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1977-78

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🟥 2 May 1978, Villa 1-3 Wolves, Molineux.

Scorer(s) | Frank Carrodus | 28' |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

8th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Homewood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Surrey, 1966-1979
HT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-3
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🥅 | 15’ Goal, 1-0, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), John Richards
⚽ | 28’ Goal, 1-1, Frank Carrodus
🥅 | 39’ Goal, 1-2, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Mel Eves
🕒 | HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Aston Villa
🔁 | 46’ Sub off Andy Gray, Sub on, John Gregory
🥅 | 86’ Goal, 1-3, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Billy Rafferty
🕒 | FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 Aston Villa

🟩 29 April 1978, Villa 6-1 Ipswich, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 14' | 45' | Andy Gray | 17' | Brian Little | 23' | Frank Carrodus | 53' | Gordon Cowans | 68' |

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 14' | Brian Little | 17' | 45' | 53' | John Deehan | 23' | Andy Gray | 68' |

8th= (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Gwyn Owen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Anglesey, 1972-1982
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 4-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 6-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 14’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Gordon Cowans
⚽ | 17’ Goal, 2-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
⚽ | 23’ Goal, 3-0, Brian Little, Assist by John Deehan
⚽ | 45’ Goal, 4-0, John Deehan, Assist by Brian Little
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 4-0 Ipswich Town
⚽ | 53’ Goal, 5-0, Frank Carrodus, Assist by Brian Little
⚽ | 68’ Goal, 6-0, Gordon Cowans, Assist by Andy Gray
🥅 | 89' Goal, 6-1, (Ipswich Town), Trevor Whymark
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 6-1 Ipswich Town

🟩 26 April 1978, Villa 3-1 Leeds, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 2' | Brian Little | 72' | Dennis Mortimer | 74' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 2' | John Deehan | 72' | Andy Gray | 74' |

9th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Eric Read | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, 1974-1985
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 2’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds United
🥅 | 50’ Goal, 1-1, (Leeds United), Ray Hankin
⚽ | 72’ Goal, Brian Little, Assist by John Deehan
⚽ | 74’ Goal, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by Andy Gray
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Leeds United

🟩 22 April 1978, Villa 3-0 Albion, The Hawthorns.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 25' | Gordon Cowans | 33' | Dennis Mortimer | 40' |

Assist(s) | Andy Gray | 25' | 33' |

9th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Gow | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Swansea, 1963-1978
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 3-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 25’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Andy Gray
⚽ | 33’ Goal, 2-0, Gordon Cowans, Assist by Andy Gray
⚽ | 40’ Goal, 3-0, Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Aston Villa

🟩 17 April 1978, Villa 2-0 Newcastle, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Gordon Cowans | 24' | Andy Gray | 69' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 24' | 77' |

9th (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Alan Turvey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Basingstoke, 1973–1978
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 24’ Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Newcastle United
⚽ | 69’ Goal, 2-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🔁 | 77’ Sub off, Ken McNaught, Sub on, John Gregory
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United

🟩 15 April 1978, Villa 2-0 Chelsea, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Gordon Cowans | 55' | Own Goal | 87' |

Assist(s) | Andy Gray | 55' |

10th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Alex Lees | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bridgwater, 1972-1978
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Chelsea
⚽ | 55’ Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans, Assist by Andy Gray
⚽ | 87’ Goal, 2-0, Own Goal, Stephen Wicks
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Chelsea

🟨 8 April 1978, Villa 1-1 Newcastle, St James' Park.

Scorer(s) | Allan Evans | 67' |

Assist(s) | John Deehan | 67' |

10th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ron Chadwick | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Darwen, 1975–1983 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Newcastle United 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 67’ Goal, 1-0, Allan Evans, Assist by John Deehan
🥅 | 76’ Goal, 1-1, (Newcastle United, pen), Micky Burns
🕒 | FT Newcastle United 1-1 Aston Villa

🟥 5 April 1978, Villa 0-1 Forest, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

10th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Edward Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Weston-Super-Mare, 1976-1979 🆘
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
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 Nottingham Forest
💥 | 76’ Referee Hughes fails to award a penalty for a blatant barge in the penalty area
💥 | 76’ Referee Hughes fails to award a penalty for a blatant handball on the line
🥅 | 86’ Goal, 0-1, (Nottingham Forest), Tony Woodcock
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Nottingham Forest

🟥 1 April 1978, Villa 0-3 Liverpool, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

10th (-1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ron Crabb | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Exeter, 1970-1978
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-3
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-3
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟥

Team

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

Subs:
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🥅 | 3’ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Kenny Dalglish
🥅 | 18’ Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool), Kenny Dalglish
🥅 | 21’ Goal, 0-3, (Liverpool), Alan Kennedy
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-3 Liverpool
🔁 | 80’ Sub off, Frank Carrodus, Sub on, John Gregory
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-3 Liverpool

🟨 29 March 1978, Villa 1-1 United, Old Trafford.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 71' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 71' |

9th (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Peter Willis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bishop Auckland, 1972-1986 🆘
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
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

💥 | 42' Referee Willis awards a penalty against Jimmy Rimmer despite a clean challenge
💥 | 43’ Missed penalty, (Manchester United), Brian Greenhoff
🕒 | HT Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa
💥 | Referee Willis denies Villa a clear penalty
⚽ | 50’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🥅 | 52’ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester United), Sammy McIlroy
💥 | 73' Referee Willis fails to send off Macari for a goal preventing foul
💥 | Referee Willis denies Villa a clear penalty for a second time
🕒 | FT Manchester United 1-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Andy Gray, Dissent
🟨 | Booking, Gordon Smith, Dissent

🟨 25 March 1978, Villa 0-0 Derby, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

10th (-1)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Derby County
🟥 | 70’ Sending off, (Derby County), Peter Daniel
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-0 Derby County

🔁 | Sub off, Gordon Cowans, Sub on, John Deehan

🟨 | Booking, Gordon Smith, Kicking ball away

🟩 21 March 1978, Villa 3-2 Coventry, Highfield Road.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 34' | Ken McNaught | 40' | Andy Gray | 69' |

Assist(s) | John Gregory | 34' | Dennis Mortimer | 40' | John Gidman | 69' |

9th (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Alan Robinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Portsmouth, 1973-1986
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 34’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by John Gregory
⚽ | 40’ Goal, 2-0, Ken McNaught, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Coventry City 0-2 Aston Villa
⚽ | 69’ Goal, 3-0, Andy Gray, Assist by John Gidman
🥅 | 71’ Goal, 3-1, (Coventry City), Bobby McDonald
🟨 | 77’ Booking, Gordon Smith, Foul
🥅 | 83’ Goal, 3-2, (Coventry City), Bobby McDonald
🕒 | FT Coventry City 2-3 Aston Villa

🔁 | Sub off, Frank Carrodus, Sub on, John Deehan

🟩 18 March 1978, Villa 4-1 West Ham, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Gregory | 18' | 79' | John Deehan | 33' | Dennis Mortimer | 75' |

Assist(s) | Frank Carrodus | 18' | 75' | Brian Little | 33' | Dennis Mortimer | 79' |

10th= (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Derek Nippard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Christchurch, 1967-1978
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 4-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 18’ Goal, 1-0, John Gregory, Assist by Frank Carrodus
🥅 | 25' Goal, 1-1, (West Ham United), Trevor Brooking
⚽ | 33’ Goal, 2-1, John Deehan, Assist by Brian Little
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-1 West Ham United
⚽ | 75’ Goal, 3-1, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by Frank Carrodus
⚽ | 79’ Goal, 4-1, John Gregory, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 4-1 West Ham United

🟥 15 March 1978, Villa 1-2 Barcelona, Camp Nou.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 57' |

Assist(s) | None

Quarter Final

UEFA Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Doğan Babacan | 🇹🇷 | Istanbul, 1968-1978
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Aggregate Result: 🟥 Lost
Aggregate Score: 🟥 3-4
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🟥 | 24’ Sending off, John Gidman, Retaliation
🕒 | HT Barcelona 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 57’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little
🥅 | 67’ Goal, 1-1, (Barcelona), Migueli
🥅 | 77’ Goal, 2-1, (Barcelona), Asensi
🕒 | FT Barcelona 2-1 Aston Villa

🟥 11 March 1978, Villa 1-2 Norwich, Carrow Road.

Scorer(s) | John Gregory | 87' |

Assist(s) | Gordon Smith | 87' |

11th= (-1)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🥅 | 31’ Goal, 0-1, (Norwich City), Kevin Reeves
🕒 | HT Norwich City 1-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 64’ Sub off, Allan Evans, Sub on, John Gregory
🥅 | 84’ Goal, 0-2, (Norwich City, pen), John Ryan
⚽ | 87’ Goal, 2-1, John Gregory, Assist by Gordon Smith
🕒 | FT Norwich City 2-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Ken McNaught, Foul
🟨 | Booking, Tommy Craig, Late tackle
🟨 | Booking, Gordon Smith

🟨 4 March 1978, Villa 0-0 Leicester, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

10th= (-)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

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

🟨 1 March 1978, Villa 2-2 Barcelona, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Ken McNaught | 85' | John Deehan | 88' |

Assist(s) | Gordon Smith | 85' | Allan Evans | 88' |

Quarter Final

UEFA Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: César Correia | 🇵🇹 | São Brás de Alportel, 1973-1981 🆘
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D David Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🟢 | 1’ Debut, David Evans
🥅 | 20’ Goal, 1-0, (Barcelona), John Cruyff
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Barcelona
🔁 | 61’ Sub off, David Evans, Sub on, Allan Evans 🟢
🥅 | 78’ Goal, 2-0, (Barcelona), Zuviria
⚽ | 85’ Goal, 2-1, Ken McNaught, Assist by Gordon Smith
⚽ | 88’ Goal, 2-2, John Deehan, Assist by Allan Evans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Barcelona

🟥 25 February 1978, Villa 0-1 Birmingham, St Andrew's.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

10th= (-2)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🔁 | 30’ Sub off, John Gidman (Injury), Sub on, John Gregory
🕒 | HT Birmingham City 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 58’ Goal, 0-1, (Birmingham City), Trevor Francis
🕒 | FT Birmingham City 1-0 Aston Villa

🟩 4 February 1978, Villa 1-0 Arsenal, Highbury.

Scorer(s) | Own Goal | 22' |

Assist(s) | None

8th= (+2)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Lester Shapter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Torquay, 1974-1992 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 22’ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Malcolm MacDonald
🕒 | HT Arsenal 0-1 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Arsenal 0-1 Aston Villa

🟩 28 January 1978, Villa 1-0 Bristol City, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 80' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 80' |

10th= (+1)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Tommy Craig
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Bristol City
⚽ | 80’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Brian Little
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Bristol City

🟥 14 January 1978, Villa 0-1 Everton, Goodison Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

11th (-)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Mick Buttress | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🔁 | 8’ Sub off, Andy Gray (Injury), Sub on, Ivor Linton
🥅 | 22’ Goal, (Everton), Andy King
🕒 | HT Everton 1-0 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Everton 1-0 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Gordon Smith, Foul.

🟥 7 January 1978, Villa 1-4 Everton, Goodison Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 42' |

Assist(s) | None

3rd Round

FA Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Clive Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Treorchy, 1966–1984 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 1-3
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-4
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🥅 | 20’ Goal, 1-0, (Everton), Andy King
🟨 | 25’ Booking, Leighton Phillips, Dissent
🥅 | 25’ Goal, 2-0, (Everton, pen), Trevor Ross
🥅 | 40’ Goal, 3-0, (Everton), Duncan McKenzie
⚽ | 42’ Goal, 3-1, Andy Gray
🕒 | HT Everton 3-1, Aston Villa
🥅 | 58’ Goal, 4-1, (Everton), Bob Latchford
🔁 | 58’ Sub off, Frank Carrodus, Sub on, John Deehan
🟥 | 87’ Sending off, Leighton Phillips, “Gesture”
🕒 | FT Everton 4-1 Aston Villa

🟨 2 January 1978, Villa 1-1 QPR, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 22' |

Assist(s) | Andy Gray | 22' |

11th (-1)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 22’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Andy Gray
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
🥅 | 62’ Goal, 1-1, (Queens Park Rangers), Gordon Smith, o.g.
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Queens Park Rangers

🟥 31 December 1977, Villa 0-2 Manchester City, Maine Road.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

10th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Keith Styles | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Barnsley, 1967-1979
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Manchester City 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 49' Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Peter Barnes
🥅 | Goal, 0-2, (Manchester City), Brian Kidd
🕒 | FT Manchester City 2-0 Aston Villa

🟩 27 December 1977, Villa 3-0 Derby, Baseball Ground.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 8' | Andy Gray | 37' | John Deehan | 89' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 89' |

10th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Hunting | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 1968-1984
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 8’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little
⚽ | 37’ Goal, 2-0, Andy Gray
🕒 | HT Derby County 0-2 Aston Villa
🔁 | 67' Sub off, Frank Carrodus, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
⚽ | 89’ Goal, 3-0, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Derby County 0-3 Aston Villa

🟨 26 December 1977, Villa 1-1 Coventry, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 73' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 73' |

10th= (+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 Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Coventry City
🥅 | 72’ Goal, (Coventry City), Ian Wallace
⚽ | 73’ Goal, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Coventry City

🟥 17 December 1977, Villa 0-1 Middlesbrough, Ayresome Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

11th= (-1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Arnold Challinor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Maltby, 1977-1984 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🟨 | 45’ Booking, John Gidman, Foul
🕒 | HT Middlesbrough 0-0 Aston Villa
🟥 | 72’ Sending off, John Gidman, Innocuous foul
🟨 | 72’ Booking, Andy Gray, Dissent
🥅 | 80’ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Graeme Hedley
🟨 | 86’ Booking, Leighton Phillips, Foul
🕒 | FT Middlesbrough 1-0 Aston Villa

🟩 10 December 1977, Villa 3-0 Albion, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Gordon Cowans | 39' | Andy Gray | 44' | John Gidman | 54' |

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 39' | 44' |

10th (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Jim Bent | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hemel Hempstead, 1972-1978 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🔁 | 18’ Sub off, Ken McNaught, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
⚽ | 35’ Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans, Assist by John Gidman
💥 | 44’ Villa reduced to 10 men, Player retired injured, Alex Cropley
⚽ | 44’ Goal, 2-0, Andy Gray, Assist by John Gidman
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
⚽ | 54’ Goal, 3-0, John Gidman
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 West Bromwich Albion

🟨 | Booking, Leighton Phillips, Heavy tackle.

🟨 7 December 1977, Villa 1-1 Bilbao, San Mamés.

Scorer(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 43' |

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 43' |

3rd Round

UEFA Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Jean Dubach | 🇨🇭 | Nidau, 1972-1978 🆘
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Aggregate Result: 🟩 Won
Aggregate Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 43’ Goal, 1-0, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by John Gidman
🕒 | HT Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 85’ Goal, 1-1, (Athletic Bilbao), Dani
🕒 | FT Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Gordon Smith, Dissent
🟨 | Booking, Andy Gray, Dissent

🟥 3 December 1977, Villa 0-2 Ipswich, Portman Road.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

11th (-4)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Colin Downey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hounslow, 1977-1988
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🥅 | 7’ Goal, 0-1, Ipswich Town, Trevor Whymark
🥅 | 38’ Goal, 0-2, Ipswich Town, Eric Gates
🕒 | HT Ipswich Town 2-0 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Ipswich Town 2-0 Aston Villa

🟥 29 November 1977, Villa 2-4 Forest, City Ground.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 78' | Frank Carrodus | 85' |

Assist(s) | Ken McNaught | 78' |

4th Round

League Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Clive Thomas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Treorchy, 1966–1984
HT Score: 🟥 0-3
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 2-4
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥

Team

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

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🥅 | 6' Goal, 0-1, (Nottingham Forest), Larry Lloyd
🥅 | 13' Goal, 0-2, (Nottingham Forest), Viv Anderson
🥅 | 24' Goal, 0-3, (Nottingham Forest), Peter Withe
🕒 | HT Nottingham Forest 3-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 52’ Goal, 0-4, (Nottingham Forest), Tony Woodcock
🔁 | 54’ Sub off, John Deehan, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
⚽ | 78’ Goal, 1-4, Brian Little, Assist by Ken McNaught
⚽ | 84’ Goal, 2-4, Frank Carrodus
🕒 | FT Nottingham Forest 4-2 Aston Villa

🟩 23 November 1977, Villa 2-0 Bilbao, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Own Goal | 33' | John Deehan | 78' |

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 78' |

3rd Round

UEFA Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Jan Beck | 🇳🇱 | Vreeswijk, 1967-1980
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
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

⚽ | 33’ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal (Iríbar)
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Athletic Bilbao
⚽ | 78’ Goal, 2-0, John Deehan, Assist by John Gidman
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Athletic Bilbao

🟨 19 November 1977, Villa 0-0 Chelsea, Stamford Bridge.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

7th= (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ray Toseland | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kettering, 1971-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
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

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

🟥 12 November 1977, Villa 0-1 Middlesbrough, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

8th= (-2)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🥅 | 21’ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Stan Cummings
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Middlesbrough
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Middlesbrough

🟩 5 November 1977, Villa 2-1 Liverpool, Anfield.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 41' | 72' |

Assist(s) | Frank Carrodus | 41' | Ken McNaught | 72' |

6th= (+2)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Keith Butcher | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kendal, 1974-1980
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 41’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Frank Carrodus
🕒 | HT Liverpool 1-0 Aston Villa
🟨 | 59’ Booking, John Gidman, Dissent
🥅 | 65’ Goal, 1-1, (Liverpool), Frank Carrodus o.g.
⚽ | 72’ Goal, 2-1, Andy Gray, Assist by Ken McNaught
🟨 | 83’ Booking, Alex Cropley, Foul
🕒 | FT Liverpool 1-2 Aston Villa

🟨 2 November 1977, Villa 1-1 Górnik, Górnik Zabrze Stadium.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 52' |

Assist(s) | Frank Carrodus | 52' |

2nd Round

UEFA Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Alberto Michelotti | 🇮🇹 | Parma, 1973-1980
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Aggregate Result: 🟩 Won
Aggregate Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟨

Team

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

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🥅 | 40’ Goal, 1-0, (Górnik Zabrze), Marcinkowski
🕒 | HT Górnik Zabrze 1-0 Aston Villa
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, John Deehan, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
⚽ | 52’ Goal, 1-1, Andy Gray, Assist by Frank Carrodus
🕒 | FT Górnik Zabrze 1-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Jimmy Rimmer, Time wasting

🟩 29 October 1977, Villa 2-1 United, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 31' | Alex Cropley | 40' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 31' | Dennis Mortimer | 40' |

8th= (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tony Glasson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Salisbury, 1973-1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩

Team

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

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 31’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
⚽ | 40’ Goal, 2-0, Alex Cropley, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Manchester United
🥅 | 83’ Goal, 2-1, (Manchester United), Jimmy Nicholl
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Manchester United

🟩 26 October 1977, Villa 1-0 QPR, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 40' (pen) |

Assist(s) | None

3rd Round

League Cup

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

Team

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

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🟨 | 13’ Booking, John Gidman, Not retreating ten yards
🟨 | 18’ Booking, Ken McNaught, Dissent
⚽ | 40’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray (pen)
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
🔁 | 74’ Sub off, John Deehan, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

🟨 22 October 1977, Villa 2-2 West Ham, Upton Park.

Scorer(s) | Ken McNaught | 25' | Andy Gray | 77' |

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 25' | John Deehan | 77' |

9th= (-1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Allan Gunn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Sussex, 1977-1994 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

Team

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

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🥅 | 23’ Goal, 0-1, (West Ham United), Trevor Brooking
⚽ | 25’ Goal, 1-1, Ken McNaught, Assist by John Gidman
💥 | 27’ Goal disallowed, John Deehan
🕒 | HT West Ham United 1-1 Aston Villa
💥 | 66’ Penalty ‘awarded’ then refused, John Deehan
🥅 | 72’ Goal, 1-2, (West Ham United), Derek Hales
⚽ | 77’ Goal, 2-2, Andy Gray, Assist by John Deehan
🔁 | Sub off, John Deehan, Sub on, Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT West Ham United 2-2 Aston Villa

🟩 19 October 1977, Villa 2-0 Górnik, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Ken McNaught | 11' | 54' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 11' | 54' |

2nd Round

UEFA Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ángel Franco Martínez | 🇪🇸 | Murcia, 1973-1985 🆘
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

Team

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

Subs:
GK Jake Findlay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 11’ Goal, 1-0, Ken McNaught, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🔁 | 19’ Sub off, Jimmy Rimmer, Sub on, Jake Findlay 🔴
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Górnik Zabrze
🟨 | 53' Booking, Alex Cropley, Handling after referee appeared to have given a free kick to Villa
⚽ | 54’ Goal, 2-0, Ken McNaught, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Górnik Zabrze

🟩 15 October 1977, Villa 3-0 Norwich, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 18' | Gordon Cowans | 62' | Brian Little | 77' |

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 18' | 62' | Andy Gray | 77' |

8th= (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tony Morrissey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Cheshire, 1968-1979 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟩

Team

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

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 18’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by John Gidman
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Norwich City
🔁 | Sub off, John Deehan (Injury), Sub on, Gordon Cowans
⚽ | 62’ Goal, 2-0, Gordon Cowans, Assist by John Gidman
⚽ | 77’ Goal, 3-0, Brian Little, Assist by Andy Gray
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Norwich City

🟩 8 October 1977, Villa 2-0 Leicester, Filbert Street.

Scorer(s) | Gordon Cowans | 49' | Andy Gray | 61' |

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 49' | Dennis Mortimer | 61' |

9th= (+4)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Reg Robinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Norwich, 1974-1980
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-0 |
Last 5 Games | WWLDW |

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Leicester City 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 49’ Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans, Assist by John Gidman
⚽ | 61' Goal, 2-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Leicester City 0-2 Aston Villa

🟨 5 October 1977, Villa 1-1 Leeds, Elland Road.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 32' |

Assist(s) | None

13th= (-)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 32’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray
🕒 | HT Leeds United 1-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 59’ Goal, 1-1, (Leeds United), Gordon McQueen
🕒 | FT Leeds United 1-1 Aston Villa

🟥 1 October 1977, Villa 0-1 Birmingham, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

13th= (-8)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Match Timeline

🔁 | 15’ Sub off, Brian Little (Injury), Sub on, Andy Gray
🥅 | 34’ Goal, 0-1, (Birmingham City), Keith Bertschin
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Birmingham City
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-1 Birmingham City

🟩 28 September 1977, Villa 2-0 Fenerbahçe, Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 6' | Brian Little | 52' |

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 6' | John Gregory | 52' |

1st Round

UEFA Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Anatoliy Ivanov | 🇷🇺 | Leningrad, 1954-1978
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Aggregate Result: 🟩 Won
Aggregate Score: 🟩 6-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 6’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🕒 | HT Fenerbahçe S.K. 0-1 Aston Villa
🔁 | 50’ Sub off, John Deehan (Concussion), Sub on, John Gregory
⚽ | 52’ Goal, 2-0, Brian Little, Assist by John Gregory
🔁 | 65’ Sub off, Gordon Cowans, Sub on, Ivor Linton
🕒 | FT Fenerbahçe S.K. 0-2 Aston Villa

🟩 23 September 1977, Villa 2-0 Wolves, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Own Goal | 75' | John Deehan | 90' |

Assist(s) | Alex Cropley | 90' |

5th= (+8)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
⚽ | 75’ Goal, 1-0, Own Goal, Colin Brazier
⚽ | 90’ Goal, 2-0, John Deehan, Assist by Alex Cropley
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

🟥 17 September 1977, Villa 0-2 Forest, City Ground.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

13th= (-3)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Alan Porter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, 1973-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥

Team

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

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🥅 | 6’ Goal, 0-1, (Nottingham Forest), Tony Woodcock
🕒 | HT Nottingham Forest 1-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 90’ Goal, 0-2, (Nottingham Forest), John Robertson
🕒 | FT Nottingham Forest 2-0 Aston Villa

🟩 14 September 1977, Villa 4-0 Fenerbahçe, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 12’ | John Deehan | 34' | 66' | Brian Little | 80' |

Assist(s) | Alex Cropley | 12' | Dennis Mortimer | 34' | Brian Little | 66' | Andy Gray | 80' |

1st Round

UEFA Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Charles Corver | 🇳🇱 | Leiden, 1972-1983
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 4-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩

Team

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

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 12’ Goal, Andy Gray, Assist by Alex Cropley
⚽ | 34’ Goal, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Fenerbahçe S.K.
⚽ | 66’ Goal, John Deehan, Assist by Brian Little
⚽ | 80’ Goal, Brian Little, Assist by Andy Gray
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 4-0 Fenerbahçe S.K.

🟩 10 September 1977, Villa 1-0 Arsenal, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Alex Cropley | 90' |

Assist(s) | Andy Gray | 90' |

10th= (+4)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Gow | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Swansea, 1963-1978 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩

Team

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

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Arsenal
⚽ | 90’ Goal, 1-0, Alex Cropley, Assist by Andy Gray
🟨 | 90'+1 Booking, Jimmy Rimmer, Dissent
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal

🟨 3 September 1977, Villa 1-1 Bristol City, Ashton Gate.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 20' |

Assist(s) | Frank Carrodus | 20' |

14th= (+2)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Dennis Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hornchurch, 1976–1978
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟨

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Robson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 20’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Frank Carrodus
🕒 | HT Bristol City 0-1 Aston Villa
🥅 | 80’ Goal, 1-1, (Bristol City), Kevin Mabbutt
🕒 | FT Bristol City 1-1 Aston Villa

🟩 31 August 1977, Villa 3-1 Exeter, St James' Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 22' | 57' | 89' |

Assist(s) | Alex Cropley | 22' | Brian Little | 57' | Dennis Mortimer | 89' |

2nd Round

League Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Derek Nippard | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Christchurch, 1967-1978
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 22’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Alex Cropley
🕒 | HT Exeter City 0-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 57’ Goal, 2-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
🥅 | 64’ Goal, 2-1, (Exeter City, pen), Lammie Robertson
⚽ | 89’ Goal, 3-1, Andy Gray, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Exeter City 1-3 Aston Villa

🟥 27 August 1977, Villa 1-2 Everton, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 22' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 22' |

16th (-1)

Division One

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

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Match Timeline

⚽ | 22’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Everton
🥅 | 61' Goal, 1-1, (Everton), Duncan McKenzie
🥅 | 77' Goal, 1-2, (Everton), Duncan McKenzie
🔁 | 80' Sub off, Andy Gray, Sub on Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Everton

🟥 24 August 1977, Villa 1-4 Manchester City, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 4' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 4' |

15th (-7)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Clive White | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Harrow, 1973-1983
HT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-4
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

⚽ | 4’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Brian Little
🥅 | 6’ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester City), Tommy Booth
🥅 | 28’ Goal, 1-2, (Manchester City), Dennis Tueart
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City
🥅 | 87’ Goal, (Manchester City), Dennis Tueart
🥅 | 89’ Goal, (Manchester City), Dennis Tueart
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-4 Manchester City

🟩 20 August 1977, Villa 2-1 QPR, Loftus Road.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 47' | Frank Carrodus | 55' |

Assist(s) | Alex Cropley | 55' |

8th

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Alf Grey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Great Yarmouth, 1972-1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩

Team

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Jimmy Rimmer, Ken McNaught, John Gregory
🕒 | HT Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Aston Villa
🟨 | HT Booking, Jimmy Rimmer, Making stud marks in goalmouth
⚽ | 47’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan
⚽ | 55’ Goal, 2-0, Frank Carrodus, Assist by Alex Cropley
🥅 | 88’ Goal, 2-1, (Queens Park Rangers), Peter Eastoe
🕒 | FT Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Aston Villa

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