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Game #2618

Aston Villa

13-4-9, 30 PTS

Drew

6th (-)

Saturday, 21 January 1961

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟨

Division One

Blackburn Rovers

Villa Park

10-5-12, 25 PTS

Attendance: 31,885

Aston Villa

2-2

Blackburn Rovers

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

It's 12 days since their last game as the game scheduled for the previous weekend - Everton away - was called off an hour before kick off due to fog. Although the rest was welcomed the coming fixture list already looks saturated with Villa in both cup competitions and needing to complete eighteen more League matches before the scheduled end of the campaign in April. Villa fall two behind before Gerry Hitchens equals Johnny Dixon's post-war scoring record of 28 goals with an equalising brace. Villa remain 6th.

KEY MAN

Gerry Hitchens, scored his fourth brace in five games to make it twenty eight goals in thirty three matches, Saturday, 21 January 1961.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 21 January 1961

🥅 | 14' Goal, 0-1, (Blackburn Rovers), Bryan Douglas
🥅 | 19' Goal, 0-2, (Blackburn Rovers), Bryan Douglas
⚽ | 24' Goal, 1-2, Gerry Hitchens
⚽ | 29' Goal, 2-2, Gerry Hitchens
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-2 Blackburn Rovers
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-2 Blackburn Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa with just three defeats in their last nineteen make it thirteen wins, ten at home, four draws and nine defeats, seven away, in twenty six games following their return to the top flight.

Aston Villa

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

Blackburn Rovers

League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
Last Trophy: 1927–28

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

Previous 5 vs. Blackburn: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟩 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1960-61 |
Matchday | #33 |
League Match | #26 |
Manager Game | #108 |
Saturday, 21 January 1961

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: J. G. Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nottingham, -1961
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 2-2
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 2-2
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 105 | 🟩 | 54 🟨 22 🟥 29 | 1.75

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: J. G. Williams | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Nottingham, -1961
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Blackburn Rovers

None

TEAM NEWS

Fred Potter replaces Nigel Sims.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.70 |

Oldest Player |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 31.86 |

Youngest Player |
M Alan Deakin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.16 |

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

Jack Marshall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Blackburn Rovers

GK Brian Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Matt Woods | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Ken Taylor | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB John Bray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Ronnie Clayton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Chris Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Andy McEvoy | 🇮🇪 |
W Ally MacLeod | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Bryan Douglas | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
F Derek Dougan | 🇬🇧 |
F Peter Dobing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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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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Blackburn XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

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 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 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