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Game #2546

Aston Villa

6-1-1, 13 PTS

Won

1st (-)

Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

Monday, 14 September 1959

Division Two

Portsmouth

Villa Park

1-2-5, 4 PTS

Attendance: 34,623

Aston Villa

5-2

Portsmouth

Assist(s) | Jimmy MacEwan | 2' | 90' | Gerry Hitchens | 21' | Peter McParland | 28' | 62' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa's fabulous early season form continues as they open up a two point lead at the top of the table thanks to their sixth win in eight second division games.

KEY MAN

Peter McParland, made it three in two games as Villa record their sixth - and biggest - win in eight division two matches, Monday, 14 September 1959.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 14 September 1959

⚽ | 2' Goal, 1-0, Bobby Thomson, Assist by Jimmy MacEwan
🥅 | 16' Goal, 1-1, (Portsmouth), Harry Harris
🥅 | 19' Goal, 1-2, (Portsmouth), Jimmy Campbell
⚽ | 21' Goal, 2-2, Peter McParland, Assist by Gerry Hitchens
⚽ | 28' Goal, 3-2, Jimmy MacEwan, Assist by Peter McParland
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 3-2 Portsmouth
⚽ | 62' Goal, 4-2, Jimmy MacEwan, Assist by Peter McParland
⚽ | 90' Goal, 5-2, Peter McParland, Assist by Jimmy MacEwan
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 5-2 Portsmouth

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa extend their unbeaten run to six as they win three League consecutive games for the first time since January 1958 to make it six wins, a draw and a defeat in eight division two games so far this season as their excellent start to life in the second tier continues.

Aston Villa

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

Portsmouth

League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1949-50

FIXTURE HISTORY

Portsmouth

Previous 5 vs. Portsmouth: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1959-60 |
Matchday | #8 |
League Match | #8 |
Manager Game | #36 |
Monday, 14 September 1959

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Jack Kelly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chorley, -1962
HT Score: 🟩 3-2
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 5-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 33 | 🟩 | 15 🟨 6 🟥 12 | 1.55

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jack Kelly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Chorley, -1962
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Portsmouth

None

TEAM NEWS

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

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.52 |

Oldest Player |
FB Stan Lynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.26 |

Youngest Player |
F Bobby Thomson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 22.50 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Neal | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Stan Lynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Pat Saward | 🇮🇪 |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 | ⚽ | ⚽ | 🔥 |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 | ⚽ | 🔥 | 🔥 | ⚽ |
F Gerry Hitchens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
F Ron Wylie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Bobby Thomson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Freddie Cox | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Portsmouth

GK Dick Beattie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Alec Wilson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
D Phil Gunter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
WH Ron Howells | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M John Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jimmy Dickinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Harry Harris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Peter Harris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Jimmy Campbell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Ron Newman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

SQUAD STATS

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Portsmouth 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