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Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Referee: Ken Redfern | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Whitley Bay, 1978-1993
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Cards: None

🟥 6 February 1982, Villa 1-4 Manchester United, Old Trafford.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ken Redfern | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Whitley Bay, 1978-1993
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-4
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟥

⚽ | 21’ Goal, 1-0, David Geddis, Assist by Andy Blair
🥅 | 45’ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester United), Kevin Moran
🕒 | HT Manchester United 1-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 62’ Goal, 1-2, (Manchester United), Bryan Robson
🥅 | 66’ Goal, 1-3, (Manchester United), Steve Coppell
🥅 | 79’ Goal, 1-4, (Manchester United), Kevin Moran
🕒 | FT Manchester United 4-1 Aston Villa

Referee: Brian Martin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Keyworth, 1975-1982
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Cards: 🟨

🟩 2 February 1982, Villa 1-0 Sunderland, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Martin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Keyworth, 1975-1982
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩

🔁 | 30' Sub off, Colin Gibson, Sub on, Terry Bullivant
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland
⚽ | 52’ Goal, 1-0, David Geddis, Assist by Peter Withe
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Sunderland

🟨 | Booking, Brendan Ormsby, Persistent fouling

Referee: Darryl Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Uxbridge, 1975-1989
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Cards: None

🟥 30 January 1982, Villa 0-3 Liverpool, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Darryl Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Uxbridge, 1975-1989
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-3
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥

🥅 | 3’ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Ian Rush
🥅 | 23’ Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool), Terry McDermott
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-2 Liverpool
🔁 | 62' Sub off, Gary Williams, Sub on, Andy Blair
🥅 | 73’ Goal, 0-3, (Liverpool), Terry McDermott
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-3 Liverpool

Referee: Brian Hill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kettering, 1978-1995
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Cards: None

🟩 23 January 1982, FA Cup, Villa 1-0 Bristol City, Ashton Gate.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Hill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kettering, 1978-1995
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Bristol City
⚽ | 78' Goal, 1-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Bristol City

Referee: Ron Chadwick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Darwen, 1975–1983 🆘
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Cards: 🟥 🟨 🟨

🟥 20 January 1982, League Cup, Villa 0-1 Albion, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ron Chadwick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Darwen, 1975–1983
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result 🟥 Lost
FT Score 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥

💥 | 1' West Bromwich Albion handball missed by referee
🥅 | 32' Goal, 0-1, (West Bromwich Albion), Derek Statham
💥 | 44' West Bromwich Albion handball missed by referee
💥 | 45' West Bromwich Albion handball missed by referee
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
🟥 | HT Sending off, Tony Morley, Foul and abusive language
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-1 West Bromwich Albion

🟨 | Booking, Dennis Mortimer, Foul

Referee: Peter Tyldesley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stockport, 1979–1991 🆘
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🟥 16 January 1982, Villa 0-1 Notts County, Meadow Lane.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Peter Tyldesley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stockport, 1979–1991
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥

🕒 | HT Notts County 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 83’ Goal, 0-1, (Notts County), Trevor Christie
🕒 | FT Notts County 1-0 Aston Villa

Referee: Peter Willis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | County Durham, 1972-1986
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Cards: 🟨 🟨

🟩 5 January 1982, FA Cup, Villa 6-0 Notts County, Meadow Lane.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
Referee: Peter Willis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | County Durham, 1972-1986
HT Score: 🟩 4-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 6-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩

⚽ | 1’ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, 58 Seconds, Gordon Mair
⚽ | 9’ Goal, 2-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by Tony Morley
⚽ | 29’ Goal, 3-0, David Geddis, Assist by Tony Morley
⚽ | 34’ Goal, 4-0, David Geddis
🕒 | HT Notts County 0-4 Aston Villa
⚽ | 70’ Goal, 5-0, David Geddis, Assist by Tony Morley
⚽ | 88’ Goal, 6-0, Gordon Cowans (pen)
🕒 | FT Notts County 0-6 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Kenny Swain, Foul

Referee: Trevor Spencer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Salisbury, 1971-1985
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Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨

🟩 28 December 1981, Villa 1-0 Brighton, Goldstone Ground.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Trevor Spencer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Salisbury, 1971-1985
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩

🕒 | HT Brighton & Hove Albion 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 62’ Goal, 1-0, Tony Morley, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, David Geddis, Dissent
🟨 | Booking, Gary Williams, Dissent
🟨 | Booking, Colin Gibson, Foul

Referee: Colin Seel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Carlisle, 1973-1987 🆘
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Cards: 🟨 🟨

🟥 19 December 1981, Villa 0-2 Everton, Goodison Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Colin Seel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Carlisle, 1973-1987
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥

💥 | 5’ Missed penalty, (Everton), Trevor Ross
🥅 | 21’ Goal, 0-1, (Everton), Mick Lyons
🕒 | HT Everton 1-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 90’+ Goal, 0-2, (Everton), Peter Eastoe
🕒 | FT Everton 2-0 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Terry Donovan, Dissent
🟨 | Booking, Allan Evans, Dissent

Referee: Unknown
Cards: 🟨 🟨

🟥 15 December 1981, Villa 1-2 Swansea, Vetch Field.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥

🥅 | 12’ Goal, 0-1, (Swansea City), Robbie James
⚽ | 14’ Goal, 1-1, Own Goal, Max Thompson
🥅 | 43’ Goal, 1-2, (Swansea City), Robbie James
🕒 | HT Swansea City 2-1 Aston Villa
🔁 | 75' Sub off, Eamonn Deacy, Sub on, Ivor Linton 🔴
🕒 | FT Swansea City 2-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, David Geddis, Foul
🟨 | Booking, Allan Evans, Foul

Referee: Don Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sandbach, 1976-1988 🆘
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Cards: 🟨 🟨

🟥 5 December 1981, Villa 0-1 Manchester City, Maine Road.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Don Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sandbach, 1976-1988
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

🕒 | HT Manchester City 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 69’ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Dennis Tueart
🕒 | FT Manchester City 1-0 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Peter Withe, Dissent

Referee: David Hutchinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cambridgeshire, 1978-1990
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Cards: None

🟩 1 December 1981, League Cup, Villa 2-1 Wigan, Springfield Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: David Hutchinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cambridgeshire, 1978-1990
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

🥅 | 9’ Goal, 0-1, (Wigan Athletic), Peter Houghton
🕒 | HT Wigan Athletic 1-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 53’ Goal, 1-1, Gordon Cowans (pen)
⚽ | 87’ Goal, 2-1, Peter Withe, Assist by Gary Shaw
🕒 | FT Wigan Athletic 1-2 Aston Villa

Referee: Brian Daniels | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Essex, 1968-1983 🆘
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Cards: None

🟩 28 November 1981, Villa 3-1 Forest, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
Referee: Brian Daniels | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Essex, 1968-1983 🆘
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩

⚽ | 6' Goal, 1-0, Des Bremner, Assist by Eamonn Deacy
⚽ | 38' Goal, 2-0, Des Bremner
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Nottingham Forest
🥅 | 51' Goal, 2-1, (Nottingham Forest), Colin Walsh
⚽ | 77' Goal, 3-1, Peter Withe, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Nottingham Forest

Referee: Unknown
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

🟩 25 November 1981, League Cup, Villa 2-0 Leicester, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩

⚽ | 16’ Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans (pen)
⚽ | 29' Goal, 2-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Colin Gibson
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Leicester City
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Leicester City

🟨 | Booking, Peter Withe
🟨 | Booking, Eamonn Deacy

Referee: Allan Banks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Manchester, 1979-1986
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Cards: None

🟨 21 November 1981, Villa 3-3 Middlesbrough, Ayresome Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Allan Banks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Manchester, 1979-1986
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 3-3
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨

⚽ | 6' Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe
🥅 | 13' Goal, 1-1, (Middlesbrough, pen), Tony McAndrew
🕒 | HT Middlesbrough 1-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 61' Goal, 2-1, Gordon Cowans, Assist by Gary Shaw
⚽ | 65' Goal, 3-1, Gary Shaw, Assist by Peter Withe
🥅 | 71' Goal, 3-2, (Middlesbrough), Billy Ashcroft
🥅 | 76' Goal, 3-3, (Middlesbrough), Billy Ashcroft
🕒 | FT Middlesbrough 3-3 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Gary Williams, Dissent

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

🟨 11 November 1981, League Cup, Villa 0-0 Leicester, Filbert Street.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨

🕒 | HT Leicester City 0-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 64' Sub off, Dennis Mortimer, Sub on, Andy Blair
🕒 | FT Leicester City 0-0 Aston Villa

Referee: Clive Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Treorchy, 1966–1984
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Cards: None

🟥 7 November 1981, Villa 0-2 Arsenal, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Clive Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Treorchy, 1966–1984
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟥

🥅 | 26’ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Graham Rix
🥅 | 39’ Goal, 0-2, (Arsenal), Brian Talbot
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal
🔁 | 68' Sub off, Gary Shaw, Sub on, Andy Blair
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Arsenal

Referee: Jan Keizer | 🇳🇱 | Volendam, 1972-1989
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: 🟨

🟥 4 November 1981, European Cup, Villa 0-1 Dynamo, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Jan Keizer | 🇳🇱 | Volendam, 1972-1989
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Aggregate Result: 🟨 Drew
Aggregate Score: 🟨 2-2
🟩 Villa won on away goals
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥

🥅 | 15’ Goal, 0-1, (Berliner FC Dynamo), Frank Terletzki
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Berliner FC Dynamo
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Berliner FC Dynamo

Referee: Joe Worrall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Warrington, 1976-1995 🆘
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Cards: 🟨

🟥 31 October 1981, Villa 0-1 Ipswich, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Joe Worrall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Warrington, 1976-1995
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

🥅 | 8’ Goal, 0-1, (Ipswich Town), Russell Osman
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Ipswich Town
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Ipswich Town

Referee: Keith Hackett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1976-1994
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Cards: 🟨

🟩 27 October 1981, League Cup, Villa 2-1 Wolves, Molineux.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Keith Hackett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1976-1994
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

🟨 | 30' Booking, Peter Withe
⚽ | 32' Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans
🕒 | HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 73' Goal, 1-1 (Wolverhampton Wanderers), John Richards
⚽ | 88' Goal, 2-1, Gordon Cowans, pen
🕒 | FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Aston Villa

Referee: Lester Shapter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Torquay, 1974-1992
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Cards: None

🟩 24 October 1981, Villa 3-0 Wolves, Molineux.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Lester Shapter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Torquay, 1974-1992
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

⚽ | 30' Goal, 1-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by Peter Withe
⚽ | 44' Goal 2-0, Own Goal, Geoffrey Palmer
🕒 | HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Aston Villa
⚽ | 46' Goal, 3-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-3 Aston Villa

Referee: Franz Wöhrer | 🇦🇹 | Wien, 1969-1987
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

🟩 21 October 1981, European Cup, Villa 2-1 Dynamo, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Franz Wöhrer | 🇦🇹 | Wien, 1969-1987
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩

⚽ | 5’ Goal, Tony Morley, Assist by Gary Shaw
🕒 | HT Berliner FC Dynamo 0-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 50’ Goal, (Berliner FC Dynamo), Hans-Jurgen Riediger
🔁 | 68’ Sub off, Gary Williams, Sub on, Ivor Linton
🟥 | 80’ Missed penalty, (Berliner FC Dynamo)
⚽ | 85’ Goal, Tony Morley, Assist by Peter Withe
🕒 | FT Berliner FC Dynamo 1-2 Aston Villa

Referee: Norman Glover | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chorley, 1977-1986
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟩 17 October 1981, Villa 3-2 West Ham, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Norman Glover | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chorley, 1977-1986
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 3-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩

🥅 | 2’ Goal, 0-1, (West Ham United), Trevor Brooking
⚽ | 25’ Goal, 1-1, Tony Morley, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
⚽ | 26’ Goal, 2-1, David Geddis, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
⚽ | 40’ Goal, 3-1, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by David Geddis
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 3-1 West Ham United
🥅 | 49’ Goal, 3-2, (West Ham United), David Cross
🔁 | 78' Sub off, David Geddis, Sub on, Andy Blair
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-2 West Ham United

Referee: Danny Vickers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ilford, 1979-1990
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: 🟨 🟨

🟨 10 October 1981, Villa 1-1 Coventry, Highfield Road.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Danny Vickers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ilford, 1979-1990
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨

⚽ | 21' Goal, 1-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by Tony Morley
🟨 | 25' Booking, Des Bremner, Foul
🥅 | 44' Goal, 1-1, (Coventry City), Tony Hateley
🕒 | HT Coventry City 1-1 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Coventry City 1-1 Aston Villa

Referee: Clive White | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Harrow, 1973-1983
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟩 7 October 1981, League Cup, Villa 3-2 Wolves, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Clive White | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Harrow, 1973-1983
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟩

🥅 | 32’ Goal, 0-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Andy Gray
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
🟥 | 54’ Sending off, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Andy Gray
🥅 | 57’ Goal, 0-2, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Joe Gallagher
⚽ | 65' Goal, 1-2, Des Bremner
⚽ | 69' Goal, 2-2, Andy Blair
⚽ | 90’ Goal, 3-2, Tony Morley, Assist by Des Bremner
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

🔁 | Sub off, Peter Withe, Sub on, Andy Blair

Referee: John Hough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Macclesfield, 1973-1986
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟨 3 October 1981, Villa 1-1 Leeds, Elland Road.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Hough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Macclesfield, 1973-1986
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟨

⚽ | 8’ Goal, 1-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by Andy Blair
🕒 | HT Leeds United 1-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 62’ Goal, 1-1, (Leeds United), Steve Balcombe
🕒 | FT Leeds United 1-1 Aston Villa

🔁 | Sub off, Gary Shaw, Sub on, Tony Morley

🟨 | Booking, Andy Blair, Foul
🟨 | Booking, Gordon Cowans, Foul
🟨 | Booking, Kenny Swain, Foul

Referee: Ole Amundsen | 🇩🇰 | Næstved, 1975-1983
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

🟩 30 September 1981, European Cup, Villa 2-0 Valur, Laugardalsvöllur.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ole Amundsen | 🇩🇰 | Næstved, 1975-1983
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Aggregate Result: 🟩 Won
Aggregate Score: 🟩 7-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩

⚽ | 25’ Goal, 1-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🕒 | HT Knattspyrnufélagið Valur 0-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 70’ Goal, 2-0, Gary Shaw
🕒 | FT Knattspyrnufélagið Valur 0-2 Aston Villa

Referee: Neville Ashley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nantwich, 1974-1988
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: 🟨 🟨

🟨 26 September 1981, Villa 0-0 Birmingham, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Neville Ashley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nantwich, 1974-1988
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Birmingham City
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Birmingham City

🟨 | Booking, Peter Withe

Referee: Terry Morris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rotherham, 1976-1982
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: 🟨 🟨

🟨 23 September 1981, Villa 2-2 Stoke, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Terry Morris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rotherham, 1976-1982
HT Score: 1-0
FT Result: Drew
FT Score: 2-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨

⚽ | 38’ Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Stoke City
⚽ | 46’ Goal, 2-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Terry Donovan
🥅 | 64’ Goal, 2-1, (Stoke City), Peter Griffiths
🥅 | 66’ Goal, 2-2, (Stoke City, pen), Paul Maguire
🔁 | Sub off, Ken McNaught, Sub on, Andy Blair
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Stoke City

Referee: George Tyson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sunderland, 1978-1990 🆘
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: 🟥 🟨 🟨

🟨 19 September 1981, Villa 0-0 Liverpool, Anfield.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: George Tyson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sunderland, 1978-1990
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨

💥 | Tackle by Allan Evans on Kenny Dalglish
🟨 | Booking, Allan Evans, Foul
💥 | Kenny Dalglish kicks out and punches Allan Evans
💥 | Referee Tyson declines to censure Dalglish
🟨 | Booking, Des Bremner, Dissent for complaining to Tyson about his inaction
🕒 | HT Liverpool 0-0 Aston Villa
🟥 | 82’ Sending off, (Liverpool), Ray Kennedy
🕒 | FT Liverpool 0-0 Aston Villa

Referee: Daniel Lambert | 🇫🇷 | Thionville, 1980-1982
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: 🟨

🟩 16 September 1981, European Cup, Villa 5-0 Valur, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Daniel Lambert | 🇫🇷 | Thionville, 1980-1982
HT Score: 🟩 3-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 5-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩

⚽ | 6’ Goal, 1-0, Tony Morley, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
⚽ | 37’ Goal, 2-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Des Bremner
⚽ | 40’ Goal, 3-0, Terry Donovan, Assist by Peter Withe
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 3-0 Knattspyrnufélagið Valur
⚽ | 68’ Goal, 4-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Des Bremner
⚽ | 69’ Goal, 5-0, Terry Donovan, Assist by Tony Morley
🟨 | 89’ Booking, Peter Withe, Foul
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 5-0 Knattspyrnufélagið Valur

Referee: Gwyn Owen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Anglesey, 1972-1982 🆘
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: 🟨 🟨

🟨 12 September 1981, Villa 1-1 Manchester United, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Gwyn Owen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Anglesey, 1972-1982
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨

⚽ | 16’ Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans, Assist by Peter Withe
🥅 | 44’ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester United), Frank Stapleton
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United
💥 | 52' Referee Owens refuses to award a clear penalty to Villa
🟨 | 69' Booking, Allan Evans, for being tackled by Albiston
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United

Referee: Brian Hill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kettering, 1978-1995
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟩 5 September 1981, Villa 3-1 Tottenham, White Hart Lane.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Hill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kettering, 1978-1995
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 3-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩

⚽ | 25’ Goal, 1-0, Terry Donovan, Assist by Colin Gibson
⚽ | 33' Goal, 2-0, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by Peter Withe
⚽ | 45' Goal, 3-0, Terry Donovan, Assist by Colin Gibson
🕒 | HT Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Aston Villa
🥅 | 73' Goal, 3-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Ricky Villa
🕒 | FT Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Aston Villa

Referee: Mike Peck | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kendal, 1977-1995 🆘
Previous 5: 
Last Match: None
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

🟥 2 September 1981, Villa 1-2 Sunderland, Roker Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Mike Peck | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kendal, 1977-1995
HT Score: 1-1
FT Result: Lost
FT Score: 1-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟥

⚽ | 23’ Goal, 1-0, Terry Donovan
🥅 | 36’ Goal, 1-1, (Sunderland), Tom Ritchie
🕒 | HT Sunderland 1-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 48’ Goal, 1-2, (Sunderland), Gary Rowell
🕒 | FT Sunderland 2-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Peter Withe, Dissent
🟨 | Booking, Brendan Ormsby, Retaliation
🟨 | Booking, Kenny Swain, Dissent

Referee: Brian Stevens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Gloucester, 1976-1991
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: 🟨 🟨

🟥 29 August 1981, Villa 0-1 Notts County, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Stevens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Gloucester, 1976-1991
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥

🔁 | 9' Sub off, Ken McNaught, Sub on, Andy Blair
🥅 | 24’ Goal, 0-1, (Notts County), Iain McCullough
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Notts County
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Notts County

🟨 | Booking, Colin Gibson

Referee: Alf Grey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Great Yarmouth, 1972-1983
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards:

🟨 22 August 1981, Charity Shield, Villa 2-2 Spurs, Wembley

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Alf Grey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Great Yarmouth, 1972-1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟨

⚽ | 30' Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🥅 | 42' Goal, 1-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Mark Falco
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
🥅 | 47' Goal, 1-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Mark Falco
🔁 | 49' Sub off, Dennis Mortimer, Sub on, Andy Blair 🟢
⚽ | Goal, 2-2, Peter Withe, Assist by David Geddis
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Referee: David Hutchinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | North Yorkshire, 1978-1990 🆘
🆘 A truly shocking sequence of events saw the referee award a free kick to Villa but as the players walked away he changed his mind, awarded the free kick to Arsenal, allowed the kick to be taken quickly leaving Villa utterly and bewilderingly exposed.
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: 🟨

🟥 2 May 1981, Villa 0-2 Arsenal, Highbury.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: David Hutchinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | North Yorkshire, 1978-1990 🆘
HT Score:
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟥

🥅 | 11' Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Willie Young
🥅 | 44' Goal, 0-2, (Arsenal), Brian McDermott
🕒 | HT Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa

Referee: Mike Dimblebee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stevenage, 1980–1988
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: 🟨

🟩 25 April 1981, Villa 3-0 Middlesbrough, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Mike Dimblebee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stevenage, 1980–1988
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩

⚽ | 23’ Goal, 1-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by Peter Withe
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Middlesbrough
⚽ | 51’ Goal, 2-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Tony Morley
⚽ | 80' Goal, 3-0, Allan Evans, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Middlesbrough

Referee: Peter Willis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bishop Auckland, 1972-1986
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟨 20 April 1981, Villa 1-1 Stoke, Victoria Ground.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Peter Willis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bishop Auckland, 1972-1986
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨

⚽ | 23’ Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🥅 | 26’ Goal, 1-1, (Stoke City), Brendan O’Callaghan
🕒 | HT Stoke City 1-1 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Stoke City 1-1 Aston Villa

🔁 | Sub off, Kenny Swain, Sub on, Eamonn Deacy

Referee: Ron Chadwick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Darwen, 1975–1983
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟩 18 April 1981, Villa 2-0 Forest, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ron Chadwick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Darwen, 1975–1983
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

⚽ | 29' Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans (pen)
⚽ | 45' Goal, 2-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Tony Morley
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Nottingham Forest
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Referee: Brian Hill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kettering, 1978-1995
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟥 14 April 1981, Villa 1-2 Ipswich, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Hill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kettering, 1978-1995
HT Score:
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-2 |
Last 5 Games | LWWWL |

🥅 | 4’ Goal, 0-1, (Ipswich Town), Alan Brazil
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Ipswich Town
🥅 | 79’ Goal, 0-2, (Ipswich Town), Eric Gates
⚽ | 82’ Goal, 1-2, Gary Shaw, Assist by Peter Withe
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Ipswich Town

Referee: Lester Shapter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Torquay, 1974-1992
Substitute Referee: Vic Wood
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟩 8 April 1981, Villa 1-0 Albion, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Lester Shapter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Torquay, 1974-1992
Replaced by Vic Wood
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
⚽ | 88’ Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

Referee: Terry Morris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rotherham, 1976-1982
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟩 4 April 1981, Villa 4-2 Leicester, Filbert Street.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Terry Morris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rotherham, 1976-1982
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 2-2
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 4-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩

🥅 | 15' Goal, 0-1, (Leicester City, pen), Steve Lynex
⚽ | 24' Goal, 1-1, Peter Withe, Assist by Gordon Cowans
⚽ | 33' Goal, 2-1, Des Bremner, Assist by Gary Shaw
🥅 | 44' Goal, 2-2, (Leicester City), Steve Lynex
🕒 | HT Leicester City 2-2 Aston Villa
⚽ | 49' Goal, 3-2, Peter Withe, Assist by Kenny Swain
⚽ | 55' Goal, 4-2, Tony Morley, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Leicester City 2-4 Aston Villa

Referee: Norman Glover | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chorley, 1977-1986
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: 🟨

🟩 28 March 1981, Villa 2-1 Southampton, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Norman Glover | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chorley, 1977-1986
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩

🥅 | 11’ Goal, 0-1, (Southampton), Allan Evans o.g.
⚽ | 43’ Goal, 1-1, Tony Morley, Assist by David Geddis
⚽ | 45’ Goal, 2-1, David Geddis, Assist by Gary Williams
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Southampton
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Southampton

🟨 | Booking, Allan Evans, Foul

Referee: Les Burden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Poole, 1975-1985
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟥 21 March 1981, Villa 0-2 Tottenham, White Hart Lane.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Les Burden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Poole, 1975-1985
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟥

🥅 | 41' Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Garth Crooks
🕒 | HT Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Aston Villa
💥 | 64’ Missed penalty, Gordon Cowans
🥅 | 73' Goal, 0-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Steve Archibald
🕒 | FT Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Aston Villa

Referee: Darryl Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Uxbridge, 1975-1989
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟨 14 March 1981, Villa 3-3 Manchester United, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Darryl Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Uxbridge, 1975-1989
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 3-3
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

⚽ | 16' Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Kenny Swain
⚽ | 28' Goal, 2-0, Peter Withe
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Manchester United
🥅 | 46' Goal, 2-1, (Manchester United), Joe Jordan
🥅 | 66' Goal, 2-2, (Manchester United), Joe Jordan
⚽ | 68' Goal, 3-2, Gary Shaw, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🥅 | 88' Goal, 2-3, (Manchester United, pen), Sammy McIlroy
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-3 Manchester United

Referee: Colin Seel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Carlisle, 1973-1987 🆘
🆘 Total failure to control Sunderland's desperate fouls
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟩 7 March 1981, Villa 2-1 Sunderland, Roker Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
*Absent with illness*
Roy MacLaren (Caretaker) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Auchterarder, 1981
Referee: Colin Seel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Carlisle, 1973-1987 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

⚽ | 2’ Goal, 1-0, Allan Evans, Assist by Tony Morley, (75 Seconds)
⚽ | 19’ Goal, 2-0, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🟨 | 23' Booking, Kenny Swain for complaining about a rash Sunderland tackle
🕒 | HT Sunderland 0-2 Aston Villa
🥅 | 68’ Goal, 2-1, (Sunderland), Joe Hinnigan
🔁 | 85' Sub off, Ken McNaught, Sub on, Colin Gibson
🕒 | FT Sunderland 1-2 Aston Villa

Referee: Joe Worrall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Warrington, 1976-1995
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟩 28 February 1981, Villa 1-0 Wolves, Molineux.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Joe Worrall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Warrington, 1976-1995
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

🕒 | HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 83' Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Allan Evans
🕒 | FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Aston Villa

Referee: David Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackburn, 1972-1985
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🟩 21 February 1981, Villa 2-1 Palace, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: David Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackburn, 1972-1985
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

⚽ | 4’ Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Tony Morley
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace
🔁 | 49' Sub off, Gary Williams, Sub on, Colin Gibson
⚽ | 70’ Goal, 2-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🥅 | 71' Goal, 2-1, (Crystal Palace), Paul Hinshelwood
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Crystal Palace

Referee: Gwyn Owen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Anglesey, 1972-1982
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🟩 7 February 1981, Villa 3-1 Everton, Goodison Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Gwyn Owen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Anglesey, 1972-1982
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

⚽ | 3’ Goal, 1-0, Tony Morley, Assist by Gary Shaw
🥅 | 30’ Goal, 0-1, (Everton, pen), Trevor Moss
⚽ | 42' Goal, 2-1, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by Peter Withe
🕒 | HT Everton 1-2 Aston Villa
⚽ | 71’ Goal, 3-1, Gordon Cowans (pen)
🕒 | FT Everton 1-3 Aston Villa

Referee: Brian Stevens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Gloucester, 1976-1991
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🟩 31 January 1981, Villa 1-0 Manchester City, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Stevens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Gloucester, 1976-1991
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

⚽ | 2' Goal, 1-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by Allan Evans
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City
🔁 | 60' Sub off, Ken McNaught, Sub on, David Geddis
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City

🟨 | Booking, Des Bremner, Professional Foul

This game signified the final day of English football's use of the continental style card system. Originally used from 1976 to 1981, the use of coloured cards was suspended by the FA, who believed their existence stoked football violents. Cautions and sending offs were unaffected during the period but once again coloured cards were to no longer be shown on field.

Referee: Ken Salmon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Southgate, 1974-1985 🆘
🆘 Shocking failure to award a penalty on 54'
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🟩 17 January 1981, Villa 2-1 Coventry, Highfield Road.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ken Salmon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Southgate, 1974-1985 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩

🕒 | HT Coventry City 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 55' Goal, 1-0, Tony Morley
⚽ | 65' Goal, 2-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Tony Morley
🥅 | 71' Goal, 2-1, (Coventry City), Mark Hateley
🕒 | FT Coventry City 1-2 Aston Villa

Referee: Don Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sandbach, 1976-1988 🆘
🆘 Out of step with the pace of the game
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🟩 10 January 1981, Villa 2-0 Liverpool, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Don Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sandbach, 1976-1988 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩

⚽ | 19’ Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Gary Shaw
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Liverpool
⚽ | 82’ Goal, 2-0, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by Gary Shaw
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Liverpool

🟨 | Booking, Ken McNaught, Foul

Referee: George Courtney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Spennymoor, 1974-1992
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🟥 3 January 1981, FA Cup, Villa 0-1 Ipswich, Portman Road.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: George Courtney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Spennymoor, 1974-1992
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥

🥅 | 14’ Goal, 0-1, (Ipswich Town), Paul Mariner
🕒 | HT Ipswich Town 1-0 Aston Villa
🟨 | 53' Booking, Peter Withe, Foul
🔁 | 74' Sub off, Tony Morley, Sub on, David Geddis
🕒 | FT Ipswich Town 1-0 Aston Villa

Referee: Pat Partridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | County Durham, 1966–1981 🆘
🆘 Missed a handball penalty before incorrectly disallowing an onside goal
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🟨 27 December 1980, Villa 2-2 Forest, City Ground.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Pat Partridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | County Durham, 1966–1981 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨

⚽ | 16’ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Larry Lloyd
🥅 | 41’ Goal, 1-1, (Nottingham Forest), Trevor Francis
🕒 | HT Nottingham Forest 1-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 67’ Goal, 2-1, Gary Shaw, Assist by Kenny Swain
🥅 | 86’ Goal, 2-2, (Nottingham Forest), Martin O’Neill
🕒 | FT Nottingham Forest 2-2 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Allan Evans, Foul

Referee: Mark Scott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nottingham, 1978-1987
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🟩 26 December 1980, Villa 1-0 Stoke, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Mark Scott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nottingham, 1978-1987
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩

⚽ | 38’ Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Gary Shaw
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Stoke City
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Stoke City

Referee: Ray Lewis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Surrey, 1975-1993
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🟥 20 December 1980, Villa 0-1 Brighton, Goldstone Ground.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ray Lewis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Surrey, 1975-1993
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟥

💥 | 5' Player left field of play injured, Ken McNaught
💥 | 10' Player returned to field of play injured, Ken McNaught
🥅 | 15’ Goal, 0-1, (Brighton & Hove Albion), Mike Robinson
🟨 | 36' Booking, Ken McNaught, Foul
🕒 | HT Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Aston Villa
💥 | Player left field of play injured, David Geddis
💥 | Free kick awarded against Villa who thought the referee had stopped play to allow for the substitution
🔁 | 68' Sub off, David Geddis, Sub on, Eamonn Deacy
🕒 | FT Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Aston Villa

Referee: Keith Hackett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1976-1994
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🟩 13 December 1980, Villa 3-0 Birmingham, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Keith Hackett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Birmingham City
⚽ | 64’ Goal, 1-0, David Geddis, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
⚽ | 77’ Goal, 2-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by David Geddis
⚽ | 83’ Goal, 3-0, David Geddis, Assist by Allan Evans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Birmingham City

🟨 | Booking, Ken McNaught, Dissent

Referee: Mike Peck | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kendal, 1977-1995
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🟥 6 December 1980, Villa 1-2 Middlesbrough, Ayresome Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Mike Peck | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kendal, 1977-1995
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟥

🕒 | HT Middlesbrough 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 83’ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Craig Johnston
⚽ | 84’ Goal, 1-1, Gary Shaw, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🥅 | 88’ Goal, 1-2, (Middlesbrough), David Shearer
🕒 | FT Middlesbrough 2-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Allan Evans, Foul
🟨 | Booking, David Geddis, Foul

Referee: Neil Midgley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Salford, 1977-1992 🆘
🆘 Failed to award handball due to a premature whistle before declining to caution Talbot for a reckless tackle from behind.
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🟨 29 November 1980, Villa 1-1 Arsenal, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Neil Midgley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Salford, 1977-1992 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟨

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Arsenal
⚽ | 57’ Goal, 1-0, Tony Morley, Assist by Gary Shaw
🥅 | 73’ Goal, 1-1, (Arsenal), Brian Talbot
🟥 | 89’ Sending off, (Arsenal), Alan Sunderland, Dissent
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Arsenal

Referee: Peter Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Lincoln, 1974-1982 🆘
🆘 Only had eyes for penalising Villa's play, including a ban inducing booking for Withe, before allowing play to continue after the allotted 90 to leave Dalglish free to score an undeserved winner.
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🟥 22 November 1980, Villa 1-2 Liverpool, Anfield.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Peter Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Lincoln, 1974-1982 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟥

🟨 | 35' Booking, Peter Withe, Foul
🕒 | HT Liverpool 0-0 Aston Villa
🟨 | 51' Booking, Allan Evans, Foul
🥅 | 66’ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Kenny Dalglish
⚽ | 78’ Goal, 1-1, Allan Evans, Assist by Ken McNaught
🥅 | 90’+1 Goal, 1-2, (Liverpool), Kenny Dalglish
🕒 | FT Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa

Referee: Eric Read | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, 1974-1985
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🟨 15 November 1980, Villa 1-1 Leeds, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Eric Read | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, 1974-1985
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨

🥅 | 11’ Goal, 0-1, (Leeds United), Alejandro Sabella
⚽ | 37’ Goal, 1-1, Gary Shaw, Assist by Tony Morley
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Leeds United
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Leeds United

Referee: Unknown
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🟩 12 November 1980, Villa 3-1 Norwich, Carrow Road.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩

🥅 | 21’ Goal, 0-1, (Norwich City), Graham Paddon
🕒 | HT Norwich City 1-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 61’ Goal, 1-1, Gary Shaw, Assist by Peter Withe
⚽ | 84' Goal, 2-1, Gary Shaw
⚽ | 90' Goal, 3-1, Allan Evans, Assist by Gary Shaw
🕒 | FT Norwich City 1-3 Aston Villa

Referee: John Hunting | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 1968-1984
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🟨 1 November 1980, Villa 0-0 Albion, The Hawthorns.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Hunting | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 1968-1984
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

🕒 | HT West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT West Bromwich Albion 0-0 Aston Villa

Referee: Ron Bridges | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Deeside, 1978-1989
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🟩 1 November 1980, Villa 2-0 Leicester, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ron Bridges | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Deeside, 1978-1989
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

🔁 | 38' Sub off, Eamonn Deacy, Sub on, Gary Williams
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Leicester City
⚽ | 65’ Goal, 1-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by Kenny Swain
⚽ | 69’ Goal, 2-0, Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Leicester City

Referee: Clive Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Treorchy, 1966–1984
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🟩 25 October 1980, Villa 2-1 Southampton, The Dell.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Clive Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Treorchy, 1966–1984
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

⚽ | 15’ Goal, 1-0, Tony Morley, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🟨 | 37' Booking, Kenny Swain, Foul
🕒 | FT Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 59’ Goal, 1-1, (Southampton), Steve Moran
⚽ | 68’ Goal, 2-1, Peter Withe, Assist by Allan Evans
🕒 | FT Southampton 1-2 Aston Villa

🔁 | Sub off, Tony Morley, Sub on, Eamonn Deacy

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

🟩 22 October 1980, Villa 4-1 Brighton, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 4-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

🥅 | 27’ Goal, 0-1, (Brighton & Hove Albion), John Gregory
⚽ | 39’ Goal, 1-1, Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
⚽ | 47’ Goal, 2-1, Peter Withe, Assist by Kenny Swain
⚽ | 55’ Goal, 3-1, Des Bremner, Assist by Allan Evans
⚽ | 60’ Goal, 4-1, Gary Shaw, Assist by Colin Gibson
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 4-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Referee: Trelford Mills | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Barnsley, 1976-1990
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🟩 18 October 1980, Villa 3-0 Tottenham, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Trelford Mills | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Barnsley, 1976-1990
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩

⚽ | 39’ Goal, 1-0, Tony Morley
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
⚽ | 46’ Goal, 2-0, Tony Morley, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
⚽ | 82’ Goal, 3-0, Peter Withe
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

🟨 | Booking, Peter Withe, Dissent

Referee: Neville Ashley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nantwich, 1974-1988
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🟩 11 October 1980, Villa 2-1 Birmingham, St Andrew's.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Neville Ashley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nantwich, 1974-1988
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩

⚽ | 36’ Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans (pen)
🕒 | HT Birmingham City 0-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 49’ Goal, 1-1, (Birmingham City, pen), Frank Worthington
⚽ | 85’ Goal, 2-1, Allan Evans
🕒 | FT Birmingham City 1-2 Aston Villa

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

🟨 8 October 1980, Villa 3-3 Manchester United, Old Trafford.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 3-3
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨

⚽ | 15’ Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🥅 | 35’ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester United, pen), Sammy McIlroy
🥅 | 36’ Goal, 1-2, (Manchester United), Steve Coppell
🕒 | HT Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 55’ Goal, 2-2, Gordon Cowans (pen)
🥅 | 58’ Goal, 2-3, (Manchester United), Sammy McIlroy
⚽ | 69’ Goal, 3-3, Gary Shaw, Assist by Kenny Swain
🕒 | FT Manchester United 3-3 Aston Villa

Referee: Tony Glasson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Salisbury, 1973-1983
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🟩 4 October 1980, Villa 4-0 Sunderland, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tony Glasson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Salisbury, 1973-1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 4-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

⚽ | 44’ Goal, 1-0, Allan Evans
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Sunderland
⚽ | 59’ Goal, 2-0, Tony Morley
⚽ | 76’ Goal, 3-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by Gordon Cowans
⚽ | 84’ Goal, 4-0, Allan Evans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 4-0 Sunderland

🔁 | Sub off, Colin Gibson, Sub on, Eamonn Deacy

Referee: Dennis Hedges | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Oxford, 1979-1990 🆘
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🟩 27 September 1980, Villa 1-0 Palace, Selhurst Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Dennis Hedges | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Oxford, 1979-1990
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩

🕒 | HT Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa
🟨 | 70' Booking, Peter Withe, Dissent
⚽ | 86’ Goal, 1-0, Gary Shaw
🕒 | FT Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa

Referee: Colin Downey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hounslow, 1977-1988
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🟥 23 September 1980, League Cup, Villa 1-2 Cambridge, Abbey Stadium.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Colin Downey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hounslow, 1977-1988
HT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥

⚽ | 6’ Goal, 1-0, Tony Morley, Assist by Des Bremner
🥅 | 8’ Goal, 1-1, (Cambridge United), Tommy Finney
🥅 | 18’ Goal, 2-1, (Cambridge United), Steve Spriggs
🕒 | HT Cambridge United 2-1 Aston Villa
🔁 | 63' Sub off, Tony Morley, Sub on, Gary Shaw
🕒 | FT Cambridge United 2-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Dennis Mortimer, Foul
🟨 | Booking, Colin Gibson, Foul

Referee: Peter Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 1972–1981 🆘
🆘 Undermined the flow of the game with his pernickity approach.
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Cards: 🟨 🟨

🟩 20 September 1980, Villa 2-1 Wolves, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Peter Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 1972–1981 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩

⚽ | 4’ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Emlyn Hughes
🟨 | 45' Booking, Peter Withe, Dissent
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
🥅 | 69’ Goal, 1-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Mel Eves
⚽ | 84’ Goal, 2-1, David Geddis, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Referee: Brian Daniels | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Essex, 1968-1983
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Cards: None

🟥 13 September 1980, Villa 0-2 Everton, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Daniels | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Essex, 1968-1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥

🥅 | 32’ Goal, 0-1, (Everton), Mike Lyons
🥅 | 36’ Goal, 0-2, (Everton), Peter Eastoe
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-2 Everton
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Everton

Referee: Mike Bidmead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kingston, 1979-1981
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Cards: None

🟥 6 September 1980, Villa 0-1 Ipswich, Portman Road.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Mike Bidmead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kingston, 1979-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

🕒 | HT Ipswich Town 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 56’ Goal, 0-1, (Ipswich Town), Frans Thijssen
🕒 | FT Ipswich Town 1-0 Aston Villa

Referee: Unknown
Cards: 🟨

🟩 3 September 1980, League Cup, Villa 3-1 Leeds, Elland Road.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Aggregate Result: 🟩 Won
Aggregate Score: 🟩 4-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

⚽ | 6' Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe
🥅 | 13' Goal, 1-1, (Leeds United), Arthur Graham
⚽ | 45' Goal, 2-1, Gary Shaw
🕒 | HT Leeds United 1-2 Aston Villa
⚽ | 72' Goal, 3-1, Gary Shaw
🕒 | FT Leeds United 1-3 Aston Villa

🔁 | Sub off, Gary Shaw, Sub on, Eamonn Deacy

🟨 | Booking, Ken McNaught, Foul

Referee: Alan Porter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, 1973–1981
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🟩 30 August 1980, Villa 1-0 Coventry, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Alan Porter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, 1973–1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Coventry City
⚽ | 65’ Goal, 1-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Coventry City

Referee: Clive White | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Harrow, 1973-1983 🆘
🆘 Repeatedly failed to penalise Leeds' regular trangressions including at least two nailed on penalty claims
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🟩 27 August 1980, League Cup, Villa 1-0 Leeds, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Clive White | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Harrow, 1973-1983 🆘
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩

⚽ | 9' Goal, 1-0, Tony Morley, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds United
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds United

🟨 | Booking, Allan Evans, Foul

Referee: Alan Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Newcastle upon Tyne, 1978–1986 🆘
🆘 Poor decision for a non-existent penalty that gave the Manchester minnows a lifeline
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Cards: 🟨

🟨 23 August 1980, Villa 2-2 Manchester City, Maine Road.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Alan Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Newcastle upon Tyne, 1978–1986
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨

⚽ | 9’ Goal, 1-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Gary Shaw
🕒 | HT Manchester City 0-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 75’ Goal, 2-0, Peter Withe, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🥅 | 83’ Goal, 2-1, (Manchester City, pen), Dennis Tueart
🥅 | 88’ Goal, 2-2, (Manchester City), Ray Ranson
🕒 | FT Manchester City 2-2 Aston Villa

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

🟩 20 August 1980, Villa 1-0 Norwich, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Norwich City
⚽ | 76' Goal, 1-0, Gary Shaw, Assist by Tony Morley
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich City

Referee: George Flint | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kirkby-in-Ashfield, 1973–1982
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Cards: 🟨

🟩 16 August 1980, Villa 2-0 Leeds, Elland Road.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: George Flint | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kirkby-in-Ashfield, 1973–1982
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

🥅 | 2’ Goal, 0-1, (Leeds United, pen), Byron Stevenson
⚽ | 44’ Goal, 1-1, Tony Morley, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🕒 | HT Leeds United 1-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 59’ Goal, 2-1, Gary Shaw, Assist by Peter Withe
🕒 | FT Leeds United 1-2 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Gary Williams, Foul

Referee: Terry Morris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rotherham, 1976-1982
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Cards: None

🟥 3 May 1980, Villa 1-4 Liverpool, Anfield.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Terry Morris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rotherham, 1976-1982
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-4
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥

🥅 | 5’ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), David Johnson
⚽ | 26’ Goal, 1-1, Own Goal, Avi Cohen
🕒 | HT Liverpool 1-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 51’ Goal, 1-2, (Liverpool) Avi Cohen
🥅 | 72’ Goal, 1-3, (Liverpool), David Johnson
🥅 | 78’ Goal, 1-4, (Liverpool), Noel Blake o.g.
🕒 | FT Liverpool 4-1 Aston Villa

🔁 | Sub off, Ivor Linton, Sub on, Tony Morley

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

🟩 29 April 1980, Villa 2-1 Coventry, Highfield Road.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩

⚽ | 37’ Goal, 1-0, Colin Gibson
🕒 | HT Coventry City 0-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | Goal, 2-0, Gordon Cowans (pen)
🥅 | 73’ Goal, 2-1, (Coventry City), Ian Wallace
🕒 | FT Coventry City 1-2 Aston Villa

Referee: Kevin McNally | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1972-1981
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Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟩 26 April 1980, Villa 1-0 Tottenham, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Kevin McNally | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1972-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟩

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Noel Blake
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
⚽ | 67’ Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Referee: Michael Lowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1972–1982 🆘
🆘 A truly woeful and highly suspect refereeing performance from Lowe sees a goal awarded despite being delivered from behind the bye-line, an unpunished typically thuggish performance from Joe Jordan and a free kick derived goal that never should have been. To boot Lowe watched on unconcerned as Jordan ruled Evans out for the remainder of the season with a broken nose before the Sheffield official decided the most appropriate reaction was to book Evans for retaliation. Truly shocking.
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🟥 23 April 1980, Villa 1-2 Manchester United, Old Trafford.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Michael Lowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1972–1982 🆘
HT Score:
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-2 |
Last 5 Games | LWDDL |

🥅 | 4’ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester United), Joe Jordan
🕒 | HT Manchester United 1-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 68’ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester United), Joe Jordan
🔁 | Sub off, Eamonn Deacy, Sub on, Tony Morley
⚽ | 90' Goal, 1-2, Des Bremner, Assist by Tony Morley
🕒 | FT Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Allan Evans, Retaliation for having his nose broken by Jordan

Referee: Alan Porter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, 1973–1981
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Cards: None

🟨 19 April 1980, Villa 0-0 Leeds, Elland Road.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Alan Porter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, 1973–1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟨

🕒 | HT Leeds United 0-0 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Leeds United 0-0 Aston Villa

🔁 | Sub off, Brian Little, Sub on, Tony Morley

Referee: Derek Owen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wirral, 1978-1984
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Cards: 🟥 🟨 🟨

🟨 7 April 1980, Villa 1-1 Manchester City, Maine Road.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Derek Owen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Wirral, 1978-1984
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨

⚽ | 43’ Goal, 1-0, David Geddis, Assist by Tony Morley
🕒 | HT Manchester City 0-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 63’ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester City), Paul Power
🟥 | 90’ Sending off, David Geddis, Tussle with Tueart
🕒 | FT Manchester City 1-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, David Geddis, Foul & Kicking ball away

Referee: Ron Chadwick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Darwen, 1975–1983
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Cards: None

🟩 5 April 1980, Villa 3-2 Forest, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ron Chadwick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Darwen, 1975–1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟩

⚽ | 13’ Goal, 1-0, Des Bremner, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🥅 | 28’ Goal, 1-1, (Nottingham Forest), Gary Birtles
⚽ | 41’ Goal, 2-1, Allan Evans, Assist by Kenny Swain
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Nottingham Forest
⚽ | 47’ Goal, 3-1, Own Goal, Larry Lloyd
🥅 | 76’ Goal, 3-2, (Nottingham Forest), Ian Bowyer
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-2 Nottingham Forest

Referee: Neil Midgley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Salford, 1977-1992
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Cards: 🟨

🟥 29 March 1980, Villa 0-2 Stoke, Victoria Ground.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Neil Midgley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Salford, 1977-1992
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥

🥅 | 16’ Goal, 0-1, (Stoke City, pen), Ray Evans
🕒 | HT Stoke City 1-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 64’ Goal, 0-2, (Stoke City), Lee Chapman
🔁 | 65' Sub off, Tony Morley, Sub on, Robert Hopkins
🕒 | FT Stoke City 2-0 Aston Villa

Referee: Ken Walmsley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackpool, 1974-1988
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Cards: None

🟩 26 March 1980, Villa 2-0 Norwich, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ken Walmsley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackpool, 1974-1988
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Pat Heard
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Norwich City
⚽ | Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans, pen
🔁 | 90'+2 Sub off, Ivor Linton, Sub on, Robert Hopkins 🟢
⚽ | 90'+2 Goal, 2-0, Robert Hopkins, Assist by Tony Morley
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich City

Referee: Brian Stevens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Gloucester, 1976-1991
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Cards: 🟨

🟨 22 March 1980, Villa 1-1 Ipswich, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Stevens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Gloucester, 1976-1991
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟨

🥅 | 15’ Goal, 0-1, (Ipswich Town), John Wark
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Ipswich Town
⚽ | 73’ Goal, 1-1, Tony Morley
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Ipswich Town

Referee: Gilbert Napthine | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loughborough, 1978-1987
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Cards: None

🟥 19 March 1980, Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Gilbert Napthine | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Loughborough, 1978-1987
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥

🥅 | 38' Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Billy Ashcroft
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Middlesbrough
🔁 | 46' Sub off, David Geddis, Sub on, Ivor Linton
🥅 | 56’ Goal, 0-2, (Middlesbrough), David Armstrong
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough

Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968–1981 🆘
🆘 Failed to clampdown on Southampton's early aggression that inevitably ended with injuries and walking wounded for Villa.
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🟥 15 March 1980, Villa 0-2 Southampton, The Dell.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ron Challis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kent, 1968–1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥

🥅 | 40’ Goal, 0-1, (Southampton), Ivan Golac
🕒 | HT Southampton 1-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 46' Sub off, Gary Shaw, Sub on, Ivor Linton
🥅 | 87’ Goal, 0-2, (Southampton), Mick Channon
🟨 | 90' Booking, Colin Gibson, High tackle
🕒 | FT Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa

Referee: Cliff Maskell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cambridge, 1976–1982
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Cards: None

🟥 10 March 1980, Villa 1-3 Wolves, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Cliff Maskell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cambridge, 1976–1982
HT Score: 🟥 1-3
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-3
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥

🥅 | 20’ Goal, 0-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Colin Brazier
🥅 | 28’ Goal, 0-2, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Norman Bell
⚽ | 32’ Goal, 1-2, Gary Shaw
🥅 | 36’ Goal, 1-3, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Peter Daniel
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Referee: David Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackburn, 1972-1985 🆘
🆘 Awarded a disputed pen in the final seconds to decide the tie himself
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Cards: None

🟥 8 March 1980, FA Cup, Villa 0-1 West Ham, Upton Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: David Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackburn, 1972-1985 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟥

🕒 | HT West Ham United 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 88’ Goal, 0-1, (West Ham United, pen), Ray Stewart
🕒 | FT West Ham United 1-0 Aston Villa

Referee: Darryl Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Uxbridge, 1975-1989
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Cards: 🟥 🟨

🟨 3 March 1980, Villa 1-1 Brighton, Goldstone Ground.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Darryl Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Uxbridge, 1975-1989
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨

🥅 | 26' Goal, 0-1, (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ray Clarke
⚽ | 33’ Goal, 1-1, Allan Evans
🕒 | HT Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Aston Villa
🟥 | 47’ Sending off, Allan Evans, Handling
💥 | 69' Ken McNaught clears Brighton 'goal' from behind the line
🕒 | FT Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Aston Villa

🔁 | Sub off, Kenny Swain, Sub on, Brendan Ormsby

🟨 | Booking, Allan Evans, Foul

Referee: Mike Bidmead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kingston, 1979-1981
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Cards: 🟨

🟩 1 March 1980, Villa 1-0 Derby, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Mike Bidmead | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kingston, 1979-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩

🟨 | 39' Booking, Dennis Mortimer, Dissent
⚽ | 43’ Goal, 1-0, Allan Evans, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Derby County
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Derby County

Referee: Steve Bates | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, 1977–1984
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟨 27 February 1980, Villa 2-2 Manchester City, Villa Park.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Steve Bates | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, 1977–1984
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟨

⚽ | 42' Goal, 1-0, Gary Shaw
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City
🥅 | 60’ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester City, pen), Mike Robinson
🥅 | 79’ Goal, 1-2, (Manchester City), Dave Bennett
⚽ | 84’ Goal, 2-2, Own Goal, Willie Donachie
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Manchester City

Referee: Mike Peck | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Doncaster, 1977-1995
Previous 5: 
Last Match: 
Cards: None

🟩 23 February 1980, Villa 2-1 Albion, The Hawthorns.

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Mike Peck | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Doncaster, 1977-1995
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩

🥅 | 42’ Goal, 0-1, (West Bromwich Albion), Bryan Robson
🕒 | HT West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 48’ Goal, 1-1, Ken McNaught, Assist by Kenny Swain
⚽ | 58’ Goal, 2-1, Brian Little
🕒 | FT West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Aston Villa

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