Season 66 | 1954-55

The Story of 1954-55

Season Summary

Division
Final League Position
FA Cup Progress
Biggest Win
Division One
6th
4th Round
4-2 vs. Manchester City (a), Wolves (h), Division One, Brighton (h), FA Cup
Top Scorer
Most Appearances
20 | Tommy Thompson
43 | Johnny Dixon

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
Ongoing
Ongoing
Eric Houghton
49
21
12
16
33
43%
44%
67%
29%
1.53
Manager
Chairman
Chief Executive
Eric Houghton
Christopher Buckley
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
49
21
12
16
82
83
-1
0.99
1.67
1.69
14
29%
43%
33%
33
67%
1.53

Results - League

Pos
P
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
GD
GPG
CPG
GR
CS
CS%
W%
L%
U%
PPG
6th
42
20
7
15
72
73
47
-1
1.71
1.74
0.99
12
29%
48%
36%
64%
1.60

Sequences

Wins in a Row
League Wins in a Row
Games Unbeaten
Games without a Win
Losing Run
3
3
9
5
3

 

 League Table

Pos
Club
P
W
D
L
F
A
GD
Pts
1
Chelsea
42
20
12
10
81
57
24
52
2
Wolverhampton Wanderers
42
19
10
13
89
70
19
48
3
Portsmouth
42
18
12
12
74
62
12
48
4
Sunderland
42
15
18
9
64
54
10
48
5
Manchester United
42
20
7
15
84
74
10
47
6
Aston Villa
42
20
7
15
72
73
-1
47
7
Manchester City
42
18
10
14
76
69
7
46
8
Newcastle United
42
17
9
16
89
77
12
43
9
Arsenal
42
17
9
16
69
63
6
43
10
Burnley
42
17
9
16
51
48
3
43
11
Everton
42
16
10
16
62
68
-6
42
12
Huddersfield Town
42
14
13
15
63
68
-5
41
13
Sheffield United
42
17
7
18
70
86
-16
41
14
Preston North End
42
16
8
18
83
64
19
40
15
Charlton Athletic
42
15
10
17
76
75
1
40
16
Tottenham Hotspur
42
16
8
18
72
73
-1
40
17
West Bromwich Albion
42
16
8
18
76
96
-20
40
18
Bolton Wanderers
42
13
13
16
62
69
-7
39
19
Blackpool
42
14
10
18
60
64
-4
38
20
Cardiff City
42
13
11
18
62
76
-14
37
21
Leicester City
42
12
11
19
74
86
-12
35
22
Sheffield Wednesday
42
8
10
24
63
100
-37
26

Matches

Select a row for detailed match reports

Competition
Date
Home
Away
W
D
L
Game
Division One
21 Aug 1954
Aston Villa
2-4
Tottenham Hotspur
L
2342
Division One
23 Aug 1954
Aston Villa
2-2
Sunderland
D
2343
Division One
28 Aug 1954
Sheffield Wednesday
6-3
Aston Villa
L
2344
Division One
1 Sep 1954
Sunderland
0-0
Aston Villa
D
2345
Division One
4 Sep 1954
Aston Villa
1-0
Portsmouth
W
2346
Division One
8 Sep 1954
Newcastle United
5-3
Aston Villa
L
2347
Division One
11 Sep 1954
Blackpool
0-1
Aston Villa
W
2348
Division One
13 Sep 1954
Aston Villa
1-2
Newcastle United
L
2349
Division One
18 Sep 1954
Aston Villa
1-2
Charlton Athletic
L
2350
Division One
25 Sep 1954
Bolton Wanderers
3-3
Aston Villa
D
2351
Division One
2 Oct 1954
Aston Villa
0-0
Huddersfield Town
D
2352
Division One
9 Oct 1954
Aston Villa
0-2
Everton
L
2353
Division One
16 Oct 1954
Manchester City
2-4
Aston Villa
W
2354
Division One
23 Oct 1954
Aston Villa
2-1
Arsenal
W
2355
Division One
30 Oct 1954
West Brom
2-3
Aston Villa
W
2356
Division One
6 Nov 1954
Aston Villa
2-5
Leicester City
L
2357
Division One
13 Nov 1954
Burnley
2-0
Aston Villa
L
2358
Division One
20 Nov 1954
Aston Villa
1-3
Preston North End
L
2359
Division One
27 Nov 1954
Sheffield United
1-3
Aston Villa
W
2360
Division One
4 Dec 1954
Aston Villa
0-2
Cardiff City
L
2361
Division One
11 Dec 1954
Chelsea
4-0
Aston Villa
L
2362
Division One
18 Dec 1954
Tottenham Hotspur
1-1
Aston Villa
D
2363
Division One
27 Dec 1954
Manchester United
0-1
Aston Villa
W
2364
Division One
28 Dec 1954
Aston Villa
2-1
Manchester United
W
2365
Division One
1 Jan 1955
Aston Villa
0-0
Sheffield Wednesday
D
2366
FA Cup 3rd Round
8 Jan 1955
Brighton & Hove Albion
2-2
Aston Villa
D
2367
FA Cup 3rd Round Replay
10 Jan 1955
Aston Villa
4-2
Brighton & Hove Albion
W
2368
Division One
22 Jan 1955
Aston Villa
3-1
Blackpool
W
2369
FA Cup 4th Round
29 Jan 1955
Doncaster Rovers
0-0
Aston Villa
D
2370
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
2 Feb 1955
Aston Villa
2-2
Doncaster Rovers
D
2371
Division One
5 Feb 1955
Charlton Athletic
6-1
Aston Villa
L
2372
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
7 Feb 1955
Aston Villa
1-1
Doncaster Rovers
D
2373
Division One
12 Feb 1955
Aston Villa
3-0
Bolton Wanderers
W
2374
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
14 Feb 1955
Aston Villa
0-0
Doncaster Rovers
D
2375
FA Cup 4th Round Replay
15 Feb 1955
Aston Villa
1-3
Doncaster Rovers
L
2376
Division One
23 Feb 1955
Huddersfield Town
1-2
Aston Villa
W
2377
Division One
5 Mar 1955
Aston Villa
3-2
Chelsea
W
2378
Division One
12 Mar 1955
Arsenal
2-0
Aston Villa
L
2379
Division One
19 Mar 1955
Aston Villa
3-0
West Brom
W
2380
Division One
26 Mar 1955
Leicester City
4-2
Aston Villa
L
2381
Division One
2 Apr 1955
Aston Villa
3-1
Burnley
W
2382
Division One
9 Apr 1955
Cardiff City
0-1
Aston Villa
W
2383
Division One
11 Apr 1955
Wolves
1-0
Aston Villa
L
2384
Division One
12 Apr 1955
Aston Villa
4-2
Wolves
W
2385
Division One
16 Apr 1955
Aston Villa
3-1
Sheffield United
W
2386
Division One
23 Apr 1955
Preston North End
0-3
Aston Villa
W
2387
Division One
27 Apr 1955
Portsmouth
2-2
Aston Villa
D
2388
Division One
30 Apr 1955
Aston Villa
2-0
Manchester City
W
2389
Division One
4 May 1955
Everton
0-1
Aston Villa
W
2390

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
28
27.85
26.08 | Preston (h), 20 November 1954
28.97 | Doncaster (h), FA Cup, 2 February 1955

First Team Squad

Appearances