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Ken is Poles apart…

Ken is Poles apart…

On this day in 1977, defender Ken McNaught scored both goals as Villa beat Polish club Gornik Zabrze 2-0 in the first leg of a UEFA Cup tie.

McNaught had struggled to settle at Villa Park following his transfer from Everton that summer but his two headers, one in each half, proved to be the turning point.

Villa went on to reach the quarter-finals that season before losing to Barcelona, while McNaught was later a key figure in the club’s League Championship and European Cup triumphs in the early 1980s.

Rob Bishop
By @robbishopavfc 19th October 1977