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Game #2660

Saturday, 28 October 1961

Attendance: 39,790

Lost

Division One

18th (-5)

Birmingham City

LWWDL

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-3

Birmingham City

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Peter McParland, scored his third in four but Villa slump to a home defeat in Joe Mercer's 150th game in charge, Saturday, 28 October 1961.

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ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercerโ€™s Villa mark their 150th game under his leadership with a disappointing defeat at home to neighbours Birmingham to make it five wins, three draws and six defeats in fourteen Division One games this season. Meanwhile, winger Norman Ashe made his final Villa appearance aged 17 before moving on to Rotherham United in March 1963. Ashe had played for Villa between 1959-60 and 1961-62 making five appearances.

Aston Villa

Birmingham City

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Birmingham City: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1961-62 |
Matchday | #18 |
League Match | #14 |
Manager Game | #150 |
Saturday, 28 October 1961

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Joe Mercer |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-3 |
Last 5 Games | LWWDL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Birmingham City

TEAM NEWS

Alan Deakin and Norman Ashe replace Jimmy MacEwan and Jimmy McMorran.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.29 |

Oldest Player |
M Vic Crowe | 29.76 |

Youngest Player |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek | 17.68 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer

MANAGER

Aston Villa

GK Geoff Sidebottom |
LB Charlie Aitken |
FB John Neal |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek |
M Mike Tindall |
M Vic Crowe |
M Alan Deakin |
W Harry Burrows |
W Norman Ashe |
F Ron Wylie |
F Peter McParland |

Birmingham City

Schofield, Lynn (ex), Sissons, Hennessey, Auld, Orritt (g), Bloomfield, Beard (ex), Smith, Hellawell, Harris (g) (g). Manager: Gil Merrick.

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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