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Game #2258

Aston Villa

Saturday, 22 August 1953

Lost

WWLLL

Division One

Attendance: 36,671

Cardiff City

Ninian Park

Cardiff City

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Johnny Dixon, scored but Villa lose their second game of the season to a Cardiff side led by Villa old boy Cyril Spiers, Saturday, 22 August 1953.

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Saturday, 22 August 1953

ON THIS DAY

George Martin's Villa lose their opening two games of the season as they are beaten at Ninian Park by former Villa 'keeper Cyril Spiers' Cardiff.

Aston Villa

Cardiff City

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1926-27

FIXTURE HISTORY

Cardiff City

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1953-54 |
Matchday | #2 |
League Match | #2 |
Manager Game | #117 |
Saturday, 22 August 1953

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Martin |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-2 |
Last 5 Games | WWLLL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 117 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 45 ๐ŸŸจ 30 ๐ŸŸฅ 42 | 1.41

Career Form:

Mid Table

George Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Cards:

Villa

Cardiff City

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

Larry Canning and Norman Lockhart replace Colin Gibson and Herbert Smith.

TEAM STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Martin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

Cyril Spiers (ex) | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Dennis Parsons |
FB Peter Aldis |
FB Harry Parkes |
CB Frank Moss |
M Danny Blanchflower |
M Amos Moss |
M Larry Canning |
W Norman Lockhart |
CF Davy Walsh |
F Johnny Dixon |
F Tommy Thompson |

Cardiff City

Howells, Sullivan, Stitfall, Sherwood, Baker, Montgomery, Williams, Thomas (g), Rainford (g), Nugent, Grant.

Manager: Cyril Spiers (ex).

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:

โ€‹

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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