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Game #3265

Wednesday, 30 January 1974

Attendance: 47,821

Won

FA Cup 4th Round Replay

4th Round

Arsenal

WDDDW

Villa Park

Villa dominate and beat first division Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round replay at Villa Park as the villain of Highbury, Bob Wilson, gets his just desserts as his error costs his team the opener.

Aston Villa

2-0

Arsenal

Assist(s) | Alun Evans | 12' | Bruce Rioch | 68' |

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

12โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Sammy Morgan, Assist by Alun Evans
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal
68โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Alun Evans, Assist by Bruce Rioch
FT Aston Villa 2-0 Arsenal

ON THIS DAY

Vic Crowe's Villa, away from their League troubles, beat first division Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round replay as Geoff Vowden made his final appearance for Villa aged 32 before moving on to Kettering Town later this year. Vowden played for Villa between 1970-71 and 1973-74 making 114 appearances and scoring 25 goals.

Aston Villa

Arsenal

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1970โ€“71

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Arsenal: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸจ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1973-74 |
Matchday | #30 |
Manager Game | #205 |
Wednesday, 30 January 1974

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Vic Crowe |
Referee | Clive Thomas, Treorchy |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 2-0 |
Last 5 Games | WDDDW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Clive Thomas | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Treorchy, 1966โ€“1984
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards: None

CARDS

Villa

None

Arsenal

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Vic Crowe names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.12 |

Oldest Player |
F Geoff Vowden | 32.78 |

Youngest Player |
RB John Gidman | 20.07 |

MANAGER

Vic Crowe

MANAGER

Aston Villa

GK Jim Cumbes |
CB Chris Nicholl |
CB Ian Ross |
RB John Gidman |
LB Charlie Aitken |
M Chico Hamilton |
M Bruce Rioch |
M Pat McMahon |
F Geoff Vowden |
F Sammy Morgan |
F Alun Evans |

Arsenal

Wilson, Rice, Storey, Blockley, Simpson, McNab (Brady), Armstrong, Ball, Kelly, Kennedy, Radford. Manager: Bertie Mee.

SUBSTITUTES

F Brian Little for F Geoff Vowden | 33' |

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

Not recorded

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

โ€œIt was obvious that we had to put Wilson under pressure as anyone would have done in the circumstances.

โ€œMy goal could not have happened at a better time.โ€

Sammy Morgan.

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Thursday, 31 January 1974