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Gray's home league debut

Gray's home league debut

On this day in 1975, Andy Gray marked his first league appearance at Villa Park by scoring in a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park.

The Scottish striker, newly-arrived from Dundee United, had marked his home debut three days earlier with a headed goal in a 2-1 League Cup defeat by Manchester United.

If that one was no more than a consolation, though, his fine header at the Holte End earned a point against Spurs – and those goals set the tone for his free-scoring first spell in claret and blue.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 11th October 1975