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Game #2492

Aston Villa

1-1-0, 3 PTS

Won

8th (+2)

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟩

Monday, 25 August 1958

Division One

Portsmouth

Villa Park

0-0-2, 0 PTS

Attendance: 35,172

Aston Villa

3-2

Portsmouth

Assist(s) | Gerry Hitchens | 64' |

MATCH SUMMARY

The scoreline looks close but in reality Portsmouth were never in a game that Villa dominated from start to finish. Villa take both points and extend their unbeaten run to eight.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 25 August 1958

🥅 | 26' Goal, 0-1, (Portsmouth), Crawford
⚽ | 32' Goal, 1-1, Billy Myerscough
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-1 Portsmouth
⚽ | 54' Goal, 2-1, Johnny Dixon
⚽ | 64' Goal, 3-1, Peter McParland, Assist by Gerry Hitchens
🥅 | Goal, 3-2, (Portsmouth), Nigel Sims o.g.
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-2 Portsmouth

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

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

Portsmouth

League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1949-50

FIXTURE HISTORY

Portsmouth

Previous 5 vs. Portsmouth: 🟨 🟥 🟨 🟩 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Eric Houghton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Billingborough, 1953-1958
Referee: Frank Collinge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rochdale, -1958
HT Score: 🟨 1-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Eric Houghton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 232 | 🟩 | 84 🟨 63 🟥 85 | 1.36

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Frank Collinge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rochdale, -1958
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Portsmouth

None

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

Eric Houghton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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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 | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Freddie Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Portsmouth

GK Norman Uprichard | 🇬🇧 |
CB Cyril Rutter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Tommy McGhee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Basil Hayward | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Harry Harris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Peter Harris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jimmy Dickinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Tommy Casey | 🇬🇧 |
W Alex Govan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
IF Johnny Gordon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ray Crawford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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None

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