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Game #2615

Saturday, 31 December 1960

Attendance: 30,037

Drew

Division One

6th (-)

Blackpool

WDLLD

Villa Park

Aston Villa

2-2

Blackpool

Assist(s) | Not recorded

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

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

Blackpool

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Blackpool: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Joe Mercer |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 2-2 |
Last 5 Games | WDLLD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Blackpool

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

MANAGER

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 |

Blackpool

Waiters, Kelly, Gratrix, Garrett, Armfield, Salt, Parry (g) (g), Matthews, Durie, Charnley, Mudie. Manager: Ron Suart.

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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