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Game #1576

Aston Villa

Saturday, 2 May 1931

Lost

WWWWL

Division One

Attendance: 12,419

Sheffield Wednesday

Hillsborough

Villa end a remarkable season having scored ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT goals - more than any team in League history - but finish as runners up.

Sheffield Wednesday

3-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

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Saturday, 2 May 1931

ON THIS DAY

Villa end a remarkable season as runners up having scored ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT GOALS - more than any other League team in history.

Villaโ€™s outstanding form throughout the season was the first time under Billy Smith that everything came together as each of his previous seasons had featured deep fallow periods sandwich between excellence.

Although Pongo Waringโ€™s fifty goal haul, forty nine in the League, took the headlines there were heroes throughout the team as Eric Houghton hit thirty and there was a remarkable consistency in team selection that had rarely been seen in recent decades.

The greatest team, and season to not end up as Champions? Undoubtedly.

Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1929โ€“30

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield Wednesday

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1930-31 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Match | #42 |
Manager Game | #226 |
Saturday, 2 May 1931

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Billy Smith led Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWWWL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Billy Smith led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 225 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 114 ๐ŸŸจ 37 ๐ŸŸฅ 74 | 1.68

Career Form:

Top 6

Billy Smith led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

All the matches refereed by:

CARDS

Villa

Sheffield Wednesday

TEAM NEWS

Billy Kingdon replaces Jimmy Gibson.

TEAM STATS

MANAGER

MANAGER

Billy Smith led Management Committee

Aston Villa

GK Reg Miles |
CB Alec Talbot |
FB Teddy Bowen |
FB Tommy Smart |
M Billy Kingdon |
M Joe Tate |
W Eric Houghton |
W Reg Chester |
F Joe Beresford |
F Billy Walker |
CF Pongo Waring |

Sheffield Wednesday

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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PROGRAMME

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