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Game #379

Aston Villa

Saturday, 29 April 1899

Won

1st

DDWWW

Division One

Liverpool

Attendance: 41,357

Villa Park

Aston Villa

5-0

Liverpool

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Jack Devey's final day goals helped Villa secure their fourth League title on the final day of the season in a head to head with their nearest rivals Liverpool. Having held the top spot from October through to April only to lose it with four games to play, the team bounced back to finish the season with 3 consecutive wins and 18 goals and thereby clinch the title courtesy of a blistering first half performance in the final match of the League season.

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, final day goals helped secure Villa's record fourth League title, Saturday, 29 April 1899.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 29 April 1899

[Exact timings not recorded]
4โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Jack Devey, Assist by Steve Smith
Goal, 2-0, Jack Devey
34โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Billy Garraty
35โ€™ Goal, 4-0, Jimmy Crabtree
Goal, 5-0, Fred Wheldon
HT Aston Villa 5-0 Liverpool
FT Aston Villa 5-0 Liverpool

ON THIS DAY

Villa secure their fourth League title on the final day of the season in a head to head with their nearest rivals Liverpool. Having held the top spot from October through to April only to lose it with four games to play, the team bounced back to finish the season with 3 consecutive wins and 18 goals and thereby clinch the title courtesy of a blistering first half performance in the final match of the League season.

Aston Villa

Liverpool

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: โŒ

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1898-99 |
Matchday | #36 |
League Match | #34 |
Manager Game | #353 |
Saturday, 29 April 1899

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 5-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | DDWWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 353 | ๐ŸŸฉ 197 ๐ŸŸจ 57 ๐ŸŸฅ 99 | 1.84

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Liverpool

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up for the third successive game having scored 13 goals in the previous two outings.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 26.53 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 32.36 |

Youngest Player |
CF Billy Garraty | 20.58 |

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 Jimmy Crabtree |
M Tommy Bowman |
W Steve Smith |
W Charlie Athersmith |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Jack Devey |
CF Billy Garraty |

MANAGER

Tom Watson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Liverpool

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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

"With undiminished vigour the struggle was waged in midfield, every inch of ground being for a time disputed."

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