Season 65 | 1953-54

The Story of 1953-54

Season Summary

Division
Final League Position
FA Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
13th
3rd Round
6-1 vs. West Bromwich Albion (h), Division One

Manager Summary

P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

From
To
Manager
P
W
D
L
U
W%
L%
U%
CS%
PPG
2 Sep 1953
Ongoing
Eric Houghton
39
14
9
16
23
36%
41%
59%
10%
1.31
Ongoing
29 Aug 1953
George Martin
4
2
0
2
2
50%
50%
50%
25%
1.50
Manager
Chairman
Chief Executive
Eric Houghton
Fred Normansell
Fred Archer
George Martin
Fred Normansell
Fred Archer

Season Statistics

Pos: Final League Position; P: Games Played; W: Games Won; D: Games Drawn; L: Games Lost; F: Goals Scored; A: Goals Conceded; Pts: Final League Points; GD: Goal Difference (A-F); PPG: Points per Game (3 Points for a win, 1 Point for a draw); GR: Goal Ratio (F/A); GPG: Goals Scored per Game; CPG: Goals Conceded per Game; CS: Clean Sheets; CS%: Clean Sheet percentage; W%: Win Rate; L%: Loss Rate; U: Games Unbeaten; U% Unbeaten Rate.

Results - All Competitions

P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
GR
GPG
CPG
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U
U%
PPG
43
16
9
18
71
73
-2
0.97
1.65
1.7
5
12%
37%
42%
25
58%
1.33

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
PPG
13th
42
16
9
17
70
68
41
2
1.67
1.62
1.03
5
12%
38%
40%
60%
1.36

Sequences

Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
4
4
6
7
4

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
25
7
10
96
56
40
57
2
West Bromwich Albion
42
22
9
11
86
63
23
53
3
Huddersfield Town
42
20
11
11
78
61
17
51
4
Manchester United
42
18
12
12
73
58
15
48
5
Bolton Wanderers
42
18
12
12
75
60
15
48
6
Blackpool
42
19
10
13
80
69
11
48
7
Burnley
42
21
4
17
78
67
11
46
8
Chelsea
42
16
12
14
74
68
6
44
9
Charlton Athletic
42
19
6
17
75
77
-2
44
10
Cardiff City
42
18
8
16
51
71
-20
44
11
Preston North End
42
19
5
18
87
58
29
43
12
Arsenal
42
15
13
14
75
73
2
43
13
Aston Villa
42
16
9
17
70
68
2
41
14
Portsmouth
42
14
11
17
81
89
-8
39
15
Newcastle United
42
14
10
18
72
77
-5
38
16
Tottenham Hotspur
42
16
5
21
65
76
-11
37
17
Manchester City
42
14
9
19
62
77
-15
37
18
Sunderland
42
14
8
20
81
89
-8
36
19
Sheffield Wednesday
42
15
6
21
70
91
-21
36
20
Sheffield United
42
11
11
20
69
90
-21
33
21
Middlesbrough
42
10
10
22
60
91
-31
30
22
Liverpool
42
9
10
23
68
97
-29
28

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Game
Division One
19 Aug 1953
Tottenham Hotspur
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2299
Division One
22 Aug 1953
Cardiff City
2-1
Aston Villa
L
2300
Division One
24 Aug 1953
Aston Villa
3-0
Manchester City
W
2301
Division One
29 Aug 1953
Aston Villa
2-1
Arsenal
W
2302
Division One
2 Sep 1953
Manchester City
0-1
Aston Villa
W
2303
Division One
5 Sep 1953
Portsmouth
2-1
Aston Villa
L
2304
Division One
12 Sep 1953
Aston Villa
2-1
Blackpool
W
2305
Division One
14 Sep 1953
Aston Villa
3-1
Sunderland
W
2306
Division One
19 Sep 1953
Chelsea
1-2
Aston Villa
W
2307
Division One
26 Sep 1953
Aston Villa
4-0
Sheffield United
W
2308
Division One
3 Oct 1953
Huddersfield Town
4-0
Aston Villa
L
2309
Division One
10 Oct 1953
Liverpool
6-1
Aston Villa
L
2310
Division One
17 Oct 1953
Aston Villa
1-2
Newcastle United
L
2311
Division One
24 Oct 1953
Manchester United
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2312
Division One
31 Oct 1953
Aston Villa
2-2
Bolton Wanderers
D
2313
Division One
7 Nov 1953
Sheffield Wednesday
3-1
Aston Villa
L
2314
Division One
14 Nov 1953
Aston Villa
5-3
Middlesbrough
W
2315
Division One
21 Nov 1953
Burnley
3-2
Aston Villa
L
2316
Division One
28 Nov 1953
Aston Villa
2-1
Charlton Athletic
W
2317
Division One
5 Dec 1953
Preston North End
1-1
Aston Villa
D
2318
Division One
12 Dec 1953
Aston Villa
1-2
Tottenham Hotspur
L
2319
Division One
19 Dec 1953
Aston Villa
1-2
Cardiff City
L
2320
Division One
24 Dec 1953
Wolves
1-2
Aston Villa
W
2321
Division One
26 Dec 1953
Aston Villa
1-2
Wolves
L
2322
Division One
1 Jan 1954
Sunderland
2-0
Aston Villa
L
2323
FA Cup 3rd Round
9 Jan 1954
Arsenal
5-1
Aston Villa
L
2324
Division One
16 Jan 1954
Aston Villa
1-1
Portsmouth
D
2325
Division One
23 Jan 1954
Blackpool
3-2
Aston Villa
L
2326
Division One
6 Feb 1954
Aston Villa
3-3
Chelsea
D
2327
Division One
20 Feb 1954
Aston Villa
2-2
Huddersfield Town
D
2328
Division One
27 Feb 1954
Aston Villa
2-1
Liverpool
W
2329
Division One
6 Mar 1954
Newcastle United
0-1
Aston Villa
W
2330
Division One
13 Mar 1954
Aston Villa
2-2
Manchester United
D
2331
Division One
20 Mar 1954
Bolton Wanderers
3-0
Aston Villa
L
2332
Division One
31 Mar 1954
Aston Villa
2-1
Sheffield Wednesday
W
2333
Division One
3 Apr 1954
Middlesbrough
2-1
Aston Villa
L
2334
Division One
6 Apr 1954
Arsenal
1-1
Aston Villa
D
2335
Division One
10 Apr 1954
Aston Villa
5-1
Burnley
W
2336
Division One
17 Apr 1954
Charlton Athletic
1-1
Aston Villa
D
2337
Division One
19 Apr 1954
West Brom
1-1
Aston Villa
D
2338
Division One
20 Apr 1954
Aston Villa
6-1
West Brom
W
2339
Division One
24 Apr 1954
Aston Villa
1-0
Preston North End
W
2340
Division One
26 Apr 1954
Sheffield United
2-1
Aston Villa
L
2341

Transfers In

1 July - 30 June 

Transfers Out

1 July - 30 June 

Debut Appearances

Final Appearances

Squad Statistics

Squad Size
Average 1st XI Age
Youngest 1st XI
Oldest 1st XI
25
28.53
26.74 | Albion (a), 19 April 1954
29.93 | Tottenham (a), 19 August 1953

First Team Squad

Appearances

Goals