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Game #2622

Aston Villa

Monday, 6 February 1961

Won

4th Round

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

League Cup

Plymouth Argyle

Attendance: 13,548

Home Park

Plymouth Argyle

3-5

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Jimmy MacEwan | 59โ€™ | 63โ€™ | Harry Burrows | 88โ€™ |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win at Home Park but not after a bizarre penalty incident that saw the Plymouth taker pass to his team mate to score past Nigel Sims. A Gerry Hitchens hat-trick and no little skill from Harry Burrows and Jimmy MacEwan clinch the 4th round tie on Villa's way to winning the first ever League Cup.

KEY MAN

Gerry Hitchens, scored a hat-trick - his first goals in four - to help Villa finally beat second division Plymouth in the League Cup and to make it thirty one goals in thirty seven matches, Monday, 6 February 1961.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 6 February 1961

๐Ÿฅ… | 11โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Plymouth Argyle), Wilf Carter
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 35' Penalty awarded to Plymouth Argyle for handball by Vic Crowe
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 35' Nigel Sims saves Wilf Carter penalty
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 36' Referee Smith orders retake due to encroachment
๐Ÿ’ฅ | 36' Carter on penalty spot passed to Johnny Newman who scores past Sims
๐Ÿฅ… | 36' Goal, 0-2, (Plymouth Argyle, pen), Johnny Newman
โšฝ | 45โ€™ Goal, 1-2, Harry Burrows
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 59โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Alan Oโ€™Neill, Assist by Jimmy MacEwan
โšฝ | 63โ€™ Goal, 3-2, Gerry Hitchens, Assist by Jimmy MacEwan
โšฝ | 70โ€™ Goal, 4-2, Gerry Hitchens
๐Ÿฅ… | Goal, 4-3, (Plymouth Argyle), Johnny Williams
โšฝ | 88โ€™ Goal, 5-3, Gerry Hitchens, Assist by Harry Burrows
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Plymouth Argyle 3-5 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa finally beat second division Plymouth in the second replay at Home Park to progress to the inaugural League Cup quarter final. This fixture came ten games after the first replay and was the fourth game in ten days that Villa were required to contest due to fixture congestion.

Aston Villa

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

Plymouth Argyle

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Plymouth Argyle

Previous 5 vs. Plymouth: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1960-61 |
Matchday | #37 |
Manager Game | #112 |
Monday, 6 February 1961

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: R. E. Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Monmouth, -1962 ๐Ÿ†˜
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-2
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 5-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 109 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 56 ๐ŸŸจ 24 ๐ŸŸฅ 29 | 1.76

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: R. E. Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Monmouth, -1962 ๐Ÿ†˜
๐Ÿ†˜ Letting two players score a penalty in one of the most remarkable misunderstanding of the rules by an official until September 2002 at St Andrews'.
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Plymouth Argyle

None

TEAM NEWS

Stan Lynn, Harry Burrows and Alan Deakin replace John Neal, Ron Wylie and Jimmy Adam.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.92 |

Oldest Player |
W Jimmy MacEwan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 32.66 |

Youngest Player |
M Alan Deakin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 19.21 |

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 |
LB Doug Winton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB Stan Lynn | 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 | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Harry Burrows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
F Bobby Thomson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Alan Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Gerry Hitchens | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

MANAGER

Neil Dougall | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Plymouth Argyle

GK Geoff Barnsley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Bryce Fulton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
D George Robertson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CH Reg Wyatt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CH John Newman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
WH Johnny Williams | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Peter Anderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Billy Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
IF Wilf Carter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
IF Jim McAnearney | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF George Kirby | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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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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Plymouth 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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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
F Peter McParland | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

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

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