Saturday 26 December 1896 at Molineux (Att 27,489)
Wolves (1) 1 (Malpass 31): Tennant, Eccles, Wood, Griffiths, Malpass, Owen, Tonks, Lyden, McMain, Smith, Miller.
Aston Villa (2) 2 (Chatt 8, Athersmith 28): Whitehouse, Spencer, Crabtree, Reynolds, J.S.Cowan, Chatt, Athersmith, Devey, Campbell, Wheldon, Smith.
Referee: Mr G. Dale (Newton Heath).
Order of Goals: a,a,W.
Landmark: Harry Wood makes his 200th League appearance.
Newspapers: Some newspapers suggest that Jack Devey netted Villa’s winner.