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Game #333

Aston Villa

Saturday, 15 January 1898

Lost

4th

DLDLL

Division One

Sheffield United

Attendance: 42,000

Villa Park

Aston Villa (Champions)

1-2

Sheffield United

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Fred Wheldon scored a consolation as reigning Champions Villa make it back to back losses to title rivals Sheffield United despite playing front of a record crowd. As a result Villa tumble back to 4th place in the League - their lowest placing of the season to date.

KEY MAN

Fred Wheldon, consolation in a narrow defeat once again, Saturday, 15 January 1898.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 15 January 1898

[Exact timings not recorded]
Player retired injured (Sheffield United)
HT Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield United
Goal, 1-0, Fred Wheldon (pen)
Sheffield United return to full complement
80โ€™ Goal, 1-1, (Sheffield United)
89โ€™ Goal, 1-2, (Sheffield United)
FT Aston Villa 1-2 Sheffield United

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa make it back to back losses to title rivals Sheffield United despite playing front of a record crowd. As a result Villa tumble back to 4th place in the League - their lowest placing of the season to date.

Aston Villa

Sheffield United

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield United

Previous 5 vs. Sheffield United: | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #21 |
League Match | #21 |
Manager Game | #307 |
Saturday, 15 January 1898

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 | 1-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | DLDLL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 307 | ๐ŸŸฉ 174 ๐ŸŸจ 48 ๐ŸŸฅ 85 | 1.86

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

Sheffield United

TEAM NEWS

In one change to the team that lost to today's opposition last time out, Steve Smith comes in for his first appearance in 11 games in place of Jack Cowan.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.64 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 31.08 |

Youngest Player |
RB Bert Sharp | 22.04 |

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 Jimmy Crabtree |
M Tommy Bowman |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
F Howard Harvey |
F Jack Devey |
F Fred Wheldon |

MANAGER

J. B. Wostinholm | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Sheffield United

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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

"Mr. Lewis at once granted a penalty kick and from this Wheldon scored for Aston Villa, amid a scene of enthusiasm which well-nigh baffles description. "

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