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Game #3389

Wednesday, 1 September 1976

Attendance: 34,585

Won

League Cup 2nd Round

2nd Round

Manchester City

WWLWW

Villa Park

Villa sweep aside the League Cup holders at Villa Park and gain revenge for their defeat at Maine Road two games earlier as Brian Little puts on a long overdue masterclass that his skills deserved. His first an acrobatic volley leaving the โ€˜keeper with no chance, his second simply sublime. Back to goal on the edge of the area, Little received the ball from Chris Nicholl, back heeled it, turned to set himself free and buried it past a helpless Corrigan.

Aston Villa

3-0

Manchester City

Assist(s) | Chris Nicholl | 33' | 47' | Andy Gray | 71' |

KEY MAN

RELATED MATCHES

MATCH TIMELINE

33โ€™ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Chris Nicholl
HT Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City
47โ€™ Goal, 2-0, Brian Little, Assist by Chris Nicholl
71โ€™ Goal, 3-0, Ray Graydon, Assist by Andy Gray
FT Aston Villa 3-0 Manchester City

Cards.
Booking, John Gidman, Foul
Booking, Andy Gray, Tackle from behind

ON THIS DAY

Ron Saunders' Villa get quickly gain revenge on Manchester's little club as Brian Little hits a brace in the League Cup.

Aston Villa

Manchester City

UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฉ | ๐ŸŸฅ | ๐ŸŸฅ |

FIXTURE DETAILS

Season | 1976-77 |
Matchday | #4 |
Manager Game | #107 |
Wednesday, 1 September 1976

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Ron Saunders |
Referee | Peter Reeves, Leicester |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-0 |
Last 5 Games | WWLWW |

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Reeves | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Leicester, 1972-1981 ๐Ÿ†˜
Previous 5:
Last Match:
Cards:

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Manchester City

๐ŸŸจ

TEAM NEWS

Ron Saunders names an unchanged line up.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.18 |

Oldest Player |
CB Chris Nicholl | 29.91 |

Youngest Player |
CF Andy Gray | 20.77 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Ron Saunders

Aston Villa

GK John Burridge |
RB John Gidman |
CB Chris Nicholl |
FB John Robson |
FB Gordon Smith |
M Leighton Phillips |
M Dennis Mortimer |
W Frank Carrodus |
W Ray Graydon |
CF Andy Gray |
F Brian Little |

Manchester City

Corrigan, Docherty, Donachie, Doyle, Watson, Power (Booth), Barnes, Conway, Royle, Hartford, Tueart.

Manager: Tony Book.

SUBSTITUTES

None

SUBSTITUTES

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

W Steve Hunt |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

SQUAD STATS

MATCHDAY SQUAD

UNAVAILABLE

None

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

*Birmingham Daily Post*
Thursday, 2 September 1976