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Game #3661

Aston Villa

Lost

13th= (-1)

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥

Saturday, 7 November 1981

Division One

Arsenal

Villa Park

Attendance: 27,316

Aston Villa (Champions)

0-2

Arsenal

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa fail to score for a third successive game and have now lost three consecutive games in all competitions after a run of fourteen games unbeaten as they suffer a shock defeat to Arsenal at Villa Park.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 7 November 1981

🥅 | 26’ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Graham Rix
🥅 | 39’ Goal, 0-2, (Arsenal), Brian Talbot
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal
🔁 | 68' Sub off, Gary Shaw, Sub on, Andy Blair
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa lose three successive games for the first time this season and fail to score for the third consecutive match with four of their five losses this season having come at home. As a result they make it three wins, six draws and four defeats in their title defence as they fall back to 14th in the table.

Aston Villa

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

Arsenal

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1978–79

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season: 1981-82
Matchday: #20
League Match: #13
Manager Game: #379
Saturday, 7 November 1981

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Clive Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Treorchy, 1966–1984
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 379 | 🟩 | 173 🟨 | 104 🟥 102 | 1.64

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Clive Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Treorchy, 1966–1984
Matches Officiated: 22
🟩 : 11
🟨 : 3
🟥 : 8
🆘 : 6
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 25 October 1980, Villa 2-1 Southampton, The Dell.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Arsenal

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.40 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 33.76 |

Youngest Player |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.98 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Terry Neill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Arsenal

GK Pat Jennings | 🇬🇧 |
CB David O’Leary | 🇮🇪 |
CB John Devine | 🇮🇪 |
CB Chris Whyte | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Kenny Sansom | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Hollins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Brian Talbot | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Paul Davis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Graham Rix | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Paul Vaessen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Charlie Nicholas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Andy Blair | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | for F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 68' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CF Raphael Meade | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 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