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Johnson's winner

Johnson's winner

On this day in 1996, a Tommy Johnson goal secured a 1-0 victory over Wolves in a League Cup quarter-final in front of 39,227 at Villa Park.

Johnson’s crucial 66th-minute winner was his fourth goal in five games, although this one was a touch fortunate. 

His left-foot jab, following a Gary Charles cross was straight at Mike Stowell but it cannoned into the net off the Wolves keeper to settle a tight contest.

Brian Little’s seide went on to overcome Arsenal on the away goals rule in the semi-final before thrashing Leeds United 3-0 at Wembley.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 10th January 1996