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Game #3512

Saturday, 4 November 1978

Attendance: 32,724

Drew

Division One

10th= (-)

Manchester City

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa are held at home to leave them with one League win at Villa Park this season as Ron Saundersโ€™ 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 44โ€™ incident as Rimmer causing his late substitution but John Deehanโ€™s first of the season puts Villa ahead before a penalty equaliser pegs them back for the draw.

Aston Villa

1-1

Manchester City

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

HT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester City
62โ€™ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan
68โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester City, pen), Gary Owen
77โ€™ 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

Manchester City

UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Stevens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Gloucester, 1976-1991
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Brian Stevens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Gloucester, 1976-1991
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester City

None

Brian Stevens

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

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer |
RB John Gidman |
RB Gary Williams |
CB Ken McNaught |
M John Gregory |
M Leighton Phillips |
M Dennis Mortimer |
M Tommy Craig |
CF Andy Gray |
F Brian Little |
F John Deehan |

Manchester City

Corrigan, Clements, Booth, Futcher, Donachie, Owen (g), Viljoen, Hartford, Palmer, Kidd, Channon. Manager: Tony Book.

SUBSTITUTES

CB Allan Evans for RB John Gidman | 77' |

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 5 |
Alex Cropley |
Gordon Smith |
Gordon Cowans |
Gary Shelton |
Frank Carrodus |

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

"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.โ€

John Gidman.


"I thought that everyone of the 22 players out there worked hard.

โ€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.

โ€œThere 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.

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 6 November 1978