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Game #347

Saturday, 24 September 1898

Attendance: 24,521

Drew

Division One

8th

Sheffield United

WWLWD

Villa Park

Jack Devey equalised to earn a draw against the Champions.

Aston Villa

1-1

Sheffield United

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, equalised to earn a draw against the Champions, Saturday, 24 September 1898.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Sheffield United)
HT Aston Villa 0-1 Sheffield United
Goal, 1-1, Jack Devey
FT Aston Villa 1-1 Sheffield United

ON THIS DAY

Goalkeeper Harry Wilkes made his final appearance for Villa aged 24 before moving on to Stoke as Villa could only draw with last season's Champions at home. That result left Villa in 8th place but with a game in hand on the leaders just two points ahead.

Aston Villa

Sheffield United

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1898-99 |
Matchday | #4 |
League Match | #4 |
Manager Game | #321 |
Saturday, 24 September 1898

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MATCH OFFICIALS

CARDS

Villa

Sheffield United

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up for the second successive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.48 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 31.77 |

Youngest Player |
M Ralph Gaudie | 22.66 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MANAGER

Aston Villa

GK Harry Wilkes |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
M Albert Wilkes |
M Ralph Gaudie |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
F Jack Devey |
F George Johnson |
F Fred Wheldon |

Sheffield United

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Devey at length made the scores level with a header, and the game ended in draw one goal each."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 26 September 1898

ASTON VILLA v. SHEFFIELD UNITED.

The tie between these teams at Birmingham on Saturday created a vast amount of interest. Aston Villa had the best of the opening exchanges, Foulkes being called on several times, while Wheldon and Devey only missed scoring by inches.

For all that, however, the Sheffield were the first achieve success, Field scoring for them late in the half, and at the interval they led one goal to nil.

On the play being resumed the Villa men showed very poor combination, and there was very little in their attack. Subsequently, however, they improved, and Foulkes was several times called upon to save. He was in splendid form, however, and kept out a number of good shots in admirable style.

Devey at length made the scores level with a header, and the game ended in draw one goal each.