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Game #1073

Aston Villa

Saturday, 28 August 1920

Won

WLWDW

Division One

Attendance: 47,000

Arsenal

Villa Park

Billy Walker opened the season with a four goal haul as Villa record a stunning opening day win over an Arsenal side that had bribed its way into the top flight ahead of the resumption of League football in 1919.

Aston Villa

5-0

Arsenal

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Billy Walker, opened the season with a four goal haul as Villa record a stunning opening day win over Arsenal at Villa Park, Saturday, 28 August 1920.

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Saturday, 28 August 1920

ON THIS DAY

Villa open the season with a hammering of an Arsenal side that had bribed its way into the top flight ahead of the resumption of League football in 1919. Meanwhile the League had readopted the short-lived format of 1919 where clubs were scheduled to play double header fixtures through the season.

Aston Villa

Arsenal

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1920-21 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #1047 |
Saturday, 28 August 1920

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 5-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWDW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 1047 | ๐ŸŸฉ 537 ๐ŸŸจ 191 ๐ŸŸฅ 319 | 1.72

Career Form:

Top 6

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

Cards:

Villa

Arsenal

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

TEAM STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Aston Villa

GK Sam Hardy |
LB Tommy Weston |
CB Jim Harrop |
CB Frank Barson |
FB Tommy Smart |
M Frank Moss |
W Arthur Dorrell |
W Charlie Wallace |
F Billy Kirton |
F Clem Stephenson |
F Billy Walker |

Arsenal

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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

TABLE

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