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Game #2600

Aston Villa

7-1-6, 15 PTS

Saturday, 22 October 1960

Won

9th (+1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division One

Attendance: 46,306

Birmingham City

Villa Park

5-2-7, 12 PTS

Villa rip neighbours Birmingham to shreds as Alan O'Neill scores with his first touch in a Villa shirt, score six, have two hairline offside decisions rule out a pair of good goals and see opposition 'keeper Schofield make saves into the double figures. It's no exagerration to say this game could have eclipsed Villa's 11-1 victory over Charlton a year previously.

Aston Villa

6-2

Birmingham City

Assist(s) | Peter McParland | 1' | Ron Wylie | 31' |

KEY MAN

Gerry Hitchens, scored his twelfth in fifteen as Villa make it seven wins from eight at home by thrashing neighbours Birmingham, Saturday, 22 October 1960.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 22 October 1960

๐ŸŸข | 1' Debut, Alan O'Neill
โšฝ | 1' Goal, 1-0, Alan O'Neill, Assist by Peter McParland (25 seconds)
โšฝ | 31' Goal, 2-0, Gerry Hitchens, Assist by Ron Wylie
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 34' Missed penalty, (Birmingham City), Gordon Astall
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Birmingham City
โšฝ | 49' Goal, 3-0, Peter McParland
๐Ÿฅ… | 66' Goal, 3-1, (Birmingham City), Mike Hellawell
โšฝ | 67' Goal, 4-1, Alan O'Neill
โšฝ | 84' Goal, 5-1, Gerry Hitchens
๐Ÿฅ… | 86' Goal, 5-2, (Birmingham City), Bobby Thomson o.g.
โšฝ | 87' Goal, 6-2, Gerry Hitchens
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 6-2 Birmingham City

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa bounce back from defeat at Highbury to record their seventh win in eight at Villa Park as they hammer neighbours Birmingham. As a result, Villa make it seven wins, all at home, a draw and six defeats, five away, in fourteen games following their return to the top flight.

Meanwhile, forward Alan Oโ€™Neill made a goalscoring debut Villa aged 22 after moving from Sunderland earlier this month.

Leaving the scene however was midfielder Pat Saward who made his final appearance for Villa aged 32 before moving on to Huddersfield Town in March 1961.

Saward played for Villa between 1955-56 and 1960-61 making 170 appearances and scoring twice, winning the 1956-57 FA Cup.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1956-57

Birmingham City

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Birmingham City

Previous 5 vs. Birmingham: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1960-61 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #14 |
Manager Game | #90 |
Saturday, 22 October 1960

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Ken Seddon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Formby, -1966
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 2-0
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 6-2
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 90 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 47 ๐ŸŸจ 16 ๐ŸŸฅ 27 | 1.74

Career Form:

Top 6

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ken Seddon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Formby, -1966
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

Ken Seddon

CARDS

Villa

None

Birmingham City

None

TEAM NEWS

Jimmy Dugdale and Alan Oโ€™Neill (debut) replace Terry Morrall and Vic Crowe.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.98 |

Oldest Player |
M Pat Saward | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | 32.20 |

Youngest Player |
F Alan O'Neill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 22.96 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

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

Gil Merrick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB Doug Winton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
FB John Neal | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Pat Saward | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ด |
W Jimmy MacEwan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Peter McParland | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |
F Bobby Thomson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Gerry Hitchens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
F Ron Wylie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Alan Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข | โšฝ | โšฝ |

Birmingham City

GK Johnny Schofield | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB George Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Graham Sissons | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Brian Farmer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Billy Rudd | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Dick Neal Jr | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Johnny Watts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Mike Hellawell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Gordon Astall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Johnny Gordon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Jimmy Singer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

Villa XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 10/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Birmingham XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

International Duty | 1 |
M Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

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:

โ€‹

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข F Alan Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

๐Ÿ”ด M Pat Saward | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

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