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Game #314

Aston Villa

Saturday, 4 September 1897

Won

n/a

WWWWW

Division One

West Bromwich Albion

Attendance: 20,950

Villa Park

Aston Villa (Champions)

4-3

West Brom

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Fred Wheldon scored a second successive hat-trick as reigning Champions Villa were now unbeaten in the last 20 matches and had won 9 games in a row including fixtures from the 1896-97.

KEY MAN

Fred Wheldon, scored a second successive hat-trick, Saturday, 4 September 1897

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 4 September 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Fred Wheldon, Assist by James Fisher
Goal, 1-1, (West Bromwich Albion)
Goal, 2-1, Fred Wheldon, Assist by James Fisher
HT Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion
Goal, 3-1, Fred Wheldon, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 3-2, (West Bromwich Albion)
Goal, 3-3, (West Bromwich Albion)
Goal, 4-3, James Fisher
FT Aston Villa 4-3 West Bromwich Albion

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa were now unbeaten in the last 20 matches and had won 9 games in a row including fixtures from the 1896-97 season thanks in a great part to Fred Wheldon who had now scored hat-tricks in consecutive games, and debutant James Fisher who had leant 3 assists and two goals.

Aston Villa

West Bromwich Albion

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1891-92

FIXTURE HISTORY

West Bromwich Albion

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #2 |
League Match | #2 |
Manager Game | #288 |
Saturday, 4 September 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 | 4-3 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 288 | ๐ŸŸฉ 166 ๐ŸŸจ 44 ๐ŸŸฅ 78 | 1.88

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

West Bromwich Albion

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up from the team that beat Wednesday on the opening day of the season.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.73 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.71 |

Youngest Player |
F James Fisher | 20.71 |

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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West Bromwich Albion

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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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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

"This contest, which was decided at Aston Grounds on Saturday might well be designated the Midland Football Derby. Whenever the Villa and Albion meet there is certain to be a struggle of the very keenest possible description, no matter what men do duty for their respective clubs."

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