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Game #323

Aston Villa

Saturday, 30 October 1897

Aston Villa (Champions)

3-1

Liverpool

Division One

Liverpool

Villa Park

Attendance: 25,000

Won

2nd

WDWDW

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Fred Wheldon scored the opener as reigning Champions Villa are unbeaten in five games, and now have seven wins in 11 League games but are now 3 points behind leaders Sheffield United.

KEY MAN

Fred Wheldon, scored the opener, Saturday, 30 October 1897.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 30 October 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
25’ Goal, 1-0, Fred Wheldon
Goal, 2-0, Charlie Athersmith
HT Aston Villa 2-0 Liverpool
75’ Goal, 2-1, (Liverpool)
Goal, 3-1, Jack Devey
FT Aston Villa 3-1 Liverpool

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa are unbeaten in five games, and now have seven wins in 11 League games but are now 3 points behind leaders Sheffield United.

Aston Villa

Liverpool

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Villa Vs.

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: | 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟨 | 🟩 | 🟩 |

PREVIOUS MATCH

SUBSEQUENT MATCH

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #11 |
League Match | #11 |
Manager Game | #297 |
Saturday, 30 October 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WDWDW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 297 | 🟩 171 🟨 46 🟥 80 | 1.88

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

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TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change from the team that drew with Sunderland as Jack Cowan returns in place of Steve Smith.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.83 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 30.87 |

Youngest Player |
W Jack Sharp | 19.72 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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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 Jack Cowan |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |

MANAGER

Tom Watson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Liverpool

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MATCHDAY SQUAD BIOGRAPHIES

STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"Generally speaking Villa had the better of the game, but half an hour from the start Bradshaw scored from a free kick and some exciting play followed."

MATCH REPORT

*Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser*
Monday, 1 November 1897

ASTON VILLA v. LIVERPOOL. Played at Aston, before 20,000 persons. Villa again played John Cowan, but Liverpool were without Goldie and Beckton. Villa kicked off, and even and interesting play was witnessed, but the Villa attacks were the more dangerous, and Wheldon scored 25 minutes from the start. Villa though had the better of the game, but Storer kept goal excellently. Athersmith scored a second before the interval. Half time score : Villa, two ; Liverpool, nil. Villa pressed on restating, and Storer saved cleverly several times. Then Liverpool attacked, and George was responsible for some effective work. Generally speaking Villa had the better of the game, but half an hour from the start Bradshaw scored from a free kick and some exciting play followed. Devey scored a third for the Villa with a splendid shot.