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Game #3690

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 7 April 1982

Won

Semi Final

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

European Cup

R.S.C. Anderlecht

Attendance: 38,539

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-0

R.S.C. Anderlecht

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 27' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Anderlecht erect a defensive wall with six and at times seven at the back, played more balls ball to their own โ€˜keeper than to forward positions, like Albion adopted a blatant offside tactic and wasted time from the very first minute. But Tony Bartonโ€™s Villa prevail after Rimmer passes to Williams, on to Cowans, who coaxes the ball to Shaw, back to Cowans, who releases Morley, and the winger plants a left foot shot in off the upright after 27โ€™.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 7 April 1982

โšฝ | 27โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Tony Morley, Assist by Gordon Cowans
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 1-0 RSC Anderlecht
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 1-0 RSC Anderlecht

ON THIS DAY

Tony Barton's Villa win at home to Anderlecht courtesy of Tony Morley's second goal in three games and take a crucial lead into the European Cup semi final second leg at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

Barton had now led Villa for thirteen games and delivered six wins, four draws and three defeats since taking over from Ron Saunders whose record over 35 games in 1981-82 had been fifteen wins, eight draws and twelve losses.

Aston Villa

UEFA Cup Winners Cup Winners: โŒ
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

R.S.C. Anderlecht

UEFA Cup Winners Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Belgian First Division Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Belgian Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1980-81

FIXTURE HISTORY

R.S.C. Anderlecht

Previous 5 vs. Anderlecht: None
None

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1981-82 |
Matchday | #49 |
Manager Game | #13 |
Wednesday, 7 April 1982

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tony Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Surrey, 1982-1984
Referee: Rolf Eriksson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stockholm, 1975-1986
Kick off: 7.30pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 1-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 13 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 6 ๐ŸŸจ | 4 ๐ŸŸฅ 3 | 1.69

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Rolf Eriksson | ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | Stockholm, 1975-1986
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 1
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

R.S.C. Anderlecht

None

TEAM NEWS

Des Bremner replaces Pat Heard.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.29 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.18 |

Youngest Player |
F Gary Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.39 |

MANAGER

Tony Barton | 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 |
CB Ken McNaught | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Des Bremner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Dennis Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Tony Morley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Gary Shaw | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Peter Withe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Tomislav Iviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |

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R.S.C. Anderlecht

GK Jacky Munaron | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
LB Michel Renquin | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ” |
LB Michel De Groote | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Hugo Broos | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Luca Peruzoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
CB Walter De Greef | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Frank Vercauteren | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Juan Lozano | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ |
M Ludo Coeck | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Bert Cluytens | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |
W Pรฉtur Pรฉtursson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ๐Ÿ” |

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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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๐Ÿ” | LB Michel Renquin | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | (F Micun Jovaniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |)
๐Ÿ” | W Pรฉtur Pรฉtursson | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | (CF Willy Geurts | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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Not recorded

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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Not Recorded

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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 : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช : 8/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช : 9/13

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 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:

โ€‹

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

โ€œThey [Anderlecht] competed better than we did in midfield where we were not at our best. โ€œIโ€™m delighted we won and I now feel confident we can go to Belgium in a fortnight and clinch our place in the final. โ€œAlthough I would have liked another goal, Iโ€™ve got to be happy with the lead. โ€œWe are not ninety minutes from the final, and we are in front. โ€œWe also have the chance of an away goal, which is something Anderlecht canโ€™t get. โ€œI would rather be in our position than theirs.โ€ Tony Barton generously credits a woefully defensive Anderlecht. โ€œWe face a hell of a task in Brussels. โ€œAlthough they spent so much time defending you could see just how much talent they have. โ€œObviously, I still believe we can do it, but it is going to take a much better performance than tonightโ€™s.โ€ Gary Shaw.

MATCH REPORT