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Game #341

Aston Villa

Lost

7th

Monday, 11 April 1898

WWLDL

Division One

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Villa Park

Attendance: 9,000

Aston Villa

1-2

Wolves

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Fred Wheldon scored an equaliser but Villa go into the game having officially lost the Championship to Sheffield United and losing by the odd goal in three to Wolves, they drop to a season low of seventh but have games in hand to improve their final League placing.

KEY MAN

Fred Wheldon, equaliser to no avail, Monday, 11 April 1898.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 11 April 1898

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Goal, 1-1, Fred Wheldon, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
HT Aston Villa 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Goal, 1-2, (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
FT Aston Villa 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

ON THIS DAY

Villa go into the game having officially lost the Championship to Sheffield United and losing by the odd goal in three to Wolves, they drop to a season low of seventh but have games in hand to improve their final League placing.

Aston Villa

Wolverhampton Wanderers

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: 🏆
Last Trophy: 1892-93

FIXTURE HISTORY

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Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Match | #28 |
Manager Game | #315 |
Monday, 11 April 1898

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-2 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WWLDL |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 315 | 🟩 177 🟨 49 🟥 89 | 1.84

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

TEAM NEWS

Villa make 5 changes from the team that could only draw with Stoke last time out. Jimmy Cowan, Jimmy Crabtree, Charlie Athersmith, Steve Smith and Fred Wheldon return with Bert Sharp, Edmund Strange, Jack Cowan, Howard Harvey and Billy Garraty making way.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.20 |

Oldest Player |
CB Jimmy Cowan | 29.50 |

Youngest Player |
W Jack Sharp | 20.16 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Jack Sharp |
W Steve Smith |
F James Fisher |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Bob Chatt |

MANAGER

Jack Addenbrooke | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

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STARTING XI

SUBSTITUTES

Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

UNUSED

Player

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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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 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

"A regular scrimmage in goal occurred. Whitehouse saved and amidst tremendous excitement the game ended with the score Wolverhampton, 2 goals; Aston Villa, 1 goal."

MATCH REPORT

*The Sheffield Independent*
Tuesday, 12 April 1898

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS V. ASTON VILLA At Aston, in shocking weather, before 9,000 spectators, on heavy ground. Both teams played their full strength. The Villa kicked off against the wind. Wolverhampton attacked strongly, and Wood Scored. Play was carried from end to end though accurate shooting was out of the question. The Villa pressed but Harris cleared nicely. Returning to the attack, Wheldon headed through from Athersmith’s centre. Even play followed until half time. Restarting, the Wolves attacked and the Villa retaliated. Fisher sent in a hot shot. Harris saved brilliantly, and Athersmith centred to Sharp, who failed to score a few yards from goal. The Wolves raced away, and Cowan missed badly, and Wood scored. A regular scrimmage in goal occurred. Whitehouse saved and amidst tremendous excitement the game ended with the score Wolverhampton, 2 goals; Aston Villa, 1 goal.

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