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Game #331

Aston Villa

Monday, 27 December 1897

Drew

1st

WWDLD

Division One

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Attendance: 20,000

Molineux

Wolves

1-1

Aston Villa (Champions)

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Charlie Athersmith opened the scoring but reigning Champions Villa can only draw at 3rd placed Wolves but remain top of the table by a single point.

KEY MAN

Charlie Athersmith, opened the scoring, Monday, 27 December 1897 .

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 27 December 1897

[Exact timings not recorded]
15โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Charlie Athersmith
HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa can only draw at 3rd placed Wolves but remain top of the table by a single point.

Aston Villa

Wolverhampton Wanderers

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1892-93

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Wolves: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #19 |
League Match | #19 |
Manager Game | #305 |
Monday, 27 December 1897

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWDLD |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 305 | ๐ŸŸฉ 174 ๐ŸŸจ 48 ๐ŸŸฅ 83 | 1.87

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Wolverhampton Wanderers

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up from the team that lost to Everton on Christmas Day.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.87 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 31.02 |

Youngest Player |
RB Bert Sharp | 21.98 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

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

MANAGER

Jack Addenbrooke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ 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 Wanderers' forwards were smaller than those of the Villa, but they were checked time after time by the Villa backs and the goalkeeper (Whitehouse), who played a fine game. A splendid match ended in a drawโ€”one goal each."

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