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Game #2662

Aston Villa

6-3-7, 15 PTS

Saturday, 11 November 1961

Won

16th (+3)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

Division One

Attendance: 24,200

Arsenal

Villa Park

4-6-6, 14 PTS

Villa, having conceded early and lost in their previous two, once again go behind to a first half goal but this time they storm back to clinch a much needed victory over struggling Arsenal and climb to 16th.

Aston Villa

3-1

Arsenal

Assist(s) | Alan Deakin | 60' | 89' | Bobby Thomson | 76' |

KEY MAN

Peter McParland, scored his fourth in six as Villa win for the first time in three, Saturday, 11 November 1961.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 11 November 1961

๐Ÿฅ… | 43' Goal, 0-1, (Arsenal), Alan Skirton
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Arsenal
โšฝ | 60' Goal, 1-1, Harry Burrows, Assist by Alan Deakin
โšฝ | 76' Goal, 2-1, Peter McParland, Assist by Bobby Thomson
โšฝ | 89' Goal, 3-1, Bobby Thomson, Assist by Alan Deakin
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-1 Arsenal

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercerโ€™s Villa stop a run of two successive losses to beat Arsenal at Villa Park and make it six wins, three draws and seven defeats in sixteen Division One games this season.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1960-61

Arsenal

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1952โ€“53

FIXTURE HISTORY

Arsenal

Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1961-62 |
Matchday | #20 |
League Match | #16 |
Manager Game | #152 |
Saturday, 11 November 1961

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: J Cooke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cambridgeshire, -1961
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฉ Won
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฉ 3-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 152 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 72 ๐ŸŸจ 34 ๐ŸŸฅ 46 | 1.64

Career Form:

Top 6

Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: J Cooke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cambridgeshire, -1961
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

J Cooke

CARDS

Villa

None

Arsenal

None

TEAM NEWS

Alan Oโ€™Neill replaces Jimmy MacEwan.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.04 |

Oldest Player |
M Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | 29.80 |

Youngest Player |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 17.72 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

George Swindin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB Gordon Lee | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Vic Crowe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Alan Deakin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Harry Burrows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Alan Oโ€™Neill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Ron Wylie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Peter McParland | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | โšฝ |
F Bobby Thomson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | โšฝ |

Arsenal

GK Jack Kelsey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
RB Jack Bacuzzi | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Billy McCullough | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
M Johnny MacLeod | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Mel Charles | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Alan Skirton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
W Gerry Ward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F George Eastham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
F Vic Groves | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Jackie Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CF Laurie Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SQUAD STATS

Villa XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

Arsenal XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Injured | 1 |
F Derek Dougan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

โ€‹

GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

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:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

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