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Game #3512

Aston Villa

4-5-4, 13 PTS

Drew

10th= (-)

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨

Saturday, 4 November 1978

Division One

Manchester City

Villa Park

5-6-2, 16 PTS

Attendance: 32,724

Aston Villa

1-1

Manchester City

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 62' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa are held at home to leave them with one League win at Villa Park this season as Ron Saunders’ already depleted squad suffers fresh injury trouble as Jimmy Rimmer needs treatment three times during the game before leaving the ground with a heavily strapped knee. John Gidman also suffered a hip injury in the same 44’ incident as Rimmer causing his late substitution but John Deehan’s first of the season puts Villa ahead before a penalty equaliser pegs them back for the draw.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 4 November 1978

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester City
🟨 | 61' Booking, Andy Gray, Arguing
⚽ | 62’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by John Gidman
🥅 | 68’ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester City, pen), Gary Owen
🔁 | 77’ Sub off, John Gidman, Sub on, Allan Evans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it four wins, five draws and four defeats in thirteen division one games this season. Meanwhile, Leighton Phillips made his final Villa appearance aged 29 before moving to Swansea City later this month. Phillips played for Villa between 1974-75 and 1978-79 making 175 appearances and scoring 4 goals.

Aston Villa

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

Manchester City

UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

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Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #17 |
League Match | #13 |
Manager Game | #230 |
Saturday, 4 November 1978

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Stevens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Gloucester, 1976-1991
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 230 | 🟩 | 106 🟨 | 61 🟥 63 | 1.65

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Brian Stevens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Gloucester, 1976-1991
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester City

None

TEAM NEWS

Leighton Phillips and John Deehan replace Allan Evans and Willie Young.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.97 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 30.75 |

Youngest Player |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 17.89 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | 🔁 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 🔴 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |

MANAGER

Tony Book | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Manchester City

GK Joe Corrigan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Clements | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tommy Booth | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Paul Futcher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Willie Donachie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Owen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Colin Viljoen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Asa Hartford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Roger Palmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Brian Kidd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Mick Channon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | for RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 77' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CF Ron Futcher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 | 5 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

🔴 M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 1974-78 | 🕒 175 | 168 (7) | ⚽ 4 | 🔥 3 | 🇺 5 | #571 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"I'll be here on Wednesday even if they have to carry me out on a stretcher." Jimmy Rimmer. "It's a tender spot to get a whack. It is pretty painful at the moment and although everybody seems to think it will be all right by Wednesday. I'm not so sure.” John Gidman. "I thought that everyone of the 22 players out there worked hard. ”We certainly did. But although we played some pretty good football we also played some not so good stuff. "There was a lot of physical contact. Both sides were closing it down which, of course, is all part of the game. “There were a lot of loose 50-50 balls and a surprising number of occasions when a player from each side went for it and both ended up needing treatment. "But we never really controlled it in midfield, which is the area you must dominate if you hope to do anything positive." Ron Saunders.

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