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Game #322

Saturday, 23 October 1897

Attendance: 20,000

Drew

Division One

2nd

Sunderland

LWDWD

Newcastle Road

George Ramsay's reigning Champions fail to score but are now unbeaten in four games.

Sunderland

0-0

Aston Villa (Champions)

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

HT Sunderland 0-0 Aston Villa
FT Sunderland 0-0 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa fail to score but are now unbeaten in four games.

Aston Villa

Sunderland

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Sunderland: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ.| ๐ŸŸฅ.| ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #10 |
League Match | #10 |
Manager Game | #296 |
Saturday, 23 October 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-0 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | LWDWD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Sunderland

TEAM NEWS

In one change from the team that beat Notts County last time out, Billy George returns in goal in place of Harry Wilkes for this second appearance for Villa.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.53 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.85 |

Youngest Player |
W Jack Sharp | 19.70 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MANAGER

Aston Villa

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Fred Burton |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Steve Smith |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |

Sunderland

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"George, the new goal-keeper, was never at fault."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 25 October 1897

SUNDERLAND v. ASTON VILLA.

On Saturday a vast amount of interest was centred in the meeting between these clubs at Sunderland, the capital form recently shown by the home side making it seem probable that the Aston Villa men would have all their work cut out. The attendance was estimated close upon 20,030.

Having the wind at their backs in the first half, Aston set up strong pressure. Smith, Wheldon, and Devey all showing to conspicuous advantage, but the Sunderland defence was equal to the occasion, Doig keeping goal in brilliant style.

A brief stoppage took place, owing to the crowd breaking in upon the field of play, and then the Sunderland representatives several times looked dangerous.

However, George, the new goal-keeper, was never at fault, and at the change ends arrived without a point having been scored on either side.

On the resumption the struggle was still very keen and exciting, both elevens making desperate efforts to gain the upper hand.

The advantage was first with one side and then the other, but some admirable defence was shown, and try as they would neither side could get through. Therefore a finely-contested match had to be left drawn, without a point having been scored.