Date: 30th October 2019 at 9:48pm
Written by:
Aston Villa
2 – 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Villa Park

EFL Cup Fourth Round

30/10/2019 7:45 pm

Attendance: 34966

Referee: Mason

Aston Villa Wolverhampton Wanderers
El Ghazi (28), Elmohamady (57) Cutrone (54)
Steer Ruddy
Elmohamady Vallejo
Konsa Bennett
Hause Kilman
Taylor Sanderson
Lansbury 81 Jordao 71
Luiz Perry
Hourihane Vinagre
El Ghazi Campbell 68
Davis 50 Cutrone
Trezeguet Neto 77

Substitutes

Chester Patricio
McGinn
 
81 Taylor 71
Wesley Ashley-Seal 68
Nakamba Samuels
Guilbert Buur
Nyland Cristovao 77
Kodjia 50 Richards

Game Statistics

20 Goal attempts 7
5 On Target 2
10 Corners 0
10 Fouls 12
1 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
71 % 29

After the disappointing VAR-enabled defeat against Manchester City, Aston Villa were looking to build on our continued small positives in the campaign of 2019/20 as we welcomed Wolverhampton Wanderers to Villa Park for our EFL Cup fourth round clash.

There was some expectation that both sides would rotate the first team pack for this one, but with Liverpool up next for us, in some ways securing progression and bragging rights was slightly more important here in the grand scheme of things.

It was a bright start from our second string and we more than edged Wolves’ backup on the night, taking the lead just ahead of the half hour mark as El Ghazi finished off a lovely bit of play. Clear cut chances for us were hard to find though really and within ten minutes of the restart the visitors had a stroke of luck with a questionable offside to level matters up.

Ahmed Elmohamady restored the advantage three minutes later and we were looking for three.

Sadly we didn’t get it, but we won, plenty of positives and plenty this group can improve upon with game time and experience, so got to be happy with that.

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