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Game #2469

Aston Villa

7-4-13, 18 PTS

Won

19th (+1)

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩

Thursday, 26 December 1957

Division One

Arsenal

Villa Park

11-3-10, 25 PTS

Attendance: 38,383

Aston Villa

3-0

Arsenal

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa beat Arsenal after two consecutive defeats as Gerry Hitchens nets his first for the club.

KEY MAN

Gerry Hitchens, scored his first goal for the club to help Villa to a second win in eight, Thursday, 26 December 1957.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Thursday, 26 December 1957

⚽ | 8' Goal, 1-0, Dennis Evans o.g.
⚽ | 29' Goal, 2-0, Stan Lynn
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Arsenal
⚽ | 85' Goal, 3-0, Gerry Hitchens
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Arsenal

ON THIS DAY

Eric Houghton's Villa win for only the second time in eight to make it seven wins, four draws and thirteen defeats in twenty four division one games.

Aston Villa

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

Arsenal

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1952–53

FIXTURE HISTORY

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Season | 1957-58 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Match | #24 |
Manager Game | #209 |
Thursday, 26 December 1957

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Eric Houghton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Billingborough, 1953-1958
Referee: E. R. Hill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chester, -1957
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Eric Houghton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 209 | 🟩 | 74 🟨 57 🟥 78 | 1.33

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: E. R. Hill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chester, -1957
Matches Officiated:
🟩 : 0
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: 🟨

TEAM NEWS

Jackie Sewell and Wally Hazelden replace Vic Crowe and Johnny Dixon.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.28 |

Oldest Player |
F Jackie Sewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 30.94 |

Youngest Player |
F Wally Hazelden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 16.88 |

MANAGER

Eric Houghton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Peter Aldis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Stan Lynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
M Stan Crowther | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Pat Saward | 🇮🇪 |
W Les Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Jackie Sewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 |
F Gerry Hitchens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Wally Hazelden | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Jack Crayston | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Arsenal

GK Jack Kelsey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
LB Dennis Evans | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Bill Dodgin Jr | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Stan Charlton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jimmy Bloomfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dave Bowen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Daniel Le Roux | 🇿🇦 | 🟨 |
W Gordon Nutt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Vic Groves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF David Herd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Cliff Holton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 3 |
W Ken O Roberts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Tommy Southren | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

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

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT