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Game #3828

Aston Villa

Lost

16th (-3)

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥

Saturday, 27 October 1984

Division One

Leicester City

Filbert Street

Attendance: 11,885

Leicester City

5-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Graham Turner's deeply questioned appointment proves to be the mis-step it was widely expected as Villa slump to 16th in the table and have now suffered defeats of 0-3, 0-5, 0-3 and 0-5 in twelve first division games as Turner's policy of insulting then discarding League and European Cup winning players proves the damaging folly it obviously was.

KEY MAN

Graham Turner, the woeful start to life under the unwanted manager continues as, not content with spiking discontent behind the scenes, he leads Villa to 0-3, 0-5, 03 and 0-5 defeats in his first 12 league games, Saturday, 27 October 1984.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 27 October 1984

🥅 | 5' Goal, 0-1, (Leicester City), Gary Lineker
🥅 | 12' Goal, 0-2, (Leicester City), Gary Lineker
🥅 | 33' Goal, 0-3, (Leicester City), Gary Lineker
🥅 | 45’ Goal, 0-4, (Leicester City, pen), Steve Lynex
🕒 | HT Leicester City 4-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 79’ Goal, 0-5, (Leicester City), Peter Eastoe
🕒 | FT Leicester City 5-0 Aston Villa

🔁 | Sub off, Paul Rideout, Sub on, Paul Kerr

🟨 | Booking, Steve McMahon, Dissent
🟨 | Booking, Colin Gibson, Dissent
🟨 | Booking, Allan Evans, Dissent

ON THIS DAY

Graham Turner's Villa lose 0-5 for the second time in nine League games having also lost 0-3 twice. This latest chastening defeat came a the hands of third from bottom Leicester City and made it four wins in twelve League games, whilst losing six. Whilst the number of defeats was enough of a concern, the nature of them was even more so and the fears appeared to be well founded for the many who had doubted the credentials of Turner to lead Villa on his appointment.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1981-82

Leicester City

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1963-64

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leicester City

Previous 5 vs. Leicester: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥

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Season | 1984-85 |
Matchday | #14 |
League Match | #12 |
Manager Game | #14 |
Saturday, 27 October 1984

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Tom Fitzharris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, 1981–1993
HT Score: 🟥 0-4
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-5
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Turner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 14 | 🟩 | 6 🟨 | 2 🟥 6 | 1.43

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tom Fitzharris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, 1981–1993
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 25 September 1982, Villa 2-0 Swansea, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Leicester City

None

TEAM NEWS

Graham Turner names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.89 |

Oldest Player |
CF Peter Withe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 33.18 |

Youngest Player |
CF Paul Rideout | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.22 |

MANAGER

Graham Turner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Mervyn Day | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Brendan Ormsby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Colin Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Steve McMahon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟨 |
M Paul Birch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Didier Six | 🇫🇷 |
CF Peter Withe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Paul Rideout | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Gordon Milne | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Leicester City

GK Ian Andrews | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
RB Andy Feeley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Tommy Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB John O'Neill | 🇬🇧 |
M Paul Ramsey | 🇬🇧 | 🔁 |
M Kevin MacDonald | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Ian Wilson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Steve Lynex | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Robbie Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Gary Lineker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ | ⚽ |
CF Peter Eastoe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Paul Kerr | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | for CF Paul Rideout | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Paul Ramsey | 🇬🇧 | (M Ian Banks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/12

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

“We deserved the rollocking [from Graham Turner] as we were a disgrace and never got in the game.” Peter Withe. “The amount of cash flying around here, both in salaries and perks, absolutely shocks me. But there is not enough pride - and I intend to change that. Graham Turner. Meanwhile, Dennis Mortimer, the League and European Cup winner jettisoned by Turner is a target for the top flight team who have just put five goals past Turner’s side.

MATCH REPORT

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