8-9-1888: On this day in 1888 Gershom Cox, the Aston Villa defender scored the first goal in the English Football League. The goal was an own goal for Wolverhampton. The game ended 1-1 after that Tom Green equalised for Villa.
The other results on the first day of English League football where:
- Bolton 3 Derby 6
- Preston 5 Burnley 2
- Everton 2 Accrington 1
- Stoke 0 West Brom 2