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Game #2651

Saturday, 16 September 1961

Attendance: 14,000

Lost

Division One

15th (-4)

Blackburn Rovers

WWLWL

Ewood Park

Blackburn Rovers

4-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Mike Tindall, scored his first goal for Villa on his second appearance but they lose for the third time in six League games this season, Saturday, 16 September 1961.

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ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercerโ€™s Villa return to League action to lose to Blackburn and make it two wins, one draw and three defeats in six Division One games this season as the season gets off to a stuttering start. Meanwhile, full back Stan Lynn made his final Villa appearance aged 33 before making the sad trip to Birmingham City in October 1961. Lynn played for Villa between 1950-51 and 1961-62 making 323 appearances and scoring 38 goals.

Aston Villa

Blackburn Rovers

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1927โ€“28

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Blackburn: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1961-62 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Match | #6 |
Manager Game | #141 |
Saturday, 16 September 1961

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Joe Mercer |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 2-4 |
Last 5 Games | WWLWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Blackburn Rovers

TEAM NEWS

Joe Mercer names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.96 |

Oldest Player |
FB Stan Lynn | 33.27 |

Youngest Player |
LB Charlie Aitken | 19.39 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer

MANAGER

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 |

Blackburn Rovers

Else, Newton, Woods, Bray, Clayton. Isherwood, Havery, Lawther (g) (g), Crowe, McEvoy, Douglas (g) (g), Manager: Jack Marshall.

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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