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Game #2529

Aston Villa

11-4-18, 26 PTS

Won

20th (-)

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

Saturday, 21 March 1959

Division One

Luton Town

Villa Park

9-9-11, 27 PTS

Attendance: 27,401

Aston Villa

3-1

Luton Town

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa secure a well deserved fifth league win in ten under Joe Mercer to remain one place off the relegation spots with nine first division games left to play. Villa had now opened a five point gap to the bottom two clubs, Portsmouth and Leicester City and were one point behind fellow strugglers Tottenham, Manchester City and Luton. Villa now faced Tottenham twice in the next three games with the opportunity to climb well clear of any risk of relegation.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 21 March 1959

🥅 | 32' Goal, 0-1, (Luton Town), Billy Bingham
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Luton Town
⚽ | 63' Goal, 1-1, Les Smith, pen
⚽ | 70' Goal, 2-1, Gerry Hitchens
⚽ | 85' Goal, 3-1, Gerry Hitchens
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Luton Town

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa record successive League wins for the first time under his leadership and for the first time since April 1956 to make it eleven wins, four draws and eighteen losses in thirty three division one games as the change in leadership begins to show progress with nine games left to play.

Aston Villa

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

Luton Town

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Luton Town

Previous 5 vs. Luton: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1958-59 |
Matchday | #39 |
League Match | #33 |
Manager Game | #19 |
Saturday, 21 March 1959

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Sandy Griffiths | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Abertillery, -1959
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 16 | 🟩 | 9 🟨 1 🟥 6 | 1.75

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Sandy Griffiths | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Abertillery, -1959
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Luton Town

None

TEAM NEWS

Joe Mercer names the same line up for the fifth consecutive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.83 |

Oldest Player |
F Johnny Dixon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 35.30 |

Youngest Player |
F Gerry Hitchens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 24.47 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Peter Aldis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Doug Winton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Les Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Jackie Sewell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 |
F Gerry Hitchens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
F Johnny Dixon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Ron Wylie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Syd Owen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Luton Town

GK Ron Baynham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Ken Hawkes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Terry Kelly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Seamus Dunne | 🇮🇪 |
M Dave Pacey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Bob Morton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ken Groves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Billy Bingham | 🇬🇧 | ⚽ |
W Jimmy Adam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F George Cummins | 🇮🇪 |
F Allan Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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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Luton XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 9/11

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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