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Game #898

Aston Villa

Monday, 2 September 1912

Won

WWLWW

Division One

Chelsea

Attendance: 28,000

Villa Park

Aston Villa

1-0

Chelsea

Assist(s) | Not recorded

MATCH SUMMARY

Clem Stephenson, scored Villa's first of the season to secure an opening day win over Chelsea.

KEY MAN

Clem Stephenson, scored Villa's first of the season to secure an opening day win over Chelsea, Monday, 2 September 1912.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Monday, 2 September 1912

ON THIS DAY

Villa open the season with a win over Chelsea as goalkeeper Sam Hardy, 29, centre back Jim Harrop, 27, midfielder Andy Ducat, 26 and foward Harold Halse, 26 made their debuts after going from Liverpool, Liverpool, Woolwich Arsenal and Manchester United for fees of ยฃ600, ยฃ600, ยฃ1,000, and ยฃ1,200 in June and July 1912.

Making their final appearance however was centre back Chris Buckley, 25, who moved on to Woolwich Arsenal in January 1913. Buckley made 144 appearances for Villa over seven seasons and scored three goals as well as winning the 1909-10 League title and would return to Villa once his playing career was over to sit on the board and help guide Villa for decades to come.

Aston Villa

Chelsea

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

FIXTURE HISTORY

Chelsea

Previous 5 vs. Chelsea: | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸจ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1912-13 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #872 |
Monday, 2 September 1912

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | George Ramsay led Management Committee |
FT Score | 1-0 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WWLWW |

MANAGERIAL RECORD

George Ramsay led Management Committee

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 872 | ๐ŸŸฉ 451 ๐ŸŸจ 156 ๐ŸŸฅ 265 | 1.73

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

Chelsea

TEAM NEWS

TEAM STATS

Not recorded

MANAGER

George Ramsay led Management Committee

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Aston Villa

GK Sam Hardy |
CB Jim Harrop |
CB Chris Buckley |
FB Freddie Miles |
LB Tommy Weston |
M Andy Ducat |
W Albert Hall |
W Charlie Wallace |
F Harold Halse |
F Clem Stephenson |
CF Harry Hampton |

MANAGER

David Calderhead | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |

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Chelsea

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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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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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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

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT