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The Matches Refereed by

Tony Cox

*latest first

🟨 1 December 1979, Villa 1-1 Norwich, Carrow Road.

Scorer(s) | Allan Evans | 22' |

Assist(s) | Gordon Cowans | 22' |

Referee: Tony Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | South Croydon, 1978-1980 🆘
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 1
🆘 A truly terrible and downright dangerous refereeing performance condemned as "Not good enough" by both managers. Two men who in normal circumstances would be unable to agreed on the time of day .
Previous 5: 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 16 April 1979, Villa 3-1 Liverpool, Villa Park.
Cards: 🟥 🟥 🟨

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Tony Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | South Croydon, 1978-1980 🆘
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟨 🟨

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7th (+1)

Division One

Starting XI:
GK Jimmy Rimmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Kenny Swain | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Ken McNaught | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Allan Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Mike Pejic | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Des Bremner | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Gordon Cowans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dennis Mortimer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Gary Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF David Geddis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Subs:
None

Match Timeline

💥 | 20' Des Bremner hits the post
⚽ | 22’ Goal, 1-0, Allan Evans, Assist by Gordon Cowans
💥 | 22' Goal awareded by referee Cox after deciding the ball had crossed the line despite Bond's attempted clearance
💥 | 23' Referee Cox rules out Norwich equaliser due to offside
💥 | Jimmy Rimmer pulls off a strong save as Allan Evans and Kenny Swain were prostrate with injury
🟨 | 45' Booking, Allan Evans, Foul
🕒 | HT Norwich City 0-1 Aston Villa
🟨 | 70’ Booking, (Norwich City), Justin Fashanu for a deliberate stamp on Allan Evans in the penalty area
🟥 | 70' Sending off (Norwich City), Justin Fashanu for arguing (Referee Cox subsequently claims he had always intended to send Fashanu off for the first offence)
💥 | Jimmy Rimmer hit on the back of the neck by a 50p coin and laid out on ground
💥 | Allan Evans hit by a missile from the crowd
💥 | Rimmer refuses to return to the goal as Norwich bombard the area with bottles, cans and coins
💥 | Crowd violence stops play for five minutes as smoke bombs are thrown into the Villa area
💥 | Norwich boss John Bond enters the field of play to appeal for calm from the home fans
💥 | 88' Referee Cox waves play on after a fair tackle from Mike Pejic on the Norwich player in the penalty area.
💥 | 88' Referee Cox changes his mind and awards a penalty to Norwich
🟥 | 89’ Sending off, Dennis Mortimer, Dissent claimed by referee Cox but Mortimer is incensed at the accusation and further delays and remonstrations follow
🥅 | 89’ Goal, 1-1, (Norwich City, pen), Kevin Bond
🕒 | 102' FT Norwich City 1-1 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' |

Referee: Tony Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | South Croydon, 1978-1980
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: 🟨 🟨

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: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟩

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10th= (+4)

Division One

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

Match Timeline

🟨 | 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

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