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Villa's matches in the

1978-79

season

🟩 15 May 1979, Villa 3-2 Manchester City, Maine Road.

Scorer(s) | Alex Cropley | 50' | Dennis Mortimer | 72' | John Deehan | 75' |

Assist(s) | Kenny Swain | 50' | 72' | 75' |

8th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tony Jenkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Scunthorpe, 1977–1979
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #48 |
League Match | #42 |
Manager Game | #261 |
Tuesday, 15 May 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin J Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🥅 | 4’ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City), Kaziu Deyna
🕒 | HT Manchester City 1-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 50’ Goal, 1-1, Alex Cropley, Assist by Kenny Swain
🥅 | 51’ Goal, 1-2, (Manchester City), Kaziu Deyna
🟨 | 51' Booking, Dennis Mortimer, Dissent
⚽ | 72’ Goal, 2-2, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by Kenny Swain
⚽ | 75’ Goal, 3-2, John Deehan, Assist by Kenny Swain
🕒 | FT Manchester City 2-3 Aston Villa

🟥 11 May 1979, Villa 0-1 Albion, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

8th= (-)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #47 |
League Match | #41 |
Manager Game | #260 |
Friday, 11 May 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin J Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M Ivor Linton

🥅 | 16’ Goal, 0-1, (West Bromwich Albion), John Trewick
🔁 | 35’ Sub off, Allan Evans (Injury), Sub on, Ivor Linton
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-1 West Bromwich Albion

🟥 8 May 1979, Villa 0-3 Liverpool, Anfield.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

8th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Neville Ashley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nantwich, 1974-1988 🆘
HT Score: 🟥 0-2
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-3
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟥

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #46 |
League Match | #40 |
Manager Game | #259 |
Tuesday, 8 May 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin J Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🥅 | 1’ Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Alan Kennedy, 47 Seconds
🥅 | 38’ Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool), Kenny Dalglish
🕒 | HT Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 49’ Goal, 0-3, (Liverpool), Terry McDermott
🔁 | 57’ Sub off, Alex Cropley, Sub on, Ivor Linton
💥 | 75’ Player retired injured, Concussion, Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT Liverpool 3-0 Aston Villa

🟨 5 May 1979, Villa 0-0 Bolton, Burnden Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

8th= (-)

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: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #45 |
League Match | #39 |
Manager Game | #258 |
Saturday, 5 May 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin J Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🕒 | HT Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Bolton Wanderers 0-0 Aston Villa

🟨 2 May 1979, Villa 2-2 Ipswich, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Kenny Swain | 8' | John Deehan | 13' |

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 8' | Kenny Swain | 13' |

8th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ray Lewis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Surrey, 1975-1993
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟨

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Match | #38 |
Manager Game | #257 |
Wednesday, 2 May 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin J Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

⚽ | 8’ Goal, 1-0, Kenny Swain, Assist by Gordon Cowans
⚽ | 13’ Goal, 2-0, John Deehan, Assist by Kenny Swain
🥅 | 35’ Goal, 2-1, (Ipswich Town), Arnold Muhren
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-1 Ipswich Town
🥅 | 62’ Goal, 2-2, (Ipswich Town), Arnold Muhren
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Ipswich Town

🟩 28 April 1979, Villa 2-1 Chelsea, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Own Goal | 68' | Kenny Swain | 82' |

Assist(s) | None

8th= (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Derek Lloyd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Worcester, 1974-1983
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟩

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #43 |
League Match | #37 |
Manager Game | #256 |
Saturday, 28 April 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin J Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🥅 | 6’ Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Tommy Langley
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Chelsea
⚽ | 68’ Goal, 1-1, Own Goal, Graham Wilkins
⚽ | 82’ Goal, 2-1, Kenny Swain
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea

🟩 25 April 1979, Villa 5-1 Arsenal, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Gary Shelton | 49' | 51' | 85' (pen) | John Deehan | 69' | 73' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 51' | 73' | John Gidman | 69' |

9th (+1)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #42 |
League Match | #36 |
Manager Game | #255 |
Wednesday, 25 April 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Brendan Ormsby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin J Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🥅 | 2’ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Frank Stapleton, 80 Seconds
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Arsenal
⚽ | 49’ Goal, 1-1, Gary Shelton
⚽ | 51’ Goal, 2-1, Gary Shelton, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
⚽ | 69’ Goal, 3-1, John Deehan, Assist by John Gidman
⚽ | 73’ Goal, 4-1, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
⚽ | 85’ Goal, 5-1, Gary Shelton (pen)
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 5-1 Arsenal

🟩 21 April 1979, Villa 2-1 Norwich, Carrow Road.

Scorer(s) | Gary Shelton | 13' | Alex Cropley | 72' |

Assist(s) | Alex Cropley | 13' | John Gidman | 72' |

10th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ray Toseland | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kettering, 1971-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #41 |
League Match | #35 |
Manager Game | #254 |
Saturday, 21 April 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin J Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

⚽ | 13’ Goal, 1-0, Gary Shelton, Assist by Alex Cropley
🥅 | 32’ Goal, 1-1, (Norwich City), Justin Fashanu
🔁 | 40’ Sub off, Ken McNaught, Sub on, Ivor Linton
🕒 | HT Norwich City 1-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 72’ Goal, 2-1, Alex Cropley, Assist by John Gidman
🕒 | FT Norwich City 1-2 Aston Villa

🟩 16 April 1979, Villa 3-1 Liverpool, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Allan Evans | 33' | Own Goal | 41' | John Deehan | 84' |

Assist(s) | Allan Evans | 84' |

10th= (+4)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tony Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | South Croydon, 1978-1980
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟩

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #40 |
League Match | #34 |
Manager Game | #253 |
Monday, 16 April 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin J Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🟨 | 30’ Booking, Ken McNaught, Handling
⚽ | 33’ Goal, 1-0, Allan Evans
🟨 | 35’ Booking John Gregory, High tackle
⚽ | 41’ Goal, 2-0, Own Goal, Phil Thompson
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Liverpool
🥅 | 65’ Goal, 2-1, (Liverpool), David Johnson
⚽ | 84’ Goal, 3-1, John Deehan, Assist by Allan Evans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Liverpool

🟥 14 April 1979, Villa 0-1 Leeds, Elland Road.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

14th (-3)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #39 |
League Match | #33 |
Manager Game | #252 |
Saturday, 14 April 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin J Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🟨 | 13' Booking, Colin Gibson, Foul
🥅 | 27’ Goal, 0-1, (Leeds United), Paul Hart
🕒 | HT Leeds United 1-0 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Leeds United 1-0 Aston Villa

🟨 11 April 1979, Villa 3-3 Derby, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Gordon Cowans | 26' | 55' | John Gidman | 51' (pen) |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 26' | 55' |

11th= (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Don Biddle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, 1971–1979
HT Score: 🟥 1-2
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 3-3
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟨

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Match | #32 |
Manager Game | #251 |
Wednesday, 11 April 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Brendan Ormsby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin J Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | 7’ Sub off, Dennis Mortimer, Sub on, Gary Williams
⚽ | 26’ Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans, Assist by Brian Little
🥅 | 29’ Goal, 1-1, (Derby County), Roy Greenwood
🥅 | 44’ Goal, 1-2, (Derby County), Steve Powell
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-2 Derby County
⚽ | 51’ Goal, 2-2, John Gidman (pen)
⚽ | 55’ Goal, 3-2, Gordon Cowans, Assist by Brian Little
🥅 | 78’ Goal, 3-3, (Derby County), Colin Gibson o.g.
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-3 Derby County

🟨 7 April 1979, Villa 1-1 Coventry, Highfield Road.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 77' |

Assist(s) | Ken McNaught | 77' |

12th (+1)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #37 |
League Match | #31 |
Manager Game | #250 |
Saturday, 7 April 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🥅 | 22’ Goal, 0-1, (Coventry City), Tommy Hutchinson
🟥 | 44’ Sending off, Allan Evans, Retaliation
🕒 | HT Coventry City 1-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 77’ Goal, 1-1, John Deehan, Assist by Ken McNaught
🕒 | FT Coventry City 1-1 Aston Villa

🟥 4 April 1979, Villa 0-4 Forest, City Ground.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

13th (-2)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Pat Partridge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | County Durham, 1966-1981
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-4
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #36 |
League Match | #30 |
Manager Game | #249 |
Wednesday, 4 April 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🥅 | 13’ Goal, 0-1, (Nottingham Forest), Allan Evans o.g.
🕒 | HT Nottingham Forest 1-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 49’ Goal, 0-2, (Nottingham Forest), Tony Woodcock
🥅 | 55’ Goal, 0-3, (Nottingham Forest), Trevor Francis
🥅 | 71’ Goal, 0-4, (Nottingham Forest), Martin O’Neill
🕒 | FT Nottingham Forest 4-0 Aston Villa

🟨 28 March 1979, Villa 1-1 Coventry, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Allan Evans | 49' |

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 49' |

11th= (-)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #35 |
League Match | #29 |
Manager Game | #248 |
Wednesday, 28 March 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Coventry City
⚽ | 49' Goal, Allan Evans, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🟨 | 60’ Booking, John Gregory
🥅 | 72’ Goal, (Coventry City), Garry Thompson
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Coventry City

🟥 24 March 1979, Villa 2-3 Tottenham, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Gidman | 39' (pen) | Andy Gray | 44' |

Assist(s) | Kenny Swain | 44' |

11th (-3)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Trelford Mills | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Barnsley, 1976-1990
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 2-3
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟥

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #34 |
League Match | #28 |
Manager Game | #247 |
Saturday, 24 March 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

⚽ | 39’ Goal, 1-0, John Gidman (pen)
⚽ | 44’ Goal, 2-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Kenny Swain
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur
🥅 | 78’ Goal, 2-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Glenn Hoddle
🥅 | 82’ Goal, 2-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Jones
🥅 | 84’ Goal, 3-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Glenn Hoddle
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur

🟩 20 March 1979, Villa 3-1 QPR, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Allan Evans | 34' | John Gidman | 72' (pen) | Dennis Mortimer | 89' |

Assist(s) | John Gregory | 34' | Kenny Swain | 89' |

8th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: George Flint | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kirkby-in-Ashfield, 1973–1982
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #246 |
Tuesday, 20 March 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

⚽ | 34’ Goal, 1-0, Allan Evans, Assist by John Gregory
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Brian Little, Sub on, Ivor Linton
⚽ | 72’ Goal, 2-0, John Gidman (pen)
⚽ | 89’ Goal, 3-0, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by Kenny Swain
🥅 | 90’+1 Goal, 3-1, (Queens Park Rangers), Clive Allen
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Queens Park Rangers

🟥 10 March 1979, Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough, Ayresome Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

8th= (-)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #32 |
League Match | #26 |
Manager Game | #245 |
Saturday, 10 March 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🕒 | HT Middlesbrough 0-0 Aston Villa
🟨 | 49' Booking, Gordon Cowans, Foul
🥅 | 55’ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Mark Proctor
🥅 | 56’ Goal, 0-2, (Middlesbrough), Micky Burns
🟨 | 60' Booking, Gary Williams, Foul
🕒 | FT Middlesbrough 2-0 Aston Villa

🟩 7 March 1979, Villa 3-0 Bolton, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 17' | Kenny Swain | 30' | Own Goal | 45' |

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 17' | Andy Gray | 30' |

8th (+3)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #31 |
League Match | #25 |
Manager Game | #244 |
Wednesday, 7 March 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

⚽ | 17’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by John Gidman
⚽ | 30’ Goal, 2-0, Kenny Swain, Assist by Andy Gray
⚽ | 45’ Goal, 3-0, Own Goal, Paul Jones
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 3-0 Bolton Wanderers
🔁 | 46’ Sub off, Andy Gray, Sub on, John Deehan
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

🟩 3 March 1979, Villa 1-0 Birmingham, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Gordon Cowans | 80' |

Assist(s) | None

11th (+1)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #30 |
League Match | #24 |
Manager Game | #243 |
Saturday, 3 March 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🟨 | 18’ Booking, John Gregory
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Birmingham City
⚽ | 80’ Goal, 1-0, Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham City

🟨 24 February 1979, Villa 1-1 United, Old Trafford.

Scorer(s) | Kenny Swain | 58' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 58' |

12th (-3)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Match | #23 |
Manager Game | #242 |
Saturday, 24 February 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Joe Ward | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Joe Ward
🕒 | HT Manchester United 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 58’ Goal, 1-0, Kenny Swain, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🥅 | 75’ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester United, pen), Jimmy Greenhoff
🕒 | FT Manchester United 1-1 Aston Villa

🟨 31 January 1979, Villa 1-1 Everton, Goodison Park.

Scorer(s) | Gary Shelton | 49' |

Assist(s) | None

9th (-)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #28 |
League Match | #22 |
Manager Game | #241 |
Wednesday, 31 January 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

🕒 | HT Everton 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 49’ Goal, 1-0, Gary Shelton
🔁 | 83' Sub off, Gary Shelton, Sub on, Alex Cropley
🥅 | 90’ Goal, 1-1, (Everton), Dave Thomas
🕒 | FT Everton 1-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Dennis Mortimer, Foul

🟥 10 January 1979, Villa 0-2 Forest, City Ground.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

3rd Round

FA Cup

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #27 |
Manager Game | #240 |
Wednesday, 10 January 1979

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🕒 | Nottingham Forest 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 60’ Goal, 0-1, (Nottingham Forest), David Needham
🥅 | 76’ Goal, 0-2, (Nottingham Forest), Tony Woodcock
🟥 | 88’ Sending off, John Deehan, Kick
🕒 | Nottingham Forest 2-0 Aston Villa

🟨 26 December 1978, Villa 2-2 Leeds, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Gregory | 21' | 26' |

Assist(s) | Kenny Swain | 21' | John Deehan | 26' |

9th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Edward Hughes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Weston-Super-Mare, 1976-1979
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #26 |
League Match | #21 |
Manager Game | #239 |
Tuesday, 26 December 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

⚽ | 21’ Goal, 1-0, John Gregory, Assist by Kenny Swain
⚽ | 26’ Goal, 2-0, John Gregory, Assist by John Deehan
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Leeds United
🟨 | 56’ Booking, Ken McNaught, Confrontation
🥅 | 65’ Goal, 2-1, (Leeds United), Eddie Gray
🟨 | 67’ Booking, Kenny Swain, Dissent
🥅 | 81’ Goal, 2-2, (Leeds United), Eddie Gray
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Leeds United

🟨 23 December 1978, Villa 0-0 Derby, Baseball Ground.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

9th= (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Derek Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Lincoln, 1975–1981 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Match | #20 |
Manager Game | #238 |
Saturday, 23 December 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

💥 | 10’ Goal disallowed, Kenny Swain
🕒 | HT Derby County 0-0 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Derby County 0-0 Aston Villa

🟨 16 December 1978, Villa 1-1 Norwich, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Own Goal | 79' |

Assist(s) | None

9th= (-)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Match | #19 |
Manager Game | #237 |
Saturday, 16 December 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🟢 1’ Debut, Kenny Swain
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Norwich City
🥅 | 68’ Goal, 0-1, (Norwich City), Kevin Reeves
⚽ | 79’ Goal, 1-1 Own Goal, Mick McGuire
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Norwich City

🟩 9 December 1978, Villa 1-0 Chelsea, Stamford Bridge.

Scorer(s) | Allan Evans | 15' |

Assist(s) | Gary Shaw | 15' |

9th= (-)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Match | #18 |
Manager Game | #236 |
Saturday, 9 December 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M Alex Cropley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

⚽ | 15’ Goal, 1-0, Allan Evans, Assist by Gary Shaw
🕒 | HT Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa
🔁 | 82' Sub off, Gary Shaw, Sub on, Alex Cropley
🕒 | FT Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa

🟨 25 November 1978, Villa 1-1 Albion, The Hawthorns.

Scorer(s) | Allan Evans | 64' |

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 64' |

9th (-)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #22 |
League Match | #17 |
Manager Game | #235 |
Saturday, 25 November 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🥅 | 37’ Goal, 0-1, (West Bromwich Albion, pen), Tony Brown
🕒 | HT West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 64’ Goal, 1-1, Allan Evans, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🕒 | FT West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Aston Villa

🟥 21 November 1978, Villa 0-2 Southampton, The Dell.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

9th (-2)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Match | #16 |
Manager Game | #234 |
Tuesday, 21 November 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
FB Gordon Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

🥅 | 21’ Goal, 0-1, (Southampton), Graham Baker
🥅 | 22’ Goal, 0-2, (Southampton), Nick Holmes
🔁 | 30’ Sub off, Gary Shelton (Injury), Sub on, Gordon Smith
🕒 | HT Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa
💥 | 58’ Missed penalty (Southampton), Alan Ball
🕒 | FT Southampton 2-0 Aston Villa

🟩 18 November 1978, Villa 2-0 Bristol City, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 59' | Gordon Cowans | 70' |

Assist(s) | Gary Shelton | 59' | 70' |

7th= (+2)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Norman Glover | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chorley, 1977-1986
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #20 |
League Match | #15 |
Manager Game | #233 |
Saturday, 18 November 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ivor Linton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M Colin J Gibson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Bristol City
⚽ | 59’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by Gary Shelton
⚽ | 70’ Goal, 2-0, Gordon Cowans, Assist by Gary Shelton
🟥 | 76’ Sending off, (Bristol City), Joe Royle
🔁 | 89' Sub off, Allan Evans, Sub on, Colin Gibson 🟢
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-0 Bristol City

🟩 11 November 1978, Villa 4-0 Wolves, Molineux.

Scorer(s) | Gary Shelton | 39' | Ken McNaught | 43' | John Deehan | 81' | Dennis Mortimer | 85' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 39' | 85' | John Gidman | 43' | Dennis Mortimer | 81' |

9th (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Peter Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 1972-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 4-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟩

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #19 |
League Match | #14 |
Manager Game | #232 |
Saturday, 11 November 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

⚽ | 39’ Goal, 1-0, Gary Shelton, Assist by Brian Little
⚽ | 43’ Goal, 2-0, Ken McNaught, Assist by John Gidman
🕒 | HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Aston Villa
🟨 | 48' Booking, John Gregory, Foul
⚽ | 81’ Goal, 3-0, John Deehan, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
⚽ | 85’ Goal, 4-0, Dennis Mortimer, Assist by Brian Little
🕒 | FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-4 Aston Villa

🟥 8 November 1978, Villa 0-2 Luton, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

4th Round

League Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: David Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackburn, 1972-1985
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟥

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #18 |
Manager Game | #231 |
Wednesday, 8 November 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | 12’ Sub off, Andy Gray (Injury), Sub on, Gordon Cowans
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Luton Town
🥅 | 65’ Goal, 0-1, (Luton Town), Bob Hatton
🥅 | 89’ Goal, 0-2, (Luton Town), Brian Stein
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Luton Town

🟨 4 November 1978, Villa 1-1 Manchester City, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Deehan | 62' |

Assist(s) | John Gidman | 62' |

10th= (-)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #17 |
League Match | #13 |
Manager Game | #230 |
Saturday, 4 November 1978

Team

Match Timeline

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

Subs:
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester City
🟨 | 61' Booking, Andy Gray, Arguing
⚽ | 62’ Goal, 1-0, John Deehan, Assist by John Gidman
🥅 | 68’ Goal, 1-1, (Manchester City, pen), Gary Owen
🔁 | 77’ Sub off, John Gidman, Sub on, Allan Evans
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester City

🟥 27 October 1978, Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

10th= (-3)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tony Jenkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Scunthorpe, 1977–1979
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 0-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #16 |
League Match | #12 |
Manager Game | #229 |
Friday, 27 October 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Willie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

🥅 | 29’ Goal, 0-1, (Middlesbrough), Micky Burns
🟥 | 30’ Sending off, (Middlesbrough), Billy Ashcroft
💥 | 32’ Missed penalty, Andy Gray
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Middlesbrough
🔁 | 68’ Sub off, Willie Young 🔴, Sub on, Leighton Phillips
🥅 | 77’ Goal, 0-2, (Middlesbrough), Terry Cochrane
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough

🟩 21 October 1978, Villa 1-0 Birmingham, St Andrews'.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 8' |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 8' |

7th= (+2)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Ray Toseland | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Kettering, 1971-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟩

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #11 |
Manager Game | #228 |
Saturday, 21 October 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Willie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

⚽ | 8’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Brian Little
🟨 | 23’ Booking, Ken McNaught, Tackle from behind
🕒 | HT Birmingham City 0-1 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Birmingham City 0-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, John Gregory, Dissent

🟩 26 October 1978, Villa 3-0 Palace, Highfield Road.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 19' | 71' | John Gregory | 31' |

Assist(s) | Ken McNaught | 19' | Brian Little | 31' | Tommy Craig | 71' |

3rd Round

League Cup

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #14 |
Manager Game | #227 |
Monday, 16 October 1978

Team

Match Timeline

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

Subs:
None

⚽ | 19’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Ken McNaught
⚽ | 31’ Goal, 2-0, John Gregory, Assist by Brian Little
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Crystal Palace
⚽ | 71’ Goal, 3-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Tommy Craig
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Crystal Palace

🟨 14 October 1978, Villa 2-2 United, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | John Gregory | 32' | 45' |

Assist(s) | Andy Gray | 32' | Willie Young | 45' |

9th= (+1)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Brian Martin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Keyworth, 1975-1982
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟨

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Match | #10 |
Manager Game | #226 |
Saturday, 14 October 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Gidman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Willie Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
None

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Willie Young
⚽ | 32’ Goal, John Gregory, Assist by Andy Gray
⚽ | 45’ Goal, John Gregory, Assist by Willie Young
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Manchester United
🥅 | 50' Goal, (Manchester United), Sammy McIlroy
🥅 | 71' Goal, (Manchester United), Lou Macari
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Manchester United

🟨 10 October 1978, Villa 0-0 Palace, Selhurst Park.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

3rd Round

League Cup

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Mike Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Deal, 1973-1984
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 0-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟨

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #12 |
Manager Game | #225 |
Tuesday, 10 October 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
CB Brendan Ormsby | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🔁 | 38’ Sub off, Ken McNaught (Injury), Sub on, Brendan Ormsby
🕒 | HT Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa
🟥 | 78’ Sending off, Allan Evans, Two bookings
🕒 | FT Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa
🕒 | AET Crystal Palace 0-0 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Allan Evans, Dissent
🟨 | Booking, Allan Evans, Innocuous tackle
🟨 | Booking, Leighton Phillips
🟨 | Booking, Andy Gray

🟨 7 October 1978, Villa 1-1 Arsenal, Highbury.

Scorer(s) | John Gregory | 84' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 84' |

10th= (+1)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Match | #9 |
Manager Game | #224 |
Saturday, 7 October 1978

Team

Match Timeline

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

Subs:
None

🥅 | 20’ Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Alan Sunderland
🕒 | HT Arsenal 1-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 84’ Goal, 1-1, John Gregory, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🕒 | FT Arsenal 1-1 Aston Villa

🟨 | Booking, Ken McNaught, Pulling back

🟨 4 October 1978, Villa 1-1 Palace, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Brian Little | 41' |

Assist(s) | Ken McNaught | 41' |

3rd Round

League Cup

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #10 |
Manager Game | #223 |
Wednesday, 4 October 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Frank Carrodus | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

⚽ | 41’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Ken McNaught
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Crystal Palace
💥 | 60’ Missed penalty, Tommy Craig
🥅 | 74’ Goal, 1-1, (Crystal Palace, pen), Nick Chatterton
🔁 | 82’ Sub off, Gary Shelton, Sub on, Leighton Phillips
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Crystal Palace

🟨 | Booking, John Gregory, Dissent
🟨 | Booking, John Deehan, Innocuous tackle

🟥 30 September 1978, Villa 1-2 Forest, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Tommy Craig (pen) | 20' |

Assist(s) | None

11th= (-4)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Kevin McNally | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1972-1981 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Match | #8 |
Manager Game | #222 |
Saturday, 30 September 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M Lee Jenkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

⚽ | 20’ Goal, 1-0, Tommy Craig (pen)
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Nottingham Forest
🥅 | 49' Goal, 1-1, (Nottingham Forest), Tony Woodcock
🔁 | 59’ Sub off, Gordon Cowans (Injury), Sub on, Lee Jenkins
🟨 | 77' Booking, Allan Evans, Dissent
🥅 | 77' Goal, 1-2, (Nottingham Forest, pen), John Robertson
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Nottingham Forest

🟨 | Booking, John Gregory

🟥 23 September 1978, Villa 0-1 QPR, Loftus Road.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

7th (-2)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Match | #7 |
Manager Game | #221 |
Saturday, 23 September 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB David Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F John Deehan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
M Leighton Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

💥 | Villa reduced to 10 men after John Deehan leaves field of play for treatment to a headwound.
💥 | John Deehan returns to field of play after four minutes.
🕒 | HT Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 47’ Goal, 0-1, (Queens Park Rangers), Rachie Harkouk
🔁 | 58’ Sub off, John Deehan (Injury), Sub on, Leighton Phillips
🕒 | FT Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Aston Villa

🟨 16 September 1978, Villa 1-1 Everton, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Tommy Craig | 42' |

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 42' |

5th (-)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: John Homewood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Surrey, 1966-1979
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #7 |
League Match | #6 |
Manager Game | #220 |
Saturday, 16 September 1978

Team

Match Timeline

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB David Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Craig | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gary Shelton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

Subs:
RB Gary Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🥅 | 35’ Goal, 0-1, (Everton), Micky Walsh
⚽ | 42’ Goal, 1-1, Tommy Craig, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Everton
🔁 | 77’ Sub off, Gary Shelton, Sub on, Gary Williams 🟢
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Everton

🟨 | Booking, Allan Evans, Tackle

🟩 9 September 1978, Villa 2-0 Ipswich, Portman Road.

Scorer(s) | John Gregory | 17' | Andy Gray | 90' (pen) |

Assist(s) | Brian Little | 17' |

5th (+1)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Match | #5 |
Manager Game | #219 |
Saturday, 9 September 1978

Team

Match Timeline

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

Subs:
M Lee Jenkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

⚽ | 17’ Goal, 1-0, John Gregory, Assist by Brian Little
🟨 | 10' Booking, Gordon Smith
🕒 | HT Ipswich Town 0-1 Aston Villa
🔁 | 70’ Sub off, John Gidman (Injury), Sub on, Lee Jenkins 🟢
⚽ | 90’ Goal, 2-0, Andy Gray (pen)
🕒 | FT Ipswich Town 0-2 Aston Villa

🟨 2 September 1978, Villa 1-1 Southampton, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 23' |

Assist(s) | Ken McNaught | 23' |

6th (-)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #5 |
League Match | #4 |
Manager Game | #218 |
Saturday, 2 September 1978

Team

Match Timeline

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

Subs:
None

⚽ | 23’ Goal, 1-0 Andy Gray, Assist by Ken McNaught
🥅 | 44’ Goal, 1-1, (Southampton), Chris Nicholl
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Southampton

🟩 30 August 1978, Villa 1-0 Wednesday, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Gary Shelton | 26' |

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 26' |

2nd Round

League Cup

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #4 |
Manager Game | #217 |
Wednesday, 30 August 1978

Team

Match Timeline

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

Subs:
None

⚽ | 26’ Goal, 1-0, Gary Shelton, Assist by Gordon Cowans
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
🟨 | 79’ Booking, Gordon Smith, Foul
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday

🟥 26 August 1978, Villa 0-1 Bristol City, Ashton Gate.

Scorer(s) | None

Assist(s) | None

6th (-5)

Division One

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

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #3 |
League Match | #3 |
Manager Game | #216 |
Saturday, 26 August 1978

Team

Match Timeline

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

Subs:
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🕒 | HT Bristol City 0-0 Aston Villa
🥅 | 72’ Goal, 0-1, (Bristol City)
🟨 | 65' Booking, Gordon Cowans, Dissent
🔁 | 77’ Sub off, Gary Shelton, Sub on, Gary Shaw 🟢
🕒 | FT Bristol City 0-1 Aston Villa

🟩 23 August 1978, Villa 4-1 Tottenham, White Hart Lane.

Scorer(s) | Allan Evans | 35' | John Gregory | 49' | Brian Little | 80' | Gary Shelton | 86' |

Assist(s) | Dennis Mortimer | 49' | Gary Shelton | 80' |

1st= (+5)

Division One

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 4-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #2 |
League Match | #2 |
Manager Game | #215 |
Wednesday, 23 August 1978

Team

Match Timeline

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

Subs:
None

⚽ | 35’ Goal, 1-0, Allan Evans
🕒 | HT Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 49’ Goal, 2-0, John Gregory, Assist by Dennis Mortimer
🥅 | 60’ Goal, 2-1, (Tottenham Hotspur, pen), Glenn Hoddle
⚽ | 80’ Goal, 3-1, Brian Little, Assist by Gary Shelton
⚽ | 86’ Goal, 4-1, Gary Shelton
🕒 | FT Tottenham Hotspur 1-4 Aston Villa

🟩 19 August 1978, Villa 1-0 Wolves, Villa Park.

Scorer(s) | Andy Gray | 60' |

Assist(s) | Gordon Smith | 60' |

6th=

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: 🟩 1-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

Season | 1978-79 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #214 |
Saturday, 19 August 1978

Team

Match Timeline

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

Subs:
M John Gregory | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

🟢 | 1’ Debut, Gary Shelton
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
⚽ | 60’ Goal, 1-0, Andy Gray, Assist by Gordon Smith
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

🔁 | Sub off, Andy Gray (Injury), Sub on, John Gregory

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