1975 Football League Cup Final

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1975 Football League Cup Final
Event 1974–75 Football League Cup
Date 1 March 1975
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Gordon Hill
Attendance 95,946

The 1975 Football League Cup Final took place on 1 March 1975 at the old Wembley Stadium. It was contested between Aston Villa and Norwich City. To date it is the only time a major domestic Cup Final that has been played at Wembley Stadium between two clubs where neither were then currently in top-flight football (both teams were however promoted at the end of the season). Aston Villa won 1–0, to claim their second League Cup final victory. Ray Graydon scored the only goal of the game, following up after goalkeeper Kevin Keelan had saved his penalty onto the post.

The victorious Aston Villa manager, Ron Saunders, appeared in his third successive League Cup Final with his third different club, having been a losing manager with Norwich City in 1973 and Manchester City in 1974.

Match details[edit]

1 March 1975
Aston Villa 1–0 Norwich City
Graydon Goal
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 95,946
Referee: Gordon Hill
GK 1 Jimmy Cumbes
RB 2 John Robson
LB 3 Charlie Aitken
CB 4 Ian Ross (c)
CB 5 Chris Nicholl
MF 6 Bobby McDonald
RW 7 Ray Graydon
FW 8 Brian Little
CF 9 Keith Leonard
MF 10 Chico Hamilton
MF 11 Frank Carrodus
FW 12 Alun Evans
Ron Saunders
GK 1 Kevin Keelan
RB 2 Mel Machin
LB 3 Colin Sullivan
MF 4 Peter Morris
CB 5 Duncan Forbes (c)
CB 6 Dave Stringer
RW 7 Johnny Miller
CF 8 Ted MacDougall
CF 9 Phil Boyer
MF 10 Colin Suggett
LW 11 Tony Powell
MF 12 Billy Steele
John Bond

Road to Wembley[edit]

Aston Villa[edit]

Home teams listed first.

Round 2: Aston Villa 1–1 Everton

Round 2 Replay: Everton 0–3 Aston Villa

Round 3: Crewe Alexandra 2–2 Aston Villa

Round 3 Replay: Aston Villa 1–0 Crewe Alexandra

Round 4: Hartlepool United 1–1 Aston Villa

Round 4 Replay: Aston Villa 6–1 Hartlepool United

Round 5: Colchester United 1–2 Aston Villa

Semi-final, 1st leg: Chester City 2–2 Aston Villa

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Aston Villa 3–2 Chester City

Norwich City[edit]

Home teams listed first.

Round 2: Bolton Wanderers 0–0 Norwich City

Round 2 Replay: Norwich City 3–1 Bolton Wanderers

Round 3: West Bromwich Albion 1–1 Norwich City

Round 3 Replay: Norwich City 2–0 West Bromwich Albion

Round 4: Sheffield United 2–2 Norwich City

Round 4 Replay: Norwich City 2–1 Sheffield United

Round 5: Norwich City 1–1 Ipswich Town

Round 5 Replay: Ipswich Town 1–2 Norwich City

Semi-final, 1st leg: Norwich City 1–0 Manchester United

Semi-final, 2nd leg: Manchester United 2–2 Norwich City

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