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Game #2792

Aston Villa

Saturday, 18 April 1964

Lost

19th (-1)

DWLLL

Division One

Attendance: 17,886

Leicester City

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-3

Leicester City

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Alan Deakin, scored Villa's final goal in a poor campaign and the final goal of the Joe Mercer era, Saturday, 18 April 1964.

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Saturday, 18 April 1964

ON THIS DAY

Joe Mercer's Villa end the season with three successive losses to make it eleven wins, twelve draws and nineteen defeats in forty two League games.

The season - comfortably the worst one under Joe Mercer - saw Villa finish 19th although they were six points clear of relegation by that time.

In truth, Mercer’s otherwise positive reign had been on the wane since a terrible run in 1962-63 saw no win in twelve and nine successive defeats. As a result that season finished 15th, a far cry from the 7th and 9th places of the previous two seasons and the inaugural League Cup win.

Mercer had also transformed the club off the field, slashing the age of the squad and introducing his much heralded ‘Mercer’s minors’ to the first team, who even in the difficult months of his final season were relied upon to turn Villa’s form around.

Mercer would be controversially relieved of his duties in the summer with 1963-64 not only proving to be his, but also a number of his protégés departing.

Midfielder Stan Horne made his sixth and final appearance for Villa aged 19 before moving on to Manchester City in September 1965.

Forward George Graham made his final appearance for Villa, aged 19, before moving on to Chelsea in June 1964. George played for Villa in 1962-63 and 1963-64 making 10 appearances and scoring 2 goals.

Goalkeeper Bob Wilson made his ninth and final appearance for Villa aged 20 before moving on to Cardiff in August 1964.

Meanwhile, 17 year old midfielder Graham Parker made his Villa debut after joining from school football in July 1961.

Aston Villa

Leicester City

FIXTURE HISTORY

Leicester City

Previous 5 vs. Leicester: | 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟨 | 🟩 | 🟨 |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1963-64 |
Matchday | #46 |
League Match | #42 |
Manager Game | #282 |
Saturday, 18 April 1964

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Joe Mercer |
FT Result | Lost |
FT Score | 1-3 |
Last 5 Games | DWLLL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Leicester City

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

Graham Parker, Alan Deakin and George Graham replace Dave Pountney, Tommy Ewing and Mike Tindall.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 22.60 |

Oldest Player |
W Jimmy MacEwan | 35.10 |

Youngest Player |
RB Mick Wright | 17.58 |

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Joe Mercer | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

Aston Villa

GK Bob Wilson |
RB Mick Wright |
CB John Sleeuwenhoek |
M Lew Chatterley |
M Graham Parker
M Alan Deakin
M Stan Horne |
W Jimmy MacEwan |
W Harry Burrows |
F George Graham
F Ron Wylie |

Leicester City

Banks, Dougan, Sjoberg, Cross, Walker, King, Stringfellow, Riley Gibson (ex), Hodgson, Sweenie. Manager: Matt Gillies.

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:

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

Match Symbols:

⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

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