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Game #3542

Friday, 11 May 1979

Attendance: 35,991

Lost

Division One

8th= (-)

West Bromwich Albion

WDDLL

Villa Park

From the first game of the season to the last home game of the season, injuries had bedevilled Villa and this game was no different as Allan Evans was forced to leave the pitch with a gashed head, just days after Gordon Cowans had done leaving Villa with 10 men at champions Liverpool. Again Ron Saunders is forced into a mid match formation and tactical change as Villa lose for a second successive game and the end of the season canโ€™t come soon enough, if for nothing else but to allow the squad recovery time ahead of 1979-80.

Aston Villa

0-1

West Brom

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

15โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (West Bromwich Albion), John Trewick
35โ€™ Sub off, Allan Evans, Sub on, Ivor Linton
HT Aston Villa 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
FT Aston Villa 0-1 West Bromwich Albion

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa lose a second successive game to make it fourteen wins, sixteen draws and eleven defeats in forty one division one games this season.

Aston Villa

West Bromwich Albion

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1967-68

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Albion: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #47 |
League Match | #41 |
Manager Game | #260 |
Friday, 11 May 1979

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-1 |
Last 5 Games | WDDLL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown

CARDS

Villa

None

West Bromwich Albion

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.61 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 31.27 |

Youngest Player |
M Colin Gibson | 19.11 |

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 |

West Bromwich Albion

Godden, Wile, Batson, Statham, Robson, Cantello, Trewick (g), Brown A, Mills, Regis (ex), Cunningham. Manager: Ron Atkinson.

SUBSTITUTES

M Ivor Linton for CB Allan Evans | 35' |

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*
Saturday, 12 May 1979

Cowans is a victim as jinx dogs Villa to end of line

Gordon Cowans is out of the Aston Villa team for the club's final home League match of the season against West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park tonight because of a fractured cheek bone.

And Villa, who have never really been able to overcome a crippling spate of injuries this season, also have serious doubts about the fitness of striker John Deehan, who has a groin strain, and midfielder Denis Mortimer, suffering from a thigh injury.

*Birmingham Post*
Friday, 11 May 1979