Date: 14th August 2018 at 9:51pm
Written by:
Yeovil Town
0 – 1
Aston Villa

Huish Park

EFL Cup First Round

14/08/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 6123

Referee: Brooks

Yeovil Town Aston Villa
Hourihane (77)
Baxter Moreira
James de Laet
Sowunmi Elphick
Dickinson Taylor
Arquin Hourihane
Cole 33 Whelan
McDonald Green 83
Fisher 85 Adomah
Jaiyesimi 82 Hepburn-Murphy 58


Mugabi Chester
Rogers 85 McGinn
Pattison 33 Grealish 57
Henry 82 Bree 83
Clarke Kodjia
Phillips Bunn
Santos McKirdy

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 12
2 On Target 4
3 Corners 7
15 Fouls 16
2 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
37 % 63

Aston Villa took to the pitch earlier this evening in the first round of the 2018/19 EFL Cup as we made the trip to Huish Park to face Yeovil Town.

Manager Steve Bruce did go for a more youthful element when it came to his starting eleven and we saw goalkeeper Andre Moreira for the first time, and he was joined by Axel Tuanzebe, Jake Doyle-Hayes, Andre Green and Rusian Hepburn-Murphy following his recent substitute showings in the Championship.

James Bree will feel unlucky to have missed out and taken a spot on the substitutes bench alongside Harry McKirdy.

The game was far from plain sailing though, we may have dominated chances and efforts on the day, but Yeovil asked a question of Moreira from 12 yards but thankfully he was up to task as we avoided going behind to a penalty and they also had a goal ruled out.

Bottom line was we won, and that’s what matters at this stage of the tournament and our youngsters would’ve benefited even if they’d have hoped for better on a personal front.

A win is a win as they say.


2 Replies to “Penalty Miss, Midfielder Scores Again – Interesting Night For Aston Villa In The Cup”

  • I know he is young and will develop but based on last night, I don’t want to see Moreira anywhere near the first team this season!
    I think it also emphasises how unlucky Steer is to not be considered worthy of keeping around as no.2 to Nyland.
    Does anyone know if we have a recall clause in the loan deal (in event of injury to Nyland)?

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