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Game #212

Aston Villa

Saturday, 15 September 1894

Lost

WWWWL

Division One

Attendance: 15,000

Sunderland

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Steve Smith, scored his third in three but couldn't help Villa avoid defeat as reigning Champions Villa suffer their first reverse of the season against the side that ran them close in the previous campaign.

Aston Villa (Champions)

1-2

Sunderland

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Steve Smith, scored his third in three but couldn't help Villa avoid defeat, Saturday, 15 September 1894

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 15 September 1894

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Steve Smith, Assist by Bob Chatt
Goal, 1-1, (Sunderland)
HT Aston Villa 1-1 Sunderland
Goal, 1-2, (Sunderland)
FT Aston Villa 1-2 Sunderland

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa suffer their first reverse of the season against the side that ran them close in the previous campaign.

Aston Villa

Sunderland

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #3 |
League Match | #3 |
Manager Game | #186 |
Saturday, 15 September 1894

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Sunderland

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TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change from the side that beat Liverpool last time out with Dennis Hodgetts returning in place of new boy Billy Dorrell.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.82 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 30.82 |

Youngest Player |
GK Harry Wilkes | 20.25 |

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Aston Villa

GK Harry Wilkes |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Jim Elliott |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M Jack Reynolds |
M George Russell |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Bob Chatt |
F Jack Devey |
F Dennis Hodgetts |

Sunderland

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 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

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"The opening stage of the game was of an exciting nature, the Villa attacking with great determination and dash, and at the end of five minutes Chatt cleverly placed the ball in the mouth of the goal, and Smith secured first point."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 17 September 1894

SUNDERLAND v. ASTON VILLA.

Each team was strongly represented when these clubs met at Perry Barr on Saturday.

Great interest was manifested in the match as the two clubs occupied premier positions in the League table last season.

When Devey started the game against a glaring sun there were fully 20,000 people present.

The opening stage of the game was of an exciting nature, the Villa attacking with great determination and dash, and at the end of five minutes Chatt cleverly placed the ball in the mouth of the goal, and Smith secured first point.

This early success was very soon followed by the ball being put into the net a second time by Chatt, but he was ruled off-side. Play of an even nature followed, and neither side had the better of the exchanges.

Welford and Elliott had to concede corners in defence of their goal, but Reynolds successfully cleared and Hodgetts and Devey made a fine run.

After a short visit to the Sunderland goal, Hyslop got possession, and grand combined run of the Wearside forwards ended in Campbell scoring with a magnificent shot.

No further score was made before half time.

Opening the second half Sunderland assumed the aggressive, and things were made lively for Aston Villa for some time, but eventually Devey received the ball from Reynolds, and a fruitless visit was paid to the Sunderland citadel.

Some mid-field play ensued before the Northerners lined up and splendid combination carried the ball into their opponentsโ€™ quarters and Hannah was rewarded with shot which placed his team to the front.

Although determined efforts were made by either side, no further change was effected in the score, and the game closed. Sunderland, two goals; Aston Villa, one goal