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Game #3528

Aston Villa

10-11-6, 31 PTS

Won

8th (-)

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

Tuesday, 20 March 1979

Division One

Queens Park Rangers

Villa Park

5-10-16, 20 PTS

Attendance: 24,310

Aston Villa

3-1

Queens Park Rangers

Assist(s) | John Gregory | 34' | Kenny Swain | 89' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa record their tenth win of an injury hit season thanks to Allan Evans’ fourth of the season, a spectacular volley from Dennis Mortimer and a John Gidman penalty but Villa have to overcome another thuggish opponent and poor refereeing to remain 8th in the table with five games in hand on 7th place.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 20 March 1979

⚽ | 34’ Goal, 1-0, Allan Evans, Assist by John Gregory
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Brian Little, Sub on, Ivor Linton
⚽ | 72’ Goal, 2-0, John Gidman (pen)
⚽ | 89’ Goal, 3-0, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by Kenny Swain
🥅 | 90’+1 Goal, 3-1, (Queens Park Rangers), Clive Allen
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Queens Park Rangers

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it ten wins, eleven draws and six defeats in twenty seven division one games this season.

Aston Villa

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

Queens Park Rangers

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1966-67

FIXTURE HISTORY

Queens Park Rangers

Previous 5 vs. QPR: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #246 |
Tuesday, 20 March 1979

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: George Flint | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kirkby-in-Ashfield, 1973–1982
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 246 | 🟩 | 112 🟨 | 67 🟥 67 | 1.64

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: George Flint | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kirkby-in-Ashfield, 1973–1982
Matches Officiated: 4
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 6 November 1976, Villa 3-2 Manchester United, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Queens Park Rangers

🟨

TEAM NEWS

John Gidman and Dennis Mortimer replace Ivor Linton and Alex Cropley.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.63 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.13 |

Youngest Player |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 18.27 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Steve Burtenshaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Queens Park Rangers

GK Derek Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Ian Gillard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ernie Howe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Glenn Roeder | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Don Shanks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Dave Clement | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M John Hollins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gerry Francis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stan Bowles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Peter Eastoe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Martyn Busby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 46' |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CF Peter Eastoe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CF Clive Allen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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 | 2 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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

MATCH REPORT

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