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Game #2551

Aston Villa

8-4-1, 20 PTS

Drew

1st (-)

Saturday, 10 October 1959

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨

Division Two

Sheffield United

Bramall Lane

5-4-3, 14 PTS

Attendance: 25,146

Sheffield United

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Jimmy MacEwan | 70' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Shocking luck for Villa as they draw for the third successive away game but only because 'keeper Nigel Sims is off the field when Sheffield United score their barely deserved equaliser.

KEY MAN

Gerry Hitchens, scored earn Villa a draw and extend their unbeaten run to eleven, Saturday, 10 October 1959.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 10 October 1959

🕒 | HT Sheffield United 0-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 70' Goal, 1-0, Gerry Hitchens, Assist by Jimmy MacEwan
💥 | 72' Player leaves field of play with injury, Nigel Sims
🥅 | 76' Goal, 1-1, (Sheffield United), Derek Pace
💥 | 80' Player returns to field of play, Nigel Sims
🕒 | FT Sheffield United 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa extend their unbeaten run to eleven but are held to a third successive draw as they make it eight wins, four draws and a defeat in thirteen 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

Sheffield United

League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1924–25

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield United

Previous 5 vs. Sheffield United: 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1959-60 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Match | #13 |
Manager Game | #41 |
Saturday, 10 October 1959

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: J. Parkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackburn, -1965
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 38 | 🟩 | 17 🟨 9 🟥 12 | 1.58

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: J Parkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackburn, -1965
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Sheffield United

None

TEAM NEWS

Joe Mercer reverts to the same line up fielded in eight of the previous nine games as Peter McParland returns in place of Jimmy Adam.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.59 |

Oldest Player |
FB Stan Lynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.33 |

Youngest Player |
F Bobby Thomson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 22.57 |

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

John Harris | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Sheffield United

GK Alan Hodgkinson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Cec Coldwell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Cliff Mason | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Brian Richardson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Joe Shaw | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Gerry Summers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Billy Russell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ron Simpson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Willie Hamilton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Derek Pace (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Dennis Shiels | 🇬🇧 | ⚽ |

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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Sheffield United 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

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