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Game #3701

Aston Villa

Friday, 21 May 1982

Won

11th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division One

Swansea City

Attendance: 18,294

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-0

Swansea City

Assist(s) | Peter Withe | 38' | Dennis Mortimer | 44' | Kenny Swain | 63' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa end the League season on a high as they hammer high flying Swansea in the perfect preparation for their European Cup final with Bayern Munich in Rotterdam.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Friday, 21 May 1982

โšฝ | 38โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Tony Morley, Assist by Peter Withe
โšฝ | 44' Goal, 2-0, Des Bremner, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Swansea City
โšฝ | 63' Goal, 3-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Kenny Swain
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Swansea City

ON THIS DAY

Tony Bartonโ€™s Villa win their final League game of the season and make it nine Division One wins, five draws and five defeats under his leadership.

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

Villaโ€™s unsuccessful title defence had consisted of fifteen wins, twelve draws and fifteen defeats across the 42 game season.

In truth, Villaโ€™s inability to win or hold onto a lead under Saunders over the opening months of the season set the tone for the campaign.

Those draws would turn to defeats more often and despite a regular pattern of wins, Villa, under Saunders, sat nearer the relegation places than the title in what was proving to be one of the weakest ever title defences.

Ron Saundersโ€™ departure, whilst unexpected given what had gone before, was perhaps not surprising given the context of the situation as background acrimony and a downturn in form combined to leave a manager questioning where further he could, or wanted, to take Villa.

Indeed Tony Bartonโ€™s arrival as Villa boss, after stepping up from his role as Saundersโ€™ assistant, paid almost immediate dividends and though losses and draws were still in evidence, the wins, and goals began to flow again.

Saundersโ€™ win rate of 43% was comparable to Bartonโ€™s 48%, but it was the loss rate that was the real differentiator as Saundersโ€™ Villa lost one in three compared to Bartonโ€™s one in four.

Ultimately Bartonโ€™s better results drove Villa up to 11th in the table but 1981-82 wasnโ€™t a great League season for Villa, in fact it wasnโ€™t even a good one but one game remained that if it should be won would render everything that had gone before in โ€™81-82 irrelevant.

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

Swansea City

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Swansea City

Previous 5 vs. Swansea: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1981-82 |
Matchday | #60 |
League Match | #42 |
Manager Game | #24 |
Friday, 21 May 1982

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tony Barton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Surrey, 1982-1984
Referee: Mike Dimblebee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stevenage, 1980โ€“1988
HT Score:
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 24 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 11 ๐ŸŸจ | 7 ๐ŸŸฅ 6 | 1.67

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mike Dimblebee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Stevenage, 1980โ€“1988
Matches Officiated: 2
๐ŸŸฉ : 2
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฉ 25 April 1981, Villa 3-0 Middlesbrough, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Swansea City

None

TEAM NEWS

Tony Morley and David Geddis replace Gary Shaw and Pat Heard.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.75 |

Oldest Player |
GK Jimmy Rimmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 34.30 |

Youngest Player |
RB Gary Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.44 |

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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
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 Dennis Mortimer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Des Bremner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Gordon Cowans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Morley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Peter Withe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
CF David Geddis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

John Toshack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

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Swansea City

GK Chris Sander | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Neil Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Nigel Stevenson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
D Gary Richards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
D Dudley Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
D Ante Rajkoviฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ |
CB Colin Irwin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M John Mahoney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Jimmy Loveridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Robbie James | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Bob Latchford | 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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๐Ÿ” | CB Colin Irwin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | (CF Darren Gale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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M Pat Heard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

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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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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Reported

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

MATCH REPORT