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Game #300

Aston Villa

Monday, 22 February 1897

Won

1st

WWWWW

Division One

Preston North End

Attendance: 14,000

Wellington Road, Perry Barr

Aston Villa (Champions)

3-1

Preston North End

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Jack Devey scored a brace as Villaโ€™s 300th Football League and FA Cup match saw the reigning champions take a sixth successive victory and increase their lead at the top of the First Division table to five points over second placed Derby.

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored a brace, Monday, 22 February 1897

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 22 February 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
13โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Jack Devey
Goal, 2-0, Jack Devey
HT Aston Villa 2-0 Preston North End
Goal, 2-1, Preston North End
Goal, 3-1, Charlie Athersmith, Assist by Fred Wheldon
FT Aston Villa 3-1 Preston North End

ON THIS DAY

Villaโ€™s 300th Football League and FA Cup match saw the reigning champions take a sixth successive victory and increase their lead at the top of the First Division table to five points over second placed Derby.

Aston Villa

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

Preston North End

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1889โ€“90

FIXTURE HISTORY

Preston North End

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #25 |
League Match | #23 |
Manager Game | #274 |
Monday, 22 February 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 274 | ๐ŸŸฉ 155 ๐ŸŸจ 41 ๐ŸŸฅ 78 | 1.85

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Preston North End

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up from the team that beat Notts County in the FA Cup last time out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.42 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.18 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.52 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

E.H. Bahr | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Preston North End

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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

"There was a big laugh as Stevenson returned with his head bandaged up."

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