Match details

Aston Villa 5 - 1 Liverpool

Game date: Wednesday 15 December 1976 at 19:30 Stadium: Villa Park
Competition: 1st Division Attendance: 42,851
Half - time score: 5 - 1 Referee: Ridden KW
Manager: Bob Paisley Opposition manager: Ron Saunders
   

Opposition lineup

Jake Findlay, John Gidman, John Robson, Leighton Phillips, Charlie Young, Dennis Mortimer, John Deehan, Brian Little, Andy Gray, Alex Cropley, Francis Carrodus

Opposition goals

Andy Gray 10'
John Deehan 12'
John Deehan 22'
Brian Little 31'
Andy Gray 45'

Opposition substitutions

Alex Cropley out for Mike Buttress 46'

Notes

- Average age of the Liverpool starting lineup: 26.66
- Average age of the Aston Villa starting lineup: 23.58
- Liverpool league position after match: 1
- Aston Villa league position after match: 3
- Click here to view the full league table after the match.
- Joey Jones was part of the Liverpool team that suffered a humilliating defeat vs. Villa: "We were 1-5 down when we trooped off at half-time. Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Ronnie Moran and Roy Evans were waiting and each delivered his rollicking in his own particular way. Joe lost his cool, to say the least, and when he did that we all sat up. Then Bob, Ronnie and Roy gave their verdicts. Now matter how big the name, we all caught it in the neck. I had never known anything like it."

Related files

The game I remember - Joey Jones
Match programme
Press cutting
Press report from Adrian Killen's scrapbook
Villa backlash!
Kop that lot!
Shattered Reds on overtime

Other games during this season

1st Division

Overall Home Away
# P W D L F A W D L F A W D L F A Pts
1 Liverpool 19 12 3 4 32 18 8 1 0 22 5 4 2 4 10 13 27
2 Ipswich Town 17 11 4 2 36 17 6 3 0 21 6 5 1 2 15 11 26
3 Aston Villa 18 10 3 5 39 22 7 1 1 30 11 3 2 4 9 11 23
4 Manchester City 18 7 9 2 23 15 5 3 1 13 8 2 6 1 10 7 23
5 Newcastle United 17 8 6 3 29 20 6 3 0 17 7 2 3 3 12 13 22
6 Arsenal 17 8 4 5 31 26 5 2 1 18 8 3 2 4 13 18 20
7 Birmingham City 19 8 3 8 30 26 5 2 2 16 9 3 1 6 14 17 19
8 Leicester City 19 4 11 4 22 27 2 5 2 14 15 2 6 2 8 12 19
9 Middlesbrough 17 7 4 6 10 15 6 1 2 7 4 1 3 4 3 11 18
10 Coventry City 16 6 5 5 23 20 5 2 3 18 13 1 3 2 5 7 17
11 West Bromwich Albion 17 6 5 6 25 23 5 3 1 20 7 1 2 5 5 16 17
12 Leeds United 17 5 7 5 23 23 2 5 2 13 14 3 2 3 10 9 17
13 Everton 17 6 4 7 27 30 4 2 2 13 9 2 2 5 14 21 16
14 Stoke City 16 6 4 6 12 16 6 1 0 10 3 0 3 6 2 13 16
15 Manchester United 15 4 6 5 23 24 1 3 3 11 13 3 3 2 12 11 14
16 Queens Park Rangers 17 5 4 8 21 26 5 1 2 13 9 0 3 6 8 17 14
17 Derby County 16 3 7 6 21 23 3 4 1 15 7 0 3 5 6 16 13
18 Norwich City 17 4 5 8 16 25 3 2 3 8 10 1 3 5 8 15 13
19 Bristol City 16 4 4 8 15 19 2 3 3 10 8 2 1 5 5 11 12
20 Tottenham Hotspur 17 4 4 9 22 36 3 4 3 10 10 1 0 6 12 26 12
21 Sunderland 17 2 5 10 13 27 1 2 4 4 8 1 3 6 9 19 9
22 West Ham United 17 3 3 11 17 32 2 2 5 9 14 1 1 6 8 18 9
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