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Game #276

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 2 September 1896

Won

n/a

WLWWW

Division One

Attendance: 6,000

Stoke

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Jack Devey scored as reigning Champions Villa, on the occasion of George Ramsay's 250th game in 'charge', won on the opening day of the campaign.

Aston Villa (Champions)

2-1

Stoke

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored his first of the campaign, Wednesday, 2 September 1896.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 2 September 1896

[Exact timings not recorded]
20โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Jack Cowan
Goal, 2-0, Jack Devey
HT Aston Villa 2-0 Stoke
Goal, 2-1, (Stoke)
FT Aston Villa 2-0 Stoke

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa, on the occasion of George Ramsay's 250th game in 'charge', won on the opening day of the campaign as forward Fred Wheldon made his debut appearance for Villa aged 26 after joining from Small Heath for a fee of ยฃ350.

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1895-96

Stoke

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Stoke

Previous 5 vs. Stoke: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #250 |
Wednesday, 2 September 1896

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 250 | ๐ŸŸฉ 139 ๐ŸŸจ 37 ๐ŸŸฅ 74 | 1.82

Career Form:

Top 4

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

Cards:

Villa

Stoke

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

Villa hand a debut to forward Fred Wheldon.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.68 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 29.71 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.04 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Bill Rowley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Harry Wilkes |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M Jack Reynolds |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Jack Cowan |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Johnny Campbell |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Jack Devey |

Stoke

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"The visitors were outplayed, but nothing farther happened before half-time when the score stoodโ€” Villa, two Stoke, nil,"

*The Sporting Life*
Thursday, 3 September 1896

THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE
DIVISION 1
ASTON VILLA V. STOKE

The League champions opened their season proper yesterday, when they met Stoke in their first League fixture at Perry Barr. The weather was beautifully dine, and fully 12,000 spectators were present.

There was very little advantage obtained by the visitors when they started the game with a very slight breeze in their favour. The home forwards quickly got to work, but for some time the play ruled very even.

The Villa left wing eventually succeeded in gaining the first point. Cowan putting on the finishing touch after about twenty minutesโ€™ play.

After their success the Villains warmed to their work considerably and treated the spectators to a realty fine exhibition of passing, which ended in Campbell centring to Devey, who scored.

The visitors were outplayed, but nothing farther happened before half-time when the score stoodโ€” Villa, two Stoke, nil,

Upon resuming play the champions were the first to get away, and the game ruled very fast, but settled down in the visitors' quarters when Latham was found plenty to do.

The visiting forwards seemed to get away all in a moment during this bombardment, and for once caught the homesters napping, and as there was no one to beat but Wilkes, they were enabled to register their only goal, and the game ended: Aston Villa Two goals. Stoke One goal.