Elmohamady gives Aston Villa edge over Wolves in makeshift cup derby

first_img 58 Samuels Topics 30 Hause Wolverhampton Wanderers 56 Ashley-Seal Read more 29 71 Chem Campbell holds off Aston Villa’s Neil Taylor during Wolves’ defeat. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/BPI/Rex/Shutterstock (s 68′) 17 Trezeguet Fouls Facebook The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. 29 Ruben Vinagre Rashford rocket sinks Chelsea to extend Manchester United’s resurgence 5 Chester Wolves 15 Konsa 6 Douglas Luiz 24 Guilbert 15 Aston Villa Off target 4 Wolves 5 Aston Villa On target 2 Wolves 25 Nyland 49 Kilman Next Generation 2019: 20 of the best talents at Premier League clubs 39 Davis 14 Hourihane 21 El Ghazi There was no sign of a Wolves comeback but they did not stop seeking one. They drew level, practically out of the blue. Douglas Luiz had been quietly authoritative in the heart of midfield until Perry unceremoniously stripped him of the ball near halfway. The teenager fed Cutrone and then accepted a return pass before curling it back towards the Italian from the left-hand corner of the box. Kortney Hause appealed in vain for offside as Cutrone poked the ball past Jed Steer from close range. Corners Carabao Cup Substitutes 27 Elmohamady 10 0 (s 77′) So Villa deservedly prevailed in what was a strange encounter: a derby in a soldout stadium with a place in a quarter-final up for grabs but with neither manager moved to field their strongest lineups. Both have more pressing engagements.Villa made nine alterations to the lineup that started Saturday’s Premier League defeat at Manchester City while Wolves, contesting their 21st match of what is becoming an epic season owing to their European commitments, were even more radical.Theirs was an unashamedly experimental selection, featuring three teenagers making full debuts: the 19-year-old wing-back Dion Sanderson, the 18-year-old midfielder Taylor Perry and the forward Chem Campbell who, at 16 years and 304 days, became the second youngest player to start a competitive match for the club (only the fondly remembered winger Jimmy Mullen was more precocious). Three more rookies made debuts off the bench. 8 Lansbury 5 Bennett Aston Villa Share on Messenger WOL AVL 12 Steer Twitter Read more 7 McGinn Goal attempts 9 Wesley 4 Vallejo 11 Rui Patricio 26 Perry 26 Kodjia 77 Campbell 10 Cutrone 21 Ruddy 9 12 7 Pedro Neto Nuno Espírito Santo was unapologetic after the defeat, insisting Wolves will reap the benefits of exposing youngsters to such experiences. “It’s a building process,” he said. “We have always tried to give real competition to the young boys. They are from Wolverhampton, they feel the club, they want to grow and perform. They are good lads and everybody should be proud of them.” Wolves fans had barely finished celebrating when Villa regained the lead. Lansbury pinged a free-kick from the right towards the near post, where Elmohamady got the jump on Bruno Jordão to flick the ball into the net. Wolves nearly delivered an instant reply but this time Steer denied Cutrone.Smith, satisfied that his team deserved to progress, said Villa are serious about going far. “You enter three competitions at the start of the season and the title probably slipped away from us on Saturday,” he said, wryly. “So we’ve got the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup to fight for. We’ve won this competition five times and we want to try to win it again.” Possession WOL29AVL71% Share on Facebook (s 50′) Pinterest 66 Cristovao 6 Bruno Jordao 76 Richards It took a while for anyone to find fluency. Conor Hourihane, a relative stalwart, provided the first flash of quality, opening up the Wolves defence with a cute pass to Trezeguet. Max Kilman rushed across to block.Campbell gave a taste of his talent by releasing Sanderson with a wonderful flicked pass. Then the 16-year-old fired off Wolves’ first shot, a powerful drive wide from 20 yards.Villa were generally stronger and more wily. Henri Lansbury made exemplary use of possession when he slipped a canny pass between Ryan Bennett and Rúben Vinagre and into the path of El Ghazi, who unloaded a low shot from 15 yards. John Ruddy got a hand to the ball but could not stop it from crossing the line. match reports Ahmed Elmohamady, that trusty old right-back, scored his first club goal for over a year to send Aston Villa into the last eight of the Carabao Cup at the expense of youthful Wolves. Villa dominated and took the lead through Anwar El Ghazi but Patrick Cutrone equalised early in the second half, forcing Villa to find another goal, which Elmohamady delivered less than three minutes later. Lineups Curtis Jones and Liverpool beat Arsenal on penalties after 5-5 thriller (s 71′) Share on WhatsApp Match stats 59 Rasmussen Read more (s 81′) Substitutes 3 Taylor 23 Sanderson 39 Taylor Share on Twitter Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest 11 Nakamba Aston Villa Share via Emaillast_img

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