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Game #288

Aston Villa

Saturday, 21 November 1896

Won

2nd

WWDWW

Division One

Sheffield Wednesday

Attendance: 12,000

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Aston Villa (Champions)

4-0

Wednesday

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Fred Wheldon scored his sixth goal in 7 matches as reigning Champions Villa put Sheffield Wednesday to the sword for the second successive week as they make it six wins in eight games unbeaten but they still share top spot of the First Division with Bolton Wanderers who remain ahead on goal ratio.

KEY MAN

Fred Wheldon, scored his sixth goal in 7 matches, Saturday, 21 November 1896.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 21 November 1896

[Exact chronological timings not recorded]
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Goal, 1-0, Steve Smith
Goal, 2-0, Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 3-0, Jack Devey
Goal, 4-0, Fred Wheldon
FT Aston Villa 4-0 Sheffield Wednesday

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa put Sheffield Wednesday to the sword for the second successive week as they make it six wins in eight games unbeaten but they still share top spot of the First Division with Bolton Wanderers who remain ahead on goal ratio.

Full back Jimmy Welford played his final game for Villa aged 27 before moving on to Glasgow Celtic.

Aston Villa

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

Sheffield Wednesday

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1895โ€“96

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield Wednesday

Previous 5 vs. Wednesday: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #13 |
League Match | #13 |
Manager Game | #262 |
Saturday, 21 November 1896

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 4-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWDW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 262 | ๐ŸŸฉ 146 ๐ŸŸจ 40 ๐ŸŸฅ 76 | 1.82

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Sheffield Wednesday

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up from the team that beat this opposition on the previous Saturday,

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.60 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 29.93 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.26 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Jimmy Welford |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Johnny Campbell |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Jack Devey |
F Bob Chatt |

MANAGER

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Sheffield Wednesday

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SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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 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

MATCH QUOTES

"Before โ€˜โ€™Timeโ€™' Devey and Wheldon each managed to add a point to the League championโ€™s score, while the Sheffield were unable to penetrate the home defence, and the game endedโ€”Aston Villa, four goals; Sheffield Wednesday, nil."

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