Saturday 8 September 1888 at Dudley Road (Att 2,500)
Wolves (1) 1 (Cox 30og): Baynton, Baugh, Mason, Fletcher, Allen, Lowder, Hunter, Cooper, Anderson, White, Cannon.
Aston Villa (1) 1 (Green 44): Warner, Cox, Coulton, Yates, Devey, Dawson, Brown, Green, Allen, Garvey, Hodgetts.
Order of goals: W,a.
Landmark: On the opening day of the Football League four other matches take place. Everton beat Accrington and Preston North End beat Burnley. West Bromwich Albion win at Stoke as do Derby County at Bolton Wanders.
History: Also on this day the body of Annie Chapman is found. She is Jack the Rippers second victim.