Saturday, March 24, 1979

Aston Villa FC

Aston Villa 2 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Football League, Division One


Aston is an area within the city of Birmingham, in the West Midlands of England. Commencing immediately the north-east of the city centre. Aston was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086 as "Estone", having a mill, a priest and therefore probably a church, woodland and ploughland. Much of Aston consists of terraced houses that were built around the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Some of these houses were demolished in the late 1960s to make way for the Aston Expressway, which links Birmingham city centre to the M6 motorway. Aston Hall is a Grade I listed Jacobean house designed by John Thorpe and built between 1618 and 1635. In 1864 the house was bought by Birmingham Corporation, becoming the first historic country house to pass into municipal ownership, and is still owned by Birmingham City Council. It is now a community museum managed by the Birmingham Museums Trust. All the original members of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath were born and raised in the Aston area: Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler.




Aston Villa Football Club was founded in 1874 by members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Handsworth, which is now part of Birmingham. The four founders of Aston Villa were Jack Hughes, Frederick Matthews, Walter Price and William Scattergood.  Aston Villa's first match was against the local Aston Brook St Mary's Rugby team. As a condition of the match, the Villa side had to agree to play the first half under rugby rules and the second half under football rules. The club has played at their current home ground, Villa Park, since 1897. Aston Villa was a founder member of The Football League in 1888. The club colours are claret shirts with sky blue sleeves, white shorts with claret and blue trim, and sky blue socks with claret and white trim. They were the original wearers of the claret and blue. A number of television programmes have included references to Aston Villa over the past few decades. In the sitcom Porridge, the character Lennie Godber is a Villa supporter. When filming began on Dad's Army, Villa fan Ian Lavender was allowed to choose Frank Pike's scarf from an array in the BBC wardrobe; he chose a claret and blue one—Aston Villa's colours.



This Pieman made his first trip to Villa Park by Football Special train from London Euston to Witton (less than five minutes walk from the ground). With 12 minutes of the match remaining, Tottenham Hotspur were trailing 2-0. However, a remarkable turnaround saw three goals for the North London side in the remaining time for them to win the match.






Attendance: 35486
Programme: 20p

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Subsequent visits to Villa Park

26 April 1980 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 29549
18 October 1980 - Aston Villa 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 30940
17 February 1982 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 23877
03 April 1982 - Tottenham Hotspur 2 Leicester City 0 - FA Cup, Semi-Final - Attendance: 46606
30 October 1982 - Aston Villa 4 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 25992
27 December 1983 - Aston Villa 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 30125
22 September 1984 - Aston Villa 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 22409
30 November 1985 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 14099
23 August 1986 - Aston Villa 0 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - League Division One - Attendance: 24712
11 April 1987 - Tottenham Hotspur 4 Watford 1 - FA Cup, Semi-Final - Attendance: 46151
28 October 1987 - Aston Villa 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Cup, 3rd Round - Attendance: 29114
29 October 1988 - Aston Villa 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 26238
09 September 1989 - Aston Villa 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 24769
16 March 1991 - Aston Villa 3 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 32638
07 September 1991 - Aston Villa 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 33096
05 January 1992 - Aston Villa 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - FA Cup, 3rd Round - Attendance: 29316
10 March 1993 - Aston Villa 0 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 37727
28 August 1993 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 32498
25 January 1995 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 40017
21 January 1996 - Aston Villa 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 35666
19 April 1997 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 39339
26 December 1997 - Aston Villa 4 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 38644
07 November 1998 - Aston Villa 3 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 39241
29 December 1999 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 39217
11 November 2000 - Aston Villa 2 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 33608
29 December 2001 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 41134
18 January 2003 - Aston Villa 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 38576
02 May 2004 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 42573
22 November 2004 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 35702
17 September 2005 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 33686
14 October 2006 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 42551
01 January 2008 - Aston Villa 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 41609
15 March 2009 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 41205
28 November 2009 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 39866
26 December 2010 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 39411
06 May 2012 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 36008
26 December 2012 - Aston Villa 0 Tottenham Hotspur 4 - Premier League - Attendance: 36863
20 October 2013 - Aston Villa 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 35391
02 November 2014 - Aston Villa 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 32049

13 March 2016 - Aston Villa 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 32393




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