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Game #2492

Monday, 25 August 1958

Attendance: 35,172

Won

Division One

8th (+2)

Portsmouth

WWDDW

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-2

Portsmouth

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Peter McParland, scored his first of the season as Villa continue their strong form under Eric Houghton now unbeaten in eight, Monday, 25 August 1958.

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ON THIS DAY

Eric Houghton's Villa make it eight games unbeaten including the end of the 1957-58 campaign as they beat Portsmouth at Villa Park to start the season in strong form.

Aston Villa

Portsmouth

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1949-50

FIXTURE HISTORY

Portsmouth

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1958-59 |
Matchday | #2 |
League Match | #2 |
Manager Game | #232 |
Monday, 25 August 1958

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-2 |
Last 5 Games | WWDDW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Portsmouth

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

Les Smith replaces Tommy Southren.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.36 |

Oldest Player |
F Johnny Dixon | 34.73 |

Youngest Player |
F Gerry Hitchens | 23.90 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Eric Houghton

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims |
FB Peter Aldis |
FB Stan Lynn |
CB Jimmy Dugdale |
M Trevor Birch |
M Pat Saward |
W Les Smith |
F Gerry Hitchens |
F Peter McParland |
F Johnny Dixon |
F Billy Myerscough |

Portsmouth

Uprichard, Rutter, McGhee, Hayward, Harris H, Harris P, Dickinson, Casey, Govan, Gordon, Crawford (g). Manager: Freddie Cox.

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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