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Game #3389

Aston Villa

Won

2nd Round

Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

Wednesday, 1 September 1976

League Cup

Manchester City

Villa Park

Attendance: 34,585

Aston Villa

3-0

Manchester City

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

MATCH SUMMARY

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 ‘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.

KEY MAN

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MATCH TIMELINE

Wednesday, 1 September 1976

⚽ | 33’ Goal, 1-0, Brian Little, Assist by Chris Nicholl
🕒 | HT Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City
⚽ | 47’ Goal, 2-0, Brian Little, Assist by Chris Nicholl
⚽ | 71’ Goal, 3-0, Ray Graydon, Assist by Andy Gray
🕒 | FT Aston Villa 3-0 Manchester City

🟨 | 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

UEFA Cup Winners Cup: ❌
League Champions: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1974-75

Manchester City

UEFA Cup Winners Cup: 🏆
League Champions: 🏆🏆
FA Cup Winners: 🏆🏆🏆🏆
League Cup Winners: 🏆🏆
Last Trophy: 1975-76

FIXTURE HISTORY

Manchester City

Previous 5 vs. Manchester City: 🟨 🟥 🟩 🟥 🟥

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

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Birkenhead, 1974-1982
Referee: Peter Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 1972-1981
HT Score: 🟩 1-0
FT Result: 🟩 Won
FT Score: 🟩 3-0
Last 5: 🟩 🟩 🟥 🟩 🟩

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

🕒 107 | 🟩 | 48 🟨 | 30 🟥 29 | 1.63

Villa Career Form:

Top 6

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Peter Reeves | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Leicester, 1972-1981
Matches Officiated: 3
🟩 : 2
🟨 : 0
🟥 : 1
🆘 : 0
Previous 5: 🟩 🟥
Last Match: 🟥 27 December 1975, Villa 0-2 Derby, Baseball Ground.
Cards: 🟨 🟨 🟨

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

🟨 🟨

Manchester City

🟨

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

Ron Saunders | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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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 | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ |
F Brian Little | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | ⚽ | ⚽ |
CF Andy Gray | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 | 🔥 | 🟨 |

MANAGER

Tony Book | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

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Manchester City

GK Joe Corrigan | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
RB Mick Docherty | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Mike Doyle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CB Dave Watson | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
LB Willie Donachie | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
M Paul Power | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 🔁 |
M Peter Barnes | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
M Jimmy Conway | 🇮🇪 |
M Asa Hartford | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 |
W Dennis Tueart | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |
CF Joe Royle | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

SUBSTITUTES

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🔁 | M Paul Power | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | (CB Tommy Booth | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |)

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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W Steve Hunt | 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 12/12

SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 10/11

Squad:
Home Nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇬🇧 : 11/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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None

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Half


M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

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⚽ | Goal
🔥 | Assist
🔁 | Substitution

🟨 | Booking

🟥 | Sending off

🆘 | Poor refereeing performance
🟢 : Debut 🔴 : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT

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