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Game #375

Aston Villa

Saturday, 15 April 1899

Drew

2nd

DWLLD

Division One

Everton

Attendance: 20,000

Goodison Park

Everton

1-1

Aston Villa

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Steve Smith opened the scoring but Villaโ€™s draw with Everton opens the door for Liverpool to take top spot - the first time Villa had not topped the table since October 1898. Villa however were just a point behind with a game in hand and four games to play.

KEY MAN

Steve Smith, opened the scoring, Saturday, 15 April 1899.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 15 April 1899

[Exact timings not recorded]
1โ€™ Debut, Walter Leigh
HT Everton 0-0 Aston Villa
Goal, 1-0, Steve Smith
Goal, 1-1, (Everton)
FT Everton 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villaโ€™s draw with Everton opens the door for Liverpool to take top spot - the first time Villa had not topped the table since October 1898. Villa however were just a point behind with a game in hand and four games to play.

Centre forward Walter Leigh made his sole appearance for Villa aged 24 after joining from Calishead Amateurs. Leigh would later move on to Altrincham.

Aston Villa

Everton

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Everton

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1898-99 |
Matchday | #32 |
League Match | #30 |
Manager Game | #349 |
Saturday, 15 April 1899

MATCH SUMMARY

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

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 349 | ๐ŸŸฉ 194 ๐ŸŸจ 56 ๐ŸŸฅ 99 | 1.83

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Everton

TEAM NEWS

Villa hand Walter Leigh his debut.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.57 |

Oldest Player |
CB Jimmy Cowan | 30.51 |

Youngest Player |
CF Billy Garraty | 20.54 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

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

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

"Villa pressed strongly, but in front of goal they were very erratic, many good chances from this cause being allowed to go a begging."

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