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Game #388

Aston Villa

Won

2nd

WLWWW

Saturday, 21 October 1899

Division One

Manchester City

Villa Park

Attendance: 25,000

Aston Villa (Champions)

2-1

Manchester City

Assists(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Jack Devey scored as reigning Champions Villa secured their third successive win to move to second in the table, two points behind leaders Sheffield United.

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, clinched Villa's winner to see off City, Saturday, 21 October 1899.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 21 October 1899

[Exact timings not recorded]
25’ Goal, 0-1, (Manchester City)
Goal, 1-1, Fred Wheldon (pen)
HT Aston Villa 1-1 Manchester City
Goal, 2-1, Jack Devey
Player retired injured, Albert Wilkes
FT Aston Villa 2-1 Manchester City

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa secured their third successive win to move to second in the table, two points behind leaders Sheffield United.

Aston Villa

Manchester City

League Champions: ❌
FA Cup Winners: ❌
Last Trophy: ❌

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

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FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1899-00 |
Matchday | #9 |
League Match | #9 |
Manager Game | #362 |
Saturday, 21 October 1899

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
Referee | J. West, Lincoln |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLWWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 362 | 🟩 204 🟨 57 🟥 101 | 1.85

Villa Career Form:

Top 4

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: J. West

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Manchester City

TEAM NEWS

Villa make two changes to the team that beat Notts County last time out as Charlie Athersmith and hat-trick hero George Johnson dropping out and Billy Garraty and Bobby Templeton coming in.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 26.11 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 32.84 |

Youngest Player |
W Bobby Templeton | 20.35 |

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 Albert Wilkes |
M Tommy Bowman |
W Bobby Templeton |
W Steve Smith |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Jack Devey |
CF Billy Garraty |

MANAGER

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Manchester City

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

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SQUAD STATS

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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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 Half


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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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"The strangers retaliated, Wilkes being injured, while stopping Ross, so badly that had to leave the field."

MATCH REPORT

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 23 October 1899

ASTON VILLA V. MANCHESTER CITY. Played at Aston Lower Grounds in favourable weather, before 20,000 spectators. The visiting eleven was at full strength, but the Villa were without Athersmith, Crabtree and Johnson, capable reserves filling the vacancies. The Villa opened the game, and the visitors' right was at once dangerous, Evans and Wilkes between them clearing. After a brief incursion by the homesters, who had the sun in their faces, Ross and Meredith completely changed the venue, and George was called upon, the home guardsman twice fisting away in able style. Templeton and Devey strove hard to break away, but all to no purpose, and for a time the City had the upper hand. Meredith after a brilliant run, sending the ball hard into the hands of George. A judicious piece of work by Spencer at length set the home forwards on the go, Templeton centring beautifully, but Garraty missed a grand chance, with an open goal in front him. Exceptionally even play followed, both goals in turn having very narrow escapes, each custodian saving brilliantly. Templeton was filling Athersmith’s shoes admirably, but on one occasion when the youngster was sailing clear for goal, he was badly tripped by Di Jones’ the crowd hooting the ex-Boltonian soundly. Play now proceeded in favour the champions, and the City were sorely beset, Moffat and Rend defending in gallant fashion and eventually clearing. Twenty-five minutes from the start, the City forwards burst away, and Williams beat George. The Villa ought to have equalised almost immediately .a grand pass across goal by Templeton going a-begging. Garraty being at fault. The pace had now told on the visitors, and for a time the Villa pressed incessantly, but score they could not. From a pass by Templeton, who continued to play well, Wheldon headed into the net, but the Villa forward was offside and the point was disallowed. Eventually, amid much enthusiasm Wheldon equalised from a penalty kick against Read for tripping Smith. At half-time the score was one goal each. The City attacked straightaway and George scooped out beautifully with all! the opposing forwards on the top of him. Devey and Templeton broke away, and following a burst by Smith, the Villa looked like forging ahead. Meredith and Ross between them forced a corner, which George cleared, and in a twinkling the champions were attacking, the Manchester goal having a series of narrow escapes. Dougal and Williams burst to the other end, and the strangers looked very dangerous until Spencer gave them the right-about. The Villa now played all over their rivals, and when Devey gave the champions the lead, a scene of great enthusiasm prevailed. The strangers retaliated, Wilkes being injured, while stopping Ross, so badly that had to leave the field. Hard play followed to the finish, the result being— Aston Villa, Two goals; Manchester City, One goal.

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