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Game #2514

Aston Villa

6-4-14, 16 PTS

Friday, 26 December 1958

Lost

22nd (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Division One

Manchester United

Attendance: 63,098

Old Trafford

11-5-8, 27 PTS

Manchester United

2-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Johnny Dixon | 36' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Over a month since the sacking of Eric Houghton, Villa finally have a new manager as Joe Mercer swaps the relative calm of Sheffield United for the Villa hotseat. Villa however don't respond immediately and are well beaten at Old Trafford to remain bottom of the first division.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Friday, 26 December 1958

๐Ÿฅ… | 20' Goal, 0-1, (Manchester United), Albert Quixall
โšฝ | 36' Goal, 1-1, Billy Myerscough, Assist by Johnny Dixon
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester United 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 74' Goal, 1-2, (Manchester United), Dennis Violett
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester United 2-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's first game in charge see Villa lose for a second successive game to make it six wins, four draws and fourteen defeats in twenty four division one games so far this season.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1956-57

Manchester United

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1956-57

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester United

Previous 5 vs. United: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1958-59 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Match | #24 |
Manager Game | #4 |
Friday, 26 December 1958

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: J. Cooke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cambridgeshire, -1961
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 1 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 0 ๐ŸŸจ 0 ๐ŸŸฅ 1 | 0

Villa Career Form:

Relegation

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: J. Cooke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cambridgeshire, -1961
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester United

None

TEAM NEWS

Ron Wylie replaces Wally Hazelden.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 29.11 |

Oldest Player |
F Johnny Dixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 35.07 |

Youngest Player |
F Peter McParland | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 24.69 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB Peter Aldis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB Stan Lynn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
W Les Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Peter McParland | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
F Jackie Sewell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Johnny Dixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Ron Wylie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Billy Myerscough | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Matt Busby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Manchester United

GK Harry Gregg | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CB Bill Foulkes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Ron Cope | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Joe Carolan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
M Freddie Goodwin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Wilf McGuinness | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Warren Bradley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Albert Scanlon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Mark Pearson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Albert Quixall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Dennis Viollet | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

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SQUAD STATS

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Villa XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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United XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/11

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 Halfโ€จ

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT