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1976-77

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🟩 23 May 1977, Villa 4-0 Albion, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Chris Nicholl | 2' | Andy Gray | 43' | 78' | 81' |

Assist(s) | Alex Cropley | 2' | John Deehan | 43' | Brian Little | 78' | 81' |

4th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 4-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 2’ Goal, 1-0, Chris Nicholl, Assist by Alex Cropley
⚽ | 43' Goal, 2-0 Andy Gray, Assist by John Deehan
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
⚽ | 78’ Goal, 3-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
⚽ | 81’ Goal, 4-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
🔁 | 83' Sub off, Andy Gray, Sub on, Ivor Linton
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 4-0 West Bromwich Albion

🟨 20 May 1977, Villa 1-1 QPR, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Gordon Cowans | 60' |

Assist(s) | None

4th= (+1)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Queens Park Rangers
🥅 | 52’ Goal, 0-1, (Queens Park Rangers), Ron Abbott
⚽ | 60’ Goal, 1-1, Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Queens Park Rangers

🟩 16 May 1977, Villa 1-0 Stoke, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 10' (pen) |

Assist(s) | None

5th (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Jim Bent | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hemel Hempstead, 1972-1978
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 10’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray (pen)
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Stoke City
🔁 | 55' Sub off, John Deehan, Sub on, Ivor Linton 🟢
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Stoke City

🟥 14 May 1977, Villa 2-3 Newcastle, St James' Park.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 1' | +1 |

Assist(s) | None

6th (-1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Alan Porter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, 1973-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 1-3
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 2-3
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
CB Charlie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 1’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, (50 seconds)
🥅 | 4’ Goal, 1-1, (Newcastle United), Paul Cannell
🥅 | 15’ Goal, 1-2, (Newcastle United), Graham Oates
🥅 | 22’ Goal, 1-3, (Newcastle United), Paul Cannell
🕒 | HT Newcastle United 3-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | Goal, 2-3, Brian Little
🕒 | FT Newcastle United 3-2 Aston Villa

🟥 10 May 1977, Villa 1-2 Birmingham, St Andrew's.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 53' |

Assist(s) | None

5th (-)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🟨 | 30' Booking, Leighton Phillips, Barge
🟥 | 30’ Sending off, Leighton Phillips, flicking the V at referee Reeves
🕒 | HT Birmingham City 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 53’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan
🥅 | 76' Goal, 1-1, (Birmingham City), Terry Hibbitt
🟥 | 78’ Sending off, (Birmingham City), Joe Gallagher, Stamp on John Deehan
🥅 | 80' Goal, 1-2, (Birmingham City, pen), Trevor Francis latest dive earns an unjustified spot kick against makeshift defender Andy Gray
🕒 | FT Birmingham City 2-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Chris Nicholl, Persistent fouling
🟨 | Booking, John Robson, Throwing the ball away

🟩 7 May 1977, Villa 2-1 Leeds, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 61' | Alex Cropley | 73' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 61' | 73' |

5th (-)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🥅 | 30' Goal, 0-1, (Leeds United), David McNiven
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Leeds United
⚽ | 61’ Goal, 1-1, John Deehan, Assist by Brian Little
⚽ | 73' Goal, 2-1, Alex Cropley, Assist by Brian Little
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Leeds United

🟨 4 May 1977, Villa 1-1 Manchester City, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 69' |

Assist(s) | John Robson | 69' |

5th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tom Reynolds | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Swansea, 1968-1979 🆘
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester City
🥅 | 53’ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Dennis Tueart
⚽ | 69’ Goal, 1-1, Brian Little, Assist by John Robson
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester City

🟨 | Booking, John Deehan, Tackle

🟥 30 April 1977, Villa 1-3 Tottenham, White Hart Lane.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 9' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 9' |

5th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Cliff Maskell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cambridgeshire, 1976-1982
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-3
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Keith Masefield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 9’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🥅 | 10’ Goal, 1-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Glenn Hoddle
🕒 | HT Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 84’ Goal, 1-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Jones
🥅 | 87’ Goal, 1-3, (Tottenham Hotspur), Peter Taylor
🕒 | FT Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Aston Villa

🟥 25 April 1977, Villa 0-3 Arsenal, Highbury.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

5th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-3
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Charlie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M David T Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
RB Keith Masefield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🥅 | 28’ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Malcolm Macdonald
🥅 | 30’ Goal, 0-2, (Arsenal), George Armstrong
🕒 | HT Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 59’ Goal, 0-3, (Arsenal), Liam Brady
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, David Hughes, Sub on, Keith Masefield
💥 | 87' Missed penalty, (Arsenal), Malcolm Macdonald
🕒 | FT Arsenal 3-0 Aston Villa

🟩 23 April 1977, Villa 1-0 Norwich, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 30' |

Assist(s) | Alex Cropley | 30' |

5th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Keith Hackett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Charlie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M David T Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 30’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Alex Cropley
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich City
🔁 | 72’ Sub off, Dennis Mortimer, Sub on, David Hughes
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich City

🟩 20 April 1977, Villa 2-1 Tottenham, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 26' | John Deehan | 44' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 26' | Gordon Smith | 44' |

5th (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Gow | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Swansea, 1963-1978
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
CB Charlie Young

Match Timeline

⚽ | 26’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
⚽ | 44’ Goal, 2-0, John Deehan, Assist by Gordon Smith
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
🥅 | 47’ Goal, 2-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Gerry Armstrong
🔁 | 71’ Sub off, Chris Nicholl, Sub on, Charlie Young
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

🟩 16 April 1977, Villa 3-2 Coventry, Highfield Road.

Scorer(s) | Gordon Cowans | 41' | John Deehan | 80' | Brian Little | 84' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 80' | Gordon Cowans | 84' |

6th= (+1)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🥅 | 31’ Goal, 0-1, (Coventry City), Ian Wallace
⚽ | 40’ Goal, 1-1, Gordon Cowans
🥅 | 41’ Goal, 1-2, (Coventry City), Ian Wallace
🕒 | HT Coventry City 2-1 Aston Villa
🟥 | 55’ Sending off, (Coventry City), Alan Dugdale
⚽ | 80’ Goal, 2-2, John Deehan, Assist by Brian Little
⚽ | 84’ Goal, 3-2, Brian Little, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT Coventry City 2-3 Aston Villa

🟩 13 April 1977, Villa 3-2 Everton, Old Trafford.

Scorer(s) | Chris Nicholl | 80' | Brian Little | 81' | 118' |

Assist(s) | Gordon Smith | 118' |

Final

League Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Gordon Kew | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Middlesbrough, 1966-1977
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
AET Result: 🟩 Won
AET Score: 🟩 3-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🟨 | 37’ Booking, Chris Nicholl
🥅 | 38’ Goal, 0-1, (Everton), Bob Latchford
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Everton
⚽ | 80’ Goal, 1-1 Chris Nicholl
⚽ | 81’ Goal, 2-1 Brian Little
🥅 | 82’ Goal, 2-2, (Everton), Mick Lyons
🔁 | 103’ Sub off, John Gidman, Sub on, Gordon Smith
⚽ | 118’ Goal, 3-2, Brian Little, Assist by Gordon Smith
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-2 Everton

🟥 9 April 1977, Villa 1-2 Derby, Baseball Ground.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 10' |

Assist(s) | Andy Gray | 10' |

7th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Hunting | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 1968-1984 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 10’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Andy Gray
🔁 | 21’ Sub off, Frank Carrodus, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
💥 | 45’ Player leaves field of play, Andy Gray, injury, Villa reduced to 10
🕒 | HT Derby County 0-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 61’ Goal, 1-1, (Derby County), Leighton James
🥅 | 84’ Goal, 1-2, (Derby County), Derek Hales
🕒 | FT Derby County 2-1 Aston Villa

🟩 5 April 1977, Villa 1-0 Middlesbrough, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 26' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 26' |

7th (+1)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 26’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Middlesbrough
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Middlesbrough

🟨 2 April 1977, Villa 0-0 Bristol City, Ashton Gate.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

8th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Derek Nippard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Christchurch, 1967-1978 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
CB Charlie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

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

🟨 | Booking, John Gidman

🟩 23 March 1977, Villa 4-1 Sunderland, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Gidman | 26' | Andy Gray | 34' | John Deehan | 55' | 86' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 34' | Andy Gray | 55' | John Gidman | 86' |

8th (-3)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Homewood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Surrey, 1966-1979
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 4-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Charlie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 26’ Goal, 1-0, John Gidman
⚽ | 34’ Goal, 2-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Sunderland
⚽ | 55’ Goal, 3-0, John Deehan, Assist by Andy Gray
🥅 | 65’ Goal, 3-1, (Sunderland), Mel Holden
🟥 | 69’ Sending off, (Sunderland), Colin Waldron
⚽ | 86’ Goal, 4-1, John Deehan, Assist by John Gidman
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 4-1 Sunderland

🟥 19 March 1977, Villa 1-2 United, Old Trafford.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 2' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 2' |

Quarter Final

FA Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Clive White | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Harrow, 1973-1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Charlie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 2’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🥅 | 25’ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester United), Stewart Houston
🕒 | HT Manchester United 1-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 76’ Goal, 1-2, (Manchester United), Lou Macari
🕒 | FT Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Leighton Phillips
🟨 | Booking, Ray Graydon
🟨 | Booking, John Deehan

🟨 16 March 1977, Villa 1-1 Everton, Hillsborough.

Scorer(s) | Own Goal | 79' |

Assist(s) | None

Final

League Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Gordon Kew | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Middlesbrough, 1966-1977
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
AET Result: 🟨 Drew
AET Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Everton
⚽ | 79’ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Roger Kenyon
🥅 | 89’ Goal, 1-1, (Everton), Bob Latchford
🟨 | 90’ Booking, Dennis Mortimer, Dissent
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Everton

🟨 12 March 1977, Villa 0-0 Everton, Wembley Stadium.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

Final

League Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Gordon Kew | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Middlesbrough, 1966-1977 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
AET Result: 🟨 Drew
AET Score: 🟨 0-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Everton
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Everton

🟨 5 March 1977, Villa 1-1 Leicester, Filbert Street.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 23' |

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 23' |

5th (-1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Pat Partridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Middlesbrough, 1966-1981
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jake Findlay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 23’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🥅 | 40' Goal, 1-1, (Leicester City, pen), John Sammels
🕒 | HT Leicester City 1-1 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Leicester City 1-1 Aston Villa

🟩 2 March 1977, Villa 4-0 Derby, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 2' | John Gidman | 15' | Brian Little | 31' | Gordon Cowans | 81' |

Assist(s) | Chris Nicholl | 31' | John Deehan | 81' |

4th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ken Salmon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hadley Wood, Herts, 1974-1985
HT Score: 🟩 3-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 4-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M David T Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 2’ Goal, 1-0, Dennis Mortimer, 70 Seconds
⚽ | 15’ Goal, 2-0 John Gidman
⚽ | 31’ Goal, 3-0, Brian Little, Assist by Chris Nicholl
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 3-0 Derby County
🔁 | 79’ Sub off, David Hughes, Sub on, Gordon Smith
⚽ | 81’ Goal, 4-0, Gordon Cowans, Assist by John Deehan
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 4-0 Derby County

🟩 26 February 1977, Villa 3-0 Port Vale, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Chris Nicholl | 18' | Brian Little | 79' | John Deehan | 86' |

Assist(s) | Alex Cropley | 86' |

5th Round

FA Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Arthur Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ormskirk, 1963-1977
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 18’ Goal, 1-0, Chris Nicholl
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Port Vale
🔁 | 74’ Sub off, Andy Gray, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
⚽ | 79’ Goal, 2-0, Brian Little
⚽ | 86’ Goal, 3-0, John Deehan, Assist by Alex Cropley
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Port Vale

🟩 22 February 1977, Villa 3-0 QPR, Highbury.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 21' | 28' | 89' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 21' | 89' |

Semi Final

League Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Bob Matthewson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, 1968-1977
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 21’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
⚽ | 28’ Goal, 2-0, Brian Little
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Queens Park Rangers
🔁 | 50' Sub off, Alex Cropley, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
⚽ | 89’ Goal, 3-0, Brian Little, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Queens Park Rangers

🟨 | Booking, John Deehan

🟨 16 February 1977, Villa 2-2 QPR, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 63' | 97' |

Assist(s) | Andy Gray | 63' | John Gidman | 97' |

Semi Final

League Cup

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Queens Park Rangers
⚽ | 63’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Andy Gray
🟨 | 79' Booking, Alex Cropley, Late tackle
🥅 | 79’ Goal, 1-1, (Queens Park Rangers), Gerry Francis
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Queens Park Rangers
⚽ | 97’ Goal, 2-1, John Deehan, Assist by John Gidman
💥 | 112’ Missed penalty (Queens Park Rangers), Don Givens
🥅 | 114’ Goal, 2-2, (Queens Park Rangers), Peter Eastoe
🕒 | AET Aston Villa 2-2 Queens Park Rangers

🟥 12 February 1977, Villa 0-1 Ipswich, Portman Road.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

4th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Trevor Spencer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Salisbury, 1971-1985
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

💥 | 30' Missed Penalty (Ipswich Town), Kevin Beattie
🥅 | 45’ Goal, 0-1, (Ipswich Town), Clive Woods
🕒 | HT Ipswich Town 1-0 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Ipswich Town 1-0 Aston Villa

🟩 5 February 1977, Villa 2-0 Everton, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 27' | Brian Little | 76' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 76' |

4th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Daniels | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Essex, 1968-1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 27’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Everton
🔁 | 61’ Sub off, Andy Gray, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
⚽ | 76’ Goal, 2-0, Brian Little, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Everton

🟨 1 February 1977, Villa 0-0 QPR, Loftus Road.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

Semi Final

League Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Arthur Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ormskirk, 1963-1977
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Aston Villa

🟩 29 January 1977, Villa 3-0 West Ham, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 57' | 66' | Dennis Mortimer | 77' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 57' | John Deehan | 77' |

4th Round

FA Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Pat Partridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Middlesbrough, 1966-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham United
⚽ | 57’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Brian Little
⚽ | 66' Goal, 2-0, John Deehan
⚽ | 77' Goal, 3-0, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by John Deehan
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 West Ham United

🟩 22 January 1977, Villa 1-0 West Ham, Villa Park.

Scorer)s) | Andy Gray | 3' |

Assist(s) | John Deehan | 3' |

4th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Alf Grey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Great Yarmouth, 1972-1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 3’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by John Deehan
🕒 | HT West Ham United 0-1 Aston Villa
🔁 | 88’ Sub off, Alex Cropley, Sub on, Gordon Smith
🕒 | FT West Ham United 0-1 Aston Villa

🟩 8 January 1977, Villa 1-0 Leicester, Filbert Street.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 84' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 84' |

3rd Round

FA Cup

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Leicester City 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 84’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
🕒 | FT Leicester City 0-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Leighton Phillips, Tackle.

🟥 1 January 1977, Villa 0-2 United, Old Trafford.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

4th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Roy Capey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Crewe, 1967-1977 🆘
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🥅 | 15' Goal, 0-1, (Manchester United), Stuart Pearson
🥅 | 23' Goal, 0-2, (Manchester United), Stuart Pearson
🕒 | HT Manchester United 2-0 Aston Villa
💥 | 85’ Missed penalty, (Manchester United), Sammy McIlroy
🕒 | FT Manchester United 2-0 Aston Villa

🟥 27 December 1976, Villa 2-3 Middlesbrough, Ayresome Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 14' | David Hughes | 66' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 14' |

4th= (-1)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jake Findlay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Charlie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M David T Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🟢 | 1’ Debut, David Hughes
🥅 | 5’ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), David Mills
⚽ | 14’ Goal, 1-1, Andy Gray, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🥅 | 19’ Goal, 1-2, (Middlesbrough), David Mills
🥅 | 29’ Goal, 1-3, (Middlesbrough), David Mills
🕒 | HT Middlesbrough 3-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 66' Goal, 3-2, David Hughes
🕒 | FT Middlesbrough 3-2 Aston Villa

🟩 18 December 1976, Villa 2-1 Newcastle, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 30' | 85' |

Assist(s) | Charlie Young | 30' | Brian Little | 85' |

3rd= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Keith Hackett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sheffield, 1976-1994
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jake Findlay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Charlie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
FB Mick Buttress | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🥅 | 27’ Goal, 0-1, (Newcastle United), Alan Gowling
⚽ | 30’ Goal, 1-1, John Deehan, Assist by Charlie Young
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Newcastle United
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Alex Cropley, Sub on, Mick Buttress
⚽ | 85’ Goal, 2-1, John Deehan, Assist by Brian Little
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Newcastle United

🟩 15 December 1976, Villa 5-1 Liverpool, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 9’ | 44' | John Deehan | 11’ | 21' | Brian Little | 31’ |

Assist(s) | John Robson | 9' | Dennis Mortimer | 11' | 44' | John Gidman | 31' |

3rd= (+2)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ken Ridden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Shrewsbury, 1974-1977
HT Score: 🟩 5-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 5-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jake Findlay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Charlie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
FB Mick Buttress | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 9’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by John Robson
⚽ | 11’ Goal, 2-0, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
⚽ | 21’ Goal, 3-0, John Deehan
⚽ | 31’ Goal, 4-0, Brian Little, Assist by John Gidman
🥅 | 40’ Goal, 4-1, (Liverpool), Ray Kennedy
⚽ | 44’ Goal, Andy Gray, 5-1, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 5-1 Liverpool
🔁 | 54’ Sub off, Alex Cropley, Sub on, Mick Buttress 🟢
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 5-1 Liverpool

🟩 11 December 1976, Villa 3-1 Leeds, Elland Road.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 25' | 58' | Alex Cropley | 70' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 25' | Leighton Phillips | 58' | John Deehan | 70' |

5th (-1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: George Nolan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Stockport, 1974-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jake Findlay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Charlie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Charlie Young
⚽ | 25’ Goal, 1-0. Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Littlle
🕒 | HT Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 47’ Goal, 1-1, (Leeds United), David McNiven
⚽ | 58’ Goal, 2-1, Andy Gray, Assist by Leighton Phillips
⚽ | 70’ Goal, 3-1, Alex Cropley, Assist by John Deehan
🕒 | FT Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa

🟩 1 December 1976, Villa 2-0 Millwall, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Chris Nicholl | 8' | Brian Little | 90' |

Assist(s) | Alex Cropley | 8' | Frank Carrodus | 90' |

Quarter Final

League Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Eric Read | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, 1974-1985
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jake Findlay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Steve Hunt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 8’ Goal, 1-0, Chris Nicholl, Assist by Alex Cropley
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Millwall
⚽ | 90’ Goal, 2-0, Brian Little, Assist by Frank Carrodus
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Millwall

🟨 | Booking, Andy Gray, Dissent.

🟨 27 November 1976, Villa 1-1 Norwich, Carrow Road.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 36' |

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 36' |

4th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Darryl Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Uxbridge, 1975-1989
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jake Findlay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🟨 | 25’ Booking, Alex Cropley
🥅 | 33’ Goal, 0-1, (Norwich City), Phil Boyer
⚽ | 36’ Goal, 1-1, Brian Little, Assist by John Gidman
🕒 | HT Norwich City 1-1 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Norwich City 1-1 Aston Villa

🟨 20 November 1976, Villa 2-2 Coventry, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Gidman | 44' | Andy Gray | 74' |

Assist(s) | Frank Carrodus | 44' | Alex Cropley | 74' |

4th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Yates | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Redditch, 1966-1977
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jake Findlay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 44’ Goal, 1-0, John Gidman, Assist by Frank Carrodus
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Coventry City
🥅 | 47’ Goal, 1-1, (Coventry City), Mick Ferguson
🥅 | 53’ Goal, 1-2, (Coventry City), Mick Ferguson
⚽ | 74’ Goal, 2-2, Andy Gray, Assist by Alex Cropley
🟥 | 77’ Sending off, (Coventry City), John Beck, Kick
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Coventry City

🟨 10 November 1976, Villa 1-1 Albion, The Hawthorns.

Scorer(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 15' |

Assist(s) | None

4th (-1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ken Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rugby, 1971-1987 🆘
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 15’ Goal, 1-0, Dennis Mortimer
🟨 | 38’ Booking, Andy Gray, Foul
🕒 | HT West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Aston Villa
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Ray Graydon, Sub on, John Robson
🥅 | 83’ Goal, 1-1, (West Bromwich Albion), John Wile
🕒 | FT West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Leighton Phillips, Dissent

🟩 6 November 1976, Villa 3-2 United, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 39' | Andy Gray | 46' | 54' |

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 39' | Frank Carrodus | 46' | Ray Graydon | 54' |

3rd= (+4)

Division One

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: 🟩 3-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🥅 | 24’ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester United), Stuart Pearson
⚽ | 39’ Goal, 1-1, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by John Gidman
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester United
⚽ | 46’ Goal, 2-1, Andy Gray, Assist by Frank Carrodus
🥅 | 49’ Goal, 2-2, (Manchester United), Gordon Hill
⚽ | 54’ Goal, 3-2, Andy Gray, Assist by Ray Graydon
💥 | 67’ Missed penalty, Ray Graydon
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-2 Manchester United

🟥 30 October 1976, Villa 0-3 Liverpool, Anfield.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

7th= (-5)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tony Morrissey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cheshire, 1968-1979
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-3
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Liverpool 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 74’ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Ian Callaghan
🥅 | 79’ Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool), Terry McDermott
🥅 | 86’ Goal, 0-3, (Liverpool), Kevin Keegan
🕒 | FT Liverpool 3-0 Aston Villa

🟩 27 October 1976, Villa 5-1 Wrexham, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 38' | 58' | Frank Carrodus | 40' | Chris Nicholl | 63' | Andy Gray | 79' |

Assist(s) | Chris Nicholl | 38' | Andy Gray | 40' | Dennis Mortimer | 63' | Ray Graydon | 79' |

4th Round

League Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Bert Newsome | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Shropshire, 1973-1983
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 5-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🥅 | 7’ Goal, (Wrexham), Graham Whittle
⚽ | 38’ Goal, Brian Little, Assist by Chris Nicholl
⚽ | 40’ Goal, Frank Carrodus, Assist by Andy Gray
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Wrexham
⚽ | 58’ Goal, Brian Little
⚽ | 63’ Goal, Chris Nicholl, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
⚽ | 79’ Goal, Andy Gray, Assist by Ray Graydon
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 5-1 Wrexham

🟩 23 October 1976, Villa 3-1 Bristol City, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Chris Nicholl | 51' | John Gidman | 64' | Ray Graydon | 78' |

Assist(s) | Alex Cropley | 51' | 64' | Brian Little | 78' |

2nd= (+2)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Roger Kirkpatrick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 1966-1979
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🥅 | 27’ Goal (Bristol City), Tom Ritchie
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Bristol City
⚽ | 51’ Goal, Chris Nicholl, Assist by Alex Cropley
⚽ | 64’ Goal, John Gidman, Assist by Alex Cropley
⚽ | 78’ Goal, Ray Graydon, Assist by Brian Little
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Bristol City

🟩 20 October 1976, Villa 5-1 Arsenal, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 36' | Ray Graydon | 39' (pen) | Andy Gray | 62' | 73' | Brian Little | 86' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 62' | Ray Graydon | 73' | John Gidman | 86' |

4th= (+7)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Jeff Sewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 1975-1980
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 5-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🥅 | 18’ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Alan Ball
⚽ | 36’ Goal, 1-1, Dennis Mortimer
⚽ | 39’ Goal, 2-1, Ray Graydon (pen)
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Arsenal
⚽ | 62’ Goal, 3-1, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
⚽ | 73’ Goal, 4-1, Andy Gray, Assist by Ray Graydon
⚽ | 86’ Goal, 5-1, Brian Little, Assist by John Gidman
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 5-1 Arsenal

🟩 16 October 1976, Villa 1-0 Sunderland, Roker Park.

Scorer(s) | Alex Cropley | 75' |

Assist(s) | None

11th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Terry Farley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | County Durham 1975-1981 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Sunderland 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 75’ Goal, 1-0, Alex Cropley
🕒 | FT Sunderland 0-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Alex Cropley, Lunge
🟨 | Booking, Dennis Mortimer, Tackle

🟥 2 October 1976, Villa 0-1 Stoke, Victoria Ground.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

11th= (-6)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Wrennall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chorley, 1971-1979 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🟨 | 29' Booking, Dennis Mortimer
🥅 | 39’ Goal, 0-1, (Stoke City), Terry Conroy
🕒 | HT Stoke City 1-0 Aston Villa
💥 | 51' Missed penalty, Ray Graydon
🕒 | FT Stoke City 1-0 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Chris Nicholl

🟩 25 September 1976, Villa 2-0 Leicester, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Ray Graydon | 13' (pen) | Andy Gray | 82' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 82' |

5th= (+3)

Division One

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: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Alex Cropley
⚽ | 13’ Goal, 1-0, Ray Graydon (pen)
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Leicester City
⚽ | 82’ Goal, 2-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Leicester City

🟩 21 September 1976, Villa 2-1 Norwich, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 39' | 63' |

Assist(s) | Ray Graydon | 39' | Brian Little | 63' |

3rd Round

League Cup

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 39' Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Ray Graydon
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich City
🥅 | 52’ Goal, 1-1, (Norwich City), Colin Suggett
⚽ | 63’ Goal, 2-1, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Norwich City

🟥 18 September 1976, Villa 1-2 Birmingham, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 14' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 14' |

8th= (-4)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
W Steve Hunt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🟨 | 11' Booking, John Robson, High tackle
⚽ | 14’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
🥅 | 30’ Goal, 1-1, (Birmingham City), Kenny Burns
🥅 | 44’ Goal, 1-2, (Birmingham City), John Connolly
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-2 Birmingham City
🔁 | 67’ Sub off, John Robson, Sub on Steve Hunt
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Birmingham City

🟥 11 September 1976, Villa 1-2 QPR, Loftus Road.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 30' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 30' |

4th= (-3)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Derek Nippard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Christchurch, 1967-1978
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 30’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🥅 | 35’ Goal, 1-1, (Queen Park Rangers), Don Masson
🕒 | HT Queen Park Rangers 1-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 56’ Goal, 1-2, (Queen Park Rangers), Dave Clement
🔁 | 75' Sub off, John Robson, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT Queen Park Rangers 2-1 Aston Villa

🟩 4 September 1976, Villa 5-2 Ipswich, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 6' | Andy Gray | 57' | 62' | 77' | Ray Graydon | 89' |

Assist(s) | John Robson | 6' | Brian Little | 57' | Gordon Smith | 77' |

1st= (-)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 6’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by John Robson
🥅 | 17’ Goal, 1-1, (Ipswich Town), John Wark
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Ipswich Town
⚽ | 57’ Goal, 2-1, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
⚽ | 62’ Goal, 3-1, Andy Gray
🥅 | 76’ Goal, 3-2, (Ipswich Town), Keith Bertschin
⚽ | 77’ Goal, 4-2, Andy Gray, Assist by Gordon Smith
⚽ | 89’ Goal, 5-2, Ray Graydon
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 5-2 Ipswich Town

🟨 | Booking, John Robson

🟩 2 September 1976, Villa 3-0 Manchester City, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 33' | 47' | Ray Graydon | 71' |

Assist(s) | Chris Nicholl | 33' | 47' | Andy Gray | 71' |

2nd Round

League Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Peter Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 1972-1981
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 33’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Chris Nicholl
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City
⚽ | 47’ Goal, 2-0, Brian Little, Assist by Chris Nicholl
⚽ | 71’ Goal, 3-0, Ray Graydon, Assist by Andy Gray
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Manchester City

🟨 | Booking, John Gidman, Foul
🟨 | Booking, Andy Gray, Tackle from behind

🟩 28 August 1976, Villa 2-0 Everton, Goodison Park.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 20' | Own Goal | 34' |

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 20' |

1st= (+8)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Pat Partridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | County Durham, 1966-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 20’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by John Gidman
⚽ | 34’ Goal, 2-0, Own Goal, Mick Lyons
🕒 | HT Everton 0-2 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Everton 0-2 Aston Villa

🟥 25 August 1976, Villa 0-2 Manchester City, Maine Road.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

9th (-8)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Walter Johnson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kendal, 1970-1978
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🥅 | 11’ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Dennis Tueart
🟨 | 25’ Booking, Leighton Phillips, Retaliation
🥅 | 27’ Goal, 0-2, (Manchester City), Dave Watson
🕒 | HT Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa
🟨 | 77’ Booking, Frank Carrodus, Trip
🕒 | FT Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa

🟩 21 August 1976, Villa 4-0 West Ham, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 49' | 75' | Ray Graydon | 54' | 60' (pen) |

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 49' |

1st=

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Clive Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Treorchy, 1966–1984
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 4-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK John Burridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Chris Nicholl | 🇬🇧 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Graydon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Gordon Smith
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham United
⚽ | 49’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by John Gidman
⚽ | 54’ Goal, 2-0, Ray Graydon
⚽ | 60’ Goal, 3-0, Ray Graydon (pen)
⚽ | 75’ Goal, 4-0, Andy Gray
💥 | 83’ Missed penalty, Ray Graydon
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 4-0 West Ham United

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