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Game #2653

Aston Villa

3-2-3, 8 PTS

Won

14th (+4)

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩

Saturday, 23 September 1961

Division One

Blackpool

Villa Park

2-3-5, 7 PTS

Attendance: 34,035

Aston Villa

5-0

Blackpool

Assist(s) | Ron Wylie | 41' | Peter McParland | 60' | Norman Ashe | 75' | Mike Tindall | 87' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win by 5 to nothing in a performance nowhere near that which they put in on Monday when they were mystifyingly held to a draw by an over-run Manchester United. No one was complaining though as Villa rose to 14th with a team of youngsters showing huge potential.

KEY MAN

Peter McParland, scored a hat-trick as Villa hammer Blackpool for their third League win of the season, Saturday, 23 September 1961.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 23 September 1961

⚽ | 6' Goal, 1-0, Harry Burrows
⚽ | 41' Goal, 2-0, Peter McParland, Assist by Ron Wylie
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Blackpool
⚽ | 60' Goal, 3-0, Harry Burrows, Assist by Peter McParland
⚽ | 75' Goal, 4-0, Peter McParland, Assist by Norman Ashe
⚽ | 87' Goal, 5-0, Peter McParland, Assist by Mike Tindall
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 5-0 Blackpool

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer’s Villa record their biggest win of the season to date to make it three wins, two draws and three defeats in eight Division One games this season.

Aston Villa

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

Blackpool

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1952-53

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackpool

Previous 5 vs. Blackpool: 🟨 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟨

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1961-62 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Match | #8 |
Manager Game | #143 |
Saturday, 23 September 1961

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Gilbert Pullin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, -1961
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 5-0
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟨 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 140 | 🟩 | 67 🟨 32 🟥 41 | 1.66

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Gilbert Pullin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Bristol, -1961
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Blackpool

None

TEAM NEWS

Joe Mercer names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.20 |

Oldest Player |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | 29.67 |

Youngest Player |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 17.59 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Geoff Sidebottom | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB John Neal | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alan Deakin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Mike Tindall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
W Norman Ashe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
W Harry Burrows | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
F Ron Wylie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 | ⚽ | 🔥 | ⚽ | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Ron Suart | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Blackpool

GK Gordon West | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Jimmy Armfield | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Roy Gratrix | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Barrie Martin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Peter Hauser | 🇿🇦 |
M Bruce Crawford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Ray Parry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Mandy Hill | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Bill Perry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Dave Durie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Ray Charnley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injured | 2 |
F Derek Dougan | 🇬🇧 |
CB Jimmy Dugdale | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Reported

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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