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Game #3564

Aston Villa

Saturday, 1 December 1979

Drew

7th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Division One

Norwich City

Attendance: 15,885

Carrow Road

Norwich City

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 22' |

MATCH SUMMARY

An utterly shocking refereeing performance brings crowd trouble to Carrow Road and a gift of an equaliser against a dominant Villa side. Rightly condemned on all sides the referee, Tony Cox, would disappear from the Football League scene almost as quickly as he had appeared. Villa draw a second successive game to extend their unbeaten League run to eleven as they climb to a season high of 7th in the first division table.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 1 December 1979

๐Ÿ’ฅ | 20' Des Bremner hits the post
โšฝ | 22โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Allan Evans, Assist by Gordon Cowans
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 22' Goal awareded by referee Cox after deciding the ball had crossed the line despite Bond's attempted clearance
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 23' Referee Cox rules out Norwich equaliser due to offside
๐Ÿ’ฅ | Jimmy Rimmer pulls off a strong save as Allan Evans and Kenny Swain were prostrate with injury
๐ŸŸจ | 45' Booking, Allan Evans, Foul
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Norwich City 0-1 Aston Villa
๐ŸŸจ | 70โ€™ Booking, (Norwich City), Justin Fashanu for a deliberate stamp on Allan Evans in the penalty area
๐ŸŸฅ | 70' Sending off (Norwich City), Justin Fashanu for arguing (Referee Cox subsequently claims he had always intended to send Fashanu off for the first offence)
๐Ÿ’ฅ | Jimmy Rimmer hit on the back of the neck by a 50p coin and laid out on ground
๐Ÿ’ฅ | Allan Evans hit by a missile from the crowd
๐Ÿ’ฅ | Rimmer refuses to return to the goal as Norwich bombard the area with bottles, cans and coins
๐Ÿ’ฅ | Crowd violence stops play for five minutes as smoke bombs are thrown into the Villa area
๐Ÿ’ฅ | Norwich boss John Bond enters the field of play to appeal for calm from the home fans
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 88' Referee Cox waves play on after a fair tackle from Mike Pejic on the Norwich player in the penalty area.
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 88' Referee Cox changes his mind and awards a penalty to Norwich
๐ŸŸฅ | 89โ€™ Sending off, Dennis Mortimer, Dissent claimed by referee Cox but Mortimer is incensed at the accusation and further delays and remonstrations follow
๐Ÿฅ… | 89โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Norwich City, pen), Kevin Bond
๐Ÿ•’ | 102' FT Norwich City 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa make it eleven games unbeaten in Division One to record five wins, nine draws and three defeats in seventeen League matches this season. As a result Villa climb to seventh in the table - their highest position of the season to date.

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

Norwich City

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1961โ€“62

FIXTURE HISTORY

Norwich City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1979-80 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Match | #17 |
Manager Game | #282 |
Saturday, 1 December 1979

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tony Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | South Croydon, 1978-1980 ๐Ÿ†˜
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 282 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 123 ๐ŸŸจ | 82 ๐ŸŸฅ 77 | 1.60

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tony Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | South Croydon, 1978-1980 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 2
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ A truly terrible and downright dangerous refereeing performance condemned as "Not good enough" by both managers. Two men who in normal circumstances would be unable to agreed on the time of day .
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 16 April 1979, Villa 3-1 Liverpool, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Norwich City

๐ŸŸฅ

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.40 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 31.83 |

Youngest Player |
F Gary Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.04 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Kenny Swain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ken McNaught | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐ŸŸจ |
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 |
M Dennis Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
F Brian Little | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Gary Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF David Geddis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

John Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Norwich City

GK Kevin Keelan (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Roger Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Tony Powell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kevin Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
LB Greg Downs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Martin Peters | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Peter Mendham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Graham Paddon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Keith Robson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Kevin Reeves | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Justin Fashanu | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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F Alan Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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UNAVAILABLE

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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

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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 Halfโ€จ

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:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT