Date: 1st March 2020 at 6:31pm
Written by:
Aston Villa
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Manchester City

Wembley

EFL Cup Final

1/03/2020 4:30 pm

Attendance: 82145

Referee: Mason

Aston Villa Manchester City
Samatta (41) Aguero (20), Rodri (30)
Nyland Bravo
Guilbert Walker
Engels Stones
Mings
 
Fernandinho
Targett Zinchenko
Douglas Luiz Gundogan 58
Nakamba
 
Rodri
 
Elmohamady
 
70 Foden
Grealish Silva 77
El Ghazi 70 Sterling
 
Samatta 80 Aguero 84

Substitutes

Taylor Gabriel Jesus 84
Lansbury De Bruyne 58
Hourihane 70 Bernardo Silva 77
Konsa Mendy
Trezeguet 70 Mahrez
Reina Otamendi
Davis 80 Edersen

Game Statistics

5 Goal attempts 22
3 On Target 4
3 Corners 13
7 Fouls 13
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
30 % 70

With most eyes on Premier League survival, Aston Villa had a trip to Wembley earlier this afternoon to face Manchester City in the EFL Cup Final.

Everyone knew it would be a tough game for the obvious reasons, so most just wanted to see some spirit and for us to not get embarrassed and at least for me, largely we did that despite finding ourselves unfairly two goals down in the opening 30 minutes.

No complaints with Sergio Aguero’s opener, but if VAR is supposed to correct clear and obvious errors, why did it not correct the laughably given corner that Rodri scored from? Mbwana Samatta made it a one goal game shortly before the half time break, and although we improved more in the second half – we didn’t create great chances apart from hitting the woodwork late on – but sadly, few can begrudge City the win, even if luck and some very questionable refereeing went their way.

No embarrassment, take what positives we can knowing full well we have played better this season, but then make it count in our remaining top flight games and get those points that we need for survival.

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