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Game #2537

Aston Villa

11-7-23, 29 PTS

Saturday, 25 April 1959

Drew

20th (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Division One

Manchester City

Attendance: 39,661

Maine Road

10-9-22, 29 PTS

Manchester City

0-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa take a point away from Maine Road in the penultimate game of the season meaning they only need to equal or better Manchester City's result in the final game of the season to secure First Division football for 1959-60. Villa face fourth placed neighbours Albion at the Hawthorns whilst City play 19th placed Leicester at home.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 25 April 1959

๐Ÿ•’ | HT Manchester City 0-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Manchester City 0-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa without a win in eight, secure a draw and a point against relegation rivals Manchester City to make it eleven wins, seven draws and twenty three losses in forty one division one games with one final game to play - away from home - with Villa needing to win to avoid relegation.

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 City

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1955-56

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1958-59 |
Matchday | #47 |
League Match | #41 |
Manager Game | #27 |
Saturday, 25 April 1959

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: C. H. Sant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Crewe, -1959
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 0-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 24 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 9 ๐ŸŸจ 4 ๐ŸŸฅ 11 | 1.29

Villa Career Form:

Mid Table

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: C. H. Sant | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Crewe, -1959
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester City

None

TEAM NEWS

Stan Lynn, Pat Saward and Billy Myerscough replace Peter Aldis, Les Smith and Jackie Sewell.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.45 |

Oldest Player |
F Johnny Dixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 35.40 |

Youngest Player |
F Gerry Hitchens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 24.56 |

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 Stan Lynn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB Doug Winton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Pat Saward | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Ron Wylie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Billy Myerscough | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Peter McParland | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
F Gerry Hitchens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Johnny Dixon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Les McDowall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Manchester City

GK Bert Trautmann | ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB John McTavish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Ken Branagan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Bill Leivers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Kenneth Barnes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Roy Cheetham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Colin Barlow | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Paddy Fagan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
F Ray Sambrook | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Joe Hayes | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Bobby Johnstone | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

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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Manchester City 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 : 9/11

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