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Game #3673

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 20 January 1982

Lost

Quarter Final

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

League Cup

West Bromwich Albion

Attendance: 35,197

Villa Park

Aston Villa

0-1

West Brom

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

A poor performance from the officials, a bizarre half time sending off, more horrendous challenges and the massed ranks of 11 Albion defenders stifling the game see Villa - far from their best form - unable to break through and out of the League Cup at the quarter final stage.

KEY MAN

Tony Morley, sent off for foul and abusive language at half time, Wednesday, 20 January 1982.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 20 January 1982

๐Ÿ’ฅ | 1' West Bromwich Albion handball missed by referee
๐Ÿฅ… | 32' Goal, 0-1, (West Bromwich Albion), Derek Statham
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 44' West Bromwich Albion handball missed by referee
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 45' West Bromwich Albion handball missed by referee
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
๐ŸŸฅ | HT Sending off, Tony Morley, Foul and abusive language
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 0-1 West Bromwich Albion

๐ŸŸจ | Booking, Dennis Mortimer, Foul

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa are dumped out of the League Cup by Albion after a controversial refereeing performance as they make it five defeats in the last seven games in all competitions.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1980-81

West Bromwich Albion

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1967-68

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Bromwich Albion

Previous 5 vs. Albion: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1981-82 |
Matchday | #32 |
Manager Game | #391 |
Tuesday, 19 January 1982

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ron Chadwick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Darwen, 1975โ€“1983
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 391 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 179 ๐ŸŸจ | 106 ๐ŸŸฅ 107 | 1.64

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ron Chadwick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Darwen, 1975โ€“1983 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 5
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 2
๐Ÿ†˜ : 2
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 18 April 1981, Villa 2-0 Forest, Villa Park.
Cards: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

West Bromwich Albion

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.60 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 33.96 |

Youngest Player |
F Gary Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.18 |

MANAGER

Ron Saunders | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Kenny Swain | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Gary Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Colin Gibson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Dennis Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M Des Bremner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Morley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸฅ |
F Gary Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Withe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Ronnie Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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West Bromwich Albion

GK Mark Grew | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Brendon Batson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Aly Robertson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
D John Wile | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Derek Statham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Martin Jol | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
M Andy King | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gary Owen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Steve MacKenzie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Alistair Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Cyrille Regis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Terry Bullivant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Martyn Bennett | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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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 Halfโ€จ

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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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"There is no excuse for Tony, as he knows that calling a referee or a linesman what he did can only get him into trouble. "But where is the sense in it when Alistair Robertson can get away with just a booking for the sort of foul he committed on me in the opening minutes, while a lad gets ordered off for opening his mouth. "Someone has got to something about it to get the balance right." Dennis Mortimer. โ€œIt was a joke. I told the linesman what I thought of him, he told the referee and the referee told me not to bother to come out for the second half. โ€œWhat am I supposed to do? โ€œIt was a quarter-final of the League Cup and we were losing 1-0. โ€œIt was not the first time a hand-bail had been missed In the Albion penalty area what am I expected to call him? A nice lad! โ€œRobertson went over the top and only got booked. โ€œIโ€™ve never kicked anyone In my life and yet I get sent off.โ€ Tony Morley. "I was still surprised at the decision in view of one or two tackles that went on. "I was proud of the way team battled, and the way they kept their cool at some of the decisions that went against them. โ€œI must admit to being worried about the crowd. The atmosphere was festering and If anything else had happened I do not like to think what they would have done." Ron Saunders.

MATCH REPORT