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Game #2723

Aston Villa

10-7-7, 27 PTS

Wednesday, 13 February 1963

Lost

6th (-1)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

Division One

Liverpool

Attendance: 46,374

Anfield

12-4-8, 28 PTS

Liverpool

4-0

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa lose for the first time in 11 games but the real shock is that, hot on the heels of having to play Sunderland, Bristol City and Blackpool on snow, they are required to play at a ground that had not hosted football since 22 December and which had been deemed still unplayable for a cup fixture just 48 hours before. Unsurprisingly, this hastily arranged league fixture - the only one to go ahead - saw Villa struggle on an unprepared and unfamiliar surface. The damage was done in the first 30 minutes as Liverpool's familiarity paid dividends and Villa were unable to play their game. The fact that Liverpool leapfrogged Villa to take fifth place rubbed snow into the wounds. Villa's recent fixture calendar looked thus: 22 Dec 1962, Villa v Manchester City, abandoned after 48 minutes due to fog 26 Dec 1962, Villa v Liverpool, Called off due to frozen pitch 29 Dec 1962, Liverpool v Villa, Called off due to frozen pitch 5 Jan 1963, Bristol City v Villa, Called off due to snow 12 Jan 1963, Blackpool v Villa, Called off due to snow ๐ŸŸฉ 12 Jan 1963, Villa 3-1 Sunderland, Roker Park, played in snow ๐ŸŸจ 16 Jan 1963, Villa 1-1 Bristol City, Ashton Gate, played in snow ๐ŸŸจ 19 Jan 1963, Villa 0-0 Blackburn, Villa Park, played in snow 26 Jan 1963, Villa v Bristol City, Called off 2 Feb 1963, Sheffield United v Villa, Called off 4 Feb 1963, Villa v Sunderland, Called off 9 Feb 1963, Villa v Forest, Called off ๐ŸŸฅ 13 Feb 1963, Villa 0-4 Liverpool, Anfield, played on a pitch deemed unplayable 48 hours earlier

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 13 February 1963

๐Ÿฅ… | 17' Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool), Roger Hunt
๐Ÿฅ… | 25' Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool), Ian St. John
๐Ÿฅ… | 29' Goal, 0-3, (Liverpool), Ian St. John
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Liverpool 3-0 Aston Villa
๐Ÿฅ… | 66' Goal, 0-4, (Liverpool), Roger Hunt
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Liverpool 4-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa taste League action for only the second time in 1963 and for the first time in four weeks as their ten game unbeaten run comes to a crashing end at Anfield. As a result, Villa - who fail to score for the second successive game - make it ten wins, seven draws and seven defeats in twenty four division one games so far in 1962-63.

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

Liverpool

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1946-47

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1962-63 |
Matchday | #30 |
League Match | #24 |
Manager Game | #213 |
Wednesday, 13 February 1963

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: L. J. Tirebuck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Halifax, -1962 ๐Ÿ†˜
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-4
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

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

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 210 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 101 ๐ŸŸจ 46 ๐ŸŸฅ 63 | 1.66

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: L. J. Tirebuck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Halifax, -1962 ๐Ÿ†˜
๐Ÿ†˜ Made a hugely questionable judgement that a ground that had not hosted football since 22nd December and had been deemed unfit to play two days before was suddenly of sufficient merit to host this hastily rearranged fixture with Villa. This was the only game to be played throughout English football.
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Liverpool

None

TEAM NEWS

Derek Dougan replaces Alan Baker.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.18 |

Oldest Player |
W Jimmy MacEwan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 33.92 |

Youngest Player |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 18.98 |

MANAGER

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

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Aston Villa

GK Geoff Sidebottom | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
FB Cammie Fraser | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek | 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 |
W Harry Burrows | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Jimmy MacEwan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Derek Dougan | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
F Bobby Thomson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
F Phil Woosnam | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Bill Shankly | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Liverpool

GK Tommy Lawrence | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
CB Ron Yeats | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
LB Ronnie Moran | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Gerry Byrne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Ian Callaghan | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Jimmy Melia | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Gordon Milne | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Willie Stevenson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
W Kevin Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Roger Hunt | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |
CF Ian St. John | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ |

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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SQUAD STATS

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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

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SQUAD STATS

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Liverpool 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

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UNAVAILABLE

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None

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 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:

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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

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT