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What An Embarrassing Crock Of A Cup Exit For Villa


Earlier this evening a much changed Aston Villa side took to the pitch to face Burton Albion in the second round of this year’s EFL Cup.

Heading to the Pirelli Stadium for another meeting with the Brewer’s, manager Steve Bruce certainly rotated the pack after our Championship start to the year and as expected John McGinn and Jack Grealish were missing but hopefully, they will return for the next one.

It was very much a case of over to others to impress and I think it’s fair to say nobody did.

A goalless first half was the highpoint after it took both sides 41 minutes to register a single shot – that honour fell to Axel Tuanzebe and he missed. In fact, the only real action was two substitutions from Burton owing to injury.

Second half, they took the lead in the 52nd minute and we managed to get one shot on target until they were reduced to ten men in minute 89, but typical of the day, Albert Adomah missed the resulting penalty as the keeper made the save.

And that’s the end of our EFL Cup campaign and given I wish I hadn’t wasted my night, I feel sorry for those who made the small trip for it!

Maybe those watching it have some positives?

Burton Albion
1 – 0
Aston Villa

Pirelli Stadium


28/08/2018 8:45 pm

Attendance: 3411

Referee: Bond

Burton Albion Aston Villa
Boyce (52)
Bywater 31 Moreira
Brayford 11 Bree
Turner Elphick 69
Hutchinson Taylor
Fox de Laet
Quinn 45 Lansbury
Fraser Hourihane
Akins Adomah
Boyce El Ghazi
Templeton Hepburn-Murphy


Buxton Chester
Myers-Harness 45 Whelan
Sordell 11 Jedinak
Miller Bjarnason
Campbell 31 Elmohamady 69
Hodge Bunn
Beardsley Doyle-Hayes

Game Statistics

6 Goal attempts 7
2 On Target 2
5 Corners 5
12 Fouls 13
1 Yellow Cards 2
1 Red Cards 0
44 % 56

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