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Game #278

Aston Villa

Saturday, 12 September 1896

Drew

10th

WWWLD

Division One

Attendance: 10,000

Sheffield United

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Fred Wheldon scored his first goal for Villa but reigning Champions Villaโ€™s title defence now reads W1 D1 L1 as an uncertain start to the campaign continues.

Aston Villa (Champions)

2-2

Sheffield United

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Fred Wheldon, scored his first goal for Villa, Saturday, 12 September 1896.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 12 September 1896

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Sheffield United)
Goal, 1-1, Fred Burton
HT Aston Villa 1-1 Sheffield United
Goal, 2-1, Fred Wheldon, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 2-2, (Sheffield United)
FT Aston Villa 2-2 Sheffield United

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villaโ€™s title defence now reads W1 D1 L1 as an uncertain start to the campaign continues.

Aston Villa

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

Sheffield United

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield United

Previous 5 vs. Sheffield United: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #3 |
League Match | #3 |
Manager Game | #252 |
Saturday, 12 September 1896

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-2 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWWLD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Sheffield United

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

Villa make two changes from the team beaten by Albion last time out with Harry Wilkes returning in goal for debutant Jimmy Whitehouse and Fred Burton replacing Jimmy Welford.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.78 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 29.73 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.07 |

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Aston Villa

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

Sheffield United

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 game went very tame until a few minutes before time, when the United pressed and were conceded a corner, which was well taken, and Priest headed through."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 14 September 1896

ASTON VILLA V. SHEFFIELD UNITED

The cutlery team visited Perry Barr on Saturday to keep this League fixture. The day opened with wretched weather, and rain fell almost incessantly throughout the match, only about 4,000 spectators being present.

The visitors opened strongly, and made the running for some time.

The Villa eventually got away, and Campbell sent in a splendid shot, which however, Foulkes headed his usual good style and cleared. The homesters were not to be denied however and again got await Wheldon registering a very neat goal from a good centre, but the referee ruled him offside.

The cutlers now had a run and were more successful in front of goal that their opponents, Henderson scoring first point for the visitors.

This reverse seemed to warm the Villa to their work, and they attacked furiously, and within a few minutes Burton netted the ball and equalised the score.

After this the game was remarkably well contested, each having an innings but no further score was registered before half time, when the game read one goal each.

Upon resuming the home forwards quickly got away, but Cain returned, but this was only momentarily, for the Villains pressed hard, and Foulkes had his work cut out to keep a clear entrance. The Villa forwards gave a wretched display in front of the posts, and missed several really good chances of leading.

Athersmith eventually centre, and Wheldon rushing in headed the ball through.

This gave the crowd great satisfaction, and relieved the anxiety. The Sheffielders obtained a goal shortly afterwards and were going strong, and, in fact, netted the ball just as the whistle sounded for a foul against the visitors, and of course the point was not allowed.

The game went very tame until a few minutes before time, when the United pressed and were conceded a corner, which was well taken, and Priest headed through.

Nothing of any particular merit took place afterwards and the game ended - Aston Villa two goals; Sheffield United two goal.