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Game #1025

Aston Villa

Saturday, 30 August 1919

Lost

DWLLL

Division One

Sunderland

Attendance: 35,000

Roker Park

Sunderland

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Clem Stephenson scored Villa's first League goal in 1,586 days but Villa lose at Roker Park.

KEY MAN

Clem Stephenson, scored Villa's first goal in 1,586 days but Villa lose at Roker Park, Saturday, 30 August 1919.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 30 August 1919

ON THIS DAY

Following the end of hostilities the Football League is reformed post WWI with Villaโ€™s 1,025th League and FA Cup match coming 1,586 days or 4 years, 4 months and 3 days) since game 1,024.

The Football League itself looks different as it is expanded to twenty two teams and for the first four months sees home and away fixtures being played on a head to head basis before games and opposition become more spread out from December onwards.

Meanwhile, Villa open the season with defeat as full back Ernie Blackburn made his debut aged 27 despite having joined Villa from youth football whilst winger Dicky York also made his first appearance aged 20 having joined from Birchfield Rangers in March 1915 aged 15.

Aston Villa

Sunderland

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1912-13

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

Previous 5 vs. Sunderland: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ.| ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1919-20 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #999 |
Saturday, 30 August 1919

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DWLLL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 999 | ๐ŸŸฉ 512 ๐ŸŸจ 185 ๐ŸŸฅ 302 | 1.72

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Sunderland

TEAM NEWS

Despite a gap of four years since Villa's last League fixture George Ramsay makes only five changes with Ernie Blackburn (debut), Frank Moss, Harold Edgley, Howard Humphries and Dicky York (debut) replacing Bill Morris, William Littlewood, Tommy Barber, Harry Nash and Joe Bache.

TEAM STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Sam Hardy |
CB Jim Harrop |
FB Ernie Blackburn |
LB Tommy Weston |
M Frank Moss |
W Harold Edgley |
W Charlie Wallace |
W Dicky York |
CF Harry Hampton |
F Clem Stephenson |
F Howard Humphries |

MANAGER

Bob Kyle | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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Sunderland

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT