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Ipswich Town v Aston Villa nostalgia: Wark, McCall and Gates on target for the Blues in 1982

PUBLISHED: 05:00 18 August 2018

Eric Gates on the charge

Eric Gates on the charge

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In this week’s Ipswich Town nostalgia, we look back to 20 March, 1982, when the Blues beat Aston Villa 3-1 at Portman Road.

Eric Gates is brought down during the Blues 3-1 win over Aston Villa at Portman Road in November 1982Eric Gates is brought down during the Blues 3-1 win over Aston Villa at Portman Road in November 1982

John Wark, Steve McCall and Eric Gates scored for the Blues as a crowd of 20,00 plus fans saw Town put three past Aston Villa at Portman Road on March 20, 1982.

Town took the lead when Wark scored his 12th league goal of the 1981-82 season, before McCall doubled Town’s lead in the first half.

Goalscorer John Wark jumps for a header in Town's 3-1 win over Aston Villa in March 1982Goalscorer John Wark jumps for a header in Town's 3-1 win over Aston Villa in March 1982

The Blues were looking to do the double over Villa, after beating them 1-0 at Villa Park earlier in the season, with Russell Osman scoring the only goal of the game.

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John Wark scored his 12th league goal of the seasonJohn Wark scored his 12th league goal of the season

Villa pulled a goal back in the second half as defender Ken McNaught scored for visitors, but the Blues made sure there was no equaliser as forward Gates made it 3-1 with his seventh league goal of the season to earn three points for the home side.

Town XI: Sivell, Burley, McCall, Mills, Osman, Steggles, Wark, Muhren, O’Callaghan, Brazil, Gates.

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