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Game #309

Aston Villa

Saturday, 10 April 1897

Won

Final

DWWWW

FA Cup

Everton

Attendance: 65,891

Crystal Palace, London

Aston Villa

3-2

Everton

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Jimmy Crabtree, scored the goal to win the Cup and Double for Villa. Villa won the FA Cup for the third time following victories in 1887 and 1895 and had now won trophies in three successive seasons. Villaโ€™s glory however was not confined to the Cup as second placed Derby lost to Bury thereby confirming Villaโ€™s status as 1896-97 League champions for the second successive season and cemented their legend as Double winners.

KEY MAN

Jimmy Crabtree, Scored the goal to win the Cup and Double for Villa, Saturday, 10 April 1897.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 10 April 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
15โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Johnny Campbell, Assist by Jack Devey
Goal, 1-1, (Everton)
30โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Everton)
32โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Fred Wheldon
35โ€™ Goal, 3-2, Jimmy Crabtree
HT Aston Villa 3-2 Everton
FT Aston Villa 3-2 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Villa won the FA Cup for the third time following victories in 1887 and 1895 and had now won trophies in three successive seasons.

Villaโ€™s glory however was not confined to the Cup as second placed Derby lost to Bury thereby confirming Villaโ€™s status as 1896-97 League champions for the second successive season and cemented their legend as Double winners.

Villa became the only team to achieve a League and Cup Double on the same day.
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*The Sporting Life*
Monday 12 April 1897

ASTON VILLA SECURE DOUBLE HONOURS. THE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP A CERTAINTY. By defeating Derby County, Bury have done Aston Villa a good turn, for even though if the Villans should lose all their remaining matchesโ€”a remote possibilityโ€”they have sufficient points to enable them to head the table. Had the County won at Bury they might have equalled the Birmingham club, but through their failure Aston Villa are now dual champions for the season 1896-97. The feat of Preston End in 1888-89 is equalled for the first time on record. Without doubt the present Aston Villa team comprises the finest body of footballers that ever stepped on to any field. In many respects this year's performances surpass the record put up Preston North End the latterโ€™s old invincible days. Football clubs nowadays are more on equality regards playing ability than they were nine years ago, and premier honours are, as a consequence, more difficult to secure. All honour, therefore, is due to Aston Villa for their brilliant achievement.

Aston Villa

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

Everton

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1890-91

FIXTURE HISTORY

Everton

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #34 |
Manager Game | #283 |
Saturday, 10 April 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: George Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: John Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Blackburn
FT Score | 3-2 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DWWWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 283 | ๐ŸŸฉ 161 ๐ŸŸจ 44 ๐ŸŸฅ 78 | 1.86

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: John Lewis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Blackburn

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Everton

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change for the FA Cup final with Jimmy Crabtree returning after a three game absence in place of Fred Burton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.94 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.31 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.65 |

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 Jimmy Crabtree |
W Jack Cowan |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Johnny Campbell |
F Jack Devey |

MANAGER

Dick Molyneux | 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

"In comparison with those of previous years, it may with truth be said that never since the institution of the competition has there been better exposition of football, and the amount of enthusiasm shown as was the case Saturday."

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