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Game #3979

Aston Villa

Won

8th (+1)

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟩

Saturday, 3 October 1987

Division Two

Plymouth Argyle

Home Park

Attendance: 10,515

Plymouth Argyle

1-3

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Alan McInally | 2' |

MATCH SUMMARY

An Alan McInally inspired Villa take the lead after just 70 seconds and never lose control as they climb to eighth in the table with their strongest win of the season to date.

KEY MAN

Alan McInally inspires Villa to their fourth win in seven unbeaten games with victory at Home Park, Saturday, 3 October 1987.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 3 October 1987

⚽ | 2’ Goal, 1-0, Mark Walters, Assist by Alan McInally, 70 Seconds
⚽ | 9’ Goal, 2-0, Mark Lillis
🥅 | 13’ Goal, 2-1, (Plymouth Argyle), Mark Smith
⚽ | 39’ Goal, 3-1, Mark Walters
🕒 | HT Plymouth Argyle 1-3 Aston Villa
🔁 | 75’ Sub off, Alan McInally, Sub on, Allan Evans
🕒 | FT Plymouth Argyle 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Graham Taylor's Villa make it seven games unbeaten and win their fourth in six.

Aston Villa

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

Plymouth Argyle

European Cup / Champions League: ❌
League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Plymouth Argyle

Previous 5 vs. Plymouth: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟥

PREVIOUS MATCH

NEXT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1987-88 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Match | #12 |
Manager Game | #13 |
Saturday, 3 October 1987

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worksop, 1987-1990
Referee: Howard King | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Merthyr Tydfil, 1980-1994
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 3-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 13 | 🟩 | 5 🟨 | 5 🟥 3 | 1.54

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Howard King | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Merthyr Tydfil, 1980-1994
Matches Officiated: 5
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 2
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨
Last Match: 🟨 28 December 1985, Villa 1-1 Albion, Villa Park.
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Plymouth Argyle

None

TEAM NEWS

Steve Hunt replaces David Hunt.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.14 |

Oldest Player |
W Steve Hunt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.18 |

Youngest Player |
M Warren Aspinall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 20.07 |

MANAGER

Graham Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Spink | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kevin Gage | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Martin Keown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Steve Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Bernie Gallacher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Warren Aspinall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Paul Birch | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mark Lillis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Steve Hunt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Mark Walters | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
CF Alan McInally | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔁 |

MANAGER

Dave Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Plymouth Argyle

GK Geoff Crudgington (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Jason Rowbotham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 🔁 |
D Leigh Cooper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Nicky Law | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Mark Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M John Matthews | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Brimacombe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Kevin Hodges | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Kevin Summerfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF John Clayton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Stewart Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | for CF Alan McInally | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 75' |

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | LB Jason Rowbotham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | (W Doug Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Andy Morrison | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 13/13

SQUAD STATS

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

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 13/13

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

"It may be two or three games yet before we start seeing the best of McInally, when he is fully match fit but what we have seen so far is very encouraging." Graham Taylor.

MATCH REPORT

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