Game #5439

2017-18

Position:

1st Round

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EFL Cup 1st Round

Colchester United

Weston Homes Community Stadium

Attendance: 6,603

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Villa scrape through against League two side Colchester in their fourth League Cup meeting and first since 1979.

Colchester United

1-2

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Scott Hogan | 7’ | Own Goal | 19’ |

Assist(s) | Not recorded

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AT A GLANCE

Game #5439

Season | 2017-18 |
Matchday | #2 |
Manager Game | #38 |
Wednesday, 9 August 2017

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Steve Bruce |
KO | 7.45pm |
Referee | John Brooks |
HT Score | 2-1 |
FT Score | 2-1 |
FT Result | Won |
Last 5 Games | WLDDW |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 25.08 |

Oldest Player |
CB Christopher Samba | 33.39 |

Youngest Player |
W André Green | 19.05 |

TEAM NEWS

Steve Bruce recalls goalkeeper Jed Steer and gives full debuts to Christopher Samba, Josh Onomah and Callum O'Hare. James Bree, André Green, Birkir Bjarnason and Albert Adomah also come in whilst Jake Doyle-Hayes and Mitchell Clark make their first squad appearances.

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 1 |
M Jack Grealish |

Loaned Out | 2 |
W Carles Gil |
Deportivo La Coruña |
12 Jul 17 - 30 Jun 18 |

M Aaron Tshibola |
MK Dons |
27 Jul 17 - 9 Nov 17 |

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 59%
Possession A | 41%
Shots F | 13
Shots A | 20
Shots on Target F | 8
Shots on Target A | 6
Corners F | 1
Corners A | 9
Fouls F | 17
Fouls A | 18

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Jed Steer |
RB James Bree |
CB James Chester |
CB Christopher Samba |
M Birkir Bjarnason |
M Josh Onomah |
M Conor Hourihane |
W André Green |
W Albert Adomah |
F Scott Hogan |
F Callum O’Hare |

SUBSTITUTES

F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy for W Albert Adomah | 69’ |
CF Keinan Davis for F Scott Hogan | 73’ |
RB Richie De Laet for W André Green | 85’ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Mark Bunn
M Henri Lansbury
M Jake Doyle-Hayes
RB Mitchell Clark

THE OPPOSITION

GK Sam Walker, RB Ryan Jackson, CB Frankie Kent (g), CB Cole Kpekawa, RB Cameron James, M Tom Lapslie (M Craig Slater), M Drey Wright (CF Denny Johnstone), M Sammie Szmodics, M Sean Murray, W Kyel Reid (LB Lewis Kinsella (ex)), CF Mikael Madron.

Manager: John McGreal.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

James Bree makes a splash on his first start of the season, 9 August 2017

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MATCH TIMELINE

1’ Debut, Callum O’Hare
7’ Goal, 1-0, Scott Hogan
19’ Goal, 2-0, Own Goal, Frankie Kent
39’ Goal, 2-1, (Colchester United)
HT Colchester United 1-2 Aston Villa
53’ Booking, André Green
59’ Booking, Callum O’Hare
69’ Sub off, W Albert Adomah, Sub on, F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy
73’ Sub off, F Scott Hogan, Sub on, CF Keinan Davis
85’ Sub off, W André Green, Sub on, RB Richie De Laet
FT Colchester United 1-2 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Forward Callum O’Hare made his Villa debut aged 19 after graduating from the Youth team ranks.

QUOTES

*Villa boss Steve Bruce:*

”The conditions were tough and we had a makeshift back four, so it was always going to be difficult.

“Jed (Steer) pulled off two or three very good saves and I’m delighted for him, because he’s worked really hard to get back.

“He ruptured his Achilles in my first week at the club but he’s a very decent goalkeeper and he got his rewards.

“You wouldn’t send a lifeboat out in those conditions and I’ve never known anything like it for an August evening. It was unbelievable.

“We made too many mistakes but thankfully got away with it.”

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*BBC Sport*
Wednesday, 9 August 2017

"Championship club Aston Villa reached the EFL Cup second round with a narrow away win at League Two Colchester."

*Sky Sports*
Saturday, 12 August 2017

MATCH REPORT

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Championship club Aston Villa reached the EFL Cup second round with a narrow away win at League Two Colchester.

Scott Hogan slotted in Villa’s opener after U’s keeper Sam Walker fumbled.

The hosts had an early chance to level after Christopher Samba took out Sammie Szmodics in the box, but Mikael Mandron’s drilled penalty was saved.

Frankie Kent then inadvertently turned in Albert Aldomah’s cross, before the United defender made it 2-1 at the other end shortly before half-time.

Colchester pushed for a leveller after the break but missed several chances as Villa - who made nine changes to their starting side after their league draw with Hull - held on to progress.

*Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce:*

”The conditions were tough and we had a makeshift back four, so it was always going to be difficult.

“Jed (Steer) pulled off two or three very good saves and I’m delighted for him, because he’s worked really hard to get back.

“He ruptured his Achilles in my first week at the club but he’s a very decent goalkeeper and he got his rewards.

“You wouldn’t send a lifeboat out in those conditions and I’ve never known anything like it for an August evening. It was unbelievable.

“We made too many mistakes but thankfully got away with it.”

Championship club Aston Villa reached the EFL Cup second round with a narrow away win at League Two Colchester.

Scott Hogan slotted in Villa’s opener after U’s keeper Sam Walker fumbled.

The hosts had an early chance to level after Christopher Samba took out Sammie Szmodics in the box, but Mikael Mandron’s drilled penalty was saved.

Frankie Kent then inadvertently turned in Albert Aldomah’s cross, before the United defender made it 2-1 at the other end shortly before half-time.

Colchester pushed for a leveller after the break but missed several chances as Villa - who made nine changes to their starting side after their league draw with Hull - held on to progress.

*Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce:*

”The conditions were tough and we had a makeshift back four, so it was always going to be difficult.

“Jed (Steer) pulled off two or three very good saves and I’m delighted for him, because he’s worked really hard to get back.

“He ruptured his Achilles in my first week at the club but he’s a very decent goalkeeper and he got his rewards.

“You wouldn’t send a lifeboat out in those conditions and I’ve never known anything like it for an August evening. It was unbelievable.

“We made too many mistakes but thankfully got away with it.”