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Game #293

Aston Villa

Saturday, 2 January 1897

Lost

1st

WWDWL

Division One

Attendance: 12,000

Burnley

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

George Ramsay's reigning Champions were beaten for the first time in 13 games and failed to score only the second time in 18 games but remained top of the league by 2 points and four games in hand over second placed Liverpool.

Aston Villa (Champions)

0-3

Burnley

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 2 January 1897

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

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa were beaten for the first time in 13 games and failed to score only the second time in 18 games but remained top of the league by 2 points and four games in hand over second placed Liverpool.

Aston Villa

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

Burnley

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Burnley

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #18 |
League Match | #18 |
Manager Game | #267 |
Saturday, 2 January 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-3 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWDWL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 267 | ๐ŸŸฉ 149 ๐ŸŸจ 41 ๐ŸŸฅ 77 | 1.83

Career Form:

Top 4

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

All the matches refereed by:

CARDS

Villa

Burnley

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change to the team that bear Wolves last time out with Albert Evans replacing Jimmy Crabtree.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.52 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.04 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.38 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Aston Villa

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

Burnley

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

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:

โ€‹

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 Villa now commenced a series of smart attacks, but none bore fruit, and their passing when in close quarters was injudicious and inaccurate."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 4 January 1897

BURNLEY V. ASTON VILLA.

The Burnley team paid the League champions a visit on Saturday with their return League fixture. Ideal football weather prevailed, and fully 12,000 spectators were present. The visitors won the toss, and the Villa started the game uphill. Campbell started, and Cowan got in a neat pass, but Wheldon failed when he received the ball. Burnley, however, soon retaliated, and going away with a strong rush, Black shot the ball through Whitehouseโ€™s legs and scored a clever goal for his team, although Toman was palpably off-side and should have been pulled up before the point was registered.

The Villa got away from the restart, but the visitors were quickly again to the attack and won a corner, and looked very much like increasing their load, but the ball was cleared, and the homesters got away and treated the spectators to a fine display of passing, but their final attempts were rather weak.

After a smart dribble Campbell got a good shot, which, however, fell wide. Wheldon made a very fair effort to get through. James Cowan and Reynolds were also conspicuous in the front ranks. Burnley soon got clear and forced their way down the field, and might have increased their score but for the sterling defence of the homesters. The pace went warm right to the interval, but Burnley still were to the front when whistle sounded.

Burnley, one; Villa, nil

After the interval the Villa were soon the aggressors and had more than their share of the game, but their luck was very bad; while Burnley took advantage of every opportunity. After some time Smith headed into the mouth of the goal, but the ball travelled over the posts. Burnley then had an innings, and made good use of their opportunities ; after travailing into the home quarters they were assisted by Evans passing the ball to Toman right in front of goal, the latter had no difficult in netting the ball, but for this mistake on the part of Evans the point would not nave been registered.

The Villa now commenced a series of smart attacks, but none bore fruit, and their passing when in close quarters was injudicious and inaccurate. Burnley stuck at it until the finish, and Bowes added a third goal for them before time sounded. This is probably the worst performance the Villa have taken part in this season and they were deservedly beaten. Burnley, three; Aston Villa, nil.

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