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Game #2581

Saturday, 9 April 1960

Attendance: 33,682

Won

Division Two

Bristol City

WLDLW

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-1

Bristol City

Assist(s) | None |

KEY MAN

Stan Lynn, scored twice from the spot as Villa clinch promotion back to the top flight at the first attempt, Saturday, 9 April 1960.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa bounce back from only their sixth loss in thirty seven League games to beat Bristol City at Villa Park and make it twenty three wins, nine draws and six defeats, five away, in thirty eight division two games so far this season. With four games to play Villa clinch promotion back to the top flight and are in pole position to secure the second division title with Cardiff their only rivals.

Aston Villa

Bristol City

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Bristol City: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1959-60 |
Matchday | #43 |
League Match | #38 |
Manager Game | #71 |
Saturday, 9 April 1960

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Bristol City

TEAM NEWS

Gerry Hitchens replaces Brian Handley.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.89 |

Oldest Player |
FB Stan Lynn | 31.83 |

Youngest Player |
F Bobby Thomson | 23.07 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer

MANAGER

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims |
FB John Neal |
FB Stan Lynn |
CB Jimmy Dugdale |
M Vic Crowe |
M Pat Saward |
W Jimmy Adam |
F Peter McParland |
F Bobby Thomson |
F Ron Wylie |
F Gerry Hitchens |

Bristol City

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

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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