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Game #239

Aston Villa

Saturday, 16 March 1895

Won

Semi Final

WWDWW

FA Cup

Sunderland

Attendance: 14,000

Ewood Park

Aston Villa

2-1

Sunderland

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Steve Smith scored a brace as Villa qualify for their third FA Cup Final in eight seasons - all three of which have been played against neighbours West Bromwich Albion with a win to each's credit.

KEY MAN

Steve Smith, scored a brace to send Villa to the FA Cup final again, Saturday, 16 March 1895

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 16 March 1895

[Exact timings not recorded]
7โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Sunderland)
HT Aston Villa 0-1 Sunderland
Goal, 1-1, Steve Smith
Goal, 2-1, Steve Smith
FT Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland

ON THIS DAY

Villa qualify for their third FA Cup Final in eight seasons - all three of which have been played against neighbours West Bromwich Albion with a win to each's credit.

Aston Villa

Sunderland

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1892-93

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1894-95 |
Matchday | #30 |
Manager Game | #213 |
Saturday, 16 March 1895

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 213 | ๐ŸŸฉ 116 ๐ŸŸจ 30 ๐ŸŸฅ 67 | 1.77

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Sunderland

TEAM NEWS

In two changes to the team that earned the semi final berth Howard Spencer and Jack Reynolds return with Jim Elliott and Fred Burton dropping out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.79 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 31.32 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 19.58 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Tom Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Sunderland

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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

"The Villa's victory was extremely popular, and they were loudly cheered as they left the field. Their reception at New Street station, where they l arrived al midnight, was of the most cordial character, the players being loudly cheered by a large number of a enthusiastic supporters who had awaited their arrival."

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