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Game #3637

Aston Villa

Lost

1st (-)

Tuesday, 14 April 1981

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

Division One

Ipswich Town

Villa Park

Attendance: 47,495

Aston Villa

1-2

Ipswich Town

Assist(s) | Peter Withe | 82' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Shorn of Allan Evans, serving a two match suspension, and gifting Ipswich an opener through a mistake by Ken McNaught, Villa were already up against it when Des Bremner repeated the trick to allow Bobby Robson’s side to open a two goal lead after 79 minutes. Gary Shaw pulled one backon 82' but both before and after that Ron Saunders’ side had the opportunities to win at a canter. Scarcely believably though, after the Suffolk’s side lucky win in the reverse encounter they did so again, to reduce Villa’s lead at the head of the table to one point with four to play. Villa we still the team to beat.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 14 April 1981

🥅 | 4’ Goal, 0-1, (Ipswich Town), Alan Brazil
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Ipswich Town
🥅 | 79’ Goal, 0-2, (Ipswich Town), Eric Gates
⚽ | 82’ Goal, 1-2, Gary Shaw, Assist by Peter Withe
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Ipswich Town

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa lose to championship rivals Ipswich to allow the Portman Road club to close within a point of leaders Villa.

Aston Villa

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

Ipswich Town

League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1977-78

FIXTURE HISTORY

Ipswich Town

Previous 5 vs. Ipswich: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1980-81 |
Matchday | #42 |
League Match | #38 |
Manager Game | #355 |
Tuesday, 14 April 1981

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Hill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kettering, 1978-1995
HT Score:
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-2 |
Last 5 Games | LWWWL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 355 | 🟩 | 163 🟨 | 96 🟥 96 | 1.65

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Brian Hill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kettering, 1978-1995
Matches Officiated: 4
🟩 : 3
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 15 December 1979, Villa 2-1 Tottenham, White Hart Lane.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Ipswich Town

None

TEAM NEWS

Gary Williams and Gary Shaw replace Dennis Mortimer and David Geddis.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.58 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 33.20 |

Youngest Player |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.41 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Des Bremner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Colin Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Tony Morley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Peter Withe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |

MANAGER

Bobby Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Ipswich Town

GK Paul Cooper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Terry Butcher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Russell Osman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Mick Mills | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steve McCall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Wark | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Frans Thijssen | 🇳🇱 |
M Arnold Mühren | 🇳🇱 |
F Eric Gates | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Paul Mariner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Alan Brazil | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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Not recorded

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Kevin O'Callaghan | 🇮🇪 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Suspension | 1 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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

"We threw it away. When we gave Ipswich an early goal it was like walking into a right-hander. “The title is no longer In our hands. But until it is mathematically impossible, I fancy us." Ron Saunders. "I would have been happy with a draw but I'm absolutely delighted now.” Ipswich captain Mick Mills.

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