Sunderland

2-1

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Jack Devey

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #141

Football League

Newcastle Road

Attendance: 18,000

Saturday, 26 March 1892

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #141

Season | 1891-92 |
Matchday | #28 |
League Match | #23 |
Manager Game | #115 |
Saturday, 26 March 1892

MATCH SUMMARY

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.40 |

Oldest Player |
D Harry Devey | 32.07 |

Youngest Player |
W Charlie Athersmith | 19.89 |

TEAM NEWS

Following his controversial performance in the FA Cup Final Jimmy Warner is excluded and Villa chose to field midfielder George Campbell in goal rather than retain their long term 'keeper.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

M George Campbell |
D Gershom Cox |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
D Harry Devey |
FB Walter Evans |
D John Baird |
W Lewis Campbell |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Jack Devey |
CF Billy Dickson |

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

[Exact timings not recorded]
HT Sunderland 0-0 Aston Villa
Goal, 0-1, (Sunderland)
Goal, 1-1, Jack Devey
Goal, 1-2, (Sunderland)
FT Sunderland 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Following the sudden departure of Jimmy Warner from the club midfielder George Campbell took up goalkeeping duties for the away fixture against Sunderland.

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored Villa's equaliser to no avail, Saturday, 26 March 1892

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday 28 March 1892

SUNDERLAND V. ASTON VILLA. This game, which was the most attractive feature in Saturday afternoon’s Association list, was decided on the ground of the Wearsiders before a gate of fully 12,000 spectators.

The Sunderland players were smarting under the English Cup semi final defeat at Sheffield and were determined to win.

Both sides were fully represented, the first half was keenly fought. The Brum centre started the play, and at once Now and Porteus were called upon to stop fierce rushes by Athersmith and Hodgetts respectively.

The home right and centre were dangerous but the Villa defence proved just as good as that of their opponents. A short time afterwards Campbell, of the Villa side, had a grand opening, but failed to shoot direct at the moment.

Then the Sunderland attack looked like scoring and Campbell foiled a number of shots from Wilson.

Again the fortunes went in favour of the Villa, but Sunderland got the first corner, which they failed to turn to account. After that nothing particular was done up to half time, at which stage no goals had been scored.

On crossing over Campbell started on behalf of the home side and after the Villa had retaliated, Wilson. Campbell, and Hannah went off together, and from a neat pass the former scored the first goal amid tremendous cheering.

A few minutes after the play had been again started for the centre, Devey worked his way through, and put on an equalising goal.

Sunderland went work again, and just before the whistle sounded for lime Scott put on Sunderland's winning goal. Result —Sunderland, two : Aston Villa, one.