Game #5443

Season | 2017-18 |

Matchday | #6 |
Manager Game | #42 |
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
EFL Cup | 2nd Round | Home | Wigan Athletic | Villa Park | 18,108 | 

Game Summary

Manager | Steve Bruce | 

KO | 19.45 |
Referee | Darren Drysdale | 

HT Score | 3-0 |
FT Score | 4-1 |

FT Result | Won |

Last 5 Games | WLLWW | 

Scorers | Scott Hogan | 19’ | 44’ | Albert Adomah | 36’ | Birkir Bjarnason | 74’ |

Line Up |

GK Jed Steer |
RB Richie De Laet |
RB James Bree |
RB Mitchell Clark |
DEBUT | FINAL |
CB Tommy Elphick |
M Birkir Bjarnasson |
GOAL | 74' |
M Gary Gardner | FINAL |
M Jake Doyle-Hayes | DEBUT | SUB OFF | 78' |
W Albert Adomah | GOAL | 36' |
F Scott Hogan | GOAL | 19' | 44' | SUB OFF | 81' |
F Callum O’Hare | BOOKED | 68' | SUB OFF | 73' |

Substitutes |

F Ross McCormack for F Callum O’Hare | 73’ | 
M Jordan Lyden for M Jake Doyle-Hayes | 78’ | 
CB Easah Suliman 
DEBUT | FINAL | for F Scott Hogan | 81’ |

 

Unused Substitutes |

LB Oscar Borg
LM Jordan Cox
CM Khalid Abdo
GK Mark Bunn

Cards |

 Yellow | Callum O’Hare | 68’ |

Team Stats |

Starting XI Average Age | 24.48 | 

Oldest Player | CB Tommy Elphick | 29.98 |

Youngest Player | RB Mitchell Clark | 18.46 |

Unavailable | 

Injury |

M Jack Grealish |

Loaned Out | 

W Carles Gil | Deportivo La Coruña | 12 July 2017 - 30 June 2018 |

M Aaron Tshibola | MK Dons | 27 July 2017 - 9 November 2017 |

LB Jordan Amavi | Marseille | 10 August 2017 - 30 June 2018 |

 On this day 22 August 2017 

Midfielder Jake Doyle-Hayes made his Villa debut aged 18 after coming through the youth team ranks and signing professional forms in July 2016.​

Right back Mitchell Clark made his sole appearance for Villa aged 18 after coming through the youth team ranks and signing professional forms in July 2016.​ Clark was released by Villa in July 2019 without making a futher appearance.

Centre back Easah Suliman made his sole appearance for Villa aged 19 after coming through the youth team ranks and signing professional forms in July 2015.​ Suliman left Villa for Vitória Guimarães SC in January 2020 for an undisclosed fee without making a further appearance.

Midfielder Gary Gardner made his final appearance for Villa aged 25 after 9 seasons with the club. Gardner made 25 starts for Villa and appeared a further 26 times as a substitute, scoring once. Gardner would leave Villa in July 2019 as part of a swap deal for Jota with Birmingham City.

Match Report

Sky Sports

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan grabbed a first-half double as Steve Bruce’s side swept aside League One leaders Wigan in the Carabao Cup with a 4-1 win at Villa Park.


Hogan was on target twice in a pulsating first period - adding to his goal in the previous round against Colchester.

 

Hogan and Albert Adomah put Villa in control before Ryan Colclough reduced the arrears only for Hogan to strike again 60 seconds later and Birkir Bjarnason made the game safe as Wigan surrendered their 100 per cent start to the season.
 

Villa, who like Wigan changed their entire starting line-up, made their early pressure pay when Adomah surged forward and his right-wing cross was steered past Jamie Jones from close range by Hogan in the 19th minute.
 

Not content with being a supplier, Adomah then got in on the goalscoring by volleying home a cross from Bjarnason after 36 minutes.

 

Wigan could easily have wilted under the Villa onslaught but grabbed a lifeline when Colclough powered past Richie De Laet before beating goalkeeper Jed Steer with a low angled drive two minutes before half-time.
 

But Wigan barely had a chance to celebrate before Hogan restored Villa’s two-goal advantage with a stunning piece of finishing when he turned on the edge of the box before firing into the top corner.
 

Any hopes of a Wigan comeback were finally dashed in the 74th minute when De Laet fired a low cross into the area and Bjarnason was on hand to convert from six yards.