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Game #3962

Aston Villa

Monday, 20 April 1987

Lost

21st (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Division One

Charlton Athletic

Attendance: 5,595

The Valley

Charlton Athletic

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

A totally uncommitted performance at Selhurst Park is punished with a hammering at the hands of third from bottom Charlton to leave Villa 21st in the table but now nine points off safety with four to play and relegation seemingly soon to be confirmed as a mathematical certainty.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 20 April 1987

๐Ÿฅ… | 5โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Charlton Athletic), Peter Shirtliff
๐Ÿฅ… | 25โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Charlton Athletic), Mark Stuart
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Charlton Athletic 2-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 46โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Charlton Athletic), Jim Melrose
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Charlton Athletic 3-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Billy McNeill's Villa lose for the second successive game and now have just thirteen wins in their last sixty five League games losing thirty one. Villa remain second from bottom, ahead of only Manchester City, and are now remain none points off safety and seven points off the relegation play off place with four games left to play and a total of twelve points available.

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

Charlton Athletic

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1946-47

FIXTURE HISTORY

Charlton Athletic

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1986-87 |
Matchday | #47 |
League Match | #38 |
Manager Game | #40 |
Monday, 20 April 1987

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Billy McNeill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Bellshill, 1986-1987
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 40 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 9 ๐ŸŸจ | 15 ๐ŸŸฅ 16 | 1.05

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Charlton Athletic

None

TEAM NEWS

Tony Daley replaces Mark Burke.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.49 |

Oldest Player |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 31.41 |

Youngest Player |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.52 |

MANAGER

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

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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 Neale Cooper | 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 |
RB Gary Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Paul Birch | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Warren Aspinall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Tony Daley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Steve Hunt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Andy Gray | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Lennie Lawrence | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Charlton Athletic

GK Bob Bolder | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Mark Reid | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
D John Humphrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Paul Miller | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Peter Shirtliff | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Mark Stuart | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Andy Peake | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Colin Walsh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Ralph Milne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Jim Melrose | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Garth Crooks | 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” | CF Jim Melrose | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | (M Rob Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |)

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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Not recorded

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 : 11/11

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 : 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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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:

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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

"Results don't lie.โ€ โ€œThere can be no excuses. โ€œThe players must take all the blame for our present situation. "Although individuals have played well at times, we just have not functioned as a team unit. "We have not had it right all season. โ€œWe were lucky to escape last season and we all thought it would never happen again. But it has. "We started badly and we were responsible for Graham Turner getting the sack. โ€œSadly our performances have not been much better since then. "Obviously, the players are down and very low at the moment. "It's the biggest disappointment of my career. I have never lost a relegation battle and it's hard to swallow. "We need a miracle. โ€We just have to win our last four games and take a maximum 12 points. "Anything less will be fatal, the end for us and Second Division next season. "When the end of the season comes I shall be one of the first through the manager's office door to tell him that I am ready to give my all for next season if I'm wanted even if it is in the Second Division." Steve Hunt. "I only want to keep those players who are ready to give their all for us. "If their attitudes are not right they can go as far as I am concerned. "The team have been in steady decline for five years. If we must go down then the fact has to be used in the proper manner. "We have to be on a steady basis, producing young players and be a viable proposition." "The players are desperately disappointed. "The Charlton match was a cup final to us and our defence was shocking. The Second Division is very much on the cards. "Scandalous defending cost us the game. โ€œWe got what we deserved nothing." Billy McNeill. "Over the last matches of the season we must play with pride as professionals and in the club. "I shall just have to keep my chin up and place my arm around Billy's shoulders and the team as we go into the last four games. "I just don't know what to say about the Charlton performance. I am disappointed more about the manner than the result. "I know we have injuries but we have spent ยฃ2.9 million on players since I came back and then this." Herbert Douglas Ellis. "I must confess how easy it was. I was surprised at their [Villaโ€™s] lack of fight." Chariton manager Lennie Lawrence

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