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Game #279

Aston Villa

Won

6th

WWLDW

Saturday, 19 September 1896

Division One

Everton

Goodison Park

Attendance: 25,000

Everton

2-3

Aston Villa (Champions)

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Johnny Campbell hit a hat-trick as after a muted start to their title defence, reigning Champions Villa beat early League pace-setters Albion on their own patch and as a result climb to 6th in the early First Division table.

KEY MAN

Johnny Campbell, hit a hat-trick to beat Everton, Saturday, 19 September 1896.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 19 September 1896

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Johnny Campbell
Goal, 2-0, Johnny Campbell
HT Everton 0-2 Aston Villa
Goal, 3-0, Johnny Campbell
Goal, 3-1, (Everton)
Goal, 3-2, (Everton)
FT Everton 2-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

After a muted start to their title defence, reigning Champions Villa beat early League pace-setters Albion on their own patch and as a result climb to 6th in the early First Division table.

Aston Villa

League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1895-96

Everton

League Champions: 🏆
FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: 1890-91

FIXTURE HISTORY

Everton

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Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #4 |
League Match | #4 |
Manager Game | #253 |
Saturday, 19 September 1896

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-2 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWLDW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 253 | 🟩 140 🟨 38 🟥 75 | 1.81

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Everton

TEAM NEWS

Jimmy Whitehouse returns in goal for Harry Wilkes in the only change from the team that drew with Sheffield United last time out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.91 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 29.75 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.09 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
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 |

MANAGER

Dick Molyneux | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Everton

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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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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Not recorded

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

"The second half was fought just as keenly, and Everton for a while looked like scoring, but the first goal resulted to the Villa, this time through Campbell."

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 21 September 1896

EVERTON V. ASTON VILLA The presence of the League champions, Aston Villa, at Goodison Park, Liverpool, always proves a great draw, and on Saturday they maintained their character. The day was altogether against a big gate, a gusty wind accompanied heavy rain showers almost all the day. Still this did not prevent fully 25,000 spectators lining the ropes when the start was made, and this number was increased after the interval to quite 30,000. The Villa put their best side on the field and so did Everton. The result was a game which, though the Villans held a decided advantage in the first half never for a single moment lost its absorbing interest. The Evertonians right from the start went off and got at close quarters, but Whitehouse was not to be beaten, for he got rid of several fierce shots from Milward Cameron, and Chadwick. Then the Villa forwards got the better of the Everton halves, and Campbell, Devey, and others went straight for goal. Baker, however, proved a stumbling block, and Briggs several times fisted out brilliantly. The Villa vanguard, however were not to be kept back, and though the Everton defenders were sound, Campbell eventually got through and beat Briggs with an irresistible long shot. This did not by any means dispirit the home lot, but they had found more than their match when playing against the wind. Campbell soon put the Villa up two goals, and though Cameron, the ex-Queen’s Park man, got right in and shot brilliantly, the home side could not score before the interval, when they were two goals to the bad. The second half was fought just as keenly, and Everton for a while looked like scoring, but the first goal resulted to the Villa, this time through Campbell. The Evertonians worked up brilliant passing, and a mistake by the defence let them in and they scored. This set them on their mettle, and just before the close Milward put on a second, and the game ended, amid tremendous excitement, with the score—Villa, three; Everton, two.

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