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Game #358

Aston Villa

Drew

1st

WWLWD

Saturday, 10 December 1898

Division One

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Villa Park

Attendance: 13,000

Aston Villa

1-1

Wolves

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Jimmy Crabtree grabbed the opener as 10-man Villa hold on to draw with Wolves and keep top spot on the table after 15 played however they now led by a single point over nearest rivals Everton, albeit with two games in hand.

KEY MAN

Jimmy Crabtree, grabbed Villa's opener, Saturday, 10 December 1898.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 10 December 1898

[Exact timings not recorded]
22’ Goal, 1-0, Jimmy Crabtree
Player left field injured, Charlie Aston
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
47’ Goal, 1-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Player re-enters field lame, Charlie Aston
FT Aston Villa 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

ON THIS DAY

10-man Villa hold on to draw with Wolves and keep top spot on the table after 15 played however they now led by a single point over nearest rivals Everton, albeit with two games in hand.

Aston Villa

Wolverhampton Wanderers

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

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Season | 1898-99 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #15 |
Manager Game | #332 |
Saturday, 10 December 1898

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: George Ramsay | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: John Lewis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackburn
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWLWD |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 332 | 🟩 188 🟨 52 🟥 92 | 1.86

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: John Lewis | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Blackburn

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Wolverhampton Wanderers

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change from the team that beat Sunderland last time out with George Johnson returning in place of Jack Sharp.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.84 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 31.98 |

Youngest Player |
FB Charlie Aston | 23.96 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
FB Charlie Aston |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Jack Devey |
F George Johnson |

MANAGER

Jack Addenbrooke | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

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

"The Molineux men had now by far the best of the game, and all the defensive powers of the Villa were called into requisition to prevent the strangers from forging ahead. "In the closing minutes, and Athersmith missed likely openings, but no further goals were scored."

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 12 December 1898

ASTON VILLA v. WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS. HARD GAME ENDS WITH HONOURS EASY. Beautiful weather prevailed in Birmingham on Saturday, and the customary huge attendance put in an appearance at Aston Lower Grounds to witness the encounter between these teams. Both elevens were at full strength, Johnson reappearing in the home team after a three week absence. There was a blustering oblique wind blowing when the Wanderers set the game in motion, before 20,000 spectators. The visitors were early dangerous, but Crabtree relieved, and Smith took the ball up. Bowman subsequently shooting wide. A free kick to Aston Villa gave them a chance, but twice Baddeley cleared in good style. Blackett and Miller completely changing the venue. Determined, but not pretty work by the Wolves€™ front line hemmed the homesters in for a bit until Evans relieved. Back came the Wanderers, and Beats drove the ball past George, but point was disallowed on account of a previous infringement. The home forwards rushed to the other end, and Baddeley was cheered for the fashion in which he saved a grand shot from the foot of Athersmith. Still keeping at it, the Villa forced a corner, and Crabtree scored the first goal for the homesters some twenty-two minutes from the start. The Wanderers played up in very plucky style after this reverse, but George saved well, and the defence of the home backs was also very sound. A break-away the Wanderers was pluckily intercepted by Aston, but the Villa back came to grief in the fray, for he had to leave the field almost immediately. Up to half time the home men played with only one back, but they held their rivals out until the interval, at which point the score stood - Aston Villa, one goal; Wanderers, nothing. When play was resumed, Aston was still an absentee. The strangers. recognising this advantage, made herculean efforts get on level terms with their opponents, and two minutes later McMain beat George. This success infused new life into the struggle, the Wolves again attacking, George being compelled to punch away. Athersmith and Devey raced to the other end, and Johnson was given a good opportunity, which he, however, failed put to account. Aston, although he had strained his knee badly, now resumed, but was too lame much service to his side. The Molineux men had now by far the best of the game, and all the defensive powers of the Villa were called into requisition to prevent the strangers from forging ahead. In the closing minutes, and Athersmith missed likely openings, but no further goals were scored. Result Aston Villa, one goal: Wanderers, one goal.

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