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Game #292

Aston Villa

Saturday, 26 December 1896

Won

1st

WWWDW

Division One

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Attendance: 15,000

Molineux

Wolves

1-2

Aston Villa (Champions)

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Charlie Athersmith opened the scoring as reigning Champions Villa record their ninth win in twelve unbeaten games to lead the First Division table by 4 points.

KEY MAN

Charlie Athersmith, opened the scoring, Saturday, 26 December 1896

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 26 December 1896

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 2-0, Bob Chatt
Goal, 2-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Aston Villa
FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa record their ninth win in twelve unbeaten games to lead the First Division table by 4 points.

Aston Villa

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

Wolverhampton Wanderers

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1892-93

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Wolves: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #17 |
League Match | #17 |
Manager Game | #266 |
Saturday, 26 December 1896

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWDW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 266 | ๐ŸŸฉ 149 ๐ŸŸจ 41 ๐ŸŸฅ 76 | 1.83

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Wolverhampton Wanderers

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up from the team that drew the previous day with Liverpool.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.70 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.02 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.36 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Jack Addenbrooke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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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

"From the kick-off the Villa forwards rushed down on the left, and for a quarter of an hour they fairly nuzzled their opponents with the rapidity of their movements and their short, sharp passing and clean kicking."

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