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Game #306

Aston Villa

Saturday, 20 March 1897

Won

Semi Final

DWWDW

FA Cup

Liverpool

Attendance: 30,000

Bramall Lane

Aston Villa

3-0

Liverpool

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Charlie Athersmith scored Villa's third as they cruise to victory against Liverpool to set up a second FA Cup final appearance in three seasons to keep hopes of achieving the famed 'Double' alive.

KEY MAN

Charlie Athersmith, scored Villa's third, Saturday, 20 March 1897.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 20 March 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
37โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Jack Cowan
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Liverpool
56โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Jack Cowan
75โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Charlie Athersmith
FT Aston Villa 1-0 Liverpool

ON THIS DAY

Villa cruise to victory against Liverpool to set up a second FA Cup final appearance in three seasons to keep hopes of achieving the famed 'Double' alive.

Aston Villa

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

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: | - | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #31 |
Manager Game | #280 |
Saturday, 20 March 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Aaron Scragg, Crewe |
FT Score | 3-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DWWDW

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 280 | ๐ŸŸฉ 158 ๐ŸŸจ 44 ๐ŸŸฅ 78 | 1.85

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Aaron Scragg

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Liverpool

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change from the team that could only draw with Liverpool last time out as Jeremiah Griffiths comes in for his first appearance of the season - and only his second appearance for the club - in place of Jimmy Crabtree.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.82 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.25 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.59 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
FB Albert Evans |
M Jack Reynolds |
M Jeremiah Griffiths |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Johnny Campbell |

MANAGER

Tom Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Liverpool

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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

"With three goals in hand victory was assured for the Aston boys, who in the last quarter of an hour took matters rather easily, but still kept their opponents at bay."

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