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Game #3666

Aston Villa

Won

4th Round

Tuesday, 1 December 1981

Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

League Cup

Wigan Athletic

Springfield Park

Attendance: 15,362

Wigan Athletic

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Gary Shaw | 87' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa meet yet another inspired goalkeeper as after fourth division Wigan take an early lead in the fourth round league cup tie Roy Tunks keeps Villa largely at bay until a Gordon Cowans pen and 87' Peter Withe strike send Villa through.

KEY MAN

Peter Withe, scored an 87' winner to put fourth division Wigan out of the League Cup, Tuesday, 1 December 1981.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 1 December 1981

🥅 | 9’ Goal, 0-1, (Wigan Athletic), Peter Houghton
🕒 | HT Wigan Athletic 1-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 53’ Goal, 1-1, Gordon Cowans (pen)
⚽ | 87’ Goal, 2-1, Peter Withe, Assist by Gary Shaw
🕒 | FT Wigan Athletic 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa beat fourth division Wigan in the League Cup to make it five games unbeaten and three wins.

Aston Villa

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

Wigan Athletic

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wigan Athletic

Previous 5 vs. Wigan: None

PREVIOUS MATCH

None

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season: 1981-82
Matchday: #25
Manager Game: #384
Tuesday, 1 December 1981

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: David Hutchinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cambridgeshire, 1978-1990
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 384 | 🟩 | 176 🟨 | 106 🟥 102 | 1.65

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: David Hutchinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cambridgeshire, 1978-1990
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 1
Previous 5: 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 2 May 1981, Villa 0-2 Arsenal, Highbury.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Wigan Athletic

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names the same line up for the fourth successive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.88 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 33.83 |

Youngest Player |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.04 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Eamonn Deacy | 🇮🇪 |
M Colin Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Des Bremner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Tony Morley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
CF Peter Withe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Larry Lloyd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Wigan Athletic

GK Roy Tunks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Dave Glenn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Colin Methven | 🇮🇳 |
M Clive Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Graham Barrow | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mark Wignall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
W Kevin Sheldon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Les Bradd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Micky Quinn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Peter Houghton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Mark Wignall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (M Jeff Wright | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/12

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/12

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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