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Game #394

Aston Villa

Saturday, 18 November 1899

Drew

2nd

WLDWD

Division One

Attendance: 20,000

Liverpool

Anfield

Albert Wilkes hits a late equaliser - Villa's third - as the reigning Champions draw with Liverpool is enough to keep Villa second.

Liverpool

3-3

Aston Villa (Champions)

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Albert Wilkes hits a late equaliser.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 18 November 1899

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Liverpool)
Goal, 1-1, Billy Garraty
Goal, 1-2, (Liverpool)
Goal, 2-2, Jack Devey
HT Liverpool 2-2 Aston Villa
Goal, 2-3, (Liverpool)
Goal, 3-3, Albert Wilkes
FT Liverpool 3-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa's draw with Liverpool is enough to keep Villa second.

Aston Villa

Liverpool

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Liverpool

Previous 5 vs. Liverpool: | 🟩 | 🟩 | 🟥 | 🟩 | 🟩 |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1899-00 |
Matchday | #15 |
League Match | #14 |
Manager Game | #368 |
Saturday, 18 November 1899

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 3-3 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WLDWD |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 368 | 🟩 206 🟨 59 🟥 103 | 1.84

Career Form:

Top 4

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

All the matches refereed by:

CARDS

Villa

Liverpool

TEAM NEWS

Villa make one change from the team that beat Stoke with goalscorer Jim Garfield drop out with Bobby Templeton returning.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 25.44 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 32.92 |

Youngest Player |
W Bobby Templeton | 20.42 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Billy George |
CB Chris Mann |
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 |

Liverpool

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions Permitted in Period

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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

Match Symbols:

⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

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

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Liverpool held the advantage to the close, the Villa were decidedly fortunate in being able to draw after being beaten in the play. Result Liverpool, 3; Villa, 3."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 20 November 1899

LIVERPOOL v. ASTON VILLA.

These teams, who played up for the League Championship last season, when the Villa won in such a handsome manner, met on the Anfield Road enclosure on Saturday, before 19,000 people.

The weather was heavy, and fog threatened, but allowed the game to finished. The ground was firm, and in favour of good football, and a hard level game was played.

Liverpool pressed from the outset, but the Villa’s defence was sound, and defied all attempts at penetration. The Villa then took their share in the proceedings, but were quickly compelled to assume the defensive. Hunter obliged with a brilliant run. George being extremely lucky in saving his goal effort. Liverpool fairly bombarded George’s charge, and after it had several narrow escapes from capture the ball was rushed through by Hunter and Robertson. The point was disallowed owing to illegal interference with George.

The pace toned down somewhat, but Liverpool still maintained the upper hand. Play gradually drifted to midfield, the Villa doing their best to break through, but without avail.

Robertson got nicely away, but when tackled by Spencer shot weakly past. The Villa pressed. ending their attack by shooting wide from long range. Robertson got away. Morgan scoring finely.

Encouraged by their success. Liverpool played up spiritedly, and the Villa underwent several narrow escapes from capture.

The Villa pulled themselves together, and put through from a free-kick, but the necessary second player had not touched the ball, and the point consequently did not count.

Wheldon tried Storer, but the Liverpool goalkeeper saved well.

A corner to the Villa followed.

The Brums swarmed round the Liverpool goal, and at length Garraty put on the equalising point.

The teams went it hammer and tongs again. Walker walked right through his opponents, and beat George, and then almost immediately Jack Devey did ditto at the other end, and soon afterwards half-time was called with the score two all.

The weather showed signs of deepening on the resumption. Fast play was witnessed, and Spencer, who showed splendid form at this juncture, repeatedly checked Robertson. From a free kick Raisbeck scored a third goal, the Villa strongly appealing in vain against the point.

The Liverpool forwards were very aggressive, but a trio fouls relieved the pressure. From corner Wilkes scored with simple shot. Nothing daunted, Liverpool returned to the attack manfully, and George saved repeatedly in fine style.

Keeping up the pressure, the home forwards strove hard to regain the lead, and the Villa defence had a warm time.

From hands against Walker Storer saved from Devey.

Liverpool held the advantage to the close, the Villa were decidedly fortunate in being able to draw after being beaten in the play. Result Liverpool, 3; Villa, 3.

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