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Game #2650

Aston Villa

Won

1st Round

Wednesday, 13 September 1961

Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

League Cup

Bradford City

Valley Parade

Attendance: 9,768

Bradford City

3-4

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Peter McParland | 52' |

MATCH SUMMARY

In an astonishing game, Villa, having one the previous season's League Cup just eight games before, open up a 4-0 lead over fourth division Bradford before their lower league opposition score 3 goals to leave a game that was already one suddenly in the balance.

KEY MAN

Ron Wylie, scored a brace to see off fourth division Bradford two games after winning the previous season's League Cup, Wednesday, 13 September 1961.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 13 September 1961

🟢 | 1' Debut, Mike Tindall
⚽ | Goal, 1-0, Jimmy MacEwan
⚽ | 24' Goal, 2-0, Ron Wylie
⚽ | 37' Goal, 3-0, Ron Wylie
🕒 | HT Bradford City 0-3 Aston Villa
⚽ | 52' Goal, 4-0, Harry Burrows, Assist by Peter McParland
🥅 | Goal, 4-1, (Bradford City), Bobby Webb
🥅 | 76' Goal, 4-2, (Bradford City), Bobby Webb
🥅 | 89' Goal, 4-3, (Bradford City), Bobby Webb
🕒 | FT Bradford City 3-4 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer’s Villa, beat fourth division Bradford in the first round of the 1961-62 League Cup two games after winning the 1960-61 competition. Meanwhile, midfielder Mike Tindall made his Villa debut aged 20 after joining from South Birmingham Boys.

Aston Villa

League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1960-61

Bradford City

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1910-11

FIXTURE HISTORY

Bradford City

Previous 5 vs. Bradford: 🟨 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟨

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Season | 1961-62 |
Matchday | #8 |
Manager Game | #140 |
Wednesday, 13 September 1961

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟩 3-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 4-3
Last 5: 🟨 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 137 | 🟩 | 66 🟨 31 🟥 40 | 1.67

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Bradford City

None

TEAM NEWS

Charlie Aitken, Stan Lynn, Ron Wylie and Mike Tindall (debut) replace John Neal, Gordon Lee, Alan Baker and Alan O’Neill.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.95 |

Oldest Player |
FB Stan Lynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 33.26 |

Youngest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 19.38 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Geoff Sidebottom | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Stan Lynn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alan Deakin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mike Tindall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🟢 |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Harry Burrows | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Ron Wylie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 | 🔥 |

MANAGER

Bob Brocklebank (ex) | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Bradford City

GK Mitch Downie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
D Tommy Flockett | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Stan Harland | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Stan Storton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CH Jimmy Lawlor | 🇮🇪 |
M Trevor Hockey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Bobby Webb | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ | ⚽ |
IF John Reid | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Malcolm Devitt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F David Layne | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Derek Hawksworth | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injured | 1 |
F Derek Dougan | 🇬🇧 |

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

🟢 M Mike Tindall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT

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