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Game #3562

Aston Villa

Won

9th (+1)

Saturday, 17 November 1979

Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩

Division One

Stoke

Villa Park

Attendance: 27,086

Aston Villa

2-1

Stoke City

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 23' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Ultra defensive Stoke are beaten at Villa Park as Ron Saunders' men extend their unbeaten league run to nine first division games. Stoke boss Alan Durban bemoans the outcome despite a series of horror tackles and negative play that was never designed to win a football match.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 17 November 1979

🥅 | 11’ Goal, 0-1, (Stoke City), Geoff Scott
⚽ | 23’ Goal, 1-1, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by Brian Little
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Stoke City
⚽ | 88' Goal, 2-1, Kenny Swain
💥 | 88' Referee disallows goal and awards a penalty instead
⚽ | 88’ Goal, 2-1, Allan Evans (pen)
🟥 | 90’ Sending off, (Stoke City), Dennis Smith, Dissent
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Stoke City

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it nine games unbeaten in Division One to record five wins, seven draws and three defeats in fifteen League matches this season. As a result Villa climb to ninth in the table - their highest position of the season to date. Meanwhile, midfielder Terry Bullivant made his first appearance in the Villa squad aged 23 after his move from Fulham for a fee of £220,000 earlier this month.

Aston Villa

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

Stoke

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1971-72

FIXTURE HISTORY

Stoke

Previous 5 vs. Stoke: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟩

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Season | 1979-80 |
Matchday | #19 |
League Match | #15 |
Manager Game | #280 |
Saturday, 17 November 1979

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Bert Newsome | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Shropshire, 1973-1983 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 280 | 🟩 | 123 🟨 | 80 🟥 77 | 1.60

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Bert Newsome | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Shropshire, 1973-1983 🆘
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 1
🆘 Played a concerto on his whistle due to his fussiness in inclement conditions before disallowing an 88' goal to pull play back for a penalty.
Previous 5: 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 27 October 1976, Villa 5-1 Wrexham, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟥 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Stoke

🟥 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Mike Pejic replaces Colin Gibson.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.37 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.79 |

Youngest Player |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 18.00 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
LB Mike Pejic | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Des Bremner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF David Geddis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Alan Durban | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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Stoke

GK Roger Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Paul Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Geoff Scott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
D Denis Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 | 🟥 |
CB Alan Dodd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ray Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Sammy Irvine | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Adrian Heath | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Paul Randall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Garth Crooks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Brendan O'Callaghan | 🇮🇪 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Terry Bullivant | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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F Loek Ursem | 🇳🇱 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Tony Morley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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