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Game #372

Aston Villa

Saturday, 25 March 1899

Won

1st

LDDDW

Division One

Sheffield Wednesday

Attendance: 15,000

Villa Park

Aston Villa

3-1

Wednesday

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Billy Garraty opened the scoring as Villa won for the first time in 7 games and opened up a two point lead at the top of Division One with a game in hand over nearest rivals Liverpool with 7 games to play.

KEY MAN

Billy Garraty, opened the scoring, Saturday, 25 March 1899.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 25 March 1899

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 1-0, Fred Wheldon, Assist by George Johnson
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Goal, 2-0, Billy Garraty, Assist by Charlie Athersmith
Goal, 3-0, George Johnson
Goal, 3-1, (Sheffield Wednesday)
FT Aston Villa 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday

ON THIS DAY

Villa won for the first time in 7 games and opened up a two point lead at the top of Division One with a game in hand over nearest rivals Liverpool with 7 games to play.

Aston Villa

Sheffield Wednesday

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1895โ€“96

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield Wednesday

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1898-99 |
Matchday | #29 |
League Match | #27 |
Manager Game | #346 |
Saturday, 18 March 1899

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | Arthur Kingscott, Derby |
FT Score | 3-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LDDDW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 346 | ๐ŸŸฉ 194 ๐ŸŸจ 55 ๐ŸŸฅ 97 | 1.84

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Arthur Kingscott

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Sheffield Wednesday

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change from the team that drew at Blackburn last time out with Albert Evans returning in place of Charlie Aston.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.99 |

Oldest Player |
CB Jimmy Cowan | 30.45 |

Youngest Player |
CF Billy Garraty | 20.48 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Billy George |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Albert Evans |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
F Fred Wheldon |
F George Johnson |
CF Billy Garraty |

MANAGER

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Sheffield Wednesday

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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

"Soon again the homesters took the upper hand, and for the most part the struggle was waged round the Sheffield goal. Towards the close there was a certain amount of feeling imported into the conflict, and the referee had to keep a sharp look-out on some of the players."

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