top of page

Game #3558

Saturday, 20 October 1979

Attendance: 20,152

Won

Division One

14th (+2)

Derby County

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

Baseball Ground

Villa extend their league unbeaten run to five as they win for the second time by beating Derby at the Baseball Ground to climb to 14th in the table.

Derby County

1-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 6' | 58' | Gary Shaw | 71' |

KEY MAN

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

MATCH TIMELINE

โšฝ | 6โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Gordon Cowans
๐ŸŸจ | 29' Booking, Jimmy Rimmer, Arguing with referee Owen about lack of protection
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 31' Jimmy Rimmer laid out in goalmouth after a collision
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 36' Play resumes following treatment to Rimmer who remains dazed
๐ŸŸจ | 39' Booking, Brendan Ormsby, Foul
๐Ÿฅ… | 44โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Derby County), Paul Emson
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Derby County 1-1 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 58โ€™ Goal, 2-1, Gary Shaw, Assist by Gordon Cowans
โšฝ | 71โ€™ Goal, 3-1, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by Gary Shaw
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Derby County 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa win for the second time in three Division One games to make it three wins, five draws and three defeats in eleven League matches this season as they sit in 14th place in the table.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1976-77

Derby County

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1974-75

FIXTURE HISTORY

Derby County

Previous 5 vs. Derby: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1979-80 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #11 |
Manager Game | #276 |
Saturday, 20 October 1979

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Derek Owen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1978-1984 ๐Ÿ†˜
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Derek Owen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Wirral, 1978-1984 ๐Ÿ†˜
๐Ÿ†˜ "Penalised every minor incident" only to leave Rimmer unprotected and injured.
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Derby County

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Derek Owen

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.77 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.71 |

Youngest Player |
F Gary Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 17.92 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Colin Addison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB Kenny Swain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Brendan Ormsby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Mike Pejic | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Des Bremner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Dennis Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Gary Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
CF David Geddis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Derby County

GK John Middleton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Steve Buckley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Aidan McCaffery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Keith Osgood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB Vic Moreland | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB David Langan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Bruce Rioch (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Steve Emery | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Emson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Roy Greenwood | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Roger Davies | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Colin Gibson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

M Billy Caskey | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 3 |
M Alex Cropley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Frank Carrodus | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Morley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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

2021-22 Matchweek 38.jpg

PROGRAMME

Quotation Marks.png

MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Monday, 22 October 1979

โ€‹Aston Villa's demolition job on Derby County had County's new manager Colin Addison groaning in despair about the inadequacies of his outfit.

Villa's 3-1 win - their first away in the league - was certainly very convincing, and they would not have been flattered if the score had been doubled.

But any judgment on Villa's latest progress will have to be deferred until they play a side of true First Division ability. Derby are scarcely fit to be described in that category.

Addison, who gained so much respect as Ron Atkinson's assistant at West Bromwich Albion last season. knows it and he said as much after watching his side's capitulation. "If we didn't know already this game proved that it is going to be a very long and hard season for us," he said.

"Villa cut us up more than any other side. But we have no excuses. We played badly. It was very disappointing and we gave away two of the goals."

Ron Saunders, Villa's manager, did not give the impression of being absolutely ecstatic about the performance apart from agreeing that it was the best his side had played all season.

There were several bonus points, however, about Villa's display which suggests that Saunders' revamped side is beginning to move in the right direction.

Little's first goal after a 33-week famine was perhaps the biggest. He certainly looked something like his former self and if Villa could get 15 goals a campaign out of him a lot of their problems up front would be solved.

New centre-forward Geddis is still waiting to score his first goal after seven games and it may be that Saunders will have to buy another striker to complement him. Geddis cannot be faulted for his work rate but he possibly needs another experienced forward to feed off.

In other areas, Villa could not be faulted. Ormsby who replaced McNaught at centre half, had a magnificent game and he scarcely made a mistake. The same could be said of fullback Pejic.

In midfield Villa were handsomely served by Mortimer and Cowans while the other new boy, Bremner looks to be the bell winner the side has needed ever since Cropley broke his leg.

Neat volley

After Little had opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a neat volley when a Cowans corner had been only half cleared it was soon evident that Villa were the strongest side. Emson headed a smart 44th minute equaliser for Derby after a rare lapse in defence.

But after the interval Villa were completely in command. Cowans hit a perfect cross to Shaw in the 58th minute for him to put Villa ahead again and Mortimer confirmed their superiority in the 71st minute after yet another brilliant run by Cowans.

Derby were let off lightly and they can be thankful that they were. Villa must clearly be more ruthless, though, against opponents of Derby's paucity.