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Game #41

Aston Villa

0-1-0, 1 PTS

Saturday, 8 September 1888

Drew

2nd (-)

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

Football League

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Attendance: 2,500

Dudley Road

0-1-0, 1 PTS

Wolves

1-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | Albert Brown | 44' |

MATCH SUMMARY

Tommy Green scores Villa's first ever goal in League football as they have to settle for a draw with Wolves after Gershom Cox scored the first own goal in League football.

KEY MAN

Gershom Cox scored the first own goal in League football but Villa bounced back for the draw thanks to Tommy Green snatching Villa's first League goal.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 8 September 1888

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Batty Garvey
๐Ÿฅ… | 30' Goal, 0-1, (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Gershom Cox o.g
โšฝ | 44' Goal, 1-1, Tommy Green, Assist by Albert Brown
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Aston Villa
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Villaโ€™s first ever league game.

Tommy Green had the honour of scoring Villaโ€™s first ever league goal however Gershom Cox had the โ€˜honourโ€™ of scoring the first ever own goal in league football.

Forward Batty Garvey made his Villa debut aged 24 after signing from Aston Shakespeare

Meanwhile, Archie Hunter misses the game following the tragic death of his younger brother, and former Villain, Andy, who passed away in Queensland on 9th June.

Aston Villa

League Champions: โŒ
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1886-87

Wolverhampton Wanderers

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Previous 5 vs. Wolves: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1888-89 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #15 |
Saturday, 8 September 1888

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: George Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Glasgow, 1886-1926 led Management Committee
Referee: Unknown
HT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 1-1
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 1886-1926

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 15 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 10 ๐ŸŸจ 4 ๐ŸŸฅ 1 | 2.27

Villa Career Form:

Champions

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Unknown
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Wolverhampton Wanderers

None

TEAM NEWS

Batty Garvey makes his Villa debut.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age:
| 25.47 |

Oldest Player:
HB Fred Dawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 29.79 |

Youngest Player:
B Frank Coulton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 20.62 |

MANAGER

George Ramsay | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | 1886-1926

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Aston Villa

GK Jimmy Warner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
B Frank Coulton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
B Gershom Cox | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
HB Harry Devey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
HB Harry Yates | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
HB Fred Dawson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
IR Albert Brown | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
IR Tommy Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
IL Batty Garvey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
IL Dennis Hodgetts | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Albert Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Jack Addenbrooke | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

GK Jack Baynton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
B Charlie Mason | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
B Dick Baugh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
HB Albert Fletcher | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
HB Arthur Lowder | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
HB Harry Allen | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LF Walter White | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LF Alf Cannon | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RF Joseph Cooper | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RW Thomas Hunter | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CF Nicholas Anderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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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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Villa XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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Wolves XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

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

๐ŸŸข IL Batty Garvey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

"In the loose scrimmage which followed it struck Cox's body and went through the goal."

MATCH REPORT