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Game #3589

Aston Villa

Won

5th (-)

Saturday, 5 April 1980

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟩

Division One

Nottingham Forest

Villa Park

Attendance: 29,156

Aston Villa

3-2

Nottingham Forest

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 13' | Kenny Swain | 41' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa, still amidst an injury crisis, beat reigning European champions Forest to jump ahead of Brian Clough’s side as the now sole incumbent of 5th place in the chase to qualify for the UEFA Cup.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 5 April 1980

⚽ | 13’ Goal, 1-0, Des Bremner, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🥅 | 28’ Goal, 1-1, (Nottingham Forest), Gary Birtles
⚽ | 41’ Goal, 2-1, Allan Evans, Assist by Kenny Swain
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest
⚽ | 47’ Goal, 3-1, Own Goal, Larry Lloyd
🥅 | 76’ Goal, 3-2, (Nottingham Forest), Ian Bowyer
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-2 Nottingham Forest

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa win for the second time in three to make it fourteen wins, twelve draws and ten defeats in thirty six League matches this season.

Aston Villa

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

Nottingham Forest

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1979-80

FIXTURE HISTORY

Nottingham Forest

Previous 5 vs. Forest: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1979-80 |
Matchday | #46 |
League Match | #36 |
Manager Game | #307 |
Saturday, 5 April 1980

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ron Chadwick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Darwen, 1975–1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 307 | 🟩 | 135 🟨 | 87 🟥 85 | 1.60

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ron Chadwick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Darwen, 1975–1983
Matches Officiated: 3
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟨 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 14 April 1979, Villa 0-1 Leeds, Elland Road.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Nottingham Forest

None

TEAM NEWS

David Geddis and Terry Donovan replace Ken McNaught and Tony Morley.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.70 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 32.17 |

Youngest Player |
CB Brendan Ormsby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.52 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
CB Brendan Ormsby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Pat Heard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
M Des Bremner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF David Geddis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Terry Donovan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Brian Clough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Nottingham Forest

GK Peter Shilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Frank Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Larry Lloyd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Kenny Burns | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Viv Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John McGovern | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Stan Bowles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Martin O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |
W John Robertson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Trevor Francis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Garry Birtles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Stan Bowles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Ian Bowyer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Robert Hopkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 8 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Mike Pejic | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
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

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