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Game #3541

Tuesday, 8 May 1979

Attendance: 50,570

Lost

Division One

8th= (-)

Liverpool

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Anfield

Villaโ€™s Achilles heel of early concession strikes again as they concede after 47 seconds but there is no way back this time against a Liverpool side crowned champions by this victory. What doesnโ€™t change however is that Villa lose a player, and are forced to play the last fifteen minutes with ten men due to Gordon Cowans injury as this most injury ravaged of seasons continues to land cruel blows on Ron Saunders and his squad.

Liverpool

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

1โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Alan Kennedy, 47 Seconds
38โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool), Kenny Dalglish
HT Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa
49โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Liverpool), Terry McDermott
57โ€™ Sub off, Alex Cropley, Sub on, Ivor Linton
75โ€™ Player retired injured, Gordon Cowans
FT Liverpool 3-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa lose to leaders Liverpool to make it fourteen wins, sixteen draws and ten defeats in forty division one games this season.

Aston Villa

Liverpool

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #46 |
League Match | #40 |
Manager Game | #259 |
Tuesday, 8 May 1979

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Neville Ashley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nantwich, 1974-1988
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Neville Ashley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Nantwich, 1974-1988
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Liverpool

None

TEAM NEWS

Gary Shelton replaces Gordon Cowans.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.60 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 31.26 |

Youngest Player |
M Colin Gibson | 19.10 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

MANAGER

Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer |
RB John Gidman |
CB Allan Evans |
CB Ken McNaught |
RB Kenny Swain |
M Colin Gibson |
M Gary Shelton |
M John Gregory |
M Alex Cropley |
M Dennis Mortimer |
F John Deehan |

Liverpool

Clemence, Kennedy A (g), Hansen, Neal, Thompson, Souness, Kennedy R, McDermott (g), Case, Dalglish (g), Johnson. Manager: Bob Paisley.

SUBSTITUTES

M Ivor Linton for M Alex Cropley | 57' |

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
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

*Birmingham Post*
Wednesday, 9 May 1979