Game #5633


The Dunes Hotel Stadium

Attendance: 5,349

Tuesday, 24 August 2021


2nd Round



Aston Villa

Scorer(s) | Cameron Archer | 10' | 62' | 88' | Anwar El Ghazi | 24' (pen) | 45'+2 |

Assist(s) | Anwar El Ghazi | 10' | 62' | Frédéric Guilbert | 45'+2 | Jaden Philogene-Bidace | 88' |


Game #5633

Season | 2021-22 |
Matchday | #3 |
Manager Game | #128 |
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Attendance | 5,349 |


Manager | Dean Smith |
Kick off | 7.45pm |
Referee | Martin Coy |
Half Time Score | 3-0 |
Full Time Result | Won |
Full Time Score | 6-0 |
Last 5 Games | WWLWW |


Starting XI Average Age
| 24.83 |

Oldest Player
M Conor Hourihane | 30.58 |

Youngest Player
M Carney Chukwuemeka | 17.86 |


Dean Smith makes ten changes from the side that beat Newcastle last time out with only Anwar El Ghazi keeping his place as Villa face League Two Barrow for the first time in their history.

Conor Hourihane makes his first start since November 2020 when he made his 150th appearance for the club.

Jed Steer and Frédéric Guilbert make their first starts since October 2020 whilst Cameron Archer comes into the line up for only his second start, two years after his debut.

Carney Chukwuemeka and Jaden Philogene-Bidace are handed their first starts for the club whilst returning are Axel Tuanzebe (first start since rejoining), Marvelous Nakamba, Matt Targett and Kortney Hause (first start of the season).

The bench features Caleb Chukwuemeka in his first ever Villa squad, as is Aaron Ramsey - with both brothers Carney and Jacob also in the line up and match day squad respectively.

Young ‘keeper Viljami Sinisalo appears in the squad for the first time whilst Sil Swinkels, Lamare Bogarde and Hayden Lindley, three heroes from the 2020-21 FA Cup third round also sit on the bench.


​Not Selected | 11 |
GK Emiliano Martínez
W Ashley Young
CB Tyrone Mings
CB Ezri Konsa
RB Matty Cash
M Douglas Luiz
M John McGinn
M Jacob Ramsey
W Emiliano Buendía
F Danny Ings
CF Wesley

Injury | 6 |
W Trézéguet | Ligament, 10 Apr - Unknown |
M Morgan Sanson | Knee, 10 Apr - 28-Aug |
CF Keinan Davis | Unknown, 14 Aug - Oct |
CF Ollie Watkins | Knee, 14 Aug - 28-Aug |
W Bertrand Traoré | Hamstring, 21 Aug - 11-Sep |
W Leon Bailey | Hamstring, 21 Aug - 28-Aug |


Possession F | 67%
Possession A | 33%
Shots F | 16
Shots A | 6
Shots on Target F | 9
Shots on Target A | 2
Corners F | 0
Corners A | 4
Fouls F | 14
Fouls A | 22


“You want to get through to the next round but then you’ve got a young boy coming in and scores a hat-trick, always pleasing.

“I took great pleasure in watching the youth team last season, great pleasure in some of the youth players training him with us this season and staking a claim.

“But it wasn’t an easy 6-0. We have to give Barrow a bit of credit.

“But (it was) pleasing for Cameron to get his hat-trick and obviously Anwar got a couple of goals as well.

“We’ve got a strong squad and everyone knows that we’ve got some good young players and to help their development it’s important that they get chances like this.”

Villa assistant manager Craig Shakespeare.




GK Jed Steer
RB Frédéric Guilbert
CB Kortney Hause
CB Axel Tuanzebe
LB Matt Targett
M Conor Hourihane
M Marvelous Nakamba
M Carney Chukwuemeka
W Jaden Philogene-Bidace
W Anwar El Ghazi
CF Cameron Archer


Farman, Brown, Ellis (Arthur), Grayson, Hutton, Brough, Taylor, White (Williams), Banks, Zanzala, Gordon (Kay). Manager: Mark Cooper.

ex: Also played for the Villa

g: Scored

s/o: Sent off

s-: Sub off; s+: Sub on


M Aaron Ramsey for W Anwar El Ghazi | 63’ |
CF Caleb Chukwuemeka for M Carney Chukwuemeka | 71’ |
M Hayden Lindley for RB Frédéric Guilbert | 82’ |


GK Viljami Sinisalo
CB Sil Swinkels
CB Lamare Bogarde
M Jacob Ramsey


10’ Goal, 1-0, Cameron Archer, Assist by Anwar El Ghazi
24’ Goal, 2-0, Anwar El Ghazi (pen)
45’+2 Goal, 3-0, Anwar El Ghazi, Assist by Frédéric Guilbert
HT Barrow 0-3 Aston Villa
62’ Goal, 4-0, Cameron Archer, Assist by Anwar El Ghazi
63’ Sub off, Anwar El Ghazi, Sub on, Aaron Ramsey DEBUT
73’ Sub off, Carney Chukwuemeka, Sub on, Caleb Chukwuemeka DEBUT
75’ Goal, 5-0, Frédéric Guilbert
82’ Sub off, Frédéric Guilbert, Sub on, Hayden Lindley
88’ Goal, 6-0, Cameron Archer, Assist by Jaden Philogene-Bidace
FT Barrow 0-6 Aston Villa


Dean Smith’s Villa hammer League Two Barrow in their first ever match against the Cumbrians as a youthful line up delivers an exciting glimpse of the future.

Cameron Archer scores a hat-trick on only his second appearance and Anwar El Ghazi scores two and creates two.

Frédéric Guilbert and Conor Hourihane each put in excellent performances on what are believed to potentially be their final games for the club whilst Caleb Chukwuemeka and Aaron Ramsey make their Villa debuts.


Cameron Archer, scored a hat-trick on his first appearance since August 2019 and only his second for the club, Tuesday, 24 August 2021.


*BBC Sport*
Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Teenager Cameron Archer scored a hat-trick as Aston Villa eased into the third round of the Carabao Cup with a comprehensive win at League Two Barrow.

He tapped home the first before Anwar El Ghazi scored twice, chipping in a penalty and then volleying home from close in to make it 3-0 at the break.
Archer dinked in a lovely finish for his second before Frederic Guilbert smashed in a fifth.

The 19-year-old completed his hat-trick with a fine low shot late on.

It was a dream first start for the club for Archer, who spent last season on loan at National League side Solihull Moors.

He was one of 10 changes boss Dean Smith made from Saturday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle and Archer will hope his goals have put him in the reckoning to be included in the Premier League squad against Brentford at the weekend.

Barrow competed well throughout but were playing catch-up from the 10th minute when El Ghazi got in behind and squared for Archer to slot in his first from six yards out.

Fellow youngster Jaden Philogene-Bidace was brought down in the area and El Ghazi, the only player on show to start against the Magpies, despatched a Panenka penalty.

The Bluebirds should have had a spot-kick of their own when the lively Offrande Zanzala was taken down by Kortney Hause in the area but Villa ended the game as a contest just before the break when El Ghazi volleyed in Guilbert’s deep cross.

Archer scored his second from a great through ball from El Ghazi before Guilbert, who could be moved on before transfer deadline day next Tuesday, thumped in after home keeper Paul Farman had denied Philogene-Bidace.

The last word went to Archer, as the Walsall-born striker scored his third from a Philogene-Bidace pullback.