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Game #1486

Aston Villa

Saturday, 4 May 1929

Won

WLWLW

Division One

Sheffield Wednesday

Attendance: 25,085

Villa Park

Aston Villa

4-1

Wednesday

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Reg Chester (pictured) scored for the fourth time in three games as Villa end the season in 3rd place with 115 goals in all competitions but their characteristic wayward consistency under Billy Smith had meant they missed out on their seventh League title by two points.

KEY MAN

Reg Chester, scored for the fourth time in three games as Villa end the season in 3rd place with 115 goals in all competitions but their characteristic wayward consistency under Billy Smith had meant they missed out on their seventh League title by two points, Saturday, 4 May 1929.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 4 May 1929

ON THIS DAY

Villa end the season in 3rd place with 115 goals in all competitions but their characteristic wayward consistency under Billy Smith had meant they missed out on their seventh League title by two points.

Villa blitzed the 100 goals in a season barrier for the fourth time registering their highest ever total of 115 league and cup goals at a rate of 2.40 goals per game. That eclipsed Villaโ€™s previous 100+ seasons of 1912-13 (106) 1891-92 (102) & 1893-94 (100).

Life under Billy Smith had already proven to have a nature of wildly contrasting sides but 1928-29 took this to new heights as Villa once again started poorly before a run of 28 games in which Villa suffered six losses, some heavy, but recorded 19 wins hitting 8, 7, 6 and 5 goals (on 3 occasions), 4 goals twice and 3 goals on 5 occasions. Villa would however concede three or more goals on twelve occasions throughout the season. As exciting as life was, further trophies were unlikely to be earned until life became a little more predictable under Smith.

Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1906โ€“07

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield Wednesday

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1928-29 |
Matchday | #48 |
League Match | #42 |
Manager Game | #136 |
Saturday, 4 May 1929

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |
FT Score | 4-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWLW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Billy Smith led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 136 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 66 ๐ŸŸจ 22 ๐ŸŸฅ 48 | 1.62

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Sheffield Wednesday

TEAM NEWS

Tommy Jackson replaces Ben Olney for the final game of the season.

TEAM STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Billy Smith led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Tommy Jackson |
FB Teddy Bowen |
FB John Brittleton |
CB Alec Talbot |
M Joe Tate |
M Billy Kingdon |
W Dicky York |
W Reg Chester |
F Joe Beresford |
F Billy Walker |
CF Pongo Waring |

MANAGER

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Sheffield Wednesday

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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

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