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Game #2617

Aston Villa

Monday, 9 January 1961

Won

3rd Round Replay

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FA Cup

Bristol Rovers

Attendance: 26,542

Villa Park

Aston Villa

4-0

Bristol Rovers

Assist(s) | Jimmy MacEwan | 16' | Peter McParland | 29' | Bobby Thomson | 48' | Ron Wylie | 61' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa score 4 in the mud, could have had 8, and see off Rovers in one of the most one-sided games imaginable. The conditions didn't help of course but Villa have their first win since beating Chelsea on 17 December.

KEY MAN

Gerry Hitchens, scored his third brace in four games to make it twenty six goals in thirty two matches, Monday, 9 January 1961.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 9 January 1961

โšฝ | 16' Goal, 1-0, Bobby Thomson, Assist by Jimmy MacEwan
โšฝ | 29' Goal, 2-0, Bobby Thomson, Assist by Peter McParland
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Bristol Rovers
โšฝ | 48' Goal, 3-0, Gerry Hitchens, Assist by Bobby Thomson
โšฝ | 61' Goal, 4-0, Gerry Hitchens, Assist by Ron Wylie
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 4-0 Bristol Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa face Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup third round replay at Villa Park just two days after the original fixture.

Aston Villa

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

Bristol Rovers

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bristol Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Bristol Rovers: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1960-61 |
Matchday | #32 |
Manager Game | #107 |
Monday, 9 January 1961

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Roger Woan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | London, 1957-1964 ๐Ÿ†˜
Kick off: 7.15pm
HT Score:
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 4-0
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 104 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 54 ๐ŸŸจ 21 ๐ŸŸฅ 29 | 1.76

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Roger Woan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | London, 1957-1964 ๐Ÿ†˜
Matches Officiated: 4
๐ŸŸฉ : 3
๐ŸŸจ : 1
๐ŸŸฅ : 0
๐Ÿ†˜ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ Referee Woan doesn't have a great game, although it made no difference to the result, he incorrectly disallowed a Villa goal before refusing a penalty for one of the clearest handball offences you could see.
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸจ 7 Jan 1961, Villa 1-1 Bristol Rovers, Eastville Stadium
Cards: None

TEAM NEWS

Joe Mercer names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.52 |

Oldest Player |
W Jimmy MacEwan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 31.82 |

Youngest Player |
M Alan Deakin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.13 |

MANAGER

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

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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 Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Alan Deakin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Jimmy MacEwan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Peter McParland | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Gerry Hitchens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
F Ron Wylie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Bobby Thomson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |

MANAGER

Bert Tann | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Bristol Rovers

GK Howard Radford | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Doug Hillard | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Pyle | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D John Frowen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Peter Sampson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ray Mabbutt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Peter Hooper | ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช |
W George Petherbridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
IF Dai Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CF Alfie Biggs | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Ted Purdon | ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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SQUAD STATS

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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 : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Rovers 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 : 9/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
F Alan Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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 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:

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

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT