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Game #2539

Aston Villa

Saturday, 22 August 1959

Won

DLDDW

Division Two

Attendance: 31,828

Brighton & Hove Albion

Goldstone Ground

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Jimmy MacEwan, scored on his debut to earn Villa an opening day win in their first season in the second tier for twenty two years, Saturday, 22 August 1959.

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Saturday, 22 August 1959

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa play their first game in the second tier for twenty two years following the previous season's relegation to win away at the Goldstone Ground.

Meanwhile, wingers Jimmy Adam, 28, and Jimmy MacEwan, 30, made their Villa debuts after moving from Luton Town earlier this month and Raith Rovers in July 1959 respectively.

MacEwan scored on his debut whilst centre back Terry Morrall also made his first appearance for Villa aged 20 after joining from Church Rovers in 1953.

Aston Villa

Brighton & Hove Albion

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Brighton & Hove Albion

Previous 5 vs. Brighton: | - | - | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1959-60 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #29 |
Saturday, 22 August 1959

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Joe Mercer |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-1 |
Last 5 Games | DLDDW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Brighton & Hove Albion

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

Joe Mercer hands debuts to Terry Morrall, Jimmy Adam and Jimmy MacEwan as Villa look to bounce back to the top flight at the first attempt after the previous seasonโ€™s relegation.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.30 |

Oldest Player |
F Jackie Sewell | 32.60 |

Youngest Player |
CB Terry Morrall | 20.76 |

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

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims |
FB Stan Lynn |
FB Doug Winton |
CB Terry Morrall |
M Vic Crowe |
M Pat Saward |
W Jimmy Adam |
W Jimmy MacEwan |
F Peter McParland |
F Jackie Sewell |
F Ron Wylie |

Brighton & Hove Albion

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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

TABLE

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