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Turkish delight

Turkish delight

On this day in 1977, Villa recorded their first win in European competition – a 4-0 UEFA Cup win over Turkish outfit Fenerbahce at Villa Park.

Andy Gray opened the scoring before John Deehan added two more goals and Brian Little completed the scoring.

Villa were also comfortable winners of the second leg in Instanbul, winning 2-0 with goals from Deehan and Little to complete a 6-0 aggregate success. 

Ron Saunders’ men went on to reach the quarter-finals before going out to Barcelona.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 14th September 1977