Sunderland

4-4

Aston Villa (Champions)

Scorer(s) | Dennis Hodgetts, Steve Smith, Jack Devey, Jack Devey

Assists(s) | Not recorded

Game #230

Division One

Newcastle Road

Attendance: 12,000

Wednesday, 2 January 1895

Position:

AT A GLANCE

Game #230

Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Match | #21 |
Manager Game | #204 |
Wednesday, 2 January 1895

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 4-4 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWWWD |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.45 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 31.12 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 19.38 |

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up from the team that put 6 past Stoke without reply last time out.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

GK Bill Dunning |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M George Russell |
M Jack Reynolds |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
F Jack Devey |
F Bob Chatt |
F Dennis Hodgetts |

OPPOSITION

ex: Also played for the Villa;

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

MATCH TIMELINE

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Dennis Hodgetts, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 1-1, (Sunderland)
Goal, 2-1, Steve Smith
Goal, 3-1, Jack Devey
Goal, 3-2, (Sunderland)
HT Sunderland 2-3 Aston Villa
60’ Goal, 3-3, (Sunderland)
Goal, 3-4, (Sunderland)
Goal, 4-4, Jack Devey
FT Sunderland 4-4 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa's six game winning run came to an end with a high scoring draw as second met first in the table.

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored a brace, Wednesday, 2 January 1895

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Thursday 03 January 1895

THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE.
DIVISION I.

SUNDERLAND V. ASTON VILLA.

This important League match was decided on the Newcastle Road Grounds, Sunderland, yesterday, in the presence of fully 11,000 spectators.

The teams were the best the clubs could put in the field and great interest was centred in the match as the teams held the top and second places in the League table.

Villa kicked off against the wind, and the smart passing of their forwards baffled the home defence.

At length, from a pass Athersmith, Hodgetts opened the scoring account for the Villa.

This roused the home team, and the best combined run of the game resulted in Gillespie putting on a fine goal and making matters even.

The Villans were not to be denied, and some grand work on their left wing was followed by another point from the foot of Smith.

This was the signal for more rushing from the home forwards, but they could not get through before Devey had put the Villa, still further ahead.

Just before the interval Sunderland scored through Campbell, and at half-time Villa led three goals to two.

The second portion of match was desperately fought out. The Sunderland men realised their position, and after about a quarter of hour’s play they came down in a body, and Scott passed to Hannah, who made the record three all.

Almost directly the crowd were driven nearly frantic Hannah securing a leading point.

The Villa all this time were doing grand work, and just before time they equalised, a hard, fast, and exciting game ending Sunderland, four goals; Villa, four goals.