Arsenal

2-0

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | None |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

Game #3683

Division One

Highbury

Attendance: 57,472

Saturday, 2 May 1981

Position:

1st (-)

AT A GLANCE

Game #3683

Matchday | #46 |
League Match | #42 |
Manager Game | #359 |
Saturday, 2 May 1981

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-2 |
Last 5 Games | LWDWL |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.42 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 33.25 |

Youngest Player |
F Gary Shaw | 19.46 |

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names the same line up for a third successive match.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

GK Jimmy Rimmer |
RB Kenny Swain |
CB Allan Evans |
CB Ken McNaught |
M Des Bremner |
M Dennis Mortimer |
M Colin Gibson |
M Gordon Cowans |
W Tony Morley |
CF Peter Withe |
F Gary Shaw |

THE OPPOSITION

Jennings, O’Leary, Young (g), Sansom, Nicholas, Hollins, Talbot (Nelson), Davis, McDermott (g), Sunderland, Stapleton. Manager: Terry Neill.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

Not recorded

MATCH TIMELINE

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal)
Goal, 0-2, (Arsenal)
HT Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa
FT Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa lose their final game of the season but so do championship rivals Ipswich and in so doing hand the title to Villa despite the Portman Road outfit having another game to play.

Villa make it twenty six wins, eight draws and eight defeats in forty two League matches this season to accumulate 60 points and finish four points clear of Ipswich at the top of the Division One table.

In so going, Villa lifted the Football League Division One Championship for the seventh time and for the first time since the 1909-10 season.

KEY MAN

League Champions, 1980-81.

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