Date: 17th December 2019 at 9:44pm
Written by:
Aston Villa
5 – 0
Liverpool

Villa Park

EFL Cup Quarter Final

17/12/2019 7:45 pm

Attendance: 30323

Referee: Mason

Aston Villa Liverpool
Hourihane (14), Boyes (17 og), Kodjia (37, 45), Wesley (90+2)
Nyland Kelleher
Elmohamady Hoever 82
Chester 77 van den Berg
Konsa Boyes
Taylor Gallacher
Lansbury Christie-Davies
 
77
Douglas Luiz Chirivella
Hourihane Kane
Jota Elliott
Kodjia 73 Longstaff 65
Trezeguet Hill

Substitutes

McGinn Winterbottom
Wesley 73 Clayton
Grealish Dixon-Bonner
El Ghazi Bearne 65
Guilbert Clarkson 77
Kalinic Norris 82
Hause 77 Stewart

Game Statistics

11 Goal attempts 15
8 On Target 8
2 Corners 7
4 Fouls 8
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
43 % 57

Aston Villa took a break from our Premier League campaign earlier this evening and we welcomed Liverpool’s youth team to Villa Park for our EFL Cup quarter final.

Liverpool had nothing to lose (not least on applicable ticket prices) as they prioritised a fixture elsewhere, and although it was the quintessential banana skin for us because of the circumstances, it was also a fantastic opportunity to return to winning ways and book ourselves a place in the semi finals.

It wasn’t the perfect start, but we took our chances when they came and Conor Hourihane opened the scoring 14 minutes in, and we followed it with a credited Boyes own goal three minutes later. By the half time break, Jonathan Kodjia had shown us what he can still do and he helped himself to a brace.

We weren’t exactly busting a gut, but it was professional and we made it count when needed, just as we should do against a side of that experience….but don’t let that stop the media from bemoaning how dare we be cruel to the young Liverpool players, when we all know if the roles were reversed, there would be a love in about how clinical they were.

Oh, and Wesley got on the scoresheet as well.

5-0. You can only beat what’s in front of you eh!

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