Game #5589

Season | 2020-21 |

Matchday | #1 |
Manager Game | #85 |
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
EFL Cup | Second Round | Away | Burton Albion | The Pirelli Stadium | Behind closed doors | 

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Game Summary |

Manager | Dean Smith | 

KO | 19.45 |
Referee | Oliver Langford |
 HT Score | 1-1 | 

  FT Result | Won | 
  FT Score | 3-1 | 

Last 5 Games | WDWDW |

Scorers | Ollie Watkins | 39' | Jack Grealish | 88' | Keinan Davis | 90'+2 |

Assists | Neil Taylor | 39' | Henri Lansbury | 88' | Douglas Luiz | 90'+2 |

Team News |

New signing Ollie Watkins makes his Villa debut as a typically EFL Cup line up is named, Jacob Ramsey is given a start and Jack Grealish - fresh after signing a new 5 year contract with the club - leads the team as captain once again.

Line Up |

GK Ørjan Nyland |

RB Ahmed Elmohamady |

CB Kortney Hause |

CB Tyrone Mings |

LB Neil Taylor | ASSIST | 39' |

M Marvelous Nakamba |

M Jacob Ramsey | BOOKED | 69' | SUB OFF | 71'' |

M Henri Lansbury | ASSIST | 88' |

M Jack Grealish | GOAL | 88' |

W Anwar El Ghazi | SUB OFF | 80' |

CF Ollie Watkins | DEBUT | GOAL | 39' | SUB OFF | 71' |

Substitutes |

CF Keinan Davis GOAL | 90'+2 | for CF Ollie Watkins | 71' |

M Douglas Luiz ASSIST | 90'+2 | for M Jacob Ramsey | 71' |

W Jota for W Anwar El Ghazi | 80' |

Unused Substitutes |

GK Jed Steer |

RB Frédéric Guilbert |

CB Ezri Konsa |

CF Mbwana Samatta |

Cards |

Yellow | Jacob Ramsey for a bad foul | 69' |

Match Stats |

Possession F | 70%
Possession A | 30%
Shots F | 17
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 5
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 11
Corners A | 1
Fouls F | 10
Fouls A | 14

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 27.14 | 

Oldest Player | Ahmed Elmohamady | 33.04 |

Youngest Player | Jacob Ramsey | 19.32 |  

Not Selected |

GK Lovre Kalinić |

RB Matty Cash |

LB Matt Targett |

M John McGinn |

M Conor Hourihane |

W Trézéguet |

W Indiana Vassilev |

CF Cameron Archer |

F Scott Hogan |

CB Dominic Revan |

RB Kaine Kesler |

Unavailable |

Injury | 3 |

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

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

CB Björn Engels | Thigh, 15 Sep 20 - 24 Sep 20 |

Loaned Out | 0 |

 On this day 15 September  2020 

Centre forward Ollie Watkins makes a goalscoring Villa debut aged 25 after joining from Brentford for a club record fee of £27,720,000.

Midfielder Jacob Ramsey, 19, makes his first start for Villa after three previous appearances as substitute. 

Match Report

*BBC Sport*

*Tuesday 15 September 2020*

"Grealish stars and Watkins scores on his debut as Villa progress"

 

Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish scored with a fine late volley as his side came from behind to knock League One side Burton Albion out of the Carabao Cup.

Home defender Colin Daniel stung Villa with his first goal for the club after just 64 seconds to create hopes of another upset, like two seasons ago.

 

But £28m record signing Ollie Watkins levelled on 37 minutes on his debut.

 

Then, after Grealish's strike, Keinan Davis added an injury-time third.

 

Burton, who beat Villa 1-0 at the Pirelli Stadium at the same stage of the EFL Cup two seasons ago, made four changes from Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Fleetwood.

 

And it was one of them, defender Daniel, who got the evening off to such a dramatic start.

 

Villa failed to clear their lines in Burton's first attack and Daniel arrived on the left corner of the box to rocket a superb finish into the top corner.

 

Watkins equalised when Grealish's neat reverse ball freed Neil Taylor to cross from the left.

 

And, on the day he marked his long-term commitment to the club by signing a five-year contract, new England midfielder Grealish then put his side ahead, lashing a low left-foot volley into the bottom right corner on 88 minutes to end fear of a penalty shootout.

 

Villa, who had been camped in the Burton box for most of the second half, added a third two minutes into injury time through substitute Davis, who had come on for Watkins on 71 minutes.

Villa must travel again in the third round to meet the winners of Wednesday's tie between Bristol City and Northampton Town.

 

But, before then, Villa will be more concerned with next Monday's Premier League campaign opener at home to Sheffield United.

Burton's first home league game of the season is this Saturday against Accrington Stanley.