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Game #3956

Saturday, 21 March 1987

Attendance: 13,686

Lost

Division One

21st (-)

Southampton

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

The Dell

Villa are humiliated at relegation threatened Southampton as a despairing Tony Barton watches on. Villa remain 21st three points off safety.

Southampton

5-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Phil Robinson
๐Ÿฅ… | 1โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Southampton), Gordon Hobson, 70 Seconds
๐Ÿฅ… | 3โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Southampton), Glenn Cockerill
๐Ÿฅ… | 20โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Southampton), Colin Clarke
๐Ÿฅ… | 37โ€™ Goal, 0-4, (Southampton), Colin Clarke
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Southampton 4-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 84โ€™ Goal, 0-5, (Southampton), Danny Wallace
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Southampton 5-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Billy McNeill's Villa lose for the second successive match as they are hammered by 16th place side Southampton. As a result, Villa now have just twelve wins in their last fifty nine League games losing twenty nine. Villa remain bottom of the table, three points off safety and three points off the relegation play off place with ten games left to play. Meanwhile, Phil Robinson made his Villa debut aged 20 after joining from school football in June 1983.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
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: 1981-82

Southampton

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Southampton

Previous 5 vs. Southampton: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1986-87 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Match | #32 |
Manager Game | #34 |
Saturday, 21 March 1987

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Billy McNeill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Bellshill, 1986-1987
Referee: Ron Groves | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Isle of Wight, 1984โ€“1994
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-4
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-5
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ron Groves | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Isle of Wight, 1984โ€“1994
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 28 September 1985, Villa 0-0 Everton, Villa Park ๐Ÿ†˜
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Southampton

None

Ron Groves

TEAM NEWS

Allan Evans, Simon Stainrod, Paul Birch, Mark Walters and Phil Robinson (debut) replace Neale Cooper, David Norton, Garry Thompson, Tony Daley and Gary Williams.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.52 |

Oldest Player |
W Steve Hunt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 30.65 |

Youngest Player |
M Warren Aspinall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.53 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Billy McNeill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Chris Nicholl (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Tony Dorigo | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Allan Evans | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Elliott | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Martin Keown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Birch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Phil Robinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Warren Aspinall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steve Hunt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Mark Walters | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Simon Stainrod | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Southampton

GK Peter Shilton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Gerry Forrest | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kevin Bond | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Mark Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Glenn Cockerill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M David Armstrong | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jimmy Case | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Matthew Le Tissier | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Gordon Hobson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Danny Wallace | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Colin Clarke | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF Colin Clarke | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | (M Steve Baker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

SQUAD STATS

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

SQUAD STATS

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

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

M Phil Robinson | 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

โ€œThey [the Villa fans] showed the depth of feeling there is for the club amongst the supporters.

โ€œI wish sometimes the players would match it.

โ€œThis was a disgraceful performance.

โ€œBut they know now that relegation is staring them right in the face and unless they do something about it quickly, they will not be able to escape.โ€

Billy McNeill uses a worrying โ€˜theyโ€™.



โ€œWe were prepared to fight for our First Division lives out there.

โ€œI have to wonder whether the same applied to Villa.

โ€œI hope - and I really mean it - they avoid going down.

โ€œBut I have to doubt whether they can do it.โ€

Tony Barton, Villaโ€™s European Cup winning boss sacked by Herbert Ellis and now assistant to former Villa Chris Nicholl at Southampton.

*Birmingham Evening Mail*
Monday, 23 March 1987.