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Going up in style!

Going up in style!

On this day in 1975, Villa ended an eight-year absence from English football’s top flight, clinching promotion back to the First Division with a 4-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Having been relegated in 1967, Villa had sunk further still three years later when they went down to the old Third Division. But the club’s centenary season of 1974-75 was a triumph, Ron Saunders’ side winning the League Cup as well as finishing runners-up to Manchester United in the table.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 23rd April 1975