On this day (August 5) in 1972 Manchester City faced Third Division Champions Aston Villa in the Blues’ first Charity Shield match played at Villa Park. Here’s a feature on it and a match report from the game.
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I went to this game, and was sat with my Dad in the Trinity Road stand enclosure seats. The inside of the programme has a page on Villa youth players who had played in recent internationals, two of which went on to play for City – John Gidman and Bobby McDonald.
The third made a great reputation for himself at Villa as player and manager – Brian Little.