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Game #266

Aston Villa

Saturday, 18 January 1896

Wednesday

1-3

Aston Villa

Division One

Sheffield Wednesday

Olive Grove

Attendance: 15,000

Won

1st

WWWWW

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Johnny Campbell put Villa ahead as their fifth successive victory - achieved for the first time this season - gave them a 2 point lead at the top of the First Division table ahead of Derby in second place.

KEY MAN

Johnny Campbell, put Villa ahead, Saturday, 18 January 1896

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 18 January 1896

[Exact timings not recorded]
1’ Goal, 1-0 Jack Cowan
Goal, 1-1, (Sheffield Wednesday)
HT Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 2-1, Johnny Campbell
87’ Goal, 3-1, Jimmy Crabtree
FT Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villa's fifth successive victory - achieved for the first time this season - gave them a 2 point lead at the top of the First Division table ahead of Derby in second place.

Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Sheffield Wednesday

Previous 5 vs. Wednesday: | 🟩 | 🟨 | 🟥 | 🟥 | 🟩 |

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1895-96 |
Matchday | #22 |
League Match | #22 |
Manager Game | #240 |
Saturday, 18 January 1896

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 240 | 🟩 133 🟨 35 🟥 72 | 1.81

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

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TEAM NEWS

Villa named an unchanged line up from the side that recorded their fourth consecutive victory last time out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.54 |

Oldest Player |
F Dennis Hodgetts | 32.16 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 20.42 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Harry Wilkes |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Fred Burton |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Jack Devey |
F Johnny Campbell |
F Bob Chatt |

MANAGER

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Sheffield Wednesday

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MATCHDAY SQUAD BIOGRAPHIES

STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

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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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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

"Since the formation of the League these teams had previously met six times, the Villans having won the three games played home, whilst Wednesday had won two and drawn one. Under these circumstances there was great amount of interest evinced regarding the probable result, and fully 14,000 spectators were present."

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 20 January 1896

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY V. ASTON VILLA. With the prevalence of fine weather it was not surprising that there was a very large attendance at Olivo Grove Grounds on Saturday, when these teams played their league fixture of the present season. Since the formation of the League these teams had previously met six times, the Villans having won the three games played home, whilst Wednesday had won two and drawn one. Under these circumstances there was great amount of interest evinced regarding the probable result, and fully 14,000 spectators were present. The weather, though fine, was rather boisterous a strong wind blowing lengthwise of the ground, which, owing to the high drying wind of the previous twenty four hours was in good condition, Neither club were able to play their full strength, Aston Villa being short of the services of Welford, Reynolds, and Smith, whilst Wednesday were without Allan in goal, he having met with an injury to his knee when playing against Burnley a fortnight since that has since become very painful and although Massey broke the middle finger of his right hand on December 25, and was hardly fit to play, he was the only one whose services were available. Wednesday won the toss, and the Villa kicked off towards Harley against a strong wind. They at once made a dash for the Wednesday goal, and less that a