Arsenal win at Villa park beating their opponents through goals from Mesut Ozil in the 32nd minute, Danny Welbeck in the 34th, and an own goal by Aly Cossokho in the 36th minute. This ends the host’s unbeaten start to the season. Wenger:
We had a good work-rate and concentration from the start. We had a very good first half when we were in control and dominated the game. They [Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil] combined very well, especially in the first half. Our plan today was to play Mesut behind their midfield and it worked.
Aston villa move up to third place in the Premier League after a win over Hull City. Gabby Agbonlahor puts villa ahead in the 12th minute with a strike in the bottom corner of the goal and Andreas Weimann follows in with the second on 36 minutes from Kieran Richardson’s pass after Hull’s Debutant Micheal Dawson gives the ball away. Hull improve after the break and Nikica Jelavic pulls a goal back in the 74th minute. Bruce:
We gifted them goals, we made mistake after mistake, we didn’t get above a jog, so how do you expect to win a Premier League game? It’s a shock to me. But maybe it’s a wake-up call. We can’t wait for me to be ranting and raving like a lunatic at half-time. If we hadn’t woken up, it would’ve been a cricket score.
The visitors are let down by poor finishing. Magpies debutant Siem De Jong gets a chance to win it for his side but fails to score. Before he is sent off, defender Mike Williamson hits an air shot from Remy Cabella’s looping pass. Pardew’s wait for the first premier league goal still goes on but is encouraged by impressive cameo. Emmanuel Riviera registers Magpies first on target effort of the season but Brad Guzan easily stops it.Meanwhile Villa go closest through impressive winger Charles N’zogbia who curls a free kick narrowly wide against his former club. Lambert:
I think a few years ago Aston Villa struggled with experienced players. It’s tough, the league is tough but the start we have been made has been really good
It’s a great start for us after everybody was doom and gloom about the football club towards the end of last season, we’ve certainly took that challenge on.
The former England international signs a two-year contract with the Villa side and his squad number is 12. The left winger was happy to stay at relegated Fulham until the arrival of assistant coach Keane.
Villa Park has always been my favourite stadium out of all the stadiums in which I have played in the premier league.It’s got great atmosphere, the fans are magnificent and I am looking forward to playing from here.
United make it back to back League Cup triumphs with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at the new Wembley. 88,596 see goals from Owen and Rooney secure the trophy for the Red Devils, their fourth League Cup win, and their third in five years.
Aston Villa make it two wins in three years as they record their fifth League Cup win with a comprehensive victory over a disappointing Leeds United side. 77,056 fans at Wembley Stadium see goals from Milosevic, Taylor and Yorke secure the win for the Midlanders.
Aston Villa win their third League Cup in their fifth final. It takes three games and two periods of extra time to seperate the teams. The first tie at Wembley ends 0-0. The first replay at Hillsborough is a 1-1 stalemate after extra time. Villa finally triumph in the second replay in front of 54,749 at Old Trafford thanks to two goals from Brian Little and a 40 yard thunderbolt from Chris Nicholl.
Two teams from outside the first division contest a Wembley Cup Final for the first time. Ray Graydon nets the winner as 95,946 see Aston Villa win their second League Cup, having won the inaugural trophy in 1961.
Spurs secure their first League Cup trophy for manager Bill Nicholson with two late goals from England striker, Martin Chivers. Third division Villa impress the record 100,000 Wembley crowd with a gallant effort and receive a standing ovation during their lap of honour at the end of the game.
Birmingham City win 3-1 at home to local rivals Aston Villa in the first leg of the 1963 final. Two goals from Leek and a third from Bloomfield give Blues victory in front of 31,580 fans at St. Andrews.
Aston Villa beat Rotherham 3-0 in the second leg of the very first League Cup Final with goals from O’Neill, Burrows and McParland. A crowd of 31,202 at Villa Park sees the Villains lift the inaugural trophy.