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Game #295

Aston Villa

Saturday, 16 January 1897

Won

1st

DWLLW

Division One

Attendance: 15,000

Sunderland

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Fred Wheldon scored the opener as reigning Champions Villa immediately exact revenge on Sunderland after losing against them in the previous match and in so doing remain top of the league on goal ratio with four games in hand on fellow leaders Liverpool.

Aston Villa (Champions)

2-1

Sunderland

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Fred Wheldon, scored the opener, Saturday, 16 January 1897.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 16 January 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland
Goal, 1-0, Fred Wheldon
Goal, 1-1, (Sunderland)
Goal, 2-1, Unknown
FT Aston Villa 2-1 Sunderland

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa immediately exact revenge on Sunderland after losing against them in the previous match and in so doing remain top of the league on goal ratio with four games in hand on fellow leaders Liverpool.

Aston Villa

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

Sunderland

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1894-95

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

Previous 5 vs. Sunderland: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ.| ๐ŸŸฅ.|

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #20 |
League Match | #20 |
Manager Game | #269 |
Saturday, 16 January 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 269 | ๐ŸŸฉ 150 ๐ŸŸจ 41 ๐ŸŸฅ 78 | 1.83

Career Form:

Top 4

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

Cards:

Villa

Sunderland

All the matches refereed by:

TEAM NEWS

Villa make three changes from the team that lost to Sunderland last time out with Harry Wilkes, Jack Reynolds and Jack Devey coming in for Jimmy Whitehouse, Albert Evans and Fred Burton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.65 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.08 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.42 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Aston Villa

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

Sunderland

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:

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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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Following this success the Villa pressed strongly, but the visitors defended capitally, Doig in goal being particularly good. Sunderland played with great determination, and from a free kick Gillespie managed to equalise. The game was now more exciting than ever, and at length the Villa rushed another goal from a scrimmage. Right to the end the keen struggle continued, but there was no more scoring, and Aston Villa won."

*The Sheffield Independent*
Monday, 18 January 1897

ASTON VILLA v. SUNDERLAND.

The meeting of Aston Villa and Sunderland at Perry Barr, Birmingham, proved a great attraction, the spectators numbering about 12,000, the encounter having additional interest from the fact that the previous Saturday Sunderland, on their own ground, had beaten the Villa.

Devey and Reynolds were again seen in the Villa team, and Wilkes kept goal for Whitehouse, while in the Sunderland ranks Campbell and Hamilton appeared in the places of Hannah and Harvey.

The Villa had the best of matters in the first half, but Doig was fine in goal for Sunderland, and never failed to do what was required of him.

Athersmith made some splendid centres, but the home forwards did not succeed in turning any of them to account, and at half-time neither side had scored.

Directly on re-starting the Villa forwards took the ball down, and Devey put in a shot that Doig stopped, but before he could clear Wheldon dashed up and rushed the ball through.

Following this success the Villa pressed strongly, but the visitors defended capitally, Doig in goal being particularly good. Sunderland played with great determination, and from a free kick Gillespie managed to equalise. The game was now more exciting than ever, and at length the Villa rushed another goal from a scrimmage. Right to the end the keen struggle continued, but there was no more scoring, and Aston Villa won. Result.โ€” ASTON VILLA 2 goals. SUNDERLAND 1 goal.