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1977 Football League Cup Final
Association football match
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6 Bob Latchford
Robert Dennis Latchford is an English former association footballer who played as a centre forward. He made more than 500 appearances in the Football League, playing for Birmingham City, Everton, Swansea City and Coventry City in the First Division, and won 12 full caps for England.More
7 Roger Kenyon
Roger Kenyon is an English footballer who played for Everton between 1967 and 1979. He also played for the NASL team Vancouver Whitecaps during his career. He was part of the Everton side that won the First Division in the 1969–70 season; making 9 appearances in the process. He is remembered at Everton for scoring an own goal in the first replay of the 1977 League Cup Final; this game finished 1-1 and Everton lost the second replay 3-2 to Aston Villa.More
9 Chris Nicholl
Christopher John Nicholl is an English-born former Northern Ireland international footballer who later worked as a coach and manager.More
The 1977 Football League Cup Final was played between Aston Villa and Everton and required three games to decide the winner, the only time this has happened in the League Cup. The first match took place at Wembley Stadium on 12 March and the game ended in a goalless draw. The replay on 16 March was only marginally better as the teams again played out a draw, this time at Hillsborough the home of Sheffield Wednesday. The game ended 1-1 with both goals scored by Everton players with Bob Latchford's last-minute equaliser nullifying Roger Kenyon's earlier own-goal.
The second replay took place at Old Trafford on 13 April. The game is probably best remembered for a 40-yard goal from Villa centre-half Chris Nicholl, and in a 2010 poll this was voted in the Top 25 of all-time League Cup moments.Brian Little scored his second of the match in dramatic fashion during the dying seconds of the game to give Villa a 3–2 victory. Mick Lyons and Bob Latchford scored for Everton.
1977 Football League Cup Final Intro articles: 1
1 Mick Lyons (English footballer)
Michael Lyons is an English former footballer in the 1970s and 1980s. He is most famous as captain of Everton during this period.More
Road to Wembley
Villa defeated top-level teams Manchester City and Norwich City in their first two games, before a 4th round victory over Wrexham moved them into the last eight. Here they defeated second level Millwall 2–0. In the first leg of the semi-final they drew 0–0 at Queens Park Rangers, with the second leg also drawn (2–2), thus setting up a replay. Villa won this game 3–0 on 22 February (at Highbury) courtesy of a Brian Little hat-trick.
1977 Football League Cup Final Road to Wembley articles: 13
9 Football League First Division
The Football League First Division is a former division of the Football League and from 1888 to 1992, it was the top tier division in the English football league system. Following the creation of the Premier League, the name was given to the second tier division.More
For the second replay the line-ups were as the original game except for Villa Ray Graydon and Gordon Cowans played instead of Gray and Carrodus, and Gordon Smith came on as a substitute for Gidman. Everton were as the original match except Neil Robinson replaced Jones and Jim Pearson replaced McKenzie, whilst Steve Seargeant came on as a sub for Pearson.
1977 Football League Cup Final Second Replay articles: 4
1 Ray Graydon
Raymond Jack Graydon is an English former footballer and manager. In a 16-year professional career in the English Football League and North American Soccer League he scored 139 goals in 484 league and cup appearances.More
2 Gordon Smith (footballer, born July 1954)
Gordon Melville Smith was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a full back.More
3 Neil Robinson (footballer, born 1957)
Neil Robinson is a former footballer. The youngest of a family of 7 children, he played for Everton, Swansea City, Grimsby Town and Darlington.More
4 Steve Seargeant
Steve Seargeant is an English retired professional footballer who played in England and the United States as a left back.More