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Game #2615

Aston Villa

13-3-9, 29 PTS

Drew

6th (-)

Saturday, 31 December 1960

Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟨

Division One

Blackpool

Villa Park

6-4-14, 16 PTS

Attendance: 30,037

Aston Villa

2-2

Blackpool

Assist(s) | Jimmy MacEwan | 8' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa go 2-0 up through Gerry Hitchens but Blackpool score a minute after halftime and a minute before fulltime to take a barely deserved draw from Villa Park.

KEY MAN

Gerry Hitchens, without a goal in five had now scored successive braces to make it twenty four in thirty games as the new year beckoned with Villa in the ascendancy, Saturday, 31 December 1960.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 31 December 1960

⚽ | 8' Goal, 1-0, Gerry Hitchens, Assist by Jimmy MacEwan
⚽ | 42' Goal, 2-0, Gerry Hitchens
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Blackpool
🥅 | 46' Goal, 1-2, (Blackpool), Ray Parry
🥅 | 89' Goal, 2-2, (Blackpool), Ray Parry
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Blackpool

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa end 1960 with just three defeats in their last sixteen make it thirteen wins, ten at home, three draws and nine defeats, seven away, in twenty five games following their return to the top flight. Villa's return to division one had been an unqualified success so far as a small squad had dealt admirably with a fixture pile up to record some impressive League results and to progress in the inaugural League Cup ahead of their first FA Cup fixtures of the season.

Aston Villa

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

Blackpool

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1952-53

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackpool

Previous 5 vs. Blackpool: 🟨 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟥

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Season | 1960-61 |
Matchday | #30 |
League Match | #25 |
Manager Game | #105 |
Saturday, 31 December 1960

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: A. L. Mason | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Maidstone, -1961
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 102 | 🟩 | 53 🟨 20 🟥 29 | 1.75

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: A. L. Mason | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Maidstone, -1961
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Blackpool

None

TEAM NEWS

Bobby Thomson and Jimmy MacEwan replace Harry Burrows and Jimmy Adam.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.64 |

Oldest Player |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 31.80 |

Youngest Player |
M Alan Deakin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.11 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Fred Potter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Doug Winton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Neal | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alan Deakin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 |
F Gerry Hitchens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
F Ron Wylie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Bobby Thomson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Ron Suart | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Blackpool

GK Tony Waiters | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Hugh Kelly | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Roy Gratrix | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Tommy Garrett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Jimmy Armfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Sammy Salt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Parry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
W Stanley Matthews | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Dave Durie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Ray Charnley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Jackie Mudie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

SQUAD STATS

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Blackpool XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 2 |
F Alan O’Neill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
GK Nigel Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Reported

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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