Villa will be crossing paths with a few sides this term whom we know little or nothing about. Some supporters maybe vaguely remember their last appearance in B6 in 1987, drawing 1-1 in our promotion season, and fewer still will recall our last defeat to the visitors suffered in 1969.
More historically, one of Villa’s seven FA Cup wins came against Huddersfield. A 50,000 strong crowd watched the sides do battle at Stamford Bridge. A Villa side featuring historic names such as Billy Walkerand Frank Barson(infamously banned for 7 months), were ultimately victorious with an injury time winner courtesy of Billy Kirton.
The visitors arrive in town with a 100% league record. After a “narrow” opening day victory over Brentford (BBC’s words not mine…they had 16 shots…) – The Terrier’s followed it up with a #Rafalution busting victory at St. James’ Park.
Whilst this blog has never hidden how hilarious Newcastle United are – this was an impressive victory for Huddersfield – with the Geordie’s only reply being a follow up goal to a saved penalty.
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