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Game #2744

Aston Villa

15-8-18, 38 PTS

Drew

15th (+1)

Tuesday, 21 May 1963

Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨

Division One

Ipswich Town

Portman Road

12-11-19, 35 PTS

Attendance: 17,222

Ipswich Town

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Alan Baker | 69' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Shorn of half a team of regulars Villa are the victims of a poor refereeing decision but rescue a draw at Portman Road. Villa become the last club, alongside opponents Ipswich, to complete their League season. Villa would have a 48 hour gap between this and the first leg of the League Cup final against neighbours Birmingham. The cup final opposition by contrast had three additional days recovery time. Regardless of Villa's form, the League hadn't managed the congested fixture list at all well with some clubs facing considerably worse difficulties than others. As a case in point it was already ten days since champions Everton finished their League campaign and the three other clubs involved in the season ending FA and League Cup finals had all finished their seasons earlier than Villa.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Tuesday, 21 May 1963

🥅 | 37' Goal, 0-1, (Ipswich Town), Doug Moran
💥 | Player injured on field of play, Tommy Ewing
🕒 | HT Ipswich Town 1-0 Aston Villa
⚽ | 69' Goal, 1-1, Bobby Thomson, Assist by Alan Baker
🕒 | FT Ipswich Town 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa end the most remarkable of League seasons unbeaten in three having lost twelve of their previous thirteen including a worst ever League run of eleven successive losses.

Villa’s final League fixture is their sixteenth in fifty four days after their wildly interrupted season delivered the inevitable fixture list congestion and required Villa to play once every three days in the final two months of the season.

As a result, Villa make it fifteen wins, eight draws and nineteen defeats in forty two division one games 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.

That Villa finished 15th in the table, well clear of the drop zone, simply underlined the form they had shown prior to the new year and which made the form of April and May such a shock.

Villa’s season wasn’t over however as they now had a two legged final in the League Cup to look forward to against neighbours Birmingham as Villa attempted to deliver a trophy in an otherwise barren season and win the League Cup for the second time in three seasons since its inauguration.

Aston Villa

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

Ipswich Town

League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: ❌
League Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1961-62

FIXTURE HISTORY

Ipswich Town

Previous 5 vs. Ipswich: 🟥 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟩

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Season | 1962-63 |
Matchday | #51 |
League Match | #42 |
Manager Game | #234 |
Tuesday, 21 May 1963

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Ellesmere Port, 1958-1964
Referee: Jack Sturgeon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Putney, 1960-1963 🆘
HT Score: 🟥 0-1
FT Result: 🟨 Drew
FT Score: 🟨 1-1
Last 5: 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩 🟨

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 231 | 🟩 | 107 🟨 48 🟥 76 | 1.6

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jack Sturgeon | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Putney, 1960-1963 🆘
Matches Officiated: 2
🟩 : 1
🟨 : 1
🟥 : 0
🆘 : 1
🆘 Gifted an offside goal to Ipswich and then doubled down when his decision was rightly protested
Previous 5: 🟩
Last Match: 🟩 8 Oct 1960, Villa 2-0 Newcastle, Villa Park
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Ipswich Town

None

TEAM NEWS

Tommy Ewing replaces Mike Tindall.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.91 |

Oldest Player |
GK Nigel Sims | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 31.80 |

Youngest Player |
M Lew Chatterley | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 18.27 |

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 Alan Deakin | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
W Tommy Ewing | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🚑 |
F Ron Wylie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F George Graham | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Alan Baker | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔥 |
F Bobby Thomson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |

MANAGER

Jackie Milburn | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Ipswich Town

GK Roy Bailey | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
D John Compton | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB George Dougan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
RB Larry Carberry | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M John Elsworthy | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
M Billy Baxter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Jimmy Leadbetter | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
F Doug Moran | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Dermot Curtis | 🇮🇪 |
CF Ray Crawford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Ted Phillips | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

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

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Injured | 5 |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Vic Crowe | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
F Phil Woosnam | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 |
W Harry Burrows | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
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

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