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Game #2629

Aston Villa

14-7-11, 35 PTS

Won

7th (+1)

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩

Wednesday, 22 March 1961

Division One

Everton

Goodison Park

16-5-13, 37 PTS

Attendance: 28,115

Everton

1-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Peter McParland | 57' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa suffer more poor decision making from the authorities as they are without Gerry Hitchens who is called up for an utterly pointless Football League vs. Scottish League fixture. Despite the ridiculous handicap, Villa win through to secure their first League victory of 1961. After the crazy fixture hiatus Villa now face 7 games in the next 16 days starting with Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday.

KEY MAN

Bobby Thomson, scored to help Villa win for the first time in six, Wednesday, 22 March 1961.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 22 March 1961

🥅 | 25' Goal, 0-1, (Everton), Frank Wignall
🕒 | HT Everton 1-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 57' Goal, 1-1, Alan Deakin, Assist by Peter McParland
⚽ | 80' Goal, 2-1, Bobby Thomson
🕒 | FT Everton 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa go three games unbeaten and win for the first time in six to make it fourteen wins, ten at home, seven draws and eleven defeats, eight away, in thirty two games following their return to the top flight.

Aston Villa

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

Everton

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1938-39

FIXTURE HISTORY

Everton

Previous 5 vs. Everton: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1960-61 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Match | #32 |
Manager Game | #119 |
Wednesday, 22 March 1961

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: A Hawcroft | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rotherham, -1961
HT Score:
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 116 | 🟩 | 58 🟨 26 🟥 32 | 1.72

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: A Hawcroft | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Rotherham, -1961
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Everton

None

TEAM NEWS

Alan O’Neill replaces Gerry Hitchens.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.51 |

Oldest Player |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 32.03 |

Youngest Player |
M Alan Deakin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 19.33 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Geoff Sidebottom | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB John Neal | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Lee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alan Deakin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 | 🔥 |
F Alan O’Neill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Bobby Thomson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Ron Wylie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

MANAGER

Johnny Carey | 🇮🇪 |

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Everton

GK Albert Dunlop | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Alex Parker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Brian Labone | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB George Sharples | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D George Thomson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Jimmy Gabriel | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Alan Tyrer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jimmy Fell | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Billy Bingham | 🇬🇧 |
F Bobby Collins | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Frank Wignall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
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

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