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Game #403

Saturday, 13 January 1900

Attendance: 17,000

Drew

Division One

2nd

Everton

WWLWD

Villa Park

Charlie Athersmith hit a 75' equaliser as eeigning Champions Villa can only draw with 8th place Everton but so do leaders Sheffield United as the gap remains at 4 points.

Aston Villa (Champions)

1-1

Everton

Assists(s) | Steve Smith | 75' |

KEY MAN

Charlie Athersmith, 75' equaliser, Saturday, 13 January 1900.

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

[Exact timings not recorded]
Goal, 0-1, (Everton)
HT Aston Villa 0-1 Everton
75โ€™ Goal, 1-1, Charlie Athersmith, Assist by Steve Smith
FT Aston Villa 1-1 Everton

ON THIS DAY

Reigning Champions Villa can only draw with 8th place Everton but so do leaders Sheffield United as the gap remains at 4 points.

Aston Villa

Everton

FIXTURE HISTORY

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1899-00 |
Matchday | #24 |
League Match | #23 |
Manager Game | #377 |
Saturday, 13 January 1900

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: George Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: Alfred Barker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hanley
FT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Drew |
Last 5 Games | WWLWD |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Alfred Barker | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Hanley

CARDS

Villa

Everton

TEAM NEWS

Villa name an unchanged line up for the fourth successive game.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 26.51 |

Oldest Player |
CB Jimmy Cowan | 31.26 |

Youngest Player |
CF Billy Garraty | 21.28 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MANAGER

Aston Villa

GK Billy George |
D Michael Noon |
CB Jimmy Cowan |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Albert Wilkes |
M Jimmy Crabtree |
W Charlie Athersmith |
W Steve Smith |
F Fred Wheldon |
F George Johnson |
CF Billy Garraty |

Everton

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"The excitement was very keen as both teams strove hard to gain the mastery, each goal being in turn besieged."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 15 January 1900

ASTON VILLA v. EVERTON.
A DRAWN BATTLE.

The meeting of these teams at Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham, drew out an attendance of 15,000 spectators, drawings being slightly in excess of ยฃ410.

A lot of rain fell in the Midlands during the week, but the Villa directors had several tons of sand from Rhyl and freely sprinkled over the playing pitch which enabled the men to maintain a fairly secure footing.

The Champions played exactly the same eleven as had whipped West Bromwich Albion the week previous, while Everton only made one change to their regular team, Blythe substituting Boyle at centre half back.

There was a slight breeze blowing, and the Villa played with this behind them in the first half. Everton attacked early. Gray and Settle raising the siege, which Johnson terminated by bursting away to the other end. Balmer cleared, and Sharp was soon dangerous. The home goal for a time being in jeopardy. Crabtree conceded fruitless corner, and at the other end Eccles just drew up Wheldon in the nick of time.

The Everton right wing pair were full of running, and the ex-Villa man. Sharp, showed conclusively that he had improved wonderfully in his play since settling at Goodison Park.

Crabtree had all his work cut out to clear following a corner, but a brilliant run by Steve Smith completely changed the scene of operations. Garraty seemed certain to score just as Eccles nipped the ball from his toe.

An effort by Athersmith from long range passed wide of the mark, and from a surprise rush Proudfoot scored for the visitors.

The Champions played up in most determined style, fairly bombarding the goal and forcing a couple of corners in quick succession. The backs and Muir stood up to their work gallantly, and through the goal the ball could not be forced.

A spell of equal play followed until Gray and Settle worked their way towards George, the homesters for a time being hemmed in. George cleared, and again the Villa had a look in, but Eccles and Balmer stoutly denied admission.

Every inch of ground was contested on fast and even lines until the interval, at which point the score stood Everton, one goal; Aston villa, nothing.

Everton pressed on resuming, George having to fist away from Sharp, while a few seconds later Settle skimmed the crossbar. Relief was brought, Athersmith and Johnson carrying play to the other end, where Blythe twice headed away dangerous shots. Spencer broke up a combined raid by Everton and just as Steve Smith was assuming a dangerous attitude he was rather heavily grassed, the spectators hooting loudly.

The Villa were going remarkably well, and Wheldon forced corner, which, however, proved unproductive.

Three times in succession Athersmith sent rasping shots, which Balmer and Blythe cleared, and the excitement was intense as the Villa strove might and main to get on terms.

Everton held out until fifteen minutes from the close, when Smith swung across and Athersmith banged through the equaliser, the spectators cheering lustily.

The excitement was very keen as both teams strove hard to gain the mastery, each goal being in turn besieged.

No more points were registered, the game ending - Aston Villa, one goal; Everton, one goal.