Game #5593

Season | 2020-21 |

Matchday | #5 |
Manager Game | #89 |
Thursday, 1 October 2020
EFL Cup | Fourth Round | Home | Stoke City | Villa Park | Behind closed doors | 

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Game Summary |

Manager | Dean Smith | 

KO | 19.00 |
Referee | Robert Jones |

 HT Score | 0-1 |

  FT Result | 0-1 |
  FT Score | Lost |

Last 5 Games | WWWWL |

Team News |

Dean Smith names the same starting line up that beat Bristol City in the previous round meaning 11 changes from the side that beat Fulham on Monday.

Line Up |

GK Jed Steer |

LB Neil Taylor | 

RB Frédéric Guilbert | 

RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 

CB Kortney Hause | SUB OFF | 58' |

M Henri Lansbury |

M Jacob Ramsey | BOOKED | 65' | SUB OFF | 71' |

M Marvelous Nakamba |

W Anwar El Ghazi |

W Bertrand Traoré | SUB OFF | 77' |

CF Keinan Davis | BOOKED | 59' | 

Substitutes |

CB Ezri Konsa for CB Kortney Hause | 58' |

CF Ollie Watkins for M Jacob Ramsey | 71' |

W Jota FINAL | for W Bertrand Traoré | 77' |

Unused Substitutes |

GK Lovre Kalinić |

RB Matty Cash | 

M Douglas Luiz |

M Conor Hourihane |

Cards |

Yellow | CF Keinan Davis for a bad foul | 59' |

Yellow | M Jacob Ramsey for a bad foul | 65' |

Match Stats |

Possession F | 62%
Possession A | 38%
Shots F | 17
Shots A | 12
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 3
Corners F | 4
Corners A | 3
Fouls F | 15
Fouls A | 9

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 26.80 | 

Oldest Player | RB Ahmed Elmohamady | 33.08 |

Youngest Player | M Jacob Ramsey | 19.36 |  

Not Selected |

GK Ørjan Nyland | 

GK Emiliano Martínez | 

CB Tyrone Mings |

LB Matt Targett |

M Jack Grealish | 

M John McGinn |

W Trézéguet | 

Unavailable |

Injury | 3 |

GK Tom Heaton | Knee, ACL 1 Jan 20 - 17 Oct 20 |

CF Wesley | Knee, ACL 1 Jan 20 - 1 Jan 21 |

CB Björn Engels | Thigh, 15 Sep 20 - 1 Oct 20 |

Cup Tied | 1 | 

M Ross Barkley |

Loaned Out | 1 |

W Indiana Vassilev | Burton Albion | 17 Sep 20 - 31 May 21 |

 On this day 1 October 2020 

Winger Jota made his final appearance for Villa aged 29 before having his contract terminated by mutual agreement later this week. Jota had made 16 appearances for the club since joining in July 2019 and scored once.

Villa failed to score for the first time in 10 EFL Cup matches, this after having scored 26 goals across their previous nine fixtures beforehand.

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Match Report

*BBC Sport*

*Thursday 1 October 2020*

"Stoke beat Villa to reach Quarter Finals"

Championship side Stoke will host Tottenham in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after beating last season's finalists Aston Villa in the fourth round.

Sam Vokes scored the game's only goal in the first half - the veteran striker heading home following a corner.

A much-changed Villa, beaten by Manchester City in the 2019-20 final, struggled for clear cut chances.

Anwar El Ghazi went closest but shot straight at goalkeeper Adam Davies.

Stoke, who beat Wolves - another top-flight outfit - in the second round, were good value for their win as they continued their positive start to the season.

The Potters have lost just once in seven games in all competitions, winning four of their past five.

Vokes caused the Villa defence plenty of problems with his physicality, missing the chance to get his second of the game when he headed wide in the second half.

Substitute Ollie Watkins had a shot pushed over by Stoke keeper Davies as Villa tried to find an equaliser in the closing stages but the visitors defended well to secure their place in the last eight.

Aston Villa boss Dean Smith: "It's a massive missed opportunity and I said that to the players. I don't often get into them at half-time but I did today because we were that poor in the first half.

"With the tempo we played at it was a lacklustre first half and an awful performance. The first-half performance was way below the standards.

"We got rewarded (at Bristol City) last week and rightly so. What I expected was a similar performance but we were too lacklustre and made too many mistakes on the ball."