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Game #310

Aston Villa

Saturday, 17 April 1897

Won

1st

WWWWW

Division One

Blackburn Rovers

Attendance: 10,000

Villa Park

Blackburn Rovers

3-0

Aston Villa (Champions)

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Johnny Campbell scored the first ever goal at Villa Park as Double winners Villa played their first ever game at their nee home. Unbeaten in 16 matches, the Champions now had a lead at the top of the table of 7 points.

KEY MAN

Johnny Campbell, scored the first ever goal at Villa Park, Saturday, 17 April 1897

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 17 April 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
10โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Johnny Campbell
Goal, 2-0, Fred Wheldon
HT Aston Villa 2-0 Blackburn Rovers
Goal, 3-0, Own Goal, Killean
FT Aston Villa 2-0 Blackburn Rovers

ON THIS DAY

Double winners Villa played their first ever game at Villa Park with Johnny Campbell scored the first ever goal at the famous ground. Unbeaten in 16 matches, the Champions now had a lead at the top of the table of 7 points.

Aston Villa

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

Blackburn Rovers

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Blackburn Rovers

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #35 |
League Match | #28 |
Manager Game | #284 |
Saturday, 17 April 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 284 | ๐ŸŸฉ 162 ๐ŸŸจ 44 ๐ŸŸฅ 78 | 1.87

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Blackburn Rovers

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged lined up from the team that won the FA Cup last time out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.96 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.33 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.67 |

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

MANAGER

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Blackburn Rovers

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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

"The new ground of the Aston Villa team at Birmingham, which is big enough to accommodate some 70,000 or spectators was opened on Saturday with a match against the Blackburn Rovers."

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