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Game #36

Saturday, 2 April 1887

Attendance: 15,500

Won

FA Cup Final

Final

West Bromwich Albion

WWWWW

Kennington Oval, London

Dennis Hodgetts scored Villa's opener to secure their first major trophy and first FA Cup win as they vanquish West Bromwich Albion at the Oval.

Aston Villa

2-0

West Brom

Assist(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Dennis Hodgetts scored Villa's opener in the FA Cup final on 60' sending Villa on the way to their first major trophy, Saturday, 2 April 1887

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

HT Aston Villa 0-0 West Bromwich Albion
60โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Dennis Hodgetts
Goal, 2-0, Archie Hunter
FT Aston Villa 2-0 West Bromwich Albion

ON THIS DAY

Secretary Manager George Ramsay's Villa secure their first major trophy and first FA Cup win as they vanquish West Bromwich Albion at the Oval thanks to goals from Dennis Hodgetts and Archie Hunter.

Meanwhile, forwards Richmond Davis and Howard Vaughton made their final appearances for the Villa.

Aston Villa

West Bromwich Albion

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Albion: | - | - | - | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1886-87 |
Matchday | #10 |
Manager Game | #10 |
Saturday, 2 April 1887

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Francis Marindin
FT Score | 2-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWWWW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Major Marindin (President of the Football Association).
Umpires: Messrs. Lt. P. Gregson (Lancashire Association) and J C. Clegg (Sheffield Association).

CARDS

Villa

West Bromwich Albion

TEAM NEWS

Villa named an unchanged line up for the fifth successive game as they tackled their first ever FA Cup final.

TEAM STATS

[Exact birth dates not recorded]

Starting XI Average Age
| 24.83 |

Oldest Player |
WH Fred Dawson | 28.35 |

Youngest Player |
D Frank Coulton | 19.18 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MANAGER

Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Warner |
D Frank Coulton |
D Joe Simmonds |
M Fred Dawson |
M Harry Yates |
M Jack Burton |
F Albert Brown |
F Richmond Davis |
F Archie Hunter |
F Dennis Hodgetts |
F Howard Vaughton |

West Bromwich Albion

Roberts, Green H, Aldridge, Timmins, Perry, Horton, Pearson Paddock, Bayliss, Green T, Woodhall.

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

"The Albion men themselves exhibited an overweening confidence as to the result. They resented, with angry disdain, any hint that after all their opponents had an outside chance, and a prediction that the Villa would win was regarded as a deliberate insult, probably actuated by corrupt motives."

*The Birmingham Daily Post*
Thursday, 31 March 1887