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Game #2665

Aston Villa

7-4-7, 18 PTS

Saturday, 25 November 1961

Aston Villa

2-1

Manchester City

Division One

Manchester City

7-2-10, 16 PTS

Villa Park

Attendance: 26,606

Won

11th (+5)

Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩

Assist(s) | Bobby Thomson | 19' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa win but, just as in the cup defeat to Ipswich last time out, they miss a host of chances to have put the game out of reach of the opposition early on.

KEY MAN

Harry Burrows, scored his third in two as Villa beat minnows Manchester City, Saturday, 25 November 1961.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 25 November 1961

⚽ | 14' Goal, 1-0, Harry Burrows
⚽ | 19' Goal, 2-0, Peter McParland, Assist by Bobby Thomson
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 2-0 Manchester City
🥅 | 69' Goal, 2-1, (Manchester City), Peter Dobing
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 2-1 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer’s Villa bounce back from their League Cup defeat to win a second League game in three as they see off minnows Manchester City at Villa Park to make it seven wins, four draws and seven defeats in eighteen Division One games this season.

Aston Villa

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

Manchester City

League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1955-56

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: 🟩 🟨 🟨 🟩 🟥

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1961-62 |
Matchday | #23 |
League Match | #18 |
Manager Game | #155 |
Saturday, 25 November 1961

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Harold Hackney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Barnsley, 1959-1977
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 2-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 152 | 🟩 | 72 🟨 34 🟥 46 | 1.64

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Harold Hackney | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Barnsley, 1959-1977
Matches Officiated: 1
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

None

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None

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TEAM NEWS

Jimmy MacEwan replaces Alan O’Neill.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.36 |

Oldest Player |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 32.70 |

Youngest Player |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 17.76 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
FB Gordon Lee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Alan Deakin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Harry Burrows | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Ron Wylie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 | ⚽ |
F Bobby Thomson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |

MANAGER

Les McDowall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Manchester City

GK Bert Trautmann | 🇩🇪 |
CB Barrie Betts | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Dave Ewing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Cliff Sear | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Bobby Kennedy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Alan Oakes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dave Wagstaffe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Colin Barlow | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F George Hannah | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Peter Dobing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
CF Neil Young | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injured | 1 |
F Derek Dougan | 🇬🇧 |

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

MATCH REPORT