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Game #262

Aston Villa

Thursday, 26 December 1895

Won

3rd

WLWLW

Division One

Attendance: 22,200

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Molineux

Steve Smith opened the scoring as Villa win for only the third time in seven, via the referee's leg, and remain in third place in the table but are now only two points behind leaders Everton with a game in hand.

Wolves

1-2

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Steve Smith, opened the scoring for Villa, Thursday, 26 December 1895

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MATCH TIMELINE

Thursday, 26 December 1895

[Exact timings not recorded]
20’ Goal, 0-1 (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-1, Steve Smith
Goal, 2-1, Unknown, referee’s leg
FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa win for only the third time in seven, via the referee's leg, and remain in third place in the table but are now only two points behind leaders Everton with a game in hand.

Aston Villa

Wolverhampton Wanderers

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1892-93

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Wolves: | 🟥 | 🟩 | 🟨 | 🟩 | 🟨 |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1895-96 |
Matchday | #18 |
League Match | #18 |
Manager Game | #236 |
Thursday, 26 December 1895

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DWLWL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 236 | 🟩 129 🟨 35 🟥 72 | 1.79

Career Form:

Top 6

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

All the matches refereed by:

CARDS

Villa

Wolverhampton Wanderers

TEAM NEWS

Villa named an unchanged line up for the second successive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.09 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 32.10 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 20.36 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Jack Addenbrooke | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Aston Villa

GK Harry Wilkes |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M Jack Reynolds |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Jack Devey |
F Johnny Campbell |
F Bob Chatt |

Wolverhampton Wanderers

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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

Match Symbols:

⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

“The Wanderers’ back division was again soon troubled, as the Villa ran down in a determined manner. Rose saved a couple of hot shots, but a minute later the ball glanced off the referee’s leg into the net, and the Villa were placed in front.

The decision of the referee appeared to create much surprises even among the Villa players who were quite overjoyed at their good fortune.”

*The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser*
Friday, 27 December 1895

Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Aston Villa.

Played at Wolverhampton, in frosty weather, before 15,000 spectators. Both sides were fully represented. The Wanderers played Topham on the right wing.

The ground was hard and foothold difficult.

The Wanderers scored through Owen in 20 minutes. Villa pressed for a long time after this reverse, but could not break through.

Half-time score : Wanderers, one goal; Villa, nil

The second half play was of an even character. Wilkes saved a shot from Wood, and Rose fisted twice in rapid succession, but could not stop from one from Smith, and then the Villa scored again soon after.

Out of a scrummage later the Wanderers made several efforts to get on level terms, but failed, and Aston could not increase the score.

Final Score : Villa 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

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