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Game #1801

Saturday, 29 August 1936

Attendance: 25,189

Won

Division Two

Swansea City

DDLLW

Vetch Field

Frank Broome scores a brace in Villa's first ever season in the second tier of English football as they open the campaign with a win.

Swansea Town

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Frank Broome scores a brace in Villa's first ever season in the second tier of English football as they open the campaign with a win.

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ON THIS DAY

Villa open their first ever season in the second tier with Jimmy McMullan still in charge despite relegation in 1935-36 as they open the campaign with a win. Meanwhile, winger Andy Kerr made his Villa debut aged 19 after joining from Medomsley Juniors in July 1936.

Aston Villa

Swansea City

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Swansea City

Previous 5 vs. Swansea: | - | - | - | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1936-37 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #87 |
Saturday, 29 August 1936

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Jimmy McMullan |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DDLLW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Swansea City

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TEAM NEWS

Jimmy McMullan hands Andy Kerr his debut on the opening day.

TEAM STATS

MANAGER

MANAGER

Jimmy McMullan

Aston Villa

GK Fred Biddlestone |
FB George Beeson |
FB George Cummings |
M Tommy Gardner |
M Alex Massie |
M Tom Griffiths |
W Eric Houghton |
W Andy Kerr |
CF Frank Broome |
F Dai Astley |
F Gordon Hodgson |

Swansea City

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Reported

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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