Game #695

1907-08

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Division One

Manchester United

Villa Park

Attendance: 20,000

Monday, 2 September 1907

Harry Hampton scored from the spot but couldn't prevent a disappointing opening day defeat at Villa Park.

Aston Villa

1-4

Manchester United

Scorer(s) | Harry Hampton (pen) |

Assist(s) | None

AT A GLANCE

Game #695

Season | 1907-08 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #669 |
Monday, 2 September 1907

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-4 |
FT Result | Lost |
Last 5 Games | WDDLL |

MATCH OFFICIALS

MATCH INCIDENTS

Villa

Manchester United

🟨 | Booking
🟥 | Sending off
💥+ | Incidents e.g. penalty awarded

💥- | Incidents e.g. penalty conceded, goal disallowed

💥 | Incidents e.g. refused clear pen

🆘 | Notably poor refereeing performance    

TEAM STATS

Not recorded

TEAM NEWS

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

Management Committee | Club Secretary | George Ramsay

STAFF

STARTING LINE UP

GK Harry Cooch |
LB Jock Logan |
CB Chris Buckley |
FB Freddie Miles |
LB Tom Riley |
M Rowland Codling |
W Albert Hall |
W Charlie Wallace |
F Joe Bache |
F Frederick Chapple |
CF Harry Hampton |

SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

No Substitutions permitted in period

THE OPPOSITION

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

ON THIS DAY

Villa open the season with a chastening home defeat to Manchester United - a team only promoted from the second tier for the first time for the previous season and who would go on to be crowned champions of the current campaign.

Meanwhile, winger Charlie Wallace made his Villa debut aged 22 after moving from Crystal Palace in May 1907 for a fee of £500.

Whilst, goalkeeper Harry Cooch made his final appearance for Villa aged 28 after making 25 appearances across his seven seasons with the club. Cooch had the relative misfortune to play for Villa during the same period as legendary ‘keeper Billy George which led to a custodian of quite some quality being selected far less than his talent allowed, Cooch would however cement his legacy with the club with his behind the scenes and coaching work across the coming decades.

Also appearing for the final time was forward Frederick Chapple who made his eleventh and final Villa appearance aged 23 before moving on to Birmingham in December 1907.

Harry Hampton, scored from the spot but couldn't prevent a disappointing opening day defeat at Villa Park, Monday, 2 September 1907.

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MATCH TIMELINE

MANAGER WATCH

POSITION

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MATCH PROGRAMME

MATCH PROGRAMME

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QUOTES

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