨 | Booking, John Deehan, Innocuous tackle

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.

Aston Villa

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

Crystal Palace

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Crystal Palace

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #10 |
Manager Game | #223 |
Wednesday, 4 October 1978

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tony Morrissey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cheshire, 1968-1979 🆘
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 223 | 🟩 | 104 🟨 | 57 🟥 62 | 1.65

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tony Morrissey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cheshire, 1968-1979 🆘
Matches Officiated: 9
🟩 : 5
🟨 : 2
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 2
🆘 "Sometime justice sleeps"
Previous 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 15 October 1977, Villa 3-0 Norwich, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

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Crystal Palace

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TEAM NEWS

Frank Carrodus replaces Gordon Cowans.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.45 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 30.67 |

Youngest Player |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 17.81 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

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 | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |

MANAGER

Terry Venables | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Crystal Palace

GK John Burridge (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Paul Hinshelwood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jim Cannon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
D Billy Gilbert | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Kenny Sansom | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Nicky Chatterton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Peter Nicholas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Jerry Murphy | 🇮🇪 |
M Vince Hilaire | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Dave Swindlehurst | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Mike Elwiss | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | for M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 82' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Terry Fenwick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 5 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

“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.” Ron Saunders.

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