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Game #417

Aston Villa

Saturday, 31 March 1900

Won

1st

LLWWW

Division One

Attendance: 6,000

Burnley

Turf Moor

Jack Devey scored the winner to keep Villa three points clear. Meanwhile Sheffield United now had two games in hand.

Burnley

1-2

Aston Villa (Champions)

Assists(s) | Not recorded

KEY MAN

Jack Devey, scored the winner to keep Villa three points clear, Saturday, 31 March 1900.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 31 March 1900

[Exact timings not recorded]
1โ€™ Debut, Alf Watkins
Goal, 0-1, (Burnley)
Goal, 1-1, Fred Wheldon
HT Burnley 1-1 Aston Villa
Goal, 2-1, Jack Devey
FT Burnley 1-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Forward Alf Watkins made his sole appearance for Villa aged 21 after joining from Leicester Fosse. Watkins would later moved on to Grimsby Town but had helped Villa to a third consecutive League victory to maintain their 3 point lead at the top of the Division One table. Meanwhile Sheffield United now had two games in hand.

Aston Villa

Burnley

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Burnley

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

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1899-00 |
Matchday | #38 |
League Match | #31 |
Manager Game | #391 |
Saturday, 31 March 1900

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | LLWWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 391 | ๐ŸŸฉ 219 ๐ŸŸจ 65 ๐ŸŸฅ 107 | 1.85

Career Form:

Top 4

George Ramsay led Management Committee

MATCH OFFICIALS

All the matches refereed by:

CARDS

Villa

Burnley

TEAM NEWS

Villa make five changes to the team that beat Liverpool last time out with Michael Noon, Charlie Aston, Albert Wilkes, Bobby Templeton and Alf Watkins (debut) coming in as
Jimmy Cowan, Jimmy Crabtree, Albert Evans, Steve Smith and Charlie Athersmith drop out.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age | 25.38 |

Oldest Player |
F Jack Devey | 33.28 |

Youngest Player |
W Bobby Templeton | 20.79 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

Aston Villa

GK Billy George |
D Michael Noon |
FB Charlie Aston |
FB Howard Spencer |
M Tommy Bowman |
M Albert Wilkes |
W Bobby Templeton |
F Alf Watkins |
F Fred Wheldon |
F Jack Devey |
CF Billy Garraty |

Burnley

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:

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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:

โ€‹

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

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

"Then when many were fancying the result a draw Jack Devey got in one of his patent screwing shots and beat Hillman, and the Villa won a good and even game two goals to one."

*The Sporting Life*
Monday, 2 April 1900

BURNLEY V. ASTON VILLA.

The visit of the League Champions to Turf Moor on Saturday, where this game was played, created a lot of interest, and there would be 10,000 people present.

The ground was in capital order, and the play through the game was of high class.

The home team for a while at first were the better lot, but they could not score until George, in saving a hot shot from Chadwick, was brought to his knees. Before he could clear, the ball was landed into the net by Davies.

The home lot went at it merrily after this, but time after time were pushed back, and at the second attempt Wheldon beat Hillman and the scores were equal.

Tho game progressed merrily, and just on half time the Villa had a foul given them, but Wheldon put the ball high over the bar.

Half-time: Burnley, one; Villa, one.

In the second half the game opened finely, both sides attacking in turn, but failing to gain any material advantage for a long time.

Then when many were fancying the result a draw Jack Devey got in one of his patent screwing shots and beat Hillman, and the Villa won a good and even game two goals to one.

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