Season #67

| 1955-56 |

Games #2391 - #2435 |

1955-56 Club Summary

Chairman | Christopher Buckley |

Secretary | Fred Archer |

Manager | Eric Houghton |

 1955-56 Season Summary 


Manager | Eric Houghton |
Games | #2391 - #2435 |

Captain(s) | #401 Johnny Dixon |
Top Scorer | 18 | #401 Johnny Dixon | 16 League | 2 FA Cup | Goals |

Most Appearances | 44 | #430 Peter Aldis | 41 League | 3 FA Cup | Appearances |

Final League Position | 20th Football League Division One |
FA Cup Progress | 4th Round |
Biggest Win | 3-0 vs. Newcastle United (h) | Huddersfield Town (h) | West Bromwich Albion (h) |
Highest Home Attendance | 57,690 vs. Birmingham City |

 1955-56 Division One Table 

| 18 | Tottenham Hotspur | P42 | W15 | D7 | L20 | F61 | A71 | GR 0.86 | Pts 37 |
| 19 | Preston North End | P42 | W14 | D8 | L20 | F73 | A72 | GR 1.01 | Pts 36 |

| 20 | Aston Villa | P42 | W11 | D13 | L18 | F52 | A69 | GR 0.75 | Pts 35 |
| 21 | Huddersfield Town | P42 | W14 | D7 | L21 | F54 | A83 | GR 0.65 | Pts 35 |
| 22 | Sheffield United | P42 | W12 | D9 | L21 | F63 | A77 | GR 0.82 | Pts 33 |

 1955-56 Results 

| 1 | 20 Aug | a | Manchester City | D | 2-2 | 

| 2 | 24 Aug | a | Sunderland | L | 1-5 | 

| 3 | 27 Aug | h | Cardiff City | W | 2-0 | 

| 4 | 29 Aug | h | Sunderland | L | 1-4 | 

| 5 | 3 Sep | a | Huddersfield Town | D | 1-1 | 

| 6 | 5 Sep | h | Birmingham City | D | 0-0 | 

| 7 | 10 Sep | h | Blackpool | D | 1-1 | 

| 8 | 17 Sep | a | Chelsea | D | 0-0 | 

| 9 | 21 Sep | a | Birmingham City | D | 2-2 | 

| 10 | 24 Sep | h | Bolton Wanderers | L | 0-2 | 

| 11 | 1 Oct | a | Arsenal | L | 0-1 | 

| 12 | 8 Oct | a | West Bromwich Albion | L | 0-1 | 

| 13 | 15 Oct | h | Manchester United | D | 4-4 | 

| 14 | 22 Oct | a | Everton | L | 1-2 | 

| 15 | 29 Oct | h | Newcastle United | W | 3-0 | 

| 16 | 5 Nov | a | Burnley | L | 0-2 | 

| 17 | 12 Nov | h | Luton Town | W | 1-0 | 

| 18 | 19 Nov | a | Charlton Athletic | L | 1-3 | 

| 19 | 26 Nov | h | Tottenham Hotspur | L | 0-2 | 

| 20 | 3 Dec | a | Sheffield United | D | 2-2 | 

| 21 | 10 Dec | h | Preston North End | W | 3-2 | 

| 22 | 17 Dec | h | Manchester City | L | 0-3 | 

| 23 | 24 Dec | a | Cardiff City | L | 0-1 | 

| 24 | 26 Dec | h | Portsmouth | L | 1-3 | 

| 25 | 27 Dec | a | Portsmouth | D | 2-2 | 

| 26 | 31 Dec | h | Huddersfield Town | W | 3-0 | 

| 27 | 7 Jan | h | Hull City (FAC R3) | D | 1-1 | 

| 28 | 12 Jan | a | Hull City (FAC R3 Replay) | W | 2-1 | 

| 29 | 14 Jan | a | Blackpool | L | 0-6 | 

| 30 | 21 Jan | h | Chelsea | L | 1-4 | 

| 31 | 28 Jan | a | Arsenal (FAC R4) | L | 1-4 | 

| 32 | 11 Feb | h | Arsenal | D | 1-1 | 

| 33 | 18 Feb | a | Bolton Wanderers | L | 0-1 | 

| 34 | 25 Feb | a | Manchester United | L | 0-1 | 

| 35 | 3 Mar | h | Charlton Athletic | D | 1-1 | 

| 36 | 10 Mar | a | Newcastle United | W | 3-2 | 

| 37 | 19 Mar | h | Burnley | W | 2-0 | 

| 38 | 24 Mar | a | Luton Town | L | 1-2 | 

| 39 | 31 Mar | h | Everton | W | 2-0 | 

| 40 | 2 Apr | a | Wolverhampton Wanderers | D | 0-0 | 

| 41 | 3 Apr | h | Wolverhampton Wanderers | D | 0-0 | 

| 42 | 7 Apr | a | Tottenham Hotspur | L | 3-4 | 

| 43 | 14 Apr | h | Sheffield United | W | 3-2 | 

| 44 | 21 Apr | a | Preston North End | W | 1-0 | 

| 45 | 28 Apr | h | West Bromwich Albion | W | 3-0 | 

 1955-56 Season Review 

A disastrous season, Eric Houghton's third season as Villa manager saw his team fall down the table to finish 20th of 22 teams in Division One - Villa's worst finish since the relegation season of 1935-36. Villa only avoided relegation on goal ratio (0.75) after finishing level on 35 points with relegated Huddersfield Town (0.65). Indeed their top flight status was only secured by achieving 3 straight wins at the end of the season. 

The season started with one win in 14 including 6 losses. 

The subsequent 7 games however showed a brief glimpse of improvement with 3 wins but form fell away pre Christmas with 3 consecutive losses. A run of 4 unbeaten followed including the third round of the FA Cup that however opened the door to a 7 game run without a win and 5 losses. By this time Villa's Division One status was seriously in peril. 

The 11 remaining games however saved Villa's league status by the slimmest of margins as they posted 6 wins and 2 draws. 

So poor was the season that Birmingham City finished above Villa in Division One - Villa had finished above their neighbours on 52 occasions to date. 


 1955-56 Season Statistics 


Games | 45 |

Won | 12 | 27% |   
Drew |
14 | 31% |  
Lost |
19 | 42% |

Unbeaten | 26 | 58% |


Goals Scored | 56 | 1.24 Goals per game |
Goals Conceded | 75 | 1.67 Goals per game |
Clean Sheets | 12 | 27% |

 

Average Home Attendance | 29,983 |

Longest winning run | 3 Games |

League winning run | 3 Games |
Longest unbeaten run | 5 Games |
Longest losing run | 3 Games |

Games without a win | 11 Games |

Cross Season Record |
1954-55 to 1955-56
Longest unbeaten run | 7 Games |

 1955-56 Transfers

1 July 1955 - 30 June 1956


Incoming | 11 |

#459 Billy Myerscough | Walsall | Exchange for #428 Davy Walsh | Jul 55 | 25 | 
#451
Pat Saward | Millwall | £7,000 | Aug 55 | 27 |
#458
Stan Crowther | Bilston Town | £750 | Aug 55 | 19 |
#450
Dave Hickson | Everton | £17,500 | 2 Sep 55 | 25 | 
#466
Gordon Lee | Hednesford Town | Free | Oct 55 | 21 |
#467
John Sharples | Walsall | Free | Oct 55 | 21 |
#473
Terry Morrall | Church Rovers | Free | Nov 55 | 17 |
#452
Jackie Sewell | Sheffield Wednesday | £20,000 | Dec 55 | 29 | 
#455
Les Smith | Wolverhampton Wanderers | £25,000 | Feb 56 | 28 | 
#456
Jimmy Dugdale | West Bromwich Albion | £25,000 | Feb 56 | 24 |
#457
Nigel Sims | Wolverhampton Wanderers | Free | Mar 56 | 25 |

Outgoing | 7 | 

#428 Davy Walsh | Walsall | £2,500 | Jul 55 | 32 |
#450
Dave Hickson | Huddersfield Town | £16,000 | Nov 55 | 26 |
#421
Colin Gibson | Lincoln City | £6,000 | Jan 56 | 32 |
#441
Joe Tyrell | Millwall | Free | Mar 56 | 24 |
#444
Eddie Follan | Worcester City | Free | May 56 | 27 |
#445
Arthur Proudler | Crystal Palace | Free | Jun 56 | 27 | 
#406
Amos Moss | Kettering Town | Free | Jun 56 | 35 |

 

 1955-56 Squad Changes 


Debutants | 8 |

#450 Dave Hickson | Monday, 5 September 1955 | Birmingham City | Division One | 25 |

#451 Pat Saward | Saturday, 15 October 1955 | Manchester United | Division One | 27 |

#452 Jackie Sewell | Saturday, 3 December 1955 | Sheffield United | Division One | 28 |

#453 George Ashfield | Saturday, 21 January 1956 | Chelsea | Division One | 21 |

#454 Roy Pritchard | Saturday, 11 February 1956 | Arsenal | Division One | 30 |

#455 Les Smith | Saturday, 11 February 1956 | Arsenal | Division One | 28 |

#456 Jimmy Dugdale | Saturday, 11 February 1956 | Arsenal | Division One | 24 |

#457 Nigel Sims | Monday, 19 March 1956 | Burnley | Division One | 24 |

Departures | 8 |

#441 Joe TyrellSaturday, 3 September 1955 | Huddersfield Town | Division One | 23 |

#421 Colin Gibson | Saturday, 8 October 1955 | West Bromwich Albion | Division One | 32 |

#450 Dave HicksonSaturday, 12 November 1955 | Luton Town | Division One | 26 |

#444 Eddie Follan | Saturday, 17 December 1955 | Manchester City | Division One | 26 |

#406 Amos Moss | Saturday, 14 January 1956 | Blackpool | Division One | 34 |

#416 Con MartinSaturday, 28 January 1956 | Arsenal | FA Cup | 32 |

#436 Norman Lockhart | Saturday, 14 April 1956 | Sheffield United | Division One | 32 |

 1955-56 Squad Statistics 

Squad Size | 27 | -1 |
Average Age | 26.6 | +0.1 |

Youngest Player(s) | 19 |

#440 Ken Roberts | 27-Mar-1936 |

Oldest Player(s) | 34 |

#406 Amos Moss | 28-Aug-1921 | 

 1955-56 Scorers 

Goals Scored | 56 | League Goals | 52 | FA Cup Goals | 4 | 

| 18 |

#401 Johnny Dixon | Goals | 18 | League | 16 | FA Cup | 2 | 

| 9 |

#432 Derek Pace | Goals | 9 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 0 |

| 5 |

#435 Peter McParland | Goals | 5 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 1 | 

| 4 |

#436 Norman Lockhart | Goals | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#455 Les Smith | Goals | 4 | League | 4 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 3 |

#452 Jackie Sewell | Goals | 3 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 1 | 

Own Goal | Goals | 3 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 2 |

#439 Bill Baxter | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#426 Stan Lynn | Goals | 2 | League | 2 | FA Cup | 0 | 

| 1 |

#450 Dave Hickson | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#451 Pat Saward | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#443 Vic Crowe | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#406 Amos Moss | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#456 Jimmy Dugdale | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

#447 Tommy Southren | Goals | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | 

 1955-56 Appearances 

| 44 |

#430 Peter Aldis | Appearances | 44 | League | 41 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 41 |

#439 Bill Baxter | Appearances | 41 | League | 38 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 40 |

#401 Johnny Dixon | Appearances | 40 | League | 37 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 38 |

#426 Stan Lynn | Appearances | 38 | League | 35 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 36 |

#443 Vic Crowe | Appearances | 36 | League | 33 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 35 |

#411 Keith Jones | Appearances | 35 | League | 32 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 33 |

#435 Peter McParland | Appearances | 33 | League | 30 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

#447 Tommy Southren | Appearances | 33 | League | 31 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

| 22 |

#416 Con Martin | Appearances | 22 | League | 19 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 20 |

#406 Amos Moss | Appearances | 20 | League | 20 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#432 Derek Pace | Appearances | 20 | League | 19 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 19 |

#436 Norman Lockhart | Appearances | 19 | League | 17 | FA Cup | 2 | . Player Profile

| 18 |

#452 Jackie Sewell | Appearances | 18 | League | 15 | FA Cup | 3 | . Player Profile

| 14 |

#455 Les Smith | Appearances | 14 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#456 Jimmy Dugdale | Appearances | 14 | League | 14 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 12 |

#450 Dave Hickson | Appearances | 12 | League | 12 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 9 |

#444 Eddie Follan | Appearances | 9 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#446 Trevor Birch | Appearances | 9 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#457 Nigel Sims | Appearances | 9 | League | 9 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 8 |

#449 Ray Hogg | Appearances | 8 | League | 8 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 7 |

#421 Colin Gibson | Appearances | 7 | League | 7 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 6 |

#451 Pat Saward | Appearances | 6 | League | 6 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 4 |

#440 Ken Roberts | Appearances | 4 | League | 3 | FA Cup | 1 | . Player Profile

| 1 |

#441 Joe Tyrell | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#442 Mike Pinner | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#453 George AshfieldAppearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

#454 Roy Pritchard | Appearances | 1 | League | 1 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile

| 0 |

#438 Roy Chapman Appearances | 0 | League | 0 | FA Cup | 0 | . Player Profile 

 1955-56 'Keepers 

#411 Keith Jones | Appearances | 35 (0) | Conceded | 66 | Ratio | 1.89 |

#442 Mike Pinner | Appearances | 1 (0) | Conceded | 1 | Ratio | 1.00 |

#457 Nigel Sims | Appearances | 9 (0) | Conceded | 8 | Ratio | 0.89 |

 1955-56 Managerial Record 

Eric Houghton third season saw a poor 20th placed finish following the 6th place of the previous season.

Houghton’s Villa had now achieved a win rate of 35%, losing 38% of their 133 League and FA Cup matches under his leadership.

As a result Houghton had returned 1.32 points per game* across his 133 games in charge of Villa. That placed Houghton ahead of only Villa’s first professional manager Jimmy McMullan (1.24 in 99). Houghton was behind the performances of his predecessors George Martin (1.42 in 119), Alex Massie (1.56 in 227) Jimmy Hogan (1.59 in 124) as well as George Ramsay’s performance of 1.69 across his 1,332 games and Billy Smith’s 1.62 across 364 games. 

*Rankings based on 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw in all competitions 

 1955-56 Kits 

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​ 1955-56 Season Results 

Game #2391
Matchday #1

League Matchweek #1

Manager Game #89

Saturday, 20 August 1955

Football League | Division One | Away | Manchester City | Maine Road | 37,999 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 2-2 |
Last 5 Games | WDWWD |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 2 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Stan Lynn |

CH Con Martin |

WH Bill Baxter |

WH Vic Crowe |

OR Colin Gibson |

F Peter McParland |

W Tommy Southren |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL | GOAL |

IF Eddie Follan |

Game #2392
Matchday #2

League Matchweek #2

Manager Game #90

Wednesday, 24 August 1955

Football League | Division One | Away | Sunderland | Roker Park | 33,761 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-5 |

Last 5 Games | DWWDL |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Stan Lynn |

CH Con Martin |

WH Bill Baxter |

WH Vic Crowe |

OR Colin Gibson |

F Peter McParland |

W Tommy Southren |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

IF Eddie Follan |


 

Game #2393
Matchday #3

League Matchweek #3

Manager Game #91

Saturday, 27 August 1955

Football League | Division One | Home | Cardiff City | Villa Park | 32,893 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-0 |

Last 5 Games | WWDLW |


Scorers | Johnny Dixon | 1 | Peter McParland | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Stan Lynn |

CH Con Martin |

WH Bill Baxter |

WH Vic Crowe |

OR Colin Gibson |

F Peter McParland | GOAL |

W Tommy Southren |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL |

IF Eddie Follan |


 

Game #2394
Matchday #4

League Matchweek #4

Manager Game #92

Monday, 29 August 1955

Football League | Division One | Home | Sunderland | Villa Park | 28,276 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-4 |

Last 5 Games | WDLWL |


Scorers | Norman Lockhart | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Stan Lynn |

CH Con Martin |

WH Bill Baxter |

OL Norman Lockhart | GOAL |

OR Colin Gibson |

F Peter McParland |

IF Eddie Follan |

CF Derek Pace |

Game #2395
Matchday #5

League Matchweek #5

Manager Game #93

Saturday, 3 September 1955

Football League | Division One | Away | Huddersfield Town | Leeds Road | 19,805 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | DLWLD |


Scorers | Peter McParland | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Stan Lynn |

CH Con Martin |

WH Bill Baxter |

OR Colin Gibson |

W Tommy Southren |

F Peter McParland | GOAL |

IF Eddie Follan |

IF Joe Joe Tyrrell | FINAL |

On this day 3 September 1955
Inside forward Joe Tyrrell made his last appearance for Villa before moving to Millwall in March 1956. Joe played for Villa between 1953-54 and 1955-56 making 7 appearances and scoring 3 goals.

Game #2396
Matchday #6

League Matchweek #6

Manager Game #94

Monday, 5 September 1955

Football League | Division One | Home | Birmingham City | Villa Park | 56,935 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 0-0 |
Last 5 Games | LWLDD |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Vic Crowe |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Stan Lynn |

CH Con Martin |

WH Bill Baxter |

OR Colin Gibson |

W Tommy Southren |

F Peter McParland |

IF Eddie Follan |

CF Dave Hickson | DEBUT |

On this day 5 September 1955
Centre forward Dave Hickson made his Villa debut after moving from Everton earlier this month.

Game #2397
Matchday #7

League Matchweek #7

Manager Game #95
Saturday, 10 September 1955

Football League | Division One | Home | Blackpool | Villa Park | 51,166 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | WLDDD |


Scorers | Own Goal | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Vic Crowe |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Stan Lynn |

CH Con Martin |

WH Bill Baxter |

W Tommy Southren |

F Peter McParland |

CF Dave Hickson |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2398

Matchday #8

League Matchweek #8

Manager Game #96

Saturday, 17 September 1955

Football League | Division One | Away | Chelsea | Stamford Bridge | 35,221 |

 

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 0-0 |
Last 5 Games | LDDDD |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Vic Crowe |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Stan Lynn |

CH Con Martin |

WH Bill Baxter |

W Tommy Southren |

F Peter McParland |

CF Dave Hickson |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2399
Matchday #9

League Matchweek #9

Manager Game #97

Wednesday, 21 September 1955

Football League | Division One | Away | Birmingham City | St Andrew’s | 32,642 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 2-2 |
Last 5 Games | DDDDD |


Scorers | Bill Baxter | 1 | Own Goal | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Vic Crowe |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Stan Lynn |

CH Con Martin |

WH Bill Baxter | GOAL |

W Tommy Southren |

F Peter McParland |

CF Dave Hickson |

IF Johnny Dixon |

On this day 21 September 1955

Villa had now drawn 5 consecutive games, hadn't won in 6 and Villa players had scored just three times.

Game #2400

Matchday #10

League Matchweek #10

Manager Game #98

Saturday, 24 September 1955

Football League | Division One | Home | Bolton Wanderers | Villa Park | 28,418 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-2 |

Last 5 Games | DDDDL |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Vic Crowe |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Stan Lynn |

CH Con Martin |

WH Bill Baxter |

W Tommy Southren |

F Peter McParland |

CF Dave Hickson |

IF Johnny Dixon |

Game #2401
Matchday #11

League Matchweek #11

Manager Game #99

Saturday, 1 October 1955

Football League | Division One | Away | Arsenal | Highbury | 43,864 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-1 |

Last 5 Games | DDDLL |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Vic Crowe |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Stan Lynn |

WH Bill Baxter |

W Tommy Southren |

F Peter McParland |

CF Dave Hickson |

IF Johnny Dixon |

IF Eddie Follan |

On this day 1 October 1955

Villa hadn't won in 8 and Villa players had scored just three times over the period.

Game #2402
Matchday #12

League Matchweek #12

Manager Game #100

Saturday, 8 October 1955

Football League | Division One | Away | West Bromwich Albion | The Hawthorns | 37,243 |

 

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 0-1 |

Last 5 Games | DDLLL |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Vic Crowe |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Stan Lynn |

WH Bill Baxter |

W Tommy Southren |

OR Colin Gibson | FINAL |

OL Norman Lockhart |

CF Dave Hickson |

IF Johnny Dixon |

On this day 8 October 1955

Villa had now failed to win in 9 matches and had now suffered three successive defeats with Villa players failing to score in 6 of those games
Outside right Colin Gibson made his final Villa appearance before moving on to Lincoln City in January 1956. Colin played for Villa between 1948-49 and 1955-56 making 167 appearances and scoring 26 goals.

Game #2403
Matchday #13

League Matchweek #13

Manager Game #101

Saturday, 15 October 1955

Football League | Division One | Home | Manchester United | Villa Park | 29,478 |

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 4-4 |
Last 5 Games | DLLLD |


Scorers | Dave Hickson | 1 | Johnny Dixon | 2 | Pat Saward | 1 |

Line Up |

GK Ken Jones |

WH Pat Saward | GOAL |

WH Vic Crowe |

WH Amos Moss |

FB Peter Aldis |

FB Stan Lynn |

WH Bill Baxter |

W Tommy Southren |

CF Dave Hickson | GOAL |

IF Johnny Dixon | GOAL | GOAL |

F Peter McParland |

On this day 15 October 1955

Villa had now failed to win in 10 games but scored more goals in a single match than they had achived in the previous 9.
Wing half Pat Saward made a goalscoring debut after moving from Millwall in August 1955.

Game #2404
Matchday #14

League Matchweek #14

Manager Game #102

Saturday, 22 October 1955