Top 10: League Cup finals

5. Aston Villa 3-2 Everton, 1977 (second replay)

Better late than never: after two dull draws, this second replay at Old Trafford produced 120 minutes of memorable football, including a wonder strike from Chris Nicholl. The initial goalless draw at Wembley was so drab that no highlights were shown, and a 1-1 draw at Hillsborough didn’t do much to help the ratings. In Manchester, Toffees target man Bob Latchford broke the deadlock before Nicholl’s 40-yard belter and Brian Little’s angled strike put Villa ahead. Mick Lyons equalised to make it three goals in four minutes, but Little scored again a minute from the end of extra-time to give Villa their third League Cup success. Probably worth the 330 minutes.  


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