1975 Football League Cup Final

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1975 Football League Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event1974–75 Football League Cup
Date1 March 1975
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeGordon Hill

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]

Aston Villa1–0Norwich City
Graydon Goal 81'
Attendance: 95,946
Referee: Gordon Hill
GK 1 England Jimmy Cumbes
RB 2 England John Robson
LB 3 Scotland Charlie Aitken
CB 4 Scotland Ian Ross (c)
CB 5 Northern Ireland Chris Nicholl
MF 6 Scotland Bobby McDonald
RW 7 England Ray Graydon
FW 8 England Brian Little
CF 9 England Keith Leonard
MF 10 England Chico Hamilton
MF 11 England Frank Carrodus
FW 12 England Alun Evans
England Ron Saunders
GK 1 England Kevin Keelan
RB 2 England Mel Machin
LB 3 England Colin Sullivan
MF 4 England Peter Morris
CB 5 Scotland Duncan Forbes (c)
CB 6 England Dave Stringer
RW 7 England Johnny Miller
CF 8 Scotland Ted MacDougall
CF 9 England Phil Boyer
MF 10 England Colin Suggett
LW 11 England Tony Powell
MF 12 Scotland Billy Steele
England 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 2–2 Aston Villa

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

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: Manchester United 2–2 Norwich City

Semi-final, 2nd leg Norwich City 1–0 Manchester United

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