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Game #327

Aston Villa

Saturday, 27 November 1897

Won

2nd

WLWLW

Division One

Sunderland

Attendance: 15,000

Villa Park

Aston Villa (Champions)

4-3

Sunderland

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Fred Wheldon scored a second brace in three games as reigning Champions Villa bounce back from defeat to Bolton with a tight win over Sunderland to leave them second in the table and only a point behind leaders Sheffield United, although the Blades have two games in hand over Villa.

KEY MAN

Fred Wheldon, scored a second brace in three games to see off Sunderland in a tight game, Saturday, 27 November 1897.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 27 November 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
1โ€™ Debut, Tommy Bowman, Howard Harvey, Jimmy Suddick
4โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Howard Harvey
7โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Sunderland)
Goal, 1-2, (Sunderland)
HT Aston Villa 1-2 Sunderland
52โ€™ Goal, 2-2, Fred Wheldon (pen)
53โ€™ Goal, 2-3, (Sunderland)
Goal, 3-3, Howard Harvey
81โ€™ Goal, 4-3, Fred Wheldon
FT Aston Villa 4-3 Sunderland

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa bounce back from defeat to Bolton with a tight win over Sunderland to leave them second in the table and only a point behind leaders Sheffield United, although the Blades have two games in hand over Villa.

Midfielder Tommy Bowman made his Villa debut aged 24 after joining from Blackpool.

Forward Howard Harvey made his Villa debut aged 22 after joining from Small Heath.

Forward Jimmy Suddick made his Villa debut aged 22 after joining from Middlesbrough junior football.

Aston Villa

Sunderland

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1894-95

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sunderland

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #15 |
Manager Game | #301 |
Saturday, 27 November 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 4-3 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWLW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 301 | ๐ŸŸฉ 173 ๐ŸŸจ 46 ๐ŸŸฅ 82 | 1.88

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Sunderland

TEAM NEWS

Tommy Bowman, Howard Harvey and Jimmy Suddick come in for their Villa debuts with Bob Chatt, James Fisher and Jack Devey making way.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.89 |

Oldest Player |
CB Jimmy Cowan | 29.13 |

Youngest Player |
RB Bert Sharp | 21.90 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
RB Bert Sharp |
FB Albert Evans |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Tommy Bowman |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Cowan |
F Howard Harvey |
F Jimmy Suddick |
F Fred Wheldon |

MANAGER

Robert Campbell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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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 ground was very heavy, pools of water being noticed all over the pitch. Villa Park is well provided with covered accommodation, and this was taken full advantage of, enthusiasts being huddled together very closely, some 15,000 being in the enclosure."

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