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Game #2686

Saturday, 31 March 1962

Attendance: 20,107

Won

Division One

8th (+1)

Arsenal

LWWLW

Highbury

Arsenal

4-5

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Bobby Thomson, scored a brace to help Villa to a 5-4 win at Highbury, Saturday, 31 March 1962.

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MATCH TIMELINE

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercerโ€™s Villa extend their League winning form to six in the last nine as they win a thriller against Arsenal, scoring five goals away from home to make it fifteen wins, seven draws and thirteen defeats in thirty five Division One games this season.

Aston Villa

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: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1961-62 |
Matchday | #44 |
League Match | #35 |
Manager Game | #176 |
Saturday, 31 March 1962

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Joe Mercer |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 5-4 |
Last 5 Games | LWWLW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Arsenal

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

Derek Dougan, John Neal and Alan Baker replace Ron Wylie, Charlie Aitken and Jimmy McMorran.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.55 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Sims | 30.66 |

Youngest Player |
F Alan Baker | 17.78 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Joe Mercer

Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims |
FB John Neal |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek |
FB Gordon Lee |
M Vic Crowe |
M Alan Deakin |
W Harry Burrows |
W Tommy Ewing |
F Derek Dougan |
F Alan Baker |
F Bobby Thomson |

Arsenal

Kelsey, Bacuzzi, Clarke, Brown, Clamp, Griffiths, Barnwell, MacLeod (ex), Skirton (g) (g), Strong (g) (g), Groves. Manager: George Swindin.

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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