Aston Villa v Stoke 4-1 (League match: December 23, 1899)

December 23, 1899
Match: Football League, First Division, Villa Park.
Aston Villa – Stoke 4-1 (2-0).
Attendance: 7,000.
Referee: Mr. Black.
Aston Villa (2-3-5): Billy George, Howard Spencer, Jimmy Crabtree, Micky Noon, Albert Wilkes, Charles Athersmith, Billy Garraty, George Johnson, Fred Wheldon, Steve Smith.
Stoke (2-3-5): Theodore Wilkes, Tom J. Robertson, Billy Capewell, Teddy Parsons, Alf Wood, James Bradley, Freddie Johnson, Jimmy Jones, Sam Higginson, Willie Maxwell, Joe Turner.
The goals: 1-0 Smith, 2-0 Garraty, 3-0 Wheldon, 3-1 Robertson (penalty), 4-1 Wheldon.
** The teams turned out in similar shirts, so Aston Villa played in white shirts.

Jimmy Crabtree, Aston Villa (Lloyd’s Weekly News: February 3, 1895):

Charles Athersmith, Aston Villa (Lloyd’s Weekly News: November 6, 1892):


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