On This Day in Football: Shortest game in League history, Kenilworth Road Riots

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On this day in 1899, Sheffield Wednesday and Aston Villa played the shortest recorded game of football in the history of the Football League.

The two teams had actually met four months ago in November, 1898. The game was abandoned after 79 minutes because of bad lighting. The League officials scheduled the rest of the 11 minutes to be played in March, 1899.

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