Aston Villa

1-3

Wolves

Scorer(s) | Gerry Hitchens |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

Game #2538

Division One

Villa Park

Attendance: 43,138

Monday, 8 September 1958

Position:

21st (-2)

AT A GLANCE

Game #2538

Season | 1958-59 |
Matchday | #6 |
League Match | #6 |
Manager Game | #236 |
Monday, 8 September 1958

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Eric Houghton |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-3 |
Last 5 Games | WLLLL |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.71 |

Oldest Player |
F Johnny Dixon | 34.77 |

Youngest Player |
F Wally Hazelden | 17.58 |

TEAM NEWS

Jimmy Dugdale, John Sharples (debut) and Johnny Dixon replace Peter Aldis, Vic Crowe and Jackie Sewell.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

QUOTE OF THE DAY

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

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STARTING LINE UP

GK Nigel Sims |
FB John Sharples |
FB Stan Lynn |
FB Gordon Lee |
CB Jimmy Dugdale |
M Pat Saward |
W Les Smith |
F Gerry Hitchens |
F Peter McParland |
F Johnny Dixon |
F Wally Hazelden |

OPPOSITION

ex: Also played for the Villa;

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off

Finlayson, Harris, Stuart, Wright, Slater, Clamp, Broadbent (ex), (g) Booth (g), Murray (g), Deeley, Mullen. Manager: Stan Cullis.

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

MATCH TIMELINE

ON THIS DAY

Eric Houghton's Villa suffer a fourth successive defeat for the first time since October 1953 and have now shipped eighteen goals in four games as they lose at home for the second time this season. As a result Villa make it one win, one draw and four defeats in six division one games so far this season, scoring eleven and conceding twenty one with an unexpected season of struggle looking inevitable.

Meanwhile, full back John Sharples made his Villa debut aged 24 after moving from Heath Town in October 1955.

KEY MAN

Gerry Hitchens, scored for the third game in succession but Villa are beaten once again and have now conceded eighteen in four games, Monday, 8 September 1958.

MATCH REPORT