On This Day – Gershom Cox Scores First League Goal

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



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