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Game #2445

Saturday, 24 August 1957

Attendance: 50,780

Lost

Division One

19th

Birmingham City

WLLWL

St Andrew's

Birmingham City

3-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

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ON THIS DAY

Eric Houghton's Villa open the season with a disappointing defeat at neighbours Birmingham.

Aston Villa

Birmingham City

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Birmingham City

Previous 5 vs. Birmingham City: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1957-58 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #185 |
Saturday, 24 August 1957

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-3 |
Last 5 Games | WLLWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Birmingham City

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.90 |

Oldest Player |
F Johnny Dixon | 33.73 |

Youngest Player |
M Stan Crowther | 21.99 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Eric Houghton

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims |
FB Peter Aldis |
FB Stan Lynn |
CB Jimmy Dugdale |
M Stan Crowther |
M Pat Saward |
W Les Smith |
F Peter McParland |
F Johnny Dixon |
F Billy Myerscough |
F Jackie Sewell |

Birmingham City

Schofield, Green, Hall, Neal, Watts, Murphy (g), Smith, Brown (g), Govan, Kinsey (g), Astall. Manager: Arthur Turner

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 Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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