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Game #2349

Aston Villa

Saturday, 20 August 1955

Drew

WDWWD

Division One

Manchester City

Attendance: 37,999

Maine Road

Manchester City

2-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

KEY MAN

Johnny Dixon, scored a brace as Villa open the season with a draw, Saturday, 20 August 1955.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 20 August 1955

ON THIS DAY

Eric Houghton's Villa open the season with a draw at Maine Road.

Aston Villa

Manchester City

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1936-37

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1955-56 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #89 |
Saturday, 20 August 1955

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 2-2 |
Last 5 Games | WDWWD |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Eric Houghton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 89 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 35 ๐ŸŸจ 22 ๐ŸŸฅ 32 | 1.43

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Manchester City

TEAM NEWS

TEAM STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Eric Houghton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Ken Jones |
FB Peter Aldis |
FB Stan Lynn |
CB Con Martin |
M Bill Baxter |
M Vic Crowe |
W Colin Gibson |
W Tommy Southren |
F Peter McParland |
F Johnny Dixon |
F Eddie Follan |

MANAGER

Les McDowall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Manchester City

Trautmann, Little, Ewing, Paul, Cunliffe (g), Spurdle, Barnes, Hayes, Fagan, Johnstone, Revie (g).

Manager: Les McDowall.

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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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

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT