Date: 24th September 2020 at 9:00pm
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Bristol City
0 – 3
Aston Villa

Ashton Gate

EFL Cup Third Round

24/09/2020 7:00 pm

Attendance: 0

Referee: J Linington

Bristol City Aston Villa
El Ghazi (11), Traore (14), Watkins (73)
O'Leary Steer
Vyner Guilbert
Moore Elmohamady
Rowe Hause
Sessegnon Taylor
Brunt 66 Lansbury 78
Nagy Nakamba
Palmer 84 Ramsey
Eliasson El Ghazi
Semenyo Davis 70
Diedhou 84 Traore 70

Substitutes

Bentley Mings
Mawson McGinn
Martin 84 Watkins 70
Paterson Hourihane 78
Wells Trezeguet 70
Bakinson 66 Targett
Massengo 84 Kalinic

Game Statistics

12 Goal attempts 19
2 On Target 10
2 Corners 6
8 Fouls 7
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
46 % 54

Following late success over Burton Albion, Aston Villa got their Premier League 2020/21 campaign underway with a decent victory over Sheffield United and we were looking to make it three from three as we returned to EFL Cup action this evening – travelling to Bristol City in the Third Round.

Head coach Dean Smith certainly shuffled the pack, bringing in Jed Steer, Fred Guilbert and we saw Jacob Ramsey once again – there was also a debut for summer capture Bertrand Traore.

Despite the changes, it was a lovely bright start and in the 11th minute Anwar El Ghazi gave us the advantage and that was quickly built on by Traore who netted a debut goal to make it 2-0.

We were largely cruising and Keinan Davis, in particular, should’ve extended our lead ahead of the break. There was also a clear shout for a foul on Ramsey in the penalty box that was ignored.

It was a quieter second half and we seemed to take our foot off the peddle, but three minutes after coming on as substitutes Trezeguet lined up Ollie Watkins and 3-0 it was.

We should’ve scored a couple more and I won’t talk about the referee, but good decent win with a good few promising displays from others.

That made for a good Thursday night!

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