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Game #313

Aston Villa

Wednesday, 1 September 1897

Won

n/a

WWWWW

Division One

Sheffield Wednesday

Attendance: 10,000

Villa Park

Aston Villa (Champions)

5-2

Wednesday

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Fred Wheldon hit an opening day hat-trick as reigning Champions Villa were now unbeaten in the last 19 matches and had won 8 games in a row including fixtures from the 1896-97 season.

KEY MAN

Fred Wheldon, opening day hat-trick, Wednesday, 1 September 1897.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 1 September 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
1โ€™ Debut, James Fisher
Goal, 1-0, Jack Cowan, Assist by James Fisher
Goal, 1-1, (Sheffield Wednesday)
Goal, 2-1, Fred Wheldon, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
HT Aston Villa 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Goal, 3-1, Fred Wheldon, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 4-1, Fred Wheldon
Goal, 4-2, (Sheffield Wednesday)
Goal, 5-2, Charlie Athersmith
FT Aston Villa 5-2 Sheffield Wednesday

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa were now unbeaten in the last 19 matches and had won 8 games in a row including fixtures from the 1896-97 season.

Forward James Fisher made his debut appearance for Villa aged 20 after joining from St. Bernardโ€™s FC.

Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1895โ€“96

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield Wednesday

Previous 5 vs. Wednesday: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #287 |
Wednesday, 1 September 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 5-2 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 287 | ๐ŸŸฉ 165 ๐ŸŸจ 44 ๐ŸŸฅ 78 | 1.88

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Sheffield Wednesday

TEAM NEWS

Villa hand a debut to forward James Fisher for the opening game of the season.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.72 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.70 |

Youngest Player |
F James Fisher | 20.70 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F James Fisher |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |

MANAGER

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Sheffield Wednesday

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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

"Fisher, the new centre, who is supposed to be the catch of the season, but who has not shown great, advantage in practice."

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