Game #5589

2020-21

Position:

2nd Round

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EFL Cup 2nd Round

Burton Albion

The Pirelli Stadium

Attendance: Behind closed doors (COVID-19)

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Villa open the Covid affected season late and in curious circumstances as they face and beat League one Burton in the EFL Cup.

Burton Albion

1-3

Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Ollie Watkins | 39' | Jack Grealish | 88' | Keinan Davis | 90'+2 |

Assist(s) | Neil Taylor | 39' | Henri Lansbury | 88' | Douglas Luiz | 90'+2 |

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AT A GLANCE

Game #5589

Season | 2020-21 |
Matchday | #1 |
Manager Game | #85 |
Tuesday, 15 September 2020

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager | Dean Smith |
KO | 7.45pm |
Referee | Oliver Langford |
HT Score | 1-1 |
FT Result | Won |
FT Score | 3-1 |
Last 5 Games | WDWDW |

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
| 27.14 |

Oldest Player |
Ahmed Elmohamady | 33.04 |

Youngest Player |
Jacob Ramsey | 19.32 |

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.

UNAVAILABLE

Not Selected | 6 |
GK Lovre Kalinić |
RB Matty Cash |
LB Matt Targett |
M John McGinn |
M Conor Hourihane |
W Trézéguet |

Injury | 3 |
Tom Heaton | Knee, ACL 1 Jan 20 - 1 Jan 21 |
Wesley | Knee, ACL 1 Jan 20 - 1 Jan 21 |
Björn Engels | Thigh, 15 Sep 20 - 17 Oct 20 |

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

MATCH PROGRAMME

LEAGUE TABLE

STARTING LINE UP

GK Ørjan Nyland |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady |
CB Kortney Hause |
CB Tyrone Mings |
LB Neil Taylor |
M Marvelous Nakamba |
M Jacob Ramsey |
M Henri Lansbury |
M Jack Grealish |
W Anwar El Ghazi |
CF Ollie Watkins |

SUBSTITUTES

CF Keinan Davis for CF Ollie Watkins | 71' |
M Douglas Luiz 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 |

THE OPPOSITION

GK Teddy Sharman-Lowe, RB John Brayford, LB Colin Daniel (g), CB Michael Bostwick (LB Owen Gallacher), LB Kieran Wallace, M Ryan Edwards (M Joe Powell), M Stephen Quinn, M Ben Fox, CF Kane Hemmings, W Lucas Atkins, W Steven Lawless (M Ciaran Gilligan).

Manager: Jake Buxton.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on

Ollie Watkins scored on debut, 15 September 2020

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MATCH TIMELINE

1’ Debut, Ollie Watkins
2’ Goal, 0-1, (Burton Albion)
39’ Goal, 1-1, Ollie Watkins, Assist by Neil Taylor
HT Burton Albion 1-1 Aston Villa
69’ Booking, Jacob Ramsey for a bad foul
71’ Sub off, CF Ollie Watkins, Sub on CF Keinan Davis
71’ Sub off, M Jacob Ramsey, Sub on M Douglas Luiz
80’ Sub off, W Anwar El Ghazi, Sub on W Jota
88’ Goal, 2-1, Jack Grealish, Assist by Henri Lansbury
90’+2’ Goal, 3-1, Keinan Davis, Assist by Douglas Luiz
FT Burton Albion 1-3 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

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.

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*BBC Sport*
*Tuesday 15 September 2020*

"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."

*BBC Sport*
*Tuesday 15 September 2020*

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"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.
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"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.
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