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Game #3649

Aston Villa

Drew

17th (-3)

Wednesday, 23 September 1981

Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨

Division One

Stoke

Villa Park

Attendance: 25,637

Aston Villa (Champions)

2-2

Stoke City

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 38' | Terry Donovan | 46' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa surrender a two goal lead built by Peter Withe's first league goals of the season as Stoke score two in two second half minutes to share the points.

KEY MAN

Peter Withe, hit a brace to save a game already won

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 23 September 1981

⚽ | 38’ Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Stoke City
⚽ | 46’ Goal, 2-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Terry Donovan
🥅 | 64’ Goal, 2-1, (Stoke City), Peter Griffiths
🥅 | 66’ Goal, 2-2, (Stoke City, pen), Paul Maguire
🔁 | Sub off, Ken McNaught, Sub on, Andy Blair
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Stoke City

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa are unbeaten in four League games but they now have just one win, three draws and two defeats in their title defence as they drop to 17th in the table.

Aston Villa

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1980-81

Stoke

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Stoke

Previous 5 vs. Stoke: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season: 1981-82
Matchday: #8
League Match: #6
Manager Game: #367
Wednesday, 23 September 1981

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Terry Morris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rotherham, 1976-1982
HT Score: 1-0
FT Result: Drew
FT Score: 2-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 367 | 🟩 | 167 🟨 | 101 🟥 99 | 1.64

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Terry Morris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rotherham, 1976-1982
Matches Officiated: 3
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 4 April 1981, Villa 4-2 Leicester, Filbert Street.
Cards: 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Stoke

🟨 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.16 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 33.64 |

Youngest Player |
M Colin Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 21.48 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Richie Barker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Stoke

GK Peter Fox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Peter Hampton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Denis Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
CB Alan Dodd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ray Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Bracewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Peter Griffiths | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | 🟨 |
M Paul Maguire | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Adrian Heath | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Lee Chapman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Brendan O'Callaghan | 🇮🇪 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Andy Blair | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | for CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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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Not recorded

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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