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Game #359

Aston Villa

Saturday, 17 December 1898

Won

1st

WLWDW

Division One

Everton

Attendance: 25,000

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-0

Everton

Assists(s) | Charlie Athersmith | 37' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Fred Wheldon opened the scoring to secure Villa a strong position at the head of the table going in to the Christmas fixtures. Villa take a huge step in the title race as they beat their nearest rivals Everton 3 goals to none to open up a two point lead at the top of the first division table with games in hand on the teams around them.

KEY MAN

Fred Wheldon, opened the scoring to secure Villa a strong position at the head of the table going in to the Christmas fixtures, Saturday, 17 December 1898.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 17 December 1898

[Exact timings not recorded]
37โ€™ Goal, 1-0 Fred Wheldon, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Everton
Goal, 2-0, Jack Devey
Goal, 3-0, George Johnson
FT Aston Villa 3-0 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Villa take a huge step in the title race as they beat their nearest rivals Everton 3 goals to none to open up a two point lead at the top of the first division table with games in hand on the teams around them.

Aston Villa

Everton

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1890-91

FIXTURE HISTORY

Everton

Previous 5 vs. Everton: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1898-99 |
Matchday | #16 |
League Match | #16 |
Manager Game | #333 |
Saturday, 17 December 1898

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: George Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: Alfred Barker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hanley
FT Score | 3-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWDW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 333 | ๐ŸŸฉ 189 ๐ŸŸจ 52 ๐ŸŸฅ 92 | 1.86

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alfred Barker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hanley

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Everton

TEAM NEWS

Villa make two changes from the side that drew with Wolves as Bert Sharp and Albert Wilkes come in for Jimmy Cowan and Charlie Aston.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.22 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 32.00 |

Youngest Player |
RB Bert Sharp | 22.96 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Billy George |
FB Albert Evans |
RB Bert Sharp |
M Albert Wilkes |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Fred Wheldon |
F George Johnson |
F Jack Devey |

MANAGER

Dick Molyneux | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Everton

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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

"The game was fast right up to the finish, but nothing further transpired. Result:โ€”Aston Villa, three goals; Everton, nothing."

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