Game #1073

Division One

Villa Park

Attendance: 47,000

Saturday, 28 August 1920

Position:

Aston Villa

5-0

Arsenal

Scorer(s) | Billy Walker | Billy Walker | Billy Walker | Billy Walker | Clem Stephenson |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #1073

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 |

TEAM STATS

Not recorded

TEAM NEWS

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

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 |

THE OPPOSITION

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

MATCH TIMELINE

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.

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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