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Game #3506

Saturday, 7 October 1978

Attendance: 34,537

Drew

Division One

10th= (+1)

Arsenal

DLLDD

Highbury

With Villaโ€™s injury crisis not improving the club applied to the League to postpone their weekend fixture with Arsenal only for the Leagueโ€™s Alan Hardaker to refuse the request out of hand. To compound the insult Hardaker visited Highbury to watch a decimated Villa, forced to field players carrying injury and barely fit, face off against a full strength Arsenal side. Happily for Villa, Arsenal were awful and John Gregoryโ€™s late equaliser gave Villa a point to leave them 10th in the table.

Arsenal

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 84' |

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

20โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Alan Sunderland
HT Arsenal 1-0 Aston Villa
84โ€™ Goal, 1-1, John Gregory, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
FT Arsenal 1-1 Aston Villa

Cards
Booking, Ken McNaught

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa end a run of two league defeats to make it three wins, three draws and three defeats in nine division one games this season. Meanwhile, 18 year old midfielder Ian Hendry makes his first appearance in the Villa squad having joined from Eastercraigs.

Aston Villa

Arsenal

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1970โ€“71

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Match | #9 |
Manager Game | #224 |
Saturday, 7 October 1978

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
Referee | Leslie Burden, Dorset |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | DLLDD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Les Burden | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Poole, 1975-1985
Previous 5:
Last Match: None
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ

Arsenal

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Leighton Phillips replaces Gary Shelton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.23 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 30.68 |

Youngest Player |
RB Gary Williams | 17.82 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

MANAGER

Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer |
RB Gary Williams |
CB Allan Evans |
CB Ken McNaught |
M John Gregory |
M Tommy Craig |
M Leighton Phillips |
M Dennis Mortimer |
W Frank Carrodus |
F Brian Little |
F John Deehan |

Arsenal

Jennings, Oโ€™Leary, Walford, Young, Rice, Nelson, Price, Brady, Rix, Sunderland (g), Stapleton. Manager: Terry Neill.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Ian Hendry |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 6 |
Alex Cropley |
Gordon Smith |
John Gidman |
Andy Gray |
Gordon Cowans |
Gary Shelton |

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€œI don't enjoy watching a spoiling game, but in the circumstances what else could we do?

โ€œNormally Allan Evans, Brian Little and John Deehan wouldn't have been considered but they virtually had to play because of our injury situation."

Ron Saunders.

*Sunday Mirror*
Sunday, 8 October 1978