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Game #2740

Aston Villa

13-7-18, 33 PTS

Won

16th (+1)

Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩

Wednesday, 8 May 1963

Division One

Manchester City

Villa Park

9-10-20, 28 PTS

Attendance: 17,707

Aston Villa

3-1

Manchester City

Assist(s) | Derek Dougan | 15' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Circle the date, it happened, Wednesday, 8 May 1963. Villa record their first League win in twelve after eleven consecutive defeats. Just as mystifyingly the goals and confidence dried up, it reappeared as Villa are awarded three penalties, are three up at half time and squander a host of chances. Villa face Albion in three days - a side sitting just one place above Villa.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 8 May 1963

⚽ | 15' Goal, 1-0, Alan Baker, Assist by Derek Dougan
⚽ | 21' Goal, 2-0, Harry Burrows, pen
⚽ | 23' Goal, 3-0, Harry Burrows, pen
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 0-3 Manchester City
💥 | 49' Missed Penalty, Harry Burrows
🥅 | 75' Goal, 1-3, (Manchester City), Peter Dobing
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 1-3 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa end a record setting run of eleven successive League defeats by winning their first game in thirteen since beating neighbours Birmingham 4-0 on 16th March.

Villa’s latest fixture is their twelfth in forty one days after their wildly interrupted season delivered the inevitable fixture list congestion in the final two months of the season.

As a result, Villa make it thirteen wins, seven draws and eighteen defeats in thirty eight division one games so far this season as a campaign of such promise before the fixture interruption had come completely off the rails following a record for failure that no-one could or would have predicted.

With four League games remaining, Villa remain clear of the relegation places despite their record breaking losing run to underline the form they had shown prior to the new year.

Villa also have a two legged final in the League Cup to look forward to against a Birmingham side heading for relegation.

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

Manchester City

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Season | 1962-63 |
Matchday | #47 |
League Match | #38 |
Manager Game | #230 |
Wednesday, 8 May 1963

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: 🟩 3-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-1
Last 5: 🟥 🟨 🟥 🟥 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 227 | 🟩 | 105 🟨 47 🟥 75 | 1.59

Villa Career Form:

Top 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Manchester City

None

TEAM NEWS

Nigel Sims, Alan Baker, Cammie Fraser and Phil Woosnam replace Geoff Sidebottom, Tommy Ewing, Bobby Thomson and Alan Deakin as Joe Mercer attempts to end a record setting run of eleven consecutive League defeats.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.42 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.77 |

Youngest Player |
M Lew Chatterley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 18.24 |

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Aston Villa

GK Nigel Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Gordon Lee | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
FB Cammie Fraser | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
LB Charlie Aitken | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Lew Chatterley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Harry Burrows | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
F Ron Wylie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Derek Dougan | 🇬🇧 | 🔥 |
F Alan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Phil Woosnam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |

MANAGER

Les McDowall | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |

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Manchester City

GK Harry Dowd | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Bill Leivers | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Cliff Sear | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Bobby Kennedy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Alan Oakes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Dave Wagstaffe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
F Peter Dobing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Joe Hayes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Alex Harley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Matt Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
CF Alf Wood | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injured | 1 |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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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