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Game #3682

Saturday, 27 February 1982

Attendance: 24,474

Won

Division One

12th= (+3)

Coventry City

DLDWW

Villa Park

Tony Barton extends Villa's unbeaten run to three League games and two wins to climb to 12th in the table for the first time since October as Villa fly out for their quarter final European Cup tie in the Crimea.

Aston Villa (Champions)

2-1

Coventry City

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

1โ€™ Debut, Mark Jones
Goal, 0-1, (Coventry City), Garry Thompson
Goal, 1-1, Gordon Cowans (pen)
Goal, 2-1, Gary Shaw
HT Aston Villa 2-1 Coventry City
65โ€™ Sending off, (Coventry City), Garry Thompson, Kick
Sub off, Allan Evans, Sub on, Andy Blair
FT Aston Villa 2-1 Coventry City

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa record successive League wins under Tony Barton who remains unbeaten in the League after four games and as a result makes it eight wins, nine draws and ten defeats after 27 games of their title defence. Meanwhile, Mark Jones made his Villa debut aged 20 after joining from school football in 1977.

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

Coventry City

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Coventry: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1981-82 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #5 |
Saturday, 27 February 1982

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tony Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Surrey, 1982-1984
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-1 |
Last 5 Games | DLDWW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown

CARDS

Villa

None

Coventry City

๐ŸŸฅ |

TEAM NEWS

Mark Jones (debut) replaces Kenny Swain.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.30 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 34.07 |

Youngest Player |
F Gary Shaw | 20.28 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Tony Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Dave Sexton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Rimmer |
RB Mark Jones |
RB Gary Williams |
CB Ken McNaught |
CB Allan Evans |
M Des Bremner |
M Dennis Mortimer |
M Gordon Cowans |
M Tony Morley |
CF Peter Withe |
F Gary Shaw |

Coventry City

GK Jim Blyth | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
RB Brian Roberts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jim Hagan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Gary Gillespie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB David Barnes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Danny Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gerry Francis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Peter Bodak | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steve Hunt (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Garry Thompson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Mark Hateley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

M Andy Blair for CB Allan Evans |

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

RB Mark Jones | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"The doctor told me that if I want to play I can, because I won't do the shoulder any more harm.

โ€œBut he also said I would face a big pain barrier.

"I had treatment last night and today and I'll probably have more on the plane [to the Crimea]. With a painkilling injection I'm hopeful of getting through."

"His [Garry Thompsonโ€™s] foot didn't connect. I did the damage when I fell. I don't hold any grudges. We had both been dishing out some stick."

Allan Evans.



"The performance was a 'continuation of our improved confidence and ensures that the players are in the right frame of mind for the European Cup.

"It [Allan Evansโ€™ shoulder] is badly bruised and very sore and tender. โ€œ

We started treatment on it on Saturday night and it will be a last minute decision whether he plays.

โ€The specialist says it will not do him any permanent damage if he does play and Allan himself is keen to have a go.

โ€œHe was back at the ground at 9 p.m. on Saturday night, making sure the physio could get started on it."

Tony Barton.