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Game #2623

Aston Villa

13-5-10, 31 PTS

Lost

7th (-1)

Saturday, 11 February 1961

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟥

Division One

Tottenham Hotspur

Villa Park

24-2-3, 50 PTS

Attendance: 50,786

Aston Villa

1-2

Tottenham Hotspur

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa are beaten by champions elect Spurs to continue an unwanted record of post-war defeats against the North London side. Villa face Tottenham again the following week - this time in the FA Cup.

KEY MAN

Stan Lynn, scored from the spot but Villa lose for the first time in nine, Saturday, 11 February 1961.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 11 February 1961

🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur
🥅 | 46' Goal, 0-1, (Tottenham Hotspur), Bobby Smith
🥅 | 57' Goal, 0-2, (Tottenham Hotspur), Terry Dyson
⚽ | 63' Goal, 1-2, Stan Lynn, pen
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa lose for the first time in nine and lose only their third game at home this season to make it thirteen wins, ten at home, five draws and ten defeats, seven away, in twenty eight games following their return to the top flight.

Aston Villa

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

Tottenham Hotspur

League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1950-51

FIXTURE HISTORY

Tottenham Hotspur

Previous 5 vs. Spurs: 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟨 🟥

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NEXT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1960-61 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Match | #28 |
Manager Game | #113 |
Saturday, 11 February 1961

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Ken Collinge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hale, -1961
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟨 0-0
FT Result: 🟥 Lost
FT Score: 🟥 1-2
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟥

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 110 | 🟩 | 56 🟨 24 🟥 30 | 1.75

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Ken Collinge | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Hale, -1961
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Tottenham Hotspur

None

TEAM NEWS

Peter McParland and John Neal replace Harry Burrows and Doug Winton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.34 |

Oldest Player |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 32.67 |

Youngest Player |
M Alan Deakin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.22 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Neal | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Stan Lynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alan Deakin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 |
F Gerry Hitchens | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Bobby Thomson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Alan O’Neill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

Bill Nicholson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Tottenham Hotspur

GK Bill Brown | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Maurice Norman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Peter Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Ron Henry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dave Mackay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Danny Blanchflower (ex) | 🇬🇧 |
M John White | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Terry Dyson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Cliff Jones | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
F Les Allen | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Bobby Smith | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
LB Doug Winton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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