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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.

1975 Football League Cup Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event1974–75 Football League Cup
Date1 March 1975
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeGordon Hill
Attendance95,946
1974
1976

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 detailsEdit

Aston Villa1–0Norwich City
Graydon   81'
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
Substitute:
FW 12   Alun Evans
Manager:
  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
Substitute:
MF 12   Billy Steele
Manager:
  John Bond

Road to WembleyEdit

Aston VillaEdit

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 CityEdit

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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