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Game #2518

Aston Villa

Won

4th Round

Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 24 January 1959

FA Cup

Chelsea

Stamford Bridge

Attendance: 55,994

Chelsea

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Billy Myerscough | 21' | Peter McParland | 25' |

MATCH SUMMARY

With a two week break, Villa use it wisely and return from a team break at Lilleshall to win a second successive game under Joe Mercer - this time against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Next is a real league test against .... Chelsea.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 24 January 1959

🥅 | 5' Goal, 0-1, (Chelsea), Jimmy Greaves
⚽ | 21' Goal, 1-1, Gerry Hitchens, Assist by Billy Myerscough
⚽ | 25' Goal, 2-1, Billy Myerscough, Assist by Peter McParland
🕒 | HT Chelsea 1-2 Aston Villa
🕒 | FT Chelsea 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa play and win successive FA Cup matches as they receive respite from their League troubles following up their defeat of division two side Rotherham with a win over Chelsea in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Aston Villa

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

Chelsea

League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1954-55

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

Previous 5 vs. Chelsea: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1958-59 |
Matchday | #28 |
Manager Game | #8 |
Saturday, 24 January 1959

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Jack Clough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, -1959
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 5 | 🟩 | 2 🟨 0 🟥 3 | 1.2

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jack Clough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bolton, -1959
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Chelsea

None

TEAM NEWS

Joe Mercer names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.57 |

Oldest Player |
F Johnny Dixon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 35.15 |

Youngest Player |
F Gerry Hitchens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 24.31 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Peter Aldis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Stan Lynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
F Jackie Sewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 | 🔥 |
F Gerry Hitchens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Johnny Dixon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Ron Wylie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Billy Myerscough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Ted Drake | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Chelsea

GK Reg Matthews | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Sillett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Peter Sillett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Mel Scott | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Stan Crowther (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Derek Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Micky Block | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Peter Brabrook | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Jimmy Greaves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Derek Gibbs | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ron Tindall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

SQUAD STATS

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Chelsea 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

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