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Game #2666

Aston Villa

8-4-7, 20 PTS

Won

8th (+3)

Saturday, 2 December 1961

Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩

Division One

Leicester City

Filbert Street

9-2-9, 20 PTS

Attendance: 21,000

Leicester City

0-2

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Derek Dougan | 19' | Jimmy MacEwan | 67' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Derek Dougan returns after 3 months out following his controversial. car accident and inspires Villa to a rare win over bogey side Leicester. Villa make it two wins in two and climb to 8th in the table.

KEY MAN

Derek Dougan, scored on his return to the side to help Villa to successive wins, Saturday, 2 December 1961.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 2 December 1961

⚽ | 19' Goal, 1-0, Ron Wylie, Assist by Derek Dougan
🕒 | HT Leicester City 0-1 Aston Villa
⚽ | 67' Goal, 2-0, Derek Dougan, Assist by Jimmy MacEwan
🕒 | FT Leicester City 0-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer’s Villa make it successive League wins and a third in four matches to make it eight wins, four draws and seven defeats in nineteen Division One games this season.

Aston Villa

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

Leicester City

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leicester City

Previous 5 vs. Leicester: 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥 🟥

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1961-62 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Match | #19 |
Manager Game | #156 |
Saturday, 2 December 1961

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Leo Callaghan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Merthyr Tydfil, 1954-1971
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 2-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 153 | 🟩 | 73 🟨 34 🟥 46 | 1.65

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Leo Callaghan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Merthyr Tydfil, 1954-1971
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Leicester City

None

TEAM NEWS

Derek Dougan replaces Harry Burrows.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.66 |

Oldest Player |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 32.72 |

Youngest Player |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 17.78 |

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 Jimmy MacEwan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 |
F Ron Wylie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Peter McParland | 🇬🇧 |
F Bobby Thomson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Derek Dougan | 🇬🇧 | 🔥 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Matt Gillies | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Leicester City

GK Gordon Banks | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D Len Chalmers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Frank McLintock | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CB Ian King | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Richie Norman | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Colin Appleton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Howard Riley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W John Mitten | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Ken Keyworth | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Albert Cheesebrough | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Hugh McIlmoyle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injury | 1 |
W Harry Burrows | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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

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