Game #342

1897-98

Position:

7th

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Division One

Liverpool

Anfield

Attendance: 20,000

Saturday, 16 April 1898

George Ramsay's Villa see their season take a further downturn with a heavy defeat to a club in the lower half of the table, as a result Villa remain in seventh with a game to play.

Liverpool

4-0

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | None |

Assists(s) | Not recorded

AT A GLANCE

Game #342

Season | 1897-98 |
Matchday | #30 |
League Match | #29 |
Manager Game | #316 |
Saturday, 16 April 1898

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 0-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WLDLL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

MATCH INCIDENTS

Villa

Liverpool

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 23.84 |

Oldest Player |
F Bob Chatt | 27.73 |

Youngest Player |
CF Billy Garraty | 19.54 |

TEAM NEWS

Having conceded the title Villa make five changes from the team that lost to Wolves with Bert Sharp, Edmund Strange, Jack Cowan, Howard Harvey and Billy Garraty returning and Jimmy Cowan, Charlie Athersmith, Steve Smith and Fred Wheldon dropping out.

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK Jimmy Whitehouse |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Edmund Strange |
W Jack Sharp |
W Jack Cowan |
F Howard Harvey |
F Bob Chatt |
F James Fisher |
CF Billy Garraty |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

THE OPPOSITION

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Villa’s season takes a further down turn with a heavy defeat to a club in the lower half of the table, as a result Villa remain in seventh with a game to play.

Midfielder Edmund Strange made his final appearance for Villa aged 27 before moving on to Langley St. Michael’s FC.

Forward Howard Harvey made his final appearance for Villa aged 23 before moving on to Burslem Port Vale for a fee of £50.

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MATCH TIMELINE

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool)
Goal, 0-2, (Liverpool)
Goal, 0-3, (Liverpool)
HT Liverpool 3-0 Aston Villa
Goal, 0-4, (Liverpool)
FT Liverpool 4-0 Aston Villa

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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*The Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser*
Monday, 18 April 1898

LIVERPOOL V. ASTON VILLA

At Anfield, before nearly 20,000 spectators. Liverpool had the best of the play at the start. Cleghorn passed nicely to Robertson who made off, and, though tackled by Evans, he eventually scored a fine goal.

Although playing against the wind and sun the home team had much the better of maters, for play was all in the visitors’ half.

Clever play by the home right led to Becton shooting grandly, but Whitehouse saved marvellously, and then Robertson centring in fine style, Walker headed a second goal.

The Liverpool forwards were in great style, and M’Cowie centred, and Morgan headed a third goal.

Liverpool led at the interval by three goals to none.

In the second half, smart work by M’Cowie and Walker enabled the latter to work well down, but offside spoiled at the finish.

The game became, very slow, Becton, however scored again from Robertson’s centre.

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