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Game #2463

Aston Villa

5-3-10, 13 PTS

Drew

19th (-2)

Saturday, 16 November 1957

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨

Division One

Tottenham Hotspur

Villa Park

6-4-8, 16 PTS

Attendance: 28,390

Aston Villa

1-1

Tottenham Hotspur

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

18 year old Arthur Sabin comes in and provides heroics in goal just as his mentor Nigel Sims did in the previous games, Belying his tender years, Sabin, looked to have the world at this feet starting with the Villa goalkeeping jersey. Tragically this would be his final appearance before his untimely death in March the following year. Arthur Sabin, a Villa great in the making, lost way too early.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 16 November 1957

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
⚽ | 52' Goal, 1-0, Jackie Sewell
🥅 | 57' Goal, 1-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Bobby Smith
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

ON THIS DAY

Eric Houghton's Villa hold Tottenham to make it five wins, three draws and ten defeats in eighteen division one games this season.

The game however was most notable for tragedy as goalkeeper Arthur Sabin made his second and final Villa appearance aged just 18.

Arthur, seen as a natural successor to Nigel Sims, would tragically pass away, aged 19, in March 1958 due to kidney disease.

Also making their final appearance was winger Ken Roberts before being forced to retire due to injury aged just 21.

Roberts played for Villa between 1953-54 and 1957-58 making 39 appearances and scoring 4 goals.

Aston Villa

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1956-57

Tottenham Hotspur

League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1950-51

FIXTURE HISTORY

Tottenham Hotspur

Previous 5 vs. Spurs: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥

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Season | 1957-58 |
Matchday | #19 |
League Match | #18 |
Manager Game | #203 |
Saturday, 16 November 1957

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Eric Houghton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Billingborough, 1953-1958
Referee: Tom Cooper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, -1960
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Eric Houghton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 203 | 🟩 | 72 🟨 56 🟥 75 | 1.34

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Tom Cooper | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, -1960
Matches Officiated:
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Tottenham Hotspur

None

TEAM NEWS

Arthur Sabin, Ken Roberts and Jackie Sewell replace Nigel Sims, Roy Chapman and Wally Hazelden.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.57 |

Oldest Player |
F Jackie Sewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 30.83 |

Youngest Player |
GK Arthur Sabin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 18.82 |

MANAGER

Eric Houghton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Arthur Sabin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔴 |
CB George Ashfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Stan Lynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stan Crowther | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Pat Saward | 🇮🇪 |
W Tommy Southren | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ken O Roberts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 🔴 |
F Jackie Sewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 |
CF Derek Pace | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Jimmy Anderson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Tottenham Hotspur

GK Ted Ditchburn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Mel Hopkins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
CB Maurice Norman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB John Ryden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Peter Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Danny Blanchflower (ex) | 🇬🇧 |
W George Robb | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Terry Medwin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
F Johnny Brooks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Tommy Harmer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Bobby Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

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Villa XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

SQUAD STATS

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Spurs XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 6 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
FB Peter Aldis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Johnny Dixon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Billy Myerscough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Les Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
GK Nigel Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

🔴 GK Arthur Sabin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
🔴 W Ken O Roberts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT

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