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Game #277

Aston Villa

Saturday, 5 September 1896

Lost

n/a

LWWWL

Division One

Attendance: 12,000

West Bromwich Albion

Stoney Lane

Jack Devey scored but reigning Champions Villa suffer a surprise defeat in the second game of their title defence as, Albion, who finished bottom of the League in 1895-96 score three second half goals to beat Villa.

West Brom

3-1

Aston Villa (Champions)

Assists(s) | Fred Wheldon

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored the first goal but to no avail, Saturday, 5 September 1896.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 5 September 1896

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Jack Devey, Assist by Fred Wheldon
HT West Bromwich Albion 0-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-1, West Bromwich Albion
Goal, 1-2, West Bromwich Albion (pen)
Goal, 1-3, West Bromwich Albion
FT West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa suffer a surprise defeat in the second game of their title defence as, Albion, who finished bottom of the League in 1895-96 score three second half goals to beat Villa.

Goalkeeper Jimmy Whitehouse made his debut appearance for Villa aged 23 after joining from Grimsby Town for a fee of ยฃ200 - a record fee for a goalkeeper at the time.

Aston Villa

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

West Bromwich Albion

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Bromwich Albion

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #2 |
League Match | #2 |
Manager Game | #251 |
Saturday, 5 September 1896

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | LWWWL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

West Bromwich Albion

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TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change from the team that beat Stoke on the opening day of the season with Jimmy Whitehouse coming in for his debut to replace Harry Wilkes in goal.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.80 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 29.72 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.05 |

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
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 |

West Bromwich Albion

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 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 League champions continually bombarded the home goal, but the home defence left nothing to desired."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 7 September 1896

WEST BROMWICH ALBION V. ASTON VILLA.

These teams met Stoney Lane on Saturday, in their first League fixture. Notwithstanding the wretched weather, fully 12,000 spectators journeyed to the Albion grounds to witness the match. The ground was in very fair condition, and Devey elected to commence the game up hill. The visiting forwards quickly got away and an awkward miss from Williams nearly let in Athersmith, but the home forwards cleared and altered the venue of play, and Crabtree stopped the progress of Bassett and McLeod.

Albion became dangerous from a foul awarded them in mid-field, but after smartly clearing, the Villains made a furious attack on the home goal, and after some very neat passing, Wheldon centred to Devey who was just in the right place, and netted the ball, leaving the score at half-timeโ€” Villa, one; Albion, none.

Villa were the first to break away upon resuming play, but Devey kicked over the bar, and play was returned. The Throstles wore awarded a foul in the visitors' quarters, and Williams placed the ball through without anyone touching it. The home forwards now went to work most determinedly, and during scrimmage in the Villa goal, Garfield headed through, and equalised the score. Shortly after a penalty kick was awarded the homesters, and Williams cleverly registered the Throstlesโ€™ second point.

The League champions continually bombarded the home goal, but the home defence left nothing to desired.

Just before time the play was bit loose in the Villa Quarters, and Garfield rushing in registered third point for the Albion, and the game endedโ€”West Bromwich Albion three goals; Aston Villa, one.