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Game #2621

Saturday, 4 February 1961

Attendance: 33,525

Drew

Division One

5th (+1)

Manchester United

WDDWD

Old Trafford

Manchester United

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Bobby Thomson, scored to earn Villa the draw, Saturday, 4 February 1961.

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MATCH TIMELINE

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa are held at Old Trafford and now have just three defeats in their last twenty two to make it thirteen wins, ten at home, five draws and nine defeats, seven away, in twenty seven games following their return to the top flight.

Meanwhile, Jimmy Adam made his final appearance for Villa aged 29 before moving on to Stoke City in July 1961. Adam played for Villa in 1959-60 and 1960-61 making 24 appearances and scoring 3 goals.

Aston Villa

Manchester United

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester United

Previous 5 vs. Manchester United: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1960-61 |
Matchday | #36 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #111 |
Saturday, 4 February 1961

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Joe Mercer |
FT Result | Drew |
FT Score | 1-1 |
Last 5 Games | WDDWD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Manchester United

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

Nigel Sims, Doug Winton and Jimmy Adam replace Fred Potter, Stan Lynn and Peter McParland.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 28.22 |

Oldest Player |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 31.90 |

Youngest Player |
F Alan Oโ€™Neill | 23.24 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Joe Mercer

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims |
FB Doug Winton |
FB John Neal |
CB Jimmy Dugdale |
M Vic Crowe |
W Jimmy MacEwan |
W Jimmy Adam |
F Gerry Hitchens |
F Ron Wylie |
F Bobby Thomson |
F Alan Oโ€™Neill |

Manchester United

Pinner, Brennan, Cantwell, Foulkes, Nicholson, Stiles, Setters, Charlton (g), Dawson, Pearson, Quixall

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

Not Recorded

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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