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Game #312

Aston Villa

Monday, 26 April 1897

Won

1st

WWWWW

Division One

Preston North End

Attendance: 3,000

Deepdale

Preston North End

0-1

Aston Villa (Champions)

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Fred Wheldon scored Villa's last goal of their double winning season as the Double winners won for the fifteenth time in 18 unbeaten games to finish 11 points clear of their nearest rivals Sheffield United in the First Division table.

KEY MAN

Fred Wheldon, scored Villa's last goal of their double winning season, Monday, 26 April 1897

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 26 April 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Fred Wheldon
HT Preston North End 0-1 Aston Villa
FT Preston North End 0-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Double winners Villa won for the fifteenth time in 18 unbeaten games to finish 11 points clear of their nearest rivals Sheffield United in the First Division table.

Midfielder Jack Reynolds made his final appearance for Villa aged 28 before moving on to Glasgow Celtic. Reynolds arrived from neighbours West Bromwich Albion and went on to win three League Championships and Two FA Cups including the famed โ€˜Doubleโ€™.

Johnny Campbell, Villaโ€™s superstar Forward, played his final game for the club aged 25 before returning to Glasgow Celtic, much to the disappointment of the Villa faithful. Johnny had made 63 appearances scoring a remarkable 47 times winning the League Championship in both his seasons with the club as well as the FA Cup to complete the famed โ€˜Doubleโ€™.

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 | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1896-97 |
Matchday | #37 |
League Match | #30 |
Manager Game | #286 |
Monday, 26 April 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 286 | ๐ŸŸฉ 164 ๐ŸŸจ 44 ๐ŸŸฅ 78 | 1.87

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Preston North End

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change from the team that beat Wolves last time out with Jimmy Crabtree returning in place of Fred Burton.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.98 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.35 |

Youngest Player |
FB Howard Spencer | 21.69 |

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

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

"The home centre once got possession from the left wing, and dropped the ball just over the bar as Whitehouse held the crossbar down. The crowd shouted โ€œGoal,โ€ but the referee ordered a goal kick."

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