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Aston Villa hero Tony Morley full of pride being a European Cup winner

Aston Villa hero Tony Morley is full of pride being a European Cup winner.

Villa, the First Division champions, lifted the famous trophy in Rotterdam 38 years ago after beating Bayern Munich.

Tricky winger Morley teed up Peter Withe's 67th-minute ­winner after some superb skill to beat Hans Weiner.

Morley, 65, told the Mirror: “European Cup football suited me down to the ground. I found it easier than the league.

“It was man-for-man marking in Europe whereas in England they would cut your service off instead. But I believed on my day, one against one, I would get the upper hand. I knew in that final I could get an opprtunity to create a chance.

“My job was to get the ball into the box and it was up to the strikers to get on the end of it.

“As it happened it went across and went in off Peter's shin. I didn't play that well in the final but all I wanted was that medal."

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